Sunday, July 31, 2011

lovely tapestry















































We are still in Mexico...and so inspired by all the amazing colors of Todos Santos. This lovely tapestry from Urban Outfitters ($39) so reminds me of this beautiful little town! Think I need this! Perfect on a bed or would make a great shower curtain!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

ribbon fedora





















































My summer staple...the ribbon fedora! Great for protecting yourself from the hot summer sun both at the beach and on the go!!! This one is from Forever 21 for only $12.50!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

mexican vacation
























We are in mexico this week visiting with old friends from our San Francisco days!!!.... so enjoying days filled with amazing food, ice cold beer, no work and great company!!! 


These images from the fabulous Tec Petaja perfectly capture the mood here! Love the beer caps turned into little votives scattered across the table! So fun!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

gap kids amazing sale!







































Gap kids is having an AMAZING sale!!! All clearance product is an additional 25% off the lowest marked price!!! Really you must run to your local store.....in store prices are MUCH lower than on line!!! I bought this fabulous "mexican inspired" tunic dress for under $8!!!!! 


I promise.... this sale is not to be missed, especially if you have girls (great selection of cute product)!


I love to stock up on "gifts" and next year's summer clothes for Oden when prices get this low!!! Happy shopping!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

milly tote






























Loving this "tomato red" leather tote from Milly! The chunky gold hardware is fabulous!!! Perfect to kick off the fall season....and on sale at Neiman's right now!!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

candy colored director's chairs





























































I'm having a little "mini obsession" with these fabulous director's chairs found here! They are only $49 and come in amazing assortment of colored finishes....you even get to pick your canvas seat color!!! So chic! (Check out the orange and white combo- very hermes)! 


I'm thinking of using the bar height in my new kitchen!!! At this amazing price, 10 barstools won't break the bank!!! Hurray!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"sugar+spice" birthday treat








































Thought I would share a simple and inexpensive "birthday gift" idea......


I just fell in love with these "sweet treats" from Trader Joe's (I am a total sucker for great packaging)!!! Isn't that ship illustration AMAZING?


.....and thought it would be fun to do a "sugar" and "spice" gift
concept! So the candy and cookies from Trader Joe's are the "sugar" and then I purchased a lovely basil and rosemary scented candle as my "spice" (I know, technically an herb...but you get the idea!) and added a little hand written note that read:


A little Sugar and Spice and everything Nice to help celebrate your birthday!!!!


Yeah!!! One  more birthday gift out the door!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

circus birthday party gift

darling dress is from costco!


crafting supplies from michael's


invitation customized from etsy
wrapping from target+ikea 
my sweet oden



Oden attended a darling "circus" birthday party for his good buddy Bella this weekend! I was so inspired by the sweet invitation (purchased on etsy) that I thought it would be fun to wrap the gift in "theme"! 


Lion card and Pink Medallion card both from Hicks Paper Goods!


Hope you all had a great weekend!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

design sponge book...sneak peek!



















































I am so excited for the release of Grace Bonney's new book!!! Here is a quick sneak peek of our log cabin featured in the soon to hit stores- Design Sponge at Home!!!  Grace I am so flattered by your kind words....


Can't wait to get my copy!!!




Genifer Sohr’s home is a favorite of most people I know, so I knew it had to be one of my “best of” choices for the book. We re-shot her beautiful space with the help of Tec Petaja (you can see Tec’s home here), and I immediately fell in love with one of my favorite color combinations: gray and just about any other color. Her gray kitchen dining area with pops of hot pink, red and yellow inspired me to dive back into my favorite color of all time. I love how neutral gray can be depending on its undertones. She chose a wide variety of grays for the house, and each one feels fresh and modern with the surrounding decor.
What I also loved about Genifer’s home was the “modern cabin” feel she nailed so perfectly. She didn’t fight the home’s natural cabin style, but she also didn’t give up on modernizing it a bit and finding ways to inject color and pattern (like the Orla Kiely wallpaper and sweet pink plaid blankets). We loved the girly cabin feel so much we decided to have Sarah make an arrangement inspired by this home as well (with a birch-wrapped vase how-to), which you can see on the page scan above.

kayce's fabulous tunic dress















































I am so coveting this fabulous tunic dress from Kayce Hughes....on sale today only for $98!!! Isn't that the cutest fabric!!!! I love blue and red together....so summery!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

pattern + color = love











































I have blogged about Boston based ceramicists Jill Rosenwald and Lawrence McRae before...but had to share these lovely images from the latest issue of Matchbook! So many amazing patterns and color combinations to choose from!!!! Love!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

first fall purchase






















I could not resist these lovely little purple suede flats- on sale for only $30 from Talbots!!! Can't wait to wear them this fall with my tomato red J Crew coat! 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

family dinner
























We finally used these sweet paper placemats......love the combination of paper with the fabric napkin! Yummy dinner-compliments of my husband!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

a summer classic...the stripe t














































Love this image from the latest matchbook magazine...really so lovely I think I need to print and frame it!!!! Check out the article....an entire feature on the history of one of my all time favorite articles of clothing!!!! Speaking of great stripe T's...check out this fabulous version from Madewell!!!

Do you have a "favorite" stripe T?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

my latest love




















































Just discovered these fabulous hand crafted leather + canvas bags on etsy....so chic!

Monday, July 4, 2011

j crew fall preview
















































J Crew nails it- AGAIN!!!! Check out the fall collection.......absolute perfection!!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

so sweet...hurry sale ends monday!!















































My dear friend Kayce just turned me on to Aerie...the lingerie concept by American Eagle! I feel like I have just discovered the greatest treasure ever! So perfectly my style! Plus when I visited the store today everything was an additional 30% off (through July 4th) of already marked down prices!!! I purchased the grey bra pictured for only $7 and matching panties for $3.50!!!!! If you have a local store you really must go look....it is so helpful to see all of these lovely pieces in person!!! 


I was so excited I even came home and purchased some additional pieces online (where sale is only 20% off...but in some cases items are less expensive on line). Either way you must see for your self! I am so thrilled with my much needed new lingerie purchases!


Thanks Kayce!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

talbots amazing sale!!!





I just bought these cute gold studded leather sandals at Talbots for $13! Go in and check their sale out...an additional 40% of what was already double marked down!!! Lots of cute styles!!!