Monday, September 28, 2009

How about a good read

Is thiiss beautiful liiibrary...

This fabulous design blog I read wrote up blog a few weeks ago about a house she and her husband designed and decorated. This is the picture they posted and I absolutely fell in love with this two story library.

Apparently library sitting rooms are an up and coming thing- and I LOVE them. Recently Brooke made another post of the entire house. It's a must see. I absolutely love the fridge and farmers sink in the kitchen and cannot get away from this awesome library...

What do you think?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wicket, update

So it's been a while since I've posted Wicket pictures- his color has changed quite a bit. He lost a lot of his black and is mostly gray now. He is still rambunctious... but now he's HUGE. The pup that was never supposed to grow up is now 12 lbs... that's a big difference from the 5-8 I was expecting! Here they are!

This is our friend Dave and his baby- Wicket's the size of a 9m old!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Very Hard Choices

I'm trying to car change. I want a lower payment (I'd like half of what I'm paying now) and better mpgz [What I would really like is for Doug to sell his car] but can't seem to do that so I'm going to get rid of mine and get something new here are the choices:

I would be super happy to have a Jetta TDI (the diesel one) but those VW people suck. They don't return phone calls, they won't budge off of msrp- those guys are real snobs.

This car gets about 40mpgs.

The Mini Clubman is about the same price as the Jetta but it doesn't have blue tooth; gets about 41 mpgs. Financing rates are awesome for these right now- 1.9%
This is a Hyundai Sonata- these have a 3000 rebate putting it right about the price of the other two- the best financing available through the dealership is 4.9% and it has way more technology for the money....nav, sun roof garage opener, way cushiony seats.. but I sure don't like the look of it as well as the other two.

Update: The Sonata is out. They have horrible resale value. That was easy.

Friday, September 11, 2009

As I was reading my morning blogs- I saw a link to martha's website for these monogram labels. I wish I would have had these last summer when I was planning my wedding. Oh well. They are still fabulous and I think you can use them for all sorts of things- even as a gift?

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Slice of Heaven

This new red velvet cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory is absolutely lovely. I think it might be the best I've had there.
Although, I have not tried the pumpkin. That has rave reviews.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dream Home

As you can probably deduce, I have been home dreaming lately. I do this often- mostly since I've had a home. I think of what color to paint my red wall, what my dream home will look like etc.

I ran across this post this morning from one of my favorite blogs. It's a beautiful home in Atlanta- and while I would never want to live in Atlanta- if this home was in the discussion, I could most definitely be convinced.

I found this one and fell in love- COMPLETELY different, but love at first site all the same...and, it's in TEXAS.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Estate Sales.

This lovely little shop in Salt Lake called Second Hand Chic buys all sorts of wonderful things for different sources. I didn't know the owner Kelly had a blog, but recently I read a post she made about attending estate sales to buy merchandise for her store. This is one of her new pieces... a fabulous John Widdecomb original living room set. I love it- this would be fabulous in some chic fabric- and I'm confident I could learn how to reupholster-

Problem- it's $650 from her shop... which makes me wonder how much she paid for it...pennies? I have subscribed to every list serve available that will announce with these estate sales are going on... because I'm definitely down for finding treasures.