fav finds | week nine

i'm a huge handwritten to-do list kind of girl. electronic lists just won't do. and i so love this written to-do list from johnny cash. and i just so love johnny cash.

my kind of necklace. simple and pretty.

pretty bangle bracelet.

a most perfect outfit, for almost any day.

love non-itchy smartwool socks, especially these knee-high ones.

i've made these green bean bundles quite a few times.  they're not exactly healthy but they are fabulous.

you & me & us & we & love. yes.

i love this commitment to shoot and print daily. and if you've never seen lila was here, andrea does daily photos better than any i've ever seen.  beyond inspiring.

hoping ; -) santa brings our family this. followed by this and this and this. and then i'll be on the local hunt for a bob seger, bob dylan and cat stevens album [all memories of what i listened to daily as a kid].

this is my kind of wrapping. you can find the tape here and here.

i have a thing for vintage fabrics, linens and wallpaper. and this is great.

my absolute favorite blanket / throw.

backlight love. not always the easiest but when it's good, it's really good. you can never practice enough.

i'm doing this as soon as we're back from nevada! but i want to do non-holiday versions. will be perfect for the trinkets my kids collect, e.g. shells, bottle caps, etc.

i dream about shots like this with my own family. more inspiration on this blog. sigh!!

did i share this before? just makes my heart so happy.

love this awesome blog post -- 30 things to stop doing to yourself. and love the blog in general.

it's that time of year

...to finish and upload my family's annual book. makes me teary as i look through our family photos from this past year and put together our book. and i so love that my kids look through the books over and over again, giggling as they flip through the previous years' books.  they just happened to be flipping through the books today -- showing me all the pages that bring back memories or simply make them laugh. :-) mmmm...i treasure these books more than i can even express. worth every bit of time it takes to make them!! not to mention, they make fabulous christmas gifts too.

here's this year's layout...

[larger version HERE]

and here's a few of my favorite page spreads...

makes my heart so very happy!!!