Pretty Aprons} Flirty Aprons


I have always loved the William Morris quote: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. I believe this quote also applies to aprons. Not only are aprons very useful, I wear one every day (I’m a messy cook), but they can be beautiful too! I love a pretty apron and have admitted to my apron addiction here on the blog before. Aprons can be so beautiful that you want to hang them on your kitchen wall like a piece [Continue Reading…]

Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market


Thanks to a tip from my friend Laurie, Tessa and I and two friends headed out to the Funky Junk Sister’s “Junk Salvation” Vintage Flea Market at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro on Saturday morning. Such fun we had and such pretties we found. Ever on the lookout for fun vintage pieces to add to her collection Tessa brought this cream colored wool vintage coat home for twenty dollars.  Of course she will give it the Totally Tessa style make over and I know it will be fabulous! She [Continue Reading…]

Dear Santa….


Dear Santa….Dear Tooth Fairy….Dear Easter Bunny…Dear Long Lost Relative who is going to leave me lots of money….Dear Jim. I want one of these …..please! Yes, I want one.  Of course, my husband’s first response is “What would you do with it?”  My response, “Love it!”  Appealing to the inner outdoors man in him I told him we could camp in it.  He didn’t believe me. But I want one.  How cute is this!! I want to cook in it.  I want to eat in it.  I want to sleep [Continue Reading…]

Finding 50}Days 105-111


A crazy whirlwind week – a 25 hour round trip car ride to Utah for graduation, celebration of boys’ birthdays in just four days, got Cali off to London and a neighborhood potluck dinner at our house!  Crazy but oh so fun and there was lots of pretty involved! April 19 – Day 105 I so love this flowering bush in my garden.  It is huge -probably 15 feet high and it looks amazing with all its giant snowball flowers on it!  First they are this lovely shade of green [Continue Reading…]

Finding 50}Days 84-90


Despite the rain this week I managed to find some pretty each day. March 29 – Day 84 Some pretties waiting to go into the garden – can’t wait for the juicy, red strawberries! March 30 – Day 85 Good morning! March 31 – Day 86 Did I mention I like tulips?! April 1- Day 87 One of my favorite flowers in the garden – erysimum bowles mauve.  One of the first things to start blooming and one of the last to stop blooming! April 2 – Day 88 A [Continue Reading…]

Finding 50}Days 63-69

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Another week of finding the pretty in being 50! March 8 – Day 63 Loved this photo I took for my photography assignment on light. March 9 – Day 64 Crocus blooming in the garden! March 10 – Day 65 This is a double pretty day! Made this pretty amazing pie for a dinner party we went too.  Can’t wait to share the recipe with you on Tuesday!  I mean AMAZING!! Met a friend at Starbucks and was inspired by her pretty watercolor.  She and I are taking a class [Continue Reading…]

Finding 50}Days 56-62


What pretty did you find in your week?  Here’s mine! March 1 – Day 56 We enjoyed a very pretty 70 degree, bright sunny day in Portland yesterday – there is lots happening out in the garden!  They say we may get snow on Tuesday though –  yikes!!   Hope my pretty daffodils in the woodland path survive! March 2 – Day 57 The neighbor’s pretty tulip tree is in full bloom! March 3 – Day 58 My pretty quilt is back from the quilters and ready to be bound!  I think [Continue Reading…]

Finding 50} Days 49-55


How would you like to win a little bit of pretty this week?  Pay a visit over at Find Your Sock Yarn for a chance to win one of my pretty reusable shopping bags!  Be sure and check it out!!  I apologize to those of you who may have tried to enter the other day when I announced it.  Due to some operator error (that would  be me) the giveaway did not post as it should have but it is there now! February 22  – Day 49 Changing of the [Continue Reading…]

Finding 50}Days 26-32


This week I had fun finding the pretty here at home and in Utah too when I flew there to be with my son when he had ACL surgery.  He’s doing great and on the road to recovery! February 1 – Day 26 Pretty pears in a pretty bowl. February 2  – Day 27 My friend Jeannena and I paid a visit to a fun bakery in NW Portland – Two Tarts Bakery.  A yummy selection of fun and pretty bite size cookies.   February 3 – Day 28 Some [Continue Reading…]