31 March 2011

Simple Outfits for Everyday Style

As a mom of three I need to turn to simple outfits that can be pieced together. I love a simple skirt, button down and easy accessories. I'm longing for warmer days when I don't have to bundle up with winter coats and knee high boots (they were fun at first). At the first sign of spring it's light shirts and short skirts....now I just have to wait for the snow to melt!

otfit by jcrew

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30 March 2011

a bit about me...

I would like to welcome all my new readers! Thank you for joining me on this blogging adventure. I love hearing from you and enjoy each comment, email, twitter and facebook message. I thought this would be a great time to start sharing more about me and the person behind this little blog.

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I am a woman of many many trades, but motherhood seems to come most naturally.

I could drink a vanilla soy latte everyday, preferabbly from Muggswigz.

I am a runner. Not only does it keep me in shape, but this is my time to get out of the house, think, clear my head and listen to my music.

What do I listen to you ask? Why, Phish of course. Phish is by far my favorite musical band. I have seen them numerous times in concert, from the east coast Vermont to Palm Springs, California.

I collect vintage cameras.

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Photography has always interested me, but now it is more of a passion. I'm not that great, but I enjoy it. I love to photograph my travels and people, especially my children.

I am always reading a book. I just started "The Girl Who Fell From the Sky." I was an English Major in College and have always had an interest in the written word.

I value honesty, but most of all, I think people should be honest with themselves.

I once set off the alarm in the Louvre. Seriously! I peered over the ropes to look in a mirror (what's wrong with me??) and the alarm went off and guards came a running..... need I say more?

27 March 2011

Having a ball....

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A little playtime with Jessica.

Hope you enjoyed your Sunday!

25 March 2011

Office Makeover

My office is in need of a serious makeover. Oh, and the paper! Stacks here and stacks there....stacks everywhere. My hubbie and I share the office space so we have a mess of work papers, tax papers, school papers and kids drawings. I love all of these home offices. Tonight I will be staying up late working on my special work space.
Hopefully I will have some nice pictures to share.....
I love the clean space and the arrangement of the frames.

A touch of color will brighten any day.
It's Great to Be Home

Well, I'm off to clean, file and assemble a desk.

Wish me luck!

23 March 2011

Elizabeth Taylor { leaving behind memories }

One of Hollywood's greatest stars passed away today at the age of 79. I will never forget the numerous nights spent at my grandma’s house burrowed under the covers listening to stories about Elizabeth Taylor and her captivating life. Night after night I attentively listened to tales about Velvet and her passion for horses and the back injury that would haunt Elizabeth for life. I listened to the deep love stories that consumed her days and the unforgettable performances in prestige films such as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", “Giant," and "Cleopatra."
Elizabeth, you will be missed but your memories will live on for the world to see.
Thank you grandma for sharing these stories.

all pictures from yahoo images

21 March 2011

A touch of Emerald with a hint of Lime

This past week was SO busy that I decided to take a couple days off from posting. I must say, I am glad to be back. I find that typing away and my random chatter about life soothes me after a long day. With spring right around the corner (and St. Patti's Day) I've had my eye on green.
Enjoy these lovely finds.

Vintage Weiss Earrings by kiamichi7

Emerald Green Dress by Dolly D

Vintage Multi strand necklace by Tonight in Paris

Pillow Cover by lindylou

Birds of a Feather wall art by Prince Design UK

design your own clutch by eclu

Gold Ring by PRADMAN
Vintage Blazer by Frecklewonder

Key Lime Studs by Stud Muffins

Canary Napkins by Flytrap

19 March 2011

Book Love

I don't know if anyone has noticed, but according to my blog I have been reading Little Bee for five months. I wanted to give a little book update. Although I am not the fastest reader, I am not that slow.... so here is a list of books I have read since October:

Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale
{ As a little side note, Margaret one of my favorite authors }

Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle

Elizabeth Kostova The Swan Thieves

Chitra Divakaruni One Amazing Thing

I recommend all of these lovely books.
Enjoy your reading!
book love

18 March 2011

16 March 2011

Do your kids do this....

So, every once in awhile I like to frequent Starbucks...ok ok everyday I go to Starbucks (sorry honey). Yesterday my best friend Julie and I took the kids to hang out and catch up. Now, I know my kids are creative but I love the fact that they create wherever they go. Ten tall straws and six cardboard sleeves later my boys turned this visit into a galaxy...far far away. I love the creativity of my little Jedi masters. They are currently on their Star Wars obsession because they watched it for the first time last week. Jonas skywalker

I would also like to note that yes, people did in fact stare. And the lady working next to us on her laptop may have gotten up and moved.


And the boys were maybe a little too loud.


So Jessica and I sat in the corner and pretended we didn't know these loud little Jedi boys.

BUT, I will note that the nice lady working at Starbucks also loved their creativity and said why buy toys when you can make something out of straws and cardboard? I took that as an okay to load up on these crafty items before leaving. I mean, my drink was $5.25...so the straws are free. Right?

14 March 2011

I've Got My Eye On...

I seem to always be shopping and looking for Jessica. Could it be because I have a little girl? Or perhaps it's because I just love to shop. Here are some of my favorites that I have my eye on...
Matryoshka Brooch - Upcycled Pastel Russian Doll

Essie Elephant by Rabbitsmoon

Coin Purses by Chirp and Bloom

Jumbo Matryoshka Paper Doll Blocks by Tiny Giraffe Shop

Fruity Sun Dress by Picky

Vintage Tiny Toy Pots by Sushipot Parts

Sweetest Matryoshka Doll by Regal Cottage

12 March 2011

zuzii NO369 giveaway CLOSED

I am SO excited to share this giveaway with you!
TWO lucky readers will win one flower headband courtesy of zuzii NO369. Jessica has two of their beautiful headbands and I just love them. The material is so soft and it actually seems comfortable for her to wear....and she looks so cute. I'm looking forward to trying out some of their other baby accessories and shoes. With summer right around the corner I know their Juju baby sandals will be a must and the Joli Petals shoes are irresistible! I wonder if they make them in my size…..

Up for grabs are a Cozy Cotton Petal Headband in Yellow and Linen

To enter this fabulous giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment below. Yep, it's that easy. For additional entries you can: post this giveaway on twitter, follow my blog, or mention the giveaway on facebook with a link to my blog. If you do additional entries make sure you leave an additional comment below for each one. { To leave a comment click on comment }
The WINNERS will be announced next Sunday March 20th.
Good luck friends and many thanks to zuzii NO369. Make sure to check out their lovely shop.


Miss Jessica Anne is wearing:
Cozy cotton petal headband in linen zuzii NO369, vintage sweater, Gymboree leaggings

10 March 2011

Longing for Summer....

This little video from Free People makes me long for summer.

Where the warm sun shines down on us
as we float and dance across the morning grass.
Where the silver ocean waves
slowly splash against time
and suddenly I remember
the feeling of summer.
What reminds you of summer....I would love to know.

08 March 2011

Five Months Old...

I can't believe my little sweet Jessica is FIVE months old! The time is going too fast. I am trying to enjoy every moment of every stage and I wish I could just slow life down. We get so caught up in the daily routine and the things around us we forget to stop and enjoy what we really have in life. So pause for a moment and think about what you have...be grateful...and enjoy it! Jessica is wearing a vintage dress from the early 1970's that belonged to my sister.

My mom and I had a blast going through all the cloths she saved.

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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller