Friday, August 19, 2011

French bread and the machine!

ohhhh pleeeeeease...

don't let wine and flowers be next!

did you see this all over the news recently?


first of all if i lived in Paris, i would go 

the extra mile block to experience this...

or this!

on Saturday i'll take four ingredients...and do this.

~ i found it here~

and the cute dish towel?

seventy ~ nine cents... ~ here ~

on a different note...

~ today is a great day... because it's HAIR DAY!
i get my hair done at the coolest place by the most amazingly talented
woman. ( it's not up-ity - pricey), but very chic... i'll
tell you about it on Monday ~

have a SWEET weekend!


Thursday, August 18, 2011


the dining room accent wall is finished!

the paint needs to cure for about a month before i can
arrange the signs, platters and plates on the ledge.

in the mean time...we'll be painting the kitchen and
start on the floors!... the carpet is going!
our goal is to have the living room, dining room and kitchen
done and decked out for Thanksgiving!


it's time to change the chandie! i have some French postcards
coming! i can hardly wait to show you!

have a wonderful Thursday! i'm off  to get ready for work!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

a room with a view...there's a mountain in our backyard!

good morning, Mount Rainier!

the beauty about living in the Pacific Northwest is that you don't 
 necessarily need to live in a fancy neighborhood to have view property.

 i took quick snap of our majestic Mount Rainier as she greeted me on 
this perfect August morning.

~i apologize about the quality of the photograph
i hope to have a digital slr one day.~


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

stirring up some summer fresh!

last night's fry.
the kitchen counter looks so pretty during the prep.

summertime is "mostly" about grilling outside... 
we have a new little ritual around here.
"cut the carbs" and "stir fry fresh" twice a week!


Monday, August 15, 2011

the French Laundry...

for many years i have dreamed about a visit to

~ visit here ~

this is the time of year when we get to prepare
our daily meals fresh from the garden.
if we don't have it in our back yard, we fill in the gaps with
 produce from our local farmer's market.


here on 34th street we i call it...
(mr. d just shakes his head and smiles)

i's  not extremely creative, but it's all about
  a  cooking ritual that can be enjoyed
July though September in the PacNWest climate.


i love to collect a menu now and then. my prize menu is
 from the 2nd stage of the Tour Eiffel. 
 i plan to post about it when we redo our kitchen.

for now i wish to share a little treat FRESH from
it's a printable menu that changes daily.


...a perfect little romantic touch for a
ordinary extraordinary Monday!

[with love]

Sunday, August 14, 2011

simply stated Sunday!


~ via ~

Maria at Dreamy Whites, is giving away a $200.00
gift certificate to her beautiful shoppe!
~ here ~

bonne chance!

[with love]