Saturday, April 28, 2012

nice 'n neutral

summer parties usually make me think of bright colors. in fact, i'm a big fan of them. but here's an alternative, a nice neutral. the muted palette is so calm, a nice cool down during the hot months ahead. of course i spotted a heart garland. i realize i'm slightly obsessed with garlands/bunting. this one you could use for any occasion, which i love as well. if you are throwing a party anytime soon, check out this bridal shower over at my cakies. simply gorgeous and simply simple. she can really do no wrong. this shop has sweet baby shower invitations, i featured the owl. (they're a little pricy considering i've never kept anyone's baby shower invite ever) but, i couldn't resist popping them on here for the sake of beauty. enjoy!

Friday, April 27, 2012

mother's day

i love these simple ideas for letting moms know they are appreciated. grab half a dozen magnets of her favorite photos. get her THE candle for the house. give a beautiful print of the flowers she loves, never to be thrown out. photo magnets, candle, print

Thursday, April 19, 2012

summer mummim'

these are a few of my picks for feeling pretty during my summer pregnancy. oddly enough, i'm looking more at new wardrobe pieces, post baby. this is our last child, so this is the last time my weight will fluctuate in this insane manner. that said, besides the pants, all of this will work post pregnancy.

fantastic that this polish has a name like stiletto red, love it. it will go beautifully with all of my mosquito bites. :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

something's hiding in there

this sweet music box would make a sensational wedding shower gift. these guys always have appealing little treasures.

take me back

today i'm craving a lost era. this is my grandmother in 1936, age 8. i wonder what the food tasted like. when you closed your eyes at night, what sounds did you hear. humans don't seemed to have changed much, but there sure was a lot less stuff. less chemicals, less things in your house, less instant gratification. don't get me wrong, i'm happy here with my boys in our air conditioned home, dreaming of traveling around the world with my brood. but, sometimes i can't help but be drawn to a time before the junk.
just a little rambling today. :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

winter water factory

this shop has such vibrant colors and patterns. you can find stuff for boys and girls, baby to big kid. not in my every day price range, but for a couple things worth a look!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


when i looked at my etsy watch list this morning i noticed a theme. i have never been a "gold" person, never. now, all i am attracted to is gold and pink! this wedding shoot by bowsandarrows is looking lovely.

Monday, April 9, 2012

half way there.

i thought i was going to have awesome photos of the "coming of the belly". as it turns out, this is my first shot. done, like last pregnancy, with the help of my computer. it's been hard for me to wrangle girlfriends or my husband to take good pictures. i'm hoping to get at least a couple good ones before this little one arrives. but, here is my 20 weeks shot!

Friday, April 6, 2012

make room for baby

the new baby will sleep in our room for quite a bit. late night feeding are way more appealing from the comfort of our bed. that said, the two little ones are indeed going to share a room. must get a few updates, a bit of sprucing up! these sweet crochet are on my list of maybe. i am attracted to the circular shape and the texture. etsy of course.

perfection at pencil box

here's how one soon to be mom of two does easter in ohio...flawlessly.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


i've been wanting to try french macaroons for two years now...and done. WOW, a sugar explosion! they look so delicate and light, i assumed they would be moderately sweet. they are like cotton candy for adults, of course i love them.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

some links to love!

these posts make me even more in love with love! the fantastic couple over on amandajane , decided to  feature other couples they admire. the posts are short and oh so sweet. they always make me wonder what three sentences my husband would use to describe me...
check out the blog and search "my better half" for all of the cute!

cool idea for a vintage book photo album! carlykmyta

i'm a little obsessed right now with family photos and these aren't helping! rockstardiaries AND pencilbaox

miss james gives me so much inspiration when it comes to feeding her toddler. i am always trying to keep notes to find new graham favorites! she does a recurring post named "bird food", love it. bleubird

check out nikole of herriott grace's space. under 400sqft and i'm loving every inch of it. the new issue of covet garden has it all! the article on nikole is great and she included a yummy donut recipe. i've always had a thing for her cloud cookie cutters and cake flags, but hearing about her work, long distance with her dad is heart warming.