Friday, August 12, 2011

Explore. Dream. Discover.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

~ Mark Twain ~

Friday, May 27, 2011

Prolong the Life of Cut Flowers from your Garden

Few ways to prolong the life of cut flowers from your garden:

  1. Cut the flowers very early in the morning when they have the most moisture and are cool from the night temperatures.
  2. Always have a bucket handy so you can put them immedciately in water. 
  3. Once inside recut the stems under water in the sink. Cut them at a slant, this will help the water intake and flow once they are arranged.

Peonies are now in bloom, the seaon is from May to June.  

* Don't forget to take your flowers to the sink every morning and mist them to maitain humidity and moisture.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Scotty McCreery Wins

 The Winner Scotty McCreery! His deep voice, country twag and charm made him a favorite all season on American Idol. So very PROUD of him, Scotty, North Carolina loves you this big.  :)
Scotty McCreery

"Never in my wildest dreams," Scotty said in disbelief after winning the competition. "I've got to thank the Lord first, he got me here."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Daydreaming: A Beach House with Blue Shutters

When you’re in the mood to daydream over beautifully designed houses, Giannetti Home, is a good place to do it. One of my favorite houses in architect Steve Giannetti’s portfolio is this traditional one on Broad Beach. I love the the blue shutters outside, the gorgeous woodwork inside–and the view of the water doesn’t hurt, either.
This house had me with the Cedar Shingle Siding! Let's take a look around.

Now you’re daydreaming, too, aren’t you?

To see more photos of this house, visit Giannetti Home. You can read an interview with architect Steve Giannetti at Things That Inspire. And be sure to check out Brooke Giannetti’s inspiring blog, too, at Velvet & Linen. Hooked on Houses.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Crystal Sailboat Chandelier

Fell in love with this Crystal Sailboat chandelier, this is an item we have to have in our future home!

All hands (and hooks) on deck! This Crystal Ship Chandelier from Z Gallerie has me sailing with excitement. True, it’ll cost you a sizable pirate booty ($800), but this beaut of a boat—lined with dozens of rows of dazzling crystals and illuminated with light at the stern, bow, and hull—is worth its weight in gold. Just get your first mate on board to help you pay for it.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Crochet Flower Coasters

I am super excited about these cute little Crochet Flower Coasters from yvestown

I love learning new things, so I will be teaching myself how to crochet with books and online resources. I will be making a trip to A.C. Moore in the morning to purchase the materials to get started.  I can hardly wait to get started on my first crochet project. Below is the pattern

I love this pattern as it's so simple and so girly. This is how do you it ...

Start: 6 ch, close as a ring with a ss.

Row 1: 2 ch, 23 dc in ring, close with a ss in the 2nd ch of the beginning of this row.

Row 2: 4 ch, 1 dc in the closing ss of the previous row; 1 ch *skip 2 st; in the next st: 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc; 1 ch* Repeat 7x from *to*. Close row with a ss in the 2nd ch (of 4) of the start.

Row 3: 2 ch; 1 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc under the 2 ch of the previous row; 1 sc under the 1 ch *2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc as before; 1 sc as before*. Repeat 7 x from *to*. Close row with a ss in 2nd ch (of 2 ) of the start.

Row 4: no build up with ch as before; directly 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc under the 2 ch of the previous row; 1 sc to the left and right of the sc of the previous row. Repeat 8x and close with a ss in the first st of the row.

Bind off with a ss.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

New to the blog world.

This is my wonderful fiancĂ© and I, we are big dorks. He is my best friend and my rock I love him so much. We have been together for 7 years and I look forward to many more to come. Can hardly wait to start a family find my niche, I have been exploring my passion in design and DIY projects. Think I may go back to school and make it a reality :)

Well, I've done it. I've decided to start a blog, I am so glad you have found me. I have been reading blogs for many many years and I really enjoy each of them and their unique approach to life's big and small adventures. And while I don't really have time for this, I'm going to do it anyway. And while I don't really expect anyone to follow this, I'm going to do it anyway. And while I don't necessarily have a whole lot of exciting things to post, I'm going to do it anyway. And while I don't even have a specific "theme" for this blog, I'm going to do it anyway. Why? Because I can. :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

DIY Projects

DIY projects are great ways to add personal touch to your home at a reasonable price.

All of DIY projects comprise of an approximate cost for materials and a difficulty rating so you won't find yourself in over your head.