Tuesday, August 14, 2012


i miss you...

The Rainbow Bridge
inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

sunday funday!

i am so excited to have 
sunday off....

i am headed to yoga 
in the morning...

and then to the beach!!!

this will be my first beach day of the year!

i plan on getting some sun,
having some cocktails,
and frolicking 
around all day!

have a happy sunday!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

what a perfect idea...

i found this adorable idea 
for keeping 
the bugs away while creating 
a charming romantic space...

i have a beautiful new pergola
on my back deck...

and i think these will be perfect
from it...

the lavender and rosemary act as a
natural repellent...

for further instructions
go to design sponge...

Thursday, May 31, 2012

cucumber sandwiches...

once a week
i meet some of my friends for lunch...

each of us bring 
a dish and we sit and eat delicious food and 
of course gab about everything...

today i made...
cucumber sandwiches...

they were so yummy...

i used

cream cheese
unsalted butter
fresh chopped mint
pepperidge farm sour dough
(with crust cut off of course!)
and small cucumbers

what a lovely lunch...
thank you ladies!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

i hope everyone is having a happy
memorial day!

geting lots of sun...

by a pool or a beach...

having fun with family
and friends...

and indulging on
yummy memorial day food!

be safe!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

hello kitty?

why hello kitty?

first designed by Yuko Shimizu
hello kitty 
first appeared on a vinyl coin
purse in 1974...

she is portrayed as a white 
japanese bobtail cat
with a red bow.


"her real name is Kitty White and she was born in the suburbs of London, England on November 1. Her height is described as five apples and her weight as three apples. She is portrayed as a bright and kind-hearted girl, very close to her twin sister Mimmy. She is good at baking cookies and loves Mama's homemade apple pie. She likes to collect cute things and her favorite subjects in school are English, music and art.
Hello Kitty is portrayed surrounded by a large family who all go by the last name White. Her twin sister Mimmy is described as "shy and very girly," interested in sewing and dreaming of marriage. While Hello Kitty wears a bow on her left ear, Mimmy wears hers on the right. Their Papa, George, is described as dependable, humorous but also absent-minded. Mama, Mary, is portrayed as a good cook who loves doing housework. Grandpa Anthony likes to tell stories and Grandma Margaret likes sewing. Dear Daniel is Hello Kitty's childhood friend. His character profile describes him as born in London on May 3 with the real name Daniel Starr. He travelled with his parents and was away from Hello Kitty for a long time. He is portrayed as fashionable and sensitive, good at dancing and playing the piano, with an interest in photography and dreams of being a celebrity. Charmmy Kitty is Hello Kitty's pet, a white Persian. She is described as docile, obedient and fond of shiny things. Her necklace holds the key to Hello Kitty's jewellery box. Hello Kitty also has a pet hamster named Sugar, who was a gift from Dear Daniel."

so why the crazy? 
this fictional character was
originally meant for preadolescent teens..

but now she is recognized amongst the 
pop culture 
even in couture...

here are some crazy, extreme examples i found
that prompted reasearch 
on this unusual fad...

yes, this is a hello kitty crown...

um... creepy!
hello kitty contacts...

Hello Kitty villa in Taipei.

pave diamond ring for all the Hello Kitty fans.

Hau Sheng Hospital in Yuanlin, Taiwan has
recently built a hospital completely themed with
Hello Kitty.

Priced at $31,660.

i must say like most crazes i skip them...
non the less

this pop culture 
craze certainly is intriguing...

maybe because it's so weird
and so big.

i hope you have enjoyed
the bit of weirdness i brought to your day...

Friday, May 11, 2012

happy weekend!

here is a little

my internet has been down, but i 
am excited about sharing 

some of my new home 

have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

the dust is starting to settle...


just ever so slightly...
i have actually just tossed my last box 

and as odd as we are...

it has started to feel like home with him here...

NOT that i am ready for....
well anything.

but as always timo has been a wonderful help
and it feels nice to spend some time with him 

we have been working on he house today from 9am
to 12 am

and have gotten a ton accomplished!
in case i didn't say,
i have my parents coming in town
on friday
along with one of my dearest friends
and his new lady friend....

i need these...

i am dying for a version of these and i can't sew 
at all!

i live in charleston sc...

please if you know how i can obtain them or who
can make them 
i would love to know!

they would just make my dining room!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

my new back yard?

well i am still renovating my house...
firing my contractor
and learning
something new everyday...

this project has been a long tough road 
of emotions and lessons.

i am a bundle of nerves...
is coming to town to save they day.
i have toyed with this decision

wondering if i am ready to see him.
it has been a year...

after all timo is family
and it's time to see him.

i knew this day would come
and honestly...

how can i say no
to this?

yes, timo is coming to town
to help me finish and fix
my house...


give me the most beautiful
landscaped yard!

this is a picture of my house with
timo's ideas...

what am i going to do?

can i stay cool?
can he?

can we be friends??

we will see...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

awning? pergola?

awning? pergola? 
what should i do?

i love the idea of a fabric awning,
i think they are so cute and retro...

i also love the idea of an 
aluminum awning...

and then building a pergola...
well that sounds beautiful as well!

i am addicted to vines, so a pergola
sounds totally like my cup of tea...
they are also a little more whimsical
and romantic...

but not water proof...

i think a pergola is the way to go!
i can find vines that are sturdy
and thick,
and i also think i can figure out how
 to make it waterproof, 
or at least part of it.