Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Night at Fresh Water Studio

I went to see the band Caravan of Thieves Friday night with my friends Sharon and Nancy.  We had a fabulous time.  This band is amazing.  I want their song Raise the Dead played at my funeral, seriously.  They also do a quirky cover of Bohemian Rhapsody.  If they are ever in your town go see them!!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Holiday Thursday

Here are some vintage Valentine's Day cards.  These look like the ones I gave out as a kid.  Aren't they sweet?

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Burpee - Such a Cute Word

We have another Wellness Challenge at work.  We have to work out for 30 minutes at least 5 times a week.  We can also pledge to lose weight.  I said I would lose 10 pounds in ten weeks.  I set the bar low.  Anyway I have been randomly searching the interwebs for workouts.  Today I found this one.  I tell you what, 10 minutes of burpees is cruel and unusual punishment!!


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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snow Day Musings

I wish I had kept my clothes from the 60's and 70's and especially my mom's things from the 40's and 50's.  We weren't much for saving things.  Maybe because we moved so often, we traveled light.  I like how women now mix old with new.  Vintage fabrics are so interesting.  And let's face it, certain styles are just timeless, aren't they?

Pretty vintage midi skirt from Tender Turning Quiet

1940's vintage jacket from Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Thrifted dress worn as a skirt via Style is Style

A sweet 1950's formal via Strawberry Koi's Etsy shop

Street fashion  via The SF Style Don't you love the idea of random pictures of pretty people in lovely clothes.  Aren't the blues shoes sweet?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Light

I'm pretty sure that the reason I am obsessed by well lit rooms this time of year is that our days are so short and cloudy here in northern Michigan.  Enjoy the light and airy rooms I've collected here. 

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bright White Interiors

I love this site called Alvhem Makleri  I think they sell real estate and also are a decorating firm???  Anyway, their inspiration rooms are delightful.  I love all the white backgrounds with pops of color.  The rooms are so sunny, don't you think?  I can imagine curling up on one of those sofas with a cat, a good book and a cup of tea.  Hmmmmm

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Holiday Thursday

I don't need an excuse to drool over pictures of pretty sweets.  These look so good, don't they?  I'm for sure going to make the Brown Sugar Blondies.  Yum!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sapphire Blue

I just love sapphire blue!  From bridesmaids dresses to little sheaths, the color is so rich.  Aren't they pretty?

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Time Sucker

I was wasting time doing important research again on Pinterest and lordy I found another way to spin my wheels   There is a website called Random Tutorial Generator.  You can go to the site and click on a button to bring up a random DIY.  But what I am most excited about is the search feature it has where you can find a tutorial for just about anything from their data base.


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I clicked on the button and here are a few of the random tutorials that came up!
Arm warmers via Brassy Apple

No sew scarf via Mary Janes and Galoshes

Pendant Lampshade via Design Sponge

Cherry Tree Wall Mural via Censational Girl

Fabric Eggs via Lola Nova

I can see a lot of armchair crafting in my future.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Holiday Thursday

It's hard to believe that we are sneaking up on another holiday.  I know it's a few weeks away.  Even so, I decided to share these creative hearts with you.  Aren't they pretty?  I haven't forgot that I promised to roll out my New Year's goals.  I'm still fine tuning them but I will share them soon.  Here's a hint - the book club selection for this month figures in.  Enjoy the hearts!!


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Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year

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I'm home again after a fun filled week at Amber's with her family.  We finally have snow.  A real blowing blizzard.  Hmmmm. . . .  No school tomorrow?