Bedroom VaVoom...

I really like the idea of having two seats face each other in the bedroom. It's like a nice little "nook" area smack dab right there! And this wee little table with the flowers is absolutely perfect!

Cupcake Bar...

I would so totally LOVE to have one at a party for me or a friend. How darling is this?
According to Style Swoon, the concept of the Cupcake Bar is to:
a. have at least two kinds of cupcakes,
b. have at least three different flavors of icing
c. have as many different kinds of sprinkles as you want
She also notes, that it particularly good to have a small group {less than 20 people}.
I agree with her that people love making their own treats so I think this would be a more than perfect idea!!!!!
I have to try this out PRONTO!

photos via and courtesy of Style Swoon

Penelope Toop Projects...

I'm currently working on three PT projects and one super de duper special secret project!

I'm excited and thrilled to say the least....I'll tell you more in a bit!

Color Palette...

I kinda of already have these colors {creams, browns, whites and various shades of pink} in my room already but this photo is really making me fall even more in dreamy la la land love with it.

I was thinking about slightly changing my current colors from the pink and coral to more of a lilac but I think that what's presently in my room, has just become permanent!

{photo via Oh Happy Day}

Yumm Yumm Yumm...

This Gelateria watercolor painting makes me hungry for gelato and art!!!!

You can purchase this and other beautiful watercolor paintings by It Looks Good To Me for a mere $35.oo.

Restaurant Adventure 2010 #1...

I've wanted to go to Busboys & Poets for quite some time now because I heard so many good things about it, so on Monday, my gal pal and I headed there and we had a wonderful time. Not only was the food and atmosphere fantastic but while having dinner, I noticed that the more people started pouring in, their wrists were adorned with a yellow bracelet because.....they were going to perform! Monday night is apparently Open Mic night!!!! They sang songs and read and spake poetry and it was just a fantastic positive, amazing atmosphere and evening, it honestly made me feel like I was in Love Jones during the cafe scenes!
I love the description phrased on their page: "BB & P is like your friend from college who on any given night could be found at either a coffee shop, poetry slam...."

Their mission: Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market and gathering place where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace. Each Busboys and Poets location should enhance the community -- allowing us to bring together a diverse clientele reflective of the surrounding neighborhoods. Busboys and Poets creates an environment where shared conversations over food and drink allow the progressive, artistic and literary communities to dialogue, educate and interact.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I would love to return to Busboys & Poets!

{photo courtesy of Busboys & Poets}

Peace and Hope for Haiti...

in the aftermath of the inconceivable earthquake {the largest in 200 years in Haitian history} that hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday, my sincerest prayers go to the people of Haiti as well as their family members who live in other parts of the world and all those effected, who are trying to reconcile what happened on yesterday.

My prayer is for peace, comfort, strength {mentally and physically}, revival of the hearts and minds of the people and its city, assistance from those around the world & the ability to somehow see a bit of light {hope} even at this unimaginable time.

Though tragedy, expected or unexpected, is never an experience that is easy to deal with, I that prayer from pure hearts for Haiti can and will offer some semblance of peace.

{photo courtesy of NPR}

Happy New Year…!

As another year has ended, another one has begun. I’m very excited about each new year seen and doubly excited to make a list of wonderful things that I would like to do within the year. So in honor of the New Year Resolution tradition, I’ve made a very small list of things I either: want to do, should do, need to do, would love to do and the list goes on. Since this is a milestone year, I think that as the year continues along, I will add more items to the list hoping that I can accomplish them all!
1. become more time conscience, meaning “become better at being on time”
2. do something creative and fun every month either solo, with my family members and/or gal pals, be it something small or big, just do something that brings me some type of joy. i.e., taking a cooking class, going to a concert or play etc.
3. learn a new skill/craft. Perhaps learning another language or learning the art of letter pressing!
4. explore new restaurants around the city because this city has soooo much to offer and it’s time that I become serious about breathing in its culture, plus I like to eat really good food!

Let's get started!
{photo courtesy of Confetti System}


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