Saturday, February 28, 2009


Insanely cute, right? I think I'm going to attempt to make.


Friday, February 27, 2009

What's all the fuss?

Have any of you been following the hub-bub over Gwyneth's Web site and e-mail Goop? I can't exactly say I understand the site, but I kinda like it. It's well designed, the recipes are good, the travel recommendations...fantastic. I've bookmarked a few of my e-mails in the event that I ever go Vegan or have a truckload of money to spend in NYC.

Here's a little more of the back and forth to get you up to speed.

Our hometown newspaper is even writing about it today. I confess, I read it over some one's shoulder on the train.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I love sales!

Did you know that spending money actually helps with emotional problems? I guess I now fully understand the term "retail therapy." Unfortunately, our current economy isn't really supporting my need. So, I'm shopping the sales! And TJMax and Marshalls ... thank God for Homegoods.

So, dining room renovations, part I... new curtains! On sale for dirt cheap at West Elm. What do you think?

(Oh, and yes...that's a new paint color too. Kind of latte/cappuccino-ish, don't you think?)

I covet...

That ribbon...
Those boxes...
That chair...
This office!
Hmm, come to think of it, I kinda want to BE Mackenzie Sala.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Snarkiness abounds

Books get me through it, so I've been a voracious reader lately. And I have a few recommendations that will be coming your way. Today, two:

She writes all those things you think but never dare say. And, believe it or not, this one might make you feel a little better about things. Or, it could freak you out if you know a lot of people currently losing their jobs. But heck, either way you with laugh (out loud)! (Bonus: author's blog is a hoot!)

This, I promise, you will not be able to put down. But be sure you can clear your calendar for it, because you will be addicted, 50 pages in. You think I'm kidding? Evidence: I woke up at 4 a.m. one Sunday to finish and read straight through until 11 a.m. AND we had guests that weekend!

Lovely pottery

Loving these organic pieces.

A few lovelies

We are in the market for some one-of-a-kind artwork for our house ... and what better place to spend hours shopping/hunting that Etsy. Oh, etsy, how I've missed you.
A few that caught my eye:

Lori Mirabelli (how awesome is that name!?)

Where I've been...

Where to start? I don't usually like to mix my personal life with my "professional," but alas I feel as though I must explain my absence from this blog. And really, who am I kidding? Everything about this blog is personal! How many times have you all seen my kitchen and wedding pics?

Long story short (operative word), it all comes down to having a little one. For about a year, my husband and I have been struggling with infertility - daily doctor's appointments, injections, and other sordid procedures. It's been an adventure, to say the least; and I've been hidden in this scarred and worried little world, unable to break out, unable to see the light.

I will save you the details of the ebbs and flows of this "journey," but suffice it to say I am learning and growing a lot. I've been very open about this, telling almost anyone who will listen, because I just don't think that people talk about it enough. We are extremely hopefully that good things will happen for us, but that is now out of our control.

So, I hope you will understand why my blog roll has been crowded with fertility blogs lately and why, though I've drafted a million and one posts, I haven't made anything live since Thanksgiving (pathetic, really.) At the end of the day, the bottom line is that blogging made me happy, and I'm trying - very hard - to get back on the horse. I hope you all will forgive an occasional rant, and that I can fill in the space with wonderful finds for the home, kitchen, baby, bride, you-name-it!

(My husband just saw that I was blogging and screamed "YAYYYYY!" Cute, right? Also, he said I should post a picture of my new computer ... another motivating factor to getting on here again!)