12
Sep

Joel Dewberry Fabrics


You may have already heard of Joel Dewberry ( have I been living under a rock? ) but today I happened to see his name pop up on eBay while I was searching for some Amy Butler & Heather Bailey fabric. A quick google of his name brought me to his site. If you like AB & HB, you’ll probably really like Joel, too. The “tiles” pattern from his latest collection, Ginseng, is probably my favorite, in any of the cute colors!

Nice website, too.
Image via Joel Dewberry
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11
Sep

The Art of Arrangement

{image credit: Chez Larsson}

Benita wrote a fantastic post over at Chez Larsson today on the art of arranging objects. Definitely check it out if you’re stymied on how to put together all those knick-knacks to make them look magazine shoot-worthy.

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11
Sep

Let the birthday season begin!


In our family, we have what we refer to as the birthday season. It begins in late August, with my niece Blythe’s birthday, and it ends in December with my sister’s birthday (and of course the baby Jesus). Stuffed in between there are four nephews, my sister-in-law, my dad, my brother-in-law, Simon, and now Jude. We have a lot of celebrating to do!

Saturday afternoon, we had a little party at our house for my nephew Matthew, who turned 9. Matthew is our budding chef and all-around sociable guy.

Here he is blowing out the candles on his delicious birthday tarte au tatin. There was also a yummmm tarte au citron, both courtesy of the local French patisserie.

Here’s my folks with Jude in his chair, as we all watched Matthew blow out the candles (that did not want to be extinguished!). It took a group effort to get all of them blown out. As we tend to say from time to time, with tongue in cheek, it takes a village! Oh, there was also a birthday present treasure hunt; Luke thought it would be great fun to hide Matthew’s presents out in the backyard and make him look for them. :)  We capped off the evening with a walk through the neighborhood to the park.
Yesterday was my other nephew Benjamin’s birthday (brother of Matthew). We got a call from my sister, who said that when she asked Ben what he wanted to do, he replied that he really wanted to go out to Pops on Route 66 in Arcadia, and he wanted Simon, Jude, and I to go too. Well, what else could we say to that but an adamant “yes!”? Such an honor to be included! Plus, Pops is pretty fun to go visit. If you’re ever on Route 66 in Oklahoma, you’ve got to stop. They have tons of all different kinds of soda pop to choose from. Plus, the design of the place is just so darn cool! The food really is pretty good, too, surprisingly enough. Diner-esque, but delicious! Be sure to get a peanut butter shake too.



Here’s Luke, Eric, and Birthday Ben, enjoying our dinner. Check out Eric’s coffee shake. Mmmmmm!

Pick your favorite color!

Jude and his birthday cousin, Ben.
This is only the beginning of an exciting, fun-filled Fall here in our family! What are some of your birthday traditions?
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11
Sep

Bathtime!


Bathtime!
Originally uploaded by maliburachel

Three cheers for our finished bathroom! It’s now a joy to be in there and we inaugurated it last night with a whole lot of bubble bath and a bunch of bath toys.

Bathtime!

Jude loves bathtime, and he cried when I took him out and we watched the water swirl down the drain.

Bathtime!

Today when I was at Target, I found a great deal on a train rack towel bar and towel ring. The ring was only $10 and the train rack was $25. Both look just like something from PB or Restoration Hardware, but for a fraction of the price. Score!
Installed Towel Rack in Bathroom

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