Thursday, June 24, 2010


I've been eyeing some cute things over at J. Crew...especially a new bathing suit. I am a size up than I usually am so I need something soon, I'd love to get out in the sun and water!

Monday, June 14, 2010

yellow curtains

This image has been stored in my computer for a while now. I just saw a post from Apartment Therapy with the tour this is apparently attached to. I love the scarf-like draped curtains here. I like the mini shutters too. I tried to find some to fit my bathroom window with no luck. Anyway, maybe the next house we move to might have a perfect spot for some sweet yellow curtains like these.

here it is!

See more at! Congrats Leah and Travis, what a lovely couple!

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Monday, June 7, 2010


I am anxiously awaiting Jodi to post the rest of her shoot with these two lovely people(Leah and Travis). I helped with the photostyling, the theme being a "rustic picnic." In the meantime I am stalking! Can't wait:-).

Friday, June 4, 2010

farmer's market

I went to the famer's market with my Mom today and found this awesome old trunk. It even has the original tray inside. Its very big too. It was 70 dollars but the lady said she'd give it to me for 60...I didn't realize haggling was an option! Maybe I should have gotten her down to 50! I'm not worried about it, it was a steal either way:-).

I can't wait to put some cool junk in it!


Every once in a while I like to arrange things and rearrange things. I move items around the house. That way they never get old and they are fresh and fun in a new space. Above is the green old dresser I got a while back for 30 bucks or so, maybe 50, I don't remember. It was a bargain anyway, as it has 8 drawers and plenty of room. I held off painting it but I really like the green right now. I compiled some yellows, oranges, creams and bronzes along with some pops of white to make a 1930's spring/summery look.

I love pairing old and new, shiny and scuffed. The jewelry box was hand carved for me by my sweet grandfather and it says "Lynn" on the front. The canvas was 3 bucks at Big Lots and I decoupaged the butterfly drawing from a calender of mine...I love cheap and easy!

The lamp was 2 dollars from Goodwill, the lamp shade was 17 dollars from Walmart. The little bird was half price at Michael's (2.50 I think) a couple months ago. The flowers are fake, but I love them and the soda bottle is Fentemans...I should get a link to them...yummy stuff! Go look around your house and rearrange something, its a lot of fun!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I opened a can of coconut milk to make sticky rice with mango when I realized my jasmine rice had gone bad. Ugh. Thank goodness for stale bread and a piece of chocolate, otherwise I could not have done much with my yummy ingredient. Above is Spiced Rum and Coconut Bread Pudding with Dark Chocolate. I made it up but man is it good! Its very easy, just follow the instructions below:

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and grease glass baking dish(8"x8")
3 slices of bread torn into pieces(place in the greased dish)
break one square of Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate into tiny pieces and spread evenly over bread
in a separate bowl combine-
1 beaten egg
1 cup of milk(whole milk is extra yummy)
2 Tbsp coconut milk(I prefer Thai Kitchen Brand because its smooth and thick)
2 Tbsp Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum or equivalent
2 Tbsp applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar(brown sugar for extra richness)
pour mixture over the bread and chocolate and pop in the oven for approx. 45 min.
To make a delicious topping for it combine 1 tsp of sugar with 4 heaping teaspoons of coconut milk and chill. This bread pudding is excellent warm out of the oven or chilled in the fridge! Spoon topping over the pudding before serving, enjoy!

entry table

Sewing table I found for $6 at Goodwill...

I took the old brass knobs off and sanded some scratches...the brass knobs I'll keep for another project.

I like the dark brown but it was beyond beat up on the navy it is! Love navy...

The navy blue in reality is a bit camera ain't fancy!

As you can see, the legs need another coat of paint. The pink Anthro knobs are great. Can you believe it, Chris picked those out! I love that he isn't afraid of pinks and purples:-).

navy time

Ok, this pics are not sized adequately, what's new? Anyway, the following is from Urban Outfitters, I've had my eye set on it for a while now. I really love navy blue, its even better that its velvet! Price is a tad hefty($550)...

I love Ikats, not a huge fan of the lines of this chair but the fabric is great. Maybe Calico Corners has something affordable in stock. A yard or two would do the trick! (Urban Outfitters)

Thomas Paul has a collection of plates with a nautical theme and a lovely hue! Anthro has some nautical plates as well...the hubby likes these, maybe he can be persuaded:-)...

My new entryway table will be posted just as soon as I can slap on another coat of paint, the humidity does me no favors!


New top from H&M, looks awfully summery. I love the print! I kinda wish I had curtains like that!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

technical difficulties

So, lately nothing seems to be working for me. That extends to my blog as well, unfortunately. I am currently working on a number of projects and I am really excited about sharing pics and even some tutorials, I just have to get it together! My hubby is graciously working on a blog/website for me. It'll still be sunshowers and rainshine one way or another. I'll keep you posted!

In the meantime, I wanted to show you guys this picture of Carrie's living room from the latest installment of Sex and the City. I am probably overly obsessed with dark/navy blue. The couch is great! I want something similar for the next place we move to. Since I am super cheap and very impatient I bought a 6 dollar sewing stand to paint navy and I bought some cute knobs from Anthro for it. Coming soon, I promise!