March 27, 2011

Pretty Vintage Pieces...

Here's what I like about vintage pieces - they tend to be high quality and well made, and for little girls, come in colors other than pink!!

 Sometimes a bit of pink is OK, especially when paired with spring green leggings!

Speaking of green, this lovely mint green cardigan adds both warmth and color.

Lovely shades of purple and blue in a pretty-but-not-precious smocked dress.

 Oh this little puffer vest is just divine - I especially love the pockets!!

 This sweater vest is great for both boys and girls - such a neat mix of colors :)

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March 23, 2011

(Happily) seeing red

Red has always been my very favorite color - there is even a picture of me as a toddler dressed head-to-toe in red with a red balloon - I admit, it's pretty cute (and probably why I was so very happy when E got her own pair of little red shoes!)  Here are a few other bits of red that also make me smile!!

Red pomegranate seeds (Pomegranate Jewel) / red /  white / - IMG_8752 

Tomatoes..for sale... 


bright red 

Seams of White Among Red 



O o o o O 

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March 20, 2011

First day of spring - DIY Roundup!!

Spring is officially here - hooray!  I have already spent a few days with the heat off and our windows open.  Since spring is here, I thought I'd share some fun spring-y projects that I'd like to take on...maybe even before summer (ha!)

 These lace earrings are beautiful and deceptively easy to make!  Oh how I wish I could wear big earrings (not with a toddler!!)

 This ruffle number can be worn as a dress, short skirt, or maxi - AND you can make it yourself with just one piece of fabric and some elastic!!

 I made so many friendship bracelets when I was younger, but never thought of making them as necklaces.  This is such a fun idea, and I think it can even be carried off at an adult age (right?!)

 OK, so this isn't a tutorial, but a really sweet idea!  I have so many buttons and didn't know what to do with them until now!!

 Again, not really a tutorial, but a fabulous idea.  The best part?  If you don't like stitching, just head over to Letter Perfect Designs and get any one you'd like :)

 Oh Martha, what great ideas you come up with!!  It's a baking tray, it's a serving tray...and it's chevron striped to boot!

 I'm always looking for ways to spruce up our deck without spending any money - I love the look of these yarn wrapped votives and may have to make a few!!

P.S.  Creative minds come together over at Pinterest, where I initially came across these fun DIYs!!
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March 14, 2011

How to be sick in style!

According to my latest research, it is still cold season!  Being sick is the pits - you feel bad, you look bad...or do you?  Here are a few steps that will help you feel less crummy and pretty things to help you out, too!  (note: many of these things can be used when not sick as well, which is what I suggest because, well, as I said before, being sick is the pits!!)

 Step 1: Grab a fun, big mug.  Fill with a bit of lemon juice, honey and hot water - yum!

Step 2: Make sure your tissues are close by (bonus if the box makes you smile!)

Step 3: Cozy into a warm blanket.  I love Pendletons - a wonderful combination of weight, warmth and style!!

 Step 4: Don't forget your toes - slippers are a must (fun colored moccasin optional!)

Step 5: Curl up with a good book or three!  I am a more recent convert to Agatha Christie - some books take a little bit to get into, but it's worth the wait!!
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March 10, 2011


It happened yesterday while on a run, I looked down and saw them pushing up...crocuses!  A sure sign of spring, I started looking a bit closer - new branches coming out, buds appearing and temperatures in the 40s - there is light at the end of the tunnel!  These fun realizations (that spring really is right around the corner) inspired me to put together this fun spring outfit inspired by the amazing Orla Kiely transistor radio - SO FUN!!!  I don't actually wear heels, except on special occasions, they do not lend themselves to toddler chasing very well, so I'd probably pair this outfit with gold(ish) flats instead.  Yes, yes, flats, music, layers, I'm ready for spring!  What will you be wearing?

(love the look? get the details here)
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