Tuesday, January 31, 2012

green thumb...

totally diggin' the funky shades of green!!

happy wednesday...half way there


good enough to eat.

fresh bright colors with lots of white
and a little brown thrown in to ground things.



{images via unknown and house beautiful}

Monday, January 30, 2012

gnome sweet gnome

remember last season when the novogratz's sprayed their little lawn gnome gold?

now you can have one of your very own in your kitchen!

i don't have a cookie jar because my cookies typically don't hang around for very long.
maybe if they were concealed in a jar... i might not eat them in the first 2 days they come home from the grocery store.

this gnome would be adorbs.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

hey hey

happy birthday to you.
happy birthday to you.
happy birthday dear lover butts elle.
happy birthday to youuuuu.

love you, friend!

wish we were doing somethin similar to this...

but... since you're all the way over there.
and i'm all the way over here.
and it's cold in both your spot and my spot....

i'll settle for a little birthday wish through the internets.



{images from pink wallpaper and pink preppy lilly lover}

Friday, January 27, 2012

flowers for friday #78

happy weekend!! exciting news around here is that we are getting a puppy. we get it next friday so this weekend will be spent preparing :)


pick my jaw up.

does this nursery not scream rockstar?
maybe a little granny?
a little laura ashley of the late 80's?
all of the above?

i freakin love this room. i only wish there was a different pillow on the chair. could have been sooooo much  better.
my other question... would i get sick of it after a year?

too many questions?
i'll let you just bask in it's beauty and i'll shut up now.

happy friday.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

moroccan my world

i have recently come across bone inlay furniture used in fun ways. in a kids room, a bathroom, or even a living room these pieces add interesting texture and color to a room. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

eclectic eclecticism

i found this house tour of west LA interior designer, tommy chambers, so intriguing.
i like to see how designers live. what they can do when they are their own client.
this is one crazy cool mix of a house.

magpie at it's best.

details details details!

wanna see more? go here.

my favorite bits...
the blue dining chairs and the chandelier in the dining room.
and don't forget that kitchen rug.
fo sho.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

dreamy florals.

have ya'll seen lulie wallace and her DREAMY delights
of floral still life paintings?

i'm kind've obsesssssed.

they are filled with the most delightful mix of color and texture.
if i could swing it, i'd buy 10.
if you can swing it, you can purchase her paintings here.
there are also lots lots more to peruse on her website.

so pretty!


oh happy day.

happy birthday to the best, most loving, most BEAUTIFUL mom out there.

and happy birthday to the best, best-friend-cousin out there as well. (who, holy moly, just found out she's having twins!!!!!)

love you, mom :)
love you, rae :)


Monday, January 23, 2012


sometimes life's hard.
when life gets hard, i wanna vacation!

for today, i think buttery yellow nails could
do the trick!

butter "cheeky chops"

oh monday, monday....


Friday, January 20, 2012

flowers for friday #77

looking forward to the weekend.
i have lots of work to do but it's always better done in sweats on the couch :)



pokey porcupine

no secret i love natural, real stuff from the earth.
i love it in my house, or on my person.

little pieces of God's art.

how about porcupine quills?
i can dig em.

especially dipped in gold! ooh ooh oh.
necklace from k/ller.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

i wonders.

inspired by this image from furbish studio (who isn't inspired by jamie meares? her unabashed use of color is right up my wanna-be alley.)

so. i was thinking.... could i get lots of yards of white cotton and print my own fabric with a fabric paint pen and a ruler? better yeettt!!! a gold paint pen?

then reupholster something fantastic? curtains?

i have a wingback hanging out until i find something awesome and amazing and wonderful.
if this works, this could be the solution!

anyone ever tried anything similar?


Wednesday, January 18, 2012


remember that video i posted of my fave photographer, stephanie rausser's?
with her daughter and her doll.

i'm re-posting because if you missed it, it'll brighten your day. and if you watched it last time, it'll brighten your day, again! watch it here.

i fell in love with that doll.
i didn't know who made it, if it was her mom, if she bought it...
if i could make one just like it?

she was so beautiful and handmade. much better than the massed produced versions.

then this month's living came and voila:

the dolls are EACH made by hand by this charming lady, jess brown.
she decided when she had a daughter she was going to handmake her something for christmas each year.
she started with a doll, just like this and her friends went nuts for it... as they should.

now she sells them at bergdorfs, custom for clients, and various other places.

i have pinned a few other handmade dolls. all my friends are having babies and babies and babies and i would have loved to have been on the ball a long time ago and make a doll for their sweet girl babies...
i wasn't, but it's not too late to start!

jess brown uses vintage fabric for the dolls' dresses and stockings.
so darn charming!!!!

the pink haired ones are kinda beyond.



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

a mountain retreat

a place to escape, share family recipes, pull out dusty board games, stare for hours at a beautiful view, invite all your friends or be by yourself, sit by a fire, forget the rules, read, listen, escape, snuggle, soak...

just a few requirements of a winter vacation home. 

a place to breathe.