Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Color Me Happy ~

I recently purchased a new set of Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. 

This set runs around $180, but I got mine for $90 from Ebay - thank you Ebay!! I decided they needed to be out of their box and easily accessible.

So I grabbed whatever glassware I had handy. And let the color coordinating begin - the kiddos enjoyed helping me "sort" all of the colors. 

I have got to say, colored pencils (really any art supply for that matter) really makes me smile. 

I love all of the colors...just waiting to create. 

I realize that the computer is now one of the most popular "mediums", but I still love the old fashion pen to paper. 

How about you, is there a specific art supply that makes you smile?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Al Fresco Dining ~

Entertaining | Summer Inspiration

Today I am dreaming of al fresco dining. I just love it when the air is still warm at night (dear sun, we miss you), the bbq is fired up, some yummy wine is uncorked and sitting around the table with friends and family...ah! And as always, the more the merrier.

It makes me smile. 
Here are a few photos that do the same. 

I love the casual elegance and rustic touches.  

images: house beautiful, christopher baker, homes and gardens, house beautiful, unknown

How about you? Do you dine al fresco when you can?
We have more rain in our forecast, but a girl can dream right?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Goodwill Finds ~

I have got to say, it has been way to long since I have seen my local Goodwill store - oh, how I missed you so!

Here are a few of our latest finds:

 We were really lovin' the tarnished silver and fun glass pieces. Oh, and that wood pillar, I feel a little spray painting coming on!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Stylish Finds ~

So we are officially back from vacation and adjusted back to our normal day-to-day you ever feel like you need an mini vacation after returning from vacation? That whole unpacking and readjusting phase...ah, time for a glass of vino!

While on our fabulous vacation, I sneaked into Anthropologie and spotted these fabulous Homegrown Monogram Mugs - $8 each.

I instantly feel in love with the fun whimsical patterns. And upon picking them up, they are an ideal weight and they feel perfect in my hands. I had to hold myself back from buying them right on the spot.

I hope you are all having a Happy Monday and are ready to take on the week!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Much Needed Vacation ~

via gingerella

So my darling hubby and I decided to surprise the kiddos with a 10 day vacation in Palm Springs! Of course, we have booked this bad boy weeks ago, it was exciting for all of us to hop on the plane - especially since the kids thought we were off to run errands. The look on this kiddos faces were priceless! And tomorrow we are surprising them with 2 days at Disneyland...I can't wait to hear the screams of joy (at 6am)!

I am off to play in the pool with the kiddos, get engrossed in a fabulous book and completly live in the 100 degree weather!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!


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