Sunday, July 31, 2011

first peek! that contagious yellow love!

one of the favorite blog
 images of 2010 from
Dana at...

~ house tweaking here ~

was sweetly interpreted at the

Barn House Market on 
Saturday, July 30, 2011.

this time... at the foot of the bed!

i will be sharing photographs from the
market throughout the week!

{with love}

Thursday, July 28, 2011

what i am doing Saturday...

it should be fun! 
i'm going with Alice, Debbie and 
Debbie's daughter Jordan.
(Chrislyn and Holland can go next year!)
 i plan to take tons of pictures 
and share the experience next week! 

i'll be back  "sur les blog"  Monday!

have a beautiful weekend!

[with love]

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday's..."un" wrap!


yesterday, when i came home from work,

a beautiful handmade envelope was waiting 
for me! when i opened the envelope, i was 
not disappointed. i knew her offering would be 
wrapped with her heart and soul!

inside,  her intricately crocheted wonder. 
Carmelina's Etsy shop is a delight to visit.
her blog is one of my frequent stops!
her passion for her work keeps me captivated.

i placed a ribbon around a linen covered 
vintage book...
her hand's touch makes the gift exquisite!

~ of course! on the chandee ~

visit Creative Carmelina ~ here ~ and don't 
forget to click on her Etsy shop, you
will not be disappointed!

happy Wednesday!

{with love}

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chanel du soleil...

~found here~

that classic suit...with 
a difference...
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
~ Resort 2012~

interpret as you will, i'm 
seeing more yellow in our
fashion future.

[with love]

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dear H&M Home,

when are you 

coming to visit


your style is 

as amazing  

as it's affordability!

[with visit here love]

Sunday, July 24, 2011

simply stated Sunday!

...hushed tones.

~ sea ~

~ sand ~

~ cloud ~

~ sunbeam ~

sea + sand + cloud + sunbeam =

[with ruffled covers style love]

Saturday, July 23, 2011

for all of you...we need to win!

last night, i found out that the doctor that 
literally saved my life
 two years ago by catching my CA
 on the mammogram may be losing hers. 
out of respect i cannot mention her name,
but I have decided, 
that i will be posting photographs 
of pretty pink ribbons now and then as
 a reminder for you to CHECK!!!

starting TODAY!

[with love]

Friday, July 22, 2011

summerless in Seattle? meet the Beatles!

we are still taking our vitamin D supplements 
up here in the PacNWest!
i wish that we could absorb a bit of your heat
and give you a little break!

when you grow up in this part of the world,
your seek your own SuNshInE



i see it,

little darlings!

and yes...i love this song!

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, and I say it's all right!

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter 
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
and I say it's all right 

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces 
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
and I say it's all right 

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes... 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes... 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes... 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes... 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes... 

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting 

Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, 
and I say it's all right 
It's all right !!!!

YeP! i was there!  
i made a little visit to my safety deposit 
box yesterday, and found some 
keepsake sunshine to share! 

[with yeah, yeah, yeah love]

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

you are never to old to go to camp!

i found my favorite camp spot! 
~ here ~

at Pinecone Camp Janis has a gift shop!
~ here ~

last week, i received my souvenir... 
and i LOVE it! 

Janis is a lifestyle photographer.
her work is amazing. at Pinecone Camp 
she has a feature called "Baked".
 her recipes are beautifully
photographed and placed in a handmade
 fabric envelope for  purchase.

i have tucked her yummy pics around 
my kitchen and dining area.
 i used one photo recipe for my customary
Wednesday's wrap above!

photos from Pinecone Camp are
on my table this morning...

i'll be back for s'more!

[with love]

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Emily prints for Holland Grace...

her style and grace has
truly touched myself and my family for
 the past 10 months.
~ *
 her attention to detail, reality checks,
 creative, and spiritual inspiration 
is appreciated every time i visit!

~ she prints ~

last week Emily printed the
sweetest words...

{Holland Grace}

thank you, Emily!

[with love]

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bronco chic in Boise!

i wore it on the day he interviewed 
for the job...

and i'll wear it today to celebrate his 
first day at KTVB.

{Wishing you a great day, son!}

[with "the sport's guy's mom" love]

Sunday, July 17, 2011

simply stated Sunday!

a new week!

a new chapter!

the last chapter was loaded with 
dreams fulfilled!

so, today, i will continue to live in fulfillment.
i'll re-read the last chapter, and
jot down a few more dreams!

after that, i am going out in the back yard
to pick a big bouquet of lavender,

and gaze at the star gazers!

have a great week and keep going in 
the direction of your dreams!

[with love]

Friday, July 15, 2011

picture of the week...and answered prayers.

the Prowlers from Naval Air Station, 

Whidbey Island, Washington

flew home from Afghanistan this week...

and Paul came home to Erinn...

i watched this sweet couple fall in love 
during my visits with Chrislyn at 
Washington State University.
{Go Cougs!}
 Erinn is Chrislyn's sorority sister 
and a dear friend.

she and Paul are true examples of
brilliance in our world! 

"welcome home, Paul, and thank you
Erinn, for posting the photos on FB
so we could all wrap our hearts
around the two of you and thank God
for answered prayers!"

[with love]

Thursday, July 14, 2011

whats up? major MOM fix!

the past two weeks have been super wonderful, 
crazy and a little out of control!

 well, i guess that's life (mostly), 
but when it rains,
it pours here on 34th street!
 luckily the rain of late has come complete 
with rainbows and the occasional pot of gold we are blessed!

you know that i became a grandmother 15 days
ago! my heart is still floating...

Holland Grace's first trip to church, and her Baptism
day...she was a perfect little angel in God's
house. (of course, her Grandee knew she would be perfect!)

i was fortunate to spend nine days with
"Holland", Chrislyn and Jason as she transitioned
into her new home!


this is not Jay's car...but i could not resist
this photo. it sort of gets the point across...(with out the
dog of course...HA!)

while all this was happening, my son Jay moved
home for two weeks. he has a break before
starting his new job.  of course, he came home
with STUFF.  we have a flat screen TV in our
dining room and he has taken over
 Chrislyn's old room. Jay
was much more organized this time. it's not
like the piles that plopped home during the 
college years.

at his new job, he has a clothing allowance, so
yesterday, i took the morning off and
we drove up to Brooks Brothers 
at the Seattle Premium Outlets to purchase
a couple new suits.

when we finished here,  Jay went
to seek some new shoes and
i did a little window shopping.

i just love that Elie Tahari is still hot!
when i was in my career days, before the arrival
of C & J, i would save and buy his amazing suits!

still great after all these years, Elie!

my window shopping ended as i arrived
at Restoration Hardware! i always have
to go in! look what i found! yes, my
weakness for French bread was fulfilled
with these amazing pillow covers. i'll 
be stuffing them and plopping them inside and out...
{they are a movable feast for the eyes!}


Jay dropped me off at the
packing for Boise begins!

*** all the chaos, mr d and i are almost
finished with the wine bar! 

Jay's shoes are lined up to the right...
not far from the big screen TV...
the glass runneth over and that's 
a good thing!

Salute, dear friends!

[with love}