Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I've been having a hard time finding the joy in life lately.

Consequently, I have put myself on a "gratitude karma" regimen. Every time I complain about something I have to think of two things I'm grateful for. So far it's been helping.

"The Wrong Side" by JJ Grey & Mofro

I can't seem to get enough of bluesy southern rock these days. Mmm. Mmm. Mmmmmmmm.

How to pull of sparkle at the office...


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Which red is right for you?

Are you a little shy of red lipstick? Here is a great guide to help you find the perfect shade.

New York Snowglobe


I like big books

I need more canvas totes in my life. Starting with all of the above.

Monday, November 28, 2011


I'm completely enamored with these sheep earrings. They're sheeeeeep!

The fork ran away with the spoon

Fork and spoon earrings. Kinda quirky, kinda fun.

This is the kind of thing I would wear on a Saturday afternoon or on a casual date with Husband.

Nautical Cameo

 Etsy still has the greatest stuff. This Anchor Cameo is gigantic and I love it.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Every Newsie Shufflin'

Can't. Stop. Laughing.

Let's watch it again....

Oh, still funny.

Watercolor World Map

Attic Closet

Does this, or does this not, look like heaven?

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Velvet Pumpkins

What charming little velvet pumpkins from Terrain!

 Does "Velvet Pumpkin" sound like the name of some ironic rock album? Someday when I start a band and become super famous I'm going to call our third album "The Velvet Pumpkin."

Terrain Wreaths

Online home store Terrain makes the most beautiful wreaths!

Friday, November 25, 2011


I think this little fox ornament is too cute for words.

with love from

 Isn't this custom printed ribbon beautiful? I would love to have signature gift wrapping at my disposal.

I highly recommend taking a little stroll around Paperfinger's online shop. It's enchanting.

Snow Bliss

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Indoor Teepee


Give Thanks

Red Head in a Cape

I've been super missing my red hair this week. Not sure what that's all about.

Aaaaaaand I totally want a little capelet.

 Image here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Big Ben & Parliament

... Every mother's dog knows that.

{For Kathy}

Tatoo Dates

Don't you want to know what happened on 08.09.92, 11.01.95 and 06.08.99?

Pretty Peony Cake


Monday, November 21, 2011

Banana Cake Filled With Nutella Buttercream

Always With Butter's Banana Nutella Cream Cheese Ah-Maze-Ing-Ness.

Trees in Jars


True And Brave

Lovely sentiment...

... Is that a soap dish?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Salted Caramel

I'm a little bit obsessed with salted caramel right now. Last year around this time I made salted caramel thumbprint cookies. They were awesome.

This year I'm itching to try salted caramel frosting and salted caramel butter bars. Oh, and salted caramel popcorn.

What flavors do you crave during the holidays? I'm kind of surprised by gingerbread fetish hasn't kicked in yet...

Mod Christmas Tree

What a charming idea!

Red Door

This is such a great look with the red door, the dark wood and the white trim...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Swan Lake

Swan Lake is just a gorgeous ballet. When I was studying in Vienna I saw a performance at the Vienna State Opera House that I'll never forget. I realize Swan Lake had been "done" a hundred times, but I'd still rather see it than any other ballet.

Magical Mile

This is a train tunnel in Kleven, Ukraine. Now I have a reason to visit Ukraine.


Pavlova is one of those rare foods that is good to eat but almost better to look at.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Tarts

Did your little heart just give a little yip of joy when you saw the title of this post? No?

Well mine did. And I'm not sorry.

There are a lot of cute little recipes that I think about trying, but I think I'll try a little harder to make these little beauties happen.

Sprinkles and Ombre

Believe it.

Super Cool

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Perfect Party Dress


Holiday Jacket


Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Ok, I'll give a day back to Thanksgiving for these little guys, but after that, it's back to Christmas...