Tuesday, September 28, 2010

back to class

my kid's sewing class started up again last week...
i wanted a project that would ease them back
something relatively simple
but where they could also learn a new skill.

my sister made her daughter a smocked dress
it was adorable.
we roughly followed the same.
and they came together very easily...
the girls are thrilled
and thought the elastic thread smocking was way-cool.

here is my niece in her top made by mama

up next... halloween costumes!

Friday, September 24, 2010

fall feast

there is something about the crisp evening air
that has me craving roast chicken...
taking the fall feast from farmers market to table
are per.fec.tion...



my favorite roast chicken?
hands down.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

halloween ahead, part II

the blog world is bursting with halloween cheer...





reid and i are lucky enough
to be able to spend our summers (working) on cape cod
we pack in tons of family time
and nellie loves her low-tide beach runs.

when summer came this year
it was slightly bittersweet
because we had just settled
into our first home.

we found the world's best renters
packed up
and headed to the beach.

but now
we're back in the school-year-swing

and it feels sweeter than ever
to be back in little rhody.

we arrived back
(a week or so now)
to this message
from our super sweet neighbors:

a few more shots i snapped
while drinking my morning cup of tea...

and a sneak-peek
of this beauty
just picked up from the upholsterer.
(it is IN.SANE. in person)

oh, just wait....

(i know i owe you before and afters. and a home tour. coming this fall... i promise!)

and happy.
and headed soon to the cape.

looking ahead to halloween

now that it is officially fall
the farm stands overflowing with mums and pumpkins
and stores filled with orange and black
seem a little more appropriate
(i am still coming to terms with the season change...)

halloween is just around the corner
(the girls in my sewing class will start creating their costumes next week!)
time to get going!




Tuesday, September 21, 2010

last day of summer...

today is the last day of summer 2010.

i was looking through my photos this morning
and found a few favorites
that i hadn't already posted
the best parts?

being on cape
morning coffee with dad
picked by hand berries
afternoons on the back patio
watching friends marry
family getting together
helping tay learn to swim and dive and ride a bike
fresh oysters
sewing with meggin
post-labor day beach walks

here in new england
fall is definitely in the air
with crisp, cool mornings...


are you ready?!

glee's new season premieres tonight!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

seriously chic


fall in new york.
the one time of year that really makes me miss living in the city.
especially for fashion week-
(ohhh, those michael kors shows...)
everyone walking the streets
seems to step it up a notch...

love the denim on denim here (on jenna lyons?) dressed up with the coral lips and louboutin's.
to. die. for.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

mad for mad men

so. good.
even better.
the behind-the-scenes hotness

Danger Girl...

turns TWO today!
happy birthday anya!!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

clothespin people

heather ross' newest fabric line has just come out
and the best part
(aside from the over-the-top adorableness, or course)
including ORGANICS!

spoonflower. rocks.
(in case you didn't know)
buy hers here or get your own designs printed!

oooh, golly...
my to-make list just got a
whole. lot. longer!

happy feet

happy hump day-
this totally made mine...

via dooce

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

new 'do

and i love.

what do you think?
now, of course, i am in search of the perfect styling product...
going for wind-sewpt

Monday, September 6, 2010

a love note a day

this story is nothing short of incredible.
a heavy dose of inspiration here on our second anniversary!

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

thanks to a cup of jo for sharing!


happy anniversary, honey!

two years ago today:Photobucket


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Penelope is ONE!

today our little girl turns one!
what a year it has been...


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

blue shutters baby shower

i'm a little behind on some fun summer posting
like this baby shower for a california cousin...

my husband's family spends summers in a string of cottages on the bay
and the family tradition has always been to hold the celebrations at "blue shutters."

tay loves that every summer there has been a shower to plan, decorate and bake for-
(two years ago it was my surprise wedding shower, last year was caroline's baby shower and this year was for BGH- baby girl hayden)

a late morning feast for the glowing mamma-to-be

tay and i decorated cupcakes- she planned the swaddled babies complete with bottles and bonnets!

each family member decorated a square for a quilt i will put together (before the little one's arrival!)

SUCH a special family tradition...


it was H.O.T.
here in the city yesterday.

nellie and i were missing the beach
and she was panting like mad.

so we hopped in
for a cool bath.