Friday, December 30, 2011

A little link love, and a promise to myself

I decorated a lot this Christmas with peppermint candies- whole apothecary jars of them. When the time comes to “undecorate”, I’ve found a great little project. I tried one out tonight and it really is as easy as it sounds on this tutorial.

Not usually a map fan, but this map is just so delightful!!

Spoiler Alert: My next wedding shower? This is the gift!

I’ve just discovered Sammy and I adore his perspective on NYC.

So, I’m thinking seriously about the fresh start of a new year. This is a great tool to use for an annual assessment.

I’ve promised myself that I will return to more regular postings on this blog. Welcome to a new year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday Link Love

Well, I can’t actually read a word on this site, but I can get a pretty good idea and if you click on Overnacten, you will find some swell accommodations. I have a soft spot for caravan’s, so that’s what really captured my heart but look at all of them!

Love this “smarter” advice…..

Uh, yeah. Three of my favorite things? Bring it!

Oh, this is so very pretty! I have a few of those patterns in pillow cases. I’m gradually building my stash of vintage pillow cases. They are so soft and wonderful!

Amy’s room is so sweet! Such a fun idea she has about a fairy room!

And now, by popular demand, the Cavalcade of Bad Nativities….

I have a love of Morse code. Makes me think of my father. Love these bracelets!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Tender Word

He who kindled
The fire of the sun
He who draws out the tender leaves
From the dark twigs of winter
He who has whittled
A cabin for the snail
Has also carved our names
In the palm of his hand
And he became a child
The better to be near us

An excerpt from Anne Porter's poem, Here on Earth.
For the full text, see:

It seems that several of my dearest friends are walking around wounded and sad right now- all amazing women, all soldiering on, all stunned and aching and staggering. Their loads are so large and of such a nature that friends are at a loss to know just what to do, but a word of beauty and tenderness is always always always welcome.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Second Sunday of Advent


It hovers in dark corners
before the lights are turned on,
it shakes sleep from its eyes
and drops from mushroom gills,
it explodes in the starry heads
of dandelions turned sages,
it sticks to the wings of green angels
that sail from the tops of maples.
It sprouts in each occluded eye
of the many-eyed potato,
it lives in each earthworm segment
surviving cruelty,
it is the motion that runs the tail of a dog,
it is the mouth that inflates the lungs
of the child that has just been born.

It is the singular gift
we cannot destroy in ourselves,
the argument that refutes death,
the genius that invents the future,
all we know of God.
It is the serum which makes us swear
not to betray one another;
it is in this poem, trying to speak.
~ Lisel Mueller ~


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday Link Love!


Could anything be cuter than this? Well, yes, this!

Kids ULTIMATE Bearded Beanie Warm Brown

I love this story about something pink from NieNie, and I love love love this pink bicycle she introduced me to. I mean, what could you NOT haul in a bike like that?!

Loving this, and wondering where you could get those loops!

Wishing the graffiti artists in my neighborhood would try a new medium. Like this, for instance

Loving these! Wonder if I would have the patience to make some…

I’ve spent hours thinking of what I would love to do with my kitchen. Seriously loving what Saucy did with hers, especially that wonderful sink!

I so love this, truly love it. How happy it looks!

I love a good household tip, especially with someone as cute as Ken.