Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Katie's Pizzeria

As the season of giving thanks is upon us, tonight I want to share with you my thanks for Katie's Pizzeria. It's been way too long since I've stared through this window (what a tease this photo is... mouth officially watering). I cannot wait to experience that hole-in-the-wall-atmosphere, Gorgonzola ravioli dunked in pesto, the tang of homemade salad dressing, roasted chicken & goat cheese pizza, all paired with purple lips (preferably the foris pinot noir)!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Tis the Season

My favorite holiday of the year is less than three days away, what the H-E-double hockey stick? Where does the time go? I swear? I am completely disappointed in myself for the delay of my pre-season excitement. Thanksgiving dinner will be served on my very own kitchen table at 1700 folkstone and for that I am blessed!

Besides spending five whole days with my family, I am looking forward to 1) being home sweet home 2) listening to Zooey Deschanel belt out my favorite tunes of the season. 3) Passing my grandma's famous stuffing around our big long table, full of bloomin' buckets and wine glasses galore. 4) Stuffed to the brim, I will make my sister paint one hand and my mom the other 5) while lounging beneath this waffle knit blanket. Tis the season!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


With 2012 right around the corner (what?), I am due for a new calendar. Well lucky me! Look what I just found. It looks like my 2012 will be filled with many beautiful things!

(via katie evans on pinterest)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Wedding bells are a ringin' and the birds they are a singin'. With 3 weddings in the next 11 months,  you can imagine the wedding details being discussed. I must share with you one of my absolute favorite wedding details. You may remember this adorable couple from their quirky Save the Date. This video simply sums up what all weddings should be, a fabulous party full of L-O-V-E, LOVE.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Up, Up & Away

I am off to Chicago for a fun-filled, festive weekend but, before I go I must leave you with this. The most adorable young "old" man you will ever lay eyes on! This cutie pattotie dressed as Carl from "Up." Little Rizden wins my heart and my vote for most genius costume. I could just eat him "up (Thanks for sharing, Meg).

Happy Friday! Hold on tight to your balloons and see where the weekend takes you! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Merry Creativity!

A little pre-season holiday cheer for you all this morning! Last week I attended the holiday window display workshop at Anthropologie where we spent two hours tapping, cutting, and bombarding the visual coordinator with well over 21 questions. What a dream job! It was incredible to learn of all the time and work that goes in to each window display. The coolest part is that headquarters sends each store a protocol of the upcoming display and allows each visual coordinator to do with it what they wish. A longitude of creativity... what more could one ask for!

After the workshop you can imagine I was on a high, my brain was running wild with ideas so naturally I spent the rest of the night(/morning) looking through the 200+ Anthropologie Facebook albums. Crazy, yes. Regretful, no!

The above holiday display is one of my favorites. Who the hell would think to take white paper plates, tie-dye them green and create a christmas tree? I love it! If you ever have a lot of time on your hands, feel like pulling an all nighter, or craving inspiration, I recommend Anthropologie's Facebook page.

(completely bummed I didn't bring my camera to the workshop. all I have are mental snapshots, none to share. but sooner than later we will all get to see the finished product, the 2011 holiday window masterpiece! this will mark the official beginning to my holiday season.)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meet the Sheinbarts

A few weekends ago JB and I headed out west with the rest of the Smith clan to Cave Creek, Arizona to visit the grandparents. Ruthie and Buddy Sheinbart. WHAT A TRIP (literally and figuratively)! I will not even attempt to put into words the entertaining life of Captain Buddy and Nana Ruth that I got to experience for a short, three-day stay! From "pussy" the cat to the purple leather sectional, from hand-me-down sweaters to story time with Buddy, the trip was full of love and laughter! The dry heat, ever-shining sun, pool side lounging, desert hikes, and dog fish head 90 minute were just the icing on the cake!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Time's Up

My Oh My! It has been awhile. My days away we can discuss at a later date. Right now it's time to pull my (poor) little green clutch out of the closet and fill it full! Good things to come! 

(via etsy)