Monday, October 31, 2011

i'm stealing this for next year!!!

I am totally stealing this look for next year! So sweet...from Matchbook. Don't you just love that vintage apron?

happy halloween

Happy Halloween.....hope you all have a great evening of trick or treating tonight!!!!
We celebrated this weekend by attending our first ever "grown up" Halloween party- so much fun!!!! (Can you tell who we are?)

Now....looking forward to family fun with my little "Captain America"!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

time is flying

Hard to believe it is almost the holiday season! 
Think this little calendar would make a great Christmas gift...available at West Elm for $29.

Friday, October 28, 2011

sweet meets sophisticated

Love the combination of "sweet" bunk beds meets "sophisticated" art wall in this children's room spotted in the latest issue of Lonny! You are never too young to enjoy art.....and what a wonderful wall to be inspired by as they play!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

darling aimee wilder wallpaper

Check out these darling wallpapers from Aimme Wilder available on Gilt! Wouldn't they be perfect in a kid's space?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

halloween in black+white

Thought I would share some photos from the halloween party that Oden and I hosted tonight! We had so much fun (and way too much sugar)!!! 

Normally I don't get very into halloween decorations....probably because I am not such a huge fan of the typical orange and black color palette! But, when I saw these darling cards from Rifle....I was inspired! What do you think of our  not so traditional "black+ white" spin on Halloween?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

happy birthday katherine

My dear friend, Katherine just turned 40 last week!!!! Hard to believe so much time has passed since the days when we were "swapping" clothes back in 7th grade!!! Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to the fabulous celebration her husband planned in SF- but I did get a treat in the mail! 

........a little sparkle (jewelry) and my "favorite" Kate Spade candle! 

Friday, October 21, 2011

too cute.....

......adorable red loafers for $41 at Talbots!!!! Think they might actually be cuter than the Tory Burch version! Maybe you are luckier than me and they will have your size!!!

great anniversary gift idea

I just spotted this great print from Alexander Girard on Art and Velocity....would have been the perfect anniversary gift for Ben! Maybe next year! 

I love the idea of buying art to celebrate important events in time! So nice to look at a wonderful piece of art and remember the story behind it!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

five years ago today

Five years ago today......I was frantically finishing last minute wedding details! Hope today is a little more low key! 

Happy 5th Anniversary honey!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

supersized photography

I'm just so taken with these lovely photos  from the Animal Print Shop .....discovered via! I'm picturing one of these fabulous photos supersized  in a child's room. So modern...yet kid friendly and unexpected!

the most amazing first aid kit

I just spotted the most amazing first aid kit ever on the the Madewell blog!!!! Available here!!! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

darling waterproof ballet flats

I just "scored" these adorable "jelly ballet flats" from my local J Crew for $34.99!!! I am beyond excited!!! Love the color and they are super comfy... they actually look like patent leather!!! I think I have found my new fall "staple"! Check out all the amazing colors on line...I might need the olive and blue too!!! Hurry...they are going quickly!!!

then and now

Oden 3 years old

Oden almost 6 years old

I Just came across this sweet picture of Oden getting ready to leave for nursery school....he had recently turned three and decided he wanted to dress himself (yes...the tie was his "vision").  

The second photo is Oden's first day of kindergarten just before his sixth birthday! I Can't believe how quickly they grow....but isn't it funny how he still stands exactly the same way!!! Love that boy!!! I am a very lucky mom!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

great find....

I can totally picture this light in a boy's room...clipped onto a vintage glossy white headboard! Great color and shape!!!

designer paul loebach

I just can't stop thinking about these lovely pieces from Brooklyn designer Paul Loebach at West Elm! I hope they are still in stock when move in the new house.... and know what we need!!!

top of my christmas list

I am lusting after the new Biennial bag from J Crew!!!! Can't decide between the red or saddle?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

powder room love

Love this wall papered powder room with a hit of my favorite red!!!!Perfection!!! I think this is the inspiration for our new powder room!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

sweet stocking stuffer

I'm starting to think about Christmas! I actually like to start my shopping early so that I don't feel panicked come December.
Wouldn't these darling little clocks make perfect stocking stuffers....and only $10!

Friday, October 14, 2011


This sweet little note pad from Rifle just makes me so happy! Who knew $8 could buy happiness?

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

oden's school bake sale

I am so ready to begin Friday with a clean plate! My "to do" list is nearly complete!!! Oden's "school bake sale" cupcakes are out the door!!! Pink boxes from Martha Stewart at Michael's!

Do you have a favorite way to package treats? Starting to think about Christmas......