Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer Goodness

I love the array of yummy summertime drink that I get to indulge in! I found this recipe today and it looks fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend! Mango Peach Fuzz
· 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and cubed (1 1/2 cups)
· 1 large ripe peach, peeled, pitted, and cubed (1 cup)
· 1/2 cup(s) unsweetened mango, peach, or orange juice
· 1 tablespoon(s) sugar
· Peach schnapps or peach-flavored seltzer
· Cold club soda, seltzer, or champagne
1. In a blender, puree mango, peach, fruit juice (mango peach or orange), and sugar (adding more sugar if puree is too tart). Puree can be made up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated.
2. For each fizz, fill tall glasses with ice cubes. Pour 2 tbsp each puree and peach schnapps or peach-flavored seltzer into each glass and top with cold club soda, seltzer, or champagne.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Making it in Yellow

It's spring and the color that best fits the mood is yellow! Bright and cheerful and full of life and light. Even yellow in small amounts can bring life and personality to any space. I am really digging grey walls lately and mixing it with yellow looks awesome. I love the print in these chairs, the huge artwork and the valance on the drapery. More yellow. and cool mirrored coffee table.
Yellow in the bedroom. Nice.

Friday, May 21, 2010

P is for Planting

I need to get my little garden planted and some fun flower pots!! Happy Weekend.
I'm thinking I should do some herbs too.
I love this space!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I like this art work, I know its simple but I think its great! And what a cool coffee table.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Candle Decor

I love this idea of lighting up an event with mason jars and candles.

It has a nice soft glow and a romantic ambiance.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I Could Do Modern Too

This house comes from a blog called A View on Design which has pictures and write ups about some very amazing houses! This house is very modern and I think it does a great job at still feeling welcoming and comfortable.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Cans and Plans

I need to be this girl! I think I am, I'm definitely trying.
PS I'm in San Diego right now, enjoying the weather and having fun! What a great plan.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Paper Towel Holder Spot

I love this spot for the paper towel holder. This really inspired my whole post today. It's convenient for whoever is at the sink, easy for kids to reach and it is hidden and out of the way. What a fun bright kitchen. Very classic with marble, traditional hinges and knobs farm sink and white subway tile backsplash. Lots of windows and an area to sit and visit and enjoy being in the kitchen.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My 5K Results

I did it! Saturday was a great day. I enjoyed the run and the feel of finishing. I got a pretty good time, really good if you consider that I hadn't trained to run UP a canyon. So I plan to run a few more 5Ks and at least a 10K soon.Pre-race excitement
At the finish line(this is NOT our time) with our group of friends that ran, it was really fun having a big group of us going and having fun doing something healthy. We did go out to eat afterwards though!
The girls
In our cool new race shirts
Me and my super cute little brother that came and ran the race just to support me! It was so unfair that he could just run circles around us like it was nothing!!! My parents and my little sister came to watch us too, which was really awesome considering they had to be there at 7am on a Saturday, love my family!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Explosion of Oil

So I drove up to my parents house on Sunday and there was smoke coming out of the hood, I figured that wasn't a good sign so I had my dad come out and look at it. When we lifted the hood there was oil everywhere! Not a good sign. Now you have to understand that my car isn't a NEW car by any means. In fact its more like the opposite of new. It's an '88 Chrysler LaBaron. Last spring I decided I need to get out of some debt and my parents offered this car for me to drive. I planned on driving it for 4 months (and at the time that seemed like forever!) Well 13 months later (I'm very proud of that fact) I'm out of debt and the car seems to have died. But I have loved not having a car payment! So yesterday I started looking at cars and I was just frustrated because everything I wanted was out of my price range. I just want to be extravagant and get something really cool like a Land Rover or an Audi, but practicality just had to win. So I found a cool little Hyandai Elantra and it was a great deal so I bought it. I think its a cute fun car that will get great gas mileage AND it has a sunroof (which was a must have).

BTW my little brother figured out what was wrong so it looks like the LeBaron will live a little longer, go Gilly!!!


I need my good friends. I think sometimes I take them for granted, but at the end of the day they are the ones who make me laugh, listen to me ramble and love me. And all the dancing in the kitchen, long walks, phone conversations, funny text messages and time spent together makes me love my life!

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Green Home in Massachusetts

I ran across a cute blog the other day called Pewter + Sage. She was telling about how she lives in the New England Area where HGTV has their 2010 Green Home, located in Plymouth, MA. I would gladly be her neighbor!!! I love the New England Cottage inspired homes. AHhhhh, heaven. I love the natural feel of all the materials.
I love the plank ceiling
My dream office space, with a view!
I love this back porch!