Friday, August 31, 2007

Whistlestop, Moving on, & ToL

I was just surfing some blog sites & found this wonderful link:

And wonderful gifts can be found here:

Plus, if you're interested in starting your own Whistlestop Cafe, you can get details there.

I love the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" and Fannie Flagg's books, too.
{Confession, I haven't read any of them, but I listened to "Welcome to the World, Baby Girl" on tape once.}

Well, I've been pretty busy at work, so I haven't updated much.
The house thing: right now, with the house we had made offers on, well, we were rejected. We were going to take a break in the searching, but then I saw a house I wanted to look at. So we're back on the hunt, but with some experience behind us and a fresh perspective: we are OK with renting a little while more, just not in our current rental because of the mold problems. It would just be really, really nice to find a house that suits us for a price we can afford in a good neighborhood. We saw a home yesterday, but it was full of wood paneling & dropped ceilings--everywhere! It was like there was a sale on wood paneling & the home owners went crazy! It's even in closets!!! Ever heard of drywall? yikes! So anyway, for the price of the house, it's not the best option. But our realtor is AMAZING! (at least, better than the previous)

Oh and in more WONDERFUL news--my favorite, first-job-out-of-college cafe, Tree of Life, is bringing back soups! (It's like "bringing s*xy back", but much more hoped for, anticipated, dreamed about, and wanted! at least by me and my roomie) I nearly pulled my car over this morning to cope with the excitement and surprise. So, I'll be chomping down on potato bacon soup in no time! ****little blessings****

Monday, August 20, 2007

Ripple along!

I can't wait until I get a few more projects done so I can start a ripple blanket. Take a look at some of these beauties at the "no end in sight ripple along" blog:

There are
so many
fun color
to try
with a
ripple crochet

Friday, August 17, 2007

Granny Squares!

The coolest granny squares can be found on this website:

and here is a link to one design that I can't wait to try:
Daisy Granny Squares

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Better Homes and Gardens

The January 2007 issue of BHG is probably my favorite issue in so many ways: funky pancake recipes (I loooove pancakes!), black and white color schemes that don't look excessively modern, a gooooorgeous bedroom with turquoise & brown, instructions for terrariums, and other bits and bobs of interest.

My mom always used to say that I shouldn't be so nit-picky about the way the house looked because "Better Homes and Gardens isn't going to be photographing it any time soon." Well, if they were to photograph my house, I'd love for it to have the same feel as the January 2007 issue, starting with the turquoise/aqua blue dresser (or in my case, enclosed desk-turned-wardrobe).

Well, I musn't flit about anymore because I have stacks and stacks of work to be done. Enjoy the blue! I know I do!

Things I'm liking more and more

Aren't these the most beautiful candleholders? *sigh* They have all the elements of decorative things I like: painted white, candles, bird motif. I'm definitely saving up for these (or something I can buy in the states). Found at

Also, these plates are adorable. I want to use them together, mix 'n' match. We're going for an "Italian Bistro" theme in the kitchen, but these might find their way into the cupboard. Found at (but I saw them first at

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I'm a Snapdragon--which happens to be one of my favorite flowers

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Also, I'm working this weekend, which means no time at home to declutter, clean, and pack for moving. Yes, I'm signing a final offer on Monday (this is the third one...blargh!). We're praying that the appraisal and inspection will be positive so that we can move by the beginning of next month!
I'm one step closer to moving into the house! I've been trying to think of creative names for the house: Pennsylvania Cottage (b/c it's on Pennsylvania St.) and Pussywillow Cottage (b/c we both love pussywillows). That's all I have now...I'm needing some inspiration.

See the bottom of my blog for my 101 in 1001 list; I've only got a few on there, but if we move, I'll have about 1000000000 more. :-)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A dress a day--what a great idea!

I just discovered this blogsite & I've got to say that I love many vintage dresses....sigh...