July 31, 2009

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I cannot believe it's the last day of July already! Yikes.

Enjoy your weekend!
xo, Kristin



(Brand New Day by Photo Valle)

I really like Natalia's photography. It's carefree and magical.
Check out more here.

July 29, 2009

spotlight: jolie berry

Know what's super fun about having twins on the way?
Getting to ooh and aah over baby girl AND baby boy clothes!


(Sweet Baby Daisy Set and Sweet Baby Henry Set)

The cuteness factor on these sets is irresistible.

July 28, 2009

crafting: homemade muffins/gift boxes

Remember when I posted about this craft project here?

Well, look what I made last weekend!


The second of my four (!!!) baby showers was Saturday, and as a little thank you to my dear friends who hosted, I made some homemade blueberry and strawberry muffins and put them in these circle and square boxes decorated with fabric flowers.

I think they turned out quite lovely. ;)

July 27, 2009

design inspiration: rustic cottage kitchen

Check out this very cool, very rustic cottage kitchen.


(Torn from one of last summer's issues of House Beautiful)

A charming retreat with bluestone floors, cabinets made from old fencing, and fresh white walls. The vintage industrial pendant lights and old truck springs cum counter stools are a great (and unexpected) contrast to all the old wood.

This is definitely the sort of casual, livable weekend house that beckons you to put your feet up and relax. Aah...

July 24, 2009

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When it's summer, it just seems like every day should be Saturday.

Have a great weekend,
and see you next week!

xo, Kristin

(Pink Bike by The Bucks County Frame & Moulding Co.+)

Check out the rest of the amazing photography collection!

July 23, 2009

spotlight: little pink house

Here is a great gift idea!

Each handmade 10" hoop features a custom-made felt portrait of a home that the artist copies from a photograph you send in to her. She'll personalize it however you like -- and will add in any special details you want to see.


(Little City Hoop by Little Pink House)

July 22, 2009

spotlight: clementine handmade jewelry

These earrings are really quite lovely...


(Snow Blossom Earrings by Clementine)

There are so many lovely pieces to fill your jewelry boxes. Check them out here!

July 21, 2009

design inspiration: gray & white kitchen

Some people might look at this and say, 'gray and white? boring boring boring.'
But I look at it and say, 'ahhh... perfection.'

(Kitchen on Delikatissen)

I simply must someday live in a house that I can put beadboard in so that I too can have a lovely, understated kitchen like this.

I found my way over to Delikatissen from none other than Mary. What would I do without her?

July 20, 2009

spotlight: moozle home

Remember when I was swooning over this playroom here?
Well, look what I found!


(Tee Pee by Moozle Home)

This is just too cool for school.

July 17, 2009

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I hope you spy something so lovely this weekend that it stops you in your tracks.

Have a great one and see you next week!
xo, Kristin

(Shed by Simple Moth on Flickr)

July 16, 2009

on my bookshelf: beach cottages

How wonderful it would be to call a beach house home.

Since I'm not planning on moving to the coast any time soon and I definitely don't have any extra money lying around to buy a cottage, I'll just have to live vicariously through the pages of the wonderful book, "Beach Cottages" by Mary Emmerling.


(This isn't technically on my bookshelf yet, but I plan to add it soon!)

Order online here.

July 15, 2009

recycled glass tumblers

Check out these very cool glass tumblers made from recycled pop bottles.

With these, you can pat yourself on the back for being eco-conscious (they are recycled glass after all!) and you get a set of four super-cute, one-of-a-kind glasses!


(Set of 4 Clear Pop tumblers in assorted "flavors", $32)

July 14, 2009

design inspiration: laura resen interiors photography

I can't get enough of the beautiful interior shots by photographer Laura Resen.

Such wonderful eye candy in each and every one...

(This living room looks cool yet cozy, well designed yet lived in. I'm loving the stacks of books on the cabinet and the way the art is hung sort of randomly - though I'm sure lots of thought went into it. And of course, how can I resist white floors?)


(Hello lovely! The planked wood ceiling and old farmhouse style furniture beckons you sit down and stay a while. How wonderful is that ceiling pendant?)


(Dreamy and breezy, this bedroom sitting area epitomizes casual comfort. That slipcovered wing chair looks so cozy to curl up in with a good book, and the big leafy print on the ottomans is fantastic-ly unexpected.)


(Ok, this might seem a little odd to some to highlight as an interiors shot since a) it's outside and b) there's really not much interior to be seen at all, but what I'm really liking and totally inspired to copy is the use of butterfly chairs on the porch. They're lightweight, comfy and stow away in a pinch. Why didn't I think of this for our deck furniture?)

I have no idea who styled these shots or designed these rooms, but he/she/they certainly deserve a big pat on the back.

Once again, via Mary Ruffle. She really finds the most amazing inspiration, no?

July 13, 2009

spotlight: trace my face

How stunning is this?

To me, it is perfect.


(First Bloom of Spring Necklace by Trace My Face)

See more goodies at her Etsy shop here.

July 10, 2009

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I couldn't have said it better myself...

Have a great weekend, All!
And see you next week.
xo, Kristin

(Daydream by Susannah Tucker)

And seriously, check out the rest of Susannah's shop... her photography is amazing!

July 9, 2009

design inspiration: dreamy bedroom

What an idyllic escape...

I can picture a whole scene where this room would fit perfectly...
The master suite of a lakeside cottage. Imagine rolling out of bed in the early morning, walking over to the beautiful window and peering out to see the sun rising over a calm lake. Knowing that you don't have a care in the world today... only to relax and take in the beauty of nature.

(Tudor Style Country Bedroom at Canadian House & Home)

July 8, 2009

design inspiration: swedish simplicity

I've been oohing and aahing over this lovely Swedish country room.

Less certainly is more here with the mix of a naturally bleached wood floor and understated yet elegant furniture. The white painted paneled walls are a great backdrop to a simple plate collection.

Lovely!



(Room Inspiration at Marie Claire Maison)

July 7, 2009

anthro wish list

There's still more to love at Anthropologie.

I've drooled all over the July catalog...

(Sunlit Angles Sheath)


(Lilac Ombre Heels)

(Inverness Trench and Crewelwork Bag)

July 6, 2009

July 2, 2009

tgif + happy fourth of july!

Yay! A long weekend! Fireworks! BBQ's! Ice cream treats!

I'm signing off a little early this week, so...
Have a good weekend, and see you next week!
xo, Kristin


(As We Do giclee print by Leah Giberson)


Leah's super cool shop is here.

July 1, 2009

spotlight: berta's photography

wow. i'm swooning over here.
check out her photography.

(Fragile)

(One for Eve & One for SnowWhite)

(A New Beginning)

(Dreamplace)

Via Mary Ruffle. thank you thank you thank you, mary!