Tuesday, August 31, 2010


We love cookies at our house so for the parties this weekend, we had them made by a local bakery that does a great job!  Here are a few pics:

Go UC Bearcats!

Happy 16th Julz!

And from their website:

Their prices are great as well as their customer service!

Monday, August 30, 2010

IKEA visit

A quick visit to IKEA this weekend to pick up a few things for around the house before the parties.  I think checking out their website first before actually going there helps alot and avoids that overwhelming feeling when in that huge store!  Here were some finds:

Stockholm black/white pillow for $12.99.  Great deal & quality for this pillow!

Gray/White striped kitchen towels

White cotton curtains w/tiebacks. 

With the curtains, I am hoping to do this project as was done on High-Heeled Foot in the Door blog!

Click here for her full tutorial!

Friday, August 27, 2010


I am looking forward to this weekend, I think. We have a couple of parties planned & let's hope the sunny forecast is right.   Oh, and I blogged a million few weeks back about an outdoor project we started, that is still in progress and won't be complete by this weekend. Oh well, kids won't be offended.

Enjoy the weekend!

Sorry for the bad cell phone pic!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Pillow?

I've been blogging a lot lately about pillows, but seriously??

"Hug Me" pillow at Overstock!

Am I the only one that thinks this is hilarious?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Free artwork!

After seeing this post on Sweet Something Designs blog about free artwork, I was inspired to also do the same thing. She has lots of great DIY projects on her blog that you might want to check out. I had these old frames here at my office:

Hit up my laser printer for these 2 prints:

Cost: $0

Monday, August 23, 2010

Latest Read:

One of my daughters was encouraged to read this book, "Talent is Never Enough" from one of her coaches & she thought I would get something out of it as well. You might too!  The author, John Maxwell is a well known leadership and motivational speaker.

From the book:

1. Belief lifts my talent.
2. Passion energizes my talent.
3. Initiative activates my talent
4. Focus directs my talent.
5. Preparation positions my talent.
6. Practice sharpens my talent.
7. Perseverance sustains my talent.
8. Courage tests my talent.
9. Teachability expands my talent.
10. Character protects my talent.
11. Relationships influence my talent.
12. Responsibility strengthens my talent.
13. Teamwork multiplies my talent. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Coral embroidered pillow....

Check out this coral pillow at Overstock for $22.49. This is a 24-hour sale along with $1 shipping. Adorable!

Happy Friday & enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Simple Pleasure!

Happiness is an unlimited amount of fresh, home-grown tomatoes! 

Which will soon turn into this:

Monday, August 16, 2010


Lot's of bloggers talk about their love of Etsy. I've never before purchased anything from Etsy but over the weekend, I found myself searching for new pillows or covers.  I found these covers for $9.99 each & decided to give them a try.  Can't wait for them to show up:

I also loved these but didn't buy them.....yet!

What have you bought from Etsy?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Delicious Summer Dip!

-Layer hummus (any flavor)
-diced fresh tomatoes
-diced cucumber
-diced red onion
-sliced black olives
-crumbled feta cheese
-banana peppers (optional)

Serve with crackers or fresh vegetables and a nice glass of Chardonnay.
Linking up to: Foodie Friday

Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Latest audio book!

I spend a lot of time in my car driving it seems & one of my favorite things to do is to get books & audio books from our local library.  I am in the middle of this audio book & it is awesome. Check it out if you are interested in the 'why' of our economy's collapse. The author, Michael Lewis, has written several financial best sellers such as "Liars Poker' as well as the best seller, "The Blind Side".

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nice Monogramming Giveaway!

Who doesn't love great monogrammed gifts? Check out this giveaway at Deliciously Organized. You just might win!!

Going to the Movies?

Going out to the movies soon & planning to see the movie "Inception" with Leonardo Dicaprio.   Here in Cincinnati, the Rave theaters are 50% off on Tuesday's.   Have you seen this movie yet?   Here is the trailer:

UPDATE:  Awesome!  Go check it out......

On a random note, if you are looking for a blog that has lots of design tips for your blog, check out:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Stripes strike again....

It's official, I am hooked on stripes!!    I needed a new soap dispenser in my hall bath off the kitchen so I bought this one at Homegoods,  but it just needed a little update to go with the stripes already in the bathroom. Here is the bathroom wall striped:

Little bit of Frog Tape

Little bit of Valspar metallic spray paint

Couldn't stop there. Next, on to my office where my metal supply cabinet needed an update:

Ah, loving the stripes.  I also would love to try this chevron project, but stripes are just so easy. You should try it!
Linking to:

Wishing you all a Happy Friday & enjoy the weekend!