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Friday, July 13, 2007

Deals and inspiration!

Target Alert! When I was in there today they were having one of their wonderful "clearing it out" sales and all kinds of pretties could be had for a song! If you have heard my singing you understand the great value of such a sale! Anyway, I picked up these absolutely adorable, gorgeous napkins. I think I am in love and am now contemplating the perfect use of such perfect napkins. What I wouldn't give to find a fabric like these paper napkings...oh, what a cute skirt they would make!!!! They were less that $1 a pack so I picked them all up (sorry, I am not big on sharing). I will definately use one pack as napkins for DD's lunches when school starts to lively up her lunchtime and I am thinking a brunch for the girlfriends would be the other perfect use...hmmm. I think they may become my inspiration pattern...pinks and greens AND paisley.....just gives me the shivers!

Speaking of inspiration, I picked up this really fantastic book last week: Nesting, It's a Chick Thing by Ame Mahler Beanland & Emily Miles Terry. These are the same gals who have that cute site http://www.chickstyle.com. It isn't a new book and has been out for a couple of years but it is just a great little book and would make a perfect wedding or graduation gift. Even though I have been "nesting" practically in an obsessive way for almost 19 years (wow...that is a long time when said like that) I still found it inspiring and motivational and really got some great tips from it.


I love the blurg on the front cover: "100 Tales, 1,000 Tips, and Endless Inspiration for women who seriously play house and garden (and hold pink poker nights)". Here is a great list of things "every chick should have..." in our kitchen according to the authors (Mahler 183):



  • "Luxurious hand lotion next to her kitchen sink"

  • "A stereo in the kitchen to play tunes that inspire, calm, and cheer"

  • "At least one delicious frozen entree' in the freezer--for afternoons or evenings too fun to stand in front of the stove"

  • "A well-worn recipe card with a favorite family dish from a grandmother or other cherished relative"

  • "Pictures of family and friends on the refrigerator door"

  • "Someone to call if you get into a culinary fix"

  • "A hidden box or bag of some wonderful junk food"

  • "A signature specialty that you can whip up with one arm tied behind your back"

  • "Something distinctly 'you' in your kitchen--a frilly apron, an oven mit, or a trivet from a memorable trip"

  • "A beautiful bottle or tin of something deliciously refined and gourmet--like a limited-run estate-bottled olive oil or balsamic vinegar, or English tea biscuits in a vintage tin"

  • "A neighbor who will lend you an emergency cup of sugar or an egg."








18 comments:

  1. Those napkins are too cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will be checking yours out! Gorgeous homes on your walk, lucky girl!

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  2. Hey, I have those SAME napkins...love them...I'll be going now to Target! ;)
    Can't stay away from their markdowns on cute paper products!

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  3. Loved the napkins. I found some gorgeous ones at Tuesday morning with blue hydrangeas...
    Love your blog,
    Blessings,
    Jan

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  4. That book looks so fun! I've added it to my Amazon wish list :-)

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  5. I have a thing for cute drink napkins~ Isn't that silly? Or maybe it is just a 'chick thing'.
    I love it!

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  6. Love the book! And my Volvo is an 03 but the backseat (where the kids reside) hasn't aged so well.

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  7. The napkins are almost too cute to use. Never heard of the book but looks like one I would like, so I must check it out.

    Have a great Sunday.

    Lyndy

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  8. I love the napkins...I would have snatched those right up, too! (gotta love Target!). I also love the sentiments you shared from the book...especially the one about the recipe cards. :)

    I love, love your header photo!

    xo, Andrea

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  9. Love the napkins (and Target!). The first thing I thought when I saw them was, wouldn't that be neat fabric?

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  10. This book sounds awesome. Your blog is wonderful. My parents were from GA, and I still have lots of relatives living there. xoxo

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  11. Love those napkins...and that books sounds so fun! OK...maybe I need to make a run to Target now to look for all those deals!

    (love the picture below, too...so cute!)

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  12. I LOVE THOSE NAPKINS! I may have to run down to Target during lunch. That book looks super cute, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I've enjoyed reading your thoughts and seeing the picture of your little cowboy. You've impressed me with your photos! Good thing you don't advertise or you'd be busy. :)

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  14. You and these books! Now there's one more I have to go out and buy!!!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I just loved that you purchased all of the napkins in Target - I always encourage the kids to share and hubby teases me about my lack thereof especially if it is a sale item. :-)

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  16. PS...if you're interested, I'm having a book giveaway- and tomorrow I draw the name! :)

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  17. Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog. Such pretty napkins and I agree that a skirt in the same pattern would be divine!

    I'm enjoying checking out your blog.

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  18. Thos napkins are gorgeous...at first I thought it was scrapbook paper.

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