Saturday, August 24, 2013

Summer hiatus...

Yes, it's been quite some time since I've posted. This summer has been incredibly brief- and incredibly busy!  From yard renovations to family reunions- complete with family from out if state staying with us, never mind school getting out late and starting early- it's just been go, go, go! 

So rather than my jotting thoughts to sum it up, here's a quick pictoral review- with the caveat being that we're still not done yet!! Schoolyard be starting, but we still have some summer fun left to have. 

By the way- I'm posting this via my iPhone so I have no clue how the pictures are going to come out or in what order... But you get the idea. 

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


Yup. That about sums it up. 
'Nuff said. 

Ok. So that's vague.  Sorry. 

The yard is down to the wire. It looks AMAZING but it's not done and while I try hard to be the eternal optimist - I'm worried. 

I'M worried. I never worry. 
Throwing a party, doesn't worry me. Having my yard not ready- worries me. 

It is what it is--right??

It'll be ready.... It WILL be ready. 

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Hi, My name is Rebecca and I'm addicted to.....


Listen, I know it's not mascara or lip gloss -and it's certainly not a good pair of boots; but it IS a really rocking source of inspiration these days.

It's funny because I avoided it for a long time; I'd hear people talk about recipes they found on Pinterest and I browsed it casually.  I thought "eh, so it's a corkboard of things I like....big deal".

The big deal is that once I started pinning things I liked - I was amazed at how many things were out there that I didn't even know that I liked - or even knew existed!  And that is the exciting part of it all.

I've used new recipes, come up with new ideas for decorating and gift giving - and the great thing is - the things you find such as recipes or craft ideas - really do work!  Sometimes it's just fun to type things in for inspiration, and then voila - I'm excited to see how it easy it is to go out and do it myself.

Best of all, I love that it's not another Facebook.... I don't have to talk to people; I don't care if someone "likes" my things.  While it's nice to see people I know and sometimes share their pins - there's no obligation to chit chat, or even acknowledge one another.  It's not meant to be social hour, it's meant to be browsing and exploring time.

And I love it!