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Life Well Lived: My 6 Favorite Beauty Tools


"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Audrey Hepburn  Hi Friends! This post is part of the BlogHer Life Well Lived series. I get to write about my favorite beauty tools. Woo Hoo! When it comes to beauty, I'm drugstore with a dash of department store. Here are my 6 Favorite … [Read more...]

Sophie Update


Many of you have kindly asked how our puppy Sophie is doing. Sophie at 8 weeks: And here she is now... about 14 weeks old:  Sophie is a happy puppy who enjoys chasing the cat, getting loves and stealing socks. In short-- she's a ton of work and a ton of joy! Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. XO     … [Read more...]

Beautiful Banners via Canvas Corp

Blessed, Melissa Waterbury

Hi Friends! Canvas Corp recently sponsored a Banner Contest. Here are the winners: First Place: "Blessed" by Melissa Waterbury Second Place: "Let's Spoon" by Cassie Box Third Place: "School Banner" HOLD THE PHONE-- it's a humbled and thrilled Yours Truly. Thanks to Canvas Corp, the contest judges and Jenn Luce from Canvas Corp + Redberry Barn.   Check out the Canvas … [Read more...]

Red + Blue Valentine’s Day Brunch


Hi... our family celebrated Valentine's Day yesterday with a simple brunch. It was so much fun, maybe we'll do it again tonight for dinner! Heart shaped French toast courtesy of a cookie cutter.  Cutting a "v" in the tops of strawberries... transforms them into hearts.    Strawberries and blueberries for a first course. A little rosemary pIant is thriving in an old flower pot with … [Read more...]

My Fam on ABC News


I'm interrupting my regular blogpost today...  My family was on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer last night. Seattle's been struck with an icy cold snap and the city's been at a standstill. My husband, MIL and 5 year old were stuck in the snowy traffic for 6 hours: This is a Mommy speaking but I think my daughter is pretty funny. They're home now! … [Read more...]

Goat-ing for It


I had the best playground growing up-- my backyard. We lived on a farm with horses, pastures and... a goat. This is my brother and I with Cinnamon. Cinnamon was quite regal, with high cheekbones and a long face. If she had been wearing a string of pearls and a hat, it would not have seemed out of place. Cinnamon had personality to spare. She had a mad crush on my Dad, could eat anything (and not gain a pound) and she … [Read more...]

Makia Creations


Hi, Have you heard of Makia? The Thankful Kit and Turkey Kit Using kits from Makia Creations, you can create fun craft projects in a jiffy. These products perfect for crafty parties and gatherings.  And there are three great incentives if you host a party. When you host a craft group and 10 kits or more are ordered you get: *a free craft kit *free shipping and *your friends get the preferred (reduced) price … [Read more...]



Hi... Yet another reason to love fall...  This is THE time of the year to find the most delicious apples.  I'm a major apple fan.  I eat at least one a day and reach for an apple any time anyone in my family has a queasy tummy. I've "picked" some cute apple related things I've recently found in Blogland to share with you: Apple Candy Cupcakes from Cute as a Fox  Apple … [Read more...]

Weekend Report


Hi Friends!  How's your weekend going?  Busy in a good way?  Me too.  Today I'm going to a class on soldering with my cute friend Amy S.  Do you remember the movie Flashdance?  BEST movie ever.  Well, the dancing was good. The main character Alex was a Welder by Day, Dancer by Night.  Here's what I'm envisioning for class this morning: I'm cracking … [Read more...]

Something Sparkly


Hi...  I got to spend some time at sparkliest, glitter-y-est and prettiest home yesterday. I'll be writing a post about it for Vintage Indie very soon.   I'm also preparing for my roomate's pink-themed birthday party. She'll be turning 5 and we'll be celebrating with some of her best girlie friends and a few very brave boys. I hope you stop by YoT tomorrow.  We'll be … [Read more...]