Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Faves and an Award!

Wanted to share a few of my favorite things this week:

I love these pillows. They would fit well in several rooms in my house. Botanicals, birds, butterflies.....right up my alley!

Another great find from Ballards. I love anything French looking and this is taken straight out of a train station in Paris.

This mirror makes me giddy! It's just darling! I love the birdcage design and they have it hanging in front of a bookcase.

Swissmar Borner Slicer

I love this thing! I forgot I even had a mandolin slicer, much less that it was called a mandolin, but a neighbor mentioned she was given one recently and it sparked my memory. My mom gave this one to me and I have decided I am going to get it out and use it a lot more - it is soo easy. What have I been waiting for? I made scalloped potatoes last night and they turned out fabulous.

The color BLUE. I am searching for the best blue to paint my master. I may have found it.

This room is fabulous and the wall color - just gorgeous! This was done by my good friend Sarah at Vintage Lily when she worked full-time as a designer for a commercial firm. She is very talented in many things, much less decorating. She has great taste!

I love this show! I am addicted to's definitely my guilty pleasure. Hubby has absolutely no idea why I watch such a "dumb" show as he calls it, but I enjoy tuning in to see what the girls are gonna do next. FUN!

This is my sweet K in her way cute tutu made by my best real-life buddy Jenn at Memoirs of a Southern Domestic Goddess. Isn't it darling? I love how it looks on my baby girl. She makes the cutest things and sells them on her blog. I also have a picture frame she made which I adore. Go by and check her out!

I got an award back at the first of January and am just now blogging about it.....whew! Gina at Six In The Country gave this to me...thanks Gina!

I am so grateful for the recognition! Go over for a visit and say hello. She has a great blog!
Enjoy your weekend friends. I have been working on a painting project and will be back next week to show you a peak at what is going on in this house!


Jules from "The Roost" said...

LOVE the pillows! I really like the color you found for your bedroom too. I have to say the tutu picture is my favorite ;)

Denise said...

my guest bathroom is painted robins egg blue. i LOVE it. it is accompanied with black and white accents and b/w toile shower curtain.
all that to say i LOVE the color and wish i could paint every room robins egg blue.
i hope we will see pix of your room when it is done!

Mother Hood said...

I love your taste! Do you have a little red-haired girl? That's something special! The tutu is so cute.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sassy, I have my wish list for Ballard's too! :) And those pillows are on it! Aren't they beautiful! The top of my list is the bird pictures in the mirrored frames! ...I can dream!:)

Your daughter in the little tutu is absolutely precious! And congrats on your award. You certainly do have a very pretty blog!

Thanks for the prayers for my family last week! We appreciated them so much! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

DeeBee said...

I love Real Housewives of OC. I tried watching the other Housewives show but just couldn't get into them. Don't you just hate Vicki?? I know.. hate is a strong word, but still!!

It was great meeting you last night! I'm glad you were braver than I would have been and joined us after only finding out about us that morning. So funny.

♥georgie♥ said...

oooo I so ♥ TRHofOC!!!!!

It was fantastic meeting you last night!!!! So glad you came

maggie said...

The mandoline is a powerful thing, isn't it?

Even though you and I didn't get to chat much last night, it was really nice to meet you!

6HappyHearts said...

Hey girl! It was so great to meet you last night!! Your blog is A-dorable!! I too watch the girls of the OC. It's a sick & twisted life they live - makes me feel better about myself ; )
Let's keep in touch!!

Mc Allen said...

Oh I really like the large sign!! I'm looking for one for my great room.. I live just out side Tulsa and I go to little towns around me like collinsville, claremore, Jenks looking around for similar stuff!! The pillows are great too & you have a great eye... love the blue too! ♥ LA

Sarah said...

ha! What a nice surprise!!! I need to get you that blue color too. I'll email you a couple of others as well. I have those same items from Ballard on my wish list. I LOVE that french sign. I may need that for sure!!!
Vintage Lily

Sarah said...

oh girl is so cute AND Orange County is definetly a guilty pleasure for me too! Wes can't stand that I watch it!

Darlene said...

LOVE those pillows!!! And the birdcage mirror is fabulous! When you find the perfect blue let us know cause I am thinking of painting our bedroom blue.

Margaret said...

Thanks for leaving your comment on my weight loss blog. It is a bold move to go public like this.

Your blog page is much prettier than mine.

The Branches said...

oh wow! You have excellent decorating taste :) I can't wait to decorate a home someday...hopefully soon! We moved to Fort Worth about 1 1/2 years ago, my husband is from here and I am from AR. I like it so far! It's definitely bigger! What were some of your favorite spots in FW area? Nice to meet you! Becky

**** April **** said...

I need to know what color blue that is!?! That's THE SHADE I want for my MBR!!! SPILL WOMAN SPILL!!!

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It is to have no trouble.
It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore,
To wonder at nothing that is done to me,
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It is to be at rest when nobody praises me,
And when I am blamed or despised;
it is to have a blessed home in myself
where I can go in and shut the door
and kneel to my Father
in secret and be at peace,
as in a deep sea of calmness, when all
around and about is trouble.