Thursday Tunes: Stand in Holy Places

Last night was our New Beginnings program for Young Women's.  The girls sang Jenny Phillips' Stand in Holy Places as a special musical number.  Our ward sang this song (with the Young Men) for the stake standards night.  It will stay in your head forever.  (We took it a little faster than this version...)  Very nice.


Easter Decorations

Easter is coming early this year!  Williams-Sonoma has some fabulous tabletop decor to get you ready.  I love these little bunny place card holders and classic bunny plates.


Lands' End Dress

Lands' End has had some really cute dresses lately.  Some of them have good prices, too!  This one's a little on the expensive side, but I like how feminine it is.  (It probably needs some kind of cardigan to cover the back, though...)


Side-Snap Skirt

JC Penney lured me in with a $10 coupon last week, and I found this cute side-snap skirt by Worthington for $8!  Unless you are 6' tall (or wear the skirt right up to your bust), this skirt will hit at the bottom of the knee.  But it's cute!


Friday Featured Etsy Seller: Saffron and Sage

Saffron and Sage is a lovely Etsy shop with simple, pretty jewelry.  I love these hammered brass posts and this cute bird-house necklace.  Loraleigh also has an Etsy shop with supplies: Brass Kicker.


Thursday Tunes: Da Funk

We had Standards Night for the youth on Saturday, complete with a dinner and a dance.  It was pretty awesome.  I was reminded at the dance of how much I like Daft Punk's "Da Funk" and how funny the video is.  Do you remember this?


Hazelnut Chocolino

Last weekend when we were in St. Louis, we visited a new favorite store: Global Foods Market.  We bought food from all over the world, including this hazelnut chocolino from Croatia (I couldn't resist the cute squirrel on the front!).  It's a bit like cream of wheat, but smoother.  Yum!



Did everyone have a good long weekend?  We did.  Sunday was my birthday.  My husband ordered me a package of lovely beauty goods from Merz, including a bottle of Penhaligon's Malabah perfume.  So nice!


Friday Featured Art: Vintage Green

Joe is in the midst of a one-man show at Montgomery Lee Fine Art in Park City.  This new piece is called Vintage Green, and I really like it.


Thursday Text: Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones

Our next book club topic is cookbooks.  We got this one from Williams-Sonoma for Christmas to use with our ice cream machine.  Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones is a recipe book from Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco.  I'm excited to try some of the recipes - salted caramel ice cream sounds fabulous.  Maybe as a Valentine's Day treat?


Handmade Gifts

My sister, Beth, is the needlework wizard of the family.  She made me these adorable embroidered dish towels for Christmas.  She also crocheted some dish cloths for me and sewed these cute rickrack trimmed napkins.  What a fabulous gift!


Joel Dewberry: Notting Hill

I love Joel Dewberry's new line of fabric called Notting Hill.  These tulips are darling.  What would you make with this line of fabric?


Raccoon Plate

This fun raccoon plate was featured in The Simple Things magazine.  You can find it in the From The Wilde online shop.  I also liked this bear cheese plate!


Friday Featured Etsy Seller: Flux and File Metalworks

Flux and File Metalworks is a lovely Etsy shop run by my friend who is the teacher's assistant in my jewelry class.  Jessica creates fabulous pendants and bracelets by etching designs onto metal.  This mountain scene pendant is the only thing available in her shop right now, but she's hard at work!


Thursday Text: from The Princess Bride

I finished reading The Princess Bride.  It was so much fun.  Some of it was not as good as the movie, but some of it was better.  A lot of the dialogue was word-for-word.  Here's one of my favorite quotes:

"we're having an adventure ... and most people live and die without being as lucky as we are."


Marvis Toothpaste

My husband tried the Marvis toothpaste in cinnamon mint and loved it.  (It smelled like red hots, so I couldn't bring myself to try it...)  It comes in other interesting flavors like jasmine mint.  Does that sound good or weird?


Shetland Ponies in Cardigans

Have you seen Visit Scotland's new campaign featuring Shetland ponies in cardigans?  They are adorable.  Everyone will want to visit Scotland now!


Allegro Coffee Company Drinking Chocolate

When we were in Florida, I saw a box of this Allegro Coffee Company Drinking Chocolate at Whole Foods.  Hot chocolate with chai spices sounds interesting - maybe I'll have to find a recipe online...


Friday Featured Etsy Seller: Sew Fine Fabric

I recently bought a fat quarter of this adorable burrow fabric from Sew Fine Fabric on Etsy.  I also got some of these cute chevron-patterned paper bags.  Jodi Walter Jones has put together a great collection of fun fabric and packaging materials in her shop.