March 29, 2010

Decorative Box

Anthropologie has a cute little box for sale (now on sale for $99) that I adore.

Their box got me thinking about a box I received with some bath soaps several years ago.

I had always planned on painting the box but never got around to it.
I was at the thrift store on Saturday and found this book.

My little box now looks like this.

My box isn't nearly as sophisticated or refined as the Anthro one. However it is whimsical and only cost me around $7 for supplies. 

I am linking to the parties Metomorphosis Monday and Make it for Monday.

March 27, 2010

Ballerina Party

Jade's birthday was this week. We celebrated today with some of her classmates. Three little girls came over dressed as ballerinas to help her celebrate.  They all had a great time. I'm not going to post pics of the other girls since I didn't ask their mamas.  Not that the girls cared one bit about pictures when there were Barbies and dress-up clothes to play with.

Here are the non-play time highlights.

The "buffet" was comprised of tortellini pasta salad, chicken nuggets, pink sugar coated strawberries and strawberry bundt cakes. The flatware was organized inside some cut glass goblets.

The strawberries were dipped in sugar glaze and coated in colored sugar.

The bundt cakes were also glazed, then sprinkled with clear sugar crystals, and iced with sparkling glitter icing. Don't ask me how many I ate.

All the tiny ballerinas went home with small boxes of dinner mints and a single pink frosted rose.  I also had made tissue paper pompoms, which were mauled by a certain gremlin that runs about our home.  

He is an awfully cute gremlin...but somewhat elusive these days...

Jade helped with all the decorations including scattering rose petals around the house.  The party was a hit with all and this little girl was extremely happy. 

Thank you for stopping by.

March 25, 2010


This week has been crazy.  I am getting ready for Jade's birthday party on Saturday. I have made some of the decorations but have not actually "decorated" yet.  We invited 10 girls to the party.  I am expected maybe four to attend.  I will post pics after the party.  Then it will be back to my normal haphazard posting of minor projects. ;).

March 16, 2010

Painted Floors

Some ideas for someone I know with a beach cottage. Someone who might be thinking about redoing their floors in their den and kitchen. Someone who owns several cats ;p.


Published originally in Cottage Living but I found it here.

March 9, 2010

Day Two with Fever

I am home sick today...again...with a fever up over 100.  I went to the doctor yesterday and was told it was the flu...received a lecture on not getting my flu shot...which the other doctor said I didn't need...grrr...

I should be in bed...I should have been in bed yesterday too...probably...instead of playing on polyvore:

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This happens to be how I rest.  That, and I start coughing when I lay down - which isn't restful.  

Today, I am resting by way of listening to The Skirted Round Table... of which is right on time for me on subject matter...Blog Envy.  There are so many of you who are remodeling, redecorating, buying cottages, building homes, and blogging about it so beautifully, and here I am just trying to eek out a few projects here and there - haphazardly, at best.  My blog and home seem to follow the same pace - slow and steady...which, really, probably is for the best. 

Then there is my friend Etsy...always good for a little R&R...

I am hoping that with a little TLC my fever, cough, and blehness will fade. 

March 7, 2010

Birthdays 'round the corner.

Jade's birthday is just around the corner and I am already working on the decor...let us play guess the involves the color amounts of tulle...

Jade requested a ballet party...really she did...I mentioned princesses...ponies...but she was/is stuck on ballet - go figure. Here are my thoughts on decor:

Then there is my birthday...a milestone...I turn 30 this June...

Me thinks I would like to do it up big...I will only turn 30 once... My husband and I went to see Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland today and I think that it will serve as the theme for my birthday. I love Tim Burton movies; I have a slight obsession with his movies and Johnny Depp (please reassure me that I am not alone).

Here are some inspiration photos.

Tim Burton's concept art for the movie.


Alice in Wonderland promotional art.

Input is welcomed.  Thanks!