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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Sox

Over the weekend I found a cute little vintage shop and they had the most adorable vintage stockings. Now it doesn't mean that I don't secretly love the fuzzy red stockings with my name handwritten in glitter on the top.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Upside Down Trees

We went and got our tree over the weekend and we almost have it up. This year I caved and went with a artificial tree due to the fact that falling needles and a daring one year old don't make for a happy mommy. However, in the search I saw a lot of the upside down trees again. I was not a fan when they first showed up a couple years ago, but I think they might be growing on me....a little. What do you think of them?

(Pic via

Home Inspiration: Getting Cozy

Good morning dears! How was your weekend? Mine was absolutely fabulous and I am so in the Christmas spirit! Around this time of year I go through a phase of wishing that I lived in a beautiful cabin or a cozy English cottage. The kind where I could sit with a hot drink and a roaring fire and watch snow falling outside. So for now I'll have to settle for this inspirational eye candy.

Amazing dining room

Outdoor dream

Perfect kitchen (love the floor)

Cozy family room

A comfy nook

Rustic bathroom

(Pics via Elle Decor and House Beautiful)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Favorites

How was your day yesterday? Thanksgiving was so wonderful at our house and I was absolutely fat and happy by the end of the day. Now we have a long weekend to look forward to and it's officially Christmas time! I've been holding back on posting too much Christmas, so I'm VERY excited for this months posts.

It's Friday and here are some things that I wish could be mine from around the web.

1. This fur vest from H&M looks chic and cozy for winter. Put it with some jeans and some tall boots. Happiness!

2. This chunky neck ring would look cute and cozy with the vest on a cold day.

3. This necklace would be a fun accessory for a holiday party, but it would also look adorable with a t-shirt and jeans.

4. Shoes make me happy, but these strappy booties make me OH so happy. I love the color and the detail.

5. I am absolutely smitten with this hair clip! How cute would this look with the perfect holiday dress??

6. Peppermint Bark is out at William Sonoma! I'm ex-static! So, so yummy.

7. Who doesn't love a hot cup of goodness on a cold day? These mug cozies make it so much better and cuter!

8. Check out this awesome gingerbread pan! You can make gingerbread houses from scratch. How fun is that?!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Getting to Know You

For a Thanksgiving treat and since I'm now finally a regular blogger after a year of thinking about it, I decided to do a "get to know me" post. So you all get to hear some quirky, albeit embarrassing things about me. Yay! I always enjoy a good laugh at someone else's expense, so now you can have one on me.

So here goes:

I have always had and probably will always have a huge crush on Bono from U2. Before I hear any "ewwwws or ickkkkk" from anyone, let me just say this: lets just see if any of you can still look good in leather pants when your his age!

I hate fish of any kind including tuna. There I said it! Everyone keeps telling me to try things because "they don't taste fishy", but I'm sorry people to me they do! I actually REALLY wish I didn't hate fish, but whatdya do?

I LOVE it when I laugh so hard that I cry. There are few things that actually can trigger that in me, but it's normally me laughing at other people's expense. However, I'm a really good sport about people laughing at me too. A lesson I brutally learned from my big bros. Which leads me to my next quirk.

I have vivid memories of my worst haircut. I was 5 and thought I was just going in for a trim, but came out with what I distinctly remember was a boy haircut. I cried all day and wouldn't go outside. My mom, thinking she was helping, came up with the brilliant idea of perming it to make it more "girly". Yes people I give you Richard Simmons as a child.
However my mullet in the 1st grade was not much better.

I have a serious love of shoes. They are almost collectors items to me, even if I wouldn't wear them, I still want them. One of these days, when I can afford it, I would LOVE to own a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes.

My three greatest fears are bees, sharks and boogies (boogers). I will run away screaming from all three.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you get plenty of food, family, and fun today.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving

Pies are being made and family is on their way, so it's officially feeling like Thanksgiving. Are you having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or are you going the unconventional route? Either way, I hope you eat lots of yummy food and have a wonderful day!

(Pic courtesy of Martha

Chic Christmas

I am so excited for Christmas this year. If you haven't put up your decorations, you're at least thinking about it. I can't wait to put mine up and might sneak a few things up early. I'm dreaming of a metallic Christmas this year, so here's my dream list of decor (especially in love with the mirrored tree).

(All from Target!)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow Envy

Everywhere I turn I'm hearing that it's snowing or seeing pictures of the morning blanket of snow. It's really making me want to pack up and move back to the mountains. I miss it! I think it'd be even more magical if I lived in this house though.

(see more pics at Skona Hem)

A Handy Utility Belt

This is a lesson in being prepared. Always pack for the worst case scenario, so you'll have everything you could possibly need. You may even want to make a checklist. (I laughed my butt off after seeing this one - my favorite so far).

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Worlds Most Stylish Bunny

I saw this new book a couple weeks ago and was smitten with it. In Fifi Lapin's What Shall I Wear Today, the ever stylish bunny discusses fashion and gives advice on dressing. There are make-up tips, recipe's, and interviews with designers. All of this together with the illustrations make this an absolutely adorable book. A really fun Christmas present no?. I hope my hubby's taking notes!

(Via Fifi Lapin and Amazon)

Tip of the Day: Visualize Your Path

Today's tip in preparation for Black Friday is an important one. You can't wast time dawdling. Eyes on the prize people! (the scary thing is we all know someone who does this).

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Are You Prepared?

Are you prepared for Black Friday? I am exercising in heels as we speak. Gotta love Target!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Have a Cozy Weekend

It's going to get cold here this weekend (by California standards) and I have to admit, I'm kinda excited. There's nothing better than a cozy fire, a nice warm drink, and an old movie. This is the last weekend before the Christmas rush begins, so I hope everyone can enjoy it.

P.S. Seriously, any yummy suggestions on the kind of pies to make would be so, so appreciated.

(Image from Honey and Jam photos)

Friday Fetish

It's that time again, the weekend is finally here! It's the last weekend before Thanksgiving, so I'll be spending my time getting ready. As I said below, I am making the pies and I still have to figure out what kind to make! I'm really excited for this next week though, lots of family, food and fun.

As always, here are some of the things I'm enamored with from around the web:

I want this whole look from Rag & Bone, but it's the sweater dress that I'm really lusting after.

I'm smitten with these hand-painted vintage candles. The Tea Leaf is my favorite scent.

Don't you think these owl napkin rings/placecard holders would be adorable for Thanksgiving?

These are cashmere lounge pants from Burberry. Oh my what else is there to say??

This hand knitted armchair slip cover is so insanely awesome, I can't stand it!

Amber is such a beautiful warm color and these earrings are the perfect shade.

I saw this ceiling lamp at IKEA and fell in love with it's funky, retro design.

This Mulberry purse has a hint of sparkle to it. Totally perfect for the Holidays!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oh It's Fun Turning One

Before you were conceived, I wanted you
Before you were born, I loved you
Before you were here an hour, I would die for you
This is the miracle of love.
-Maureen Hawkins

You have brought more joy into our lives than we can say. Happy birthday my sweet boy.

A Vintage Toy Party

Today my little man turns 1. This year has been such a crazy whirlwind, that I seriously can't believe he's a year old! We're just doing something low key this year, but if I could go all out I'd do something like this vintage toys party. I adore the blue and red colors and the treats...cotton candy, milk and cookies. Isn't this the sweetest party?

(via Hostess with the Mostess)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Whole Lotta Pie

Um maybe these guys were responsible for the pumpkin shortage last year! Thanksgiving is getting so close I can't believe it and this year I'm responsible for making the pies. (eeek!) But what kinds to make?? Pumpkin is a necessity. If anyone has any yummy ideas please share.


I Want One

16w21 New York created by Zac Posen - it was all down hill for me after seeing this

Apartment Therapy - turquoise + black & white = love

We've only been in our house a couple months, so I'm still figuring out the decor. As of now we're living in cream walls with cream floors and with all that drabness, I am dying to paint something turquoise. Can you tell which room I want to start with? These turquoise kitchen's are so bright and fun. I want one!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Boot Lust

I'm so in love these wool lined boots that I'm considering selling a kidney just so I can have them.

Christmas in the Air: Paris


Galéries Lafayette

Christmas is going up all around us and it's making me more and more excited. Check out these spectacular department store windows in Paris. So beautiful and chic.

(Via Peter's Paris)


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