Saturday, April 30, 2011

You Have Some 'Splaining to Do

Three Saturday Sparklers (non-alcoholic) to quench your thirst...

1.The Lime Rickey
It cools you off faster than it takes to mix it up!

What you need:
Grape Juice
7-Up (Really, don't use Sprite, or Sierra Mist, or Gingerale, or...)

Mix Grape Juice and 7-Up to Taste (I like less Grape, Ky likes more); squeeze in your lime and decorate with the lime left over. Serve over Ice.

2. The Shirley Temple
My friend, Lindsey's favorite, the Shirley Temple is a mocktail sure to tingle the tasters.

What you need:
Grenadine Syrup (look in the drink mixers at your supermarket)
Gingerale or Lemon-lime Soda (again, 7-Up is best, but this one you can use whatever you want)
**Optional Orange Juice**
Marachino Cherries

Mix it to taste and Enjoy!

3. The Honey Tart
A Honey Limeade wakes you up while cooling you down.
What You Need:
1 cup lime juice
5 cups water
2/3 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons honey
A quick shot of 7-Up

Mix it up; Make sure Sugar is Disolved.  Add 7-Up to make it sparkle. Enjoy over Ice.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kitschy Kitschy Coo Coo

Kitsch:  Sentimentality or vulgar, often pretentious bad taste, especially in the arts...The concept is associated with the deliberate use of elements that may be thought of as cultural icons...considered to be the opposite of 'true art'...

Kitsch:  adorably, amusingly, annoyingly agreeable.

Truly ambrosial.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Spring Time and Happy Easter!

Simple Testimony  I know He lives!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Grandiose, gawdy, and gorgeous costume jewelry... like frosting on the cupcake...
Its the best part!

...or maybe not

Monday, April 18, 2011

In Case You Didn't Know... A Folk Mix

Michigan Bluegrass Folk... Corn Fed Girls

Canadian Irish Folk... Rankin Family

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Chambre Poudre

A glimpse at my powder room.

apothecary filled with oatmeal soap, jewelry box, royal crown
stenciled candles and a bubble bath

Rummage sale find, painted, stained, sanded, and re-purposed
My Paris Bohemian Chambre Poudre

Making an old, small bathroom into a shabby chic bubble retreat...
light, neutral colors with pops of dark wicker, velvet, and wood. 


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Clean Sweep

Is this you?  Have you not done your spring cleaning yet?  Come to think of it, do you ever do your spring cleaning? 
Well, get out your feather duster and garbage bags... its time to get cleaning!
Victoria's 8 Simple Steps to Spring Cleaning:

1. Make a plan!
((sit down and write down what you want to accomplish; what are you going to clean; how much are you bringing to Goodwill this year? Set a timeline.))

2. Get what you need!
((Get the bags out, the gloves ready, and stock up on vinegar!))

3.  One thing at a time!
((Pick one Spot to work in... the kitchen?? the bathroom??  start and finish the room before moving on to the next!))

4. Do it... Top to bottom!
((Really, start in the top of the house in the top of the room... dust the corners, wash the walls, clean the gutters--if you have gutters... work your way down to the floor... you'll accomplish so much more and won't un-do the clean))

5.  Open the cupboards!!
((Open up the cupboards in the room you're in; Have you ever used that waffle cone maker?  Are you going to use both fondue pots...ever??  If the answer is NO, it automatically goes in your Donation box.))

6. & Prepare to Dispose...
((Not sure if you'll use that second fondue pot?  Forget you had that glorious hot pink sweater?  Just not ready to say goodbye to the Atari? Move the item's location, put a sticky note with the date you're moving it... in 6 months if you still haven't used it, seriously, get rid of it))

(( So your closet is looking thinner and thinner... its kind of invigorating to be eliminating things, right??? Besides, think of all the room you've made for your next shopping trip!))

and finally number 8.  Clean where the sun don't shine!!
((Really!!!  Get underneath your table, your couch, your bed.... move the fridge and the stove and clean!!!!  Think of how much healthier your house will be!))

Spring is a time of renewal... the Earth is being reborn...
Renew your house and breathe easier!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Library books

Goal #3,021:  Build up my personal library with old, lovely books... that I actually read.

Personal Fact #72:  Antique Books soothe me.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Stashed and Stowed

Some Closet Inspiration for this Saturday

My Someday Closet

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Small Space Pretty in Pink

Kitschy Chic


Bohemian Fab