Wednesday, March 30, 2011

German Bathroom Design

My mother-in-law lives in England.  Thus her weekend getaways are to France and Germany.  I tend to look up the interiors of whatever country she's visiting just out of pure curiosity.  I was pleasantly surprised to find a German manufacturer that actually customizes bathroom furniture to a designer's wants.  The company is called Hansgrohe and their bathroom line is "Axor." Look at the differences in these bathtubs!

Images via
I think what was most fascinating is that the first three images are very modern and sleek.  Yet, the last one is very french and ornate!  I love the last one the best! But, talk about versatility!

Monday, March 28, 2011

What The Snow?!

I woke this morning to a day similar to this:
Image via
I'm frustrated and waiting for spring. In fact, it's put in a downright crappy mood.
Anyone else have the winter blues?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

West Elm Wants....

I have a small bathroom that I painted a gorgeous, deep gold/yellow.  I found the perfect rug to match the room but, could not find a unique, yet attractive shower curtain to make the room pop.  In comes West Elm's shower curtain:
Unique, cute, totally perfect. 
In addition to the curtain I found Apothecary Jars 
 that would be perfect for storing my little girl's hair accessories. 
I also want these gorgeous Gold Porcelain Trays. 
 I think they might be a little large for the room, but a girl can dream can't she?!  
Now I just need to sit back and wait for a sale to happen.....
....or my budget to increase?!

Monday, March 21, 2011


I'm a huge fan of crustless quiches using egg whites for dinner. 
Image via Examiner
I just happened to have a premade pie crust in the refrigerator and thought, "Hmmm...I'll bet my husband would love the 'Real McCoy' quiche."  Luckily I have roasted vegetables left over from Sunday dinner.  As it is, broccoli is what's mostly left.  So, my quiche would actually look more like this.
Image via My Recipes
Here's my own recipe:
1 9 inch pie crust
2 egg whites
2 whole eggs
1 Cup of skim milk
1 Cup cooked vegetables
1/3 Cup mozzarella
1 tsp Rosemary
1tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients (except the pie crust, obviously).  You can add any other meat or veggies if you want.  Place uncooked crust in a greased pie pan and cover any overhanging crust with tinfoil to prevent burning.  Pour in your egg and veggie mixture and sprinkle more cheese over the top.  Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour.  I actually check it at the half hour mark because my oven is so hot!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Irish Inspirations

I woke up and totally forgot it was St. Patty's Day.  My daughter was so upset that I forgot to dress her in green and told me so on the way to the gym.  She then asked me if tomorrow was "Spongebob Squarepants Day."  It then occurred to me that she was thinking of Spongebob's friend, Patrick!  Wow, do I have some teaching to do! It's a shame that I have Welsh in my blood! To redeem myself over forgetting such an important holiday, I have found some things Irish!
Celtic Cross
 Lovely, I could hang it on my wall.
Irish Soda Bread
 Delicious, as is anything with white flour.
Lucky Charms Cereal
 Okay, not really Irish but, it has a Leprechaun.
An actual Luck Charm
I've actually always had a thing for wishbones, and this one is beeeautiful!
In this case twice baked, and they are awesome.
 Great movie and totally Irish!
Colin Ferrell
 Irish, yes...however, he's kind of gross for me.
Liam Neeson
 Great actor and you guessed it, Irish.
Jonathon Rhys-Meyers

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Summer Steals! Yee Haw!

I just found some sweet deals for my summer uniform:




I'm so ready for summer.  I can already tell that my itch to buy summer clothes could be detrimental to my financial status...hmmm...that's okay.  I think it's worth it!
I'll let you know how the sizing accuracy is when they arrive.  Rarely do I ever order the right size!

Tip:  I buy swimming suits frequently.  If there's a swim top or bottom that you really like, buy it in black or brown.  That way you can have those pieces for a couple of years and add different patterned pieces (with coordinating colors) to use with that one bottom or that one top!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Anne Hepfer Interiors

I love this living room by Anne Hepfer.  I saw it and instantly fell head first over the pops of orange and red throughout the room.  I love the florals, solids, and patterns in this room.  See, this couch?  
Yep, I'm in love.  Who said you couldn't find love at first sight?  Not me! 

This just brightens my Monday. 
How 'bout you?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Good News and Bad News.

The good news is that I won the giveaway over at Tiptoe Butterfly's Blog!  Yeah!  This is awesome because I've never won anything. So, thanks Erika!   The bad news is also very sad news over the tragedy in Japan.  
 I was listening to the radio this morning and they were saying bodies were washing up on the shore and as many as 88,000 people are estimated to be missing. 
 (They said not dead necessarily, just unaccounted for.)  I hope we all spend this weekend enjoying our loved ones.  I know that I'm counting my blessings and am extremely grateful for my good fortunes.  
Images via Deseret News
Please say a prayer for those who are missing, hurt, or grieving.  They'll need every prayer we can give.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Just an Observation....

Last week I was doing my usual blog stalking and thought, "Wow, I've seen about a million different animal pattern, fur, or hide rugs." So I decided to save those images.  Would you believe that I found so many in a week that I can't and don't even want to post all of them!  But, for your enjoyment, here are the ones I have saved.  You can also see the blogs I love, so I guess this is a twofer!
Image from Alkemie via Dunton Hot Springs
Image from Annechovie via Scandinavian Chic
Image from Made By Girl via Beau Lifestyle
Image from Belle Vivir via Miles Redd
Image from Coco Cozy via Todd Alexander Romano
Image via Visual Vamp
Image from Restyled Home via Ohdeedoh
Image from Decorology via Allt i Hemmet
Image via Desire to Inspire
Image from Colour Me Happy via Jan Showers
Image via Jane Coslick
Image via Made By Girl
Image from A Life's Design via House and Home
Image from From The Right Bank via 1555 Malabia House Hotel
Image from Made By Girl via Beau Lifestyle
Image from Porch Light Interiors via Pal and Smith
Image via Visual Vamp
Image via  Ragland Hill Social
Image from Colour Me Happy via Jan Showers   
I'm thinking the Zebra hide rugs are a want on my wish list!

Friday, March 4, 2011

I Have a Hot Date Tonight!

It's my anniversary!  The hubs and I wanted to do dinner and a movie, but babysitter can only spare time for dinner. (Thanks, Mom.)  Thus far I received this yummy "Incredible" perfume from Victoria's Secret.
  And this smellicious lotion to match!
It's embarrassing to admit this but, I have a huge collection of perfume.  For whatever occasion, my husband buys me perfume because I love it so much.  I'm literally that woman who walks by and people are thinking, "Wow, that's a strong scent."  I can't help it.  Hate me and my delicious smells if you must, but I love it!

Wishing I had this cute dress 

and sexy shoes for tonight's date!

Happy Weekend Everyone! 
What are you wearing for your hot date?


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