Sunday, June 27, 2010

Apothecary Jars

I'm totally into apothecary jars. Why didn't I think of these before?

I'd love to have a set in our future master bathroom next to the bathtub (hopefully a claw foot that is separate from walk-in shower? We can dream!) to hold bubble bath, bath salts, etc. So pretty! They would also be nice in the entryway of our home to hold candies, shells, pine cones, etc. I could change the contents with the seasons too. Loving it!

They look expensive and yes, they can be. But honestly, I've seen these at Goodwill, thrift stores, etc...for practically nothing. You just have to look.

I needed this

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.

Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it will never be enough.

Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.

It was never between you and them anyway.

- Mother Teresa

Friday, June 25, 2010


This is interesting. Go here to take this test: It will tell you your dominant colors and how you interact with others. A personality test of sorts.

I'm a Blue. My secondary is Orange. I am NOT a all! LOL What are you?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

I know my post is a day late, but I couldn't not do a post about my Dad. Many people think their dad is the best, mine truly is though. I honestly feel like there isn't a better father than my own. He wasn't around much when I was very little, but it was because he had to do what he could to make a living. He was starting his business and making it successful, which it eventually was. To this day, he has not fully retired and probably never will...he loves what he does. And what he does is pretty amazing. But even with all his traveling, we were close. We have so much in common. Same hair, similar eye color, same laugh, same walk, same personality, same temper (gotten me into trouble many a time), etc. I love him so much!

Dad, when I think of you I think of:

* "Dancing feet!"
* Surprises!
* Travel
* Allowances and sneaking cash into my bag, books, my pocket, etc.
* Root beer floats
* The blue diamond pinkie ring of yours that you lost and were so upset about and I found it inside the couch at age 8. You gave me this ring 2 years ago. It is the same shade of blue as your eyes.
* Farts. Sorry, had to point this out. Hehe!
* Anything and everything Italian.
* That song, "Put Your Back Into It."
* Helicopters and planes.
* Nice cars.
* Jokes.
* Making me laugh so hard that I cry and can't breathe. I'll never forget that time in Paris when we all drank way too much wine at dinner and you and I kept laughing and would not be quiet and Mom was mad at us cause it was late. She was laughing too, though.
* Spit balls.
* "Beth, there are a lot of stupid people in this world and you are NOT one of them!"
* The fax machine incident. I love how you never ever take crap from anyone!
* Entrepreneurs.
* Butter Pecan ice cream.
* Banana Pudding.

And so much more! I love you, Daddy!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cannon Beach

I love it so much! It touches something deep in me, I don't know how to explain it. But the first time I came to this magical place, I experienced deja vu. I don't know when I will get to go here again, as we are leaving the northwest very soon. But I have dreams of retiring here one day. I'd love to call it my home.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oh Domino...

How I miss you! Please come back Domino Magazine. You were the best interior design magazine ever. Can my other "design nerd" friends recommend other great decor mags? Nothing seems to match up to Domino.