Saturday, November 20, 2010

Family Naptime

One of my favorite things is when the weather is beautiful on the weekend, the house is quiet and still, and my family is napping peacefully...

Sophie really really really loves books.  See how she falls asleep?

Friday, November 19, 2010

4 months

The pediatrician said it best today: "She's a big girl."

Weight: 16 lbs 3 oz (94%)
Height: 25.5 inches (90%)

These days she's laughing, cooing, babbling, grabbing at objects and leaning forward.  Not quite completely weaned yet, but we're working on it!


image via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle

Oh bedroom, how do I love thee! I especially love your bed, which can be found for quite a reasonable price here.


I've long been drawn to monochromatic grey looks, especially in design.  As a neutral, it's incredibly flexible and can result in so many different moods.  Nuances of grey occur when it is subtlety blended with blue, black, or almost any other color.  And despite its dismal reputation, grey provides a great backdrop to accents of yellow, pale pink, purple or fuchsia.  Here are some great grey rooms, courtesy of House Beautiful.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I'm always on the lookout for kids' clothes that are unique and ironically, the places to buy cute and imaginative clothes online are becoming more and more latest discovery is Elephantito.  They're having a great sale right now for Thanksgiving where all regular priced clothes are 30% off!  Here are a few pieces that I am eyeing for my girls:

This dress is sooo Sophie...

Feathers Dress w/smock, $34.50

And I can't forget my littlest one, Grace!  I can buy these for next Spring...

Baby Tunic w/Bloomer - Teal, $23

Bouquet Bloomer, $18.50

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Elegant Kitchen

I first ran across this kitchen on A Life's Design and immediately fell in love.  If I had limitless resources, I'd redo my kitchen in Carrera marble like this one...pure elegance!

images via Traditional Home

Friday, November 12, 2010

'Tis the Season

Grace, 3 months

I received the proofs of my Christmas portraits today!  It's that time of year again...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Party In a Box

With two little girls, much of my social calendar is filled up with children's birthday parties, both as a guest and a host and planner.  I love the idea of a handmade party, but it's been very time consuming to come up with ideas (or steal from other blogs) and then source and make all the decor (never again, candy necklace garland!).  The Acme Party Box Company seems to be a great solution.  Started by a couple of women who love throwing parties, this company offers all the decor, favors, and activities I need to make my party smashing.  Above is the circus-themed party...I love that it includes quickly degradable bamboo plates and stemware, plus vintage toy centerpieces for decor.  I will put this little resource in my back pocket for my future parties!

all images via Acme Party Box Company

Monday, November 1, 2010

Black and White Pumpkins

I stumbled upon this post a little too late for Halloween this year, but now I'm dying to do this to my pumpkins for next year!  Naturally white pumpkins (as in the second picture, below) are a little expensive, so I will be using a little white paint and a good black Sharpie to recreate some of the looks below!

all images via Apartment Therapy