Thursday, May 26, 2011


For women who are planning on getting married...
I will be doing a few posts favoring your current season of life.

When you get engaged one thing that your guests would like is for you to register at a place,
that way they get you something they know you will need and love.

If I could do it over, I would register at Macy's only.


1. Because Macy's are everywhere and they are a department store
 that is CONSTANTLY changing it up.

2. Oh and did I mention Martha Stewart has a line of products there?
Say what you will about her but she has great taste.

3. Macy's has a sale practically every other weekend,
and they will send you flyers in the mail with discounts on all your registery items.

Here are a few things that I have had my eye on for kitchen and dining...

I kind of laughed at this thinking I would never use it so I didn't register for it.
 Alan and I have been trying to make our own bread and this KitchenAid Mixer has a dough hook that would work fabulously. If you are planning on doing any serious baking, add it:)

This is a fun one- this casual china has edges made out of pewter and is so beautiful!
 I think formal china is a bit much in some circumstances so Alan and I went with our beautiful plates from B,B,&B. I think for the person who is torn on comfort and tradition, these are a beautiful solution.

Another thing- you do not need to more seperate gadgets to store. This amazing blender can double as a food processor. This is a must in my opinion if you cook alot. It takes me forever to finely dice any vegetables and smoothies are my favorite. Win Win.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Atlanta has always been a passing through point or "for the day" place for us.

Alan and I are going on a mini trip with two of our favorite people for Memorial Day Weekend.

 The Park- FREE
 Coke Bottling Plant- $16
 Braves Game- $8-30
Aquarium- $25
Whatever we decide to buy:)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

on paper for now...

I have so many ideas but...for now they are just on paper.

I am hoping to learn how to sew this summer, so my ideas can become a reality.

I scanned in a few sketches and I hope you like them.

Suggest something in nature, or something in everyday life you can think of and I'd like to turn it into a journal, a clutch, etc.

Birch trees are something I have come to love thanks to my hubby from the North.
I have this amazing clutch with embroidered flowers at an estate sale.
I'm hoping to be able to make clutches just as pretty as my $1 find.

I grew up watching classic musicals like "The Wizard of Oz" and I thought of Dorothy in the poppy field outside of the Emerald City.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

encouragement for those apart

Long distance relationships can be tough but it's not the end of the world.

It's amazing how creative you can get when you can't physically be in the same place.

Here are a few gift ideas

 A necklace for your lady to remind her that you're not far away.
 Although social media has taken over, does not mean you can't write to eachother the old fashioned way.
Or a wall hanging for your office.

Also if you do not have a mac, you should invest in a webcam. It helps to see eachother.

If there are any long distancers out there then feel free to talk to me,
Alan was in Minnesota and I was in Alabama for nine months.

You can get through it

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

a restful retreat

I recently watched a favorite movie again "Something's Gotta Give"
 and it made me want to visit the Hamptons!

So I decided to do a little outfit if I was to travel there and walk on the beach.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

50 years

My mom is wonderful and her 50th birthday was this past week, so we decided to throw her a surprise party

There was about fifty guests and mom had no idea.

She cried and we all got a chance to show her how much we love her.
 Cake from Edgars
 Hollie and I (I got my hair cut seven inches on friday)
 A bird feeder for her fence
 Tomato plants and an iron door for them to climb up
Salsa garden we planted
We layed down all the flagstone and filled in the cracks with sand.
Dad purchased the wooden swing from a vendor in Tannehill.

 George and Jessie cooking gumbo!
50 candles!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Local Love: Durbin Farms

A week ago Alan and I drove down to Auburn on a little adventure!
On the way I took him to one of my favorite roadtrip pit stops: Durbin Farms

They have all kinds of fresh produce and flowers and best of all is the peach ice cream they make in house!

Don't forget to go on adventures with your loved ones, they'll mean more than you know later down the road