Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Latest in Home Fashions

Animal magnets on your microwave.....everyone's doing it.


Magnets of all kinds in random order on your die for.


Coffee filter snowflakes...all the rage.


Doorknob hangers with teethbrushing know you want one.


A few action figures here and there for variety...who can resist?


I couldn't help but notice this theme around my house this week.  I have to confess that I am sometimes tempted to stash these little treasures away, out of sight, for the sake of having the house look neat.  But, when I really think about it, I know there will be a day when I will miss these decorative touches dearly.  So, I'm choosing to "incorporate" them in to our decor and enjoy them while they last.

Aaannnd..that made me cry....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Always late to the party...

I'm always last to get on board with the latest trends, it seems. Here's another something that's been popping up everywhere: Lonny Magazine. I was "flipping" through tonight (love that you can flip it just like a regular magazine) and I might be hooked. Just FYI. :-)

Here's the latest issue.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pretty Pic

If you're anything like me, you have probably seen this image floating around everywhere in blogland for the last couple of weeks, but I just had to share.  I first saw it on LGN, and it's available to download for free (will print up to 11x14) here at Oh Brooke

I wish I was wherever that is right now!  I need to print and find a place for this soon.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Notes to self...

...after spotting this beautiful home via Apartment Therapy (the home tour is here):

1. Paint something this color blue (I tried once before, but it was the wrong shade.  I will try again.)
2. Paint trim white asap
3. Hang pretty bunting / garland at any time of year

And the homeowner has a really pretty blog, too.

{image via Apartment Therapy}

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Real Simple: New Uses for Old Things Top 50

I've always been a big Real Simple fan, but after probably 7 years of hard copy magazines, I decided to cancel my subscription and now I do most of my perusing online. I'm undecided on whether that was a decision I'm happy with....every time I'm in the line at the grocery store the hard copy seems to call to me...the pretty cover, lovely pictures...I think I've just talked myself into re-subcribing.

But in the meantime, I think I get every "daily" e-mail newsletter they have. In one, I noticed the Top 50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things - one of my favorites! I couldn't help but flip through all 50. Some of them are better than others, but here are a few of my faves:

{images via Real Simple}