Friday, September 30, 2011


I know this isn't the best photo in the world, but it just makes me smile. 
Can you remember standing inside clothing racks, trying to entertain 
yourself while your mom shopped for hours on end?!  
My mom used to get so mad because she wouldn't be able to find me.  
This was little Cookie hiding in the clothing racks last 
week as her mom & I shopped.  
Don't you love the pink knee socks?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I took these photos a few years ago when I was visiting my dear friend Nisha in Pittsburgh. They are all little snapshots from her room. To those who do not know her, the images mean nothing. But, I feel close to Nish when I see these, as they are the tiny, little bits of the Nisha that I love.
Happy Birthday Girl!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Garden of the Gods Moonset

Garden of the Gods Moonset by jellis629
Garden of the Gods Moonset, a photo by jellis629 on Flickr.
There is always something so special about being in Colorado Springs in the fall. I'm enjoying time with a kindred spirit and being thankful for days away from the daily grind.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Current Obsession #6

I had been restraining myself from joining this website because I knew it would become an obsession that might get out of hand.  But on a recent rainy evening, I let myself succumb to the urge and now here I am - spending more time here than can possibly be healthy.  It is just the most visually delectable site...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chai Tea Concentrate

Every time that Autumn arrives, I think she is my favorite season.  Of course when Winter gets here, I love him too, but I think Autumn holds a larger part of my heart overall.  I'm sure if you check back here in about 6 months, Spring and Summer will be arm wrestling for the number one spot, but for now - it's Autumn.

When Autumn arrives
I get excited to be outside in the crisp air & smell the first fires of the season coming from the chimneys.
I get excited for pumpkin ale and homemade chili.
I get excited to wear sweaters and flip flops at the same time (I never claimed to be a fashionista).
I get excited for all the pumpkins that appear in every nook and corner.

When I found this recipe, it made me giddy realizing it will make the perfect gift for Autumn.  You know how she loves to play in the leaves and then warm up with a comforting drink.

I found this lovely recipe here, and it was linked here and here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Well, Hello Autumn!

I went to work this morning in a short sleeved shirt, passing people in mini-skirts and flip flops eating ice cream.  
I came out of work this evening to find people with scarves and coats on and the temperature at 55 degrees.  
Suddenly Autumn seems to have arrived - Just like that!
The guy I buy my fruit from insisted that Summer hasn't left us yet, but tonight it sure feels like she has.
Mmmm...Autumn brings to mind cozy goodness.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fun, Fun, Fun

The 9 year old little girl in me is jumping up & down with her sticker book in hand over this!
As I was falling through the rabbit hole of the blog world, I came upon this jaw-dropping and kooky wallpaper that I think I suddenly must have!
I first saw it here, then found out she had found it here, which she had found here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Oh Brimfield, how you make my heart sing...

During my visit on Saturday, I took the least amount of photos and bought the least amount of goodies than ever before at the Brimfield Antique Show, but that doesn't mean I didn't have a blast!  

I think my lack of active purchasing may have had something to do with the magnum of champagne James pulled out of the cooler as we arrived.  The champagne and the pumpkin muffins, along with the hilarious company that joined me, made the 4:15am wake-up call SO worth it. 

 It's official - I am now a vintage suitcase hoarder.  But who could ever pass up two for twenty dollars?!

Brimfield has never disappointed.  
Now, just 8 more months until next time.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Package Project

I'm so excited to be taking part in this project
I think you should sign up too.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Brimfield, here we come!

For the last 11 years, I have been going to 
Brimfield Antique Show at least once a year. 

There are always some quirky items that make you smile and some mysteriously weird items that make you scratch your head. 

While over the years I have gone with friends and family, I find that I am usually perusing this wonderland solo.  So I am extra excited for the show this year because some of my best friends are going to join me this weekend to wander through the fields buying amazing things that we never knew we HAD to have. 

In excitement for the weekend I'm posting the photos below that I took in September of 2005 at the show.  The eclectic collections always make for great photo opportunities.  

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