Saturday, May 28, 2011

This weekend…a giveaway...










My only plan is to finish reading





Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews…and dip in the pool when I get hot





and maybe…







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let my toes get sandy.





what is on your agenda?







Mary Kay is generously giving away a signed copy of her yet to be released newest Novel



to a Lime in the Coconut reader




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So that you can bury your toes in the sand too! She is generous that way…that Mary Kay




It is a fun and perfect summer read…especially for houseaholics like us. Yeah I'm talking to you.




just leave a comment….and a winner will be picked by Wednesday night June 1st at 11:59 pm.

yep. one minute before midnight...




…and because I have recieved some emails that some of you are having a hard time leaving commentsthank you blogger…you can sign in as anonymous…just leave your name and email in the text of the message.







Happy Reading!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lo and Behold…Our Bath…at Lowe’s!

So I am at our local Lowes Hardware looking at pink paint…see previous post


and grab a mag…as I wait in line and…


There is our bathroom!


In all of it’s handmade glory


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The cashier didn’t seem too interested…::::yawn::::



Even my kids were like…hmm…cool. in a totally non excited voice when I showed them…


then kept on watching baseball. priorities. harumph.


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Well…I was excited...


.a big thank you to Better Homes and Garden’s Kitchen + Bath makeovers



and Becky…writer/stylist extraordinaire!



Maybe if I go tell Honey the hamster…I’ll find some excitement.





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Because that is how this whole thing started…the little bugger escaped… got caught in the



wall from when we were tearing out the other bathroom



travelled all the way in the wall to the other end of the house…where days later we found



him scratching away at the wall. What could we do? But tear out the wall to save the hamster...



and start creating a new bath. no dummie here


No Hamsters were harmed…Honey went on to live a long (ish) happy life.


Check out the mag…especially if you are doing some re-muddling.

I was told our other bathroom remodel where Honey escaped into... will be in the Winter issue.



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Lot's of good make-overs in this issue!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Got space above your kitchen cabinets?

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new way to fill it.



better than fake plants…no?



Carry on.





Image: The Selby

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I’m kinda loving these handmade baskets on a wall…



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Thank Raphael…who made the ones above, with his own hands.


find more beautiful handwork


at the bootstrap project...here


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Ikat beauty in turquoise…


ahhh.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Take two….S’pose you found a pair of chairs…Arrrgh blogger is making me NUTS!








And they were similar {ish} to Milo Baughman




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...and even in this vanilla colored velvet below






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Would you cover them in a bright fun color...notice the swatches in the first pic




a la Sally Wheat as Joni of Cote de Texas showed us






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Medic!




give me your thoughts…if you’d please…




Ps…said chairs were a whole 7 clams each.




yep.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Today…

I would like to be here…



we




Yep.



You?



Images from: Shorelychicblog and West Elm. thank you.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Women at work…

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At dark thirty in the morning





three generations





of this family's women went to work…




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My 82 year old mother…my 15 year old daughter…and moi.




To help construct a Habitat for Humanity home.





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With a whole slew of other women from the community.




see the whole line-up of darling homes down the street?…all community built…every nail.




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Today it was all women. Sisters, grandmothers, mothers daughters…




Building hope and home for a deserving family.





When the noon whistle blew…the family who we were building for served us lunch




homemade tamales. yum.




thank you Senora Vargas!




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We learned, we worked shoulder to shoulder...





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We built.




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Habitat for Humanity…advocating for




simple, decent




and affordable houses in every community.





Help. Build. Belong.




you won’t be sorry.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Save the Whales…





So as summer and sun and heat ramble in , It’s time to turn to the cool blues


of water...


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I don’t have much blue in this casa…



but am thinking of painting a wall in the den one of these colors of cool water




but I can play around with a few pillows…



and Henry.





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He is a whale of rather large proportions of the lightest most diaphanous linen


I love him. you can find one here


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But...



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I’m just not sure what to do with him


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any suggestions?


Then... when you figure that out,

meet my new found friend…



Penelope





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Fresh from New Zealand Artist Melina Martin


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her lot in life will most likely be a tea towel…


But Henry is far to big and fancy for that.


thoughts?

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