Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Flower Nails by Masaharu Ono

Why can't they sell these at Home Depot???  I would snap them up!  You can order them from but you better be fluent in Japanese.  They sell a set of 6 and they're made by Masaharu Ono.  Good job.

Ted Muehling candlesticks {again}

You can read all about my crush on Ted Muehling here but today I found this and couldn't help but share!   Breathtaking candlesticks, I know.  *sigh*

via Anthology mag

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

More on Chalkboard Paint

There's no end to the clever uses for chalkboard paint.  Not just for kid spaces and kitchens, it's fabulous on the back of a door (see the pink one?  ... heart that), on furniture and small spaces that could use a shot of color.  Soooo tempting.










Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cool Red House

Not many houses can be red.  But this one is perfect.  It looks like a converted barn and, while I trend to more modern style, I think this is super sharp!

via 4InspiredDesign

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pretzel Jello Recipe

So, what I thought was just a weird family recipe turns out to be a favorite to many.  I keep seeing this picture and I'm wondering how many other people make it and what they call it.  This one is slightly different from ours (we use pineapple juice to make the jello and no brown sugar in the pretzels) but otherwise, it's pretty much the same.  I'll make my own and take a picture, in the meantime here's the recipe I found online.  I know it sounds weird, but seriously... you need to try it!

2 1/2 c. pretzels (crushed fine)
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
3/4 c. butter
1 (6 oz) pkg instant strawberry jello
1 10 oz. pkg. frozen strawberries or small container (16 oz) sliced fresh strawberries 
1 ( 8 oz ) pkg cream cheese
1 c. sugar
8 oz. cool whip

Combine pretzels, brown sugar, and melted butter and press into a greased 9 X 13 pan. You can use more butter if the crust isn't sticking together. Bake @ 350 for 10 minutes.

Make jello according to directions and add the strawberries. Refrigerate until partially set. *If it is not set enough it will leak through your cream cheese layer and make your pretzels soggy.

Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Blend in cool whip. Spread over cooled crust make sure you spread completely to the edges to create a seal so your jello doesn't leak through. Pour jello over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate.  Via

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Map art

This is truly stunning.  It's a map that has been cut up, framed and then put back together.  Such a gorgeous statement on the wall! 

all from Cococozy

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I want to hang pictures here...

These gold frames look so great on the back of a door... They'd be even better on a black door!

coco + kelley

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Gifts from Shutterfly

So if you're a last minute shopper like me, you'll be happy to know it's not too late to order special personalized gifts from Shutterfly.  I get my cards and calendars from them every year and they're always great.  I take a million pictures of my children all year and this is the perfect way to share them with the grandparents.  The paper is always a nice heavy stock and the images crisp and clear.  I might also order a poster for my son with pictures of some of his greatest hockey moments but today I'm focused on cards!  They need to get in the mail soon and I'm loving this one:

They offer gifts allowing you to put pictures on everything from blankets to mugs and somehow they ship everything really fast.  While you're at it, you can order Thank You cards with a different picture to send after the holidays. Now that's planning ahead!  Click on the links for more information....

Holiday greetings
Thank you cards
Photo blankets

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!  I hope you have a wonderful day filled with family and friends to cherish and adore.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Most wonderful time of the year

It's only November 10th but I need to have a meeting with myself to discuss Christmas decorating.  I'm anxious to get started but I think it's a little early.  This year I'm going to post pictures of my own holiday decor... stay tuned!
Charlotta Ward

Charlotta Ward

Living Etc

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy ~Elegant~ Halloween

Due to the snow and all the power outtages, there is no school here in Massachusetts and Halloween has been rescheduled to November 5th.  Seriously.

Abigail Ahern

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The dining room

It's almost Halloween which means Christmas is about 3 weeks away - OK, it will seem like 3 weeks.  I promised myself last year that I was going to strip the wallpaper (applied by the previous owners in the 90's) before I host Christmas Eve dinner in 2011.  But, umm, I haven't quite made it happen.  Procrastinators Unite - Tomorrow!  I'm thining of a fairly deep gray color, which will make my Ikea Maskros light stand out.  These are just rooms I like: 
Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy colorful Saturday morning

Just some pretty color for today.
Flickr - Rin-ka


Coolhunting Chimera

A client took this photograph of my acorns and it's a favorite - thank you M. Heart!