Thursday, August 26, 2010

Must Have: Red Letter Words

I stumbled on Red Letter Words a long time ago, and I loved it immediately! Dee, the creator of these unique displays, started her business because she wanted a cool way to display scripture in her home {I don't know her, I just read about it on her website ;)} It's like the modern alternative to the traditional scripture plates.

My only problem with Red Letter Words is that it's jam-packed full of so many options I can't decide which to choose. But if I let my indecisiveness keep me from sharing fun finds, I might not ever share anything at all...

How perfect for an office? I bet I would have studied a lot harder in pharmacy school if I looked up from my desk and saw this-ha!

And I'm pretty sure this set would work in any room in the home- especially the kitchen or living room, somewhere your family spends time together.

This displayed next to a wedding photo-so sweet!

I guess this doesn't mean the Real Housewives series, huh? ;)

I love finding such a fabulous contribution to making God's Word a focus in my home. These are just a few of my favorites {I'll let you know when I decide!}, but you should totally visit the website, and see all the options for yourself!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


A while back, lots of people on facebook posted their celebrity "doppelganger," some sort of fancy word for look-alike. I didn't do it because usually people pick any famous redhead and go on and on about how I look just like her when I completely don't {case in point: Lindsay Lohan}.

So, I was at the mall the other day, and a lady who was helping me was quite insistent that I look just like Isla Fisher.

Oh, really? She has red hair, right? I bet we're related, then.

{TOTALLY kidding! That would be really rude to say. Plus I think she was unhealthily attached to celebrity gossip because she also knew way too much about this woman's personal life, husband, favorite foods, I just left it alone.}

She must have been at least a little convincing, though, because I decided to google Isla to see what this lady was so sure of. I had seen a few movies that she had been in but hadn't paid that much attention.

Well, my dear associate Google {how did people function before Google? I just really do not know} turned up this picture of Isla in a green dress, and it reminded me of the bridesmaid dress from one of my best friend's weddings {whom I miss very much if she is reading this!} from a few years ago, so I decided to compare.

I have to admit, I actually kind of see it.

We are by no means twins {and she probably hadn't used natural glow like I had-ha!}, but maybe if I do something cinema-worthy someday, I'll give Isla a call to see if she's interested in the role ;)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Yet again, I am about to be overly dramatic. I should probably stop drawing attention to it. I am just very easily excited :)

So today, I would like to share a revolutionary new nail product {See? Can you call a nail product revolutionary? Obviously...because I just did}

{photo: google images}

I know it looks like ordinary nail polish, and in all honesty I had never even heard of CND before I tried it. But here's the difference... it is guaranteed to last FOURTEEN days!

Stop. It.

I was talking to my mom a couple of weeks ago, and she mentioned this new gel polish that was painted on your real nail just like regular nail polish, except that in between each coat your nails are dried under a UV light. She had gotten it done in Mountain Home, and my first thought was, "Super. Another random product that can only be found past the winding hills of the Ozarks."

I decided to Google it... after I figured out how to spell it. Turns out, the salon where I get my hair done and happen to have gone to college with at least half the stylists is the only one I could find that offered it.

Day 7

Day seven and not a single chip. Not even on the white part. It's like magic. {I know, hand modeling is not looking so promising ;)}

And on top of lasting, it is actually good for your nails! I take back that overly dramatic thing - revolutionary is a completely appropriate description.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Winner Winner

No chicken dinner. Something way better, in fact! A super cute organizational tool called a Roll-A-Deck from an incredibly fabulous woman I've known my whole life and blog-stalked for a few years :)

Amy at Sincerely Yours is a whole lot of things I am not - crafty, uber creative, culinarily inclined... just ridiculously talented. Do yourself a favor and check out her blog. She is the designer/creator of the most beautiful "paper lovelies" I've ever seen, and she combines dreamy pictures of her creations with sweet stories and sentiments, ideas and ideals, and pies. I think she really loves pies.

Back to the prize. I've admited from Day 1 that my domesticity leaves a bit to be desired, but one characteristic I share with Amy is an affinity for color-coded organization. Combine this with the mental scar left from erasing everything off my iPhone a few months ago {yes, I shed a tear...or two}, and I knew that this would be a pretty and practical solution/back up.

Now, I must point out that, luckily, I was the winner chosen at random. Had this been a contest based on the ideas for use, I would have lost. By a long shot. I read such sweet ideas about using the papers to make notes for kids' lunches and to write Bible verses for kids to memorize. I almost felt guilty that I plan to use it for plain ol' contact info. Almost. ;)

Thanks so much, Amy! I really will use my very best handwriting!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday, Monday

This weekend I worked out of town filling in for some pharmacists who were on vacation. Do you know what that means? One glorious Monday off. Even better - the first Monday of the month off {it's a notoriously hectic day behind the pharmacy counter ... I know you were dying to know}

I love having a day off to recoup, unpack, wash clothes, etc. But after almost every step I take, I turn around to find these two small, furry shadows following. :)

They're really cute and really sweet, though, so I don't mind. Plus we were away from them for three days, so they need a little extra love and attention, even if it means I'm slightly less productive today...

Speaking of being away for three days, staying in a hotel always brings me back to my love of all white linens. I still haven't decided how to re-redo our bedroom, but no matter how many different looks I see or consider, white on white on white on white is always my favorite.

I mean, really, doesn't this make you want to dive in and take a snooze or snuggle back in bed with a cup of coffee watching The Today Show {or reading a book for those of you who do that sort of thing...}?


So since I can't seem to find anything I like better, I am seriously considering going for it. My only dilemma is that I don't want it look boring or cold. I want it to be cozy and inviting. And I want to like it for longer than 3 days.

Oh, and I'm also dead-set on having an upholstered headboard. We have one now, and there is no going back. {You know when you lean back thinking that your pillow is propped up, but it isn't, so you knock your noggin really hard against the headboard? Doesn't matter. Your headboard is a pillow on it's own, so you don't go to bed with a headache.}

This is one of my favorite headboards from Ballard Design because you can order it in any fabric you can find. {And I recently noticed that Southern Living comes with a 15% off coupon from BD, so that's a plus!}


But having an upholstered headboard brings up the question of color yet again. Would a white headboard and bedding be too much or perfectly crisp and clean? Would a big contrast between headboard and bedding be best, or maybe a subtle tone-on-tone?

I just want to make it clear that I realize this decision should not be this difficult. But it just is. I will make no excuses, and I will gladly consider any suggestions :)