Monday, June 27, 2011


"adventures are not all pony-rides in May-sunshine"

J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit

Thursday, June 23, 2011

malloy mail!

erin sent graham a vintage t-shirt, so cute! he loves it of course. :)

bag it up.

etsy is so awesome, right? here are some purse picks from the vast expanse of etsy.




Wednesday, June 22, 2011


this site is never ending pretty. this amazing cake is no exception. i love it!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

now THAT'S a bean bag

these are beautiful and in my estimation could well improve an existing cuddle puddle. i saw them here handmadecharlotte. check them out here zilalila. there's a wonderful story behind them and about all the materials and care that go into making each're sure to be smitten!

Monday, June 20, 2011

giveaway on DEAR BABY!

Dear Baby is giving away a Petunia Pickle Bottom's CAKE Society Satchel Diaper Bag! they retail at $325. and they are gorgeous, so this is a great opportunity. To find out more and enter go here dearbabyblog.
good luck!

let's make it a super cute monday

i know it's not the season for it now, but how neato are these! i saw them here spearmintkitchen. you can get them on amazon for about $20. they have an owl, fox or bear, too sweet!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

happy father's day

to all the fathers of yesterday and today, we appreciate your love and devotion. to the father's of tomorrow, be prepared to love big! i always remind myself we may be raising one.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


man, i'm a softy! i watched the wedding video of this couple on stylemepretty and it got me. i wish we had done a video. hopefully, we have many sweet moments left to capture. maybe even a party with a photobooth? well, we'll see. for sure one of these days i want professional pictures of the three of us. oh, i mean, four. sorry huckleberry!

bug off and kiss me

i'm curious about the scent, but what an amazing product promise! i saw this on a great local blog, tinydallas. a perfume that promises to smell delightful AND repel insects, just wonderful.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

waiting for the weekend

i have not been online too much this week. but, in the few moments, i've seen cute stuff.  honestly, i want new jeans right now more, but...hey, a girl can look. these TOMS are SO cute! i mean, just for summer, then it's time to start looking for some new boots. i'm going to try and think of a way one or two of these sweet pillows would look in our house. again, i'm thinking of other things. graham went to his new doctor for his 12 month exam. he made an A+. almost 23lbs. and over 31 inches, a big kiddo. this weekend is father's day and i hope we manage to swim, but relaxing is number one!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

year one

                                HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAHAM!!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

yes please and thank you

look, cute shoes!!! while i was wandering around on the free people website i saw these. they are actually on sale for about $70. unfortunately, i found two other pairs of boots i LOVE. they...are not on sale.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

palette pleasing

i had chosen a couple to colors to run with for graham's birthday party originally. without many resources, mainly money and the crafting skills, the look seemed dull. i remembered the wedding shoot on bowsandarrows and was instantly recharged. bright and fun sounded better suited for his first birthday. it's nothing really, just the basics, but i am as excited as it gets. i will no doubt flood flickr with pictures on monday morning! this has been such an incredible year. one of these days i will share some of what i've learned!


after two years of unsuccessful hair color, i find out what i want has a name, kidding me! argh, i wish i had discovered it earlier, but maybe there's hope yet. ombre!

heat relief posted this today. how amazing! this is a hotel in sicily and you can slide your way right into the mediterranean. niiiiiiiice.

Monday, June 6, 2011

let them eat...everything?

these are awesome! i found them a while back looking around for graham's birthday. edible decorations, i love it. they even do custom prints. here are the details for ticings. maybe next year!

next time around

we bought a very typical highchair for graham. the plush fabric covered kind that collapses. i have been unhappy with it since day one. a few times when sitting in the chair he reached for something behind him and got his arm stuck. it is incredibly hard to clean, a major inconvenience in a baby/toddler's world. i am not keeping this for our second child. boon makes a wonderful highchair, but there's no real point in spending that kind of money on one. the highchair for kiddo number two will be this one from ikea for $25.

Friday, June 3, 2011


i am in love with all three of these pretty dresses. well, love is a strong word, i am in like. the first one is steven alan and there's no way it's a priority at $360. BUT, the second dress, a lovely 40s-50s look from h&m is less than $40. the last last dress is from mod cloth and is $120. now i simply need to again fire myself from looking at clothes. gobs and gobs of super fantastic clothing is everywhere!!! i just get so excited, a few deeps breaths and i'm grounded again. but, i thought i'd share my good taste anyway, teehee.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

summer heat

it's going to be a brutal texas summer. when it's hot by 10 a.m. you're in trouble. i saw this outfit(cute hair too by the way) on it's adorable in every way and weather appropriate. now it would take an entire summer of sun bathing for me to get enough color on my legs to pull this off. maybe i should think of it as an assignment. i must add, under no circumstances would i want my husband to wear this guys duds.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

father's day approaching

what do dad's really want? how can you show them how appreciated they are or how much you love them? there are so many ways, it's hard to narrow them down. the best thing i've seen so far was on bleubird. last year she bought her baby's daddy a pool. she threw in some beer and music, called it a day. i'm in love with that idea. i think my husband would love to swim the day away. maybe we'll end up at the lake. we shall see!

dunno about all dads, but the one i love and live with would love some jcrew boots, a charcoal chimney, a new shirt(maybe from h&m) and perhaps a new bond book, to read by any old body of water.

hanging up

i was looking for some things for our walls. etsy, of course, has such cool stuff. i think the three arrows would look good in the dining room just mounted in a row on the wall. the anchor print would go nicely in the hallway.