Thursday, December 31, 2009


Well, here we are at the end of another year...2009 has brought our little family so many things- joy, astonishment, stress, strength, bliss, and lots of love. Looking ahead at 2010, I am hopeful for peace, happiness, and even more wonderful memories with our amazing friends and family. Here's to another great year behind us, and an even better one ahead! Happy New Year, everyone!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


There are a few things that I've always said I wanted to learn to do, but never got the chance to. I'm still holding out hope, though! Maybe in the new year...

Learn calligraphy,

take up sewing,

learn sign language.

One thing at a time, I guess, right?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Twinkle Twinkle

Just a little something to add to your list for Santa...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ribbon Rosettes

Today Martha made these beautiful, super easy ribbon rosettes that she put on a wreaths and sprays and mantels, but wouldn't they also look great pinned to a cardigan or maybe a long necklace?

DIY Decor

I was over visiting Oh, Hello Friend, and was loving all of her great holiday inspirations. Here are just a few that caught my eye...

I absolutely love this Advent calendar! What a sweet gift idea for kids, and so much fun to make and fill!

How funky is this garland? I feel like I might try and make this myself sometime.

Boot-y Licious

These boots are perfection from Elizabeth and James, and they are on sale right now over at HauteLook. The only pair left are in my size, too. Should I take this as a sign?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Swanky Stocking Stuffers

Just a few fun little gifts that would fit perfectly tucked in a stocking...well, most of them.




Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Purchase these for me for Christmas here.

Gift Guide, Zoe Style

Rachel Zoe has posted a super-stylish gift guide, and everything is under $100!

See the complete list here.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Crafty Christmas

Oh how I would love for Santa to bring one of these for me on Christmas! As I pride myself on my bravery to indulge in most any crafting venture, this would definitely step things up for me. The possibilities for these are endless- thank you's and birthday cards, table cards, fun!

This Cricut is a diecut machine that cuts all shapes and sizes automatically. Design Mom did an amazing giveaway for one of these today, and unfortunately I was not the lucky winner, but a girl can dream, can't she?

I saw this L Letterpress at AC Moore today and couldn't have been more excited! I never knew doing letterpress was so accessible without lots of large pieces of expensive equipment!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Deck the Halls

There's nothing like gussying up the mantel during the holidays, and mine is finally done!

And a few more for inspiration...