Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
It's fun to find a piece of furniture that I love and it seems that I haven't run across one in quite some time. Patience is all I can say and at $35, I am willing to wait! Until next time, ~Stacy~ xo
Friday, April 17, 2009
This has to be one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. So romantic, so mystical, just so incredibly lovely. I was perusing the latest copy of Somerset Life this evening and came across this lovely poem and article by Madelyn Mulvaney. She speaks about her love for poetry and about a cherished trip to the beach...alone. If you have never purchased this magazine before you are truly missing out. Actually, it is more like a book than a magazine with each page to be savored and lingered over like a prized piece of exquisite chocolate...or perhaps with a prized piece of exquisite chocolate! Each issue is filled with inspirational stories by artful women across the country and around the world. The photographs that accompany the articles are worth it themselves and I am continually in awe of the talent of these amateur women photographers. Most of them could have promising careers with their eloquent writing skills and beautiful photography. I urge you to pick up a copy of Somerset Life or any one of their other many inspirational publications. You will be transported into a world of art, couture, journaling, photography and many other worthwhile pastimes that will lift your spirits, boost your creativity and make you dream. Until next time, ~Stacy~ xo
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The older I get, the more I truly believe in the title of this post. Think about it...every birthday really is a gift. As women, most of us seem to complain about getting older. We're not as "young, pretty, in shape, energetic as we once were"...the list seems to go on and on. Think about it though...what if you didn't have a birthday? If you didn't have a birthday you simply wouldn't be here! So there you have it, that is a positive way to look at it! Birthdays really aren't that bad even if they mean you have a few more wrinkles and your cute little butt isn't quite so cute or even so little anymore! LOL! I have lost my share of loved ones over the past few years and I hear about so many people out there being sick before their time. It's time we all appreciate each and every day that we have here on this beautiful, beautiful earth! (*_*)
It was my birthday on April 7th and this year it was wonderful! Some years just seem to go by rathered unnoticed, but this year I received so many cards, phone calls, a few presents here and there and Wade even cooked a lovely dinner for me and our extended family. Even a boss that I used to work for about 20 years ago called me up to say hello...that was quite unexpected, but very nice!
My sister-in-law surprised me a few days after my birthday by taking me up to Park City for the night. You know, the place where all of the celebs haunt during the Sundance Film Festival. We didn't see any celebs (personally, who cares!), but we sure had a nice time just getting out of the valley and taking the 40 minute drive up into the mountains. It's always nice to get out of the city! We did a little shopping and I thought I'd share my little treasures with you ...
I recently ran out of perfume and I am so tired of paying $60 and up for nice deparment store perfume. I wandered into Dress Barn and picked up these two pretty fragrances called "Really Truly Pretty" and "Really Truly Fresh". They are lovely smelling and at $14 each, they are a real bargain!
This Lollia hand creme was also picked up at Splendor. I love these products and they are a little more pricey, but so beautiful and the packaging is gorgeous! Lollia makes perfume, candles, bath salts, hand lotions and other pretty cosmetics.
We visited a beading store where you can make your own jewelry. My sis-in-law made herself a pretty bracelet and I made this sweet necklace complete with pink hearts, green beads, silver ladybugs and an adorable pendant in the center. I love the way it turned out! I had never done this before and I can see how it could quickly become addicting!
The last treasure I purchased was this adorable little set of Marie Antoinette style note cards. The little box folded out to reveal the cards, envelopes and matching stickers. Pretty!
It was so nice to get away even if it was just for one night! A huge thank you to all of my friends and family for making my birthday so extra special this year! Until next time, ~Stacy~ xo
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
friendship by anebe on Polyvore.com
I am absolutely smitten with this fabulous web site Polyvore.com. This beautiful site is a very special and creative way to pass the time and I can promise you that after only a few minutes, you will be addicted too! Basically, shared pictures are collected from photo storage sites from all over the web and then in turn you can make collages out of thousands and thousands of pictures. Any keyword that you can think of you can type in and then come up with hundreds of possibilities. People then post their collages for you to view or share on your blog. There are even contests for members (membership is free!). Fashion collages are popular, but there are thousands of themes you can create using the keywords of your choice. We vintage gals can find vintage lady pictures, chandeliers, teacups and saucers, roses by the gallon, you name it! Give it a try when you have a few minutes...it will probably quickly turn into a few hours! Until next time, ~Stacy~ xo
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I just love to decorate for Easter so I thought I would share a few of my Easter vignettes with you. Our front entrance is my favorite spot to decorate and I love these two large Easter bunnies with their baskets of eggs. They were a Costco purchase from several years ago. Shredded pastel paper and pastel easter eggs are sprinkled throughout my display and the large pink speckled egg is a favorite thrift shop find. It is made out of ceramic and has ruffled edges on the bottom. My "Bliss" garland is a new treasure too...love it! Have a safe and Happy Easter! Until next time, ~Stacy~ xo