Sunday, July 31, 2011

haunted house?

it's a little nuts, i could swear my house was whispering demands...
these picks just so happen to be plucked from etsy. 1) forthekitchen 2) forthelivingroom 3) forgrahamsroom

cheers to dads

over at sometimes sweet she has started "papa said" posts. they are pretty cute. it's so nice to hear dads say anything about parenting, because it's not very often they are featured. in my opinion moms AND dads are not appreciated enough in society. parenting is a challenge, a commitment and paramount to creating adults! i'm so lucky to have a kick ass husband that also happens to be a kick ass dad. not only am i lucky, but graham is as well.
here's 3 pieces of advice from a dad over on

"1) Part of taking care of your kid is taking care of your marriage. Parenting flows better if your general home life does. Happy wife, happy life!

2) Having a kid is a 24/7 job for both parents. I may be working all day but so is Jess, taking care of Rowan. So when I come home from work we break even and equally take care of her. I don't expect to be pampered and for Jess to continue all the "work"- she needs a break too. You should want to share that work anyway!

3) Don't buy a bunch of toys. They just end up wanting water bottles and cardboard boxes."

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

these are things


my friend just told me about the blog sallyjshim, well it's wonderful. one of the first posts that caught my eye was about a couple of graphic designers. they are not only a cute couple, but they make cute things! (you can tour their home too over at design sponge) the u.s. and europe maps are my faves. maybe in the dining room?

Monday, July 25, 2011

lake water

kitchen dreams

a little kitchen love today. I believe these images are snagged from marionhousebook and poppytalk. goodnight, i guess i'm attracted to woods and white right now. just noticed all three kitchens look basically the same. pretty and simple, gets me more and more!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

husband dreams

i think my husband's dreaming right this very moment of a few nights at an isolated cabin, pretty much anywhere. this one looks pretty swell, a cozy spot in the smoky mountains. butterflygap

anthropologie dreams

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

more fridge fun

another magnet matching game, but personalized. a photo, magnet paper, a paper cutter and voilĂ ! isn't this the coolest? check out the how to here at smileandwave

beat the heat,

by starting a christmas list! haha, it's never too early, right? graham is most certainly getting this little magnet puzzle set. found here at moolka

Monday, July 18, 2011

summer is in full swing,

by that i mean it's over 100 degrees everyday!

i stumbled across my new favorite idea, cocktail popsicles! these are peaches and cream with bourbon. nom, nom. foundhere

these dresses made me think of dinner on the beach. foundhere

though i don't need a new dress, the popsicles are CAAAAAALIN" me! booze or no booze, they look delicious.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

i blame netflix

my husband introduce me to the show "archer" this weekend, instantly addicted. i thought "it's always sunny" was inappropriate, whew, this might take the cake. but, what can i say, it's hilarious!

Monday, July 11, 2011

a sweet shoe giveaway!!!

sometimessweet is having a shoe a day giveaway this week!!! today you have a chance to slide into these. Good luck!

it's what's on the inside that counts.

themarionhousebook always has the most beautiful interiors! this couple has really pulled things together in a sweet and simple way. i want more texture on the walls, like they have in the kitchen. not just flat pictures throughout the house. we've been in our house for less than a year and our bedroom is still drab. this bedroom reminded me it doesn't take much to give a room a bit of character. let's face it, i can never get enough flag bunting!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

happy eyes



both of these websites are pretty wonderful. they carry kick ass frames, you can try them on your face virtually AND you can get a pair of glasses with prescriptions for less than $100. of these days my husband and i are going to take a true gander!