Saturday, July 30, 2011

Enjoy and relax

Not sure who this pretty lady is, but my day will mimic hers. Enjoy the weekend !

Friday, July 29, 2011


Remember my post about note cards when i said I loved getting things hand written in the mail? We I received the sweetest card and handwritten note this week from my Aunt. Just goes to show you, snail mail is alive and WELL =).

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Keys, wallets, and rings

Each day my husband comes homes and puts these items on the counter for him to pick up the following day. Yesterday while I was cleaning up after dinner, I decided I am getting him a tray to place them on. So tired of them just sitting on the counter. I came up with some options. Any one care to tell me which they like the best?





I know which one I am leaning towards but just curious to see what you all think.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Hot fun in the summertime"

Living in NY my entire life, I really do enjoy having all four seasons. Summer sort of sneaks up on Long Island. We all know it's coming but Spring tends to show it's pretty head for just a bit and then bam, it's hazy, hot and humid Summertime. Last week it hit 113 here and it was pretty darn gross I tell you. But the last two days the humidity has broken and it got me thinking of what reminds me of summer. Especially since I am not longer dripping of sweat lol !

I figured I would share some pictures of what reminds me of summertime with you all. Who ever you are that read this fancy blog ;). So here goes !

Lemonade of course, home made specifically

Good Ole Dave Matthews, summer is not complete without him singing in the background somewhere.

The smell of sunblock. Is there any better smell???

Burgers ! Be it, chicken, turkey, or beef they are all amazing in my book.

Garage sales will always remind me of summer. When we were younger my sisters and I used to stay at my Aunt and Uncles a lot in the summer, we would search for garage sales to find different things to contribute to our "ugly gift collection" ... hahaha, who knows who has this box now ! It was such a great time. Oh how I miss those days.

The smooth sounds of Reggae !

Home grown tomatoes, nothing better tasting !

Beach glass. Hard to find on LI but it will always have a summer feel to it.

I even asked some of my friends what reminds them of summer , here are some of their responses.
Pina Coladas, yum !
This combines two responses, coconuts and sand

Flip flops, gotta let those suckers breathe in the summer. But please people, make your feet pretty.

Love pools. This one would be nice ! I'll take it. =).

And lastly, sprinklers. Isn't this picture great? Found it on the web somewhere, so vintage, so old school, so cool.

And last but not least, this gem right here will forever and always remind me of being younger in the summertime

So what reminds you of summer? Tell me all about it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Vintage napkin holder

I literally have more than I could ever need in our home, but one thing, a napkin holder. Each time my in laws come over, my mother in law makes fun of the fact that I have everything but paper napkins ! I do have them, but I never bought a holder so I have no where to really store them. So I've been looking for the right one and came up with some from Etsy. Ah Etsy how I love thee.

Ok so maybe that's a little more then just some =).

Thursday, July 21, 2011

This kid right here, is amazing ! love him

Christmas in July

Yep, well the talk of Christmas cards only. For the last four years I've been making Christmas cards to send to a special list of people. I think I make about 20-30 a year. Here are some of the last four years of what I've made. They really looked so much better when I was making them... oh well there is always next year.

2007, yes that is our cat Zero, he was less than thrilled about this lol.

Here is 2008. I went old school and cut out two trees out of wrapping paper. Remember when you were little and you would fold the paper in half and cut out a shape? Yep, that's this right here.

In 2009, I tried to make something look like a snow globe. My bff Kristi, thought it looked like a moon over the house... could be right. I used tin foil as the globe/moon, put glitter on it to make it appear like it was the inside glitter in the snow globe. Then I made the house out of fabric and paper. I used cotton for the chimney smoke. And I am not quite sure why the tree near the house is brown lol. I think it died from all the Christmas excitement !

And my favorite one. 2010, this is straight up Martha Stewart inspired. Three white buttons with a paper top hat. I also used black paint for the eyes and orange for his nose. Love it.

So as for 2011 who knows what it will bring. I have some ideas up my sleeve. I start making them in November since they do take some time and I like to get them to people the beginning of December to start off their season !

Snail mail

With all the technology these days it really makes you miss the simpler way of receiving birthday greetings, get well wishes, love letters, and plain old catch you up with their life, letters from your friends. I remember back in our dating days, my husband and I wrote little letters to each other every so often. I still have many of them. We even wrote a list of "100 things we love about each other", I still have those too.
To this day, I love when there is a birthday card or even a postcard (super rare)arrives in my mail box waiting for me. I would absolutely flip if I received a letter from someone ! It would make my day. That's why I love ordering from Etsy so much, most items include a personal letter from the seller. Such a nice touch.
When we got married, I could not wait to send out thank you cards for our shower and wedding. I picked out ones that I thought were super cute, yet modern for our shower and of course the wedding ones were the typical photo card. I put a lot of thought in what I wrote to each person, expressing our excitement of receiving their gift and about our wedding. I hope it translated to each and every one of them the way I intended it to be.

I really love note cards. Tremendously. My best friend bought me a set from Crane years ago for my birthday that I just love. I think I've used them twice because they are so beautiful, they can only be used on special occasions. This is what they look like, this picture does not do them justice.

Do you know how hard it is to find note cards on the internet these days? The search results come up with a lot of e-cards. Come on now ! After a bit of tweaking the searches I found a bunch of them on the web I figured I would share.

Here's a little giraffe print for you. So adorable.

This could be the current theme of my life !

How this reminds me of a special lady and a special vacation in Florida.

For the soft but edgy side of all of us. Love the pink !

"Nuff said" here .

And for the Barbie lover in us all.

So tell me, do you love notes in the mail as much as I do ?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I love Etsy duece

I am feeling a bit down today. Just life in general has at me, so I figured I would post some pretty things to look at from Etsy. Love this site, if you haven't checked it out you really should. So many amazing things on here. WWW.ETSY.COM

That's all for now...