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Saturday
Apr192014

Mark and Graham

Have you heard of Mark and Graham? Well, apparently I have been living under a rock, cuz I just discovered this website today and I am smitten.... insert- swoon. Of course anything associated with Potterybarn, Williams-Sonoma, Rejuvination and West Elm would be fabulous right??

Right now I am going to show you some super cute totes, I'll have one of each please!

Canvas totes that are totally customizable, who doesn't love that?? $65, not too bad right?

I love the shape of this tote, $150.

The perfect resort tote! $195

The club crossbody is the perfect mix of practical, sporty and cute! $55

The Colorfield tote is roomy and versatile! $99

A 5-pocket canvas tote perfect for personalization! $69

Luxurious Uptown Handbag and clutch, quality made and a price tag that shows it at $375!

Fabulous, right?!?!? That was just a taste, head on over and find more bags and totes to drool over and if you find something in their Mother's day lookbook make sure to use their code to get 15% off!

Be prepared for some fun stuff to swoon over, Iv'e only just begun! :) Happy shopping friends!

Saturday
Apr192014

Happy Spring and a French Potato Salad

Happy Easter! How are your Easter weekend plans going? Fresh off of sprink break? Just starting? We are just starting our late spring break and enjoying, yes I said enjoying this rainy Saturday. Getting a lot done around the house, including last minute details for the Easter baskets, laundry, cleaning and making this delicious French potato salad for our Easter festivities tomorrow.

This recipe is courtesy of Ina Garten and is a refreshing change from the sometimes gloppy mayo version and much healthier!

This recipe should feed 10-12 people.

French Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Small red potatoes
  • 2 pounds Small white potatoes
  • 3 or 4 tablespooons of each Champagne vinegar, chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon Grainy Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Black pepper
  • 10 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Minced green onion
  • 3 tablespoons Minced fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons Minced fresh parsly
  • 3 tablespoons Julienne fresh basil

Cooking Directions

  1. Boil potatoes until done, then cut into quarters. While they are still warm stir in the champagne vinegar and chicken stock. Let sit for a few minutes to absorb.
  2. Combine vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper with the olive oil into a container with a lid and shake! Pour the vinaigrette over the potatoes. Add the green onions, dill, parsley, basil and toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.

I hope you have a lovely Easter! 

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Friday
Mar282014

Spring pots with a touch of gold

Hi friends! This is no secret, but I have a thing for gold! So, when I was looking at my table wondering what to have on it this spring I went with pretty pots painted white with metallic gold. I filled them with wheat grass and topped them off with pretty rocks. I love how it looks!

 

I painted the pots white with gold trim, I love that combo!

I free-handed the the gold lines down each pot, then drew slanted lines on one row connecting the next row of slanted lines going the opposite direction to create a herringbone pattern.

I filled each pot with wheat grass and topped the soil with pretty pebbles.

Did you notice the cute tray underneath the pots? I haven't secured the handles yet! That's phase 2!

I am smitten and want to thank the Happy Housie for this idea! Her herringbone pattern is so neat and tidy, mine is not, but that is okay, they still look good and they were quick and easy to make!

What do you have on your spring table this year?

 

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Thursday
Mar132014

Organized with Discbound by Martha Stewart

Hey friends! I hope you are surviving these last few days of winter, we are lucky here in the northwest with mild temperatures and lots of sunshine! I feel for the east coast, I couldn't deal with all that snow this time of year, bring on spring!

I love what spring brings for me, birds chirpping, sunshine, spring cleaning, and getting organized! I have been a stay at home mom for 7 years now and work is calling me back to the table and I can't wait!

To get ready for my new venture I went to Staples and came across a leather Discbound organizer by Martha Stewart and I couldn't resist it!

I love it!

The best part is that they are totally customizable! I found these fun printables here, they came with calendar pages, to do lists and notes pages and they are just the right amount of fun!

 The Arc hole punch is an investment at around $40, but knowing that I can always print and customize my planner to fulfill my organizational needs is priceless!

The discs that make up the binder hold the pages in place and come in other sizes. I can already tell that I will be needing to upgrade to the next size soon!

The binder also comes with one plastic see thru sleeve to hold this and that.

I purchased two see thru zip pouches as well so I can stuff my receipts and other important things that I don't want to lose.

The Martha Stewart line also has binder tab dividers, but I wasn't all that thrilled with the color choices, so I made my own using cardstock and divider tabs!

I simply cut the cardstock to size, hole punched them and added the tabs.

I am so pleased with how it looks and how it will keep me organized!

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Monday
Mar032014

{DIY} St. Patrick's day runner

Okay, I think an obsession is forming.....table runner for every season?!?! Yep, I'm doing it. I can never find a runner for my table that is not expensive or cheesy. Not to mention the right size or as stylish as I want it! I feel like I am slave to what is out there, when I make my own I physically go to the craft store pick out my own fabric and get busy creating my own table runner!

This time for St. Patrick's day and the spring fever I am feeling I went with a fresh spring green chevron fabric.


If you follow me you might remember my Valentine's day runner here.


The runner just wouldn't be complete without a ruffle!




Find out how I made this runner here!


How are you decorating for St. Patrick's day? I can't help but love this transition to spring green!

Want more St. Patty's day projects? Here ya go:

Shamrock wreath

St. Patty's mantel

Reversible banner

Boxwood wreath

Mint chocolate crunch



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