Wednesday, December 8, 2010

what a lovely find!

This would be so lovely to add to my slowly growing collection of Wuthering Heights books. The cover is just divine. AND ONLY $17.79!

spotted on Black Eiffel

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I travelled to my parents over the weekend to visit and help decorate our house and tree (my favorite things to do at Christmas) and I had the greatest time :) We went to a Christmas tree farm where we picked and then cut down our own tree and hauled it back home on top of my moms van. It was freeezzzing so we all said from the start my moms amount of time she had to pick out the "perfect tree" was very limited. We usually walk around for almost an hour but this year she actually spotted the tree she wanted while still in the nice warm car as we drove up the driveway. The tree farm was just darling and the owners were so friendly, as were their sheep! We brought the tree home, let it settle overnight in the garage and then Sunday morning we were up bright and early turning our normal surroundings into a beautiful winter wonderland. I took a million pictures, but I'll share just a few of my favorite things. (The quality is so lame because they were taken on my Iphone. Darn you camera battery for being lost!)

We all took turns at attempting to cut it down, but with three girls (I probably cut through it the most considering my sister is eleven and my mom had stitches in her stomach) my dad had to do most of it himself.
Cut down and carried to the barn on one of their tractors

One of the several dogs that were wandering throughout all the trees

A classic truck stored away in the barn, perfect as decoration if you ask me.

Can you spot the guinea hens? (Which were very loud and obnoxious to be honest)

Tied securely with about a million ropes to the top of the van

I believe their names were Molly, Maggie and Mocha

They gave me some food to hand feed the sheep and Maggie was more than friendly towards me after the first handful.

At home decorating now :)

Every year we buy my mom an additional building or piece for her village, but there is no room on top of the tv armoire for all of them so my dad separated them into neighboring villages. At night the glow from all the light buildings is just perfect.

Just a fraction of my mom's Christmas cookbooks, which she leaves out all year long

Some of my Grandma's famous (at least to me) homemade chex mix

We also buy my Mom a new Clothtique Santa every year and this is last years, also my favorite of them all, "The Cat's Out Of The Bag."

The tree all meticulously and beautifully decorated.
Can you believe my Mom said no fat tree this year? That looks pretty dang round to me ;)

I absolutely can't wait until there is more snow on the ground and presents under the tree!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I am absolutely head over heels in love with this ring and I want it on my finger now. Everything in Kate Szabone's etsy shop is stunning but this just takes the cake.

say whattt?!

This is a Kate Spade store?! How crazy! I want this as a room in my house, it's so beautiful. I would go there just to sit and stare and pretend instead of shop. Who needs a Kate Spade bag, I want a Kate Spade inspired room!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Lately I have been really obsessed with all things blush/rose and just can't resist being drawn to the color in every store I go in! It's probably not helping that I'm now doing a post on all things blush and looking up even more lustful items. Ohhmyy

darling shirt I bought last week. for just $9.50!!!

stunning sequined top

finishing touch necklace

cute and cozy scarf

the perfect small cross-body bag

must have oxfords

not your ordinary drawer knob

Sunday, November 21, 2010

tea for two

I love this simple and adorable tea set. I would like something a little more vintage looking, but I think this will do for now. It is now added to my Christmas List :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

weird with a beard

Totally buying this embroidery hoop because it describes my boyfriend perfectly. He is cutely weird and obsessed with the look of his beard, which happens to be an auburn color like the stitching here. Love it!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

new again

Whoa, it's been so long since I last posted! It's been crazy lately so I'm glad to even be on my Mac and checking my feed! I found a lovely diy project that I see in my near future and just had to share.

for you cat lovers (like me!)

and for you dog lovers

Sunday, September 19, 2010

lots and lots of books

I've recently been on the search for mass quantities of vintage books for a few projects I'm dying to try and while I have a few piled up, I still need LOTS more. I have three main projects to try all involving books or the pages from them.

1. Pages as wallpaper-
I'm slowly redoing our half bath and since it is so small, not a lot of fun ideas can be incorporated into the design, but I thought doing one wall in book pages would give it a fun twist. (Plus it would give my boyfriend extra reading material :)

2. A table with books as legs-
I want to make a nightstand similar to these except with wood as the table top to give it a more rustic/vintage style

3. Wall art made from book pages-
I saw these at Anthropology piled into an armoire and I thought it would be awesome to make some of my own in all different shapes, sizes and colors and hang them on the wall or display on a bookshelf

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

an apple a day..

I just ordered this decal for my MacBook and I can not wait for it to come in! I feel as if during even the worst of computer days, I can just shut my laptop for a minute and smile at my improved apple logo and everything will be better :)

I'm also considering buying the green overlay for the apple to spice it up even more. I only wish they had one for my Iphone too.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

yes. please.

I would like everything from Sora Designs. Especially these penguin pieces, who doesn't need a penguin locket and matching ring?!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

picture perfect

I've had a photo obsession lately and while I haven't found many that I don't love, I've found several that I just adore. I need myself or family in these pictures to hang on my wall. asap.

First comes love,

Then comes marriage,

Then comes the baby in the baby carriage,

all photos: designs by difulvio