Thursday, August 6, 2009

summer dinner party

Tapas Dinner Party, originally uploaded by chris.staefe.

so i hosted a dinner party last night for eight of my friends and i must brag about how fantastic everything turned out! josh made his version of home made asian chicken dumplings with spicy mustard sauce (i'm so lucky the boy can cook!) and his asian slaw. i made a GIANT beet salad w/asian citrus dressing, grilled flatbread w/summer veggies & goat cheese and a blueberry cheesecake for dessert! usually, something goes terribly wrong in the kitchen when we have people over, but not this time! mostly, i'm thankful for my super fun friends and especially glad they all ventured out to the country for a perfect night filled with laughs, cocktails and great food. what's better than that?

i don't have pictures of the party as of yet (but i do seem to remember the flashes of cameras hurting my eyes during the evening...) so i found a good assortment of flickr tablesettings for your viewing pleasure. this first one isn't my kitchen, but it's a good replication of what my kitchen DID look like once everyone left! no worries, it was all worth it.....

ShedChic_pg131.jpg, originally uploaded by Chameleon Interiors.

Summer Dinner Party, originally uploaded by such pretty things.

Equestrain Dinner Party, originally uploaded by weissfoto.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

i know this isn't a fashion blog, but.......

it's been a while since my last post (hi, momma!!!) but i can't pass up an opportunity to blog about my favorite bachelorette, jillian and her jen approved pick, ed! yes, i know i should be too embarrased to admit i actually watch the bachelorette, but i can't help myself. i liked ed from the beginning and i was so happy jillian picked him. the episode before last was a little bit of a kick in the pants...the one where ed busts out his green, douchey girl shorts but as far as i'm concerned, he redeemed himself when he picked out that gorgeous engagement ring! and i don't want to talk too much about the bachelorette, but i know half the reason i tuned in every week was to see what jillian was wearing! okay, i was obsessed. i wish i was shorter and svelter and had access to that closet of hers! every week i was amazed at how great she looked and wished i could get my hands on those dresses, skirts, shorts and tops! they could take the boys OUT of the show and just call it, clothes you know you want. right?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

spring sprang but i could do without the rain....

spring has finally sprung here on the mountain and although i couldn't be happier, i'd quite prefer it to quit raining so much! the pool opened over the weekend and we got two days of sun but ever since, it's just been raining like crazy! we've been doing all kinds of new projects around the house, well i say WE but that usually means josh, my husband and his helpers! i walked around and snapped some fresh photos of the gardens and newly started projects...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

ahhhh, pedestal tables

so i'm loving pedestal tables right now and looking all over the place for my perfect one! i want it for my living room, complete with chairs, a lamp and a stack of good design books-the perfect place to sit and read! okay, look at pictures...

tulip pedestal tables.. saarinen, originally uploaded by e_mOy.