Monday, June 27, 2011

Cabinets to the Counter

We saw this post by Molly Frey design and loved the way she took the cabinets all the way to the counter in this amazing kitchen, they are built around posts that took the place of a dividing wall...
One of our favorite kitchen designers Christopher Peacock uses this design feature all the time,
making the cabinets look furniture...

Not just an idea for the kitchen...
wish we had done this is our time:)
Put some cabinets to the counter in your back pocket...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Summer

coastal living
Green Wellies
Hope you all have a GREAT first "official"weekend of Summer.
Put some beachy thoughts in your back pocket...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Straw Bags

This summer has led me on a quest for the perfect inexpensive straw bag
 and it started with this one from Gap...
I bought it when it was 40 percent off and I get so many compilments on it(it's the craziest thing.)
 Secret tip- if you don't get the straps on just right those sequins can scratch you something awful!
My "musts" are a bag that holds a lot and stays on my shoulder... 
 I found this one at Macy's
It is the perfect size and I love the leather accents, they also have this one online
The are all less than $80 but if you can dream bigger, or have some hidden gift cards:)
Juicy daydreamer bag (minus the extra keychain-thingy that comes attatched!WTH?) or clutch version
or these Tory beauties..

Love these Mar y Sol bags too...Orange would be fun...


put some summer straw in your back pocket...

Monday, June 20, 2011

What's the Buzz

We have been looking for new barstools.  We always liked the look of industrial stools.  We spied these on sale at  none other than JCPenny!  The buzz is...they are on sale for $49.99!  yowza!  We haven't seen them in person, but we're willing to give em a try.
Search "Newman Barstool."  They are on backorder-not the best for our problem with 'instant gratification' but we don't care:)

images from Decorpad, housetweaking, cottage living, Tumbler
And while we're talking about the buzz, Bruiser Bradley got his summer cut!!!  
If he had a dime for every time someone rubbed his head.....
Put a little summer buzz in your back pocket...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer at the Table

I'm looking to "summer-ize" my kitchen.  For a while now I've had my eye on some grey wicker armchairs that I think would do just the trick for the season.  I just want two, for the head of my beat up pine table.
image from Interiors 63 degrees N

image Riviera Maison

image Bungalowaz

This one is the front runner from World Market.  It's 149.00.  I 'm waiting for it to go on sale.

These two are options from Ikea.  The first one is 49.99, but the color is so much better on the second option, Byholma, 79.99.  It's better in person.
In the fall I'll move them to my sunroom...(I have the ability to justify any purchase!!!)
Put some wicker chairs in your back pocket...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

4th of July Treats

Here's an early start on some Fourth of July planning.  You know we love easy, cute holiday treats.
White chocolate dipped strawberries...with decor of your choice!  Kids can help!
Kabobs with mini cupcakes, strawberries, and sugar edged marshmallows.
Easy ice cream sandwich pops.  Set out to lightly soften, add stick, roll sides in colored sprinkles.  Re-freeze on waxed paper until ready to serve.  Easy!
Cones dipped in melted white chocolate chips and sprinkles! 

or red white and blue cake pops
star watermelon skewers
Cupcakes with "star" sugar cookie-stakes. (put in skewer before baking.)  Hint: helps to add a little dough around skewer.  These cookies-pops are also cute in a bucket of sand used as an edible centerpiece!
Images from Celebrate! Livinglocurto, inchmark. this blog
Put a little 4th of July planning in your back pocket ...
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