Sara Hicks Malone from Party Perfect Blog now has her beautiful invitations on her web site Hicks Paper Goods.  Above are my favorites.


yee haw

I thought that it would be fun to do a search on etsy under Tennessee.  My first find was these awesome letterpress goodies from Yee Haw.


The felt and wire blog has a great directory for letter press cards.  I am also loving this PDF with beautiful envelope + card in one.

April showers bring May flowers

The spring weather is making me crave some fun jewelry.  I headed over to Etsy and found these lovely items at elle jewels.


a gift

Yesterday I was visiting with my friend Gen and she told me about happy tape.  Gen is a master packager and I am a wanna be master packager so this tape really does make us happy.  It is very reasonably priced and the colors and patterns are beautiful.  I like to buy my wrapping paper in bulk from places like Nashville Wrap they last forever.  I usually go for the solid paper and then have fun with the add-ons.  


finally on sale

Our towels have been looking beyond tired and  I have been waiting for Neiman Marcus or Horchow to put their Ralph Lauren towels on sale.  (I like the monogram options.)  The sale is here and if you enter code NMSHIP with Neiman Marcus your towels will ship for free.  At $11.49 per towel I think that they are hard to beat.  I love white towels with a colored monogram to match the room.  This time I am going to do individual ones for each of my kids so that I will know who left their towel on the floor.


cooking block

I am in a major cooking rut.  But I am hopeful that with the change in seasons will come a renewed interest in trying new recipes.  Tonight I stumbled upon this fabulous blog (fresh 365) that seems to be just what I need.  Her photos are beautiful and I can't wait to try out some of her recipes.

great reading

I am looking for all the help I can get these days.  (My children range in age from 3 to 15.)  I just finished this book by Stephen James and David Thomas.  It is full of wisdom and fun to read.  You will not be disappointed.


summer loving

I have yet to find the perfect pair of white jeans for the summer.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.  I love these shoes from Coach.  Paired with the perfect white jeans and a top and I am ready for a date!.....with my husband that is.