Saturday, August 27, 2011

I'm so ready for fall fashion that I almost grabbed a long sleeve shirt and a pair of jeans out of my closet today.  Then I remembered that it is 85 degrees out, moaned and grabbed my go to j.crew boyfriend shorts and threw on a tank and flip flops.  Sigh... it won't be long I guess. 
via* jack rogers, michael kors, ellemenoh, highheeledhostess

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My poor baby boy had his six month shots yesterday and has been sleeping like crazy ever since.  This has given me plenty of time to do things like shower, do my hair, and put on makeup!  Sounds pretty pathetic, I know, but most days lately I am walking around in yoga pants or running shorts.  Yes, I have been running a little bit here and there as well as lifting weights! 
I'm having a giant garage sale Friday and Saturday with family members and what a lot of work it has turned out to be!! However, there is pretty cool stuff in my sale so if any of you all live in the Jacksonville area head on out to my house Friday evening or Saturday morning! 

via* pink persimmons, pinterest

Monday, August 22, 2011

galvanized tub to ottoman

If any of you have been watching Picker Sisters, then you probably have a pretty good idea how to take something old and find a new use for it. 
 Well here is a new one I found on a website called Recreate.  I thought this piece was pretty neat.  We always have old galvanized tubs around the farm or at our beach house in Michigan, where we used them to put our turtles in that we would catch out of the river.
  Truth is, I love anything galvanized!  So a galvanized tub with a built in wooden frame, reupholstered in crisp white linen = Fabulous idea!!

Friday, August 19, 2011


Twenty eight years young today!  I will be celebrating tonight with friends and family and am looking forward to an evening out!  My babies have been so sweet today and slept in for me!  What better gift could a mama ask for?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

how does your herb garden grow?

I am getting ready to move my herbs to something lighter that can easily be brought indoors and my plan is to fill a table like the picture above in my kitchen. 

I am also loving the idea of mini dwarf boxwoods in my window boxes. 
Green all year long and no more worries about changing the boxes with the season.  Even though I saw the first mums of the season today! 

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Monday, August 15, 2011

We are back from our nice little getaway, which was well needed.  Especially since Harvest is right around the corner for Adam.  We did lots of shopping for the kids, went boating, and spent time with good friends.  It was a great end to our summer. 
Now I've got nothing but Fall, cool weather, boots, sweaters, and taking meals to the fields on my mind.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I'm running away with my husband for a few days...
Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

kid friendly

Who knew the zoo could be so exhausting!! We took the kiddos today and I'm pretty sure they loved it!
The best part was when the hippo swam up to the glass wall and Finley started screaming!  As tough as that child lets on, her girly side always shines through. 
Love these kid friendly spaces.  I mean, every room in my house has to be kid friendly these days. 
Can someone do something with all of these toys please?

via* birch + bird, pinterest

Monday, August 8, 2011


I love this barn and it happens to be in our backyard. 
There has been talk about tearing this barn down in the past but there is no way my husband or I would ever let that happen.  At the moment it houses tires and all sorts of random farm parts.  Most recently a tiny kitten has taken up residence here.  We named the kitty Boots.  Because Finley loves her boots. 
Anyway back to the barn.
My sister in law and I have a plan for this place and you will just have
 to keep checking in to see what we have up our sleeves! 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

sunny and bright

Summers end is drawing near and
after this hot summer I can't say I am sad!  Once I am home from Michigan for the year, all I can think about is fall, cooler weather, and sweaters & jeans. 
Sorry I have been missing lately.  The big party is Saturday and my sister in law and I have been working on it every day.  Now let's just hope for nice weather and lots of fun had by all! 

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