Wednesday, April 8, 2009

...what I can't live without...

The cheapest and the best. I have at least 3 cups a day with milk or cream.




The best dish soap. Ever. Not only does it look cute on your sinktop, it cleans like the dickens and never allows your sponge to mold. Excellent.



This stuff smells fantastic, shines up granite counters and wood tables alike, and is the best quick-i-better-clean-cuz-someone's-coming-over-in-5-minutes product you can find. Your guests will thank you.


Thrifting. Because who can resist a great Goodwill story?


Dishes. Lots of 'em. No matter how my decor changes, white dishes {particularly ironstone} are a mainstay for me. I have them all over the house and I never tire of their shapes, their creaminess, their patina.



Flea Markets. Inspiration galore, fabulous finds for a steal, my most favorite thing to do.









Other bloggers. How else would I find this image of the most enchanted garden party I've ever seen? Found on The World According to Isa, my new blog crush.



My husband and kids, naturally.





Even when they make a huge mess...



What's on your can't live without list?

22 comments:

Cynthia said...

My Bible, my husband, my little ones, my Irish cream lattes, lavendar plants, pine trees, birds singing, and Summer.

p.s. cute pictures of your family!

momof3girls said...

some form of birth control, (I know!), my ipod, my bible, and probably chocolate & coke zero (my weakness), lotion and lipgloss (I know I am shallow!)

Jeanneoli said...

Good friends, feeling healthy, my family, drive thru Starbucks, flea markets, girl's days, date nights with my husband, fresh flowers, good music, Barnes and Noble, a good hike, traveling

Hill Country House Girl said...

love this post. I'd have to say my family and friends, and flowers, art and design - oh, and good books, and my dogs and cats, and coffee and wine......and, how many can we list? Love seeing your sweet family, too. thanks for a great post.

Reese & Marie said...

After reading your great comments, I realized there's so much more I can't live without. I was kind of thinking in terms of blogging and more superflous stuff. But of course I can't live without my family, my friends, great music, wine, flowers of all kinds, lemons, nature, a view of the hills, and the SF bay. Just scratching the surface...

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Great list! Hmmm....I'm not sure what would be on my list, I'll have to think on it!
~Michelle

M said...

Uhm...my Ipod, audiobooks because these help me to fall asleep, my husband, our two dogs, family and friends, my garden, work, books, music.
But i could live without less but these thing just make life a little bit easier.

Blue Muse said...

I loved your post. Your family is beautiful. I can't live without my family, my dogs, the ocean, surfing, my gardens, books, olive trees, coffee, wine, candles, basil, my cello, and the smell of lavender, rosemary, roses, and jasmine wafting through my yard and the feeling of sheer joy. =)

Thanks for crushing on my blog, I'm so flattered!

Have a wonderful week!
xo Isa (from the world according to isa)

Anne Marie said...

that garen setting puts mine to shame...

it's just awesome...

I absolutely love your girls' expressions! They look like they are just plain happy- and that you aren't mad at all!! what a picture; it says it all: you are a wonderful Mom....

and it's super nice to find you :)

Kasey said...

just my family.

Kasey said...

what would i do with out my friends?!

Kasey said...

alright seriously, since we all know everyone can't life without family!
*wine
*more wine
*by far my computer
*fish taco's from diamonds seafood.

Petra és Julcsi said...

Gosh, so many things,
sunshine, health, my daughter and family, my apple tart, my elephant collection, my dreams of Swallows and Amazons (me being Nancy, of course), lake Balaton, water, seriously, i love it.

Musings From A French Cottage said...

I love your post and your family is beautiful!!

My can't live without list.....

family
friends
coffee
flea markets
anything French and fabulous

Have a great day!
xo,
Kathleen

Cathy said...

Your list is wonderful. I echo many of yours and others...adding cream and sugar with a splash of coffee in the morning!

Jen r. said...

Those are some of my faves as well! You have a beautiful family! My mother in law is form England and says that the Tetley is as good as English tea! And I love Mrs. Meyers! I can't live with out my family of course, but also my paint! Jen

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Lovely post...ADORABLE girls! I love Isa too!

I need (aside from family and great friends) fresh air, preferably with the scent of orange blossoms, cool water...salt or fresh, the sound of bamboo wind chimes and great music.

Jacque said...

What a great post, you encouraged people to think about what is important to them. Sometimes we all need to stop, think about that and make sure our priorities are in order. You have a beautiful family, I am glad I dropped by, have a great weekend~Jacque

à la parisienne said...

My camera- I just LOVE capturing the beauty around me - whether it be my daughter's first tooth or the gardens at Versailles!
Singing- I love singing.
Yard sales & local flea markets - Some of the best prizes that I have found for my home have been things that someone was pratically giving away!
I just love your banner on your blog, and that headboard picture at the flea market - oh my!
Have a great day and I am glad you enjoyed the French Lesson Fridays!
Joyeuses Paques!

DolceBaci said...

What great finds!

Honey Bend Vintage said...

What a great list and pics. Love the photos of the family~
Bristol

Recycled Rita said...

Your girls are darling!
I just found your blog and am really enjoying it!
karen...
recycledrita.blogspot.com