Archive | July, 2010

a little self-induced pressure

Anyone else out there who starts projects and then gets distracted by life and never finishes? It is the story of my life.   And, more specifically, my office. 80% is complete {maybe even more} but it’s that last little bit that I struggle to finish.

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So, I’m putting some pressure on myself by telling you all that

THERE WILL BE AN OFFICE REVEAL

on Monday morning.

Which means I better get off this computer and finish up the painting. 

Enjoy your weekend!

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things i like: striped paper straws

I should really title this ‘things I really like’ because I do have a slight obsession right now.

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But are these not the most darling drinking straws?

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image image image They make any drink more festive.

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image I ordered a few packs for my Summer Boutique to fancy up the clear plastic cups I was using for the lemonade and {lucky me} have a bunch left-over.

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I especially love these gray ones, but they were sold out at the time, so I ordered raspberry, blue & green. All VERY cute.

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and my little kiddos look awfully cute sipping from them.

I purchased mine from a little shop in Maine called Rock, Paper, Scissors. I’ve never been there, but read on a blog that they had great prices {$3 for a box of 50} verses some Etsy sellers who are charging $12 for 100.

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Oh how I adore them.

photos from: flickr, gypsyridgley.blogspot.com, etsy, me
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sophie la girafe

When Audrey was still just a little teensy thing kicking away in my tummy, we were pretty sure we’d name her Sophia. 

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We both loved the name and the meaning {wise} and Sophie is such a sweet nickname.

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But for some reason, it didn’t fit our baby girl.

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So when Audrey received a gift in the mail and we opened this little toy,

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we were happy to have a  little Sophie in our lives after all.

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I think she is too.

Get your own Sophie la Girafe here.

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