27 October 2010

happy place

As I mentioned here, we have a bit of remodeling to do before we will actually move in to our new house... and by a "bit", I mean the entire kitchen needs to be gutted and rebuilt - no big deal, right? It is a room we'll spend a lot of time in, so we plan on creating a space we love...a happy place.

Ever since Cassandra over at coco + kelley posted this kitchen, I have been dreaming up ways to morph our small space into a version of it. It may not turn out to be it's identical twin, but our new kitchen will have the same soul.



26 October 2010

babes in mobland

There is nothing sexier than retro glam & red lips - and Ellen Von Unwerth proved that in her Vanity Fair shoot featuring the gorgeous ladies of Boardwalk Empire. [Not to mention the show is phenomenal!] Katie over at the neo-traditionalist posted these yesterday and I couldn't help but pass them forward.



25 October 2010

a place to call our own

After months of ups and downs on the crazy roller coaster that is house hunting, my boyfriend and I officially own our own little piece of the world! Although the new house isn't the place I mentioned here, we love it all the same - as does our pup, pictured below comfortable as ever lying by our new fireplace. We have a bit of remodeling to do before we actually move [and a lot of furniture to purchase], but it looks like we will be living there by Christmastime...and we can't wait!


14 October 2010

20 years later

Twenty years ago, my little sister turned five. My family threw her a circus extravaganza, but when it came time for the ponies to arrive...they didn't. [I know, I know - this sounds like some sort of bad Disney movie!] Lucky for her & the rest of the little ones in attendance, my parents were smart enough to not publicize the fact that the ponies were even coming in the first place. As we grew older, my parents told this story and in some way or another, we'd laugh about it every time my sis' birthday rolled around. SO - when she turned 25 just a few weeks ago, we decided what better way to celebrate than with...PONIES! Of course, the ponies were late [almost 2 hours late!], so we almost rehashed the tragedy of 20 years prior. Those darn ponies, always keeping us on our toes!

[circus fun]


01 October 2010

fresh air

Fresh air makes me happy. I feel like with every breath, my mind gets clearer and clearer, sweeping out the clutter that consumes my brain in my daily life. My boyfriend and I dashed up to the mountains for a week recently, and it wasn't nearly long enough. Besides the fact that our time was filled with fun activities & adventures (think kayaking, hiking, swimming, picnicking, playing with puppies, early mornings, warm coffee, and pure happiness), it was just QUIET. And quiet is good.