Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Morning in NoDa, Part I

I met up with some girlfriends at Amelie's in Noda this morning. This place is beautiful, inviting and delicious! I had to give you a little taste of what you may be missing. If only photographs could capture the scrumptious smell of the place.

The Morning in NoDa, Part II

We wouldn't be girls if we didn't throw in some shopping after getting our bellies' full and our coffee quota. We headed to our friend Cindy's shop, The Boulevard at NoDa for more eye candy. If you like to support local artists and business-owners or you just love beautiful things, you must check it out. They have everything from jewelry and clothing to pet supplies and original art pieces.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy, Happy

Doesn't this image just make you happy? I would love to walk into this room!

Found via Oh Happy Day

Clutter Control

Sometimes I feel like my mental and physical clutter is overwhelming!! I just can't get a handle on all the "stuff" around my house. This past week I have read several interesting blog posts that have helped me think differently about clutter. I thought I would share.

On the Unclutterer blog, this post

A very thoughtful article about children's toys here (found via the little green notebook blog)

A poster cataloging all of your belongings, that would make you think twice about what's really important in your home (found on The Violet Hours blog)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Matilda Jane

If your life involves little girls and a touch of whimsy, then you have to check out Matilda Jane clothes. I went to a trunk show today and could of bought one of everything for my lil' darlins...they were all adorable!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Love Week

It's Love Week at our church. This means that we have committed to volunteering 5,000 hours this week in the city of Charlotte. The latest count is 2,516 hours in the past two days. How awesome to be half way there! Tomorrow the husband and I are headed to Crisis Assistance Ministry to help sort clothes for those in need. It feels good to be a tiny part of something so big and generous. If Charlotte is your home, feel free to come out and show some love, just click here.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spreading Love

This weekend we were out and about and wanted to spread a little joy. I printed out these cute cards, colored them and set out to increase smiles around the city. We left them in unsuspecting places and loved the thought of making someone's day a little bit brighter. (I have to tell you, while I was taking picture #3 in a restaurant bathroom stall, I forgot to lock the door and a lady walked in while I was taking the photo with my iphone. Needless to say, she probably thought I was a fruitcake. O.K., sometimes, I am...)