August 28, 2009


To think that three years ago we were sitting here at this little Florence cafe sending postcards to family and friends over {many} glasses of wine...

Have a good weekend
and see you next week!

xo, Kristin

August 27, 2009

i want it now: peanut erasers

Love these...

(Peanut Erasers, $5.50/pack of 5)

Check out more super cool gadgets, gizmos and gotta-haves from Black Ink.
Lucky for us who are not in the Boston area, they do have an online shop!

August 26, 2009

design inspiration: powder room

I love all the pretty details in this powder room...

(via Home Sweet Home)

The bright yellow carved mirror, the button & bead knobs and the pom-pom fringed towel make the small space special.

August 25, 2009

happy anniversary, honey!

Three years simply flew by.

And I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend it than with you by my side.

(Here we are on our honeymoon outside of the Uffizi Palace in Florence.)

August 24, 2009

you are going to love this

Some people are just so darn clever...

I could watch it over and over!

Thanks, Megan!

(via Thoughtful Day)

August 21, 2009


Another weekend is upon us! Hooray!
Are you up to anything fun and exciting?

Have a good one, and see you next week.
xo, Kristin

(Watering Cans by Bucks County Frames)

I just like this picture. It made me smile.

August 20, 2009

spotlight: lilla lotta

I can't believe the kiddos are heading back to school (at least around these parts).

Look how cute it would be to pack their lunches in these delightful (reusable) fabric bags!

(Yum Bag in Pink * Yum Bag in Blue)

Lilla Lotta has the best Etsy shop... full of great handmade goodies. Take a peek!

August 19, 2009

design inspiraton: doily love

Some eye candy for your Thursday.

I love the soft, heirloom quality of this bedspread bedecked with doilies at the foot.

(via Dear World, You're Pretty!)

August 18, 2009

spotlight: nifty kidstuff

A cute fabric baggie full of five wee animal finger puppets = hours of fun!

I love the monkey...

(Happy Fun Finger Puppets)

Be sure to check our her shop for more handmade fabric goodies!

August 17, 2009

favorite things from a to z

(warning: lots of words, no pictures)

Just a few things that make me happy...

Anthropologie, "Annie", homemade apple crisp, AG Jeans (definitely my favorite fit; I can't wait to wear jeans again!)

vintage buttons, bubbles, ooey-gooey brownies, brunch with friends, blogs (from where else would I get all this inspiration?), Bleeding Heart Bakery blueberry scones

cardigans, christmas carols, C.O. Bigelow mentha lip gloss, crooner music, vintage cake stands, cupcakes, chocolate mousse, cookbooks, chesterfield sofas, cheese popcorn, camp fires, the board-game Clue

date nights with wade, dove chocolate, dark wood floors, dairy queen, diet coke from out of the fountain


farmer's markets, fortune cookies, flip flops, fonts, fireflies, flea markets

glazed linen, grilled cheese sandwiches, gummy bears, giggling babies, ghost stories

our honeymoon in Italy, hammocks, Hariboo raspberries, historical fictions, havarti cheese with dill

ice cream, Italian food, interior design books

Judy Blume's "Just As Long As We're Together," Jack-o-Lanterns, costume jewelry, J. Crew

kookaburra licorice

letterpress, lilacs, lulu, lazy weekends, libraries, "Love Actually," La Cucina handsoap, lilies of the valley

antique milk glass, milkshakes, monograms, my Michelle watch, memoirs, Michael by Michael Kors perfume

naps, Nestle Flips (chocolate covered pretzels)

otters, christmas ornaments, Oberweis dark chocolate ice cream

peonies, peanut butter m&m's, polaroid pictures, petit fours, photobooths, pop-up books, parmesan cheese, Painted Lady boutique in Chicago

handmade quilts

ruffles, homemade rice pudding, Real Simple magazine, running

free samples at Trader Joe's, stationary, stripes, s'mores, sundresses, sparklers, sharpies, strawberries, scarves, Sweet Mandy B's (the best cupcakes in Chicago!), spooky movies, "Sixteen Candles"

turtlenecks, Turtle Sundaes from Scooter's

ultrasound pictures of our babies!, Up in the Air Somewhere handmade pottery

homemade valentines, violets, Vinho Verde from Trader Joe's, vanilla steamers

Wellies, "When Harry Met Sally," white interiors, words to live by

"Young Frankenstein," yoga, "You've Got Mail"

(sorry, I can't think of any x's.... or z's.)

How about you? What are some of your favorites?

August 14, 2009


Thanks for visiting and leaving your sweet comments. It means so much.

Have a lovely weekend and see you next week!
xo, Kristin

(Restaurant Kasbah by Opart)

Just a pretty pink picture to sweeten your day!

August 13, 2009

belly shot: 32 weeks

I haven't done any belly shots to date, and I figured I'd better at least show you one. Here I am at 32 weeks with twins.

Only 6 weeks to go!*

*Our doctor told us that they'll let us go as long as 38 weeks... god willing, we get that far!

August 12, 2009

design inspiration: black and white

I'm not usually a fan of black and white interiors. I think it's because a lot of the time they're done in a very glitzy, glammed up way, which definitely isn't my style.

But this room.
Oh boy, I sure do like this.

(Via Look Mom)

This is neither glitzy nor glam.
To me, it is perfect.

August 10, 2009

house love

What a dreamy old house...
I can just imagine what it looks like on the inside.

I love love love that Isabelle at Dos Family calls it Villa Villekulla...
because it totally made me think of Pippi, too!

August 7, 2009


Have a wonderful weekend, All!

I'll be running to the theater to see "Julia & Julia."
What are your plans?

See you next week!
xo, Kristin

(LOVE this... The Rush by Courtney Hood)

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

I can't believe John Hughes passed away yesterday.

I don't know about you, but as a child growing up in the 80's, his movies gave me countless hours of entertainment. (They still do!) And they just made me look forward to being a teenager.

Thanks, John, for the great movies.

And for Jake Ryan.

August 6, 2009

design inspiration: danish style

What a great room.
I LOVE that patchwork ottoman...

(From Emma's Design Blog)

August 5, 2009

spotlight: addison ava knot dress

This little knot dress is cute as can be!
I {heart} the coordinating Amy Butler fabrics...

(Nola Knot Dress by Addison Ava, $32)

Available at Paper 'N Stitch and Etsy.

August 4, 2009

spotlight: pillow love by oromono

These pillows by Oromono are fantastic.
Love the ruffly details...

Rouch Pillow in Charcoal; Bottom: Frill Pillow in Elephant)

Available at Burke Decor.

August 3, 2009

monday mornings

Oh boy, am I getting off to a slow start today.

It all started with the perfect morning, actually. The kind where the cool breeze was blowing in just the right way so that we had to pull the blankets up under our chins. I just laid in my cozy bed listening to the birds outside and cuddling with Lulu and Wade. Our bed was so warm and cozy and peaceful... no one wanted to get up!

And now I'm just moving in slo-mo. I wish I could crawl back in bed!

(The Window II by Jersey Maids)