Tuesday, September 21, 2010


i want:

maybe throw a boy in there too somewhere.
{but that's beside point}
Due to my current obsession with everything farm-like,

feeding my love for updated rustic decor. I could spend hour on here! If only I had years to collect all these things from antique stores and flea markets. I would save a lot more money, that's for sure. Nonetheless, just looking is making me so excited to have a little house some day :-) enjoy, my friends.

Yes please to all of these items.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fill In the Blank Friday

Hooray. Fill in the blanks. That's what we're doin' today. hey hey hey.
its a song.
If you feel so inclined, copy and paste the questions and your own answers on your blog and link it up to Lauren's heeeeere.

1. The strangest thing I've ever eaten is alligator jerky. sick.

2. I wouldn't be caught dead in public with pajama pants on. Not sweats...we're talkin' full on PJ's...with bananas or monkeys or something like that...know what I'm talkin' about? Come on folks...put some jeans on.

3. When I am 75 I will.... look back and say,

"well, that was fun".

4. If I had to be named after a place I would want to be named Carolina.

5. My name is "Amanda" - after a girl my dad new in high school who he said was "the sweetest, most kind person" he ever knew. I'm not sure if i totally live up to that but I hope I'm at least a little bit worthy of nice girl's name. - "Lee" - after General Robert E. Lee. Just kidding, I'm not sure if that's really true...I'm pretty sure its just Lee because it sounded cute with Amanda.

6. My all time favorite photo is a photo of mine and Ben's feet standing on a cute stone landing on a date. I love it because I remember taking it so vividly, and how much fun we were having. It was the night before we left each other for a whole month while we were dating (which is like torture when you're in l-o-v-e). It will always be one of my favorites.
(my friend put a little caption on it for me, kinda sweet)

7. If I could afford it I would quit work immediately So i could begin working on the following things I would then have time for:

.plant a garden.cabinet makeover.bedroom makeover.replace the carpet with hardwood.have a baby.take my dog to a Brittany trainer.buy my mom & dad a boat.fly to India.start a REAL recipe book.spend more time with family.work out more.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Joy The Baker

I just need to share this with you all.

Joy The Baker

Does everyone already love her?

If you don't currently love her, you need to love her. Her blog is hilariously real.

Trust me you will love it, but you have to read every word. She's a crack up.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

party time

Lately I have been itching to throw a party or a small dinner to savor the last moments of summer while we still have it. Not that I'm sad. I love fall, but that's another post. Here are some lovely ideas I have been drooling over lately.

{All images found via Erin Ever After}

maybe a farmer's market inspired table of color

a frilly buffet of sweets

so girly. i need an occasion for this. A baby shower?
quick, someone get pregnant with a girl whose name starts with "R"

perhaps something along these beautiful lines.
"L is for Libations". i love it.

again with the paper bunting decorations

a colorful, whimsical, vignette

I'm gonna need a lake for this one. and only one guest.

so many romantic and woodsy details.

Now all I need is an occasion. Actually, scratch that, no occasion necessary.
life. life is the occasion.

everyone loves to eat

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