Thursday, May 27, 2010

Apron Love

Another Friday Pretties, y'all!

I had so much fun last week seeing what everyone likes to showcase.

So I just had to participate this week.

Please visit Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things, and see a little pretty today!

This week I wanted to show you my tiny collection of aprons.

Although it is just a small collection, each one holds a happy memory.

I adore ruffles and fun colors.

See how fun they are lined up in my kitchen!  :)

The pink breast cancer awareness apron was a thoughtful gift from an old co-worker/ partner in crime.

The fun frilly one in the middle my lovely grandma gave me one year for Christmas.

And the cute green polka dot apron was from one of my best friends.

I love how each one holds a sweet memory from someone special.

Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!!
"Where we love is home, Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."

~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


wish you were here...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

cloudy, with a chance of...


It has been grey all day.

I overslept because there was no sunshine streaming through my window.

I have plenty of stuff to get done.

So why do I just want to sit on the sofa...

curled up in a cozy blanket...

cup of tea in hand...

stare out the window...

and watch the storm clouds roll by?


"Walking through puddles is my favorite metaphor for life."  ~Jessi Lane Adams

Monday, May 24, 2010

what dreams may come...


I could get lost in this field.

{another little off the beaten path snapshot}

I've been craving light and summery right now.

From flip flops to drinks with umbrellas in them.

Oh and a new swimsuit is on my 'to do' list today!

And also a new pair of jeans...


I have a sad story to share...

My favorite pair of jeans got a hole in them on Saturday...

Favorite pair for four years...

and the hole isn't in the knee...


Wish me luck jean and swimsuit shopping.

I'm sure I'll have to treat myself to a new pair of shoes after trying on swimsuits...

Happy Monday!!


A new series is in the works for my shop!

So stay tuned...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Pretties & A Winner!!

I am honored to be part of a fun little project called Friday Pretties.  

The lovely (and very pretty herself I might add) Joyce from  I Love Pretty Little Things has put together a list of beautiful blogs all celebrating Friday Pretties.

Please visit Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things and savor all the eye candy from her blog as well as many other wonderful sites!

I think this is such a fabulous way to welcome the weekend.

So here is a little pretty from me to start your weekend off right!

Thank you so much Joyce for letting me be a part of something so lovely!

and now...

without further ado..

May Flowers Giveaway Results

and the winner is...

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Congratulations Maria!!  

I have followed Maria's blog for quite some time now. Her gorgeous kitchen was just featured in the latest issue of Kitchen and Bath Makeovers from Better Homes and Gardens!  Please visit her blog, Vintage Simple ,if you have the chance.  She has a beautiful blog and is just a wonderful, truly inspiring person all around.  Maria ~  I hope you enjoy your box of lovelies!!

Thanks again to everyone that entered.  I'm so thrilled to have such wonderful friends that always know how to add sweetness to my day.

Have a lovely weekend filled with all things pretty!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spruce Your Space

(image courtesy of Spruce Home)

I always knew it wasn't easy to reupholster furniture,
but I guess I never really understood just quite the amount of work it actually involves.

I came across an article last night on Etsy's Blog, The Storque.  They were featuring a local Austin reupholstery shop, Spruce Home.  I haven't been in their store YET... although when I scrounge up enough hard earned $$$ I will be taking my wingback chair there.  

If you've ever been interested in the process of reupholstery, check out the video below.
{I was fascinated by the whole thing...}

{don't you just love their aprons!!}

Spruce Home also offers classes where you bring your own chair and get to learn how to reupholster it.
This sounds like so much fun to me!!  Hopefully one of these days I'll be able to attend one.

They also have a fun little Etsy shop you can shop at HERE.

(all images courtesy of Spruce Home)

AND if you act quickly, they are hosting a giveaway that ends tonight for one of these fun pillows!

(image courtesy of Spruce Home)

{If you didn't know, Willie Nelson is kinda popular in Austin}

CLICK HERE to enter their giveaway.

Also, don't forget you only have two more days to enter my May Flowers Giveaway!!

CLICK HERE to enter my giveaway.

Hope you have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

neighborhood watch

How many of you love to drive around neighborhoods and just drool over pretty homes?

Raise your hand if you have ever squealed with delight when you got to participate in a showcase of homes tour.

Do you find yourself perusing the real estate listings for therapeutic reasons?

Well if you need some pretty home therapy, oh boy do I have the remedy for you.

Drive-by shootings...

Ok... not THAT kind of shooting... 

Drive by and take a shot...


that doesn't sound good either.

What I meant to say is.

Make sure you get your daily dose of pretty houses.

It works wonders for stress relief.

I was fortunate enough to be in good company today while driving through a lovely neighborhood near Alamo Heights in good ole' San Antonio.  

I'm feeling very relaxed.  :)

"Loafing needs no explanation and is its own excuse."

  ~Christopher Morley

Don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE!

Monday, May 17, 2010

snapshot country road

Yesterday the hubby and I took the scenic route.

Past old homesteads and people just out for a Sunday horseback ride.

Following curving roads greeted by cows and wildflowers.

Life just seems to move slower.

Looking back... 

I really love old country roads.

Don't forget there is still time to enter my first giveaway...

CLICK HERE to enter my giveaway!!

Happy Monday!

Friday, May 14, 2010

May Flowers Giveaway

So I'm sure most of you have heard the saying,

"April Showers Bring May Flowers."

Well lucky for you, they also bring my first giveaway!

Just a little thank you for your kind comments and sweet smiles that always brighten my day...

And also to welcome you to my new Etsy shop, While Wandering.

So without further ado...

here is what I've found for you!

I'm an avid Etsy shopper.

I have found so many shops that I adore and I just wanted to share some of those little lovelies with you.

I've been *hearting* vintage silverware magically transformed into garden markers for some time now.

Monkeys Always Look has such a wonderful selection and will customize your silverware with practically anything that will fit.  

I have a lot of burlap in my house.  From lampshades to ottoman slipcovers, I just love this fabric!

I found this little burlap sack adorned with a little French whimsy over at Vintage Junky Style.

I have one and use it to gussy up my entry table flowers.  

Since I recently opened my own Etsy store, While Wandering, I've had so much wonderful feedback.

I truly appreciate each and every one of your lovely comments.  

So I'd also like to brighten up your home with two of my very own 5x5 prints from the Posey Delight Series.

These flowers will never fade.  :)

Oh and since I love sweets and I crave Starbucks on a daily basis...

I'm also throwing in a little gift card to Starbucks for some summertime sweetness.

And there could be other little surprises as well, you never know.

I *love* surprises!

So please, accept this first giveaway as my way of saying "thank you" for always bringing smiles to my day.  

So if you like what you see and want a chance to have this fun package of lovelies delivered snail mail to you... here are the rules:

*please leave me a comment, a smile, a cupcake, whatever you wish so I can count you in the drawing*

*become a follower (or if you already are a follower still leave another comment telling me you are) and let me know about it in a separate comment and you'll be entered twice*

That's it!!

You have until Thursday, May 20th to enter.

I will announce the winner on Friday, May 21st.

Good luck and thanks again!!

Happy Friday!!!

P.S.  I just listed a brand new series called Sugar & Spice!  If you have a moment, won't you wander on over to my shop and check it out.  :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

sugar & spice







That's what little girls are made of.

Introducing my newest series available in the Shop soon!

Hello Monday.

Not sure where the weekend went, but I've got a fabulous surprise for you all this week.

I'm such a tease...

But I promise it is well worth the wait.

So please stay tuned...

Have a lovely day!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

'puppy fits'

Noah earned a long hike at the greenbelt  yesterday.

I figure he deserved it for putting up with my lack of walks these past few days.

{Noah's girlfriend, Bella, soaking up some rays}

Bella & Pearl (hiding out from a higher point away from the crazy dogs) were happy sunbathing.

{Noah & his best friend, Henry}

Noah & Henry had other plans.

Now I'm sure most of you have seen a 'puppy fit.'

You have to make sure you stand out of the way.

Otherwise not only do you get slimed by Henry,

but Noah loves to run into you and try to knock you down.

This is what can happen to you...

{Curtis was the mastermind behind these awesome shots with his super iPhone.  Thank you, Curtis!!}

I also had time to play with my vintage camera.

I'm having so much fun... you could say I'm having my own sort of  'puppy fit.'

Finally, I wanted to say thank you for the wonderful responses to my new shop.

I really appreciate all of your kind comments and support.

Don't forget I'll be hosting my first giveaway sometime this week.

Stay tuned and have a some fun today!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Vintage View & Something New

Meet my new buddy.

He doesn't have a name yet.

But I think he is definitely a boy.

(he has lots of dirt in his lens...)

See what I mean?

Love his dirty lens.  

I adore how he makes everything scream vintage.

These are just my first two trial shots of working with TTV...

(Through the Viewfinder)

on my new/old little boy.

He's about 70 years old or so and still has his charm and good looks.

Wouldn't you say so?

On a different note...

I'm glad I was inside when I took this picture of a neighbor's squirrel.

He really looks like he wants to attack me for taking his photograph...

I've been busy as a bee working on my brand new Etsy store (and dodging angry squirrels).

Stay tuned for my first ever giveaway.

It's going to be a good one with items from fellow Etsy shop owners,

and of course some of my new photos!!

SO in the meantime...  if you have a moment.

Won't you please stop by my new store, While Wandering, and have a look around?

I'm serving Starbucks and cupcakes to everyone who visits...  

Have a lovely Monday!!