Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pop - Up Inspiration !



I guess I don't have to say very much do I? Except these won't last very long!
I have long been a huge fan of her watercolor feathers, but these are lovely!
Click THRU to Furbish and nab one of these 
AMAZING LITTLE PAINTINGS!


Sarah Martinez, you have been CRUSHED!
and I ❤ FURBISH!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Painted Floors . . .


Dying to paint some floors in my home,
but ol' HandyHusband is not buying into this plan...
Next house! Will be in the plan!
Let's just hope I'm not too old to sit in the floor and do this!

ps. that sofa is killing me too!
but not so grandchild friendly and I want those too.

xov

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Fashionable Friends . . .

You know those friends you love too much to hate?
Well, here ya go! 
My friend Lora is ROCKIN' IT @ Aspen International Fashion Week!
She's the lovely on the left and, yes, don't hate me because I'm beautiful.
She is definitely beautiful, but don't let the fur fool ya!
She's a pretty on the inside as she is on the outside!
I just HATE that I'm not her sidekick at THIS shindig!

Rubbing elbows with more loveliness!
❅ with Kim Deam of WhoWhatWear

This is not the end!

There's more to come so FOLLOW her on TumblrInstagram @FashionablyAspen and Pinterest
because you know what they say,
"They come for the Winter, but they stay for the Summer!"
Aspen is a Year-Round Sport!

Oh and PS - If you're a book lover, she eats books for breakfast!
Check out her lists on GOODREADS!

Maybe I'll post pics from her Aspen Mountain-top wedding... 
it was the most memorable wedding I've ever attended...
Including my own! :/

Spring @ Cottage Chic. . .




And THAT my dear friends is why I consider myself a lucky gal!
I love Spring @ Cottage Chic!
Creating Cottage Chic's Newletter is just not a chore!
Now my wallet on the otherhand, gets a little shaky in the Spring over all of this... 
and so does #HandyHusband!

Pictured Above: 
✽ Pomegranate Resort ✽ Tyler Böe ✽ Sisters Knits ✽ Barbara Gerwit ✽
✽ Quinn ✽ Elizabeth McKay ✽ Uttam Boutique London ✽ DL1961 ✽

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tickets To These Guys !


SteelDrivers video "If It Hadn't Been for Love"
I can hardly wait for this!
...road trip...tiny venue...so excited!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Rikshaw Scarves !


I ADORE Rikshaw's CLASSIC KURTAS and 
wear mine like uniforms in the Spring!
Was tickled pink, ok, maybe aqua,
when I saw these SCARVES on her Instagram!

♥ ♡ ♥

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Spring Obsession . . .


I. AM. SMITTEN!
I'm not here to discuss my Needs vs Wants issues, remember?
"You can't have everything, where would you put it?"
But, no, I don't actually NEED this little straw tote,
but I WANT IT!

and, by George, I might just have to ORDER IT, because it is perfect.
Not to mention the cutest logo I've seen in a way long time!



Monday, January 6, 2014

Insta - Crush !


I am totally smitten with these little
Simone Ceramique "Love Houses" for votive candles 
made in Israel from LINEN & MILK!
Each house is different and signed by the artist.
I ran across them on INSTAGRAM somehow
and went down the rabbit hole of following links.
They are adorable and I want every single one!
The little laundry house kills me!




Friday, October 25, 2013

It's Time For A Giveaway !

Hey y'all!
Let me introduce my friend Reeve Coobs!
I was over the moon honored awhile back when Reeve
asked me to do a few illustrations for her blog and now, 
I get to host a GIVEAWAY for her new CD!
My copy went in the CD player... and it's still there!

❤  ❤  ❤

I met Reeve through the Tosco Music Party and The Evening Muse and I believe it was around her 21st birthday! But somehow, I feel like we've always been friends... I can't remember life without Reeve in it! She has the voice and heart of an angel! When we both had more free time, we use to get together lots to knit and solve all the problems of the world. In fact, I think Reeve is one of the few friends I have that has ever MADE ME SOMETHING! You know how I feel about a handmade gift! BEST! 

 ❤  ❤ 

I can hardly wait until the CD Release Party next weekend, Friday, Nov. 1st, 6:30pm @ The Neighborhood Theatre. Here's what they have to say about Reeve and I couldn't say it better myself... She "creatively blends folk, pop, country, and rock into an original sound of her own. Her lyrics are smart and real, and her voice is rich and haunting and leaves you wanting more. Reeve's songs can sometimes be uncomfortably honest, but that is what makes her such a moving performer. She has a very powerful voice but unlike most voices you hear today, Reeve knows when to keep it soft and light. Her thoughtful lyrics and voice joined with her tasteful guitar playing makes for an extremely rare talent. In 2005 Reeve won the Creative Loafing of Charlotte Reader's Pick award for Best Female Vocalist."  

She's been as busy as a bee making some VERY cool stuff for the party! 
So I had to get with the spirit and choose something I've made 
to add to the giveaway....

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
REQUIRED: Hop over and FOLLOW REEVE ON TWITTER!
Tweet me that you've followed her @champagnemaker!
That's all you have to do to be entered to 
win BOTH the CD & the NECKLACE!

SECOND CHANCE TO WIN: If you want a second chance to win,
Follow Us on INSTAGRAM @champagnemaker & @reevewrites and 
leave a comment on my giveaway instagram pic that you wanna win!

That's it! Pretty easy!

Don't forget to make plans to attend Reeve's CD Release
 Party at The Neighborhood Theatre! < click that link for tickets!

above photo of Reeve by Miranda Reger

Now go TWEET to WIN!
Don't forget, FOLLOW REEVE and TWEET @ ME that you did!

This GIVEAWAY is closed!
The Winner was @ErinMaynor

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Off To My Happy Place !


HandyHusband planted these in the backyard a few years back.
They are HUGE now and the color is AMAZING!
They are right behind my favorite perch @ my in-laws.
The view from where I sit...
As you can see, it's pretty hard to get up!



It took us awhile to get the boats in the water.
They're old and needed some "tweeking."
They're not worth taking pictures of!
One we call "The Ugly Duckling," if that gives you a mental image!
Let's just say there's duck tape and glue involved.
Not a pretty picture, but fun.
Mrs. Johnson's little boat, on the other hand, is one 
of my favorite sights of the summer...

Meanwhile, back at the cottage! I welcome a rainy day! Inspiration is everywhere you look when the sun's out sooo... Let it RAIN! It has to actually be pouring to keep us inside though, and we only had one rainy day for me to make a mess like this. I took way more than I finished, but my sister-in-law made me a bowl perfect to keep me from spilling my beads on the beach! She's been contracted by the Maine Marathon for MUGS this year! If you're running, she can put your time on the back with the Maine Marathon Logo! VERY COOL!

Sneak peek of the hairchop!
It's even shorter now!


Here are a few of #handyhusband's @handygrams!
Oh how family jokes get taken too far...
This all started with my posting an instagram video
of #handyhusband snoring through the night.
The rest will be history, stay tuned or follow him.
I can guarantee the he will NOT blow up your feed!
He has an old flip phone that he still hasn't learned to use.
He has put me fully in charge of his profile on instagram, but
has taken full responsibility of the actual handygram!


A few years ago, we bought a Tom Deininger Oil from The Donovan Gallery and I'm always so curious to see his work each time we go in. This year, I was totally shocked by his collages! They are AMAZING, but nothing like the oil painting we purchased. So inspired to come home and chop up my stacks of magazines that I haven't a clue why I can't throw them out.

There was a new boutique in Tiverton 4 Corners this year, SALT. Still wishing I had found a way to squeeze this pouf in the back of the car on the way home... but we would have had to leave Hobbs in Westport, sooooo I can make my own pouf, but this Roberta Roller Rabbit one is precious! There's also a new yarn shop, Perfectly Twisted, but they were closed, I couldn't jimmy the lock and I was too short (still am) to peek in the windows for a full report. :[


And what's vacation without food, right?
We ate a lot of lobster and a Maker's share of corn, but...

Until next year charming little harbor town.

...Heaven on Earth...

And yes, I do know how lucky I am!