Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Herb garden surrounded by pavers- isn't it cute?
Little bird nest
I about died when I saw this planter! Succulents + vintage typewriter = garden lust!
This was another favorite. My mom as an old bike in her garden too that she's made into a planter. Now I need to find one!
Doesn't the woolly thyme add a softness to the stone pavers?
And last, I love the potted plants on the side of the house!
P.S. This should go without saying, but if you want to use my photos, please ask before you take! Thanks!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Do you leave your blinds open? I do.
Even when I lived on my own, I kept my drapes open. Maybe I didn't want to hide the old, beautiful, paned glass french doors from the 1920's, or maybe I wanted to show off my cute decor to the condo dwellers across the street. Looking back, it probably wasn't the smartest thing to do. I mean, some crazy person could have been watching me and realized, "Gee, I don't see anyone but her in there 90% of the time (note: Andrew did come over now and then when we were dating) and it looks like she's on the 2nd floor...hmmm..." and then he would have plotted to kidnap me. I mean, it's not like I ever walked around naked with the blinds open (okay, it happened once- that's a story for later- remind me to tell you), but I really enjoy the natural light coming in during the day and seeing out at night.
No need to worry though, I'm no peeping Tom, I just love seeing houses lit up at night. There's something about warm lighting radiating from a window that adds so much to a home and walking or driving by a house with the blinds open that is decorated nicely is something I enjoy seeing. I guess it gives off a homeyness from the outside looking in and it's comforting.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
6~ Fill the ball to the top and try to make it as level as possible. We had a little bit extra so I used an old baking pan to make a little stepping stone & used gravel (from our soil- it's so rocky!) to make the heart pattern. Let the balls sit for at least 24 hours to set up! When the concrete has turned light, use a hammer to lightly tap the glass and break away pieces off the concrete ball. Make sure you wear gloves & safety glasses so you don't injure yourself! Throw away the glass and you're done!
The balls will be heavy, so be careful when you lift them! They add great detail to your garden and they're so easy! If you have any questions feel free to email me!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I've always loved Michael Jackson's music. I'm not a crazed fan, but I was sad when I heard he died. He was interesting to say the least, but so talented! It's too bad the later years of his life were so chaotic. In memory of him I thought I'd post my favorite Michael Jackson song & dance. Wasn't he good looking when he did this?
I think so :)
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
and these were the treasures i carried home with me! can you believe i only paid $16 total?! that's right! mamma's a bargain shopper!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Anyway, I'm up in Boise and I'm so ready to get home! I have enjoyed working up here this week and I've even found some funky antique & thrift shops on my drives after work (I'll share the treasures I found later when I can upload pictures), but it's the time after dinner that I get so lonely! I hate sitting in my hotel room and I think I've only turned the tv on twice. Once before I went to bed last night and once this morning to watch the news as I was getting ready. I got a pedicure last night which was interesting to say the least (that's a story in itself!), and tonight I went to a movie by myself to pass the time. I saw The Proposal and although I got a few weird looks from the gal selling me a "single ticket", I honestly don't mind going to the movies by myself. There is something empowering about sitting there, enjoying a bag of popcorn while getting totally engaged in a movie! I laughed out loud, and most of the time I was the only one laughing! I'm sure the ladies behind me were thinking, "Who is this gal? Laughing so hard at this movie she's at by herself!" but I didn't care. I fly home tomorrow and I can't wait to see my husband and my cats! I'm looking forward to this weekend to spend time with him, my family, and to enjoy the holiday season!
I'll post more tomorrow about my adventures and my finds!
P.S. I'd love to take a little 2 day thrift store/antique shopping weekend trip with some gals this summer! We need to drive or rent a van that can haul some stuff back home, but wouldn't it be fun to drive up to Idaho or Wyoming and hit up some great, funky stores on the way? Let me know if you're interested!!!