I saw some pretty yellow beads at a thrift store yesterday. They were strung on a piece of elastic. I bought them. I want to restring them onto ribbon and make something pretty like this necklace. The combination of beads, ribbons and flowers gets me every time.



Love, love, love this idea!
This sentiment really speaks to me right now.
Read about it here.
Purchase one here.


cloche encounter of a cute kind

Cannot get over how much I am in love with the cloche!

To me this style of hat is just so feminine and classy. I am remniscent of

Audrey, Natalie, Jackie...
Hats to die for are not the only things found on Mod Cloth. I highly recommend a perusual!



This onesie made me laugh out loud. I think it is great for all of us mommies that were raised on the movie Dirty Dancing. And what a lovely tribute to Patrick Swayze! Found here. Hope it made you smile too.



Excited to make this pumpkin face mask with the 12 year old girls in our church youth program tomorrow night. I'll let you know how it smells and feels!

Pumpkin Face and Body Mask

1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup bentonite clay (available at health food stores)
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp almond oil
2 tsp cinnamon

Mix together and apply evenly to your face or anywhere else you'd like to smooth. Leave on 10 minutes before rinsing. Almond oil moisturizes, clay draws out impurities, honey replenishes collagen and cinnamon improves circulation.



Going on over at Zany Zinnia. Lots of scrapbooking and craft supplies for $5. Sale starts at 8:00 am Central Time! Just take a look below at their cute kit for Halloween. This item is not $5, but many cute items will be! Happy Five Buck Friday!

Congratulations Stacy & Dolores on 3 years!



I love the look of shimmery, full lips. Here's a great gloss that is so affordable, perfect shimmer and it's organic. In fact, the entire line is organic*. Goodness, who knew it felt so good to go green...

Palladio Liplicious lip gloss

*for the local girls, you can find this gloss at the premium outlet center in Napa at the beauty store. The whole Palladio line is there.



My new obsession this season. I have bought most of my new clothes for the season in this color and now I am trying to get a bit of grey in each room of my house. I just finished Blake's little mini room makeover adding a touch of grey and blue to his already brown and orange/rust decor. It looks good. Check it out here.

For the rest of the house, I can't keep my hands off these items in the stores. I keep going back and holding them.....wondering.....will they work.

For Kaia's room.

For the front bath.

And these super yummy down pillows for the couch.


life is beautiful

this movie was so beautiful, tender and rich with emotion. The music is touching and weaves expertly through the whole film. I highly recommend a screening with you and the girls...

not just for the movie alone either...

if that doesn't give you butterflies, I don't know what will.



My new favorite scent! Mrs. Meyers Clean Day in Geranium. For.The.Whole.House! Hand soap, bar soap, laundry soap, dryer sheets, counter spray, toilet scrub, window spray, stainless steel cleaner. Seriously.....the whole house. And it smells soooo pretty. And it reminds me of a special night Mr. Kennedy and I spent together on a date.

The kids were going to the movies with Grandma. Mr. Kennedy told me to dress casually, he was planning a date night. We took off for a short drive to Sonoma, CA. Stopped in at a cute bike store to drool over some fabulous beach cruisers that we couldn't afford, then continued driving into Glen Ellen. Mr. Kennedy had been working on a home in Glen Ellen and every day drove by a quaint little restaurant....Saffron, that he dreamed of taking me to. We went. The food was amazing. Actually.....incredible. In their restroom was this hand soap. I washed my hands and while driving all the way home I kept smelling my hands. The scent was delicious and intoxicating...just like the meal we had just eaten and the time we had shared together on our special date night.

This hand soap now greets my guests in our front bathroom. And a bar of soap sits in my shower. The air freshener....at my kitchen window. And the packaging on all the bottles is so cute. A perfect scent to last me until next summer or until our next surprise date night!



I have two of these slipper chairs from Target in my great room but mine are a plain khaki/cream tweed. I stopped dead in my tracks at Target today when I saw this sweet vine print. Oh they are pretty and affordable. And, I might add comfy. They have held up nicely too! We are going on two years with ours....with lots of use. They actually come in a couple of fabulous prints.

There also was an amazing table and chair set that I can't find anywhere on the internet yet, but I will definitely share when I find it. Let's just say that I wanted to redecorate my whole house around this table and chair set!

Happy Weekend.


we've got it made!

check out the cutest little dress salvaged from a men's dress shirt!!

you can find the tutorial HERE on the sweetest blog called made. I am in complete and total awe over how talented this chica is- and all with very easy to follow tutorials.



I found these at Payless Shoe Source. Yes, every once in awhile I find a very worthy shoe at Payless that deserves some extra attention. These are my new shoes for this fall season! And I bought them during BOGO....even better. Deep rich purple suede for $24.99!