May 2010 archive

To be outside

Can you tell I’m jonesing to entertain outdoors before it gets too hot to enjoy it? (photo: Sunset Magazine) So inviting, so pretty…makes me want to just invite you over for some barbequed  salmon, cool fruit salad and a big glass of chilled Sangria.   Lovely. Related Reading:


This weekend’s block party calls for a great Sangria, don’t you think? Courtesy of Emril Lagassi Ingredients 2 bottles chilled dry red wine, like Rioja 1 cup brandy 1 cup orange juice 1/4 cup superfine granulated sugar 2 oranges, cut into thin rounds 2 Meyer lemons, cut into thin rounds 3 Key limes, cut into […]

New Foodie Page

I just wanted to let you know that I’ve just added a new page to the blog for anyone looking for some cooking inspiration!  I hope you’ll check it out and comment often! Who doesn’t love to eat, right? Wouldn’t you just LOVE to sit with some friends/family and a glass of wine and a […]

Saturday Inspiration~

My Gemini is showing today in full force. I cant decide if  I’m COLORFUL… Am I Neutral? Am I romantically Tranquil? Or am I all of the above? I’m not contemporary or traditional, I’m eclectic and I like it. My tastes and my style changes from day to day and I love the challenge of […]

Blog Inspiration/Kitchen Update

Don’t you love it when you find a blog that just inspires you and makes you want to take risks?  When we bought our house last year, I was determined to step out of my normal comfort zone and painted our downstairs in Sherwin Williams “Rain Washed”.  This was such a huge departure from the […]

Treasure Hunting~

Some call it “dumpster diving”, I call it TREASURE HUNTING! Last night my husband and I were down the street talking with the neighbors around the corner and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a little end table with the cutest lines to it buried under a mountain of trash (gasp!) Naturally, […]

Like Giving Birth, I swear!

I’m into day 5 of the “let’s finish this stupid thing, already” kitchen project and I can’t help but recall very similar feelings bursting through my brain, causing me to snap at perfectly nice people for no reason at all the week before giving birth to my children way back when…I remember just crying myself […]

The ETERNAL Kitchen Remodel

Ever have one of those projects around your house that starts off with a bang but loses momentum due to circumstances of life?  That is exactly what has happened to my kitchen remodel…which, I’m sorry to say, began in NOVEMBER! Good news is, it’s the ball has started rolling again and rolling FAST! It isn’t […]