Category Archives: My Faves

Want, Need, Eat, Make, Wear

I’ve been brainstorming a new way to do My Faves This Week and this afternoon I thought it would be fun to do a riff on the children’s Christmas list theme of one thing I want, one thing I need, one thing to wear, one thing to read and one thing to give.  I’ve switched it up a little and added one thing to make and one thing to eat.  I hope you enjoy!

One Thing I Want

Lost In Translation:

I found this fun coffee table book while researching my last Buy It, Spy It, DIY It post.  It’s an illustrated book of phrases that are not translateable  from around the world.  The meaning of the word or phrase is depicted through pictures.  And it’s only $14.99, so you won’t break the bank on this cool ice breaker book.  I think it would be a great gift for an English teacher, too.  Or an English major.

One Thing I Need

This four-ply blackout roller shade blocks 100-percent of light, providing total privacy. Made of a 12 gauge, flame retardant material that is fade and curl resistant, it's cordless spring lift mechanism makes it safe for both children and pets.:

I need blinds in my house.  Desperately.  On every single window, except the bathrooms.  We had new windows put it in last spring and the windows are bare as can be.  Still.  We’re going on a year later.  It’s taken so long because it’s kind of an expensive project and I really am not sure what I want.  I have a friend who did dark shades on all of her windows and it looks GORGEOUS.  But, it’s a super gutsy move.  I do want to try something different, though.  The picture above is serving for great inspiration.  Those shades can be found at Overstock and start at $32.99.  They come in Navy blue as well.  I think I’m leaning toward the Navy.

One Thing to Eat

Chocolate Almond Dip via @DrKellyann:


I found this delectable recipe on Dr. Kelly Ann’s website.  The one thing I have been desperately missing on the Bone Broth diet is something sweet after a meal.  This looks like it would do the trick!  I love the idea of dipping something into the healthy chocolate dip and then cover the chocolate dip in healthy toppings.

One Thing to Make

Seriously- how cute is this?  I found this awesome tutorial over at The Crafty Nest and just had to share!  The Crafty Nest is an awesome blog that will suck you in for hours browsing all her amazi...:

My front door is so lonely without a wreath on it.  This is on my to do list for tomorrow.  Maybe not this exact wreath, but something wintry, for sure.

One Thing to Wear

Factory Intarsia Sweater:

How cute is this Pronto sweater from the Banana Republic Factory Store?  And it’s on sale for $23.98.

If you like anything I picked, you can click the pic and it will take you either to the store to buy it at or the blog to make it from!

What to Buy Your Blogger for Her 40th Birthday

It’s almost here guys.  The big 4-0.  It’s less than a month away.  I’ve never been one to really freak out about birthdays, but I do have a sense of gravity with this one.  Not in a bad way, though.  I feel like now that my kids are getting older (11 and almost 8), I can spend some time figuring out what I want to do with the next 40 years.  And that’s pretty exciting.

But, the most important part of birthdays, of course, is PRESENTS!  Just kidding.  Sort of.  No, I’m not.  I’m dead serious.  I’m all about the presents.  And I’m calling this the Go Big or Go Home Year.  Here’s what I want.

14k White Gold 1/2ct TDW Diamond Stud Earrings (H-I, SI2) - Overstock™ Shopping - Top Rated Diamond Earrings


No explanation needed right?  Actually, true confession.  I had a pair of these.  And I lost one.  It was an awful, awful feeling.

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at


Not the first one, but any one of the last four, would be truly appreciated.

Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine With 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Quilting Table, and Hard Cover Brother


I’ve been wanting to learn to sew forever.  Not easy to do if you don’t have a sewing machine, right?

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I drool over this 30 pack of clay every time I go to Michaels.  I just can’t get myself to shell out $30 for it.

ProMaster XC525 Blue Tripod With Head -


I read an explanation of why a tripod is important to low light photography and it was very enlightening.  This is a must.

I just looked back at this list.  It’s a little ridiculous.  But, you know what, I’m going a little selfish after 40.





My Faves This Week

Marbled Glass Coasters #anthropologie

Gleaming Isla Candle #anthropologie

One of my favorite discoveries at Porcelain Taurus Zodiac Mug

IKEA - SAGOHUS, 4-piece fairytale house set,

Celestial Daze Camera Strap #anthropologie

Gift Guide – Gifts for the Music Lover

Ok, I’m officially ready to embrace the fact that it is Christmas and I must start to buy gifts.  I try really hard every year to find something that is unique to the giftee.  Here is what I would pick for the Music Lover in my life.

Get the guaranteed best price on Pickguards for Guitar like the Fender American Standard Stratocaster 11-Hole Pickguard for Dual Humbucker Models Black Pearl at Musicians Friend. Get a low price and free shipping on thousands of items.

Fender Stratocaster Pickguards – I’d like to find a way to use that sparkly finish of the pick guard in my house somehow!  So pretty!

musical art: mitchell gold & bob williams ... One of these days when Chris actually writes down his music, this would be awesome!


I can’t find a link to find this one, but maybe an engineer print of some sheet music?  Quite a statement!

Music Bracelet, Music Jewelry, Treble Clef Bracelet, Treble Clef Jewelry, Music Gift Idea, Music Lover Gift, Music Teacher Gift for Musician


I love this precious little bracelet on etsy.


And that friends is a Cannonball Gourd Thumb Piano.  You didn’t even know you need one of those, did you??

My Faves This Week – Feeling Blue

"Feeling Blue" by bethjustin518 on Polyvore

H&M Draped Dress $20

Blue Lapis Lazuli Ring, Thin Gold Band Ring | Pauline Ring

blue ZONI necklace

'Night Owl' by Kyle Brock

Create looks and express your style - Polyvore


My Faves This Week

Houzz - Home Design, Decorating and Remodeling Ideas and Inspiration, Kitchen and Bathroom Design


Houzz - Home Design, Decorating and Remodeling Ideas and Inspiration, Kitchen and Bathroom Design


Houzz - Home Design, Decorating and Remodeling Ideas and Inspiration, Kitchen and Bathroom Design


Product Detail | H&M US


Product Detail | H&M US



white felt elephant The Little Market


Little Market Baskets and Scarves17985



My Faves This Week

Spring Fed traditional-landscape


My Shabby Streamside Studio rustic-garage-and-shed

Victorian villa eclectic-bedroom


Breakfast Stuffed Peppers Stupid Easy Paleo - Easy Paleo Recipes to Help You Just Eat Real Food #DIY

3-Ingredient Banana Pudding | #paleo #dairyfree

Wanting help dropping some pounds? This detox water is AMAZING - 3 different ingredients to help increase your metabolism - Skinny Detox Water Recipe


straight legs, infinity ring, cami, riding boots and brown sequin top.  Love the top, but plus please!


Clearly, I need some nude heels. I would get so much good use out of them!


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Dump A Day Funny Pictures Of The Day - 73 Pics


Cats plotting against humans


Happy Weekend!

My Faves This Week

Safari Saunter Pillow -


One of my favorite discoveries at Jute Rope Electrical Cord Swag Kit


One of my favorite discoveries at Elephant Outdoor Throw Pillow


One of my favorite discoveries at Twig Whale Wall Decor


Minted for west elm - Sun Drops


Banana - Blueberry Muffin from Wheat Belly Recipe - ZipList

Dr Oz Approved fudge recipe by Wheat Belly - sugar free, wheat free, white flour free... how can skinny fudge taste SO amazing?!?!

Wheat Belly Peanut Butter cookies - just made these - yummy!  They hit the sweet spot,

DIY Collages to Keep Kids Smiling

inspired canvas

boyfriend jeans / peach lace top / brown leather sandals / spring outfit

I am in love. Neutral colors, casual look...perfect.

Multi V Back Scuba Dress - View All Dresses - Dresses

Cobalt fit and flare dress - View All Dresses - Dresses

Meanwhile at Michael's craft store...

funny pictures of animals


My Faves This Week

Barn piece - Maya Hayuk.

Textile Design by Liubov Popova

cow art


Organizeher Products

(via inspired by: adore home magazine.)


hanging chair

Lawn Yahtzee ~ A fun activity for a party or with family holiday parties!!

Chicken & Zucchini Poppers (GF, DF, Paleo, Whole30) // One Lovely Life

Crispy Barbecued Sweet Potatoes:3 tbsp ketchup   1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce   1 tbsp red wine vinegar   1 tsp yellow mustard   1⁄2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground   1 lb sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices


For the Love of Dessert: Sante Fe Stuffed Peppers

My Style

Catalina Maxi Dress -

Clipdot Buttoned Tee -

Fully charged!




My Faves This Week

A stylish addition to your living room seating group or master suite ensemble, this ash wood arm chair and ottoman showcases yellow linen upholstery and button tufting.      Product: Chair and ottomanConstruction Material: Ash wood and linenColor: Yellow and naturalFeatures: Button-tuftedDimensions: 36" H x 30" W x 28" D (chair)Assembly: Assembly required

Ariana Pendant





Perfect pulled up to your kitchen island or pub table, this delightful counter stool is crafted of iron and showcases a timeless yellow finish.     Product: Counter stoolConstruction Material: IronColor: YellowFeatures:Openwork designDimensions: 24.75" H x 16.75" Diameter


Hanging Lights - blossom

Calypso Canvas Print

Remember Spirograph?? Simple fun and beauty. Funny how long we could remain entertained by a simple thing as this then.

Rare vintage 1970s handcrafted owl brooch designed by worldknown hawaiian designer/artist Lee Sands

Chef John's Salt Roasted Chicken

Easy Lemon and Garlic Broccoli

Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbags

Finds Under $50 | One Kings Lane

Conspiracy theory. I believe. This IS my life.



Happy Weekend!