Thursday, June 17, 2010

So, I've Been a Little Bit Busy!!!

Has it really been over a month since my last blog??? Ugh, that is totally unacceptable!!! However, I have a really good excuse why I have been MIA for the past couple of months!!!

These little guys have had me in quite a zombie state for some time now!! Most days I was barely able to sit up let alone sit at a desk to type a blog!!! So, I took a small but necessary break from the blogging world to rest and relax and grow a few babies!!!

I think this picture is absolutely the most precious thing!!! My husband and I are beyond thrilled to be expecting twins!! What an amazing adventure we are about to embark on as first time parents!!
I appreciate all of your patients while I have been taking my mini blog vacation. I can't promise daily blogs like before, but I will try to do better!!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Projects a Show and a Store

I am gearing up for another craft show tomorrow! I have added a few new items and am hopeful they will be well recieved! This is a new show for SDG, I am excited to see how it goes!!

I am also super excited to announce that SDG products are going to be sold in a local shop!!! I am thrilled and flattered that the store owned took such a liking to my products! They should be in her store in the next few weeks or so!! YEAH!! Selling them in boutiques was kind of my long term goal! I am super excited to see that happening so soon!

The store owner also approached me with a special project, making large tote bags. YEESH!!! I have never made a tote bag to be honest. Sure, I can sew, but these are large and she needs 30!! But what an amazing challenge and a great project for me!! So, I am considering it. Searching for patterns and ideas to create these masterpieces!! Making 30 bags should keep me busy for a few days...or the entire summer!!! I'll be sure to keep you all posted on the progress! Should be interesting!!

And I can't blog without wishing all of you moms and soon to be moms a VERY Happy Mothers Day!!!! I know I owe SOOO much to my mom! She is amazing, smart, funny and beautiful!! Thank you mom for being so great!! I love you!!!

Happy Mothers Day!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tracery Interiors

As I have mentioned about 100 times, I love Rosemary Beach Florida. It is such a beautiful and serene place to visit. Not to mention the home of one of my favorite design teams Tracery Interiors. Not only are they amazing designers, they also have a beautiful store! (And they write an inspiring blog! Busy busy!!) Their work is creative and coastal and amazing!! I can't say enough about it, they are very talented!!

I popped over to their blog this morning and saw some new displays they have right now in their store. UGH, I love them!! I feel like I could just walk in their store and live! So beautiful! Is that weird that I want to live in a store?? Oh well, I am sure you all have stores you would live in to?! Right??? Hello?? Anyway, if you have a moment, take a look at their website/blog. Just keep a tissue handy to wipe away the drool!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cool and Crisp

I must confess to you...white scares me!! Whenever I wear white pants, I get food on them. White carpet, I spill drinks. But I love it so! I love the look of a crisp white shirt in the summer. I really love the look of these crisp white walls, accessories and furniture. So fresh, it just screams cool and hip. But what really caught my eye are the pops of bright blue/turquoise. What a great way to compliment white and what a great color to use for summer!! Looks cool and that is always good on a hot summer day!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Open Shelving and Display in Kitchens

I try pretty hard to keep my kitchen and my cabinets clean and tidy. I TRY! I could not imagine having my dishes and all my cooking utensils on display all the time. However, I do really like the way it looks! Maybe it would give me more incentive to keep things orderly!

I love the thought of using brightly colored plates and bowls to add color and interest to a kitchen. Plus, if you have a unique collection of plates or mugs, etc. it would be such an easy way to display it for all to see!

I think for now, I will keep my white dishes tucked away in a cabinet! I don't think I am ready to commit to keeping things THAT organized!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Clever Idea!!!

Oh, I just love this idea!!! If you are like me, you have one or two glass domes and not a thing to put in them! Some days I struggle to come up with a creative ways to display items in my home. It really never occurred to me to use light bulbs in this way!!! But I am in love with the idea!!!!!

What are you struggling with in your home today???

Friday, April 16, 2010

Just Relaxing...

Picture courtesy of Hello!Self
I haven't blogged but once this week. Ugh, sorry, I was doing so well! I have been taking a much needed break, trying to relax, and just enjoy the days. I have been reading some good books, watching lots of reality television and going to lunch with my newly retired dad. The weather has been amazing and I have been sitting on my back porch enjoying lazy evenings watching my dog tangle himself up in the blooming flowers and watching my husband obsessively put fertilizer on our yard. I have been eating the best cookies, full of chocolate and ooey, gooey goodness and not working out! The past few weeks have been much needed. I am grateful that I was able to take this time and enjoy the simple things in life. It made me realize I need to do that more often! I hope you all are taking time to relax and enjoy something special this weekend!!! (I really hope it is a chocolate cookie!!!)