Thursday, February 21, 2013

embracing the gray

I am trying to patiently wait for spring.
It really can't come soon enough for me.
These February days can be so gray and dreary.
But I am trying to embrace them.

 I normally photograph vibrant colors.
But lately, I have been drawn to very subtle ones.
This is new for me,
but I'm finding this gray palette very inspiring.
Hope you enjoy the photos.
A few of them are from my instagram.
Click here to see more:)
gray patterns on the patio
I bought a few plants the other day to tide me over until spring.
The much needed greenery has lifted my spirits during these gray days.
(thrifted muffin tin, linens, and table)
Last summer at the beach,  I enjoyed collecting these tiny purple shells.
I love how they look in this pewter bowl on this very old table.
(bowl and table thrifted)
What color are you embracing?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

beautiful layers

If doors could talk, what would they say about you?
Do you enter with a positive attitude, but exit with one acutely different?
Do you softly enter with a smile, 
or do you rudely slam as you exit?
How will you enter and exit today?

I love this old door.  
I love the turquoise paint that's underneath the black.
I wonder how it looked originally.

 I photograph this door every time I visit my parents.  
I'm not sure why it's so special to me.
 Maybe it's because many precious family members 
have entered and exited throughout the years.
It has so much character and charm.
Just like our history, this door has many beautiful layers.

Choose to add a beautiful layer to your history today.
Choose to enter and exit joyfully!
I guarantee it will make a difference!

Friday, February 15, 2013


Valentine's Day was so much fun this year.
I baked cookies for the family, and took just a few pics:)
Mr. Tidy and I had a delicious dinner and then went to see a play.
Hope your day was filled with love and laughter!
Since it's Friday, it must be time for Friday Frugal Finds!
The yellow platter was a thrift store find:)
I found the vintage gloves at a consignment shop a few years ago.
And the tablecloth is one of my all time favorite thrift store finds.  
I think it was $4!
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Love Day!

Wishing you lots of love on this Valentine's Day!
(thrifted crocheted shawl and vintage red slip)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

orangey kind of day

We have been a little under the weather around here:(
I guess you can tell from my posts that I am craving comfort food.
Yesterday, we had a orangey kind of day.
I bought oranges to juice,
and made blueberry muffins with orange and white polka dot paper cups.
I also made a pot of chicken noodle soup.
We juiced apples, carrots, and oranges.
The colors are so pretty!
Fresh juice is so delicious.
And, hopefully we'll be better soon!

Monday, February 11, 2013


This past weekend, I enjoyed breakfast in my studio.
What a treat!  The morning light was so pretty.
I also made homemade banana pudding.
It was super yummy!

We had a much needed relaxing weekend.
Hope yours was awesome, too!

Friday, February 8, 2013

pretty presentation

This grapefruit is not only pretty, but super sweet and delicious!
And isn't that color just spectacular?
Friday Frugal Find:
I found these pretty vintage linens, 
grapefruit spoon, and milk glass dish
while thrifting.
Take the time to make a pretty presentation.
Your food may just taste better!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

carb craving

I began the day with a green smoothie, but needed a little something else...
Sometimes you just need pancakes!
Buttermilk pancakes. With Strawberries. and Maple Syrup.

This thrifted milk glass shaker is perfect for dusting powered sugar on my pancakes.
And the carb craving is now gone!