Thursday, March 31, 2011

Awesome vintage looking illustrated movie posters from Monster Gallery.  How many of these movies have you seen?

Taken with my iPhone

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Having fun with!  What's your favorite photo app?

[All images taken by me!]

Icy, Creamy, & Crunchy

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tonight, I will be delighting my tongue with ice cream sandwiches at a local shop called Pokey O's . They're having their 5th Anniversary and celebrating with $1 sandwiches.  Because I will be suffering, I want you to be suffering right along with me ;) ... Not only do these ice cream & cookies look oh-so yummy, they're perfectly colored for Easter!  I think this would be the perfect treat for kids, or grown up kids :) Here's the recipe.  

Poolish Thoughts

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It's starting to feel like pool weather, at least in Texas.  This weekend we had 80 degree weather.  Such a wonderful change, especially with the clear skies and bright sun!  I'm pretty excited for my refill of vitamin D ;)  This gets me in the mood for days lounging by the pool or at least lots of time outdoors.  Fortunately, since I work on the week days, the Lord has blessed us with beautiful weather on the weekends for all to enjoy!  What's your favorite thing about this time of year?
[source: Slim Aarons]


Thursday, March 24, 2011

My friend sells t-shirts.  Made in USA t-shirts.  They're hip, screen printed designs and made on fine jersey t's from American Apparel so you know they're comfortable.  Buy them on their website Seventy-Five Apparel.  Shirts come in all sizes, unisex and more designs are on the way!

How's Your Tikkr?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

If you haven't already guessed, I have slight obsession with watches.  I was shopping with a girlfriend the other day and she pulled me over to show me this gal's watch.  Very cool.  It's big, colorful AND you can change out the bands.  I wanted to share it with you guys because there may be a chance some of you share my same passion for watches.  So, I introduce to you, TIKKR.  Isn't that a cool name?  See for yourself...


Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Monday to you all!  Here's a colorful room to get your week going.  Besides the amazing paint color, I really, really want the painting above the sofa and I'm wondering if my talented friend, Casey Wiegand would consider painting one for me ;)
[source: SHELTER

All Fastened

Friday, March 18, 2011

Super cute clutches from Bink and Boo with vintage charm and two compartments, top & bottom, for your every girly need!  Which is your favorite pattern?

Go Green!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Image: me and my friend's pup, Beckley!
Recipe for this yummy cake: Twig & Thistle

Do The Salsa Dip

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hello! I wanted to share this recipe with you because it's simply delicious.  Use it at your next party or keep around for a quick, somewhat healthy & tasty snack!  My mom made it for an appetizer at my birthday dinner and it was a hit!

[images are mine]

Fruit Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

{Recipe from Taste of Home}


  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 medium kiwifruit, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar

  • 10 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • For chips, brush tortillas with butter; cut each into eight wedges. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over tortillas. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or just until crisp. Serve with fruit salsa. Yield: 2-1/2 cups salsa (80 chips)

Rooms With Style

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

These are my favorite rooms shown in Lonny Magazine's March/April issue...

everything about this room makes me happy, especially the teal covered chairs!
the wood furniture with the black/white striped walls goes lovely together
the rustic look paired with modern furnishings, makes this place totally cool
that ceiling is amazing and loving the feminine style of this room
this cozy kitchen nook looks fab with the black trim

True Beauty

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Do you know you're beautiful?  I've been going through a lot of changes this past year... growing in lots of ways, learning more in other ways.  God has truly remained a constant source of trust, strength and hope throughout all of it.  He is the maker of beautiful things, including you.

I believe that music has a strong impact on ones emotions and can make you see things in a different way.  If you have a moment, listen to this song.  Maybe it'll help you feel beautiful... the kind of beauty God intended.

{Gungor –– Beautiful Things}

All this pain
I wonder if I'll ever find my way?
I wonder if my life could change at all?
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found?
Could a garden come up from this ground at all?

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

All around us
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in You

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

You make me new, You are making me new
You make me new, You are making me new
Making me new


Brought To You By The Letter F

Friday, March 11, 2011

I went to a trunk show last night at We Are 1976 for the jewelry, housewares, and gift line, f. is for frank.  Great jewelry - funky, fashionable, and unique.  Check out their website here and be on the lookout for their new pieces (that were featured last night) –– I didn't capture any images of the new selections (except the one below), but they sure our fun and all of their jewelry is very well made.
(loved the display here - shirt cuffs to feature their creative line of cufflinks)
And one of their new pieces...
[source: me (1&8), fisforfrank]

I Really Like It

Thursday, March 10, 2011

[source: lulu's, spoolno72]

A Self-Made Home

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another majorly inspiring house found on NYT.  Home owners, Kathleen Hackett & Stephen Antonson, are true, artistic evidence of "one man's trash, another man's treasure."  Their home renovation consists of goods found at yard sales and homemade pieces.  Take a look below and see more of this amazing house on this slide show!

Bead Me Up, Scotty!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday & Birthday to my good friend, Sarah!  I will be "celebrating" (it's really just for the birthday) with seafood and I don't think I'm going to dig into a King Cake, but do have to admit, this is the first year I've heard of it.

Scarf It!

Friday, March 4, 2011

I found this scarf tying tutorial over on Francesca's blog.  Always looking for a new way to tie my scarves (modern & cute), especially with spring on the way, these looks would make for the perfect accessory!  See the number of ways they recommend right here

What Are You Thinking?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I <3 these adorable chalkboard thought bubbles in the Red Velvet shop!  So many more delightful things can be found on their site.  Check it out here!  

Simply Stated

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

[source: anthony burrill]