Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cool, Calm & Collected


Feeling this way today?  Find a bit of inspiration from this lovely collection.

Click here to go to this treasury and be able to click on individual items.

Happy Tuesday!

Today is the day the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Lone Star State

The last weekend in April, I went to a dear friend's wedding in Texas.   The main festivities took place on a large family ranch about an hour and a half outside of San Antonio.  It was a lovely weekend with perfect weather and friends, who for some, I had not seen since college, four years ago.

It being my first experience in the Lone Star state, and I went determined to take lots of pictures, and while I got some, I have never been especially great, okay, not great at all, about carrying a camera around wherever I go.  So, while my collection is small, I'm pleased I have a few shots to remind me of my first jaunt to Texas.

 The above pictures show the grounds for the wedding.  The decor was simple and lovely.  Inside the tent, the tables were adorned with mason jars filled with colorful wildflowers atop rounds of wood . . . (but of course, I did not take my camera to the ceremony, so this is all you . . . and I . . . get.)

 Several shots driving out of the ranch.

 Isn't this stream gorgeous, and these trees?!  I stopped on a small bridge to catch this view.

 Texas wildlife . . . deer, a little different than those in the NW.

 This guy was just chillin' next to the road, perfectly still.

And, would you look at those horns?!  Seriously!  (Forgive the blaring sign.)

On Sunday, before my evening flight, a friend (who also attended the wedding) and I went into San Antonio and saw the Alamo, sauntered along the downtown River Walk, and visited the Historic Market Square - the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico.  It just so happened that they were also having their annual Fiesta, so we got in on some great food and fun.

All in all, it was a good weekend, and I enjoyed Texas . . . although, so far, I still prefer the northwest.  :)

Hope your Tuesday has been going great!  
Always feel free to comment, as I love hearing from you!


Friday, May 4, 2012

I really love to scan magazines for decorating ideas, beautiful clothing, new websites, and do-it-yourself projects.  Some of my favorites magazines include Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, and Martha Stewart Living.  So, yesterday, while waiting for my car at the shop, I spotted a wonderful denim knee-length dress in the magazine I was browsing, and found it came from Levi.com.  Levis has never been on my radar really, except to note that that is the only type of jean my dad has ever worn, and will ever wear.  

When I got home, I popped online and browsed their site, finding their clothing and style quite winsome.  The magazine was from 2011, so they no longer carry that great denim dress, but there was one item that I wanted to buy on the spot.  This Japanese Jacquard Clutch . . .

I really love leather, and contrasted with a heavy fabric like this, the entire look makes me swoon.  I'm also not a purse lady, so this perfect little clutch looks to be a great fit for all of the basics - keys, phone, lip gloss, hair ties, money, & gum.

Just wanted to share.  When I find something I think is great, it makes me want to show someone!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My newest treasury on Etsy, and I'm simply in love with these colors and textures.  I want a tiny beach house filled with all of these things items.  

What about you?  Do you dream of a cottage by the sea?