Thursday, December 23, 2010

merry, merry!


i hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your families and friends...
be back next week with loads to share.

home for the holidays

... a snap a day, through the season, of a festive corner of our home...

one of my MOST favorite
family traditions
is that every year on christmas eve
while eating fondue by the fire
we open one gift.
an ornament
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

home for the holidays

... a snap a day, throughout the season, of a festive corner of our home...


(i know, i owe a couple pictures... more to come today!)

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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
dance in my head!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

home for the holidays

... a snap a day, through the season, of a festive corner of our home...


words for the week


Monday, December 20, 2010

nellie's favorite treats


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!)

they smell good
so best to cut with a bone cookie cutter just for clarification!

here is our recipe:

i picked up these martha stewart gift boxes on sale at jo-ann's
and they are the perfect size for a dozen or so treats
martha makes it so easy- labels, ribbon and parchment squares included!

boxed and ready to be delivered!

make up a batch and let me know what your pooch thinks!

holiday greens

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
house-made wreaths
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

home for the holidays

... 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
is truly one of my very favorite things
during the holidays!

friday faves

featured today

thanks for having me, molly + danyelle!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

home for the holidays

... a snap a day, through the season, of a festive corner of our home...


(yes, the reindeer's antler was mauled by the cat)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

eye candy

just a little something to get you through the week...


yes, i will be seeing blue valentine. you?

home for the holidays

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

girl crush: reese


love. love. love. her
(though, personally, i would have stuck with jake)

and her personal style is SO good-
the chambray, rolled boyfriend jeans, aviators, hats
cowboy boots with skirts, accessories that pop...

nails it every.time.

Monday, December 13, 2010

words for the week

from my fortune cookie....


early december

the beginning of this month
has been an amazing whirlwind
of birthday celebrations
holiday preparations
gatherings with friends
and travel...
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

quick gift guide

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!

but when putting together my guide for rikshaw
i put together this collection
of what i would have, could have gifted to my loved ones...


craft books for my sister
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

words for the week


determined to make this last year of my twenties count.

via here + here

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

trash tv

ooooh! baby......

bring. it. on.

(yes, i watch the bachelor. and i'm proud.)

Friday, December 3, 2010

oh! happy day!


our wedding photos are being featured on the vera wang blog today!
what a fun birthday surprise...

thanks amanda! xoxo



"For her birthday she wanted two things: a raspberry cake and a string of pearls."

ooooh, golly!

paul ferney's let them eat cake paintings

are now available as prints!

"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

words for the week

starting a new series today...
a weekly quote.

so, in honor of my last weekend of waitressing for the season:


i am excited to dig into my "quote book" started in high school
and rediscover some old faves!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

rikshaw's gift guide


catherine from rikshaw design
invited me back this year for her annual gift-guide round up...

for sprucing up our home for the holidays!

giving thanks

what a wonderful, joyful weekend
stuffed full of
beach walks

so VERY much to be thankful for
thanks to YOU
i do so love sharing in this space.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

29 wishes

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!?!
canon 5d * my signature nude: sandy beach * kate's favorites * a couch!
organic king size mattress * gold toms * polka dot love * letterpress for 2011
a pantry full of glass jars * a perfect collection of classics * nellie for my charm bracelet * stylish hoodie
running shorts * livingroom rug * glam china * i'm over my ever-cracked screen
wallpaper for our entryway (3 rolls) * two sconces * yoga tank * first home charm
roller shades for the kitchen * easy eco ambiance * garbage disposal, installed

Monday, November 22, 2010

what a tangled web we weave


OH, my...
reid and i thoroughly enjoyed this.

i so often crave the simplicity of a life
before the world wide web and social networking sites...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

beautiful little fool

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
SO rich-
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?

girl crush: gwyneth

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
on glee...
she nailed it.
and my heart sang a little.

did you watch?