Thursday, October 28, 2010

Modifying trays!

I found this post today from a talented blogger at Honey We're Home where she was modifying her trays with fabric. What a great idea!

 If you've read my blog, you know that I love trays and using them in our home.  I also love painting trays.  I think I could customize this tray below with some fabric I already have.  Thanks to Honey We're Home for the inspiration!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Latest Read

I pre-ordered this brand new book from our local library & the homes documented are gorgeous!

Although this book has not gotten great reviews, I enjoyed it!  Next up on pre-order at the library:

John Bogle's "Don't Count on It"

Reflections on Investment Illusions, Capitalism, Mutual Funds, Indexing, Entrepreneurship, Idealism, and Heroes

Friday, October 22, 2010

Granite Cleaner

I love my granite. With that said, it is way more difficult than other surfaces to keep clean & shiny. I've tried unsuccessfully so many products, such as:

I have a finally found a granite cleaner that does the job & does not leave that dull film. I bought my Method granite cleaner at Target. Love it!

  I was tipped off about this cleaner from Alissa @ 33Shades of Green.  If you've never been to her site, you need to check out this talented blogger! 

Wishing you all a Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Loving Greek Key!

I've found myself loving the greek key motif lately & thought I'd show you my latest bracelet find!  It's from Macy's & is part of the Charter Club brand.

Here are some other greek key's I've been loving!

And, here's a no to this use of greek key!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Annapolis & US Naval Academy

We visited Annapolis last weekend & checked out the US Naval Academy.  The Power Boat show was also going on as well as the Navy vs SMU football game.  It was a gorgeous day!

The Chapel:

The inside was stunning.  During the weekend of the Boat Show, there are no weddings allowed:

VIP Street where all the Colonels & their families live:

 The midshipmen line up & process over to the stadium for the football game.

Final stop of the day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

I'm so glad I found out about this!

The correct way to weigh yourself:  
I cannot believe I've been doing it wrong all these years.

Wishing you a Happy Friday & enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Frontgate Indoor/Outdoor Fabric

We are fortunate here in Cincinnati to have a Frontgate Outlet store.  I was there this week and found some gorgeous indoor/outdoor fabric.  I originally thought of recovering some outdoor cushions but am now thinking I might need to update my kitchen chairs. Here is a closeup of the fabric that was on sale for 75% off:

Not bad for $13.50!   
Bonus:  There is also a Ballard Outlet store right next to this Frontgate Outlet.

UPDATE:  Click here to see what I ended up using the fabric for!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Taste of Georgetown

I was in Maryland over the weekend & we decided to take a visit to Georgetown. We lucked out! They were having the Taste of Georgetown with lots of the local restaurants.  They had a wine garden & jazz music playing through out.  The weather was perfect & it was just fun to check it all out.   One of the booths just fascinated us, not because of the selection of food but the interest from the crowd.

Does this look familiar?

Sure you say, it's a cupcake!  Uh, no, apparently in Georgetown this is really special.  There were LOTS of people waiting in line at the Taste to get one of these.   And, they were willing to pay $5 for one which was for a good cause.  Each cupcake is boxed up an adorable pink box:

   We walked up the street to the actual bakery & found this:

There was a line out of the bakery with at least 35 people waiting to get in.  And, it lasted most of the day. 

Here are the 2 sisters who are the owners. They started out in design & private equity & traded that all in for cupcakes & baking:  

They even have a show on TLC?!!

I would say the foundation of design & finance have really helped these 2 small business owners launch a unique & fun business. Congrats to them!!

Friday, October 8, 2010