I do love me some boyfriend shorts. Whether it is my cut off pair of Levi's from college or a newer distressed pair they all make me happy. (And for those of you thinking "Isn't she too old for boyfriend shorts?" I can't hear you!)
Worn-out ripped jeans can be expensive All the cool kids wearRag and Bone but at over $200 you may be cool but broke. Madewell has a great pair. for under $80. Still not sure about this look? The above pair of shorts is from American Eagle and right now they are $9.99. Yep, right here and here
Online they are not showing up as $9.99 but I am sitting here in my new pair that I bought yesterday. Maybe it is in store only, check the sale rack.
I'm pulling for Maks and Meryl. I love Candace and I am so inspired by Amy but I want Maks to win a mirror ball trophy and dang! That Meryl can dance!! By the time you read this they will have announced the winner but I am going to post this before the results, I need my beauty rest.
I have also have been reading up a storm and just finished:
I'm a little funny about gift giving - or gift getting. For most holidays I like to bank my gifts. That means I pick out something small or nothing at all and bank the rest, basically saving up for future purchases. Then when I see something really special I can get it. Takes a lot of pressure off Bill, forces the kids to make me something, which is what I really want, and when I do find something special I can get it without guilt...everybody's happy. I banked my Mother's Day gift this year and for something small Bill bought me a book I have been dying to read...
Locke made me a key chain and Cricket wrote me a great poem but she has refused to let me share it - it's is a description of me and she hit the nail on the head. And I feel sure Clay is in his room right now making me a special gift!!
And then my center piece for lunch - flowers from a sweet boy!!
Guess what is most interesting about this little arrangement?
It makes me want to add a little pink to my house..yes, I said it, pink!
I just love it with the blue and the flowers really brightened everything up. Now I am not going to go crazy but I may look for a pillow or a small painting or who knows what. I'll let you know what I come up with.
Loved it! In fact I loved it so much I was too busy gawking and didn't take any pictures. ThankfullyAnn and Hoopertook some of their amazing foyer...
If you click you can enlarge the photos to get a better look. You have got to check out the wallpaper. They designed it themselves using a piece of vintage wallpaper they found in a junk shop as inspiration.
They based the wallpaper color on the original trim color in the house.
You can get a better look at the paper here. Pretty great right?
Fun, new beach towels I picked up at HomeGoods. They also came with a cute pink band and even though it was pink they were so cute I considering getting them too but my boys are pinkaphobic.
Loving my newish Free People necklace. And finally a Spring Break picture..and it is extra rare because it is Bill and I together, that NEVER happens.
And here we are at the top of the Bald Head Island Lighthouse...Old Baldy.
This picture cracks me up because...well, look at Cricket and Clay. This proves the theory that girls grow faster/sooner than boys. She looks like she could eat him for lunch!! Did I mention they are twins!!?? Part of the problem is that she is standing forward, closer to the camera but still!! Maybe he is sitting down, or squatting...
I think what I love most about this cottage is that Betsy and Frank left the pine paneling and all the character of an old house, but gave it a fresh modern feel. I was lucky enough to go shopping with Betsy on several occasions for the house and the deals we found were amazing. To see it all come together is so rewarding and just plain fun. If you want to see more photos or rent this fabulous cottage you can get more info here.
After looking at these pictures are you thinking what I'm thinking? Yep, I need one too! To contribute to my beach house fund you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations, while greatly appreciated, are NOT tax deductible, but you will be invited to my house warming party and one overnight stay.