Thursday, December 23, 2010
... a snap a day, through the season, of a festive corner of our home...
one of my MOST favorite
is that every year on christmas eve
while eating fondue by the fire
we open one gift.
that has to do with something we have done that year...
this was from the year i learned to surf.
(and no, i couldn't hang ten that first year. i still can't... someday?)
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
is there anything better than a white christmas?!
i really don't think so...
and here in new england, it looks like we will have just that!
the first true blanketing of the season is here
inspiring me to pull on the chunky knits
and cuddle up in bed
while visions of sugarplums
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
my mom always jokes that nellie has more friends than most humans.
it's true... she is one social dog!
she wanted to do something special for all her besties
so this weekend we baked up a batch of treats made from all her favorite things...
organic peanut butter, apples, carrots and cranberries are added to the mix
(nellie begs to lick the bowl, just like a kid!)
(nellie begs to lick the bowl, just like a kid!)
boxed and ready to be delivered!
make up a batch and let me know what your pooch thinks!
while in little compton for my birthday weekend
we stopped into peckham's during their annual holiday party
peckham's green house is always loaded with the most gorgeous plants and garden goods...
during the holiday season it is one of the most inspiring places
bursting with poinsettias
festive pots, tree ornaments and paperwhites
i love filling my home with greens and forced bulbs
especially in winter
when the view out your window seems bare, gray and frozen!
Friday, December 17, 2010
... a snap a day, throughout the season, of a festive corner of our home...
waiting for the mailman's daily visit
to bring a new batch of cards
from family and friends
during the holidays!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
i am getting so into holiday decorating this year...
SUCH a thrill with our own home to spice up!
i am going to try and post a little snapshot everyday
throughout the season
from a corner of our house...
this is my most favorite holiday decoration
a tiny little carved wood creche
every year when i unwrap it, childhood christmas memories flood right back
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
the beginning of this month
has been an amazing whirlwind
of birthday celebrations
gatherings with friends
my birthday seemed to go on and on this year...
my friends and family have made me feel incredibly loved
and i really don't think i have enjoyed turning another year older since i was twelve!
it all started in little compton...
my parents joined us for a few relaxing nights at my in-law's gorgeous home.
we got right into the spirit by creating swags and wreaths- this has become an annual tradition!
my mom-in-law had all the cuttings ready to go!
i had found a fun wall pocket at christmas tree shop
daddio creating a simple, stunning juniper wreath
my festive creation hangs next to our front door!
what a wonderful way to start the month and get in the holiday spirit...
Thursday, December 9, 2010
we've decided to do a good-old yankee swap this year for family gift giving
(each person brings a $50 gift)
which has been a fun shopping challenge
and should make for an even funnier christmas morning!
i put together this collection
of what i would have, could have gifted to my loved ones...
craft books for my sister
the better sweater for daddio
nellie will get her favorite toy
inspiration in a mug for a great friend
a kindle cover for reid
mom loves bling
cozy slipper socks for the kiddos
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
"For her birthday she wanted two things: a raspberry cake and a string of pearls."
"Her vision of heaven involved copious amounts of buttercream frosting."
"The other guests had long since left but there they were, slowly savoring another piece of cake until the last crumb was gone."
love love love!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
i cannot believe my 29th birthday is a little more than a week away...
i little scary to be entering my last year of my twenties, i have to say.
here is my list of wishes, needs and dreams.
many, not so glamourous, but as a new homeowner
with a to-do list a mile long
this is what is on my mind!
others are truly "in my dreams"
but that's allowed, right!?!
a pantry full of glass jars * a perfect collection of classics * nellie for my charm bracelet * stylish hoodie
Monday, November 22, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
i was thrilled to hear that
was chosen to portray daisy
in baz luhrmann's
without a doubt
my most favorite book
of my most favorite class
the memories are still
junior year of boarding school
ms. hannay's english
i would literally run down the walkways and into
the school building
in anticipation of our discussions
of the assigned reading...
what book made you fall deep in love with reading?
i am the first to admit
i've totally had a girl crush on gwyneth since the early days
and i know, at times she come across as a total snob in interviews
and some films have been less than stellar...
but last night
she nailed it.
and my heart sang a little.
did you watch?