Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010!

New Year's Eve...a time for glamourous clothes and fabulous parties. I want to wear something this:

paired with this:

(This necklace is by Candace Ang. I just found her and the jewelry is amazing. I need all of it)

Alas, for my New Year's Eve I will be wearing something more like this:

We'll be attending a "Preppy" party. This is not the time for a "Preppy" party people! Oh well, I guess there's always next year.
The bright side, my brother and his girlfriend are staying with us for the whole weekend. Can I wear a cocktail dress on New Year's Day?
Happy 2010!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I love these pictures posted by coco+kelley, taken from the Shine Lookbook.

Geodes, fossils and jewelry...some of my favorite things.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

how awesome is this table?

Made by hand (!) by Joslyn's (of Simple Lovely) husband. That's a talented man.

He wrote a recap of the project here.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We're in Michigan visiting family for the holidays. Meanwhile the kitties are all by themselves for the holidays and that makes me sad. Extra cuddle time is in order when I get back.

Happy holidays everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

going home for the holidays

We're heading to Michigan after I'm done with work today. We got a pretty layer of snow overnight. Hopefully it doesn't effect our trip!

christmas present

I spent this past weekend finishing some custom orders, here's one of them.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I've been really good this year about not buying myself Christmas presents while out shopping for others. But I wandered into The Gap today and this was too good to pass up. You know how I'm obsessed with Fiona Paxton, look at this awesome alternative (read: knock off). The best was on sale for $10. Merry Christmas to me!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Gift Exchange

On Christmas Eve we all get together with family from my Mom's side. The highlight of the evening is usually The Gift Exchange. We take this game very seriously. Each year a person is selected to choose a theme for the next year's Exchange. The price limit this year is $35. We draw numbers and choose a gift from the pile. People can steal. The best gifts are highly coveted, stealing ensues, couples conspire and work together. Unfavorable gifts are mockingly advertised, available for stealing. Gift cards are shunned.

This year's theme is Home Decor - No Gift Cards. So I've taken my search to Etsy, it can't let me down! Here are the top options I'm mulling over...

DORIT 12k White Gold - Decorative Wood Candle Holder by Jean Pelle.

Tiny Stoneware Bottle by Sara Paloma

Chosen by Blissful Images. I could get a nice mat and frame.

What do you think?

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I had this on my english muffin for breakfast...mmm...

I got it here

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

oli + me

I like yellow gold lately. And I really want one of these...

Whisper Ring, 14kt gold, $35

I'm also thinking about one of these...

My engagement ring is actually a set of small rings and I'm always worried about losing them. This little bag would be cute to keep them in.