May 31, 2010 § 2 Comments

we’re pooped from a weekend on the lake! fun in the sun, but now all i want is to sit in my cozies. brownies and chipotle’s guacamole hit the spot for me but here are some other things that make me feel cozy.

a big basket, lots of light, simple and rustic wood cutting boards, copper pots and juicy red tomatoes from nibsblog

a fluffy white bed, a good throw and a cute little stool from ilse crawford via remodelista.

exposed, raw beams, sheer drapes, a big round table in the evening sun from erin martin

antique wood, folded linens, mercury glass from remodelista

cupcakes! from imprintables

a cuddly, sleeping pup.

hope you had a great memorial day weekend!


get over your naked self.

May 30, 2010 § 1 Comment

I had the opportunity to do a book review on a book by Austinite Susie Davis.

scandalous, right?

It was an easy, quick and humorous read! Susie’s voice in this book is honest, candid, so down to earth, realistic and funny. I highly recommend the chapters on body image and materialism. Two very real and undoubtedly powerful aspects of marriage that I’d never encountered in other marriage books (read: newlywed classes). My favorite chapter was called “Why Saying Thanks is a Big Deal” and I loved the documentation over her internal struggle with simply saying thanks for helping unload the dishes, “Well, I could thank him, but this really isn’t my job to put away the dishes –it’s our job. For heaven’s sake, he dirties just as many fork and plates as I do…” Nail on the head. That goes through my head all the time.

Uncovered is available May 2010 at your favorite book seller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing group.

memorial day.

May 29, 2010 § 1 Comment

i hope you are planning a relaxing weekend.

and plan to enjoy some of the good things…

coffee and cinnamon rolls @ prettyfoods

big, fresh, juicy strawberries @ designsponge

parmesan fries @ baostar

chips and guac @ prettyfoods

rural america @ philip klinger

urban america @ philip klinger


servicemen, women and their families @ skyerphooey

veterans, wives, moms & memorials @ MissFranciePants

more crossbody bags

May 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

more bags!

foley + corinna mid city here

michael kors charlton here

the sak convertible crossbody clutch here

rampage gigi crossbody here

in brooklyn.

May 26, 2010 § 2 Comments

why hello grey blue oasis. the tile! the countertop! the cabinetry!

ugh. the tile. i swoon.

from the fantastic chronicle of remodeling a brooklyn limestone.

the secret.

May 24, 2010 § 1 Comment

“the secret to having it all is wanting what you’ve got”

love this quote and love this cute inspirational little video!

you made it through monday!

{from here via here}


May 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

happy day! my husband graduated from law school yesterday! now we’re real grown ups! no more final grumps! {m. and k. know}

{fern & feather}
sb 07 {anna kristen photography}

penelope is proud too. though she was a little upset she didnt get to walk across the stage like some people’s children did.

let the summer of celebrations begin!

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