Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Round-up

I haven't written a Friday Round-up in awhile so I thought I would share some of my favorites of late.

First up: (since it is Earth Week) is the multitude of Method products. I am a changed person when it comes to laundry detergent. For years I was a consumer of Tide, swearing that it was the only thing that could get my boys' clothes clean and bright. But I have now discovered Method Laundry detergent. This stuff gets my whites super clean. Try just need a little bit too!

I love Joslyn's style and so she helps me spend lots of money when I visit her site. The other day she posted this shirt that she was coveting. So am I! I loved all three items that she posted...but this is the one I think I shall buy!

Two sites that I have enjoyed reading lately are the Housemartin and The Hostess with the Mostess. Housemartin creates beautiful arrangements which makes me think outside of the box when ordering flower arrangements for gifts or for dinner parties at our home.

Photos from the Housemartin site
Hostess with the Mostess just makes me want to have a party every time I stop by her blog. Everything is just so festive!

Lastly, every year at Seaside we paint pottery. Usually, I don't create anything. But this year the boys persuaded everyone to create some personnel memento of their trip. I painted this vase. The idea for the paint color came from some fabric that I purchased a while back. Daffodils are from my garden. Here's to a great weekend!


TD wool design said...

i like "hostess" too! i think your vase is terrific! the boys had a great idea. the dots are so fun. i still have to make my skirt from the pattern you used. next week :) thanks for the luck with the show. it will be a fun day out no matter what! can you send me your mailing address?

Jane said...

Sarah-I left my address on your flickr mail...I think we should all have a party using something we saw on the "hostess"

a friend to knit with said...

oh yes. i want that shirt. it is SO cute.
and i will be sure to try that method detergent. i use their products, but have never tried the detergent. thanks for the heads up.
and thanks for the links to some new blogs. this weather actually makes me want to have a party!!!
lovely vase jane. i just love those dots.........what a fun tradition that is. you will never get a year off now!!

Joslyn said...

oooh the vase turned out so cute! i never saw your finished product at the beach. + love your new banner.