Monday, July 13, 2009

Girls in White Dresses with Blue Satin Sashes...

It has been a L-O-N-G day today. With a capital L, O, N, and G. A computer-not-working, not-enough-hours-in-the-day, one-pack-of-peanut-butter-crackers-for-lunch kind of day. A typical Monday, actually.

And only 4 things can cure my typical Monday: A hug from my ChellBell, a kiss from my hubby, a glass of champagne, and a happy post for Friend Makin' Monday! Well, the first three happened as soon as I walked in the door today (Chris was prepared with both a kiss AND a drink-- isn't he sweet?!), so only one thing is needed -- a FMM post!

Since Kasey is gallivanting all over the country, Mamarazzi over at Dandelion Wishes is hosting this week and has asked us to list 5 - 10 of our Favorite Things. Isn't that a fun way to start the week? These are a few of my Favorite Things...

Although I love to capture life around me on my camera, there are a few photographers whose work takes my breath away. Amy at Images of Grace has definitely found her gift and was kind enough to capture ChellBell in a beautiful way that I could never recreate!

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
I'm a sucker for any cute shoe, but I am an evangelist for Tory Burch, because they are comfy AND cute! (And they come in ChellBell's size too!)

I pretty much eat watermelon every day during the summer. YUM!

Fondant cakes

This may even be passing up Vitamin Water as my favorite drink...

So I'm probably the last person on the planet to get one,
but now I have one, and I'm crazy about it!
I know I always go on and on about Erin Condren,
but - WOW - I love her invitations and stationery!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the announcement of the 200th post Give-Away! (And QUICK! enter now if you haven't already!)


  1. Wow, that is a beautiful photo of ChellBell.

    I LOVE my iphone!

  2. Great, now you have that song stuck in my head.... ;-) I'm drooling over that cake photo. I also heart watermelon and that is a breaktaking photo of your daughter. Wonderful list. I guess I need to make my own now. I will think about that. But first, I must sing, "....Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels, door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles....."

  3. Watermelon and Summer what a great combo!

    I hope you are able to talk your sister into the chickens. There is nothing better than fresh eggs you just collected.

  4. So, you are not the last person on the planet to get one! I really want one but, ya know, feeding my children has to come first I guess! Next upgrade I am getting one for sure!!!

  5. Watermelon is one of my favorites.

  6. I love that he had the drink ready...he's a keeper. I want an Iphone but it's just a little out of the price range. They are so fun. I love the picture of Chell...she's so beautiful.

  7. I don't have an iphone yet, but I REALLY want one!

  8. I love your list! Sooooo many things I love too...watermelon (have bought 2 in a little over a week!), stationery (have drawers and drawers full and can't get enough...I'll be checkout the one you mentioned today!), Izze drinks (my friend got me hooked on them, but I have a hard time finding them other than at Starbucks), and fondant cakes. I have a few friends that make cakes on the side and I can just sit and go through page after page of their books or just look on websites of amazing cakes. And you aren't the last person to get an iPhone...I just got mine 2 weeks ago! Best invention!!

    So sweet of your hubby to have a drink ready for you!

  9. Hi, I'm new to your blog, and it's wonderful!! Can't wait for your giveaway :)

  10. oo great list of favorites! That picture of ChellBell is stunning!! That cake looks awesome!

  11. Wow, wow, wow, how gorgeous is ChellBell?! But we already knew that!

    I also love stationery and fondant cakes. Pretty fond of watermelon, too! You do great lists...always fun and informative!

  12. I love your list! And that picture of ChellBell is beautiful!

    Have you watched Cake Boss? They are all about fondant cakes on that show! :o)

    Have a great week!

  13. Great list! Those shoes are so cute!!

  14. Great list! The photo was beautiful,I love watermelon too and the cake is gorgeous. My daughter has an I Phone and I tried it. Now I may have to have one too. So, see your not the only one without one! Happy FMM!