Wednesday, December 22, 2010


As the gifts roll in this holiday season, don't forget to write your thank you's {on cute stationary!}

Sources: Missive Haute off the Press - Invited Ink - Paper Source - Sugar Paper

Friday, December 17, 2010

Last Minute Holiday Shopping

So.... I'm a little behind on my holiday shopping this year. I swear it came out of nowhere! I came across this lovely and inspiring gift montage at the Mrs. Holiday Shoppe. Click over to the website for purchasing details.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kitchen Wishin'

I'm craving a back splash in our kitchen. When we moved in, the kitchen had been redone the previous year. It was love at first sight. After living with it for a bit, I realized something was missing... a back splash. Now, I don't know if a back splash is completely necessary, but I do think it makes the space look finished and well done. At first, I was all about the glass subway tiles (we have these in our bathroom and love them). After further consideration, I think a classic large white porcelain subway tile is the way to go. Here is my inspiration.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Birthday Thanks

Thanks to my wonderful boyfriend for bringing home Sprinkles cupcakes for my birthday last night. He also scored big with this watch. Thanks, mister.

What a guy!

Monday, December 13, 2010

My Christmas Decor

This weekend we finally got around to getting a tree and getting our home ready for the holidays. This year I went with a natural theme in creams, greens and whites with a bit of silver glam here and there.

Hollywood wanted to help

Our fireplace got a little love!

Love these white ceramic acorns from Crate and Barrel

This one is from Pottery Barn and I have to say, it's one of my favorites.

This reindeer has a wood grain pattern

No presents under the tree yet, but soon, hopefully (if I can get my act together!)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Madeline Weinrib on Gilt

Loving Madeline Weinrib's rugs and pillows on Gilt today. I've had my eye out for a zig-zag rug for our front entrance. Unfortunately, these are too large for the space.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Charlie & Chloe

Meet Charlie and Chloe. Quite possibly the cutest and sweetest kids ever. Holiday time means family time, so I've been seeing a lot of these two.

I love to give books as gifts - especially as a new baby gift or for the holidays. Here are a few of my go-to's... and some more pics of Charlie and Chloe, because they are so darn cute!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks

For those who know me, I love Thanksgiving. Yes, I know that pretty much everyone loves Thanksgiving. But, I have to say that it is absolutely my favorite holiday. It's like Christmas with the excessive food and family time, with the reminder to take a minute to think about the things you have to be thankful for. Perfection. Tonight I will be making my famous pumpkin pie with some home made cinnamon whipped cream. Photos to come.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide by Urban Cottage

Cara over at An Urban Cottage posted the best holiday gift guide under $25. As her friend, I would be thrilled to receive any of these lovely gifts! Nicely done, Cara!

Click through to An Urban Cottage for pricing.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Empire State of Mind

My trip to nyc is just around the corner. On my list while I'm there: find a holiday dress, ice skate in Central Park, eat incredibly delicious food, wander aimlessly around Tribeca and stumble into fabulous design shops. Any other suggestions??

Photos courtesy of IsPhotography on Etsy

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Kate Files

Well, it's official... Kate Middleton and Prince William are engaged! I wish the U.S. had fabulously gorgeous, well dressed royalty! I absolutely love Kate's classic equestrian style.