Saturday, January 30, 2010

Have a Nice Weekend

I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend.  Nothing much going on so maybe I can catch up on some blogs and housework.

(photo filed under "white" on}

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sweedish Accents

I seem to be drawn to the fresh, white woodwork, antique furnishings, bold accents, and the simplicity of  Sweedish interiors.  Here are a few rooms that inspire me.

{photos from Martha Stewart and others}

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Warm up by the Fire

We are expecting another winter storm here and this photo from Home and Cottage makes me want to curl up and stay indoors all day. Love the colors, the dog and the whole look.  Stay warm!

{click photo to enlarge..looks amazaing}

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Handmade Valentines Day Cards, The Craft Pantry

I discovered, The Craft Pantry on Etsy, recently and was extremely happy with the cards I ordered.  They were beautiful, sturdy, and unique.  Even had a call from a friend after she received one of them as a "Thank You" note because she was so impressed with it.  Here are a few of her Valentines Day cards.

 Each card is printed using high quality 118lb smooth white cover stock. This paper is Recycled, Certified Green, acid/lignin free and archival safe! Cards measure approx. 4.25" x 5.5" & include envelopes. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Romantic Cottage Look

There is a store in Dallas, TX that no matter when I am in there, I always leave in awh.  Vintage Living, by Lisa Luby Ryan was voted as one of the best Dallas Designers for several years and after spending time in her store you will know why.  She takes a cool, calm and collected approach to design.  She prefers a fresh, clean, minimal look with a touch of chic.  Stop by for a peek at her rare, sophisticated design style.

{photos from Vintage Living}

Monday, January 25, 2010

Homemade Pico De Gallo

I was craving fajitas for dinner yesterday and decided to make fresh pico de gallo rather than buy it.  The produce looked very fresh and it always tastes so much better homemade.

Fresh Pico De Gallo:
1 white onion, chopped into very small pieces
1 small bunch of green onions, chopped very small
1 jalepeno pepper, remove seeds and chop into very tiny pieces (add 2 if like very spicy)
3 roma tomatoes, remove seeds and chop into small pieces
1/2 lime, squeeze juice over all ingredients
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and let sit for 4 to 5 hours in refrigerator.  Serve with a variety of foods!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Weekend

It is supposed to be raining here this weekend, and I'm thinking about staying in and catching up on some quiet time.  I hope you all enjoy your weekend no matter what the weather.

{image from weheartit}

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cozy Kitchen Eating Area

I LOVE the look of this kitchen table and accessories.  It is inviting, warm and cozy.  The cool colors are inviting and relaxing.  It would be great to wake up to this each day!

{photo from Home and Cottage} click on image for a larger look!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Singin' In the Rain

I'd like to dedicate this to all of you in California that are tired of the rain.  Hoping my hubby doesn't get delayed on his flight back to Texas.  Sunny and clear here....  Hold onto those umbrellas!

I´m singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling
And I´m happy again
I´m laughing at clouds
So dark, up above
The sun´s in my heart

And I´m ready for love

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

DIY - Dog Leash

I couldn't resist this adorable picture on Purl Bee blog and the nice looking dog leash that you can make.
Follow these simple directions and off you go!


{ready for a walk}

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

White rooms in Norway

One of my favorite things about having a blog is being able to share and get a peak into other wonderful blogs and lives of people with similar interests.  Anettehus is a beautiful blog from Norway with great photography and yummy rooms, scenery, etc...  This group of white rooms really inspired me!

{all photos from}

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wisteria Outlet

Wisteria is one of my favorite catalogs and I am lucky enough to live about 15 minutes from their warehouse in Carrollton, TX.  They have several catalog items that are marked down because of minor flaws, returns, or just to get rid of and I always find something there to take home.  I was there Saturday and took these pictures with my iphone.  I finally got the stools I've been waiting on, and will update you with a picture after I get them recovered.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy Weekend

Delicious Images by Tartlette on Etsy is selling wonderful photographs from her pastry blog.

{visit Etsy}

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cozy Cottages

Living in a nice roomy house in the city is very common, but I'd love one of these cottages to relax in.  

Unique Irish cottage with a great thatched roof

Little Lake Penage in Ontario

Prestigious area, Buckland in the Moor, Devon

Preious cottage in Carmel, California

{photos from Flickr}