Read All About It

October 5th, 2012

I can’t wait to get this book!

Blog, Inc picture in an open drawer

Here’s the trailer…

That’s A Wrap

June 22nd, 2012

Here’s what caught my eye this week!


I could use this clock most mornings.  Why is waking up so hard to do?

Little house page markers

Senior Dogs Across America

Love this little fun ring holder

Worley’s Lighting

I grew up eating these cookies.

Untangle your doll’s hair

Shut your mouth!  Cinnamon Roll Casserole!  Get out!

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Who knew?

Instgram books

If you’re in Dallas, come see me with Gloria Burson of A Modern Glo, Lisa Johnson of Cut and Paste and Dana Pugh of Tattered Style!  We have some amazing finds for you!!

Dallas Market Hall at Dallas Total Home and Gift Market

June 21-25

Vintage FINDS

Be sure to say hi to me!!

Cover Me

June 19th, 2012

I’m totally smitten with Jessica Reed’s embroidered book covers.

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Find Jessica’s easy shop here.

Ex-ceptional Joy!

June 7th, 2012

I’m so happy to have stumbled upon Sally Beerworth‘s “The Joy of Ex Foundation“!  After Sally’s “happy” was temporarily stolen, she took her lemons and made lemonade by writing a funny novel to bring back her smile.  While she was writing the book, she decided to start “The Foundation” and formed a Facebook page where followers quickly fell in love with her quick wit and silly quotes.  Soon she started printing these quotes on items and the rest is history…

The Joy of Ex Foundation t-shirt - the hidden list

the joy of ex foundation tea towel - the hidden list

Find all of her fun products here

the joy of ex foundation print - the hidden list

and her book, Updating Under the Influence, things I forgot I wrote,  here...

the joy of ex foundation pillow - the hidden list

the joy of ex foundation tote - the hidden list

the joy of ex foundation tea towel - the hidden list

Thanks, Sally, or bringing “happy” to all of us!!

That’s a Wrap!

May 11th, 2012

This weekend is Mother’s Day, so I hope that you’ll be spending time on Sunday lovin’ on your mother. I certainly plan to!

For now…here’s what caught my attention this week!

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I’m such a sucker for “food art”!

I’m smitten with Kristine Mays’ Garment collection.

Paula Hayes’ gigantic terrariums are magnificent!

This pork tenderloin recipe with fresh herbs looks divine!

Here’s what 2000 calories looks like…

Does this stress anyone else out besides me? Slow down, people!

I recently heard Andy Andrews speak. Now I want to read every one of his books. Best speaker ever!

Show your mom your love! The very best gift…make her think you’ve sealed your love permanately….then make her happier by showing her that it’s temporary!

Ahhh, Paris!

I want to stay here.

Have a great weekend, lovelies! XO!

More Than Words

May 9th, 2012

I love my iPad, but there are times when I enjoy reading much more if I have a real book in my hands.  I love the way books feel and the smell of old books, old book stores and libraries…it takes me back to visiting the library when I was young…checking out books and bringing them home to enjoy.  I just discovered that there’s a candle made by Assouline that evokes the scent of a fantasy library through the scent of paper…Maybe I’ll give it a try!

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My dream home would have a library filled with old books and an overstuffed chair…

library with a big comfy chair

image via sweethomestyle

It would also contain a music library that included sheet music and a grand piano…

dream home library and music room

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What does your dream library look like?

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home library

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Ever wonder why old books smell?  Here’s a quick explanation…

Interesting, right?

Which image do you like best?  What is your favorite old book?  Where is your favorite spot to read a book in your home?










Mind Your Manners

February 26th, 2012

One of my favorite possessions is my very old Emily Post’s Etiquette book that I picked up at a garage sale years ago.  I love thumbing through the pages and reminding myself of “what my Mama taught” … to “act like a lady” and “mind your manners”.

In 1922 I’m sure Mrs.Post could have never imagined that her great-great grandchildren would still be updating her little etiquette book in 2012 and addressing technology and social media…things that didn’t even exist then…

Emily Post's Book of Etiquette, 18

This edition includes “manners for a new world”…a new world filled with Paperless Post‘s and Evites‘ instead of mailed invitations…texts instead of handwritten notes and phone calls.

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone brushed up on their 21st century manners?  Facebook and the blogosphere would be a much kinder place, right?


A Tally Of Two Cities

February 9th, 2012

I’m a long time fan of the illustrations and blog of Vahram Muratyan since I love both cities so much!  (See previous post here.)

paris vs new york illustration

paris vs new york illustration

paris vs new york illustrations

I’m so excited to hear that last week his book full of 100 illustrations hit the shelves!  A must have for me!

paris vs new york book

Shelf Life

January 24th, 2012
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Give A Little Bit

November 20th, 2011

Get the new Winter 2011 ‘Gifted Magazine’ gift guide from Creature Comforts!

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