Thursday, April 10, 2008


Prince Brody is keeping me very busy! I should be back soon!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

We have a new baby!

What's funny is I had planned last week to have a post titled, "If only I had a baby!" Well, now we have one! His name is Brody and he is a four-month-old German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix! We just adopted him on Sunday and I could not be more in love with the little guy!! He looks so big in the pictures, but he's actually pretty small!

Brody's First Day Home

Here he was asleep by my side while I was writing yesterday's entry! The little booger is my shadow! I love it!

Okay, so back to the "If only I had a baby post." If only I had a human baby, these would be just perfect, don't you think??

Check out these finds from Etsy seller, BeezandMe!

Perhaps I should just buy them for my future human babies!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Rewind back to 1999!

Growing up I always had an interest in interior design. One weekend while my parents were away, I stayed with my aunt and uncle and we decided it would be a perfect time to repaint my bedroom! We painted the trim in two different colors, painted the walls, and I thought it was perfect. I think my mom had other thoughts when she saw what we had done, but I was pleased with our work! :)

I was constantly rearranging my room, changing the posters on my wall, making collages and framing them, etc. I loved designing my space using what I had...even if it was clippings from BOP magazine!

I mentioned in my profile that I had a style file. This folder had pictures that I ripped out of magazines, articles I found intriguing, color swatches/patterns I loved, etc. Recently I took a trip through that file again and was kind of shocked that my ideas of style really haven't changed! I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but oh well!

Take a look at what spaces I fell in love with in 1999:

The First Home of Juliette Lewis
InStyle magazine, September 1999 issue

Kevin Costner's Home
InStyle magazine, September 1999 issue

I guess I have come to the conclusion that I still find these spaces pleasing because they aren't really trendy spaces, they are just beautiful ones! I tend to not follow the trends and just buy what I like...while that may include a trendy piece or two, I think my style will remain the same.

Monday, April 7, 2008


Since the theme of this blog is "a girl's search for things that please," let's truly please all of our senses! I am quite sure you have heard this wonderful piece before, but why not hear it again. This is my favorite rendition of Hallelujah.

Please take just a little over six minutes of your life, sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy. Just listen to Hallelujah, performed by K.D. Lang:

Friday, April 4, 2008

Cupcake Friday!

Happy Friday!! It's that time again!! Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes!!
Today I decided to showcase the work of:
a.k.a. Le Cupcake

Her work is just so beautiful, I cannot even put it into words! Take a look:

Be sure to check out her entire gallery of cupcakes on Flickr and to learn more about her, click here! You can also check out her blog, Le Cupcake!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Coasters, to me, are fun little works of art that I constantly need to change, so when my three-year-old nephew broke two of mine a few weeks ago, it was no big deal because it meant I could go on a hunt for new, fresh ones! Score!

Check out some of my finds:

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Gorgeous Outdoor Spaces!

I truly believe that the exterior spaces of your home (or apartment, condo, or town home) are an extension of your living space. If you have a yard, even a tiny one, use it! Maybe you only have a tiny balcony...use it! Perhaps it's just a space just outside your front door...USE IT!

Take a look at these spectacular spaces and get inspired to make your outdoor spaces beautiful, functional, and most of all...your own!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Do you have a journal? Some blogs, I guess, could be considered an online journal, but do you have an actual journal? I have several, but I don't really use them for daily entries about life, but more so as a way of keeping my thoughts and ideas organized.

I have a gratitude journal, that I started after reading The Secret. I have a home journal that has layouts of each of the rooms in my house and lists of projects that I would like to accomplish in each room. I also have a journal that stays next to my bed, so that when random thoughts come to me as I am about to fall asleep (which they often do), I can quickly jot them down.

I think journals are a wonderful way of keeping memories close to you, getting out emotions, or simply just a place to write about absolutely nothing.

Check out these wonderful journals:Year of Journals from Red Envelope