One of my aprons and cake plates is being given away here today! Good luck.



...this weekend, I begged Dave to marry me again. He would just smile at me thinking it was funny. He finally realized on our last day there that he had turned me down three different times. And he promised to take me back so we could get married again. The thought of renewing our vows in silly places over and over again gives me butterflies. Can you imagine always feeling like a newlywed?! I can. He promised me a fun, cheesy wedding in Reno the next time we visit. Then I said "and South Lake Tahoe and Vegas by an Elvis impersonator." If I have my way, we will be back in Reno soon! Those pictures will be so fun to share over the next couple of years. Us getting married over and over again!



My friend's little girl turned ONE on July 7th and they had a 4th of July party for her all done up in red, white & blue. I made a birthday banner and little matchbox party favors for the party.

And for her 1st birthday present.....a little creation from my Funky Vintage Kitchen's new baby/kid line Funky Vintage Kids! I loved adding the ruffles on the bum bum. It was a complete last minute add-on. Miss Mack's mom sent me a picture of her wearing it on her actual birthday.



I went to the fabric store on Saturday looking for a cute vintage inspired dress to make. Nothing came close to this pattern I saw on a girl's blog I visit regularly. I'm so excited....she is making me a copy of the pattern for the short-sleeved green dress! I'll post pictures when my dress is complete.



I am not normally drawn to items with leaves on them (even though they are wildly popular right now). But....I do love these. Something about them keeps me coming back and staring at them. Maybe it is the color combination. I found them here on Etsy again. Her necklaces are beautiful too. Browse through her site! Have I mentioned lately how much I heart Etsy?

Happy Weekend. Hope you have something wonderful planned.



I can't get enough of necklaces these days. My newest obsession. If I could, I would buy a chunky necklaces in every color. I found a handful of beautiful ones. This one would be on the top of my list. Found on Etsy here. It makes me want to go to lunch with my girlfriends and order sparkling lemonade. Here is her close-up! She really is gorgeous in her lemony-lime goodness.



I really wish I had time to learn to sew a simple quilt. I dream of them. I see pretty fabric and want to put them together to make a pretty quilt. I have "quilt on the brain"! I browse Etsy and quilting blogs regularly. I spend far too much time in our own local quilt shop. I need to just break down, give up a Saturday, and sign up for a beginner quilting class. Until then though, I will continue to find gorgeous quilts that keep me dreaming and inspire me. This quilt was found while searching Etsy and I didn't keep good notes so I can't remember which shop I found it in. I'm so sorry. But it really is gorgeous. And makes my insides all fluttery.



Sensibly Styled puts together the cutest outfits! And modest too. This grouping features items all under $30. I seriously need to be shopping a little more Charlotte Russe for my trendier pieces of clothing. Those dark cropped pants are adorable. I like wearing longer shorts and cropped pants because nothing is worse than a woman crossing her legs in short shorts and seeing the cottage cheese that is created when crossing legs. I was thrilled when Bermuda style shorts came back in. And thank goodness they are staying despite this seasons rash of shorter than short shorts! Wow that's a lot of shorts. Happy Monday!



BellaLulu is definitely worth a peek on Etsy. I've highlighted a few of her finds that are in my favorite color combinations, but her whole site is like browsing through all the BESTS of an antique flea market. I want the little aqua and red dish for Funky Vintage Kitchen!