Monday, November 29, 2010

coming soon...something for everyone

the thoughts of christmas, december in general, is making a buzzing sound in my head. i am so excited i can't stand it! i've always loved christmas, but with graham in the family it's ridiculous. i wish i had money, but i don't. the gifts i choose to feature on the blog will undoubtedly be less expensive then other blogs. that's just not my reality. i'm not complaining, don't get me wrong, i'm simply realistic. for example, i saw a beautiful diaper bag on a blog and wanted so badly. i looked up the bag and discovered it retailed at $350. i mean, is that really necessary? i'm not bashing anyone who spends there money like that, it's just not in my makeup. i love "stuff" but i'm reined in by my practical nature. (again, the bag is gorgeous)

whew, it's late for me and i am starting to lose focus. i am going to try and find the cutest christmas gift ideas for kiddos, the ladies and the gents and toss them on the blog. men are the hardest for me.

to william and graham: i will try my hardest to get you two things that will bare minimum, make you smile.




Sunday, November 28, 2010

graham's gift ideas/ guest post

graham has been working on his amazon wish list. now that you can add things from any retailer, he's gone bananas. the other night he noticed me looking at etsy, instantly hooked. these are the things he thinks would make great gifts (to him it looks like).

a gentleman's cap, well, the paper boy's

message in a jacket, simply snappy

boo boo pack, cold/hot

he's already got great taste. :) i love christmas so so much and my only wish is for all of us to be together. well, i admit, a pretty tree and tasty treats might want to join the party too!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

portraits revisted

seems like with the introduction of the digital camera we have got more pictures than we know what to do with. i can lip through maybe 50 photographs from high school and the last 10 years of my life has produced thousands. therefore, the need for individual or family portraits has disappeared. so why not have fun with yourself and your family. ("family", loved ones) take your favorite pic of yourself, you and your cat/dog, you and your anyone and have a brilliant artist have their way with it. these are my favorites!!!



Tuesday, November 23, 2010


i've been looking at the the bloggers and their picks for holiday gifts. what pretty things out there. here are a few i've seen so far that have stood out or not been discovered! i love christmas so much! i think i'll spend the next few weeks just posting about decorations, food and gift ideas, yup, i do what what i want...

looks like this batch can all be found on etsy.

there are always rad things at decoylab, these are two of them.

a simple little teapot, another etsy find. hindsvik

pretty snazzy tea towels. or you can snag the poster, several colors. sweetfineday

Sunday, November 21, 2010


November 22, 1984, my husband was born. From that day on the events in his life would lead him to me. He's the definition of a man and is already guiding are son to possess these qualities. Will is strong, proud, kind, genuine and to be loved by him is indescribable.

Friday, November 19, 2010

We have internet!!!

I am so pleased to announce we are connected once more. It's a busy weekend, but I'll be posting again so soon!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

thanks Little Bean

we had such a great time at the book signing up at little bean on friday evening. we did not leave with our tummies or hands empty! graham got a bag of the cutest boy clothes, mommy and daddy treated themselves to wine and cupcakes. the shop is lovely.