December 15, 2014


i had big plans for many gift guides this year.  however, sometimes life has other plans.  so, i’ve come up with one guide with my absolute favorites.  some for her, for him and for the littles.  if you are still shopping, like me, then i hope some of these suggestions are a help.

1/ the able scarf  – i heart this scarf designed by erin loechner for fashionABLE.  it’s beautiful.  the heart behind it is beautiful.  the future it helps bring women in ethiopia is beautiful.

2 / ice cream truck play tent  - play tents rock and this retro looking ice cream truck one rocks my socks off.

3 / cafe lunch set -  this is on my wish list.  i love to take toast and tea in bed.

4 / klhip ultimate clipper - these award winning stainless steel nail clippers offer better ergonomics + effortless clipping.

5 / yeti yoga mat - prettiest yoga mat we’ve ever seen.  and, if yoga is on your new year’s list, like ours, then this is a great gift to get or give.

6 / the book bag -  if you love bags and you love books, and print is your  favorite (my hand is up for all three).  long live print is what we say!

7 / corso como maci booties - i, for one, think a girl can never have too many booties.  i love the zipper detail on this black pair.

8 / x3 watering can - functional gifts are a-ok, when they are gorgeous.  this watering can is a winner.

9 /  flybar foam master pogo stick - fun for boys, girls and parents who still like to jump around.

10 / pipsticks sticker club / because this 80′s kid la la love’s the idea of getting super cool stickers in the mail each month.  like, let’s bring stickerbooks back!

11 / on the other hand clock / love the modern look of this wall clock.  for him.  for her.  for everyone and anyone who loves good design and always wants to know the time.

for stockings i love tattly temporary tattoos ( the air quotes are my favorite ) and all of these picks from the land of nod.

more gift guides here!

and, tell me what gifts are giving, hoping to get or just loving this year?

November 25, 2014


this maze colored throw from lu lu & georgia.  it’s one i’m giving + got for myself.  don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a $100 gift card to lu lu & georgia (ends today).  


lauren conrad’s new hair (which is even shorter now).  i took this in for inspiration when i got my hair done this week.  didn’t quite go as light, but i’m still feeling the urge to.



marshmallows in coffee!  why didn’t i think of that?  but, thank you whoever did.


this little poem.  i believe the mind + heart are like a garden.  i really do.  do you have a favorite poet?  i want to read more poetry.


this unique holiday wreath.  it kind of reminds me of a mini version of my DIY yarn art with a holiday festive flair.

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November 21, 2014


happy friday, lovelies.

this week feels like it was a bit blurry.  am i starting to say that every week?  tell me if i am.  family coming in next week, cleaning up basement disasters, a five your old birthday and then life …6 lives to be exact.  i want to encourage you all to find some time this weekend just for yourselves……whatever it is that is your favorite thing to do …the thing you find that gives you rest.  rest, not only to your body, but to your soul.  do that thing.  ok?  i’ll try to do the same, and let’s meet back here monday.

oh, and hey, have you heard of quinn popcorn?  the packaging caught my attention at the grocery this week, and then when i saw it was gourmet and organic and claimed to re-invent microwave popcorn, well i had to try it.  i opted for rosemary parmesan and it was so good.  just thought i’d make mention in case your favorite restful thing included movies (its a fave for me), which should then inclde popcorn. 

ps – don’t forget to enter the $100 giveaway to Lu Lu & Georgia!


01 /  i’m fascinated by our secret organ and that we can make our legs longer + leaner.

02 / have you heard of thrive market?  healthy products at wholesale prices.  yes!

03 / loving these fall outfits.

04 /  fall salads recipes to keep you from missing summer.

05 / i’m making cooking dough this weekend to stash in the freezer.  this is my ultimate fave chocolate chip cookie recipe.

06 / how cute is lauren’s hair?  i’m getting mine done this weekend and can’t decide if i should let it grown now or chop it more, like this?

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November 19, 2014


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let’s do wednesday right with an early gift guide and a giveaway from one of my fave online shops, lulu and georgia.  how does winning a $100 gift card sound?  you can do some holiday shopping for those on your list or treat your self to a little something special… just becauase.  because sometimes you just need to do something for yourself.

i’ve selected a few of my most favorite (and very affordable, might i add) items from lu lu and georgia to give you a small peek at the pretty possiblities.  i’m wishing for that lamp, loving the serving board, and giving someone that cozy blanket this year!

here is how to enter lu lu & georgia’s 12 days of giveaway:

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November 18, 2014


pretty donuts that are p probably even yummier than they look.  i suppose it’s a good thing i can’t find anything like this around where i live. 


these ikea hacked wardrobes that look so chic.  how great would these be in a mudroom?  each kid their own little closet.


old phones and floral wallpaper.  i like the idea of a phone on a table rather then in my pocket 


this quote.  because, the sky speaks, the trees whisper, and within there is a still small voice.


furry fuzzy coats worn casual.  it is absolutely freezing here and i’m beginning to think i need something fuzzy to wrap up in.

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