Apr 16, 2011


     I spent this morning soaking wet, strapped down to a plastic board. I put my life into the hands of young lifeguard wanna-be’s as they perfect the art of backboarding a mock spinal injury victim {yours truly}. I’m either very brave or very stupid. I have been a lifeguard instructor for about 4 years and I’ve had some close calls. When the kids in my class are testing out, I will be their ‘victim’ for the backboarding portion of the exam. Please note that the ENTIRE body gets strapped into the board {this includes the arms and hands!} making it impossible to free yourself in case the board gets flipped upside down, or just dropped all together. I’ve survived both. I’m also smarter. I now NEVER allow the lifeguard trainees to strap my hands in, so I can easily unsnap the other straps and make a get-a-way when {it always happens once} they can’t pull me out of the pool. And these kids get it easy too… When I became certified as a lifeguard, I had to rescue a 250 pound man.  Anyways, I digress. My only point in this paragraph was to say I’m tired and I would like a nap. I have a habit of writing opening paragraphs that have nothing to do with the intended blog subject. Although those amateur lifeguards wore me out today, I’m on a blogging mission. I’m on a blogging mission for a commenter who said “Please keep writing!” So, this blog post is for you, commenter :)

     Ever since I have registered for my upcoming wedding, and since picking out a place to live, I’ve had decor on the mind. Interior design, personal style, colors, etc. Mainly because, being so indecisive, I had no idea what I wanted. Well, Etsy rescued me. My friend Elizabeth sent Marcus & I a really neat engagement present and when I asked her where she got it, she told me all about Etsy. And now I am hooked..clicking on one favorite after another! Since discovering Etsy, I now know that I favor blues, greens, and whites. I love a touch of yellow or pale pink, too. I like antiqued furniture/accessories and have a thing for nautical decor, birds and bikes. My hope is for a fresh, bright, colorful home with a touch of shabby chic. Truthfully, I’m sure my new little home will look more like old couches, faded rugs, mis-matched furniture and tacky decorations ;) We’re just starting out here!

    So, without further ado, meet some of my favorite Etsy favorites!

Vintage Clear Glass Apothecary Jar with Quote No3Birds of a feather bowl duo with lace texture in seafoam and key limeSET of 50 Wedding Place Cards Upcycled Glass Jars With Chalkboard Fronts Tea Light Candle Holder Rustic Woodland WeddingBirds Linen Pillow Cover - 14x14kitchen table organizer napkin holder salt pepper Earth Yellow

Set of 3 hanging bowls... in citrus colors with unmatchy edges... MADE TO ORDER.Large Cake Stand - 12 inch - Eyelet Ribbon in Vanilla Cream - MADE TO ORDERSing Strum Bang Play Music Sign - The Perfect Sign for a Music Room, Playroom or FamilyroomFLAT NOTES Letterpress - Vintage Bike (NVB04S10)Jewelry organizer by Bluebirdheaven

Vintage American Family Scale, Steel Blue, 25 lbs - the WEIGHT of the WORLDVintage Painted Cottage French Provincial Flip Up Vanity VAN121Eight Nesting Lotus Bowls in Milk WhiteBicycle Mug large for Soup or Coffee LoversLight Yellow Hydrangea Box In Wool Felt  On Wedding White Linen Fabric Organizer Bin  Storage Basket   Handmade elitett

vintage style bicycle trivetsmall wooden ladderMr and Mrs -  Pair of  Burlap Pillow Covers / Shamssnug.bear  breadboardVintage Highchair

Sterling Silver Anchor -  Single Dainty Disc with Swarovski Crystal Pearl or Swarovski Crystal - Personalized Hand Stamped NecklaceVintage GlobeSailor Tote Bag --for market or beach or gym-- - dark blue and white bold striped, X-Large and cotton rope straps-Chunky Farmhouse CubbyBird and Egg Coasters-A Vintage Inspired Set by burlap and blue


Jiza Z. said...

I love how this blog post matches with your blog theme. :-)

Emily said...

I have to say that I sneaked a peek at your registry the other day and I LOVE LOVE LOVEed it. Too cute girl. Y'all are going to have a really good lookin' house. Don't worry about getting it all together right away. We've been living in the condo for two years and I STILL stress about decorating it (or is it the fact that its still not decorated . . . :) Anyways, I love the birds - I want some in my house now!


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