Friday, April 30, 2010

Make it a Hug o' War Day!

I came across this famous poem that some of us may recall from our childhood. Reading it again immediately made me smile. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Hugs!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

What i'm Loving this Week

I heart these cake truffles. YUM!!

I heart this headband

I heart this pillow

I heart this rose bib necklace

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Taking Away the Stress

Having stressful moments is never fun. I wished I had seen this a few weeks ago when my life was a little "hairy" as Jamie Lee Curtis puts it in her fabulous book 'Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day'.

{image via happy things}

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Taste the Rainbow

{recipe can be found here}

No, I am not talking about skittles but these super fun rainbow cupcakes! It's my niece Callie's birthday this week and my sister is making these fun cupcakes for her party!

And for the birthday girl this somewhere over the rainbow crown via shown on the TomKat Studio Facebook page from True Love Found would be really adorable.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Stripe Poolside Affair

I love clothing and accessories that have fun patterns. I especially adore argyle, polka dots and stripes. I found several fun striped items that would be perfect for hitting the pool or the beach!

Adorable one shoulder stripe dress that can also be worn as a fun coverup

Fun cabana stripe beach towels available in an assortment of colors. Love the apple and pink!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The perfect way to end my Sunday

I can't believe the weekend is over already. Where did it go?! However, I did bring my weekend to a close with a Sunday date night that consisted of hitting up the Dairy Queen for a yummy chocolate sprinkle cone and a stroll around the nearby park. Now it is time to put the pjs on at 7pm {yes, I am sad like that} and get all comfy for the Amazing Race!

{image here}

Hope you all had a nice weekend!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Stationary Giveaway

For those of you who love stationary {I know I do!!!} then you will most definitely want to check out I am a Nola Girl for more details and to see more designs. She is celebrating her blogs first birthday and she is doing some great giveaways this week. I promise you won't be disappointed! This design however is my favorite.

Time to Relax

The weekend is finally upon us and that means one thing.... time to relax! Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

{image via here}

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

An Earthly Reminder

What a great way to remind ourselves that no matter where we live......

{image here}
Happy Earth Day!

What i'm Loving this Week

I heart this necklace

I heart these luggage tags

I heart these pinwheels

I heart this photo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I will always heart cupcakes

{photo via martha stewart}

I came across this article and can not believe people are saying that cupcakes are dying and whoopie pies are taking over.... Well, not in my world they won't. Don't get me wrong I do enjoy whoopie pies but cupcakes are so adorable and fun to eat. Plus, the word 'cupcake' alone sounds so much cuter than whoopie pie, don't you think? Oh yah and whoopie pies do not have the capability of being baked in fun liners nor do they hold the capability of being decorated to the level of cupcakes. So there whoopie pies you have nothing on my love for cupcakes!

{photo via food network}

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Dreamy Backyard

Now that the weather is getting nicer I love spending time in my backyard especially at night. I love Arizona evenings as they are mosquito free (unlike the midwest where I grew up). While my backyard may not be as lush as these I will always find comfort in my hammock and lemon tree. I just wish my view of scenery was as luscious as these backyards.

What do enjoy most about your backyard?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blog Love

I feel as if I have been slacking on what I have been posting lately but nonetheless I now have even more creative thoughts running thru my mind and a big smile thanks to French Mademoiselle for passing this award onto me! What a great way to get my week started.

With this award I must:
1. List 10 things that make me happy
2. Pass this award onto 10 bloggers
3.Link and thank the person who gave the award to me
4. Notify the recipients of the award

My Happy List:
1. Talking to my best friends on the phone. {This is one of them}
2. Eating cupcakes {that was a given}
3. Finding good deals when I go shopping
4. Reading a good book
5. Getting pedicures
6. Traveling
7. Receiving cute notes from my husband
8. Receiving a card in the mail for no reason
9. Spending time with my family {which isn't often as they live far away}
10. Having fresh flowers in my home

I would like to pass this award on to the following blogs:
1. Anna from Around my Table { her blog always finds me smiling}
2. Meg from Meet the Barkers {she makes adorable hair accessories and sells them on etsy along with being a scrap book goddess!}
3. Jessica from Such Pretty Things {she is full of fun and creative ideas. I wish I had her talent}
4. Alli from Hooray Design { full of paper goods, interior, and design ideas- I am always finding something that I love!}
5. Christina from Just Call Me Chris {full of adorable paper goods as she is an etsy seller!}
6.Lana from Lanalou {full of style, decor, and of her living day adventures in Cape Town!}
7.Melanie from Scout a Moms Guide to Stylish Living {full of adorable fashion and beauty finds along with helpful products for those who have young children}
8. Trish from Pink Preppy Lilly Lover { My newest blog find and I completely adore Trisha's blog. Maybe its the fact that she is lucky enough to be a southern belle and her site is full of pink and all things girly along with such fun photos!}
9. Tracy from Loving Pretty Things { has a big heart and really knows how to love life}
10. Kifus from Inspiring Interiors {another one of my newest blog finds which is full of beautiful home decor ideas! Love it!}

Happy Monday and thanks again for your support and most of all for reading my blog!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Oh Happy Day

Seeing this quote immediately brought a smile to my face as it completely sums up my week! It's Friday, it's an early release day at work, celebrating a friend's birthday on Sunday, going out for yummy yogurt this weekend, and... my job is safe! After another late school board meeting on Tuesday night the board decided to save the social work program! I still have to pinch myself to believe it. So no more waiting to know what my fate would have been on May 18th, as that is when the citizens of Arizona are being asked to pass a special state sales tax. This is a very crucial time in our state so my fingers are crossed for a positive outcome.

Happy Friday and I hope something good happened this week to all of you!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What I'm Loving this Week

I am loving these adorable chalkboards! Such fun colors and better yet they make self reminders and to do lists a lot more appealing!

More designs and quotes available at Mary Kate McDevitt Illustration and Handwriting

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Up, Up and Away

There is nothing like opening up your garage door in the morning and being able to see this! It was so close I was able to hear the people speaking and the fire going off! I immediatly ran back inside my house to grab my camera so I could capture some photos. I have never been on a hot air balloon ride but I think it would be a lot of fun. Granted, I have a fear of heights so I'm not sure how well I would do but I still think it would be a fun experience!

Have any of you been on a hot air balloon ride? If so, I would love to hear about your adventure.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BBQ Banner

With BBQ season quickly approaching what better way to really kick off your BBQ's than with this adorable chalk banner from modern june.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday's Thought

Just a reminder on how a great week should start. Hopefully you all agree! Happy Monday!

{quote via here}

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Table of Love

Just what I needed to put a smile on face! I received this gracious blog award from Anna atAround My Table.

The rules state I need to share seven things about myself and pass the award to seven other blogs. Oh boy this is going to be tough as I truly enjoy reading all of the blogs I read and follow for different reasons.
7 Things about Me:

1. Love Lilly Pads {Vero Beach, Florida} 2. Love Seashells and making wishes on them {Shell Beach, St. Barth's 3. Love the ocean especially the Caribbean {St. Barth's}

4. Favorite season is Fall {Paris, France} 5. Love champagne {Reims, France}
6. Macaroons from Laduree 7. Love Carousels as they remind me of a being a child {Paris, France}

Now the hard part... 7 blogs that I would like to pass this award onto are:

1. Koralle from bluebird notes
2. Lissa from Humble Pie
3. Melanie from My Sweet Savannah
4. Jen from I am a Nola Girl
5. Lisa from Lisa's Yarns
6. Cathie from m.e
7. Leeann from Fabulously French

Also, thank you all so much for all the kind words this week. You have no idea how much it meant to read all of your lovely comments. I will not know the fate of my job until May 19th. I am keeping my fingers crossed for good news!
Have a wonderful weekend!
- Heidi

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What I'm Loving this Week

Loving all of these adorable cupcake liners. With all this stress I have been under I think baking some cupcakes is calling my name!

LOVE the pink combo here! These would be so adorable to use for a birthday party or baby shower

Love the floral pattern. These would be perfect for your springtime gatherings.

Who doesn't love polka dots?!

I want to buy all of these and am seriously thinking about starting a cupcake liner collection! The only downside is I love them so much I don't think I would want to use them!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pastel Accessories

All the pretty accessories you will need {I mean want} for your spring wear attire.

1. Love these delicate earrings with the slightest hue of pink
2. Love the ribbon detail on this necklace
3. This hair clip would be adorable to wear to a spring/ summer wedding
4. Love the gathered detail on this scarf

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My own thoughts...

I found out last week that what allows me to inspire others, what brings a smile each day to my face, and sometimes even moments that I will always remember is on the chopping block. That's correct... my job. I have moments where I am so sad that I cry and then I become upset. I think to myself how can something that is so crucial to our students and families be taken away during a time like this? Especially when more and more children and families are needing assistance, and often times the school is their only place of help. I know I need to think positive and tell myself I need to trust that it will all work out in the end. I know there are a lot of people who believe in the goodness of my important role that I provide at school.

Tonight I will be attending the school board meeting where a group of us will be presenting why we are needed in our schools. I have learned that when you love something so much and feel so passionate about something and you see it slowly slipping away from you, all you can do is fight back and say lots of prayers.

{image via here}

Monday, April 5, 2010

Appreciating all of You!

I noticed over the past week that I have several new followers, so welcome as this means the world to me! I am so grateful I have inspired you, like you have all inspired me. Being fairly new to the blogging world {my blog will be a year old in Sept} I already feel as if I have known several of you for sometime.
Please know that your comments always make me smile and thanks for all the inspiration! hugs!

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Easter Smile

Happy Friday and for those of you who celebrate Easter, I hope your weekend is filled with lots of yummy carrot cake, jelly beans, Easter egg hunts, and chocolate bunnies.

{photo via here}