Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Where the hell have you been? Come out soon because I am starting to forget what you feel like. Okay, thanks!

Monday, April 25, 2011


This clean, refreshing glass of Pom tea is a perfect depiction of what my body needed this Monday after a long family-fun-foodfrenzy-filled weekend. Two extra hours of sleep and an hour-and-a-half yoga class did the trick! As expected home was wonderful, but also as expected, the return back was a struggle... too little sleep, too much food, and separation from the fam with the unknown of when I will be seeing them again. The day is closing shut, but my eyes are wide open. Good thing I have lots of work that will hopefully put me straight to sleep. Hope you all had a great Easter weekend!

P.S. I love the simple design of this Pom tea. I tore this ad from an old magazine to add to my inspiration binder and I'm sure glad I did because it seems that they no longer make these glass jars. Okay enough. Good night my little love buckets! Sleep tight!

Friday, April 22, 2011

My Little Pork Chop

Made the trip back to Saint Louie this weekend for Easter. The feeling of coming home never gets old. It is something I appreciate more and more every time I'm back. And the fact that my little pork chop made the trip home as well makes the stay that much better! I love you my little chop dop! If only Kathryn Cresentia were here!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Summer Sneakers

These were the sneakers I spoke of in my last post that I would pair with my new white summer suit. My worn out chucks have bit the dust, which puts me in the running for a new pair of kicks and I think I have found the perfect one(s). Superga canvas sneakers, I'll take 'two! Camel for the everyday and red for when I'm feeling ballsy.

P.S. Inspired by Alexa Chung

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Summer Suit

I am madly in love with this white summer suit. I need it... okay I do not need it, but I want it very, very badly. And I want to wear it just so with an open denim button down and a pair of worn-in sneakers (see next post). And if I could even get close to that head of hair, (wouldn't that be a dream) I would be set for the summer!

(via garance dore)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pale Pink

I'm craving these beautiful pale pink Sahara roses via Bloomin' Buckets on this dreary Monday morning (as I'm off to the dentist). FYI these roses are some of my absolute favorite.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

There Will Be Doughnuts

You better believe if and when I tie the knot, you will all be eating doughnuts for dessert whether you like it or not! (via martha stewart weddings)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


These bright, beautiful illustrations by Caitlin McGauley bring an immediate smile to my face! I hope to have these three prints hanging on my wall soon so my cheeriness will never cease and I will have a constant smile on my face!

P.S. In my next life I hope to be an artist.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Summer Must-Haves

Above are my must-haves for the summer! I am just realizing these pieces go quite well together (minus the leopard hair flats?). Once I have all my necessities all I will need is a week long vacation at the beach! I was worried sitting inside behind a desk all day when the sun is shining and the temperatures are delightful would have me daydreaming far too often.

3. new glamour top, j.crew

Monday, April 11, 2011

Light Thoughts

My New Roots - How to Cook Quinoa from My New Roots on Vimeo.

After a weekend of heavy eating I am dreaming of a rather light dinner, such as this tasty-looking Quinoa.

(originally via designlovefest)

Thursday, April 7, 2011


I have always been a sucker for little pouches/cosmetic bags. Over the years I have collected quite a few in all different shapes and sizes, but apparently my collection isn't big enough. I tore this page out of a Barney's catalog awhile back that had three Italian-made Maria La Rosa pouches that I absolutely adore. I want them all and while I'm at it, I'll take one of everything in Maria's collection!

(via old Barney's catalog tear out)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I'm off to work. And the top of the morning to ya! I'm pretending this guy is British. Doesn't he look rather dapper? And the glasses... they get me every time!

(via old postcard book)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Manners

Along with moving out of the parents house comes the urge to host fabulous dinner parties. But then life and reality set in and your frequently fabulous dinner parties that you have played out a million times end up happening, once, maybe twice a year if you are lucky. Regardless of the amount of times your dream dinner parties come true, a girl MUST know how to do it right... enters Manners by Kate Spade.

This cute little book has been my go to for numerous occasions. Kate Spade sums it best, "Life is a bowl of cherries - as long as you know what to do with the pits."

So here lies the answers to all your questions you may have about serving wine at your next fabulous dinner party.

Quantity - Estimate one bottle of wine for every two people. It's better than having extra than not enough.

Wine Glasses - Set out glasses for each type of wine you plan to serve.

Sequence - Traditionally white before red and dry before sweet.

Holding the Glass - For room-temperature wines, hold wine glasses or goblets under the bowl. Chilled wines should be held by the stem of the glass.

I hope Kate can help you out as much as she helped me. May your next dinner party be your best!

(text via Manners by Kate Spade and photo via)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Friday!

I am hoping my weekend is full of fresh blooms, big beers, Butler Bulldogs, Carrie & Big, and blogging! I wish you all the same (plus or minus a few)