Monday, July 26, 2010


has done it again.

i love everything she does!

i copy as much as i can... and this idea for a summer mantle is on my to do list for next year. the "stars" and stripes are genius. genius.

check out the lettered cottage to see how she did it. check out how much it cost!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

red, white, blue {and beach}

i've been doing a ton of shopping lately.

haven't spent much though. the store is amazing.

where you ask?

my own house!

i made the very important, executive decision to not do red in the nursery. so what to do with all that red?

the living room of course! already have the white walls and furniture and the blue. it was a natural choice.

so the past few days i've been shopping my own house. rearranging accessories like i love to do.

redesign with no money spent. love it.

have you shopped your house lately? try it. mix things up! it doesn't cost a cent!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

monthly menu

for those who know me, know that i am really into meal planning. big time. i feel like it cuts down on a lot of stress.

marital and financial.

hubby knows what is for supper weeks a head and can tell me if he likes or dislikes what i have planned.

i can plan shopping trips according to my menu instead of heading to the store several times a week. i usually do one big monthly trip and then weekly little trips for perishables.

the biggest help is on the budget. i plan the monthly menu according to first what is in the freezer, second what is in the pantry and third what is on sale.

which is exactly what this site recommends. they also have a calendar you can print off for the next year.

give it a try!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

a trend?

red and blue with lots of white seem to be the new trend in cottage decor. layla from lettered cottage really got it right! check out a home she decorated for another woman - lots of old things with lots and lots of red, white and blue!

hmm... all this red and blue and white and nautical theme has me thinking. thinking about changing a few things...