21.04.2011

Tasty Treats


Summer is coming and I'm motivated to eat healthy and start going to the gym again. I always feel so good when I'm doing the things I should be doing to keep my body healthy. BUT, I have a BIG, BIG weakness for sweets. And one of my Pinterest boards isn't helping. I keep pinning the most amazing treats and now I'm dying to make all of them. Everything in moderation, right?!
 

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
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{Two Tiny Kitchens}
 
Smores Cookies
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{Fahrenheit 350}
 

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
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{Adam Cuban via Serious Eats}

 

Snickers Caramel Cheesecake Cookies
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{Picky-Palate}

08.04.2011

Bijou Bijou Bijou


No Collected series today, check back next Friday. Today and tomorrow I'll be in and out of Bijou. I was there this morning helping Melanie setup and let me tell you, I am SO so excited to go back and shop! Seriously, it's better than ever over there, full to the brim of the best handmade stuff around. Hope to see you there!
 

07.04.2011

Guest Post


Yesterday I had the chance to guest post for Caroline over at Armelle. She just had a cute little boy and has been having some bloggers fill in for her. To see what's inside my Spring in a Box kit, head on over to Armelle!
 

06.04.2011

Elyse


Little Elyse was turning one, so we took some photos of her and a few with her siblings. These cute kids belong to my best friend's sister. They were such good sports...it was freezing! And the day before it had been in the 70s. I don't think any of us were expecting that chilly morning air. But they smiled anyway!

 

Moll Fam-9
 Moll Fam-5
 
Moll Fam-25

 
And here is Elyse, trying her cupcake out.
 

Moll Fam-28
 
Moll Fam-32
 
Moll Fam-30

 
Safe to say she was loving it!

05.04.2011

Bijou Market


It's that time again! Bijou is back and I'm so excited! This Friday and Saturday I plan on shopping my heart out. There are a few things I'm really excited about!
 
First up, new colors of the Freshly Picked moccasins. Rilo wears her moccasins about every other day. I need to pick up at least 1 or 2 more pairs!
 



{Freshly Picked}

 
I like sweet little bows like this. If only Rilo's hair would grow a little faster...
 


{Jellabee}

 
I was just talking with Melanie and she was telling me about some new prints she's going to be selling. They are going to be fantastic. I can't wait to add a few to my gallery wall.
 


{Fifth & Hazel}

 
And here is what I'm most looking forward to checking out...All the wooden goodies from Wee Waldorf. I have a thing for wooden toys, especially cute/clever wooden ones.




{Wee Waldorf}

See you there!! And if you're not in the area, be sure to check out the online shops of all the vendors!

31.03.2011

Paint Chip Easter Egg Garland


Did you see this fantastic Easter project from Modern Parents, Messy Kids and then from Heather of the Coterie? So clever and this has to be one of the few Easter decorations I've seen and liked!
 


{Modern Parents, Messy Kids}

 


{The Coterie}

 
Stop back later this morning...Melissa from ISLY will be sharing her collections! Also, can I tell you I am finally out of my sewing/creating funk?! I have some sewing projects and other things to share next week. It feels good to back!

25.03.2011

collections: guest post series>>heather


So happy to have Heather, who you know from The Cotorie and Kantan Designs! Her blog is always a top read of mine and it helps that it's my favorite shade of yellow. I promise, she really is as nice as she seems on her blog!
 

 
What do you collect and how long have you been collecting?
I love collections! I collect a lot of things, but here are a select few.
-old books for decor (I judge books by their covers!)
-mugs
-squished pennies of places I've been
 
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How did you get into collecting these items? What do you think draws you to them? How do they inspire you?
Old Books- The old books I got into recently because to be quite honest, I needed to fill space on my built-in shelving in out front living room. I've always loved the way old books look, so wise and you can tell they've been well-read. I always wonder who's read them and what other houses they've lived at. I specifically love the old Readers Digests because they have lovely patterns on the covers. My husband thinks it's odd how I display them, all lined up against the back of the shelf, but I like looking at all the covers. *Note, I have plans of reading them. My mom told me that you'd never find my grandma not reading one...that inspired me to be more well-read.
 
The Mugs- Matt and I decided to start collecting neat mugs when we got married. We've accumulated quite a bit, and have purged a few times. We always have our favorites though! I'm not really sure how the mug collection came to be though.
 
Squished Pennies- When I went to college in Hawaii I bought a "Penny Passport" at a local shave ice shack. I have no idea what possessed me to buy it, but I did. I've probably had it for about 7 years now, and it never, EVER leaves my purse. Yes, It's been in my purse for 7 years, literally. I figure if I get a squished penny on a random day, I'll need somewhere to put it, and I would never dare risk losing it 🙂 To be honest, it's a great conversation piece and I like showing it to kids. I only collect pennies of places I've been. *Please excuse the crumbs in the photo..it just happens when it sits at the bottom of my purse!
 

 
Where do you find the items for your collection(s)?
Anywhere and everywhere! The old books I've mostly bought at the local thrift store, the mugs are usually gifts or from places we've traveled, and the squished pennies are from all over! If there's a machine, I'll get one!
 

 

 

Do you display your collection(s)? How/where do you display them?

The books are around the house, the mugs I don't display because they're hard to and look a bit cluttered, and the pennies are just in my purse. Although it'd be quite amusing to display them in my house somewhere, don't you think!?
 

 
Will you ever stop collecting these items?
The pennies, no. I will never stop collecting those. Mostly because they don't take up any space.
 
So happy Heather stopped by to share her collections. I completely forgot about those pennies! I loved them all growing up. And is it just me, or are you also obsessed with her books? I'm off to see where I can find some of those Reader's Digest books now. Thanks Heather!