Thursday, April 28, 2011

birthday wishlist...

because it is almost my birthday (on May 2nd)...
i thought i would share a little birthday wishlist today! yay!!
happy birthday card by rifle paper co.   i love all of their designs!
sweet heart ring by simply riveting   an etsy favorite, simple & pretty!
granny square earrings by belle hibou   i love this idea, so cute!
emma by jane austen   the next jane austen book on my list...
fossil is one of my favorites!!

& since this is my dream wishlist...
all of the coverage of the royal wedding is making me wish for a trip to london!
yes, that would be a really amazing birthday gift....
:)
love this photo by kristine may.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

pretty flowers & yellow stripes.

here are some pretty spring flowers for your tuesday!!
i hope they bring you a little bit of joy today!
:)

 this is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
-Psalm 118:24

Sunday, April 24, 2011

easter weekend!!

what a lovely Easter, celebrating the Risen Lord...
i feel so blessed today!!!
i had a great time with family... eating lots of yummy food & sweets!!
we got a soft spring rain, which was much needed!
& the lilac bushes have just begun to bloom...
what a beautiful, perfect gift... thank you Jesus!!!
 i hope you all had a very special Easter too!!
:)

Friday, April 22, 2011

good friday.

today i am thinking about what Good Friday means...
it's the day for us to remember that Christ paid the price for us.
He suffered pain, because of the sin of the world... because of our sin.
& it was all because of His great love, that we can be saved!
no one in this world, other than Jesus, can offer that kind of love!
today, i am so thankful that i am saved!!
"Jesus, keep me near the cross;
there a precious fountain,
free to all, a healing stream,
flows from Calvary's mountain.
in the cross, in the cross,
be my glory ever,
till my raptured soul shall find
rest beyond the river."

Thursday, April 21, 2011

happy little things...

here are a few "little things" that are making me happy lately...

... Easter is almost here!!! & isn't this idea cute?! found here...

...watching Rockies Baseball!!!! :) :) GO ROCKIES!!!

...my new obsession, myfitnesspal.com! it's a great website for healthy living!

... pretty lilac nail polish for spring!

... reruns of Family Ties & The Wonder Years... old tv shows are the best!

... planning a road trip to Ohio with my family!! i really can't wait!!!

... & my cute new oxford flats!!
 :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

pretty white spaces...

i so love the way that white is used to design these spaces... 
it is so bright & crisp!!
& it makes the colors & design details really stand out!!

what an amazingly beautiful high ceiling! oh, i love this space!!
& that couch is really cute!! :)

this little space is designed so perfectly... from muse interiors
& of course window seats are my favorite!!!!   :) :)

these 3 photos are from the interior design portfolio of victoria hagan.
browsing through her portfolio is amazing... how fun her job must be!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

garden shopping!

over the weekend we went to the nursery to go shopping for flowers & seeds for the veggie garden!! i love shopping for flowers!! so pretty...
there was a lot of yard work & planting to be done...
(we still need to work on the veggie garden)
we got poppies, ranunculus, mums, & lots more...
& they gave us free strawberry plants!!! yay!!
hopefully these will have lots of sweet berries on them soon...
can't wait!
do you plant a garden every year?
what do you love to plant?

Friday, April 15, 2011

the way everlasting...

i came across that verse yesterday & it has been running through my mind...
it is such a beautiful prayer... i love it!
God knew that was just the verse i needed to read.
i love when that happens!!

& i just love all of these pretty pink spring blooms.
spring time fills me with such joy!!

i am so thankful that it is finally friday!! yay!!!
i will probably be spending my weekend outside... working & gardening!
:)

happy friday!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

WINNER of the linkel designs giveaway...

first of all, thanks to all who entered the giveaway from linkel designs!
it was so fun to offer this giveaway on my blog! thank you kelly!! :)

now to find out who won the tick tock brass clock necklace...


Congratulations Connie!!!

Connie, please send me an email with your shipping information to brightside_02@hotmail.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

etsy love: parcel + paper

i am loving all the pretty tape that i have been seeing lately...
there are so many colors & designs out there.
& you can do so much with it.
i will probably be buying some soon!!

these are from parcel + paper

& this colorful twine collection... soo pretty!!

by the way...
you still have time to enter the linkel designs giveaway that i am hosting!
it will be ending late tonight & i will be announcing the winner tomorrow!
:)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

lately...

hey everyone!
don't forget to enter the linkel designs giveaway that i am hosting right now!
also... kelly is hosting a giveaway for my shop right now too...
so, visit the pretty bee to enter that one!
both of these giveaways end tomorrow...
don't miss your chance!

{my orchid is in full bloom now... so pretty}


& this is me, on sunday...
i thought i would share "what i wore", because i really liked this outfit!
the shirt is new, i bought it over the weekend for $10! :)
also, i have to share that i have been featured on the splendid list today!!!
thanks to beth for including me! :)
click the link to see what i want to splurge on with my tax refund!
hope you all have a lovely tuesday!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

giveaway: linkel designs {this giveaway is now closed}

today, i am offering a very special giveaway from linkel designs
i am so excited, because the jewelry in this shop is so pretty!
everything is colorful & perfect for spring time!
:)  :)
kelly is an amazing talent! & her blog the pretty bee is one of my favorites!!
she always shares fun crafty ideas & recipes... & i love her color inspirations!

so, here is what you can win...
to enter this giveaway you must:
visit linkel designs and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is.

*****
to get extra entries you must leave individual comments for each of the following...
{1} be a follower of my blog.
{2} be a follower of kelly's blog, the pretty bee.
{3} post about this giveaway on your blog.

also... be sure to visit the pretty bee, because she has several giveaways going on right now... including one from my shop! yay!!


{this giveaway ends on wednesday, april 13th}

Friday, April 8, 2011

happy friday!

i just had to share this shot that i took this week of these beautiful flowers!
the amazing thing is that these are actually faux flowers....
they look so real to me... i am so excited about them!
i got them from joann's last week.
:) :)

anyway, i am so happy it is friday!!
i hope you all have a lovely weekend planned!
but don't stay away from my blog for too long...
tomorrow, i will be posting a very fun giveaway!!
yay!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

spring blooms.

"God is the giver of all good gifts."
flowering trees have got to be one of my favorite things about spring time!
taking photos of them never gets old... so pretty!
i took these shots yesterday!!
i am sure there will be more to come, soon...
:)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

instax lately...

that is all i have to share for now...
i hope you have a lovely day!
:)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

inspired by... a home with vintage charm

i just had to do a little feature on the lovely living room that belongs to rachel from smile & wave!! i love it!! it is simple, but so charming. the vintage details are perfect. & i really love the pops of color up against the white.
i am definitely inspired by these shots! i am sure you will love them too...

i love the big letters on the wall! they make a statement, but the white-on-white makes them very subtle too! also, in rachel's blog post, she talks about how she had a teacher who thought "nice" was a lazy word & wanted her students to use more creative descriptive words... it's funny, because when i was in high school, i had an english teacher who often told us how much she hated when students used the word "nice" in their creative writing... it has always been something that stuck with me, too!! haha!



 head over to rachel's blog post to see more wonderful photos 
& to read all about her home design!
:)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

over the weekend...

it was a lovely spring weekend! & i got to take some really fun shots!!

around here the trees have just started to grow their pretty little green leaves & i love it!! lately, the weather has been pretty warm & sunny!! however, now as i am typing this, the weather man says we could possibly get 1-3 inches of snow over night... haha! oh well... i can still enjoy these photos!

on friday morning, i got to watch my friend's little boy!! oh my, he is the cutest!! :)

on saturday, we all went to the mountains for a picnic, it was so fun!!
^ my friend, her mom & her cute little guy!

^ me, my sister, & our friend!!

^ nothing like a ride in the back of the truck, in the mountains!

^ he was so cute on this slide... it made him laugh his head off!! so funny!


what a fun weekend!!