Tuesday, July 6, 2010

sweet 'n cheap summer treats

When you have boys to keep busy, finding me-time can be catch-as-catch can, that's why little treats for oneself peppered throughout the summer are as important as ever (for me, anyway). Here are a few recent indulgences, each costing $10 or less (way less).

Beach Cottage sign from Cindy's shop, Cute Pink Stuff

Garden marker from Vintage Garden

Glitter nail polish from Target

Pretty baking cups from Bake It Pretty

{not just for baking ...}

Side-swap gift from Jeanne

Supermarket bunches of flowers

Pretty postage

Well, I hear some doors slamming. Time to get those boys busy again!



A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Elyse! What beautiful treasures you've found! Love them all---maybe especially those sweet baking cups--going to have to get some of those!

I've been surrounded by 21 nieces and nephews (not to mention my own 3 daughters) along with brothers, sisters & parents for the last 2 weeks--got one more to go--so I understand how you're feeling right now! Not much alone time...but it's wonderful, isn't it?!

Hope your Fourth was fabulous!


Vintage Amethyst said...

You always have such pretty posts Elyse.
Look at all this adorablity here today! *swoon*

birdie blue said...


I love those pretty postage stamps. I'll have to stop by our village post office.

Hope your day is as lovely as you are,

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I love all of your new goodies! I picked up some of those stamps at the PO, too, as they are so pretty. Your flowers from the supermarket look wonderful and refreshing! :)

Ms M said...

I love the cupcake wrappers! So pretty!! xxx

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Thanks for featuring my beach cottage sign, Elyse! All your self-indulgences are so cute and I know what you mean about keeping the kids busy for the summer. As I type this really fast, I have 3 six year olds upstairs having a play date while my teen daughter gives piano lessons downstairs. Keeping the young, active ones "quiet" for the next 2 hours will be quite a feat! Let me know if you want one of my latest Beach Bungalow tea towels!!!

Theresa said...

Love your pretties, Elyse! Those are the cutest little baking cups and way too pretty to bake in:)

Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful post! Love those baking cups (I have one of my own thanks to you!) and those postage stamps are gorgeous. I didn't know they had come out with a new LOVE stamp - they're beautiful!
Thanks for posting about m little bird cage. I'm post ing about your little jar tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

You find the sweetest things! I really must do more computer shopping sometime- hardly ever do any shopping at all- keeps my checkbook happy!

Getting ready for a camp this next week and just came back from an unexpected trip to TX for my hubby's aunt's funeral so we have been busy traveling though not vacation time- would love to see a beach or something this summer instead of miles and miles of asphalt!

bee blessed

Country Dreaming said...

Good for you in finding goodies for yourself! Everyone should treat themselves whenever they can.
Love them all.

Have a great Wednesday.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great idea to treat yourself. Those baking cups are darling!!


tales from an oc cottage said...

Those cups just scream "Ex-Punk"...hee! ;}

m ^..^

debi said...

Oooooh! Those are some pretty, sweet summer treats!

koralee said...

Oh nothing gets better than pretty postage stamps...oh how these make my heart happy...hugs for a day filled with more pretties. xo

Katy Noelle said...

What a wonderfully pretty and refreshing post! Ahhhhh! I think of you and your boys - and my boys - peace reigns for the most part - except for me - I'm the uptight one because of the heat - my boys are the sweeties who are encouraging me. Don't these moments just give us hope, though! =] Again, just simply - I LOVE this post!

Love, Me

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

No, not just for baking! Those cups are perfect! ♥

aimee said...

that was some treasure hunt! you did great. i remember the days of trying to keep the kids busy. those quiet moments are hard to come by, but when they do they are so precious. and some days i found myself waiting for them to burst through the door to break the silence lol.

Beedeebabee said...

Oooh, I love those baking cups! What pretty finds Elyse! xo Paulette

Katsui Jewelry said...

Beautiful, Elyse! I love those baking cups. Tell me, what is a side swap?


Little Pink Studio said...

LOVE that photo of the flowers in the jar. it's funny, i have some great vases, old milk glass ones, beautiful antique ones, but lately, every time i have flowers in the house i grab an old blue jar, or one of my small vintage milk jars. :)
Cerri xo
PS, just added a glitter top coat to my toes yesterday. :)

June said...

I love the girly things you have found lately. I got those postage stamps the other day, but it is too bad that they all went on bills.
Thank you for the sweet comment you left about my garden.

Ana said...

What sweet treats Elyse. It is very good to treat oneself as often as possible :-) Love the cute pink Beach Cottage sign.

Hugs and Kisses,

Elise said...

Lovely, lovely photos! Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! All of the goodies are so thoughtful and carefully packaged! What fun!!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I love all your sweet new treasures! Oh I want some glitter nail polish! Must head to Target! Happy Summer!


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh my treasures for mommy! I adore it all but of course the pansy postage is to die for. I have to have it!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Have they FINALLY made some pretty stamps??? The last time I was at the post office they were alllll yukky! Love these... I'll be at the post office tomorrow. :-)

Warm blessings,

Krishana said...

I fell in love with those stamps, too! In fact, I stocked up on them so I can use them on my wedding invites this coming spring =)