Domesticated Bliss (or miss)….

Because not every women was born domesticated

California Bliss! August 31, 2009

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My California trip was fantabulistic! Event though I was there for a funeral (which I spoke at), I was still able to see all my good friends, and family. My toes were able to be dipped in the Pacific Ocean, and my belly filled with the best Mexican food God gave to this earth.

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I had not seen my friend Sarah in 2 years, and during that time she gave birth to the cutest little guy, Lane.

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Hermosa Beach Pier! I miss the Beach!

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And, of course a trip to the Beach would not be complete with out a Breakfast run to Eat at Joes!

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And, my life would not be complete with out taking a few pics of local houses that I love! Notice the starfish in the window panes….hello!! How adorable!

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Last, but not least…being able to spend time in California with my brother Ethan  (and his beard), and my sister Maile!


Beachy Bliss August 30, 2009

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While I was away last weekend in California, I was very fortunate to be able to stay with the Izzo Family! I grew up with Sarah Izzo, and her mother Brenda was much like a mother to me as well. Sarah and I have known each other since the third grade, and I was a regular staple at their home everyday. As a matter a fact, Brenda caught me kissing my boyfriend on the corner when I was in middle school, and I got busted! I had not seen them for 2 years, and in that 2 years it was like nothing had changed!

 Brenda has an awesome (bodacious) collection of seashells, sea glass, and antique bottles. I found that her way of displaying each piece was super-duper!  Living so close to the beach, one could understand how a collection like this one could be started!


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Brenda had some very enviable peices of seaglass, as well as more shells than the ocean itself! I love the way none of her collections seem forgotten, everything  just as important as the next!


Sneak Peak! August 29, 2009

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Here’s a sneak peak of what’s ahead in September…..



Weekend Bliss August 28, 2009

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Sometimes there is just no better way to start the weekend than with beautiful home decor!! While I was doing my normal blog peruzing this morning, my fav blogger Decor8, had a great post about a site called PiP out of Amsterdam. The home decor is drool worthy, and especiallylovely (maybe even blissful!). Everyone knows I am a sucker for anything whimsical, and lately anything pink…and no my biological clock is not tick ticking!

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LOVING IT!! I hope you have been brushing up on your dutch, so you can navigate the website. Also, you may want to know the one euro = $1.44.  I hope every ones weekend is blissful, and full of church fish fry’s or bbq’s!


Etsy Bliss

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Now of course this week would not be complete with out some Etsy lovin’!! These great pieces come from a print shop called Yumi Yumi. I think they would go great in any room, especially a hip nursery (**cough cough-Kristina**).

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Tea For Three

White Love Birds (blue/orange)    Poppies (Gold and Reds)

White Love Birds (light orange)  Still Life with Dogwood Flowers (yellow and black edition.)

Still Life with Dogwood Flowers (blue orange)  Little Robin (robin's egg blue)

Still Life with Peonies (green/pink)  White Love Birds (magenta)


What do you think?!?! I think I heart the “love birds” prints, and the great colors!! As I sit here and enjoy my morning cup-a-joe, and fretting over my daily horoscope I am thinking I need to stop shopping at Etsy and get to work!! Thank God it is the weekend. Tonight is a fish fry, tomorrow is my brother’s birthday, and I still have moving and settling to do!! Next week starts the month of  September….which also is the start of Wedding Month!!! I hope you are all prepared for the craziness that will be happenin’ at Domesticated Bliss!!

Peace out



Recycled Organized Bliss August 26, 2009

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Trash to Treasure? Or Trash to Reused Recycled Flea Market Organized Bliss?!!! Here are some fun ways to rescue and resuse trash for home organization. The items in these photos, from BHG, are all flea market finds used in fun ways!! It sorta gets your mind working right? What items do you have laying around the house you can use already??? Hmmmmm!!





Desk handles

Fence coat rack

Mail Holder

Windowpane cupboard

Ladder pot rack

Tool chest turned silverware storage

Bath Caddy

Vintage truck

Architectural towel hook

Stacked drawers


Oh What Bliss!

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I know I have been very absent for the past few weeks….It all started with a trip to New York for the Mountain Bike Race. While I was there (with The Bike Man and the Mother-in-law) I found out a good family friend in California died. So, when we got back on Monday from NY I had to pack and be ready to fly out Thursday for the service. All the time trying to frantically pack the house since we are moving. Yes…that’s right were moving! Not into a new house quite yet. Our lease is up on September 1st, and since we are still looking for the perfect house to call “home”, we decided to move in with The Bike Man’s parents to save big buck$$! They have a fairly large home, with many rooms not being used, so with the thought the of saving money and putting good rooms to use we decided to move! I got home from CA late Monday night…as in 2 days ago…and I have been packing and moving and working for the last 24 hours. The Bike Man also informed me we have to be out by Saturday morning as opposed to next Monday night. Needless to say I am crazy! I also started my period this morning, so I am grumpy and bloated! I tell you what, another thing to add to my “Things I have Learned as a Wife” List : Husbands do not like to pack, as a matter a fact they hate moves. When you are working your butt off (literally mine fell off, and now I am way thin-NOT) in the kitchen a husband may be found in front of the TV, or computer, or not found at all. Husbands also call Pyrex purex, and therefore once you make fun of them they refuse to do anything at all. So, when you move hire a friend! Also puppies love moves. Why? Because stuff is everywhere and much easier to get into. Ridley found all sorts of ways to distract me yesterday…he took all the socks outa the sock drawer, tore the sheets off the mattress while it was on the floor, and sheded all his hair on the newly vacuumed floor. Go figure!


I have many photos to share from my CA trip, and I cant wait to upload them. However, my moving is taking precedence right now…. but stay tunned!!!

I leave you with pretty pictures to ooooooo at…..

Patio Set


Vine-Covered Pergola

Photos from BHG.


Dont forget to enjoy every last drop of Summer! Fall is almost here!!!!