Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Favorites

Good Morning and Happy Sunday!  The sun is shining today after a week of rain, so that must mean it's going to be a good day.  We have a soccer game, church, and a walk in the park (possibly with a picnic) to look forward to.  That's what Sunday's are all about.

Here's a quick post about some of my favorite things that I am loving this week -

Natural beauty tip #101 - Combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of water to form a thick paste.  Spread on freshly washed face and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and say hello to a beautiful you ~  I did this last night and it felt amazing.  

Another batch of cranberry almond granola.  Perfect for snacking while watching Real Housewives of New Jersey. I'm not kidding.  The show is just about as addicting as this granola. Can't wait for tonight's episode. (ok, I'm a reality TV junkie - now it's out of the bag!)

I've always been drawn to fashions of the 1950's.  These outfits blow me away.  I'm always on the hunt for styles with that classic retro look.  I love the belted waists, full skirts, and polka dots.  Reminds me that I'm due for a day of thrift store shopping.  I know there are gems waiting to be found : )

Hello dahhhhling....


I love this black and white check print.  Little Miss fancy with the white gloves.  So cute!

Party dress!

Your typical every day dress.  I need one of these.  Not to vacuum in though.

Newly planted flowers.  It felt so good to finally get my fingers into the dirt.
I'll do things a little at a time, so for now I just did my flower boxes and planters.  It makes me happy to see these beautiful colors when I pull into the driveway. 

It's still a bit early in the season here, so fingers crossed we won't have a frost!

Do any of you read Susan Branch's blog? Well, if you don't let me tell you that she just left on a seven day cruise out of New York Harbor to England where she is spending two glorious months vacationing.  Two months traveling the English countryside.  I could die. The best part is that she is tweeting and blogging the whole way.  She's taking us out on the deck of the ship, under the gigantic moon, to drink up the ocean air.  Once she gets to England we'll be going to Beatrix Potter's house, garden's, tea rooms, pubs, and everything else in between. This is my dream of all dreams kind of trip.  I'll be living vicariously through her for the next two months. xo   

Summer is coming.  I must try this (courtesy of
strawberry infused vodka

Hello strawberry martini's!  No doubt I'll be the hostess with the most-ess at my next party!

What are you loving this week?

I hope you all have a super relaxing Sunday with people you love.

Danielle xo


  1. Sunday are the best!!! We have also been in church today and now I'm just relaxing :) Love it! Sunday picnics are exciting. Last Sunday we went on a bike trip. So lovely! I am so glad to be back, I have missed blogging a lot...have a great day!

    hugs, Kristin

  2. I love 50'style fashion - if there was one era I wished I lived in that would be it! Your homemade mask looks good, I'm going to give it a try! xx

  3. A charmimg post! I love the retro images (love the 50's!)
    And... well... I know what to do with that pot of honey which has been sitting in a cupboard for weeks! Thank you!


  4. Granola and 50's frocks? Yes please! :)

  5. I don't care how young I was, my waist never looked like that - they would have to remove several sets of ribs! Good thing I wasn't born then - oh to have a waist that small.

    Wow, two months in England plus a transatlantic cruise. How wonderful. That is my goal to someday have a vacation that last longer than a week or two (if we are really stretching it!) I will check out her blog. I want to travel with her.

  6. That sounds like a perfect Sunday! And I'm loving the '50s fashion -- and the idea of taking a trip like that to England!

  7. Great post! I adore Sundays as well, & your's sounds particularly lovely! That granola is looking pretty delicious :)

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

  8. Lookin good here! haha! So nice to know you came by my place! And nice to know about Susan B.! That's something I've always wanted to do too! A transatlantic crossing! I haven't been getting by to her blog lately, but I certainly want to be sure to tune in to her trip. Thanks so much for alerting us! Have a terrific MD weekend!

  9. Hi Danielle, spa treatments are wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipes. I have been working in the yard all week. I am enjoying the sunshine. 50's clothing is awesome. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me kind words. Happy Mother's Day

  10. Hi Danielle!

    Wow - I must give that face treatment a skin feels so yuk at the moment! Do you use runny hunny or thick hunny?

    A two month trip in the countryside sounds lovely. I haven't explored enough of it here..I really should!

    It's nearly Friday :D Hope you have a fab weekend!

    Gemma x

  11. Some very pretty favorites.. Love love the dresses. ooh you've got to try blueberry infused vodka.. it turns pink! check it out here:

    thanks for dropping by... have a wonderful weekend.. xo marlis

  12. Let's rent a time machine and go back to the 1950's and hang out for a day or two and wear lovely dresses and have cocktails! Ha!Love those dresses! Love your flowers too! I just saw some snowflakes falling no outdoor flowers for me just yet! I really have to make that granola! Angie xo


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