Saturday, November 24, 2012

Xmas Wish List

A few items that will make me smile this winter.

The Nespresso D120 Coffee Maker. Love the retro design and the color:)





























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J. Crew Lodge Moccasins - nothing could possibly be any cozier:)






























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MadeByGirl Gold Scull Print - I love gold, I love Jen Ramos' work :) The hubby loves sculls - so this makes us both happy.







































Source: madebygirl.com via Erin on Pinterest


Friday, November 23, 2012

The Great Bed Debate

It's come time that we need a new mattress, I mean really need a new mattress. Both of us wake up whining about shoulder pain. Yes, we are babies:) But seriously we need one.

And so we set out to Jordan's furniture for a green/natural mattress that is firm enough for him, yet soft enough for her. We found the perfect one, and then fell in love with the bed frame our dream mattress was sitting on top of. Suddenly we realized, it was also time for a grown up bed frame.

This is the bed that sparked my sudden need for a big girl bed. It is actually tufted, although you can't tell by this pic. Very deco inspired.



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And then, I fell in love with this one at Joss and Main. Tufted wingback queen bed, what more can you ask for right. Perfectly feminine, but not so feminine that the other half would object:)


But the search didn't stop there:) As I scoured the internet for tufted beds. I stumbled upon this little number several times. First at Live Creating Yourself and then at The Nester. And to tell you the truth, my love for this bed grows by the minute. It also comes in a beige shade called Buckwheat.


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I can't decide which is meant for us. Tomorrow we buy our mattress and am so hoping one of these beds just speaks to me:) I really love all three and can't decide right now. Thoughts ladies?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sneak Peek - Holiday Family Photos

We had so much fun with Tara from Wild Ginger Photography during our holiday photo session. Brendan was more interested in running around and exploring than having his photo taken lol - and Tara chased him around like a true pro! Seriously we loved working with her :)

Here is sneak peek of a couple images from our mini-session a few weeks ago. Now to decide which photo will grace the front of our holiday card!



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cheetah might be the new Leopard

You all know, I am obsessed with leopard. Really, I can't get enough and sometimes think no pattern will ever take leopards place in my heart. Now, Cheetah is a cousin of leopard (right) so when I saw this new fabric at Ballard Designs I basically freaked out. Gray Cheetah is the name of this fabric and it's divine. I am smitten by the X-bench they have in their new holiday catalog, featured in Gray Cheetah on several pages. Normally I don't like such small scale patterns, but done sparingly the effect is really beautiful:)


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hanukkah Amazingness

I've been saying it (in secret) for years...and I've only admitted this out load to a few of my  best friends. I am obsessed with Hanukkah! Now - I just have to share my feelings with the masses. When I peruse home stores this time of year, I literally make a bee line for the Hanukkah decorations - which are the most beautiful things in the world. Then, I get sad because I can't buy any of this amazing stuff, since I am supposed to just celebrate Christmas (and have since I was a baby). Below are some pics from HGTV that illustrate my point people. Seriously, Hanukkah is where it's at. Gorgeousness - the colors, the style - love love love. This holiday really embodies my personal style - I don't know how else to describe it. Look below and you'll understand what I mean:)

Source: hgtv.com via Erin on Pinterest
Source: hgtv.com via Erin on Pinterest

Friday, November 16, 2012

Furniture Rearrange for the Holidays

This time of year (especially since it's already 30 degrees!) - I love to push the living room seating area in close to the fire for nuzzling and warmth.

This year I let the hubby pick the arrangement - he did me proud when he put the chairs on an angle in front of the fireplace (brill). I love the new setup even more than last year. Maybe I should let him in on the decorating fun more often since he's kind of awesome at it :)

Here's to warm nights in front of the fire...and maybe some hot cocoa and cashmere mittens too! Folks I'm ready for winter bring it on.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Adding Pizzazz to Instagram Photos

A co-worker recently introduced me to a new App to enhance photos - called PicFx. You've probably seen some amazing Instagram photos lately with romantic bubbles of light diffusing the light ever so softly? Well, if you had wondered how to get this effect yourself, it's one of the lighting options in PicFx (called Bokeh).

I am already hooked! Using PicFx before bringing photos into Instgram gives the best results:)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Bag of My Dreams

As you all know, I have purchased about a dozen purses since my tried and true Banana republic Hobo fell apart during the summer:( Sad day it was, I loved my old bag. But, it was time for a change and I had wanted a warm brown bag ever since the first season of weeds! This is a color that truly goes with everything. The trouble was, I expected a LOT out of my new bag. I needed easy access, and something structured enough to hold it's shape and look polished no matter what (slouchy was not going to work this time around). The idea of digging around in a bag as a mom is intolerable. Finally, after returning a million bags, I stumbled upon this one. Introducing my BFF - Janine by Dooney and Burke! This bag has a flap to keep the interior safe, with a snap. Nothing falls out, but you can easily put things back in the bag without unsnapping the flap. For a mom, this is dynamite. If you're in the market for a new bag, this just might be your gall too!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Brights

Teal Pencil Skirt: J. Crew

Silk Tank & Black Cardigan: Banana Republic

Leopard Belt: Target

Gray Herringbone Tights: Target

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Looks

Some of my favorite outfits from the last month :)


Sources: Navy Polka Dot Top: J. Crew, Gray zebra cardigan: J. Crew, Pink Tweed Skirt: J. Crew Purse: Dooney + Burke, Gold Polka Dot iPhone Case: Kate Spade
Sources: Faux Fur Leopard Jacket: Target, Emerald Green Dress: TJ Maxx

Happy Halloween!

My how my little guy has grown in one year! Here are pics from Halloween of Brendan from last year, and then this year. My little pumpkin has grown into a sassy toddler pirate...how did this happen?

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