Friday, July 30, 2010

Links for the Weekend (I Hope Yours is Awesome!)


Happy Friday all! What are your plans for the weekend? Around here the weather is awesome (81 right now) and so I'm hoping it'll stay that way for the rest of the weekend. And in that case most of my time will be spent outside. Can you believe Sunday will be the first day of August? Crazy, isn't it? But while I marvel over that, here's some links for your weekend.

Beautiful staircases.

A new "Where We Blog From" (Hither and Thither).

Check out these beyond dreamy little sailboats.

Gorgeous midsummer flower arrangement.

An outstanding sounding recipe for stuffed zucchini blossoms. I may just have to give it a try some time soon.

Style inspiration from traditional costumes from around the world.

Lovely balloon table assignment cards.

Mila napping.

Another super awesome teenage photographer.

Cape cod in the summertime.

Crazy cool necklaces with personalty.

Muffins that taste like doughnuts.

(Photo by mayalu)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Things I've Been Loving Latley

1. Elmwood

2. My new haircut

3. The fact that I've gotten so much done on my computer

4. Peaches

5. Summer flowers

6. Reading on the porch

7. This awesome documentary The Blue Planet (that's free right now on iTunes)

8. Blue nails (like the ones above)

9. Pink nails (like the ones I've been sporting)

10. Picnics

11. Seeing a new Netflix movie in the mailbox that's for me

12. The awesome website Pandora where you can create your own radio station by putting in a certain artist or song so that it can make a play list filled with songs with similar sounds

13. The blog Dream Cats (because I'm a major cat lover).

14. The great weather we've been getting (it was around 105 now it's only 90, whoa-hoo!)

15. Wax paper

Monday, July 26, 2010

Light Posting This Week

Hey guys, as I mentioned before my new computer's hard drive crashed last weekend. And so most of this week I'm going to be swamped with work connected with that so I'm only going to be posting a little this week. Just though I'd let you know and give you an early explanation.

And no the picture above does not have anything to do with what I was just talking about but isn't it cute?

(Photo from Camp Comfort)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Links for the Weekend (I Hope Yours Rocks!)

Happy Friday all! What are you doing this weekend? I just got the bad news that my computer's hard drive is now completely dead (I though when a got a new computer I could finally have one that worked fine, oh well) so I'll most likely be spending my weekend working on some of that kind of stuff. I'll try to relax a little though. Take a few walks, catch up on my reading, watch a few movies that kind of stuff. Meanwhile here's some links for your weekend.

An extremely cute slide show.

Due date tees.

I write like...

I would so love to get into canning, and these canning party invitations would be lovely.

Decorating with post-its.

Awesome balloon invitations.

Man, now I want to take a trip to Hudson Valley.

Adorable crocheted kids clothing.

Barn doors.

(Photo from It's Mary Ruffle)

Owl iPod Case

Isn't this Owl iPod case from EvelynX just darling? The perfect way to keep your iPod or iPhone safe from scratches and fingerprints. And there's so many other ones in different colors too. I'd love to see this in my purse.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nautical Tin Art

These lovely tin art pieces from Little Black Rabbit are just my style. So charmingly nautical. And all of them are made from vintage recycled tea tins. How cool is that?

P.S. You know, that captain in the piece above sort of reminders me of Daniel from The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

P.S.S Little Black Rabbit has some lovely jewelery as well.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Felt Globe

Isn't this felt globe Jennifer from Cup of Coco made adorable? Those little pieces can be moved around and are attached with velcro. I bet the kids who have this love it. I know I would have when I was a little kid.

(Via Design Mom)

Words of Wisdom

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." — Oscar Wilde

(photo by lucie camp)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gorgeous Wedding Cake

I think I almost fainted when I first saw this outstanding cake the other day. In fact I think it might be the most beautiful wedding cake I've ever seen. Just look at that feverfew (which I've really been admiring lately), that rosemary and that lady's mantle! And all on a white backdrop. It all looks so lovely together. I think it's perfect.

(Via Frolic)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Links for the Weekend (I Hope Yours is Outstanding!)

Hello all, what are your plans for this weekend? I'll be spending mine photographing Crape Myrtle trees, taking walks in the sunshine, reading To Kill a Mockingbird, being super existed about the Monkee's records my dad bought from eBay a while back that are hopefully to be finally opened this weekend, getting the finishing touches done on my lyrics project (I'm trying to get lyrics into the info section on all my songs in my iTunes library) and I'll also be trying some new recipes. Can't wait.

This picture of a vintage Adidas t-shirt made me happy.

Collecting nature.

Mesmerizing vintage photograph.

Friday food files with wild berries (yummm!).

Beautiful summer-y inspiration.

An outstandingly gorgeous french home.

What an awesome camping spot.


I just can't get over this perfectly lovely shelf.

A little Audrey Hepburn to brighten your day.

On re-reading.

(Photo via We Heart It)

Outstanding Cuteness

I am so loving these adorable outfits from Caramel Baby & Child. Don't those kids look just amazingly cute? All of this stuff is fantastic, I love it (and truthfully I wouldn't mind dressing like that myself, I wouldn't mind at all).

(Via Bliss)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mary Poppins Outtake

I just find this immensely hilarious, don't you?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Spoons With Personality

Aren't these painted wooden spoons from Fine Little Day adorable? I just love them. They're all so cute in their own totally special and unique way. I want some!

(Via Say Yes to Hoboken)

Words of Wisdom

"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies within you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Photo by bee hives)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Dessert

All of a sudden I'm hungry. Doesn't this Victoria Sandwich look outstanding though? It's made with two sponge cakes, raspberry jam and whip cream, a perfect summer dessert (or a dessert for any time of year really).

(Recipe for above here, via Frolic)

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Murray Sisters

The other day I was so happy to see that one of my favorite exhibits at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is now available to see online. It's the timeline of the restoration of an important late 18th-century double portrait of Maryland sisters Sally Scott and Anna Maria Murray. They show each step and how it effects the painting and how it helps them restore the painting closer to it's original state. Head on over and check it out, it's really neat.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Links for the Weekend (I Hope Yours is Fantastic!)

So friends, what are your plans for the weekend? I'm planning on spending mine reading on the porch, watching funny videos on the computer, taking my daily bike rides so I can be soaking up the sun and fresh air (not to mention the pretty flowers everywhere like the flowering Crape Myrtle trees that line my neighborhood's streets), eating waffles and maybe steak burgers and possibly even going to Busch Gardens and riding the Loch Ness Monster. Tons of summer fun.

Gee, around here we're lucky if the ice cream truck comes around. I only wish we had stuff like this.

All about hand fans.

Beautiful girls bedroom for under $250!

Awesome door mats.

A notepaper tee.

Toby in a Duck Towel.

A wedding with rain boots and raspberry jam.

An easy and beautiful summer centerpiece.

Chalkboard paint.

This is way too much for me, but what do you think?

How about this? It's a blog all about cats. So cool.

(Photo via Pia Jane Bijkerk)

Independence Day Fireworks

Here's the video of Colonial Williamsburg's fireworks that I promised. I apologize for it taking so long.

P.S. If you don't want to watch a whole 6 minutes of fireworks skip to around 4:19 in the video for the finale. I don't think you want to miss that.

Surprise Ball

Well I know what to try and do now for a few birthdays coming up. I think that this surprise ball is outstandingly awesome and such a clever, prefect gift. The thing is, you unravel the ball and as you do you uncover all of the cool vintage stuff inside, piece by piece. If I made one it wouldn't be rare vintage stuff from all over the world granted, but I think I could make it work with a little practice. For now I'll just swoon over this one here.

Fantastic surprise balls available here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Tree Stump

Oh my, isn't this lovely? I know I love it. Wouldn't one of these be great hanging on a wall like a picture or sitting up on a mantle? I could also totally see one leaning against some books on a book shelf. Couldn't you?

My Corner of the World in June

Firstly, I'm so sorry that this is so late. We're already a week into July. I must start remembering. Anyhow, this June was an fantastic month here in my corner of the world. Plenty of Black-eyed Susans, blooming Crape Myrtle trees, Coneflowers, sunflowers, hydrangea, magnolia and lavender. I even spotted some late-blooming Wisteria! Aside from the flowers there was also big blue skies, green trees and lots of beautiful birds. Here's some pictures from the beautiful month.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Berry Wreath

I'm so loving this gorgeous berry wreath. Isn't it beautiful? Directions here.

Words of Wisdom

"I must learn to love the fool in me--the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool." - Theodore I. Rubin, MD

(Photo via here)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Independence Day

Of course where else but Colonial Williamsburg would a person like me be on Independence Day? Such a lover of the place that I am. But truthfuly we were considering going to the Outer Banks again but decided against it for various reasons. I was definitely happy to stay here though. And I sure am glad we did. Last weekend was a blast! Here's some pictures from my Independence Day. I hope yours was outstanding. (And I'm sorry there's no firework pictures. My camera just would not cooperate. I got pleantly of video though. More of that to come - I hope.)