Sunday, May 1, 2011

I'm having a moving sale!

We will be moving in about two months. While I am thrilled to be moving back home to Texas, I am a bit overwhelmed by the actual moving process. I am going to try and get rid of things to make the move a little easier. So I am having a sale in my vintage shop to try and move some things out. Every item, including the vintage wallpaper is 25% stock up friends!

Monday, April 18, 2011


I have discovered this awesome group thanks to Katie from Skunkboy Creatures. They make me happy. Check out this video:

If you liked this, then you need to check out their other videos. My favorites are "Another Day", "Expiration Date", "September! by Earth Wind and Fire" "Mr Sandman by the Cordettes" and "Nature Boy by Nat King Cole." Oh...I just like them all. Check 'em out.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sweet Friends ~n~ Sweet Shakes

I recently spent a "springy" day with one of my good friends, Courtney and her adorable son Cooper. It was a perfect afternoon. We went to Thomasville, GA which sports an adorable little downtown full of shops and restaurants. Here are some picks of these two special people.

Cooper loved the milkshakes from Izzo's Soda Fountain. I'd go back just for the retro atmosphere! Isn't it adorable?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

It Feels Good to Get Some Stuff Done

I love MaryKateMcDevitt on Etsy. Her whimsical illustrations and sayings are a playful nudge to be more productive; and I have to say that today I had a very productive day. Today I:

  • Made banana and walnut pancakes

  • Did a load of laundry

  • Caught up with an old friend

  • Inventoried my fabric stash looking for fabric that could be used for baby shower gifts

  • Worked out (and sweated a lot)

  • Watched the season finale of Top Chef

  • Made pizza

  • Sorted almost a years worth of bills and statements

  • Started and finished filing my taxes (happy to say we are getting a refund!)

Hope your Saturday made you feel good!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ode to Chicago

Several weeks ago, my husband, Jason and I had one of those moments. You know, those moments when you realize that you will never experience this again, so you just revel in it.

Jason is not only an academic, but he is also a composer. In fact, composing choral music is his passion. He can get lost for hours, days at a time creating beautiful music.

We traveled to Chicago because of the talented and generous Dr. Bagley of University of Connecticut. He was conducting the National Men's Honor Choir for the American Choral Directors Association Annual Convention and commissioned Jason to write a piece for the choir to sing at the concert. This was quite an honor as Jason's piece would get to be performed by a choir of almost 300 of the best singers in the US; it would be performed in a stunning venue, the Auditorium Theatre; and his piece would be heard by 1000s attending the concert. We knew that it would be exciting but had no idea how touching it would be. We attended several of the rehearsals and were so enthralled with the way Dr. Bagley lead the men. He really demanded a lot of the choir and was so inspiring. The concert ended up being absolutely amazing. The recognition Jason received was very humbling. (He even signed autographs and had two offers to publish his piece). It was a special weekend we will always remember.

National Honor Choir Rehearsal Auditorium Theatre in Chicago Signing Autographs National Men's Honor Choir Dr. Bagley and Jason Coming home after a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thrifty Find: Patchwork Apron

I found this adorable vintage apron at an antique mall for $5. All of the patchwork squares are vintage. It has a cute little ruffle and precious worn-out waist band. We will be moving in a few months and I think it might be the perfect thing to design a new kitchen around.