Saturday, August 29, 2009


Baby J would LOVE this for her 1st birthday party. I don't think anyone loves balloons as much as she does.

via P is for Party

Kitchen Wishin' II

Yet another gorgeous kitchen on Traditional Home. I think if I could design my dream kitchen, it would look a lot like this. I love the light fixtures and the white tile backsplash, the marble countertops, and those huge windows that let in so much daylight!

I would throw a dinner party (or at least a cocktail hour!) every weekend if this was my kitchen.

Baby J would be so cute sitting at the end of this island helping me cook!

Love love love those light fixtures- they are actually antique ship lights!

Cozy little seating area for your morning coffee.

What a perfect little hiding spot for the paper towel roll!
And who doesn't love a farmhouse-style sink?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Hats Off

I can't decide if I'm a hat person or not- meaning, someone that can actually pull off wearing hats. But when I see a hat like this one from Anthropologie, I really try to be.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I Heart Steve Project

I first heard about this fantastic idea over at Party Perfect.

Steve's wife created these t-shirts and sent them to all of their family and friends all across the world.

They all took pictures of themselves wearing the shirts, and sent them back to Steve's wife. She then made this beautiful garland for his birthday.

An incredible gift, and just about the coolest idea ever. I wish I'd thought of it.
See the full story here.

Blossoms and Blooms

One of my favorite creative outlets is flower-arranging, and I am always inspired by incredible, unique floral designs. Saipua is one of those inspirations. Check out their luscious arrangements incorporating jewel tones and rich autumnal colors- and all those branches and berries...perfection!

Yes, that is kale you see peeking through.

And are those artichokes?

Autumnal perfection.

Love the purple and yellow. They just bring out the best in each other, don't they?

This arrangement is sitting in what appears to be rolls of tickets(?).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009



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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Salad Sensation

Mark Bittman at the New York Times ingeniously has listed 101 recipes for salads of all kinds, in order to help people to be able to use whatever fresh summer produce they have lying around. It's a great way to beat the lunchtime salad rut I've been finding myself in. Check out all the recipes here.

Buttermilk Pudding Cake

I made this cake tonight.

It wasn't bad...very light. It would probably be great for a brunch- if you can get your hands on some good berries.

Etsy Finds

So, I stumbled upon this etsy shop and was loving it, and soon realized it belonged to Carol Hannah of Project Runway Season 6!

She wore this dress to her PR6 casting!

Monday, August 24, 2009

On My List

So I've been looking at these for a while now...

...I feel like they would be really cute with casual, dark skinny jeans. I'm still not 100% yet, but getting there.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

A Different Kind of Nursery

This is one of my favorite little girl room designs. I really like all the bright colors and the drum kit, and I especially love those tutus!! Hoping to try that down the line for Baby J.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Homelab is an excellent etsy shop with some funky, unique pieces for the coming months of cool weather.

Falling for Fall

I am totally itching for fall right now. I know it's a little way off, but I can't help it, it's my favorite time of year. I'll hold off on elaborating, as it is still August, but for now, I'll leave you with a warm, peaceful image to ease you out of summer, and into autumn...


Make It Work

The wait is over!! Project Runway Season 6 is on tonight on Lifetime! Can't wait to see what the season brings!

Lawn Picnic

Doesn't this picnic look dreamy? I wonder who the guests would be at such an event... a wedding? a sorority? a class reunion? I love the pops of pink hydrangea and the piles of cozy white pillows, clearly intending for guests to linger into the late evening hours. Champagne, anyone?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A to Z App

Check out this great new app for the iPhone! I bet this comes in very handy when you find yourself stuck in a grocery line, or waiting in traffic with your little one. I will definitely utilize this when Baby J gets older!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Life's a Beach

Image via
...and that's where I'm headed, finally!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Fall Is In the Air

Anthropologie has sooo many beautiful new pieces for Fall! I'm really digging the ruffle details- girly, yet still funky and fun.
I know, I know, it's still summer...