Wednesday, June 25, 2008

homeward bound

Spending the week here so blog posts may be sparse.

If you look at the last post I promised a picture of the couch I want to recover... well imagine this love seat with shorter legs and longer and you have the general picture. It has a lot of potential. I love the fabric on this couch, it combines the classic look of the frame with a more modern pattern that gives it pazazz!

This is where I will be next week (not swimming, the Great Salt Lake smells so bad) but posts may be a little more regular then.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I need some pillows for my bed. I have a beautiful red and white quilt so I am thinking I want red and white pillows. Maybe some solids and some patterns or maybe all solids with a blue pillow thrown in. I can't decide, but here are some beautiful pillows that I think might work in different combinations from Pottery Barn and Etsy. You can view/buy them if you click on the picture.

This picture is for my Mom, she has a fabulous couch that she may give to me. I think it would be even better if it were to be reupholstered in in something like this. When I go home I will take a picture for you all to see!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cakes and Cookies

I think Cake molds and cookie cutters make fun Baby Shower gifts as well. There will come a day when the Mother-to-be will need these for birthdays or just for fun (or so I assume.) Here are some of my personal favorites.

Train Cake
I don't love the way they decorated these trains but they have so much potential to be so fun!

Backyard bugs

I know some little girls who would LOVE these bugs.

A football stadium
I think this is any boys dream come true in cake form.

A giant cupcake
So fun for birthdays!

An airplane
This is the one I want someday. How fun would an airplane cake be for a little boy?
Shortbread mold
This is for cakes and brownies and although this really has no relevance to the child themed cakes here, I think it would turn out some pretty awesome brownies.
Vignette Springerle Mold
Again no overall relevance, but it makes such beautiful cookies, how can you resist? Do you think you could use sugar cookie dough on this? I wonder...

Castle Cake
I like this one because you can make it into a sand castle with some brown sugar sand but it also has potential as a more fancy castle with frosting.

Tilting Cake Turntable
This looks like something that could come in handy when decorating a cake but seriously what do I know?

Mechanical Pastry Bag
This is an essential when you are going to decorate cupcakes, cookies or cakes. And this one looks so much easier and user friendly. I think I may get one of these and try my hand at cake decorating this summer. (Although I prefer ice cream cakes, my husband likes the real thing, plus it could be fun!)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Fireflies also known as Lightning Bugs

Last night I had my first sighting of Fireflies, it was truly magical. I had so much fun watching them blinking in the field. They are such a nostalgic thing for most people (not for me, yet. I grew up in a fireflyless place.) I am making it a summer goal to catch fireflies in a mason jar, I have years of catching to do! I could not be more excited. Enjoy the collage of catching fireflies artwork compliments of Etsy and Google Images. If you click on the images they will take you to where I found them.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Baby Shower Part 1

Snake Shoes for boys and a baby sling

Bibs and Burp Clothes

Hat for fall/winter and bows for any season!

I think these shoes are my favorite! An organizer for holding diapers and wipes.

Another cute hat and a nursing apron.
It is baby season! I, personally, cannot wait to get some of these darling gifts for my friends with little ones on the way! Enjoy part 1 to my Etsy guide for Baby Showers! Click on the pictures if you want to check any of them out!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I don't know about everyone else but I love the look of headbands. Unfortunately beautiful ones like this tend to give me headaches.
So I was wondering if there are any non-headache giving headbands out there. This one looks as though it might have potential.

This one looks the most promising if you ask me. Any one ever tried wearing one of these beauties? (Currently on sale!)

I couldn't resist adding this. It is so beautiful and also on sale! I love it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I am wishing I had one of these right now....

Or even this could be helpful right now...
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