Friday, August 30, 2013

why I love thrift stores...

That little seascape picture had me at hello when I was
browsing at a local thrift store a while back.

I love that it's unique and adds personality to my kitchen... and it was $4... how can you not
love that price tag!!

Happy long weekend everyone!

Friday, August 23, 2013

changing things up

The other day I got the urge to re-arrange my bookcases in the living room.
Suddenly everything was down off the shelves and scattered all over the floor-- and the kids are running around creating a major mess.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who finds themselves in this situation on a regular basis.

Thank goodness my sister was around... she organized my books by color and size and then helped me put it all back together.  I was loving the way it looked in the morning light today so I whipped out my camera and snapped a few...

Don't let these perfect pictures fool you... behind the scenes there was a whole lot of horsing around going on...

That little white elephant I scooped up at a thrift store a few months ago finally found it's perfect home. Makes me smile.

I got the urge to have a little fun in the entryway.  A couple weeks ago I found a whole stack of vintage-y landscape paintings and pictures at a thrift store-- $20 later the entryway feels a lot more fun and summer-like.

The lifejackets have really been hanging there all summer-- not staged.  I promise.

Anyhow-- I've been loving how "summer-y" the house has been feeling lately.  Hard to believe that fall is fast approaching!!

Thursday, August 01, 2013


I'm still alive.  Just enjoying summer!
Would you believe that I didn't turn on my computer for over three weeks in the month of July?
Seriously.  It was glorious.

Anyways.  I just thought I'd stop by the blog and tell you that I'm still here... I'm just enjoying summer!
I'll be back...