Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Inspiration for some projects over the break

I already have copied this idea. I have to take an after shot!
I'm thinking of decoupaging this on a wood block and giving to some of my friends for Christmas.
This is so simple and elegant!

This wreath is made with moss. I have this in abundance around my house. But I'm thinking of a square or rectangular version.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Cottage

This is my little home away from home. I just love it here. I'm also having a blast decorating it!
I found these vintage skis for $2 at a tag sale. They are perfect!

Laundry Room Makeover

I've been meaning to do this for a while now. My parents raised their washer and dryer to make room for storage underneath. It also makes it so much easier to wash & dry clothes. Sure, I could have bought those bins they sell now that you can place underneath, but I liked this idea so much more. I also built it for free with lumber and materials in my garage (I always have something on hand!) So I finally had a few hours in my busy life to accomplish this project that's been on my to-do list, and I love the results.

making up for lost time

Does this ankle look swollen to you? I've taken up running, and I find I really enjoy it. Seriously. It feels wonderful when you are running at your own pace and it's a cool sunny afternoon. I usually run the trails close to my home. I suffered a small set back about a month ago - I rilled my ankle. It wasn't even while I was running - I was stretching beforehand! Well, it's taken most of the month to get back to normal. And of course, the weather is getting colder and the afternoons are getting darker! But, I'm still really enjoying it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscar Fashion Favorites

The critics are crazy. I think all of these dresses are amazing. The girls are too.

Coveting these items from J Crew

I don't know if I should wait for a coupon code or just cave. the belt is already on sale

Sunday, March 7, 2010

weekend trip to the cottage

We took a quick trip to check up on the cottage this weekend. We spent less that 24hrs there, but I came back feeling refreshed and can't wait for spring to arrive. Our jaunts will become more frequent.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I have almost the exact same cardi from Ann Taylor a few months ago. This one is JCrew

Love this. Can't wait till summer
This is an idea for the cottage
love the black and white
thought this was cool

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Love the shoes on the right!

Just love the suit in the middle on the bottom.
Love the colors. Love the necklace. I would love a skirt in that color, but I think this one is way to baggy. Not good for my shape - it would look like I have stick legs.

Love the contrast of the feminine and utilitarian. Great tip. Plan to use this. Jean Jacket, Military surplus jacket, etc.

I can make these. I HAVE made these. Great inspiration for my next project.
Love this. artsy tee and suit. I probably would not do the sneaks, but maybe a light colored shoe to pick up the color in the tee.
I see a trend here with the colors. I don't have many tops with a salmon/cinnamon hue. I have been keeping my eyes peeled for a tee or top to pick up that color.
Again, I love the colors. The ribbon tie belt is a nice idea - easy to recreate. Chunky jewels and simple basics (sweat pants!)
Love the color combo here. I have similar pieces for all, can't do the hat tho:)

Favorites from the JCrew March Catalog

I need to get a pair of these cargos. Saw a pair at LOFT that fit me well. Gray or Olive, that is the question. I think the necklaces are waaaay over the top, but I get the idea.