Wednesday, March 21, 2012


 I hope everyone is having a great week. 
We are enjoying time with family in the Bay Area & awaiting the arrival of my parents tomorrow. I cannnnooottt wait! The rest of the clan is coming Saturday for a long week at the beach in Santa Cruz.
In the mean time Lilly and I have been getting into the time change groove here at my sisters house.
Lets pray the weather keeps getting warmer. This rain and chill has been totally cramping my style!

Here are some interior decorating ideas to get you through your Wednesday:

Loving the pop of color with this great blue table.
And those chairs! Yes, please!

I have seen this a few times & am in love with the idea.
I am thinking you could do the ladder with shoes, scarves or jewelry?!

This is great! I have always loved shutters.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

I just made these last night and they were super good!
If you are not a huge fan of tofu (like my husband) I suggest that you really cook the tofu until it is almost crispy for this recipe.
Next time around I am adding shredded carrots and peanuts!

PS Do not forget the Sriracha!

Here is the link to Ree's here...

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Mondays

How about some fun images to get you inspired?

Cotton Candy Cupcakes ~ Yes, please!

How awesome is this table?

This looks like a breakfast recipe I am going to have to try!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

St. Patty's Edition

One of my favorite holidays is among us...
Here are a few inspiring shots for you to enjoy since I will be traveling tomorrow and will not be able to post.
I am pretty stoked that I get to spend my St. Patty's day at my Grammys in California surrounded by family. I am SOEXCITED!!!

What are your plans this weekend?
Love you all and wish you an awesome weekend!

How about a mint shake!

How awesome is this cake? One of these days I really must attempt the multi colored layer cake. They are just too happy looking!

I just had to post this. Too freaking funny!

Source: via Josie on Pinterest

Wishful thinking...hoping to keep my shorts handy for this trip. We have been spoiled by one awesome winter here on the east coast with the last week in the 70's.

Shayla, I think you have these sandals!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Pantry...ugg

This is the one nook of our home that no matter how hard I try becomes the throw all of the home.
I mean I throw every.thing. in there!
Last minute guests - throw all the crap lying around in there lady...
Dinner party & did not have time to really straighten the house - throw all the crap in there once again...
Mind you we do not have a garage so this is where I house most of my recycling too. 

I cleaned her out yesterday.

So purty...
Although I am realizing that these pictures once posted are still making the place look a bit cluttered. Oh, well.

After feeling pretty proud of myself for my hours of labor I saw this picture...
Yowzza do I have a lot of work to do!

My dream pantry: Love.
(and...its green...beautiful)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy "Spring Forward" weekend!

This is one of my favorite weekends on the calendar.
It means the days will be sunnier, the weather warmer, flowers blooming, birds get the idea.

Happy weekend everyone!

Time for some cool pictures to get you through this Friday...

How cool is this!

This happens to me every single night! HA!

What a beautiful space...
I need a nook like this somewhere stashed in our yard.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New music Thursday:

Time to update the ol' iPod.
Here are some I am digging lately:

My fav Nora Jones is due to come out with a new album May 1st; guess who pre-ordered that beauty on iTunes?!
Honestly, she is my favorite in the whole wide world.

Here is an oldie but goodie:

When you come into my home one of two artist are most likely found coming from the speakers are Nora & Jack...
It is always fun to see a little live performance first thing in the morning isn't it? :)

Lastly, because everyone needs a song to get stuck in their head and this one is perfect for that.
Admit it when you hear it you start singing and your foot starts tapping...Okay, maybe just me but I do still love this song...

Now, go sing, tap your feet and have a fabulous Thursday!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I hate boob lighting fixtures...I really do...

Does anyone else have these cheap "boob" lighting fixtures throughout their house?
Our home was built 3-years ago by a local man that flips houses for a living and I am sure he just buys these ugly pieces in bulk at Home Depot.
They need to go!

A few places that they are:
the dining nook in the kitchen
the dining room
the stairway
& our closets.

I do have a wish list for our house if we have to stay here for any longer & lighting is on it.
Glass tile for the back splash is also on the list.
It was fun to put together some ideas this morning and here is what I found:


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The perfect veggie burger!

I am super excited to try these.
Do they not look amazing!?
Since the hubby is out of town this week I thought these burgers were worth a try. The extras will get bagged up individually and frozen.

I will let you know how these beauties turn out. :) 

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Stand...Happy Monday!

What does surrender mean to you?
I had to look this up b/c I know in my head what it means; I know that my heart should surrender at times. I know why it should surrender sometimes; but can I explain this?
Right now I can not.

There are a few things I need to surrender over to the Lord:
1) my worry
2) my family
3) my home
4) my daughter
5) myself

Why does surrender to a god; a person get such a bad rap?
I am human. I like control. I am afraid of getting hurt; I like to control the situation as much as possible so that I do not get hurt. 
Surrender?! No thank you.

What I need to remind myself is "God just does it better". He loves me more than any one, He wants the best for me. You may need the same reminder today. :)

This song is a great Monday reminder...
Take in the beauty of this day, your blessings and remember you have a God that has your back.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happiiii Friday!

Here are a few things that are putting a smile on my face today.
Feel free to take a peek, smile and have a great weekend!

Source: via Megan on Pinterest

There is nothing in the whole world like the faith of a child.
It is a beautiful thing.


Orange cream smoothie.
Yes, please!
I am obsessed with my smoothies & juices! Check this spring lovely out...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I dream of house plants and tunics today...

I dream of spring...and new houseplants...and a new tunic...

No really; I need some more oxygen in this crib. 

Thanks to Jackie over at Sweetie Pie Style I was reminded just how bare my home was of greenery.
Thanks Jackie, I may have to head over to IKEA!

Until I have fully embraced the body of mine I will embrace the tunic. It kinda hides everything. Love.
It is a step up from the infamous "mumu". LOL! I truly do adore the tunic. I do.

Is not this one I found on Etsy adore?! Yes, it is. :)