Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dubuque, Iowa


This amazing 7 bedroom house in Iowa is 230k! I can imagine sipping iced tea on the front porch.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Like I Need a Hole in the Head

Is how much I need another couch. But, But.
This is the Jonathan Adler sofa that would complete my living room.
Except in snow white.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Nylo Hotel Providence/Warwick

While up in RI we stayed at the Nylo in Warwick. We got it through Priceline at a steal. It's a great little hotel in a former textile mill. The complex is the old headquarters of Fruit of the Loom.

Each room is stylishly decorated and features polished concrete floors, comfy beds, a great coffeemaker and a flat-screen TV.

Although we didn't eat at the restaurant, it's got a hip little bar right on the river. There's an outdoor patio that looks great for warm weather relaxin'. I love the hanging ball chairs throughout the lobby and bar.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Rhode Island Wedding

We're back from the Northeast and the wedding. It was lovely - set in the Aldrich mansion on the water in RI. The weather cooperated perfectly, Sunday was even downright hot which I understand is a rarity for April in New England.

Congrats to the couple and have a lovely European honeymoon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Forgive me, I have sinned


Who knew this super cute skirt is from WalMart?! I avoid the place with a passion but I had to hit up their pharmacy today for my $9 script (Walgreens charges me $30) and I almost bought this. It's perfect for me - A-line, floaty with a touch of pink! But then I remembered it was Earth Day and I really shouldn't have been in WalMart anyway so I moved along. But it's cute, no?

Monday, April 20, 2009


via sfgirlbybay ( i think)
That's what I call a bed. I wish I had some upholstery skillz as mad as these! Oh yeah, and the creativity to pick that print.

I'm attempting a simple DIY upholstered headboard shortly but it's going to be pretty basic. There are plenty of make your own headboard tutorials out there on the internets and I think I have found one that I can follow. I just need some foam and a piece of plywood and we're off to the races.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


birds 010
The last 2 baby birds in the nest on our downstairs patio.
The whole lot of them left the nest today and we got to watch it all. Nature!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Durham Anthropologie

It's happening. In Durham. Next week! I think this means the Triangle has arrived.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bed Hut

I need this one day. In fact, I might move right into it permanently.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

1 week comparison
How a week changes things. Our azaleas are really blooming now and our tree is looking nice as well. Also, a mowed lawn does wonders!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Recap

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My brother and Burt, kicking it at the marina.

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Vicious dogs, fighting on the boat.
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The two families unite, pizza is consumed.

Idea alert!

I spied this on the Better Homes & Gardens website. I'm thinking of adding a bench at the foot of the guest bedroom. I like the way they used two step-tables as a bench and added a cushion. Clever! I have two of these tables that I could try this with straight away. Mine won't look nearly as cute but it might be worth a shot. I'll report back with results ASAP.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Donut? Why not?

Personal mini donut maker! Yes, Please!

via notmartha

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sartorial Thoughts

I scored this J Crew dress off eBay for this month's wedding we are attending. I need a cardi to go with it.

These are the shoes I think I am going to wear. Though mine aren't patent and are more of a nude. $6 brand new at Goodwill, baby!

I'm thinking of a clutch, too. Maybe I can score something at the thrift. I'd never use a clutch for day to day stuff so there's no way I'm spending more than $20 on one.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thoughts on Monday


Love this Orla Kiely bag.

Gotta brag a little

How cute is my dog and his soccer ball?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sweet Treat

Friday night we hit up The Cupcake Shoppe in Raleigh. We went out for First Friday when galleries and studios are open late with no intentions of consuming cupcakes but I couldn't resist.

An adorable shop with yummy treats - I had a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting and Jake had a classic chocolate/chocolate combo. The cakes are nice and moist and the frosting is generous. A bit too much for me but frosting lovers will be pleased!

Bedroom sneak peek

Here's the peacock blue wall in my bedroom. It's very rich so I did two walls and I will do the other 2 in anaccent color - I'm thinking a nice warm beige. I love the combo of my yellow velvet chair and the blue wall.

The color is "Pacific Palisades" from Benjamin Moore.