Friday, April 30, 2010

Girly girl

I love drinking out of straws, and these are easier to reuse and prettier!

Unfortunately this and most of their clothes do not accomodate my curves, but I can daydream about delicate pink and these ruffles can't I?

This wallet is part of the Liberty London line at Target, and I have no idea how I missed it. A friend had it the other day and I flipped for it. But they are sold out...

Liberty London Target

This pillow probably wouldn't fit in my home but there grandma style florals have me in love.


I have 3 confirmed and 1 potential wedding to attend this year. Good excuse to pick up this clutch right?

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I hear this weekend is going to be another nice and warm one. A perfect opportunity to pick up some plants. Reposted from

"My friend June Montelongo is a farmer renting land in West Sacramento. She is offering organic starter plants at phenomenally low prices. She grew up in family of professional horticulturalists and really "knows her stuff".

May 1st she is holding a sidewalk plant sale at the home of her friend, Maryanne - 2131 F Street - it is near the home with the prominent red doors. Right near the Rite Aid store on F Street. 10 am to ?????? until the stock is sold out.

She has a lovely assortment of succulents/cactus for a mere $3.00 - $5.00 each. Last Sunday during the work party event, I got a delivery from June at the garden, and everyone was remarking how gorgeous her succulents are!

Sshe plants them in very chic and aesthetically appealing containers - not just stuck in a plastic pot - but tantamount to a work of art! For a plant of this quality - I would expect to pay at least $20 not $5.00 - her succulent pots are very pretty. The smaller succulents are a mere $3.00

Most of her vegetable starter plants are only $1.00 each. I bought a lovely nectarine tree sapling for just $10.00 and $4.00 for an Irisplant

It is hard to even find organic starter plants - I have paid
$2.50 to $3.00 each at Soil Born Farm plant sales and June is selling them for a mere $1.00!

She never uses GMO (genetically engineered seeds) she uses open pollinated seeds and is scrupulously careful where she sources her seeds. All of her potting soil and soil ammendments is from finest, certified organic sources such as Foxfarm and Arbico - if you want more details about her growing practices - you can contact her at:


This is just a partial list - she will have different stuff for the big plant sale May 1st. She loves to specialize in heirloom, antique and hard to find varieties of plants. I try to plant perennials - and she has a nice selection. "




'Tasty green' , 'Armenian', 'Sooyou Nishiki'


'Zucchini', Straightneck Yellow', 'Eightball', 'Tondo Scuro', 'Tondo Chiaro'


'Kentucky Wonder'


'Red Noodle'


'Green Zebra'

'Boxcar Wille'

'Costoluto Genovese'

'Speckled Roman'

'Striped Cavern'

'Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge' (smaller than others)

'Kelloggs Breakfast "

'Black Krim' "

'Tumbling Tom' (weeping basket type) "


'Prescot Fond Blanc'

'Sakatas Sweet'



'Petit Gris de Rennes'

'Collective Farm Woman'





'Royal Golden'

'Moon and Stars'


Purple tomatillio small

Nectarine 'Double Delight' is producing fruit 5 gallon $10


Yellow Clivia Minata 1 gallon $3

Sempervivum (hens and chicks) $1

Ceramic succulent pots with a variety of succulents $3

Japanese iris 1 gallon $4

I bought 2 different deliveries over the last 3 weeks - about 30 starter plants - June guarantees the quality of her starter plants and takes great effort in producing the finest quality plants - organically grown.

She has been working with horticulture and gardening her entire life - but just started her business last year.
Local famous person's house for sale. I looove it. I want it with every furnishing. *sigh*
Cute and roomy 3bd 1.5 bath house built in 1947 with 1340 sq ft and a pool- South Tahoe Park.

Really adorable on an ever improving street in North Oak Park- 2bd 1ba 991 sq ft with original details. $184,599

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Plants and planters

In the current issue of Sunset magazine, a "no chores" garden. "Aeoniums, papyrus, cordylines, and kangaroo paws only need occassional watering by drip system and a little pruning. They also easily shift from sun to rain."

I'd like to try to pull something like this off on our front patio. "Threadleaf Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Seiryu') towers over red-leafed 'Little John' azalea, variegated ivyand abelia in a 2- by 4-foot rectangular black zinc container."

I've seen these around, but after watching it in action on The Outdoor Room on HGTV I finally have decided it's brilliant!

I love big pots. "Each pot contains Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Marjorie Channon',cotoneaster, red 'Dragon's Blood' sedum, and chartreuse juniper."

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Free items left from Estate sale after 6pm today 4/20
937 robertson way 95818
Free composting bin

Monday, April 19, 2010

Someone should save this "Wedgewood home of tomorrow" in Portland. 1650 sq ft 3bd 2ba midcentury fixer for $124,950. The catch? Cash only sale...
Did they just slide a structure into another structure? Brilliant!
I pass by this place a lot. It's noticable because they only painted one side of the house that color. Regardless, I would totally live there. It's on the market for $274,900 with 1392 sq ft plus a basement apartment. All that on the grid.

Tahoe parkish area home with 1340 sq ft, 3bd 1.5 baths and a pool all for $229,000

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Random finds

I'm so in love with this thing, but have no idea how to go and get it.

Mid century chrome lamp- $75

Outdoor bar? Looks like it just needs a fresh coat of paint. $55


Anyone interested in 2 tickets to see Conan in SF on April 23rd? We'll give you a discount from the price paid. Unfortunately we got double booked. Help us out?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I am simply loving this low budget before and after bathroom featured on desire to inspire.

That black! Guess who wants to paint half her bathroom black now? Ok and do a black floor in the kitchen, because our flooring in there sounds just like this bathroom's previous floor. I must admit I get really bored of my surroundings. I'm sure I would change them a lot more if I had more ownership in the house and a husband who didn't have an opinion to always contribute. Though I know I should be thankful for him actually caring about these things.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Near Sac City College and Curtis Park. 3bd 1ba with 1231 sq ft and 2 car garage at $135,000

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mid century home in Auburn. 3bd 2ba 1,200 sq ft on 0.24 acres for $199,000

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Picnic on my mind

This set kills me. Those colors! I want them for my future picnic-ing.

Love these jelly jar cups. I have one from my grandparents, but I'd like a whole set. Somehow in my head these are meant only for breakfast or outside on the porch...
Did anyone else grow up with these? I could not find the ones from my childhood, but Crate and Barrel have brought them back! Not only is it a nice bit of kitschy nostalgia, but they really are handy. Only $3.95

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

The REAL pictures of that property. Boo... if it's too good to be true....

How about it friends- vacation home?!

Dreamy mid century house for sale outside of Paradise, Ca (not far from Chico) 3bd 2ba and 1,538 sq ft for only $119,000!

Thursday, April 1, 2010