Monday, December 27, 2010

snowy sartorialist

It's a snow day and I am not wearing this....wish I was!

photo from the sartorialist

Friday, December 24, 2010

merry happy

happy merry christmas

photo from hus o hem

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

brown paper packages tied up with string

1200 feet long and 24 inches wide


 3400 yards

enough wrapping paper for many Christmases.

I just love the simplicity.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

the beatles

Spotted this photo of The Beatles.  All of a sudden I am noticing is.  I love how all of their music is now available on itunes.  I just downloaded I Am the Walrus....coo coo ka choo.

photo thanks to j and r.

Monday, December 20, 2010

over the taupe

Had a much deserved pedicure on Saturday.  I needed a change so I chose this OPI lacquer called Over the Taupe.  I typically love Vanity Fairest by Esse, a sheer natural pinky color.  Change is good...Over the Taupe is my new fave.  Find it here.

Friday, December 17, 2010

holiday cookie workshops 2010!

This week I have been up to my elbows in cookies and all that goes on top.
Here are a few shots of kids in action at JAM this week.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

december, be kind

December, be kind.

found on wit + design via a cup of jo

photo found on kitka

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

me and santa

Me and Santa a long time ago.  

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


This is a needlepoint piece by Mary's Granddaughter on Etsy.  It's called SISTERS.  So sweet.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

details by lili diallo

I just looked at the first 10 pages of this hot off the press decorating book called DETAILS by LILI DIALLO.  It's a good one.  Find it here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

zoe de las cases

These are so interesting...cardboard kids to decorate a wall or shelf.  Why didn't I think of that?  First spotted them on eat drink chic.   You can buy the kids at Zoe de las Cases le shop (I just like saying that).

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

free screensaver

How about the old school flip-style clock screensaver?  Want one?  Jump here to get yours free!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

thanksgiving parsley thief style

Hop on over to The Parsley Thief for some Thanksgiving side dish inspiration.  Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

simply scandinavian

Another something to cozy up to.  This is a house book with so much I love.  Lots of white walls and floors, distressed furnishings.  Lots of that natural and organic feel and look.  SIMPLY SCANDINAVIAN is available here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

new rue

Get yourself a nice hot cup of tea or a glass of wine.  Then cozy up to your computer and relish the new online issue of RUE.  It is stuffed with eye candy and inspiration.  Enjoy!

oh and I just love those blue oxford shoes!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

fireplace in the kitchen


Fireplace in the kitchen?   Yes please.

all photos via remodelista.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

the philharmonic gets dressed

A fab book for children I picked up at Everett's school book fair.  The book takes you to musicians homes in the city as they get ready for work.  The illustrations are whimsical.  Everett's new fave.  You can find The Philharmonic Gets Dressed here.

Monday, November 15, 2010

trader joe's israeali couscous

Yum.  Kids go crazy for it.  It's bigger than the regular whole wheat couscous.  You saute the pearls in olive oil until they brown just a smidge then add water, boil and simmer.  Great alternative to rice, pasta or regular couscous.  Gotta love that Trader Joe's.

Friday, November 12, 2010

400th entry giveaway!!!

Today I am celebrating my 400th blog entry with a giveaway!

You can win three signed 5" x 7" prints in plexiglass frames of nudes
my favorite artist and friend, Gretchen Kelly.
Leave a comment below and on Sunday I will pick a winner at random.



Thursday, November 11, 2010

black bath

How about this shiny black bathroom?  


photo from lonny

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

kenton sorenson leather goods

Love these leather bags made by Kenton Sorenson.  Top is a perfect sundries and or travel, cosmetics bag and the other an ipad sleeve...if I only had an ipad....
Both available here.