Friday, August 31, 2012


"Bonjour, Holly," is my favorite greeting from a cute little neighbor who lives around the corner.  
Did I mention that the cute neighbor is French and, also, happens to be a fantastic cook?  
She learned from her mother and grandmother, who was the famous crepe maker in her village. 
Yesterday, we had such a fun afternoon when she came over to teach me how to REALLY make crepes.
How lucky am I?!?!  

I meant to take better pictures, but I was too busy swirling, wrapping, and flipping to pick up the camera.  
These are the pictures I did get and just trust me that the crepes were fabulous. 
....even the ones I made.  ;-)


And, now for those of you..
ahem, Andy
..who only want to see pictures of Griffin.  
Here he is, in all his 2-year-old glory!  

Don't adjust your monitor - I edited these super funky just for a different, lighter look.  

Gotta go for now - I'm aspiring to be the famous crepe maker in my village!
...or at least in my beach house.  

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

More Fun In 'Da ATL

Here are a few pretties I snapped on my Atlanta travels.  

Disclaimer: I'm HORRIBLE at iPhone pics.  
Terrible, Terrible, Terrible! 
I really didn't do justice to these pretty places.  

And, we had a wonderful lunch at this cute little spot in Buckhead.  

Many thanks to Nancy for showing me a great time and all the pretty things to see in Atlanta!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Love You to Pieces

Lucky for me, I've been able to tag-along with my husband this week.  (I LOVE these little trips!)  
While spending a day or two in Atlanta, I've checked out all my old stand-by's as well as added a few new places to my repertoire.  
...thanks to an EXCELLENT tour guide.  

Here's one of my old Atlanta faves, Pieces.  

Lee Kleinhelter, owner of 

Gotta give her props for being a NC girl - she's from Greensboro!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Passionately Pinning Pink

Do you ever step back and analyze what you pin? 
For the past few months, I've definitely been on a binge for pink! 
These are some of my favorite pink pins.

Long live pink!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Last Weekend's Finyl Vinyl

This is not usually where I share our random weekend pictures, but since last weekend marked the end of an era I was compelled to share the good times we've had at the Junkyard. 
It's kind of kooky; 
an afternoon spent in a junkyard/home/nightclub where spectacular dj's are only allowed to play from their collections of 
45's, 78's, and albums.  

Many thanks to our super talented friend, Stephen, for the video.  

*Note to self: STOP singing Candi Staton!!
 "Young Hearts Run Free" is my favorite sing-a-long, but I think 2 YouTube videos of me singing is a gracious plenty. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

My Boys

If you don't believe how fast little G is growing, just look at those legs! 
He'll pass his Momma soon enough.  

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Mine will be spent in rehearsal and my legs are sore just thinking about it.  

Thursday, August 23, 2012


These are just a few pretties I've spied on some of my outings.  

Love this oversized mirror.  

and this enormous chandelier.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Not Even ADD

I really don't like to call it ADD. 
I just have LOTS of things I want to do and Pinterest does not help the situation.  

PS - I feel like my house really does look like this on project days.  
Just throw in a few of Griffin's toys and you've got it!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Get On Over To Lonny

I'm really in love with online magazines these days.  
I can look at them all I want and they don't clutter my coffee tables.  
Get on over to Lonny and check out this month's issue.  

I realize that this is a little late for the August issue.
I'm not sure how I forgot to tell you sooner,
but you'll enjoy it just the same!

Monday, August 20, 2012


With fall on the horizon, I'm in the mood to remove some of the color in my house.  
I just want a warmer, neutral look for a while and this is where I started.  

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Junkyard Party

Though we're VERY fortunate to attend lots of dance parties, 
this weekend's juke joint is one of our fave's.  
I can't wait for all of our friends to arrive - 
gonna be a fun time!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

On The Porch

One of the best things about summer is our ability to have dinner on the front porch.  
Just by moving outdoors, we're able to turn a regular weeknight into a fun time for all.  
...two-year-old included!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Furbish, What Do Ya Have Against Mondays?

I was so excited to have a 'reason' to spend a little time in Raleigh last Monday. 
I had two shops in mind that I wanted to check out and did all the research to find the directions, business hours, etc that I would need.  
...and I also found out that my favorite shop is closed on Mondays.  
I went anyway and took a peek in the window, can't wait to go back.  
...but not on a Monday.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Love These Flowers!

I picked up these faux flowers last week and I'm still 
so in love with them.  
Aren't they fantastic?!?!


They've landed on my dining table for the day, 
but I'm sure they'll take a tour around the house!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Country Cutie

I've been a little slack on the G photos this summer - 
it seems the house has taken all of my time.  
But, here are a few shots of my Country Cutie.  

Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I'm very happy to have only one small addiction and this is it:

One of my dance students told me how upset her mom was there wasn't a Starbuck's on her new work route - 
I completely understand!  

G and I are off to get a "Chocka Mocha!"
Happy Thursday to you!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


It seems everywhere I turn these days, there are the cutest 
I found this one on the side of a building and loved it.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Room For Inspiration

With fall approaching, I've GOT to get moving in my living room.  
There are cushions to cover, pillows to change out, and styling that desperately needs to be done.  
I'm using this picture as a reminder to put anything I want with 
my leopard sofa.  

Monday, August 6, 2012

Lazy Mondays

Lazy Mondays are the best!
We're still enjoying our mini-vacay on the farm as we gradually make our way back today.  
....with possibly a few shopping stops along the way.  ;-)

P.S. I did bring home a good find from the Metrolina Expo, 
I'll share pics soon!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thanks, Husband

This morning, I got the sweetest text reminder of an antique show today.  
Thanks, Hubs, G and I will def hit it up!

It's gonna be a fun Friday!!

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