Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This is where I want to be.

 After a Memorial Day spent with a sick child and absolutely no sleep,  I'm definitely ready for some R and R.
I hope your holiday was a good one!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Drapery Dilemma....

My son's room faces the East.  So every morning he wakes up literally at the crack of dawn.  My husband and I have had it with the 5:30 a.m. wake up calls (or yells depending on the little man's mood).  The problem is that my son has a huge bay window in his room and then a half-moon window above that.  So in order to completely be able to block out the light I'm going to have to buy very wide curtains as well as very tall! They're almost going to be floor to ceiling length because we have very high ceilings.

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 I'm thinking this natural burlap panel from Ballard Designs is what I'm going to buy.  The reviews say that it blocks out light magnificently.
If you have these panels or a solution to this problem, please, please let me know what your thoughts are! 
I'm quite literally losing sleep over this.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Summer Recipe

I know I've already posted a recipe like this crustless quiche, but it is a favorite and so delicious.  Would you believe that my four-year-old and my almost-two-year-old inhaled their pieces!  I was so proud.  Here it is:
Image via flickr

Crustless Quiche
4 whole eggs beaten
1 cup skim milk
5 asparagus spears cut in 1 in pieces
1/2 yellow bell pepper cubed
1 chicken breast cooked and cubed
1/3 onion diced
1/3 C. shredded cheese plus more for topping.
1 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 tsp. celery salt
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat eggs and milk until thoroughly mixed.  Put in your additions and gently fold with a spatula.  Put the mixture in an 8 X 8 square glass pan or a pie tin will work too.  Sprinkle your cheese on top.  Cook for 30-40 mins. (Mine cooked for about 35)
 Image via Got No Milk

Note:  You can make this healthier by doing 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg.  Also you can omit the cheese.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Warm weather makes me......

a little forgetful about doing posts.  Forgetful is actually a bad word.  I don't forget, I just really want to be outside!  So forgive me for my negligence.  This dining set is my summer want since I'm always wanting to be soaking in the sun!

Isn't this Dexter Dining Collection from West Elm the best?  I love the rusticity of it all.  The plates are just too cute to pass up too!

What's your summer want?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Audrey Hepburn Tea Party

 I'm so far behind on posting this annual party that my mom holds.  She is an amazing woman.  Every year, my mother plans an elaborate tea party for all of the girls in the family.  Since she has five daughters, two daughters in law, and four granddaughters, it's quite the event.  This years' theme was Breakfast at Tiffany's.  It was so fun!  
All of us had to dress accordingly.  I actually had a shirt with Audrey Hepburn's face on it!  But, I didn't even win the prize...it was messed up.  Anywho, the party was awesome.

We had an etiquette lesson, there was Audrey Hepburn decorations everywhere, the tablescape was gorgeous, and we indulged in loads of food!  Oh, and of course, Tiffany Blue was everywhere!

My Mom worked on this party for hours.  We had fruit tarts, breakfast casseroles, chocolate-dipped strawberries, scones, mini cupcakes, russian tea (basically a hot juice because we had the little girls there and we don't drink tea.), and a bunch more food.  Thanks mom for making this an awesome party!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

For Your Viewing Enjoyment.

I just love these two living rooms designed by Jimmy Stanton. 

Calming, rustic, and beautiful.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Flower and Urn Project

So....remember when I painted and glazed this ugly colored urn? 
Yes, that's much better.
Well, I've just been holding it in the garage because I can never seem to find the right thing to put in it.  I thought, "I'll just make my own flower arrangement."  And that's what I did.  
I bought all the faux hydrangeas and carnations they had at Everything's a $1 and Wal Mart. 
 I bought a styrofoam half round and a big styrofoam square. 
 I glued them against the inside of the urn.  After cutting the stems of the flowers with wire cutters, I tightly pushed as many flowers in the foam as I could.  
 It could use a couple more flowers.  
 But, for a $10 project, not too shabby!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sorry So Long!

I know, I haven't posted in a week!  My husband owns his own business and has been working from home due to humongous gas prices.  Unfortunately, he uses my computer, his laptops, and my desk.  So I'm SOL when it comes to actually getting any posting time when he's home.  This is my moment to steal the desk while he's actually eating some dinner!  Muahahaha.  I have spent some time shopping lately and wow, do I love springy, summery colors.  Thanks to the fashion police, I'm well informed on the latest and greatest : )

Kate Hudson
I love pale yellow.  She totally rocks this whether she was prego or not.

Katy Perry
It's Katy Perry, what else can I say?  Only her....

Emma Stone
Maybe on a really tan person, I would love this dress.  Otherwise, she's a complete wash-out, no?

Kerry Washington
I think Kerry is beautiful.  This dress I'm somewhat indifferent about. 

Beyonce Knowles
umm...is it Christmas?   I hate it and that's that.

Jessica Simpson
I really liked this dress.  It's a cool pattern and she looks lovely.  

Reese Witherspoon
I love the color of this dress.  It's a pleasing color for any skin type and she looks awesome!

Rachel Bilson
Very cute and petite.  I wish it was a brighter color but, it is a feminine dress.

I love to critique Others' fashions, don't you? 
Actually, I'm just obsessed with clothes but, that's for a therapist to fix...or not.


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