Are You Feeling Girly?

I definitely feel more feminine in girly clothes.  I love ruffles, scarves, hats, jewelry and of course a great pair of shoes.  No feeling is better than coming home from getting my hair done and my toes all painted up. Enjoy the ruffles and I hope they all make you feel a little girly!   Made By Hank     Claire La Faye Cocoricooo     Art Lab   Art Lab Art Lab   Birds of a Feather     …

Heading To Illinois

  I will be heading out today for my parent's farm in Illinois. I will be driving two days with the kiddos…thank goodness for car DVD players! I would appreciate your prayers. We are looking forward to walks on the gravel road, catching fireflies, playing in the barns, chasing the dog, bonfires at night and  tractor rides with Grandpa! I even hope to get some antiquing snuck in there. I will also be attending Country Living Magazine's Women Entrepreneur Conference on …

Wedding Day

  It was so much fun to look at pictures that I have not looked at in years.   I just grabbed some candids that we (my husband) was able to scan.  Because it is pre digital camera and they were candids the quality is not the best…but you will get a glimpse into our day.   My favorite string instruments. I wore my mother's wedding dress. It was a gorgeous champagne color and the vintage lace was lovely. My favorite …

Get Ready To Fall In Love

Last week my sister sent me a link to the most incredible blog!  You are going to love Design Sponge (if you don't already know about it). The reason my sister sent me the link was the most beautiful wedding we have ever seen. It was just my taste.  Small, intimate and FULL of the details.  My sister and I both had small weddings that were full of the details, but this wedding makes me want to renew my vows. I know …

The Paris Street Market

It was an early, cold and drizzly morning…..and I was in HEAVEN!!! Flea market season has officially begun. I went with two of my sweet friends and neighbors.  I didn't take a lot of pictures because my hands were FULL! My favorite purchase of the day was some vintage linens to use on my aprons and awesome vintage paper items.  I am always a sucker for vintage papers.  I paid a little more than usual but they were worth it. …

My Little Linus

One of my sweet friends bought my youngest a blankie before he was born. My kids do not like pacifers (believe me I tried) and they have never been attached to a blankie. I gave Benjamin the blankie when he was really little and he has loved it ever since.  He takes it everywhere!  The last time we left it somewhere was the jump house.   I called.  The gentleman asked what color it was.  I let him know at one time it …

The Only Vice I Have Left

          All the other vices were more fun when I was young and didn't think about them.  

It’s A Grey Day

I am loving that one of my wardrobe staples is making its way into everything from furniture to jewelry.  I think grey is elegant and warm.  Cozy and soothing. My dinning room is painted a deep grey…..back when people thought I was crazy.  Today they ooh and ahh when they come in our home. Give grey a chance…….it's not so dreary. See…a grey day is not so bad!   Baboush   Shakuyaku   Aqua Velvet   Lolita Summer   Fabric …

Blogging For Bliss

This is the title of Tara Frey's new book that will be released August 4.  Isn't that a great title?!  If I didn't love blogging I would have stopped a long time ago.  I am constantly amazed, inspired and encouraged by all of you.  I have cried, laughed out loud, prayed, nodded my head in agreement because of the words you have written.  I get emails every week saying the same thing to me.  I think blogging is a powerful force.  …

My Style

I was recently tagged by my friend Tara to share photos of my style. I have to admit that this was harder than I expected. Not hard to KNOW my style. Hard to find photos of my style.  I know they are out there, but I do have three kids and other things to do in life:-)  So, without further ado I wanted to share some of the photos I found that give you a taste of the things I …

WWJD

Many know what WWJD stands for….I had to change it a bit. My husband and oldest son left for California today.  They are heading to San Clemente and then on to Glamis…the sand dunes.  They will be playing with my husband's brother and family on quads and sandrails. To say I am nervous is an understatment.  I have asked my husband to remember…WWJD…… WHAT WOULD JEANNE DO????? Thats right!  I asked him to think what I would do……..look at what …