Tuesday, September 27, 2011

If Your House Was Burning, What Would You save?

After spending a weekend at a FEMA training, I have had the notion of natural disasters on my mind lately.  Which made me think, if my house were burning, what is so important in my life that I would feel compelled and maybe even more importantly would remember to save. 

Obviously, my darling kitty loves.

Next in line would be Alma Dixie.  My bestie from my childhood.  She and I shared everything from play dates, to slumber parties, to swim lessons.  No joke.

I would swing by the office and grab the Bible that belonged to my great grandmother.  It is in Spanish and is complete with all of her notes and highlighting. Priceless.

I would be sure to grab my wedding ring because nothing in the world has more sentimental value.  Hubbs picked it out on his own - amazing! 

And for purely practical reasons, I would grab my glasses.  I think I would be pretty annoyed if my house burned down AND I couldn't see anything.
 What would you grab?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend Blues

How was your weekend my lovelies? My weekend was spent preparing for fall, biking to the farmers market, and painting my living room a stunning teal blue! I am so impulsive and got it into my head that my living room needed an update. Much to hubbs' surprise (don't you just LOVE surprises??), I bribed my girlfriend with a martini and dinner and we set to painting on Friday night. 

Because nothing in my life is easy, I decided that it could not be a flat blue but the wall should probably be textured like linen.  So beachy and casual.  Perfect for my living room.

The walls were sand colored before so I painted directly over the sand color with a teal paint mixed with glaze.  Even though the nice worker's at Home Depot swore that the glaze would not change the color of the teal, it turns out that it did mute it just a tad.
Can you see the martini sparkling in Goldie's eyes?
After Goldie painted the wall teal, I set to wiping the walls with a hand broom. First vertically and then horizontally.

The result was a nice weathered look with a very faint linen texture.  The messier the better.  This is not a look that would look good perfect so perfectionists stay away or drink heavily before painting!
What do you think? Do you love it as much as I do?

 Photos courtesy of hubbs.

Friday, September 23, 2011

My Dear Fall Has Finally Returned

Other than summer, fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the crispness in the air, the romantic foggy mornings, the anticipation for the holidays, decorating for the seasons, baking, cooking, crock pot creations, football (only sometimes though), the scent of cinnamon, hot coffee (decaf for now - boo!), sweaters and boots, and candles candles everywhere! Okay, maybe I like fall more than summer. But just a smidge.

What fabulous plans do you have for this holiday?

Decorating officially begins in my home this weekend and I cannot wait! Hubbs thought I was crazy for wanting to start the decorating last month.  Maybe a tad excessive. When are you going to start decorating?

Any scrumptious new recipes?

Happy, happy best time of the year!

Make Beer

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Spy The Last Day of Summer

On this fabulous last day of summer, I wish you a refreshing cocktail,
Food and Recipes
A relaxing bike ride,
Trellis Creative
And a satisfying bbq!
Fat Wallet
Enjoy your last few moments of dear ol' summer!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mini is Supreme

I love animals, particular little tiny baby animals that fit so perfectly into pockets and handbags.

Seriously, a little piglet in rain boots? Particularly love the violated look in this poor little buddy's eyes.
Daily Booth
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Obsession with Dishware

Eating is my favorite pastime.  And presentation of the food is almost (okay not even close but still) as important as the meal itself.  Therefore, its so important to have wonderful dishes.  While I love the dishes I received for my wedding, so Italian countryside chic, they are not aging nearly as well as my marriage.  Somehow we have less than 1/3 of the dishes left. Odd.  Obviously finding replacement dishes is at the top of my to-do list. 

My current obsession is to mismatch various antique and anthropologie dishes.  That way each dish will tell a story. Love, love, love.

 Links and prices can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here.