It’s time for some end-of-summer-cleaning. We will be going through unpacked boxes and cleaning out our closets this fall and some things are just too nice to not share. We don’t have quiet enough for a garage sale so I’ll be having an online ongoing garage sale. I’ll be listing lots of unused or gently used clothing and most likely some housewares and other such things.
I will be posting items at bargain prices and will be happy to ship via USPS. If you see something you like, feel free to email me with an offer. I’m not looking to make a lot of money, but if we can put a few dollars toward the upcoming house projects I would be happy girl.
So be sure to check the page often for new items in the garage sale. Stay tuned for more soon.
I have not a clue what I would wear them with, but I think these socks from Strathcona Stockings might be the prettiest socks I have ever seen in my life. File these under “things I would wear if I was super fashionable in my everyday life”.
I was greeted this evening by the new Crate & Barrel Fall 2011 Inspiration Book on my seat in the car. I love the Scandinavian touches and retro inspiration. The muted colors paired with wood and earth tones of course speaks to me as well. This secretary is too gorgeous for words. Here are my favorite pages.
If you didn’t get your copy in the mail, check the full catalog here.
If you love history, romance or even just love beautiful costumes, architecture and scenery I have the perfect movie for you to enjoy in your PJ’s on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The Young Victoria starring the beautiful and talented Emily Blunt is a gorgeous modern epic. So stay in your PJ’s today, make yourself a cup of tea (and get a basket of laundry to fold if you absolutely can’t “relax” without getting something done) and let yourself get lost.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Photo courtesy of GK Films.
Well after going back and forth and back and forth we are going to Niagara Falls. I have never been there before and it’s a place on my list. We just need to kick back for a long Labor Day weekend. We have a few leisurely things on our list, but I think for the most part we are going to play it by ear.
I haven’t found any really good guides on Niagara. We are staying on the Canadian side and we have been told we have to visit Niagara on the Lake one afternoon. I’m dying for some French crepes and we are planning on doing the Maid of the Mist. Lodging is taken care of, but if you have any other recommendations of things to do/see/eat/etc. please pass them along.
I’m very excited. It’s going to be a long couple of weeks and this gives us something to look forward to. Do you have plans for labor day weekend yet?
Photo by Hailey Shoots.
It’s pretty apparent I have been busy lately. We have been going non-stop it seems for weeks. It looks like I will be working even more for the next few weeks leading up to the start of the school year.
SO I think we decided to take a little long weekend over labor day weekend. The questions is where… We are willing to drive or fly, but we’d like to stay on the continent. I know that’s a holiday so most places will likely be crowded, but we’re hoping to relax.
Any recommendations for a long holiday weekend getaway? Jared’s not big on large cities (like NYC or Chicago). I would like to go somewhere with lots of free things to do, but also somewhere I can relax if I want to. Bonus points if it’s in the Mid-west, but you’re welcome to recommend other locations. Maybe a private lake house somewhere? Or somewhere historic?
Photo by Analog for Her.
Jared just brought home our Ikea 2012 catalog and I am so in love with the palette on the cover. Something about that coke-bottle green color with black and natural wood is really singing to me right now. I trying to find a place where we could use it. Maybe the kitchen when we get around to renovating or even the bedroom if I can find it in my heart to change our duvet.
We also loved this functional laundry space. We are thinking of updating what we now call “the shed” (an added room on the back of our house with ugly paneled walls, octagonal windows and a peaked ceiling) and moving our laundry up there from the basement. A counter like this would be perfect. I love the idea of this clothes dryer as well for sweaters and delicates.
What were your favorite rooms from the catalog? Don’t have yours yet? Pick it up here.
I think it’s time to take a peek at my “Before 30″ list. It’s been awhile and some things can be crossed off and some things need to be modified. Here are some notes on some of the things on my list….
So that’s kind of where I stand at the moment. A lot to think about and a lot achieved (only 2 things, but one is a very big thing!). I’d like to check at least one more thing off by the end of the year. Do you have a list? How’s it going?
Photo of Machu Picchu from National Geographic.