Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, My Loves

Today marks one of the most important and special days in my life- it marks the anniversary of me becoming a mother. Two years ago today, my beautiful baby girl entered the world, and not only am I lucky to call her my daughter, but I am also lucky enough to share a birthday with her! And not only that, but my wonderful husband's birthday was two days ago, and it has just been nothing but celebration since. What a wonderful way to celebrate birthdays, as one big family.
And the little guy will have to get his own very special celebration in September!

Happy Birthday Dave and Joanie- I love you more than you'll ever know!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thanksgiving Pants

The perfect pants to wear for Thanksgiving dinner- with room for dessert!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Give Me A Ring

Yes, another jewelry post...but these are the perfect little rings I've been searching for! How sweet are they? I need a "j" and a "d" for my two little angels. Definitely at the top of my Christmas list!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lara Melchior

This is some of the coolest, funky-yet-delicate, and super-unique jewelry I have ever seen! (via Garance) If only you could buy it here in the States... maybe a good excuse to skip off to Paris!

Monday, October 25, 2010


I have a new crush on the lovely B. Jones and her awesomely eclectic style. Along the same lines as the lovely Lucy Laught (in fact, that's how I found her), but including great tutorial videos for great hair styles! Head on over and check her out!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Into the Wild


I have fallen for faux fur like I've fallen for sequins- I can't get enough! The question I beg, yet again, is- when is it appropriate? My sister and I have decided that faux fur is definitely something that needs to be introduced into one's wardrobe in a gradual way, but how do you start? When I see photos like these, I am absolutely in love with the look, but I am just a suburban mom trying to up the chic factor just a tad. Thoughts?

(*Sorry photos are so small, head over to Mrs. Lilien for the full gorgeous effect!)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Back In The Saddle

Hello lovelies! It is so wonderful to be back, and i am joining you at my absolute favorite time of the year- Fall! The colors, the clothes, the food...I love it all! I'm going to try and post as regularly as I once did, but in reality, it will probably be a little less frequent, so please bear with me!



Friday, September 3, 2010

David August

Born September 1, 2010, 5:00 PM, 9 lbs 2 oz.

He is absolutely perfect and we are all completely in love- especially Big Sister, J.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Waiting Game


Well friends, tonight I head in to be induced for baby #2. It has been a long pregnancy, and I am so excited to meet this little one.
I can't wait to introduce our new baby to the world!
Back with an update soon!


Monday, August 30, 2010


I have just recently come across the wonderful Framed blog, full of tasty and fairly simple recipes. The author, Kate, is a self-taught cook who posts recipes from all over on her blog, and her requirement is that they take no longer than 30 minutes to make- love that!
I made these chicken skewers Saturday night, and they were delicious!

These are just a few more in the queue for me...

Peach Crumble

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken With Apples and Sage

Crostini with Lemony Mascarpone and Sweet Fiery Peppers

Slow-Cooker Bolognese

Sunday, August 29, 2010



Still no baby, and I'm officially overdue for the second time...ugh. The bright side? They're bringing me in on Tuesday night for an induction- hallelujah! Not to mention, Miss J was more than worth the wait, and I'm sure that will be the case for this little one, too. In the mean time, I will just keep getting my life organized and planned out in the next couple days- with my fingers crossed!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Party Time

Madewell's new fall collection has arrived, and I've decided that this would be my ideal outfit for my first night out, post-baby delivery.

Well, probably not the bracelets with such a sparkly top, but I had to include them, as they would be the perfect addition to my jewelry collection, nonetheless!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Current State

(My apologies for the awful picture quality.)

So I'm now officially in waiting mode for this baby. My due date is this Saturday, August 28th, and I can't wait for this little baby to arrive! I'm trying to stay on top of laundry, keeping the house clean, and stocking the house with all the little things Miss J might need, but otherwise, all I'm doing is waiting. And just to keep things nice and crazy, J has decided that her crib is no longer a suitable place for her to sleep, so we are moving her to a "big girl bed" this week. My little baby is turning into a big girl and getting ready to be a big sister...what a week!
Fingers crossed for a new, healthy arrival soon! Stay tuned!


Chairloom is a super-cool local company that is picking up lots of well-deserved press for their amazing work. They use chic, modern fabrics to reupholster old furniture. They sell unfinished pieces, pieces they have re-done themselves, or you can being your own piece to them to have reupholstered. I would love one of their chairs or stools in my house!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tucker for Target

Check out these amazing pieces from Tucker coming to Target September 12th! I can't wait! These flowy tops and dresses are exactly what I'm going to be looking for post-baby, so I am especially excited!
They are only going to be available until October 7th, so don't miss your chance!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Madewell Summer Sale

One of my favorite new shops, Madewell, is having a big summer sale starting now, and free shipping if you order $100 or more! Lucky for me (unlucky for my credit card), I'm heading back into normal clothing sizes soon, and and particularly psyched for some new attire! Get over there now- you'll be glad you did!


I've been currently obsessing over grey, textured boots, particularly some of the ones I've seen on my favorite Bravo shows- "Flipping Out" and "9 By Design." I recently found these beauties and can't stop thinking about them! Sadly, they are not in my size (9), and I can't find them anywhere. Any hot tips, please send them my way! xo

These are also on the list- not grey, but absolute perfection nonetheless!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle


You can't get much more celebratory that sequins, am I right? I always struggle with this because I absolutely love the look of a sequin top or skirt, but can never find an occasion to wear them...New Years? Bachelorette parties? Clubbing? When would you wear sequins?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cake Balls

I have been drooling over everything over at Bakerella for the last hour, and have subsequently fallen in love with these little Cake Balls. They are a terrific idea! And Bakerella even has a cookbook coming out of all different cake balls and cake pops and fun ways to decorate them. So clever! I can't wait to try these!