Monday, October 24, 2011


Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this year with the FEED Trick-or-Treat Bag

For every bag purchased a $3.50 donation is made to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help support UNICEF's nutrition programs. So, each FEED Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF bag purchased will generate funding to help UNICEF provide one child in the developing world with an entire year's worth of micronutrient powder.

I purchased mine here for just $12.95!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

In The Process

of composing a post featuring my favorite pictures, highlights etc. from this year's southern edition of the ...

So, keep on the lookout for more to come (hopefully) later this week!

Found Another One

Christmas Album that is ...

Michael Buble is releasing Christmas this Monday, October 24th (same as the She & Him release) and it sounds just lovely.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Favorite Find

I woke up early on a Saturday recently to check out some local yard sales and one ad caught my eye with the mention of an "owl collection". The lady had a quite a few and this little birdie mentioned how he would love to come live with me, so for $1.00 he did just that.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Did You Know?

You better grab your mug and pour some cocoa because there is a new mallow in town ...

I found mine at the local Walmart and they are as yummy as they are cute. So, what are you waiting for? Go NOW and get a bag to add a little seasonal spice to your own cup of warm goodness.

New Girl

This is my new favorite show.

I love Zooey Deschanel even MORE because of how hilarious and adorable she is on this show.

I wish her character Jess was a real life friend ... and the guy who plays character Nick, is a bit adorable too.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Golden Delicious

I am curious to get a whiff of the new DKNY Golden Delicious.

I have long loved DKNY Be Delicious and this latest scent looks like it may be a great addition for Autumn.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Have You Heard?

It always happens about this time every year bands and artists start announcing who is going to have a Christmas album. I always get at least one new album for my collection every year and have already discovered the latest addition.

She & Him will be releasing their very first Christmas album A Very She & Him Christmas come October 24th with part of proceeds going to 826 National, a nonprofit that "provides under-resourced students with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills".

So, get into the spirit of the season with some great holiday tunes while helping others ... which is what the holidays are about after all.

'Tis The Season

I am a big fan of Halloween and love to decorate for the season. So, when I discovered this adorable dispenser filled with Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin antibacterial foaming soap, for 50% OFF (just $5.00) it was a no-brainer. I LOVE that I can keep the dispenser and use it year after year. You can snatch one up for the holidays here or just head over to your local Bath and Body Works.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


On a recent trip to my local Walmart, I found myself on the ice cream aisle scoping out the options. I'm so happy about the discovery that resulted ...

Jamba Sorbet and Jamba Sorbet & Yogurt Bars

I purchased the "Peach Blackberry Smash Fruit Sorbet" featured above and WOWZA are they jambalicious!!
So yummy with all natural ingredients, NO fat and only 70 calories. They are a great alternative to the usual frozen stuff and all the fruity flavors sound perfect for summer. I cannot wait to try them all!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Current Sounds

The Civil Wars : Barton Hollow

The Black Keys : Brothers

Speaking of Candles

I REALLY, REALLY want one of these Aspen Bay Capri Blue Candles in Volcano.

It reminds me of my days working at Anthropologie (my coolest retail job ever) when we always had one of these burning and infusing the store with that amazing scent.

Sniff, Sniff

If you have not visited a Bath & Body Works lately and had the chance to sniff the delicious new scents then you must do so immediately. I was left craving the following two scents ...

The Dress

It was created by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, classic with a hint of modern and clearly inspired by Grace Kelly ... simply put it was stunning.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


This little video really makes you think outside yourself, which is always good, and reminds me to continually check my perspective on things ... they may not really be as bad as I let myself think.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Favorite Find

I dream of one day owning an old or old-inspired (made of reclaimed wood) farm table. So, when I find lovely vintage linens like this table cloth then they are purchased to don the aforementioned table.

I'm so grateful to have the occasional good luck with vintage fabrics like this at a nearby charity shop.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Favorite Find

I was SO lucky to obtain this amazing vintage enamel bowl during my last turn around the local Goodwill just before checkout. It had suddenly appeared on the shelf in all it's bold black/white striped glory screaming at me that we were destined to be.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Favorite Find

I noticed this glass pitcher on the shelf at the Salvation Army and just couldn't stop thinking about it as I walked around the shop.

I decided to buy it because it reminded me of a bee hive and would be the perfect vessel for sweet tea or lemonade on a hot summer day.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Current Sounds ...

The last album I purchased was ...

.. and I have not stopped listening to it since. The girl has a majorly powerful set of lungs and a voice that makes you wish you could sing that good too.

The Book Thief

I absolutely cannot put this book down ... check out more about it here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Man & Goose

I watched this and thought it was just too cute not to share.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Favorite Find

I thought this was the most adorable basket (an acorn! can you believe?) I had ever seen and immediately snatched it up from the local Goodwill.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Favorite Find

I stumbled upon this gorgeous ceramic ram in my local Salvation Army store and simply had to have him.

The detailing of design and pattern is beautiful.

He reminds me of a Jonathan Adler piece ... only better and way less expensive!

Friday, February 18, 2011


Beware of this stuff, highly addictive after one spoon.

Remember, you have been warned!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Funny Guy = Banjo Pro

Steve Martin is a hilarious fellow (if you need proof then rent The Jerk) but some people don't know he is also pretty darn good with a banjo too. You can view/hear some of his skills in this video ...

I recently discovered his album The Crow: New Songs for the Five String Banjo and had to order it immediately. It really is a must buy if you love the banjo and bluegrass. He even has a new album coming out next month, learn more about it here

Saturday, January 29, 2011

North and South

I recently learned about this little tv mini-series based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel. If you are a huge fan of such period pieces as Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre etc. then it looks like a must see.

I immediately added it to my NETFLIX que and hope to have it later this week!!

I'm An Aesthetics Person

So, every time this music video appears on VH1 I find myself drawn to watch the entire thing. I just love the look and feel. I really like the house and the decor and the wardrobe (his and hers) and the snow and even how you can see his breath in the cold ... plus the song is pretty good.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Finding Joy In The Little Things

The juicy, sweetness of clementines ...
Not wanting/being able to put down The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs ...
Dreaming about a trip to SPAIN later this spring ...
Learning the The Country Living Fair - South will be returning this fall ...
Anticipaiting the mid-Feb. debut of the Spring 2011 issue of Flea Market Style magazine ...
Discovering this quote:
"Enjoy the little things in life, for someday you will realize they were the big things."