Friday, December 31, 2010

Another year down.

And what better way to start out a new year, than with a new member of the family!
Meet Winston Royal:

Likes: Galloping, Belly Rubs, & Sleeping

Dislikes: Wearing fur hooded sweaters.

He's only 3lbs but he's lionhearted.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Premeditated impulse purchases

Premeditated impulse purchases

I'm really curious how long I can go on calling these premeditated purchases, "impulse buys"...

If you haven't already, check out Gilt. They have great deals on designer items. Most of these items were purchased there.

Friday, November 26, 2010

eleven. two. six. twenty. ten.

Taking baby steps. that are more like toddler steps. turning into teenager steps. turned full on adult steps.

Turning make believe to real life.


Daydreaming about doing something I am passionate about and actually making money at it.

I want to be inspired by the people around me. I want to be the one to inspire.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Yes it's a guilty pleasure.
Yes it also seems to be a staple in my week.
But getting in my pjs, opening up a bottle of wine and watching Rachel Zoe after a long days work is so so so very relaxing.

Have you seen the Harper's Bazaar "I Die For Fashion" spread?

Take a look, have a drool.

That second dress stole my heart.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Farm To Plate Movement

I just got back from a trip up to Cleveland for the weekend.

And now that I'm back I just had to share one of my friends favorite places to eat while in town.
(which is truly becoming one of my favorites as well!)
It's called The Greenhouse Tavern. The first certified green restaurant in Ohio.
Meaning they "follow green principles of organic and environmentally friendly ingredients while
using recyclables and highly developed methods of composting, sourcing alternate energy, and
focusing on conservation practices."
The menu changes all the time, and the service is amazing.
This time we were lucky enough to get seated downstairs next to the kitchen.
Best spot in the house. If you stop into town give this place a try. You won't regret it.

Highly recommend the following:

Crispy Hominy & Devils on Horseback to start with

Heirloom Tomato Risotto, Grass Fed Ohio Beef Burger, or Pig Trotters

and the Carmel Milk Chocolate Pot de Crème to end.


Something Lovely Sunday

The perfect shade of Chalchihuitl
In the words of Rachel Zoe "I Die". I'm lusting over this bike. Still on the search for that "ever so right" basket. Im looking for a fishing creel to place in front. A set of wooden handles to go with, and I'll be one happy girl.

Snail mail is underrated.
What else can make your heart skip a beat?


*Other images found via WeHeartIt

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

They call Tuesday the new Friday...

One goal in mind for the weekend that's so quickly approaching:


New friends. Mini Roadtrips. Long Nights.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Jakob Dylan and Neko Case

The Three Legged Tour- Cincinnati Ohio
So lovely. I only wish Neko would have played a few of her own. It truly was the only reason I went. But to be within an arms reach of everyone... that was delightful!

Monday, April 19, 2010


There are some people you meet later on in life and you wonder... how had you not met them earlier?? These are the people that you've known for mere hours, days, weeks, months, and feel as though you've known them all your life.



It sounds cheesy. yes. But friend soul mates exist.



I have found quite a few this year & couldn't have asked for better. And the ones I've kept for years, I never take you for granted, even if at times it may seem that way.


to those of you : thanks.

Just from knowing you, I've gained so many things. Happiness seems to be one of them.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday Obsessions:

A few things that are making me ridiculously happy.... mainly "feel good" things:

  1. Pull-Thru parking spots..
  2. Neon grass outside my house
  3. Outdoor luncheons with friends
  4. Sun rays through the clouds
  5. Florence + The Machine "LUNGS" album: check out "Dog days are over" "Girl with one eye" "Cosmic Love" "My boy builds coffins" The pipes on this girl blow me away. I think she's amazing.

5: Tazo Black Tea

6: Spring dresses with pockets

7: Searching flickr for far away travel pictures.

8: Craigslisting missed connections.. NY ones are so good.

9: Hearing someones life changing experience.

10: Morning markets

11: Having people get you & what you are passionate about.

12: Telling secrets to complete strangers

13: Snail mail.... it makes my heart skip a beat on the rare occasion that I actually get any.

14: Phone calls

15: Endless drives to nowhere

Whats playing now:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A New Fox In The Den

Hello little Fox.

I think your mom had this planned from age 9.. and magically everything came true for her.

She's going to be amazing at this and I can't wait to watch you grow up. You're a family now!

Oh the stories we can tell you when you are older!

I feel like we're all playing house.. .but this time everything is perfect.

Monday, March 15, 2010

W.e.d.d.i.n.g B.e.l.l.s.

Isaac & Destiny
March 13th, 2010

What makes a wedding even better besides being a small intimate group of family and close friends? Throw in felt mustaches, glasses & people who love photo-ops and you have one great night.

So fun!
You two have completely restored my faith in happiness.
I'm lucky to have friends like you.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

meet n greet

Pug Sitting for a bit.
Meet Sydney:

Always a lady..

She's been keeping me company while I've been snowed in.

Friday, February 5, 2010

These days are golden

Every now and then you come across things when you're thrifting and your heart sings. Your hands reach out before you even realize it and you clutch for dear life. Making sure no one else is eyeing what you've just spotted. You power walk.. and or run.
Pure bliss.

These are just a few things that I was crazy happy about finding last week.

A paint by numbers from 1956 ♥

2 globes
(adding on to the collection)

...the other has an avocado colored frame.

Old Photo Albums, the red & yellow ones are the perfect fit for my Instax Minis!

Inside was someones travel log from the 70's. New York Montreal & Tokyo

Sounds so lovely!

I also picked up a superb pair of aviators & some taxidermy bird pins.

I'm getting antsy for spring so estate sales & auctions can start!

Monday, January 25, 2010

In the end you wake up feeling younger than yesterday..

If i close my eyes and imagine my summer this is what I see:

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Train Rides....


Bike Rides (My lovely $30 purchase from last fall)


(all other pictures found at

Sunday, January 24, 2010

hello couch, lets lounge.

This week I've re-watched a few favorites..
They make my heart skip a few beats.
Maybe I just have Paris on the mind.
Or maybe they are just really truly beautiful.
You decide.

"There's a moment in life where you can't recover any more from another break-up. And even if this person bugs you sixty percent of the time, well you still can’t live without him. And even if he wakes you up every day by sneezing right in your face, well you love his sneezes more than anyone else's kisses."

“If we never did anything, we would never be anybody.”

Weekend get-a-ways gone awry.

awry as in never happened.

Where have all the spontaneous people gone?

Have we all grown old and left the soul seeking to others?

adventures are half the fun of living.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Picked up my Fuji instax mini today from the postman
It's lovely! As soon as the weather isn't so gloom and doom I'm taking it out to play.

Over the past few days all I've wanted to do is sleep and instead I stay up until the wee hours laying in bed drinking tea & occasionally crying because of the lack of shut eye and the small black puffy circles that are starting to develop.

On a happy note ... I buckled down and bought one these :
Absolutely love it!