Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Autumn Favorites

 The leaves haven't been golden and red since the last time they hit the ground. My nose hasn't looked like a cherry, nor my hands needed gloves since last winter (which really is another season all together). It's the season of pumpkins, pears and apples. Open windows and breezy cold air. Boots, jeans and orange tops.  Clothing catalogs that repeat the need for coats.  Football games and party food. And when it gets cold enough down here in Savannah, I will be wrapped thoroughly in my favorite sweaters. I officially state that fall is my favorite season of all! Don't forget the hot chocolate and tea that awaits...

My little ole self about nine falls ago.

Friday, September 21, 2012


My brother came by after his week-long mission trip to Peru and showed us his 300 pictures, shared the local drink (taste: cross between bubble gum and banana Popsicle), brought home souvenirs (My Sis and I got sweet little purses), and told about the ancient temples they are currently excavating.  I liked it all, especially the part about the temples.  Anything ancient that is still hanging around (plus this being in good shape) wows me to no end. When I was younger I almost couldn't bear to listen to my Egyptian history because it amazed me so; I wanted to jump out of my seat and touch the pyramids. So I'm sharing a few of his pictures of Peru and of the historical site. I've never been to Peru, so this teeny glimpse was eye-opening.

 The temple.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

House Happies

Nesting falls in the category of beautiful organization.  I am constantly inspired to do every cute thing that comes to my attention, but, alas, we can't do them all, can we?  It still doesn't keep me from having favorites that I put on my 'round-tuit' list.  Here is just the icing on the cake:

Geometric wall prints

Hang your keys

Bracelets on a bottle

Window organization

Pillows (with my new favorite pattern: chevrons)

Suitcase table

And other vintage house happies

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Here is a great article on organization.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Have you ever had a coconut? 

Yes. I have had the store-bought, prepackaged, sugar infused, shredded coconut, but it is a little different than the real thing.  For the fun of it we bought one just to try.  You feel like you're on a tropical island when you think about it. You might even have to crack it open with a hammer, so if you are in the wild, don't count on it for too much food. They taste very interesting.  Slightly tough, and slightly flavorless. But a coconut!  They are very beautiful though. Try one.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

DIY Geometric Necklace

 I found some really fun geometric necklaces on Craft Gawker, but they were made out of paper/paint chips. I  kinda laughed at the idea because "Paper is way too flimsy to wear."  Right?  I kept seeing more and more of them being posted and then I finally decided "Why not try it?" (They were very cute.)  So I pulled out some paper, glue, and a little nail polish. Since I wasn't using paint chips, which naturally have a sheen, I painted on some clear nail polish. It not only gives it a shine, but protects the paper.

Very quick and super easy. See how with this tutorial>>>