Thursday, July 5, 2012

Head Over Heels for...

Hi friends! Hope you are all having a fabulous sticky sweet summer! In my ever-present quest of finding ways to stay inspired and keep up to date with posting here (how do my bloggy friends do it?), I've decided to do a weekly wrap up of things I'm "Head Over Heels" for....which is quite a lot! Here, I hope to share inspiring images and some things on my DIY to-do list. So, enjoy!

  • First up,  have you seen the new Junk Gypsies show on HGTV? I have been keeping up with the rebel road sistas since 2005, and it's amazing to watch their dreams coming true from the ground up! The sisters that make up the Junk Gypsy Co. is not only super creative and have built a style all their own. They may be hitting the big time, but when you meet them, you feel like you've know them for years. Their "Bohemian Bedroom" episode...OMG love. They will make you see junk in a whole other way and have been such an inspiration for my personal style. \

  • I'm writing this post to the sweet smell of the intoxicating "Creme Brule" candles at Jill Suzanne. A Warrenton antique days favorite of mine, her signature scent is the perfect backdrop to the delightful shopping experience, as you peruse the chippy-peely architectural details and hand-picked treasures. During my last trip to Warrenton, I pick up some deer antlers and bannister spindles from an old house, and even got to meet Jill herself. She is a doll! 

  •  This weekend, I plan to try my hand at making my own garlic-dill pickles. It seems like a challenge, but how fun would that be? There is a great tutorial at SimpleBites. They would make excellent gifts or party favors. Check these out from Project Wedding. So personal and yummy!

  • Speaking of making things, I've been so inspired by the healthy living site at Care2. Not only do they have delicious, natural recipes, but also some natural cleaning tips and beauty care. The cute "50 things to do with baking soda" posts you see on Pinterest? Yeah, this is a treasure trove. Bookmark it so you can visit again and again. I can't wait to try this all-natural detox bath. Ahhhh. A biggo batch of this would make a perfect gift, too. A dozen new essential oils are headed my way...can't wait to mix up some concoctions! 

What are you head over heels for at the moment? Any suggestions for me?



1 comment:

  1. I have been watching the new season of Junk gypsies and I love their work. At the moment I am head over heels for SUMMER and the fun that my boys have been having.

    Enjoy your weekend.