funky fireplaces

I’m such a child of the sixties and seventies.  I just love all the cool, stylish things from that era! These funky, conical, brightly colored fireplaces are definitely on the top of that list!  
They are making a comeback because people are in love with mid-century style.  
Three main companies made them back then: Malm, Majestic and Preway.  Only Malm and Majestic are still in biz and only Malm is still making this style. 
They are freestanding so they can be used anywhere, and I mean anywhere! 
Outside, inside, in a corner, in the middle of a room, you get the picture.  The colors are fab too, like avocado, burnt orange, mandarin red and inca gold. 
The style is still relevant today.  
What do you think?

I’ve seen them on Craig’s List, Ebay, and specialty websites for 
 1977 Avocado Preway.

Malm fireplace.
Malm Fireplace. Apartment Therapy

I’d love one on my patio…I’m thinking they’d be less smoky then a fire pit. 

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sparkling sangria

Here’s a refreshing drink to help celebrate another summer weekend.  
It’s a twist on sangria, made with white wine and champagne.  
And it has lots of fresh summer fruit too! Feel free to use what is fresh now.
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle white wine-something crisp
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle sparkling white wine-like Prosecco
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, or more, to taste
  • 8 sprigs mint
  • In a large pitcher, whisk together white wines, peaches, kiwis, raspberries and sugar.
  • Let chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Serve over ice, garnished with mint, if desired. 
  • Makes 8 servings
recipe and picture from

hot&humid hair

it’s getting really hot and humid around here and it has me rethinking my hair.  i hate using my hairdryer when it gets like this! 
how about you? 
here’s some hair-spiration for the coming hh&h 
(hazy, hot & humid) weather to come.

braid it

twist & tie it

wave it

bun it

i won’t give you instructions on how-to-do-it for these styles because there are literally thousands of those type of videos on pinterest and youtube. all pics from pinterest and put that hairdryer away!


DIY cafe curtains

Anyone who knows me well knows I am NOT a DIY’er. So this is probably going to be a first and last post of this kind.  I came across the picture to the bottom right a few years ago 
and it inspired me to make these curtains.  
I bought the tension rods, spray painted them to match the clips 
and found some colorful, cotton dish towels at Crate & Barrel…that’s it!
I had custom, no-sew, cafe curtains for my kitchen. 
I used dish towels but you can use fabric and sew simple hems around the 
edges. There are also curtain rods that mount to the outside of the window.  

try it! great for kitchens, bathrooms, mud rooms…anywhere 
you need a lil curtain! 
all pics from pinterest