Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stripes and Colors

 This may be getting redundant at this point, but oh how I love me some stripes and colors.  All from Anthropologie...

OK here are more from a great site I found today called

Thursday, June 23, 2011

This corn bread will put you on the map

Have you ever come up with a recipe so unique and so great that it has made you famous, if only locally?  I haven't.  But I know those who have and here is one of their recipes:

BEST Corn Bread I Have Ever Had (and its easy!)

1 Pkg. Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (not to be confused with Hot Mormon Muffins)
1 egg
1 cup sour cream
1 cube of butter, melted

Mix that junk together and bake it up at 400 degrees for 20 minutes in a greased 8X8 pan.
Double the recipe if your in-laws are comin' over and use a 9X13.


I bet the owner of this kitchen makes good cornbread. {Southern Living}

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Glasses to Covet -or- Jared Is Going to Get Kissed

Do you know that feeling of finding something that you MUST but shouldn't buy and you think it might be expensive and you really don't need it but you NEED it and it makes your neck tingly and your throat tight?  Well.  I have that right now:
They are the same glasses the cute gal over at Rockstar Diaries wears.  I have absolutely no qualms about copying someone that adorable (and hopefully she would have none about being copied!)

These are from Claire Goldsmith in the Irwin style, Toyko Tortoise color.

Jare says he wants my current frames for his own so this may just work out, depending on how much those bad boys cost.  And I think he would look utterly kissable in my glasses, just so ya know.  ;) ;)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Color in Modern Art - Flying Cavaries, Stark and Rower

I have always been a lover of art.  I have a giant file on my computer where I store images I find and while recently looking at a few, I noticed some similarities.  I love these works of art for their colors and their depth.

This is a sort of fireplace/coffee table by Flying Cavalries.  LOVE!

And it really reminds me of the art by Jen Stark (pretty sure I found out about her from Lee Steffen.  Thanks Lee!).  You MUST look through the images on her site.  Her work is nothing short of amazing.  Its mostly just paper or foam, a knife, and a LOT of patience and skill. 

And a similar effect achieved with paint and gravity, by Horton Rower.  
I want to try this!  The process looks fun.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Zach has big feelings

Oh how I love my Zachy.  Jared and I often marvel at him and wonder how it is possible that he is our offspring.  He is the sweetest boy but sometimes  gets pretty intense, to put it as diplomatically as possible.  I love how his love is big, how his anger is big,  how he plays so hard that his hair drips with sweat, and how in the right moment, you can catch him simply in the deepest throws of living without one ounce of care for what anyone else thinks.  He rocks out to music ten times harder than anyone else I know.  He even has a life plan.  Here it is (in as close to his own words as I can recall):

When I am 8 I will be baptized.
When I am 12 I will get the priesthood.
When I am 16 I will date and drive a car.
When I am 19 I will go on a mission.
When I am 21 I will be a rock star.

I have no doubt, my Zachy-boy.  The first video was taken the other day after I apparently enraged him for saying he could not watch a movie.  He started kicking and getting really mad so I decided to give him some options for how to deal with his anger.  He could 1. Go jump on the trampoline, 2. Go scream in a pillow, or 3. Do an angry dance.  He was intrigued by the angry dance idea.  So I got on YouTube and showed him Kevin Bacon's angry dance from Footloose.  He loved it.  He picked a song from my iTunes and here is the result:

This second video is Zach practicing his rock star antics, flanked by his cousin, who has some serious dance moves.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Color and some random stuff

Its hot out here in Tennessee!!  I gave up trying to go anywhere today... we did not leave the house at all until the heat abated.  I am thinking about how I can recreate this fun "kids bike wash" at home.  It would have to be portable so as to water my lawn at the same time...
(from SFGate)

Don't you love the colors!?  

And speaking of color... 

I am loving this Kate Spade china.  So elegant and artistic.


Do you like fabric?  I am enjoying this Japanese fabric on Fabric Worm

Remember the cool glasses company, Warby Parker?  Well I am digging Tortoise and Blonde too.  Super cool!

Are you ready for the most gorgeous vintage dresses?  MyFavoriteVintage on Etsy.

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OK, bed time for me folks.  Send some anti-zitsonmyface vibes for my photoshoot tomorrow.  And send the husband some good golfing karma for the morning too.  Its the first and most likely last time he will play this year.  ;)

Friday, June 3, 2011

3 of 4 and National Donut Day

Had to post for reasons of cuteness

Had a great National Donut Day (thanks Bickmore!) and I hope you did too.  We discovered the Oreo donut at Krispy Kreme.  Yesssss

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I can relate to Cicadas

EW huh!!  These giant bugs are EVERYWHERE right now.  I took the kids to the pool today and one hitched a ride on my pinky toe for a while before I realized he was there.  Yes I screamed and did a little shaky leg dance at the public pool.  

Did you know these pests only show up once every 13 years?  Then they just peace out till they are good and ready to show up again.  That my friends, is a lot like me.  I don't know why cicadas are like that and I can only speculate why I am.  

OK, peace out. 
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