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Saturday, March 30, 2013

To All...

God's blessings to you and your loved ones on such a special day!

In Him, Amy

Friday, March 29, 2013

Dore from Burlap Luxe is the WINNER!!

Great job Dore!!!! You are my GIVEAWAY winner! :)
My Boston Terrier is in fact TUX!!
(I previously posted about him here...My Boy!)

Thank you to my bloggers for following me along the way!
Its been a fun 100 posts, here's to 100 more!!
I see new faces among my friends here, thank you for joining :)!!


Please email me at!
I'll send a little questionaire to get to know you 
and will also be able to get your information for mailing!
Thank you!
(I'd email you straight through blogger but its telling me my computer is not "configured"...whatever that means ;)!!)

Thursday, March 28, 2013


I'll give a clue to help you answer the 100th Post Giveaway!
I did a post last year about my Boston Terrier... 

since he's my boy  and all...

(If you missed my GIVEAWAY post, click HERE for details)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

100th Post GIVEAWAY!

Today is a special day as it's my 

here at the blog!! 

I'm doing a little giveaway to celebrate with my readers. 

The first person to post the correct answer to my question
 will receive a lovely box of goodies to include:

A $15 gift certificate to my shop & a hand-selected
 treasure from my thrifting adventures in Florida :)

Winner to be announced this Friday at 9 am!

(Winner's address will be requested once 
announced so I can send the lovelies) 

What is the name of my 
Boston Terrier?

Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Time to Get Healthy!! Also:Eggs and Bunnies!!

Avie and I went on a little shopping trip today so I could try on some clothes for Florida. This decision was made after I pulled out my summer clothes this morning and....maybe 1/4 of them fit....sorta.
It was quite a wake up call that I really need to get serious about getting back in shape.  Since having the baby I've noticed my body feeling weaker, probably from being in the house too much and not eating quite like I should. 

Instead of getting really discouraged I thought, hey, I'm going to challenge myself to do a pre-vacation Get Healthy plan. This plan includes lots and lots of veggies, fruits, little bit of meat, and LOTS of walks!! :) Maybe it will jump-start me and give me the boost I need for the long haul.

I'll give a little update with each post, not for my readers necessarily, because who really gives a hoot :)!!... But for me, for accountability!

Ok, now on to fun things. 


I love the gold-marbled eggs pictured here...

Find the How To for this and much more Here at Oh the Lovely Things
a blog I just started following.

Speaking of eggs, here are some other really fun ideas!

...Sweet and pretty, just add scrap-booking stickers!

...So funny. (#2 pencil, or use a sharpie maybe?)

..I could see you doing this one Victoria. :)

...Hand drawn designs, simple and unique.

...Super easy grass fringe cups, self explanatory.

And my absolute favorite...

I just love this idea, using tissue paper and print-outs!! How To Here.

(All images from Pinterest)

RECIPE-Since there will be no peeps for me till Wednesday next week :(...
Bunny Salads:

Here's a really cute salad idea for Easter that my mom always made for us. I googled it to see if I could find a picture but all I found was salads fixed the wrong way that sadly look like mice instead of!! (Sorry, not the wrong way, just different...wink,wink.)

You'll need: Lettuce/Cottage cheese/Canned pear halves-cut in half again lengthwise/Green olives/Maraschino cherries/Super thin carrot sticks

Place a nice amount of lettuce on plate as a base for the salad. Place a large scoop of cottage cheese in the center. Place two pears at top of cot. cheese for the ears, skinniest ends pointing up. Olives are eyes-center facing upward, a cherry is the nose, and carrot sticks are whiskers. Its a super cute salad and surprisingly it tastes really yummy! (You can also use a hard boiled egg cut in half for the ears if you prefer over the pears.)


Monday, March 25, 2013

DIY Projects

I found a cute little DIY project anyone can do and 
the best part is that you don't have to go out and buy stuff for it!
Take a look, so sweet...

Find the How-To here at The Creek Line House!

I also love...

And if you're reflecting on Christ as I am...


I'll be posting more fun ideas that I've happened upon,
meanwhile enjoy this Easter week! 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring Cleaning

There's nothing more rewarding than Spring cleaning! Well, next to childbirth and baking and...well. It's rewarding anyways. ;) Opening the windows for a little fresh air, the clean scent of lemon filling the house. That's my to-do today. Clean. The sun is out and I'm feeling ready to go!

But first, I'll shine up the blog! Here's a few things that sparkle and shout SPRING!

With Easter just one week away I'll be posting fun DYI projects and recipes!
For now, off to clean, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hello again.

I've been really bad about posting lately. It's time to restart! Especially with the arrival of Spring! (Though there's still a couple inches of snow here in New England...) So let's see, what's new on my end?

Avie is getting big! 16 lbs and counting. She's more and more wonderful with each day, having recently giggled for her first time! She's started on a little rice cereal as well....milestones. I didn't believe people when they said, "It goes so fast!" but I'm finding it soo true! I'm trying to be mindful of soaking up every minute with her!

Visiting her Great Grandparents.

She loooves Daddy!

Wiped out...

So fun. What else? 

The shop...Things are going well. Soon our local driftwood spot will be thawed and beautiful so I can hike out and find more lovely pieces for my driftwood signs! I've also started making pillows which I have yet to post. I found some amazing fabrics and couldn't wait to make them. They're on their way soon. 

I just posted these items and can't wait to go hunting again~ I'll be doing a little while in Florida!!

Things I've been loving lately...

I came across a really fun blog, Sequins and Stripes. I always thought it'd be fun to live in the city for one year (Never became reality :) ) but I love reading about this Chicago girl and her clothing/social happenings. She's adorable and always shares really fun items. Though I never bring myself to spend lofty amounts for clothes (Self proclaimed thrift-store junkie...) I love seeing her finds. 

Speaking of lofty, here are some things on my Dream List...

While I want to give each girl on this site
 a snack... ;) I love the fun dresses and jumpers.
Now, when I say dream list I really mean probably too young 
and no longer conducive to my new Mamma-body. 
Let's be clear. Lol.
And though I fought the urge for a long time, I too am now addicted to Pinterest. 
Eye candy everywhere you look!... As you can tell I like a variety of styles. 


I love the paint-by-number displayed in a fresh, new way.


I'd use a neutral palette but I love this wall!

This dark wall and gold frames against the 
white bedding is so regal and pretty.

All of these images can be found by following Jukavo on Pinterest!

It's nice to be back in the swing of things.
Hello again to all my blog friends, and welcome Spring! 
How I've missed you both.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring is in the Air

We've had wonderful warm weather the past couple days in New England. 
The earthy fresh scent of Spring is in the air!! 
What a great time to dream about alfresco dining and outdoor living spaces! 
Here are some looks to help inspire.

(...I love these simple centerpieces. A great DIY project!)

(...How sweet is this?)

(...I love this welcoming walk way! And I've always wanted an arbor. 
This one is so clean and simple.)

(...Self explanatory!!!)

(...Can you even imagine?!)

(...What a great way to use succulents, 
and the tiny lights along the wall are so sweet.)

AH..I can't wait to have dinner outside, 
spend the days fishing and sitting by the water. 
Plant some things (Hopefully a small garden..!) and just relax in the warm sun.
It's so close...  I can taste it!

(Insert a steaming sample of fresh maple syrup here :) )