Thursday, August 21, 2008

I am craving cute clothes...

You know sometimes this feelings strikes me and all I can think is-man I really need some new cute clothes. This feelings usually arises from me wanting to quickly get dressed and rush out of the house for something....only to realize that I have nothing I can throw on to get out of the house fast.

I really want to hit the jackpot with this one. Which a jackpot would look like having really fun/hip/me clothes that were easy to put on and really comfy to wear. I feel like this might be easier with weather getting cooler...but who knows. I want the same thing out of shoes-any suggestions???? What are things you all wear when you go running out of the house-or what are sure fire ways to look put together even if you are not? (ie wearing sunglasses I feel like always makes a person look somehow put together or perhaps even if you are sloppy looking then wearing sunglasses makes you look like a movie star....) you get the idea.

I love to wear skirts because those are easy, and cute and very me. Isabelle is so much easier to dress than myself and I often find myself vicariously living through her in the little girl dress department. You know-funky tights that kids can get away with are a heck of a lot harder once you are past puberty. Anyhow....suggestions is the name of the game. Clothes for me, accessories, clothes for Isabelle....any type of inside on how to be comfy and still look like a regular human.

I found this little overall set (and could even possibly win it) on a blog...tell me this isn't so cute!!?

Apple Orchard Overalls GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!
Some stinkin cute clothes!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Things that cause inspiration.

All right clearly I am on a kick right now of being inspired. So if you are tired of it...forgive me and humor me:) Below I have pictures of things around my house that inspire me and why they do.....please follow my lead and show me what around you inspires you. I have LOVED the beautiful rooms and colors etc you all have sent my way-Ellie I must confess your pictures were my favorite thus far:) but trust me ladies no one was a disappointment with the beauty they brought. So here goes-pictures of what has inspired me lately....or really better put-things that whenever I see them make me happy:)

This beautiful little teacup is so feminine and makes drinking anything far more pleasurable.

I love coffee and the beauty of freshly pulled shots of espresso....our little espresso machine makes me happy when I see it and drink from it. (latte with one splenda and cinnamon sprinkled on top)

This lovely little tackle type box is perfection for storing all my tea-for some reason when things are on display I use them more often...and this one makes me smile upon passing.

My kitchen is full of blue shades...this tray with the glorious gold is wonderful...and I randomly placed this bird hanging thing by them one day to just get it out of the way-I love the silhouettes of the birds showing against the just might stay there.

Latte bowls in scrumptious colors....why can't eating get even better?!
I was inspired to get a typewriter after Abby Dennis brought hers over and I saw first hand the true vintage beauty of the sound of the keys and the typeography it creates. I had to have one....and so my wonderful husband brought me one home from work (no worries...he paid for it:)) I am having such a blast using it-minus the whole no erasing aspect.

I just bought new watercolor paints and whenever I get new artsy tools I love creating....this being the first work done with the new paint I love it all the more. I want to look normal and cute wearing tights like that-but I think those days are gone....thank goodness for Isabelle:)Anthropologie was having a sale on their rugs when I was there last...this one had to go to my bathroom. The colors are perfection and the design stroked my fancy. (sorry if that sounds a bit is not meant to)

During this stage when I am using only a diaper bag (no purse) I have had to place the majority of my bags in the laundry room....but they are lovely to see when I am working down there.I love my husband.....he loves computers....I had to paint what was on my mind...which (big shocker) was him:) Sidenote-his legs/hips are not strangely square such as this drawing...that is merely a display of my lack of talent.

Something I true and so pretty when typed. I want to type everything!

My basement has a small concrete area behind this door, which is where I do laundry. It is also where I created this fun little sewing sew so fun;)
Journals are a love affair I have had since high school. Not normal journals full of words-journals full of exactly what I am doing here-inspiration in picture form, poem form, anything and everything. I LOVE to journal like that-if you have never try it!!
I love this little pencil bag I made, the pattern of the bag is so fun and I found it at a nearby resale shop. I love pencil pouches because they make me think of being so little.
Love the colors here and the letter a in the steel.
Got this rug for $2. It is super girly which is not always me, but it has a little personality and that pushed me over the edge of buying.
I love to store Isabelle's toys in different totes all around the house. (easy clean-up) But this one is certainly one of my favorites from a flea market-you can see all the toys and it makes me remember how fun she is and childhood is! or should be!!
A shelf on my bookcase....old books in lovely colors, a bird and what looks to me like a circular (spherical) nest. I love the mix of textures and colors.
I love candle holders....even better when waxing worn candles sit in them. I need to find some fun brass ones.Well that is all of them for now-please show me yours. It really is such a fun exercise! Loves to you all!
High Point: Chicken tortilla soup being the soup of the day at the resturant Nate and I enjoyed lunch at.
Low Point: Sweating so much that I have lines coming through my shirt where my stomach is....and that was only after being outside for 2 minutes:(

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Inspiration thus far....:)

Read the blog previous to this one if you are confused.

Keep that inspiration coming ladies....I LOVE what has been sent so far and want to keep adding to it so we all have a little something that keeps us creative when our eyes feast upon it:) These top ones are from the lovely Ellie, beautiful selections darling, beautiful. I knew you would have some good ones!

These lovely ones are from Cates....I love the nook with the light streaming a dream world I would have a kitchen that has a nook (kinda like a booth in a restaurant) and I would feed my children in the little nook and then when they go off to school I would just sit there and drink coffee and be inspired for my day. (by all the pictures I collect from this;))

another lovely room.....this one actually already is her with envy;) me too (

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Color is Gutsy!

I want to paint every room in my house some outrageous color (like turquoise, or red, or pink) and decorate it. I was explaining to my mom today my personality.....I am the same in clothing as decorating....I am drawn to the out there type styles and colors and looks-but have some either laziness or hesitation that keeps me from doing those things to myself or my home. However, whenever I branch out and just go for it (be it a look or style) I love it!! Now why am I so weird? I know some of you out there can I am now asking a question of you all. What would a dream room look like for you. I will go first since it is my blog.
Now keep in mind my design changes from mood to mood so this is the mood I am in right now and I JUST finished shopping at Anthro so my tastes are always a little out there. I want a bright turquoise room with pictures scattered all over the walls in line. I must confess that I did not just COME UP with this lovely idea...I am combining two things I have seen. Pictures below...

These pictures are both from the lovely home of Emily Martin. I want to be able to 1. draw/paint/art like her....and 2. Be gutsy enough to just go for it like her
Now it is YOUR turn...and if you have pictures you have posted or want to send me PLEASE do...I will post them on this blog for all to enjoy and be inspired by. Come to think of it....just send me your inspirations-we should have a whole page dedicated to the inspirations of us lovely ladies!!! My email is
bring it on!
High Point: Shopping at Anthropologie and finding things I LOVE!
Low Point: Having to carry Isabelle while doing it all-but hey my arm is gonna be BUFF

Monday, August 11, 2008

A loss

Sorry I have been away for such a time...things were insane here...and hard. Just to give a brief update so none of you are in the dark I will tell you of the past week's events

I found out I was pregnant and due (with my second baby) on March 25th. I was thrilled, so excited!! We went to stay with family in Ohio and while I was there I caught some infection from my nephew. I was sick the whole week following...real high fever, horrible throat issues, ect. I did not want to go to the doctor because I figured what could they really prescribe with me one breastfeeding and two being pregnant. At the end of that week I had a miscarriage, I was a day short of being 7 weeks along. It was heartbreaking. I read later that infections can cause miscarriages....which made it even harder. I am doing much better-because the Lord is always good and faithful. When I want to wallow in sadness the Lord always brings my beautiful little Isabelle into sight and reminds me of just how blessed we are by her. He has given me the most wonderful daughter-and who could be sad with her around. The only times I get really sad are when I am alone. (she and Nate are asleep at night or during a nap) Nate is such a great husband-he knows all I need and just what to say and when to let me cry. I love him. Soooooo...that is why I have not been posting for awhile. But I am back now:) Thanks loves for being faithful readers-it makes posting so much more fun!!
High Point: Isabelle...her joy, her smiles, her needing me!
Low Point: The baby that is no longer.