Tuesday, 31 July 2012
What would Lucinda Green say about this crazy dive (below). What I really want to know is how the horse got up there! Vintage photo from Indulgy
As a horse obsessed teen I would have given an arm and a leg for a horse inspired room like this one with the painted horses bed linen.
Round up clockwise from left: HGTV & Elements of Style, Stephmodo & Build House Home
Monday, 30 July 2012
One evening while out on Lake Shasta, I climbed the ladder stairway to the top deck of the boat where some of us had gathered in the hot tub there. The sunset out beyond the lake caught my eye immediately, and my blossoming little photographer brain started whirring into action. I eyed my gorg sister-in-law in her cute striped and pink bikini, eyed the bar-top table at the end of the boat, cleared my throat, and said, “ummm… Kelsey? Can you come lay up on this counter thingee and let me take some pictures of you in the sunset?”
She very graciously obliged, and we were both blown away by the amazing shots we got. So much so that we did it again the next night with casual clothing and also with Kara our neice, for her senior portraits. (just you WAIT to see those… oh em geeee…)
I absolutely love the perfect summer vibe of these photos… Here are a few of my favorites.
Hope you have a happy, sunny Monday. :)
Sunday, 29 July 2012
I've got a spare bottle of For Audrey China Glaze nail polish and would love to give it away to one of my followers :)
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It is peak peach season right now, and the absolute best time for recipes made with these succelent little orbs of juicy, sweet goodness. Nature’s candy, I tell you. And since it seems I copy everything she does, I knew I had to make my very own peach pie when Kristin mentioned she was making one the other night. It always helps to have friends who are far more Martha Stewart-esque than you, you know? They’re a good influence. Stay tuned for the same recipe from her later this week! But if you’re planning out the week’s meals and treats, be sure and add this easy and crowd pleasing pie to your agenda. Matthew was rendered speechless upon first spoonfuls of pie and ice cream yesterday afternoon. If caveman grunts are any indication of how delicious it turned out, I think it probably scored a ten. ;)
Organic Peach Pie
*organic peaches are not necessary, but they are the one fruit I almost exclusively buy in organic due to the high pesticide content.
Pillsbury package of 2 crusts
4-6 cups sliced peaches - about 6-8 medium ones (no need to peel them)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp lemon or lime juice
1 TBS butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 425. Place bottom pastry crust in pan. Mix flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in peaches and lemon or lime juice. Turn into pie crust, and dot with butter. Cover with top pastry. Seal, flute, and cut a couple slits in the center. Cover edges with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown, and fruit mixture is starting to bubble. Cool on wire rack. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and enjoy!
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Friday, 27 July 2012
Good Friday morning to you! I am off to a slow start this morning… and every morning this week, for that matter. Isn’t the week after a fabulous vacation just grand? Luckily, today I have a perfect little shop and two excellent blogs for you to browse. Enjoy them!
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Flow Designs and the lovely shop owner, Leslie, have been with me over there on my sidebar over a year now. I am so proud to help promote this gorgeous, quality jewelry—both on the blog and off! (I own a pair of Flow earrings and have given the jewelry as a gift.) You simply must visit the shop to get the full effect of these beautiful pieces, but here’s a little preview, as well… this one is my all time favorite!
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Up next is a blog by another loyal sponsor of mine, Kristie Was Here. Kristie is the best of every world, if you ask me. A photographer with a really great eye for composition, a writer who really touches your soul and makes you think, and a beautiful person, inside and out. She writes openly and honestly about some of life’s toughest topics (divorce, suicide, depression), and you will find yourself lost in the pages of her blog. I have found myself both laughing and crying with her on more than one occasion. Write a book, Kristie? Great, thanks. :)
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Secondhand Sundays is an absolutely beautiful blog by its equally beautiful author, Bekuh. This blog is a little slice of eclectic heaven, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be hooked as soon as you step first foot over the virtual threshold. Get to know this vintage and handmade-loving, DIY-doing, delicious meal-making beauty a little more over here, and oh! Check out her closet. So many gorg, bright colors. Does anyone else want to live in there?! Enjoy this gem!
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Happiest of Friday to you!
Today I am featuring the home of Heidi from Budget Wise Home.
Here is how she describes her design style:
Read about her custom-curtains here.
See her DIY banquet storage bench here.
You can read more about how she transformed her dresser here.