Fun Finds

We had some fun yesterday at a neighborhood rummage sale! Not only did we come home with many wonderful things but we also filled up on delicious egg rolls from Janice Huynh. My cute shopping cart was even in the photo taken of her while I was standing in line....yes I really ate 5 of them but they were small...she has been making and selling these for 20 years. Her family was in the back cooking up an order of 400 that were going to be picked up at 9am. She was so sweet and really loves to see all the people in line. When I was in line they were putting out a sign behind us that they were sold out until 11am!
Cute chippy green tool box
Gorgeous chocolate pot and 4 cups, in pristine condition!
A set of Quaker Hurricane silver plated S&P shakers, and handful of skeleton keys and some ironstone platters. I also purchased a chippy white headboard - full size which I don't have but for $2. I could not this one may end up out in the garden....

The big city is calling us and we are leaving soon for a wonderful trip to New York City. The kids have never been - can't wait to share with them.


Just keep believing...

You are the right person, this is the right time, you've paid your dues, you're thinking the right thoughts, you're doing the right things, and this very moment, you are exactly where you're supposed to be... poised for the happiest time of your life.
Please pray for this family Marija's husband's words just break my heart.
XO Erin


To fan or not to fan?

that is the question....

What do you think about ceiling fans?

Our master bedroom has very high cathedral ceilings and a ceiling fan would certainly help circulate the summer air...

but...I don't really like the look of most ceiling fans...especially the one's with the light fixtures...

I really want a chandy but hubby wants a fan. I actually found one that was a combo fan and chandy but I thought that was a bit ....I don't know...not the look I was going for.

What do you think about this one? In my white dreamy, ruffly, cloud like, romantic room? Honestly? Could it work?

I bought it today and I'm going to have my electrician install it...fingers crossed that fits the bill!
P.S. Don't forget to enter my give-away here - just a few more days!


Bedroom Redux & a Giveaway!

I'm working on a master bedroom redux...I want a room that's peaceful and romantic...on a budget... The upholstered head board and soft linens look so dreamy...
A little bit of bling...a little bit rustic...I love the little pouf on the floor...
Soft ruffles...

Just like sleeping on a soft cloud....lot's of layers....

So many's going to be hard to's a work in progress...
Now for the GIVE-AWAY! The good people at Vanity and CSN Stores have very generously donated a $50. gift card for any item from their on-line stores. There are so many wonderful things to choose from! Simply leave a comment on this blog post and I will select a winner on Sunday, July 11. If you blog about this give-away or become a follower of my blog I will enter you a second time in the give-away. Good luck and thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Erin
An the lucky winner is.......Katrina Thank you all for stopping by!


Happy Fourth of July!

Here is one of the yummy things I'm taking to my girlfriends Fourth of July party today. Red, White & Blueberry trifle (recipe and photo courtesy of Martha Stewart). I hope you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July holiday! Thank you to all of the men and women that are so bravely serving our country ~ Let Freedom Ring!


I Scream, You Scream....

we ALL Scream for Ice Cream! Check it out...loving my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker! So easy and it makes delicious home-made ice cream in no time at all. Here is the vanilla that I made topped fresh raspberries. We have cranked out vanilla, chocolate with chocolate chips and raspberry sorbet - all delicious. We'll be putting this machine to work over the weekend cuz the freezer is empty....milk, sugar, heavy cream + chocolate or any other ingredients you wish to create yummy frozen treats!
Getting ready here for the Fourth of July holiday. Lot's of sunshine in the forecast, the bbq is ready and perhaps even a dip in the pool is in order! Just need to put out a few more patriotic decorations. Do you have a favorite ice cream flavor? Please share. Oh - I almost forgot - great give-away coming up next week, please come back, you won't want to miss this one! Hugs, E
P.S. I have added some new items to my etsy shoppe