Monday, June 27, 2011

Treasure Hunt / Flea Market Finds


Dear Friends,

How was your weekend? 
I spent most of the weekend cuddled up in bed with Bono Baby feeling under the weather but we did get out to do a little bit of treasure hunting. 
I fell in love with this sweet little girl charming her ducks. 


My Mommy sent me a care package filled with goodies from her treasure hunting jaunts in California.
This set of pillowcases went on my guest room pillows already. 
I adore them.
 

I found this vintage fabric while out hunting earlier today. 
Daniel surprised me with a bag of my favorite candies, Mary Janes, to help me feel better. 
This "There's Magic In Believing" pin was gifted to me last week by a dear friend. 
I think I am going to wear it on my movie date night with Daniel later this week.
Maybe it will inspire some magic!


My Mommy also found this Mommy and Baby bunny pair. 
I like to think it's the two of us. 
They make me so happy. 

I hope you found some pretty pretties this week. 
Sometimes the smallest things bring the most magic into our lives. 
We are so lucky!

always,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. See more treasure hunting goodness here and here

Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Weekend Wishes


Dear Friends,

I'm thinking I need this bag for my adventure trips with my boys. 
I'm going to put it on my birthday wish list. 
Do you make a birthday wish list too? 
I love to make a list and nit pick at it until I figure out just what I want. 
Anyway, Happy Weekend Wishes Dear Friends. 
I hope your weekend is filled with adventure. 

always,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. The peach cobbler turned out amazing! 
Our winner for the Monday, Just Because You're Pretty care package giveaway is Lauren of Oh, Lauren.
Hooray!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gloomy Bunnies


Dearies,

We've been a little down in our neck of the woods. 
I think it may be the gloomy weather.
I thought today was Friday until about 5 minutes ago. 
I was getting ready to announce our giveaway winner when Daniel informed me that I didn't know what day it was.
Good news is, now I can get excited about tomorrow being Friday and you have one more day to enter the giveaway.
I'm going to watch me some Gilmore Girls and start packing up my art room for the big move.
How are you doing?
I also have big plans to make a peach cobbler.
I wish I could invite you over for a chat and cobbler and sparkle water.
Wish me luck!

always, 
Fritzi Marie 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Snippets


I'm up to my ears in projects this week. 
This birdie (my Mommy gave one to each of her daughters) is busy getting a make-over.
He didn't like being a yellow bird.
 

Familial ties.


Stitchin'.


Accessorizing.


Secret Surprises too.


Bono Baby watches over and manages the festivities. 
He just told me that he thinks I should take a break and nappy nap with him. 
He's a task master.

always,
Fritzi Marie

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Monday Just Because You're Pretty Giveaway


My brother-in-law Doug sent me these Batiste dry shampoo's from his online shop, I Heart Beauty Products
I've been letting my natural hair color (greys and all) grow out this summer with hopes to make my hair super healthy. 
I've also been sampling a number of dry shampoo's to give my hair "time off" and this brand is my favorite. 



My sweet brother-in-law inspired a little "just because you're pretty" giveaway of my favorite things of the moment. 
The winner will win a care package including Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo, my favorite butter cream cupcake bubble bath, Essie's carnival sparkle-ie celebratory nail polish, Hello Kitty post it's (because every pretty lady has a to do list to write) and an Anchorman "Stay Classy" pink pencil
A good care package always needs to be personalized so the winner will also get a few special surprises added in. 

To enter, be a follower of Fritzi Marie and leave me a comment on what helps you feel pretty during the summertime. 
Also, show my brother-in-law some love and like his shop on facebook and let me know.

Doug wanted to give you all a gift so if you visit his shop, I Heart Beauty Products, and make a purchase before June 30th he will give you a 50% discount if you use the code "Fritzi".
He'll also give you 50% off on shipping. 
How sweet is that?

Bono Baby will pick the lucky winner on Friday. 

always,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. I am on my way to stock up on dry shampoo and get a new teasing brush
Happy Monday!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Treasure Hunt / Flea Market Finds


We didn't spend too much time treasure hunting this week.  We did however go to one fancy antique store in Salem, Alabama and I found this fabulous wool cloche like hat. 


For now it is sitting on this hat stand that I found a while back. 
I can't wait to wear it next fall. 


I had to share this photo too because I love the way this hat looks from the side and because today is Fathers Day. 
My Daddy used to like to take profile photo's of me and I thought I would send this one out into the universe with hopes that he may see it. 

Happy Fathers Day Dear Friends. 

always,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. Check back on Monday for a "just because you're pretty" giveaway. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Little Blue Monster


This makes me happy for so many reasons. 

Happy Saturday!

Friday, June 17, 2011

About Me: A-Z


Dear Friends,

I ran into this A-Z survey here and here and I had to jump on the bandwagon and fill it out. 
I think it is good to fill these out every once and a while. 
I always learn something new or forgotten about myself. 
So here goes:

A. Age: 35
B. Bed size: Queen – I think we may need to get a King someday. Bono Baby takes up too much room.
C. Chore that you hate: Cleaning the shower. Thankfully Daniel does it most of the time.
D. Dogs: Bono Baby (our soon to be 10 year old chihuahua).
E. Essential start to your day: cuddles with Bono Baby and Daniel too.
F. Favourite color: Red and Blue. I tend to wear red, white, and blue everyday during the summer months.
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5'7"
I. Instruments you play: I am attempting to learn the concertina that Daniel gave me for our fifth anniversary.
J. Job title: I treasure hunt and run my Etsy shop were I sell vintage goodies. I also manage a friends Etsy shop.
K. Kids: maybe one day, we shall see!
L. Live: Everyday Should Be A Holiday! The Dandy Warhols make me happy.
M. Mother's name: Shirley
N. Nicknames: Katerina, Kitty, Katty, Kat, Kathy-Friend, Fritzi, Kitty-Muffin Cakes, Minky, Kitty-Cakes, Kitty-Pants, Kitty Muffin-Puffin-Pants
O. Overnight hospital stays: No, I've been lucky that way.
P. Pet peeve: People who get on my nerves.
Q. Quote from a movie: "I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away." Before Sunrise
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: Two sisters and a brother.
T. Time you wake up: Around 8am usually but Bono Baby needs his walks a bit earlier since it is so hot out right now.
U. Underwear: I love fancy black lingerie but I've been pretty boring lately and saving up the good stuff for special occasions.
V. Vegetable you hate: Corn, I'm allergic to it. So sad!
W. What makes you run late: Bono Baby.
X. X-Rays you've had: Teeth
Y. Yummy food that you make: I like making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. Dan does most of the cooking around here. I am so lucky!
Z. Zoo animal: Otters. I think they are so adorable. I really like elephants too.  I want to ride one one day.

Well, did you learn anything new about me?
I'm a pretty open book so I bet you already knew all of that. 
Let me know if you decide to fill one out, I would love to learn a little bit more about you too. 

always,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Strawberry Love


In about a month, I am going to turn 36 years old. 
Last year I made a list of goals to accomplish by my 35th birthday. 
I finished a lot of them but I forgot to make a new list for this year. 
So, I have a month but here is my list of to do's before my 36th birthday.

1.  Finish the projects I have going on.
2.  Don't go out to eat (because we are saving up for a trip to New Orleans in August). 
3.  Take Bono Baby on a date to his favorite park. 
4.  Eat a lot of big sticks and otter pops (because I deserve them).
5.  Make Dan my favorite dinner (mozzarella, basil, and tomato sandwiches).  

To be honest that is all I am going to do. 
My list is short but sweet this year and I think I am okay with that. 

always,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. Sometimes I still feel like that little girl in this polaroid. 
Really, I am still that sassy little girl who loves strawberries. 
Also, that photo makes me giggle...do you see the beer can in the background?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Treasure Hunt / Flea Market Finds


Dear Friends,

I hope you found some amazing bits of treasure this week. 
I found this pretty tin and I can't wait to put my "secret secrets" in it.
 

This table cloth is in perfect condition and it matches our home perfectly.


I found some more vintage fabric for that project I am working on.
I can't wait to share it with you soon.
   

These ABC flashcards found a new home in my hope chest. 
They aren't vintage but I am in love with them anyway.


These charcoal photographs are for our friend Butch to skeletonize. 
You should check out his Etsy shop, Museum of Wonder, for amazing Father's Day gifts. 

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Polka Dots and Sunday Wishmaking


Happy Sunday Dear Friends


We hope you are having an amazing weekend. 
I wore my We Love Colors polka do tights (my new favorite thing) today.
I want to own them in every color.
 


Wishing you all the love in the world. 

always,
Fritzi Marie

p.s.  Don't be a stranger, we'll be having a giveaway later this week.  hugs.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Midnight In Paris, Yes Please.


Dear Friends,

Last night Daniel took me on a "hot" date to see Midnight In Paris
It was the best film I have seen in a good long while. 
I hope you can make it to the theater to see it.
 

It truly was a magical and inspiring film. 

Speaking of Paris, I hope you have all entered Jordan of Oh Happy Day's celebratory 5th blog anniversary giveaway
She is giving away a trip for two to Paris. 
Maybe you and your someone special will get to walk the streets of Paris in the moonlight. 
I'll cross my fingers for you. 

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. I can't wait to show you the treasure I found this morning. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

This And That


Dear Friends,

How are you? 
I'm so sorry I've been missing lately.  I've been super tired and busy trying to catch up on everything. 
Do you have grand plans for adventuring this weekend?
We are going to get a big ol' watermelon and spend some time chilling on the back deck while on the look out for lightning bugs. 
Please, know that I adore you. 
You brighten my days and inspire me so. 
Thank you for being part of my little world. 

Happy Weekend!

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. Daniel is taking me on a date to see this and tomorrow morning is waffle morning. 
I am over the moon excited about both festivities.   

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Because We Can...


Daniel took me out and bought me some celebratory gold sparkle-ie nail polish last night. 
Summertime is a time for celebration and I want to do it up right. 
Glitter reminds me of sparklers and catching fire-flies in mason jars. 
I think I'll be wearing gold sparkle-ie nails all summer. 
It just feels right. 

love and hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Treasure Hunt / Flea Market Finds


I didn't get to do too much treasure hunting this week but I did have some treasure from a few weeks ago tucked away. 
Amanda Dear found this French copy of Bella by Jean Giraudoux in a used bookstore while she was adventuring in France last month. 
I love the cover, it reminds me of a Modigliani painting. 
I found this pair of elbow length opera / burlesque dancer gloves at an estate sale a few weeks ago. 
I wish wish wish they fit me but they are too small (so they will be in the shop soon). 
I adore their pearl buttons.   


While at the estate sale, I also found this amazing red rose tablecloth.  It is the perfect size for a picnic table and I can't wait to test it out. 
I also can't wait to use it as a photo backdrop, so pretty.
 

While walking the Bono Baby the other day, I noticed that one of our neighbors was throwing away some treasure.  I admit I did a little bit of digging but I found this embroidered tablecloth and napkins with red trim. 
They aren't in the best shape but I have big plans to use them for a project. 
The red trim is precious. 

Wishing you a lovely week. 

always,
Fritzi Marie

Friday, June 03, 2011

Happy Weekend Wishes


Dearest Friends,

I've been feeling a bit under the weather this past week and I am "officially" behind on everything. 
So, we have big plans to play catch up over the weekend. 
First fun thing on the list of to do's is find the perfect Father's Day gifts. 
I gifted Daniel Scodioli's Whisker Wax as an early Father's Day gift. 
If you have a bearded man in your life, he needs this. 
It works magic and smells wonderful. 
It even helps unruly eyebrows.


I secretly want to get this lap tray with legs by Amy Kristine Vintage because I LOVE it and I want to surprise Dan with breakfast in bed.
 

In reality, Daniel likes to get books and fancy pens the most so that is what will happen. 
For our Dad's, well, that isn't as easy as shopping for my Daniel.
 I need your help.  What do the men in your world like to get for Father's Day?

Oh, and I am in love with this Black Apple locket and I think it would be perfect for wearing a photo of my Daniel and Bono Baby around my neck. 
That's Father's Day appropriate right?

Happy Weekend Dear Friends

always,
Fritzi Marie

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Boiled Peanuts, Fishing Poles, and Hushpuppies


Dan and I decided to have a "let's go anywhere" adventure for our Memorial Day festivities. 
Isn't this print by The Wheatfield beautiful?


Daniel looked up some attractions on Roadside America and off we went, to see a "large golden peanut" in Dothan, Alabama.


Dothan calls themselves, "the peanut capital of the world". 
I giggled when we pulled up to the peanut. 
It wasn't all that impressive. 


The adventure was in no way a bust. 
We drove through some beautiful towns and stopped for boiled peanuts. 
We also found a very special restaurant and have big plans to go there for my birthday.
 

The peanut fields are so beautiful. 

In other news, I went fishing for the very first time yesturday. 
Our friends invited us over to fish at their pond and have a fish fry. 
I caught four fish!
I ate one with hushpuppies and pickled okra on the side.
It was a magical night and I will never forget it. 
Dan almost caught an alligator. 
Have I mentioned that I LOVE summertime in Alabama?

always,
Fritzi Marie