Wednesday, August 25, 2010


i know i say it every august...
but this summer
really did go by
way. too. fast.

i love fall. i do.
i just need a few more days
with toes in the sand
eating popsicles for breakfast
reading mags by the pool
and dreaming
in technicolor.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

sad goodbye

today we drove tay back to the bronx.
summer is over.
she was sad.
we were sad.

even nellie knew...

we miss you already!

Friday, August 20, 2010

cheap chic

oh, how i love target.
(i know i've made that clear)
they've collaborated once again with john derian
and, along with their tucker and mulberry selections
are having a preview sale
on GILT today!
(find them in target stores starting september 5th)

melamine in all it's glory...

and tucker's signature tops and dresses!

beach nights

summer evenings
are best spent

... playing bocce with cousins

... hearing taps at sunset

... eating s'mores by the fire

Thursday, August 19, 2010

kiwi love


woot! woot!
on september's cover
of kiwi!

available for purchase HERE

kiwi is always chock-full of fabulous natural parenting tips... check it out!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

easy, breezy, beautiful

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loooo-ving these airy
this wedding season

Friday, August 13, 2010

the september issue

seriously the most anticipated issue of the year in the fashion magazine world
september's is always jam-packed with inspiration
though it's arrival in early august is always a bit depressing...
something about looking a tweed while drinking lemonade on the beach-
it's odd.

but the photos
and the fashion
ooooh, the fashion...
always lustworthy

and this year
was certianly NO disappointment
with my favorite leading ladies gracing the most coveted covers...


always perfection.
(CANNOT wait for eat, pray, love!)

(and her babe...oooh my! ESPECIALLY donning rikshaw!)

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jennifer, as barbara
jen's the switch looks to be hysterical
(can't really go wrong with the producers of juno and little miss sunshine...)

ahh, drew.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010


our next-door neighbors recently welcomed a little girl to their family...
the summer babe is named violet
and i thought it was the perfect excuse
to finally break into my purple stash
for a fun play quilt!


this top was another project i managed to squeak out of girl's weekend
inspired by one of the quilts in joelle's book
but completely improvised with no planning or measuring
and i was thrilled with the ease and speed of which it came together


i will definitely make similar quilts for baby gifts in the future!

Friday, August 6, 2010

summer's sweet

golly, do these fresh takes on summer's goodness just look divine or what?!?



yes, PLEASE!

his + hers

so, after our fun day sewing 864 squares for each quilt back together...
came the fun part...

evan's clean and modern top:

anya's eclectic chic:

here they are, all pieced, side by side

and a few details


at our next get together we will back, quilt and bind...
thinking blue + white seersucker backing for both!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

pixie perfection!


check out emma watson's new do!
what do you think?

love love love
i have always dreamt of chopping off my locks
but never had the guts.

she looks adorably fresh
for the start of her sophomore year at brown!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

opportunities for creative interpretation

i cannot believe i have yet to post about the amazing three days
my sister and i spent sewing (and eating) in little compton
a few weeks ago now....

we vowed to take a bit of time
each season
to throw ourselves into our piles of projects

and boy
oh boy
did we come with to-do lists
(and yes, of course they were a bit on the looong side)

yes, certainly ambitious, but we decided to each take one on
and figured we could cut everything in one afternoon
and piece each top over the next full day.

it started out well and good...
by monday evening we had well over 900 squares for each quilt cut

and then, i looked again at my (type-A, instruction reading, over analyzing) sister's diagram.
the quilt was not made up of 3" squares as she had instructed we should cut
but, rather, 3x5.5" RECTANGLES.

so, tuesday was spent sewing squares together and ironing seams flat.
to undo what we had just done.
8.5 hours EACH
sewing and ironing.

a little exercise she so cleverly named
"opportunities for creative interpretation"

i think she was slightly concerned
i might never forgive her
but really,
when your sewing machine is here:
can you really complain?!?

not so much.

diving practice

today was a day
for getting over the nerves

going under the rope
(into the deep end)

and learning to dive
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sweet success!

all pictures taken playing around with the ShakeIt Photo iphone app

Sunday, August 1, 2010

summer love

it's august.
i really cannot believe this much of summer has already slipped by...

catching up on my blogger roll and came to this video, posted on one of my fave photo blogs

ah, the simple things. the split-second moments.
all around us. all the time.

i really can't wait for the day that we have kids and can experience these things with them for the first time. summer just seems sweeter with kids in the mix, no?

right now,
i am grateful for a moment to put my feet up on the couch
and have perfect quiet
(except for nellie snoring, but that too is bliss)