Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Things I need. No. Things I would like.


I would really, really, REALLY like this for my home.

I only have one carpet - but the idiots (please see picture below for said idiots) leave their fur everywhere. Actually - the big one sheds - the other one - just exists. But the hair drives me BONKERS.

I never thought I would (or even could) get excited over a vacuum cleaner - but has anyone used one? It. Is. GREAT. I've borrowed one from a friend and I am hooked.

My dinky Shark sweeper isn't going to cut it anymore.

Dyson - I'm coming for ya!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Can someone PLEASE find me a baby so I can put them in this? How cute!

I stumbled upon Smallable - a great kids clothing site - GORGEOUS! Check out the Sping/Summer 2010 Catalog. You will melt!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy + Friday

This print makes me smile!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Why couldn't I think of this idea! Hats off to the founder Jeni for finding FOUND!

{I have been using FOUND so much - it is starting to not look like a real word}.

The main objective of this fabulous idea is renting out vintage furniture and accessories to make your event unique, adding that extra special detail that we all love.

I can't pull any pictures from FOUND - but head over there and waste a bunch of time looking through her inventory - it is soooo worth it. Definitely inspirational!
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I love when creative people inspire me.

Right now I am inspired by yesterday's post featuring Little Pink House on Etsy.

It just so happens that I have a lot of felt lying around and I thought I would try something new for a card:


I am working a felt design right now that I am going to attached to canvas - more to come on that as soon as it's done!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Little Pink House

Could these little creations be any cuter? Oh my goodness!

Little Pink House on etsy - crafts these little gems custom for your home - I love them! What a great housewarming or baby gift!

Check out Melissa's blog here!

Monday, August 23, 2010


Anything that sparkles. Sequins, glitter, metallics - you name it. If it shines, sparkles and glimmers - I am all over it.

I am kicking myself (just a little - because I did have the best. wedding. ever.) that I did not find these wonders before the big day! What a fun thing to have at your wedding - or just even a party!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy + Friday

My favorite picture of Reese from the summer! How can this picture not make you smile? I sometimes can't look at it she's so cute!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Lately I have been obsessed with vintage pieces i.e. furniture, chandeliers, candle sticks, you name it. If it's old and has that shabby chic look - I am into it. Check out the fabulous piece of furniture Bill refinished for our sun room!

If you haven't been to Anthropologie for hardware - go! They have the BEST selection of door knobs, cabinet handles, hooks, brackets, and knobs:

Cool hardware is a great way to dress up or add a special touch to a piece!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bad blogger

I just need to own up to the fact that I have a hard time following through this blog. I have a hard time consistently blogging, exercising and eating right. I am working on the exercise, and eating - but for whatever reason I can not get in to a routine of blogging! Sometimes I think I have so much on my mind (creatively that is) that I don't even know where to begin. I would like to blog more.

So I will. I am going to try my hardest to make this a priority.

Sometimes I feel like no one is reading - so what's the point? But then again - why would anyone read a blog that someone does not update?

Starting today 8.18.10 I will update Simple Stripe daily (during the work week)!

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy + Friday

I am back - and I have been bad. I have been a bad blogger - and I am sorry.

Lots going on this summer - but I will get back in to the swing of creative things - I promise.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I know I will! Celebrating 1 year of wedded bliss with my hubby!

Have a great weekend!