Thursday, January 28, 2010

I love you more than cake...

'You can't have your cake and eat it too."

....well, I ask you then, what is the point of cake??? I was browsing Etsy this morning and stumbled upon this card! It reminded me of my eight year old niece, Sophie, who I love more than cake - although I'm pretty sure SHE would pick the cake!. We share a habit of scraping off any frosting first, revealing the luscious moist cake underneath (and offering the cast off frosting to her waiting brothers) - delicious!
Anyway... I decided to dig a little deeper in my search and found these delightful cake related items - clearly, Sophie and I are not the only ones who want to have their cake and to eat it too ~ Enjoy!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

a little romance...and a breath of spring!

I was mailing packages the other day and was stopped in my tracks at the floral counter by these amazing tulips - they are a hopeful breath of spring and a wee bit of romance as well! I just had to photograph them in the early morning light - hope you enjoy their loveliness as well!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Flower Child Earrings

I've been having fun this week...if I can't get to my flowers outside, I'll make a garden in the house!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Top 10 Things to Get Organized

At the best of times, I've been accused of being a bit of a neat-freak ... I like things tidy and organized and if they're not, I like them behind a closet door. January brings out the Abominable Neat Monster in me. It begins as a tiny thought, "I'll just clean up the house after Christmas" and builds to a rising crescendo of open drawers and closets and cupboards and finally, everything in the kitchen in the middle of the floor surrounded by garbage bags and boxes for Goodwill. Really, it's a sickness!
Here, in no particular order, are the Top 10 Things I'd like to organize once and for all...
1. My husbands socks (yeah, I know, none of my business...)
2. Our pantry - do we need 5 jars of paprika? I've never used about 4 bottles of cooking oil with barely a drop in them...pretty sure they're rancid too.
3. The drawer by the phone, which contains about 3 years worth of wine corks that I'm sure I'll need for something ...maybe I'll send them to Cat at uncorked....
4. The beach bag of old slippers and flipflops on the floor in my closet, the ones I'm saving for a catastrophic cold feet emergency and the 20 or so trips to the beach that will require the wearing of mismatched footwear.
5. The stacks of home decorating magazines under my bed dating back to 2001 - 'nuff said.
6. The cupboard in the laundry room (hard hat recommended when opening the doors) where several years of half full sunscreen tubes, leather protector and Shout reside and there is no longer room for, you know, actual laundry detergent.
7. The basement shelves containing all the decorations from Christmases past - really, I am over the pink bows for the tree...
8. The linen closet upstairs, home of 612 plastic grocery bags, ready to line the bathroom garbage can until 2047.
9. The three boxes of assorted mugs sitting on the floor in the basement - they've been there since the spree of 2008....but who wants them?????
10. The pile of boxes sitting in the garage at the lake, all nicely packed from the old cottage....I can hear them calling me - but that's a job for SPRING FEVER!!!!
Here are some lovely organizational helpers from some fabulous shops on Etsy - happy organizing!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year Wishes...

May 2010 be the year all your wishes come true!
Happy New Year!!!