November 29, 2011

oh christmas tree

It was raining this weekend so I wasn't able to go out and get my Christmas tree, and though I know that I only have to wait a few more days for next weekend, I'm still a little bummed because I always decorate my tree on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

To get me through the rest of the week I'll just keep looking at lovely yuletide photos like this to inspire new decorating ideas.

(Image via here.)

November 16, 2011

10 things: getting to know reverie daydream

I am just tickled pink to be sharing a special "10 Things" with you today featuring the adorable Melissa of Reverie Daydream. Melissa's words and photos are chock-full of insight, inspiration and charm, and though I've never met her, I imagine that Mel is one of those people who lights up a room when she walks in. The kind of person who you want to be seated beside at a dinner party. Her's is a favorite of mine, and I hope you enjoy reading her "10 Things" as much as I did.

Away we go!

When I need to unwind: I grab a book or a glass of champagne.

I hate to admit it: but I have a huge weakness for gummi bears. In fact, I will not even let one come near my lips for fear of eating the entire box.

My celebrity crush: is Johnny Depp. Since a teenager when posters of his 21-Jumpstreet Face covered my walls.

I’m my most creative: when I first wake up. My mind is filled with ideas and inspiration, and I instantly have to jot down all that is racing through my thoughts.

My quirkiest habit: is ‘organizing’ everything into piles. If it is an object, there is a pile for it.

A friend will always: be there for you through good and bad.

It’s worth the splurge: good cheese.

The best thing I ever ate: is a bowl of morel mushroom risotto in Paris.

I could spend the whole day: wandering anywhere and everywhere.

If I didn’t have to work: I’d globe trot.

Mel - thank you so much for taking the time to play. I loved reading every answer and filling my little page with such lovely images you found for me. And well, who doesn't want to take a minute or two to ogle the fabulous Mr. Depp? It means the world!

xo, Kristin

(Images from top: gummy bear, bed, books, girlfriends, cheese, Paris, skirt, globe)

Be sure to check out Mel's shop... so many wonderful goodies to look at!

November 11, 2011

weekend fun

A perfect weekend outfit for when the weather's gray and blustery...

Have any fun plans up your sleeves? I'm meeting some girlfriends for lunch tomorrow *hooray!* and am going to try to get to a yoga class on Sunday. Mostly, I'm just looking forward to a few quiet, unscheduled days.

Whatever your plans, have a great one!
xo, Kristin

(Via Totokaelo Look Book.)

November 10, 2011

spotlight: linda donohue fine art

We had a pretty rough night last night with lots of sick and little sleep. My foggy head is having a very hard time concentrating on much of anything today.

I'd much rather just stare at Linda Donohue's beautiful paintings and imagine them in my 'some-day' house...

Available on Etsy.

(1. 2.)

November 8, 2011

i want it now: slingbacks

The other day I got sucked into watching a tv wedding*, and despite the requisite dysfunction that makes reality tv so fascinating, it totally got me in the mood to go to a wedding. To get dolled up for a night of cocktails and dancing.

Then I saw these gorgeous heels...

And now I REALLY want to go. Wouldn't they look perfect with an LBD?

(Antique Gold Slingbacks from Anthropologie.)

*Don't you agree that there should be a study done on the power of reality TV to seduce you into watching? I have zero care in the world about these people, and yet there I was watching every minute of it, transfixed.

November 7, 2011


A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Or in other words, what I'm currently loving.

Delicate, handmade earrings...

A flirty fall cape...

Pumpkin EVERYTHING. (even hot chocolate)...

Gorgeous calligraphy...

And an uber-cool black-and-white tot's room...

Have a happy Monday, Friends.
xo, Kristin

November 3, 2011

10 things: getting to know

It has been AGES since we've had a "10 Things" post, and so I am so excited to kick off another round of my little question and answer game with Annie of Elsa May. Can I just tell you how much I lurve Annie's blog? Top to bottom eye candy in every post.

Onward to Annie's 10 Things...

The last thing I do before bed is: check on my sleeping boys and kiss them goodnight.

If I didn't have to work, you'd find me: gardening or horse riding.

The last time I cried was: when I was thrown a good four metres off my horse - ouch!

My signature dish is: probably apple and berry crumble.

When I need to blow off steam I: head out for a brisk walk somewhere green.

The best place to be in the fall is: walking in the woods, or out in the paddocks on my parents farm. And the best time is late afternoon when the light and temperature are falling, and you can smell the woodsmoke from the chimney as you walk home.

I could spend the whole day: gardening or horse riding. A truly indulgent day would be spent curled up with a book - no interruptions, and no have-to-be-somewheres.

The book I can read again and again is: hmm...this changes from time to time, but Jane Eyre is a good "comfort" go to.

The farthest I've been from home is: technically (as in the most miles) it would have to be Edinburgh, Scotland.

The best thing about my family is: that they are always there for me, no matter what. And that I can talk to my parents about absolutely anything.

The words I live by are: treat others how you'd like to be treated. Oh, and try to remember to be kind to yourself (easier said than done).

You'll always find in my pantry: dark, dark chocolate.

Annie - thank you SO much for taking the time to do this. Means a ton. Your photos and thoughts have inspired me to get outside and breath in some fresh air!

xo, Kristin

(Images from top: Annie's "wonderful-mad-crazy boys"; garden; crisp; horse; walk; chocolate)

November 2, 2011


I had a few ideas swirling for what I might write about today, but then I started reading this blog, and now my heart just hurts. Everything else just seems too fluffy now.

What I really want to do is shut off my computer, go pick up my bunnies from daycare, take them home and hug and kiss and hold them tight. And I want my husband there with us. He's been working late the last few nights, you see, and I miss him.

Life is so, so precious.
I hate that it takes tragic stories like Anna's to remind me of that.

Pinky-swear that you'll go home tonight and tell those special people in your life how much you love them, K?

xo, Kristin

(Image via here.)