Thursday, April 28, 2011

new greeting cards

i made some greeting cards yesterday. thought you might like them. they're very colorful, very summery.

purple poppies.
you can choose between 3 envelope colors. and 4 sayings.
flower burst in pinks. again, 3 envelope choices.
4 sayings.and flower burst in blues and green. one of my favorites.
3 envelope color choices.

4 sayings.all can be purchased here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

how cute are these

hand-drawn letters. whimsical patterns in summer hues. by Australian artist Samantha Robinson for anthropologie. love these.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

my calling cards

i made some new calling cards for myself. i was feeling springy so i made them in spring green and blue. i'll make some for you too. just head over here.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

summer shoe roundup

i am in desperate need of expanding my shoe collection for summer.... hopefully summer in dallas. i've got my eye on some cute espadrilles. maybe a flat pair and a wedge pair.
which ones do you like??

Friday, April 22, 2011

hoppy easter


what are you doing this weekend? tonight's our 2nd book club meeting, at my house. i'm excited to chat about our latest book. and find out what our next book is. any recommendations?? tomorrow i may hit up the farmer's market. it started here locally last weekend and it's always the best place for inexpensive flowers. and sunday is easter lunch at a neighbor's.

happy weekend!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

a special package

i'm sending out a very special package today. tobi fairley was kind enough to include me in a blog post a few weeks back. i asked if she would like a complimentary set of my calling cards. she did!

i threw in a little extra something for her. shhhh.... don't tell her. they're on the way to her now.

and did you happen to see her and her home in the latest traditional home? if not, go here. i'm in love with these dining room chairs.

and this room. gorgeous.
and a snippet of her foyer. fab.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


what do you do at lunchtime when you have to be out of the house for a broker open house and the dog smells?? this.

we're a little blurry, but you get the idea. or rather, it was steve's idea. we usually bathe her in the master bathtub (in fact, she's used it more than us), but we're into not dirtying up the house right now because every time it's dirty we have to clean it immediately for a showing. wish the cats realized this. they can scatter litter in no time flat.

back to the dog wash. you can tell pixel's thrilled. she usually doesn't mind a bath but i think the finish on the bottom of this tub freaked her out a little bit. but the goal was met. she's a clean puppy.

this great place is found here.

Monday, April 18, 2011

font love

new font from yellow design studios. love. love. love.

Friday, April 15, 2011

black and white

this was one of my favorite images from the new tradhome online magazine that released just a few days ago. (click to enlarge.)

the outdoor space was designed by jolene ballard and amanda malson. there's just something about black and white (this time mixed with shades of pink) that get me every time, especially in an outdoor space. the green of the outdoors complements the black and white so well.

here's another image of black and white in an outdoor space from the same issue, design by jamie herzlinger. pop over here to see more black and white incorporated into the outdoor spaces of this gorgeous home.
and then i remembered this space from one of my favorite bloggers, knight moves. it's her outdoor covered patio.

i popped onto pottery barn. lots of black and white in their outdoor merchandise this season.

including the drapes. just might have to put these on my wish list for the new home in dallas.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

over 340 pages....

of prettiness, including this,
this (i NEED those curtains),
and this.

find it all here, a new venture from traditional home and lonny mag.

Friday, April 8, 2011

what are you doing....

this weekend?

i hope to catch this on tv. golf. the masters. always a good watch. and getting me in the mood for our move to texas because we'll definitely play more golf there. (less rain = more golf.)
i'll read this.

and i'll read my book selection there on the sidebar. book club meets in a few weeks and i'm way behind. i haven't had too much time to read lately.

and in between all these things, i must declutter the closets and clean the house.... all for our house listing next week! keep your fingers crossed that we get an offer quickly...

Thursday, April 7, 2011


in the backyard (that's snow, folks. seriously. )

has me dreamin' about being here. poolside. with a book. soaking up the sun.
care to join me?

Monday, April 4, 2011

my favorite

i know it's not that fun to look at empty rooms, but i wanted to show you one of the houses i saw in dallas last week. this was my favorite house of them all. it's located in a beautiful subdivision in a suburb just north of dallas. it's kinda of colonial and traditional.

beautiful dark, handscraped hardwood floors throughout the main floor. from the foyer you can see all the way through to the backyard. i like that. (of course it was overcast and rainy the day i was there so my photos are a little dark.)
gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous kitchen. white cabinets. dark island. white subway tile backsplash. we'd never eat out if i had this kitchen.breakfast nook with view of backyard. (and that archway leads back to the master bedroom.)unique granite. one i hadn't seen before.slot for a refrigerator. double wall ovens. master bath vanity. honed marble-like granite. liked it.
i loved the shower floor!
this was only half of the master closet, which links to the laundry room. genius. and a guest room bath. another gorgeous tile floor.
what do you think?? this is definitely on our "keeper" list. it's a little big for us but it just means we'll have lots of room for guests.

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