Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I bought this book in 2005,
but I've brought it back down off the shelf,
as it is currently serving as a good guide to where I'm at today.

Ever since I was little girl I was planning events, bake sales, lemonade stands,
and have forevered dreamed of being an Entrepreneurette.

So, I've been diligently tucking pennies away, 
longingly passing up those one of kind finds on Etsy,
and depositing into the penny jar of Dreams.

After my peaceful vacation, I had the clarity and confidence to believe
that Now is the time...

So in the next few weeks I will be introducing my new website,
which I'm excited to share...
and good new to YOU,
seeking blogs to advertise on.

Please email me (Nicolette) with your rates to: 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fourth of July Fun Decor

Ideas from Sunset Magazine

Photos from Sunset Magazine.

Aren't these lawn stars just the neatest thing?
They are easy to make with flour!

Read the instructions at Sunset.

Have a great day!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Beach Cottage Shops

St. Helena, South Carolina

Nothing says summer like beach cottage shops...
Isn't this store Octopuses just idyllic?!

Have a bright and cheery new week!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wrappers Up

Yeah... it's the weekend! It's always so hard jumping
back into the swing of things after a nice vacation.
But, I get to spend time with the little kit-kats before
we go up to Ohio next weekend, and we can get out
out of this humidity we are having in South Florida.

Have a Super Sweet Weekend!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Travel Thursday

Beaufort, SC III

A Low Tide Sunset

Oyster beds at low tide.

If you are interested these prints as a card set,
(3 for $9)
and I will create a reserved listing on Etsy for you.

- nicolette

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Good Eats Wednesday

Summer Lovin' & Pets

Model: Coco Eating Watermelon

We all go a little crazy for our favorite summer time produce...

I was so excited to see signs for Home Grown Tomatoes
on my trip, that I stopped to buy quite a good amount.
I've made fresh salsa every night for dinner this week... it's been bliss.

I remember when I was a little girl I would eat tomatoes
as if they were apples straight from our garden.

Seems my dad is having problems with theft in his garden,
his lovely little Coco -- beats him to his crop.
Coco loves to eat cucumbers, jalepenos,
and best of all, juicy watermelon.

I have my own little critter problem to contend with as well...
I had to hide all those perfectly ripe beefsteak tomatoes
on the top of the refrigerator from my little Sage.
I can't count how many times, I've been scared in the middle of the night
to the sound of rummaging as if a burglar has broken into our home.
But when I turn on the lights, it's only little Sage
looking at me with big doe eyes happily
sopping up the juice from a splattered tomato on the floor.
She will even come running if I say the word, "Mato!"

Model: Sage

Do you have a pet with a unique favorite food?

Monday, June 21, 2010

10 Reasons I Love Beaufort, South Carolina

A Summary of My Vacation

1.  Antebellum Homes

2.  "She" Crab Soup from Groupers
    (The 'she' is from the female blue crabs which contains a unique taste from the orange roe.)

3.  Old Oaks Trees Covered with Spanish Moss

4.  Afternoon thunderstorms & Beautiful Sunsets

5.  Close to the charming and historic towns of Savannah & Charleston. (my little carriage ride)

6.  Getting pampered at Lime Lite Salon.

(yes, my real name)

7.  Seeing little bunnies on bike rides in the evenings.

8.  Staking out potential new homes and their front door views.

9.  Hopes of a Cupcake shop in this historic gas station.

10.  Fantastic little coastal boutiques all around.

Ya'll Come Back!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bike Rides & Mansions

Beaufort SC

Meet my evening companion in South Carolina.
We've encountered a baby fawn and it's mother,
wild bunnies, egrets,  red cardinals,
and many squirrels on Lady's Island.

Oh... an way too many mosquitos...
It looks as if I might have chicken pox.

And strolling through town gazing up at the old
antebellum homes...

and sneaking peaks of quaint little gardens...

I think I may have found my new home...
it's only about $3.5 million.

Enjoy a peaceful weekend!


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