Things I Love

August 22, 2012

A Little Holiday

Summer is winding down for the boys and I'll be taking a little holiday to share this time with them before school begins again.

So, I'll be away for a wee bit. (I plan to connect again sometime around September 5th).

This summer has been as great as I could hope. Here are a few things I've loved to pieces this season:

Sylvia's Quinoa Cakes (My favorite favorite summer meal):

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Image: Feasting at Home

These super fun games that the folks at Zume sent us. They actually got the boys excited to run around outside more. One night, we had tons of boys outside playing Zume games until 10:30 pm. What could be better than boys being crazy and having fun?

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Image: Zume

These beautiful bracelets that Heather introduced me to. And they're recycled too!

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Image: Heather Bullard

Note: I have a call in to the maker of the bracelets so that I can provide you with her contact information in case you want to purchase your own. I'll provide contact information for the maker here if I'm able to do so. Stay tuned...

So, farewell until September...

Love,

me

July 09, 2012

Feasting At Home

Today I want to introduce you to Sylvia who has the most fantastic food blog, Feasting At Home.

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Here she is delivering some of her amazing food for a shoot I was producing.

It was a terrible, horrible stormy day and we were trying to shoot an outdoor event. In the hours we were sitting and waiting for breaks in the thunder, lightning, and torrential downpours, we had plenty of time to catch up. I loved getting a chance to visit with her as I find her work really inspiring.

I think she's one of those people who is so gifted and the world (outside of Spokane) just hasn't discovered her yet. Do you love beautiful wonderful food? Then you'll love Sylvia, and Feast.

March 30, 2012

My Favorite Find Friday

Welcome to My Favorite Find Friday!

Several Fridays a month I'll be sharing upcoming events and great shoppes that I've discovered on My Favorite Find! (You can click on the image to be taken to the event/shoppe listing on My Favorite Find).

Vintage/Antiques Show/Sale Event - Newburyport, Massachusetts:

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Women's Vintage Day Out - California (Participants need to RSVP by March 28th):

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Classic Farmhouse Open House and Sales Event - Auburn, WA:

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Vintage Trunk Show - Beaverton, OR:

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And take a look at this shoppe, Tattered Tiques, in Lake Barrington, Illinois:

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Don't know about My Favorite Find yet? You can read more about the story behind it's creation on these blogs: (Of course, you can visit the site any time!)

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Drinking From My Saucer

Cathy Penton - Dare to Dream

Blissful Blooms

Vintage Grey

The Savvy Luna Bug

Homesteader's Heart

Alexa Lett

Rural Revolution

Ramblings from a Vintage Gal

Curious Details

The Grand Suprise

KXLY 4 News

Farm Fresh Therapy

Hampton Victory Garden

Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Finding Home 

Recraft Magazine

Tanya Smith

Sweet Peas and Happy Things

Homemade Renegade

SugarPie Farmhouse

Raffia Sisters

Sing and Don't Be Silent

Pots and Pins

 

March 13, 2012

Personal Favorites

Do you remember the Business Card Contest I held recently? That was fun! I thought I'd share these cards that I've saved from my travels and Farm Chicks business. I do love a great business card!

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Gather and Hunt, a Farm Chicks Show vendor.

Marguerite, one of the most beautifully curated shops I've ever visited.

Hello!Lucky, I adore the business and their goods.

And speaking of Hello!Lucky Stationery, look at these darling cards I recently received from them. Letterpress is just so lovely.

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October 17, 2011

Fall Favorites (Part 2)

Today I want to tell you about the pretty little things I'm loving right now. A few more little pick-me-ups for the fall wardrobe.

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The best thing about gold? It makes you SHINE!

Happy day!

Sources:

Lace Clutch: Forever 21

Gold Nail Polish: Nicole (OPI) in shade "Next CEO"

Fabric Flower Pin: EmersonMade

Gold Lace Necklace: Payaya!

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August 26, 2011

Fall Favorites

Adding a few special things to your seasonal wardrobe is like a little pick-me-up. A "Happy Day To Me, From Me" sort of treat. Here is what I'm loving for fall:

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1: Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon - I love the look of a stained lip. Not overly made up, but lovely, nonetheless. And, yes, it feels velvety, not dry like a normal lipstain. I love this stuff! My fave? Mulberry Nude. $7.99 at Target.

2: Maybelline Express Finish polish. I love how quickly this polish dries. Perfect shade for my toes: Mocha Blast. $3.49 at Target.

3: Maybelline Express Finish polish. I like the shade Ivory in Seconds for my hands. $3.49 at Target.

4. Aviators (on the cheap!) Let me say that I've owned really expensive sunglasses and really inexpensive ones and the expensive ones break and get lost just as easily as the cheap ones. My vote? Wal-Mart $4.99.

5. Minnetonka moccasins. If you're going to buy moccasins, don't go cheap. I think Minnetonkas are the best, and aren't they just the cutest for fall? I got mine for a great deal: $29 at TJ Maxx. (Normal retail is $45, but well worth it).

Note: I was not paid to endorse these items. I just happen to enjoy them.

May 04, 2011

Buzzing

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April 04, 2011

This Week

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February 10, 2011

Floral Fashion

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January 13, 2011

A Short Novel About Fashion

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November 28, 2010

The Original Cake Flags

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June 29, 2010

Galvanized

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April 01, 2010

Preserved

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March 30, 2010

Heather Bullard

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October 26, 2009

Sisters Weekend

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August 19, 2009

Place

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August 17, 2009

Sprinkles

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August 05, 2009

Wildrose Prairie

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July 28, 2009

Spoon

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July 03, 2009

My Prairie the Beautiful

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June 10, 2009

Muncha-a-Buncha!

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May 15, 2009

Back to 4th Grade

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May 01, 2009

Holly Farrell

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February 12, 2009

Cuckoo for the Cuckoo Clock

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January 02, 2009

Happy Home Office

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October 23, 2008

Hi Friends! It's me, Serena.

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