Tuesday, November 30, 2010

day by day

when your best friend is not feeling well; YOU'RE not feeling well. Our poor pup has went through an upset stomach a week ago and is on the other side of a miserable vestibular syndrome (think of your dog having vertigo). Hoping for smooth sailing for the holidays.
*image here

Monday, November 29, 2010

it's all in the mix

Love this look of mixing the delicate lace with the knit fur vest. Don't know if it's faux or not...and what are your feelings on faux vs. real vs. vintage fur?

*image here

Sunday, November 28, 2010

first snow

Last night we received our first dusting of snow and ice and these pictures seemed perfect to go along with the cold and sparkle on the ground. Has it snowed where you are?
*images via here, here

Saturday, November 27, 2010

fine doodles

As a "once upon a time in another lifetime" art teacher I have a soft spot for children's art. The honesty, the joy, the "I am what I am" about it all --BUT-- what if you took one of your kid's masterpieces and *ahem* made it better?
What if you added a little color here or some background there--you'd hold on to that sucker for a lifetime instead of two weeks on your refrigerator. And that's just what Summer Hopkins Myers at A Fine Doodle does for you and your wee little artist.
A Fine Doodle is an acrylic painting based on your child's original drawing. Send her your child's artwork and she will reproduce it in vibrant, hand-painted acrylic. The child's drawing will be returned with the finished product and you've got yourself a one of a kind piece of art or gift for the artist or their adoring entourage of relatives.
Interested? Better act quick for the holidays and find out more here.

Friday, November 26, 2010

games people play

Holidays mean family and family get togethers mean family game night! What are your favorite games to play that are fun for a crowd?
*image from here

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

enjoy each other

Have a wonderful holiday weekend with family, friends, relaxing, shopping and enjoying
the blessings of life.
*image from here

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

time for thanks

My school district gives teachers the day off on Wednesday so we are thankful for an extra day to shop and prepare the feast ahead. Here's to a safe, joyful start to the holiday season. Are you traveling? And more importantly; are you setting your alarm clocks for Friday morning?! This girl will be snoozing, but best of luck to you and any deals you may grab.

*image here

Monday, November 22, 2010

the dog days of Thanksgiving

"Do you have the grocery list? You don't want to forget the list!"

"Of course I have the list! Have I ever forgotten anything for our Thanksgiving dinner?"

"well...there was the pumpkin pie that one year..."

* no drama but all fun and adorable dog found here.

skinny jeans

love this look. everything. about. it. The scarf, the jeans, the glasses. I have skinny jeans on this morning. I'm wearing spanx with my skinny jeans. I have a feeling she's not.

*image from here

have you seen it?

rue magazine, issue #2 is out! It's HUGE so enjoy every last page--if only it were in paper and I could devour it in front of the fireplace this weekend. I suppose I could bring my laptop out to the sofa and curl up ...but it wouldn't be the same.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


We are BEYOND excited for the new look! Can you stand it?!
Applause and a very big THANK YOU go to Shari at little blue deer--who is SO very creative to work with and has such patience with her clients. If you're looking for a remodeling of your blog, a nip tuck, or a breath of fresh air--check little blue deer out and start the process. Who doesn't like to look their best?!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

here and there

We're sliding into that time of year when we wish there were more than one of us. Holiday get-togethers, real life, parties, shopping and so much more...try not to pack your schedules too tight and enjoy each moment if you can. I think I'll be up in the attic and down with the decorations this weekend...how about you? Happy, Happy!
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

in the mood

Going anywhere for Thanksgiving? What's your favorite part of the meal? Mine would have to be the stuffing and sweet potatoes (um..hello no protein diet..probably not good). Don't you think this Thanksgiving just jumped on us? Ca-ca-crazy.


Please. Come join me and love on Gwyneth. This was such a refreshing episode and I've been humming the tune for days now.
ps. the skirt..fabulous!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Anne Hathaway in Valentino...love. Her new movie looks good too--planning on seeing it?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

old school

I'm guilty to having it quick and easy as much as the next person (think microwave popcorn) but this weekend we went old school. Popcorn kernels,pan, and pop it yourself. WOW. The Black Jewell popcorn has far fewer hulls than other popcorn out there and is more easily digestable and tastes great. This popcorn + your latest Netflix movie= a great night!

Monday, November 15, 2010


After two years of wearing my little plastic Invisalign retainers 20+ hours a day...I am officially done (during the day...nighttime is still a must to keep everything in place). Truth be told it was one of the easiest cosmetic procedures I've ever done and my teeth are as close to *perfect* as they can get. Smile!

sing along

Apple is expected to announce that it has finally struck a deal with the Beatles, the best-selling music group of all time, and the band’s record company, EMI, to sell the band’s music on iTunes. Do you have a favorite? Who can decide?!

monday, monday

let's be silly this week, shall we?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

grow old gracefully?

On the flip side of Rachel Zoe--isn't it refreshing to see a woman age gracefully like Diane Keaton? She's got style, grace, intelligence, and her face makes her all that more interesting at 64 years of age.
*image from here

photoshop or facelift?

seriously. did she or didn't she? Rachel Zoe looks SO much better without the bags and lines on her face and to be honest if I were in her position of being in the public eye...it would have happened LONG before the TV show aired. Would you ever consider cosmetic surgery?
*thanks to moonjenny for sharing

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

peep show

you know you want to. Looking into another woman's closet is eye opening and almost feels a bit *naughty* if you weren't invited in. Lucky for us, the door's wide open to take a peek into the lives (and closets) of some lovely ladies at Jeana Sohn's blog.
*top image here, bottom domino?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

video 101

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

This weekend was spent learning how to put photos into a slideshow along with music and snippets of video. Research is a bear when you're going through it but a good end result always makes you feel like you learned something to pass on.
I used Animoto which is super easy and allowed video along with pics and they basically create something for you to enjoy. Another good one for pics and music (no video) but it creates a larger screen to watch is photopeach.com
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010


um...of course! It's called "timing"...the perfect time to wear it, show it, and not cause too much of a discussion...just a compliment or two. Try buying a pair of vintage french leather chairs and keeping them in back of the car for a day or two...he ended up loving them...but; it's called "timing".

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

diet food

seriously. who does this?! who can make such tiny little food that looks like big real food?! Jessica Hlavac, that's who.These and more photos at "i'm so tiny" etsy shop.