Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Beehive and a Black Dress

For my dad's 70th birthday party, I teased my hair into a very small beehive and wore a strapless black dress from the Tracy Feith line for Target. Actually my shoes are from Target too. It was a fun night and my dad had a great time with all of his closest friends and family.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Billie 1930

My father found these pictures of my grandmother Billie from the early 1930's. In the first three she is dressing up with her sister Lela. I love the first one.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

See and Sew

With summer vacation starting next week, my older daughter will need lots of activities to keep her busy. Look and Cook, See and Sew and Sow and Grow are full of ideas for those long summer days. These three books by Tina Davis have great projects for the beginning seamstress, gardener and chef. The easy to follow instructions and step by step pictures show little hands how to accomplish their first grilled cheese sandwich or how to make a sock doll. There are even gardening projects like pressing flowers and making a terrarium. I love the vintage pictures and detailed instructions. We made the frog pin cushion together and assembled a sewing basket for all of her sewing supplies.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Cheap Peach

So I obsessively looked all over for MAC's very popular Malibu Peach nail polish which is the perfect coral peach for summer. I finally found it online at Nordstrom. The next day at Rite Aid I see Wet n Wild's Club Havana for $1.99. This color is a dead ringer for Malibu Peach and so much cheaper!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New In The Shop!

These lovely items will be in my Etsy shop by the end of the day.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Style Inspiration: The Like

Their music is great. I love the 60's girl group influence, but it is their 1960's style that is my favorite thing about this band. They just look so cool. Lead singer Z Berg is Twiggy but better. She makes me want to cut my hair, load on the eye make-up and wear little girl vintage dresses.
Photo credit: Lauren Dukoff as seen on refinery29.com

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Barbecue, Me and You

We had a great Memorial Day barbecue with friends and my husband's now famous ribs. A great way to welcome summer.