I dread getting family photos taken and I only have one child. I can't imagine what it must be like for those of you that have several. This year we had my friend April Haymore take our photos at the State Fair and Little L was being a pill...we tried ice, cotton candy, snacks and we were able to get a few good shots but it was difficult. April was a good sport and she did an amazing job.


Little L is so happy all the time. She is so much fun and I'm so glad I have her in my life!
I was excited to find these paintings on Etsy by Vallerie Galloway. My love for art has increased significantly now that I have walls to hang them.

O.k. look at these amazing items I found on ebay 1. Mirror
2. Coffee Table 3. Chair.  I absolutely  love the old Hollywood Regency look.

Check out the new Ottoman my husband made me for my birthday. I have walked into my living room at least 10 times in the last 24 hours to check it out. I love it!

Little L wanted to wish you a Happy Labor Day. O.k. not really; her Mom made her dress up in a dress from her childhood as she made weird faces following her around the house with her camera and now her Mother wants to show off the photos.

I have been obsessing over this rug for awhile now and finally found a deal on... hmm, should I tell you...nope, not gonna do it. I can't wait to be the proud owner.

Saw this painting on Black Eiffel and I fell in love. How cool would it be if the silvers were in metallic? O.k.,  I've been in a metallic phase for about a year now hopefully the phase stays for awhile because I'm using it everywhere.

Little L is getting so big! What happened to my little baby?
Sometimes I sit in my office wondering what it would be like to stay at home with my little girl, go on lunch dates, be part of a jogging group and then I remember...

"When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have. "

Kathleen A. Sutton
I found this in an old yearbook and thought it was funny. Click on image to view.

I don't know if any of you have been following Design star but I have and I love it. I liked Emily's style from the beginning. HGTV has been needing a star that can pull of urban chic and she's the perfect canidate. I love what she does with this space; spacially she nailed it. I wish you could see how she pulled off the rest of the room because it was amazing. I really hope she wins the final challenge because like I said, she would be a great addition to the HGTV line-up.

Friday evening we celebrated Little L's first birthday. The first year of her life has flown by and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you all for celebrating with us and Chester ( pic above) thank you for giving Little L a flag football game for her birthday; strange gift but we love you anyway.


Little L loves listening to this song, she laughs every time she hears gadamush gadamush will you do the bandando


Towel Bedskirt

Coffee Filter Art

Photo Wreath

Wire Basket Lamp

Why can't Jcrew make clothing in Little L's size? Isn't their clothing so adorable?

I still have a few things left to do:

1. Paint Island black
2. buy some Bertoia bar stools
3. buy new stainless steel hardware for cabinets
4. buy antler chandelier and paint white

The living room is a work in progress. I still need a rug, a new coffee table, artwork and some table decor. Anyone have any ideas?

My Mother (right) in some Indian garb, back when she was an outlaw.

Pasta With Zucchini and Ham

I made this last night and it was delicious.
Cook Time:25 min   Level: Easy     Yield: 4 servings

So creative. I think Little L needs a swing in her playroom.