Friday, October 7, 2011

it's a Fall weekend and time for Sunday sweater dressing...

every girl dreams of wearing long dresses
and skirts. when worn, you feel like a regal!
we saw the maxi dress pop on the scene this past Summer.

 monochromatic magic on the street with 3/4 length sleeves, 
chunky link bracelets, and a classic men's look watch.
for Fall 2011, the maxi skirt is back, this time to be topped with
what i call...a Sunday sweater!

don't you just love zhushed sleeves that artful ring on her center finger?
relaxed dressing.

this Sunday sweater went Saturday night! it's no wonder...Victoria's Secret!

the look began a little exaggerated, on the runway.

 here, very sweater sleek & chic for a Sunday matinee...
French design house...April,May

i love this skirt!

it's all in the subtle details...eimeku

i'm rambling ... i'm dreaming...
i'm wearing this... a friends house
 with some classic black suede flats or
at home...
with a perfect pedi some jeweled
 flip flops and
a glass of our fave 

 ~ find your joy this weekend! ~



~ all photos popped up on Pinterest ~

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

putting things back together...and another stitching inspiration...

remember last week? was a mess!


it's all back together...

with a...

on top!


today, i am going to the vintage book store to
find the perfect pages for...


i'll share my interpretation(s) next Wednesday!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

the elements of a sweet Tuesday morning...

1. re-pinning a quote that was pinned by your happy~pretty daughter!

2. saving a facebook photo taken  by your amazing son in law, when he 
took his precious girls on a surprise get a way to Alderbrook!

3. taking the images on a picnik!

~and ~

4. sharing the experience with your friends by posting it on your simple little
happy girl blog!

like Audrey, i believe in miracles too!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Artichauts...artichokes...Artichauts...and so on...and so fun...and so yum!

the potager is now plowed under. there are two plants that remain.
they happen to be my favorites and actually reside outside of the potager.

the first plant is my Bay Leaf tree.

photographed August 1, blooms yet!
the second is the new kid in the Artichoke!
mr. d and i bought it when it was an eight inch baby plant at the 
farmers market in Puyallup at the end of June.

Artichokes can flourish here in the PacNWest! 
(i took the two photographs above at the end of July in Battleground 
on my way home from the Barn House Market.)
why grow an Artichoke? 

  i was inspired by a
sweet blog friend, Linda at Flowers On My Table

Linda has the most creative energy when it comes to throwing a party.
for one of  her gatherings, her garage was transformed into the Lyons Head Pub,
and for a Summer party, she converted it to an ice cream parlor. 

 i wish she was my neighbor!

* use freshly grated Parm, i serve it with fresh baguette or
French Bread*

it's no secret that mr d. and i love Artichokes. the "chokes" are
 a favorite movie night treat. 

when i posted about our movie night treat...back in February,
Linda wrote,  indicating how good they looked. she said
that she wished that she could  find fresh Artichokes where she lives.
(at that time it was Winter)

i wished that i could send her some. i will send her two...VIRTUALLY!

in bloom on October 3rd, 2011

in a few weeks we will be clipping off the blooms and putting the
perennial to bed for the Winter.  i have been reading  about it at...

~ i LOVE this site ~

this post is dedicated to Linda, an inspirational
blog friend...
from our backyard to yours...
Happy Fall!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

gone visiting!

it's time to visit old friends...

i love being in the company of those who accept me who i am.

those that believe in me...

we'll  laugh, share, dance, chat and cheer the hours away.

Saturday is GAME DAY!   {GO COUGS!}

Sunday is RENEW YOUR SPIRIT for the week ahead!

... a sprinkle of Heaven on earth!