Etsy Update: Summer Dresses


Here's another batch of pretty summer dresses... some of my favorites!  That "he loves me, he loves me not" print is one of the best things I've ever seen.  I've been holding onto it for way too long, and now it's time to find a new home.  You can check it out and lots more in the shop right now

Brookes Boswell Millinery


Doesn't this look like perfect summer fun?  A backyard barbecue with good friends, good food and cocktails.  I just discovered Brookes Boswell Millinery through the latest issue of NEET Magazine.  The perfectly styled lookbook definitely caught my eye.  It's like a modern day party right out of a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. 


Etsy Update: Stripes


I'm finally getting back on track!  This is the first baby step to regular Etsy shop updates.  I have so many lovely things that need to find new homes and I'm hoping to start with these four dresses.  Hop on over the the shop and check 'em out! 

Wiksten SS12

photos by Jen Causey

I am still working on getting back to a normal routine after returning from our trip.  I have to admit it's been harder than I thought it would be.  In the meantime, aren't these new looks from Jenny Gordy's Wiksten line adorable and comfy looking?  I enjoy reading along to Jenny's blog because everything she makes seem to be made with such love and attention to detail.  It felt like summer here today and I would have loved to have been wearing any one of these outfits.


Backyard Garden


While we were away, I missed two things in particular.  One was our cats.  Those furry creatures are such a big part of our everyday routine.  The other thing was my mornings in the backyard.  I usually wake, grab some breakfast and then head out the back door with Jack (the one eyed pirate cat) to see what's blooming, what's growing and what needs tending to.  I missed that routine and couldn't wait to get home and see how big everything had gotten in the two weeks we were gone.  I think Jack missed it too since he's been sitting at the backdoor meowing a lot the past couple of days.

I was pleasantly surprised that most everything had thrived.  I spied a couple of tiny peppers growing and a few green tomatoes on the vine.  They'll be used to make fresh salsa when they're ripe.  This is the first year I've tried growing Brussels sprouts and the plants doubled in size.  All of the herbs are ready to be used and we had fresh cilantro with our black beans last night.  It's already starting to bolt, but that's OK since it will give me some fresh coriander and I'll replant the rest of the seeds.  Jack, of course, enjoyed a bit of catnip from his plant this morning.

In case you're wondering what everything is, from top to bottom, left to right:  mint, huechera (or coral bells),  impatiens, brunneria, creeping jenny, fuschia, hydrandgea, chives, cilantro, basil, catnip, Brussels sprouts, roma tomatoes, blueberries, yellow Hungarian wax peppers, jalapenos and Jack.