Sunday, November 27, 2011


On November 9th my great-grandmother passed away. It's been sad lately for our family, but she had such a long, full life and we are so thankful she is resting in peace with our Lord :) She was an amazing woman and I have so many fond memories of visiting her in East Texas. She had so many neat books, photos and collectables throughout her home and we've had fun looking through things and reflecting on the memories.

One thing she had that I always loved was an antique cuckoo clock from Germany. I don't know when she got it or the story behind it, but I want to ask my grandma soon! When my grandma started asking us if we wanted some of her things, I knew I wanted that cuckoo clock. It needs a new battery, but other than that it's in great condition. I can't wait to hang it in my home- I already love the nostalgic feel it brings with it. I know every time I see it, or hear it (I love when the bird comes out and "cuckoos") I'll think of her. Since I've become kind of enamored with this clock, it got me looking and so many other neat cuckoo clocks there are out there. I especially want to get one for my daughter's room. :)

The one I've inherited is very similar to this one below

I even have a silver charm (somewhere) where the bird really moves :)

love the cuckoos :)

^this would be a dream clock for my daughter's room! Unfortunately, they only made a limited number, in 2006, and even if I could find one for sale, I wouldn't pay the $400+ it's worth. sigh..

Flower & Bird Cuckoo Clocks
cuckoo clock

Mignon Cucu Clock: Eggplant
Cuckoo clocks
World largest cuckoo clock
^world's largest cuckoo clock, in Germany!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

grateful. thankful.

    Psalm 107:1 "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
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O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
~William Shakespeare

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Poufs are everywhere lately (as they should be!) The classic leather, Moroccan ones are perfect, but it's also nice to see people change it up a bit! I'm especially loving the neutral globes.. Can you believe RH has the cheapest one?! I know.
Small World Ottoman

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Friday, November 18, 2011

pretty packaging

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching fast! I'm so excited but I'm also more behind on shopping and wrapping than I'd like to be. I've found a lot of inspiration for how to wrap my presents this year, though. Take a gander...

Gift Wrapping Ideas - Acorns

Nice Package

Ribbon packages

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Typographic Gift Wrap

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I'm a little obsessed, lately- I want to find a great pair for bookends. The geologist hubs is proud. ;)

Quinn Agate Table
Empresive GeoDesign Lamp luxury amethyst elegant lamp Dallas
40% off sale Hot pink druzy ring, 18k gold