Monday, July 25, 2011

Mindless Monday...

I know it's not the time to be thinking of getting another dog with the little bean on the way but the hubby and I want a French Bulldog for next addition.   They are just the cutest things!

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For now we will stick with our pup Ryder and the bean but it can't hurt to look at this little guys!

Happy Monday!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Perfect Picnic

July is National Picnic Month but unfortunately with the hot temperatures we are having in Atlanta it is not the best condition for a picnic. I came across this DIY chevron picnic blanket at Twig & Thistle and I think it is a project that I could handle.

You can read how she created it here. I love the color she used!

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I am looking forward enjoying my day off today and working on little bean's nursery this weekend!

What are your plans? 

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Mindless Monday...

I know for me Monday's always take me some time to get back in to the swing of things and I can always use some positive inspiration!

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How was your weekend?

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Loves: A Diaper Bag

Times sure have changed on the loves have gone from purses and shoes to diaper bags!  When I started my search for a diaper bag I thought about getting a large purse that I could use as one, I found a few that could work but of course were above what I was looking to spend...go figure!

Then I came across the Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Eliz-a-Baby Nylon Baby Bag at Bloomingdales. It was perfect...durable material, two strap options, black and stylish of course!
Images via Bloomingdales

I am hoping Bloomingdales has a Friend's & Family sale soon. I am sure there will be one before November!

Have you seen any other stylish diaper bags out there?

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Etsy find: k.slademade

One of my favorite blogs to follow is Design Darling. Mackenzie does a fabulous job covering interior decor and fashion. Earlier this week she highlighted a new sponsor for Design Darling, k.slademade and I love it!

The main focus of k.slademade are the clutches-large, small and fold-overs...all are very in right now! 

The one above and below are my favorites...I may need to purchase one soon!

She also makes a few different styles of bracelets that are on my wish list.

k.slademade's goodies are reasonably priced and seem like excellent quality. She also has a blog that is fun to follow and more products shown on her website.

What is your favorite k.slademade clutch?

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Some good Craigslist finds...

We are in the process of cleaning out the guest room to make the transition to the little bean's nursery. We posted a few items on Craigslist but I wanted to share them with the blog world too. If you live in the Atlanta area let me know if you are interseted, if not, please pass it along to your friends!

 Do you have any of tips on selling furniture other than Craigslist?

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pins of the Week

I couldn't just share 1 Pin of the Week so here are a few that caught my eye!

I want to be soaking in the sun here...

Perfect paint color inspiration for one of my bathrooms...

I need to make these this weekend! I think the little bean would enjoy them too!

I am back on my Pinterest kick, especially since we are in project mode at home. There are so many ideas out there to share!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Recipe: Summer Pickles

Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! We sure did and I wanted to share a recipe with you that was a hit on Saturday. It is a family recipe that started with my sister, Mary, and then my sister-in-law, Sarah, adapted it too.

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  • 3 nice sized cucumbers sliced thin
  • 1 small onion sliced thin
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Dill and salt to taste
Slice your cucumbers and onions into a bowl. (I used a mandolin so I could get them thin and even) While you are slicing, in a pan on the stove mix vinegar, water and sugar. Heat until the mixture reaches a slow boil. Add salt and dill to taste, I use fresh dill when I can but, dried dill works too. Poor liquid mixture over the sliced cucumber, onions, salt and dill. Chill in the fridge in a covered bowl. They will keep in the fridge for a good amount of time.

These summer pickles are a refreshing snack and can be eaten on their own but the best way is to spread a bit of cream cheese on a cracker and top it with a couple pickles.


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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

HAPPY 4th of JULY!

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I am thoroughly enjoying my extra day off and spending it relaxing with the hubby! I went and cheered on my sister-in-law (and handed her and a friend a mimosa as they ran by) at the Peachtree Road Race. It is a 4th of July tradition in Atlanta and one of the world's largest 10K races with 60,000 participants. Now I am off to look at paint colors for baby bean's nursery!

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Friday, July 1, 2011

The Big Announcement!

Well, the secret has been out for a little while but I am finally finding the time to update the blog world! 

The hubby and I are expecting a little boy November 20th and are beyond excited! 

Ultrasound at 18 weeks

Between not feeling well at night for the last 3 months (I am still not fully over the morning sickness hump even after 19 weeks), some unexpected travel to see family and a large kitchen renovation that has been in the planning stages, blogging has not been at the top of my priorities! I promise it won't turn into a baby blog but I will have to post a few of my favorite finds for the little bean!

I am ready for a long holiday weekend filled with cook-outs, friends and prepping the nursery!

What are your plans for the weekend!

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