Thursday, September 15, 2011

I Love Pinterest

I just had to share my new favorite website with those of you that haven't discovered it yet. It is called Pinterest. It is a virtual pinboard where you can collect all of the beautiful, fun, creative, and delicious things you find on the web. You can browse through pins created by other people or you can create your own. If you browse through the millions of pins already on Pinterest you can discover new ideas and get inspiration to try something new. 

As of right now I have 16 pinboards (categories) and 90 pins. I have found most of my pins on Pinterest (there are SO many good ideas out there). Here are some of my pinboards: 

Home, Garden, and Organized Spaces

 One of my pins on this pinboard -  Great garden ideas


One of my pins on this pinboard - Turks and Caicos 

Styles I Love

 One of my pins on this pinboard - Love the yellow and turquoise 

Recipes I Want To Make

 One of my pins on this pinboard - Heart shaped cinnamon rolls

Things I Want To Make

One of my pins on this pinboard - DIY scrap skirt

I also have categories for health and motivation, things that make me smile, ideas for my little one, things I love, and more. All pins are pictures (or quotes) and if there is a how-to or recipe you can just click on the picture to get the web address. 

It is such a fun site and has given me so many good ideas. I think I may be slightly addicted. You can connect with friends on Pinterest, so if you join then look me up so I can follow you. Happy pinning! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Favorite Time Of Year

You know it's fall the minute Starbucks announces that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back. Today, while Ella and I were on our morning walk, I could feel it in the air. The crisp cool air that carries the fresh scent of fall. I loved leaving the hot summer weather behind when we went to Northern California on vacation. I welcomed the cool weather along the coast because it had been so hot at home. I was pleasantly surprised when we came back to cooler fall-like weather. It really makes me crave Butternut Squash Soup at The Blue Lemon - it is fabulous.

Our trip to Northern California was amazing. We spent a few days in San Francisco, which I absolutely loved.  Then we traveled up the coast to Eureka where we got to spend time at the beach and explore the Redwoods. Last, we headed to Napa Valley. Napa is a gorgeous place that is covered in breathtakingly beautiful vineyards. I will post more pictures, but here is a picture of Ella walking on the beach for the first time. It was freezing, but we had to take our shoes and socks off so we could feel the sand between our toes.

Beach at Somoa, CA