Saturday, May 30, 2009

ready for summer

how i love having a little girl to dress and how i wish all of this was in her closet!

{pictures via jcrew}

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

never thirst

{courtesy of jason wallis}

Our good friend and neighbor, Jason Wallis recently returned from a trip to India where he was able to go and document, with his amazing photography skills, the work of never thirst.

{photos courtesy of never thirst}

While we are waking up, enjoying our morning coffee, taking a hot shower, and simply going throughout our day, the reality is that billions of people in the world do not have access to any clean water. Never thirst is an organization that is doing something about it. With every donation they receive, every penny goes to provide these desperate people access to clean water. Not only are they giving people life through clean water, they are also giving people the opportunity for eternal life through the saving message of Jesus Christ.

"Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14

{photos courtesy of never thirst}

Saturday, May 23, 2009


pictures via here

Happy Monday!

furniture classics

Furniture Classics has got to be one of my favorite manufacturers. They do incredible antique reproductions made from solid wood construction. I couldn't even narrow down the pieces from their site to show you. So here is a few of my favorites

Friday, May 22, 2009

if i had a dining room

I was inspired by my friend and fellow graduate, Erika, over at urban grace to design my own dining room, if I had one. I know myself and I know that tomorrow I would probably come up with something totally different but here goes

Walls and trim are white dove (OC-17) by Benjamin Moore

The floors would look like this

with this rug on top

and this table in the center

with these chairs surrounding

and this bench on one side

maybe this buffet

with a pair of these lamps

and the two windows flanking it have panels with pinch pleats made with this

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I've owned a pair of toms shoes now for almost 2 years and it is time for me to buy some new ones. Have you seen the commercial with the "chief shoegiver" of toms for i think the iphone? For every shoe you buy they donate a pair to someone in need. I can't decide between these

but i think i really want these

I'm definitely going to get some of the tiny toms for my little girl

wonder if i could convince my hubby to wear these, doubt it.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

worldly goods inc.

blown glass from worldly goods.

Friday, May 15, 2009

valley ho

I was reflecting on a trip we took about two years ago, when I was about 8 months pregnant with my first, to Arizona. We stopped a night in Scottsdale and literally stumbled upon this incredible stay. We arrived really late and had to leave at check out the next day to travel north. I did not want to leave! So I began thinking about all things modern and found some more lovely pics to leave you inspired for the weekend.

oh and click here if you might be interested in buying some used furniture