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July 20, 2012

Let me start first by saying that sometimes life gives you exactly what you need!  I've been exhausted lately.  Between the heat and projects and blogging and just plain taking care of my family, it's been a lot.  Last night I was supposed to have a girls night out and just before we were supposed to go my favorite friend Lindsay called to say her poor doggie Stella was sick and she needed to stay in and take care of her.  I'll admit, I was bummed.  I had on clean dry-clean only clothes and fake eye-lashes.  
I grabbed my book (book three of the hunger games) and headed straight to bed.  But before I could even lift my book off the bedside table, I'd laid down and fallen asleep.  I didn't get up until 8:00 this morning.  Totally unheard of in our house.  And it was just what I needed!

And how amazing is this whole board?  The outfit, the colors, the quote?
It's my new favorite!
I've got so much going on this weekend, but adding list painting basket project to my list of DIY's is a must.

 I'm so obsessed with these candles and trays from this store.  I think I need to treat myself to them!  If you browse around the site you'll also see the awesome bug scarf I included in this post.

Another DIY I have planned, but maybe not for this weekend.  Dipped legs.  I have just the table or two that would love some gold or black booties!

I fully intend to make this summer peach and arugula salad on Sunday.  It looks delicious!  I'll report back next week!

And I've got pizza on my mind because we're having a little pizza party for Wells tomorrow with all of my mom's family.  I'm not ready to talk about it.  She'll be two next week.
My favorite pizzas I've been making at home are barbecue chicken and ham & pineapple.  What's yours?  

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  1. chicken sausage with buffalo sauce and bleu cheese. The stinkier the cheese, the better. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I have two mini antique school chairs that I stuffed up in my closet intending to use in Lallie's playroom. I think I'm going to pull them down this weekend and try the dipped leg design. I love that!

  3. I went the opposite route of you, got a sitter and made alex take me out! I mean, I had showered AND put make-up on...that could not go to waste! Missed seeing you ladies though!

  4. That is so true. A little sleep will solve all of your problems! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. I'm sorry darling!!! Just an excuse to look pretty again :) love that agate stone the quote is on!

  6. Oh sleeeeeeep. So nice. Can't wait to see your projects!

  7. love the quote by zelda! I LOVED that bug scarf when you posted about it! thanks for scooping about the store to purchase it from! Also, I may steal that dipped chair leg idea. Happy weekend!

  8. Hello, what fantastic colors, love the post! ... When power, make a visit to my blog! Kisses

  9. So glad you got to rest up, lovely!! Sounds like it was just what you needed. Love all the pretty pictures here! :)

  10. the pizza looks delish. Glad to hear you got some rest!

  11. Best part of being "old"--NO ALARM!
    Good for you, you needed that rest.

  12. I'm sorry you didn't have your girls night out. Sounds like a good night's sleep was in order. Hope you have a great weekend Julia! I hung my painting yesterday above my desk and LOVE it.

  13. sleep makes such a difference! I have been wanting to do the silver baskets too! That salad looks amaze. Have a great weekend sweets!

  14. I already have the perfect place for the candles! LOVE.

    Have a great weekend!


  15. It's amazing how much lack of sleep can affect us, especially us mamas. Sometimes I just want to shut off the world and sleep for a week. As if, right? :) Happy to hear you're feeling better!

  16. those candles are seriously perfect. love the stripes!


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