Monday, February 28, 2011

weekly fresh starts

We had a fabulously fantastic weekend!  It included lunch dates & dinner dates with friends, lots of movie watching & snuggling & semi-trashy food eating (vegetarian corn dogs YUM, mac & chee & homemade Oscar pizzas).  

Since I started working for myself, I get asked a lot if the weekends still feel fun & special to me & the answer is yes!  It might be the years of living for the weekend during school & day jobs but Fridays still hold that special air of magic for me.  It always feels like a weekly celebration.  With that said, one of my favorite things about working for myself is that Mondays now hold a special feeling as well, it used to be a day I dreaded...a start over of a countdown until the end of the week, going through the motions of what someone else wanted me to do.  Now Mondays feel more like a fresh start, a new beginning to my ever expanding (fun) to-do list & a chance to get newly inspired knowing I have a whole week to accomplish the things I want to do! It's rather exciting & I feel extremely grateful to be exactly where I am in my life right now. So happy happy Monday! (can you believe tomorrow is the first day of March!) hugs & cheek pecks.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

friday day dreaming...

The weather has been pretty awesome these last few days & is supposed to continue into the weekend! It's Friday, hip hip hooray! I have all the windows open in the house & I've just been daydreaming about owning one of these dreamboats & drifting down long winding roads, enjoying the scenery & picnics & whatnots. 

Is it wrong to be longing for summer already?! It doesn't help that I am listening to some old Beach Boys on vinyl.  Oh & that reminds me, I finally got a record player, #8 crossed off my 20 in 2011 list, I'm tearing it up! ;)  Happy Happy Friday! Hope everyone enjoys the weekend! hugs & cheek pecks. 

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

lovies day

We had the most fantastic valentines day! We sang happy birthday to the puggy birthday girl (she got a hamburger toy & was so excited), Creed surprised me with a trip to the sweetest local French bakery for breakfast, so so yummy, cupid came & brought some fun prezzies, we went to our most favorite sushi place for dinner & then we came home & enjoyed some heart-shaped cheesecakes (that almost caused me to burn down the house when I made them, but thats a story for another day).  ♥ ♥ ♥

I just love this loveface. My one & only valentine. This was our 9th valentines day together & they just keep getting better. (love you now & forever creedperryhusbandextraordinaire) 

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Real isn't how you are made, said the Skin Horse. 

It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real. 

Does it hurt? asked the rabbit. 

Sometimes, said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. When you are Real you don't mind being hurt. 

Does it happen all at once, like being wound up, he asked, or bit by bit? 

It doesn't happen all at once, said the Skin Horse. 

You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand. 

-By Margery Williams, from The Velveteen rabbit

We are off to enjoy our day! Happy lovies day to you & yours! hugs & cheek pecks from the Perry clan! ♥

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Friday, February 11, 2011

have a hearty weekend ;)

Anybody else excited that it's almost Valentine's Day?!?! Eeeeppp!  I love seeing all the red & flowers & loving going on. We usually keep it low key & just use this heart-filled holiday as an excuse to hold hands & snuggle more. Though, I am planning to make an extra special dessert ♥....shhhh don't tell.  Valentines day is also special in our household because it is little Olive's birthday - she will be the big T-W-O! They grow up so fast ;), she will get extra treats for sure!

The following image was going to be our Valentines Card this year, but alas I waited too late (again) to get some printed up & sent out in time. A digital copy will have to do! 

side note - [At this point, if you've been following my blog, you can probably tell that I am crazy in love with my mustard yellow chair (we do have other seating in our house, swear!).  It is my happiest thrift shop find to-date ($20) & it also resides in the room with the best natural light, hence all the photographs.  I only wish it had a twin.]

Well Happy Valentines Weekend!  Hug your lovies extra tight! xoxo.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

vintage camera display

YAY! I finished #16 on my 20 things to do in 2011 list - displaying some of my vintage cameras.  I was wholly inspired by this photo by Tim Melideo Photography that I originally saw in this guest post by Hula Seventy on Poppytalk.  

I had some frames on hand from a buy one get one sale & just used some Command frame strips to attach the cameras to the wall, the strips are similar to velcro but supposedly don't leave a residue & will be easy to change out if I decide to mix up the display later on.  Here are some peeks...

It is a super easy way to make a dynamic display & I really love how it turned out! I look forward to expanding on it.  It feels so good to be crossing things off my list, 2011 has been magnificent so far!  Happy Wednesday lovies! xo. 

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

sunday words

[because words can... be a little reminder]

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

a little in love...

I'm just a tiny bit smitten with these lomo camera Valentine's editions...I feel my already large camera collection is lacking in the hot pink area, that's proper justification for owning these right?!?! I'm not really sure if I love the act of actually taking photographs or if it's just the act of collecting amazing cameras...either way, I am in love ♥.

Off to enjoy my Saturday, which probably means some movie watching, kindle reading, pug snuggling, husband hand holding & froyo enjoying!  Oh happy day!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

just because...

a just because prezzie?!?  I think he must really love me...

Yesterday was renamed "Super Surprise Tuesday" because I received this sweet little Kindle in the mail, gifted to me by my amazing husband.  I really am a lucky lady...(thank you creed!) 

Since my new favorite hobby is reading while little Kindle will be my newest daily companion, helping me finish all my orders! Here are some books that I would love to read this year, but I am totally open to suggestions so if you have any good reads you would like to share let me know! Links to the summaries below:

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Rabbit Rabbit White Rabbit!! 

(click here to learn more about this fun superstition)  
Happy February!! 

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