Thursday, April 29, 2010
I'm sure you have seen these pom pom's somewhere. They have been all over. Martha Stewart had created a "kit" to make them and they are also featured in her Craft Encyclopedia. I was lucky enough to find two kits at TJ Maxx, for a third of what they cost at Michael's, to use as decorations for my little girls 5th birthday party this summer. I was very excited since I was going to make them anyhow. If you are interested in these cute decorations I found a store on Etsy that now sells them. They sell them in any and every color. Check it out atpartypoms.etsy.com.
These little puffs of pretty are also great in a girls room as part of the decor. Look how pretty they look hanging as a chandelier in this room featured on homeandharmony.blogspot.com. Really sweet.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
If you are like me and have "lost" your favorite magazines because they have stopped publishing, you can branch out in to the realm of online magazines. I know it's the future, but for me I miss the shuffle of the pages of an actual magazine. I miss turning down a corner on my favorite page, tearing out recipes or decorating ideas to post on my inspiration board and stacking them on my coffee table in anticipation of opening it up. However, in the meantime, I will enjoy the accessibility of the online magazine world.
My favorite is Lonny Magazine. It's a great magazine with fashion, decorating ideas, food and more. Here are a few pictures from the latest issue.
Pictures from designer Michelle Adams home. She mixes sustainable furnishings with vintage pieces and timeless staples for a charming finish.
I strive to look this chic when out and about with my little lady.....
I just love this picture. It looks like it was taken years ago, with the plaid dress that's on the little girl, but it looks so modern at the same time. I love the big flower head band in her hair.
I'm sorry but I don't remember where this picture originated. Somewhere in blog land.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I have done the research and have found some great tote bags. These would be great for Mothers Day, for teachers or for yourself. Tote bags are so great. You can take them to the grocery, to the farmers market, to the library, carry as a purse, take to amusement parks. Anywhere. They are the perfect every day bag. Here are a few to choose from. They run in price from $10 for the everyday tote from J Crew to $49.99 from Pottery Barn. There are a few ideas from Martha Stewart.com for DIY and even a great "boat" tote from Walmart for only $18.75 that you can have personalized. Who Knew!!! I even found these great reusable sandwich snack bags on Etsy. There is something for everyone.
Pick one up for your summer outings. You'll be glad you did.
Amy Butler snack bag from Juliemeyer.etsy.com
BallardDesign.com rattan tote
JCrew Reusable tote $10.00
I love this line from Cath Kidston.com. I love the sweet vintage feel.
These melamine kids plates are adorable. I was lucky enough to score two sets at Home Goods. I couldn't believe my luck.
Aren't these wellies adorable? I love that they are called wellies - very English.
I would love to have this tent in our back yard and strive to make or create something similar.
This bag is one of her "Holiday" bags. I love that they are called a "Holiday" bag. I think I would like to go on "Holiday".
Just some pretty things I wanted to share in case you aren't familiar with this brand and pretty prints.
Monday, April 26, 2010
I love the new look of Pottery Barn for summer. For me it's year round style. Now while I love the look of Pottery Barn I would much prefer to find these things at my favorite discount shops. Stay posted, I will be on the hunt for similar items on my treasure finds. In the meantime enjoy the inspiration.
Friday, April 23, 2010
The Kentucky Derby Festival is under way. The three week festival has everything from parties, street party festivities called the "Chuck Wagon" where you will taste the best chili and Kentucky Burgoo ever, Hot Air Balloon Race, Steam Boat Race, Pegasus Parade, fireworks display called Thunder over Louisville and is displayed over the Ohio River, and parties parties parties. You'll experience great southern food, great southern hospitality, great fashion and the best mint Julep you've ever tasted. I wanted to share a few images of this spectacular event and the spirit of Kentucky. I haven't been back to the Derby since I moved away from home, but it is on my to do list to go back very soon. It's one of the best events EVER and if you have every thought about going, you definitely should.
Have a great weekend. I will certainly be dreaming about My Old Kentucky Home. Be sure to watch the action unfold next Saturday, May 1st.