*new to me*

November 12, 2012

happy monday friends — this week is going to be a good one! do you feel it? lets conquer together!

today i am sharing with you a darling online boutique i discovered recently — and although the shop is based out of the UK, the owner of the shop is originally from Boston, so we have a little kinship going on…

introducing: little citizens boutique

i was looking through the site trying to pick a few favorites to share with you — when i realized how MANY i was picking! i couldn’t stop! and of course you can look for yourselves, but here are a six of the hundred items i am drooling over:


this is a great shop to browse for christmas selections.


today, i am sharing with you one of my favorite -cutest- toys ever. {this is not a favorite because i am a fan of the story that inspired the toy – uh-hem, i think the princess is perhaps a bit bratty!} but… look how darling this toy is! sela agrees on this point.

if you are shopping for the holidays or have any special reason to buy this adorable set, you can find it here at maileg.

{pictures by me, this is not a sponsored post.}


DIY pom pom bookmarks

October 22, 2012

i have been on holiday overdrive these days. why? well, for one – the gifts we {it’s a family effort this year} are making for a few of our friends & family this year needs to be delivered the end of november, so i’m trying to keep us on schedule to get everything handmade and finished by then!

have you started holiday shopping?  are you looking gift ideas? here’s one of ours…

click over to design mom for the full do-it-yourself tutorial.  {some of you might get a few of these wrapped with a big bow under your tree this year!}

happy holiday crafting!  


forty in a box.

June 19, 2012

my dear friend susan, aka spicy turned forty last week. she is one of my most loyal, loving friends. and, my life is blessed beyond measure to have her in it. so… it was a sad day to not be with her to celebrate her big day. to make up for my absence, i sent a special package her way. You are my fave blog is featuring this special box today. it was one of the funnest projects/gifts i have ever planned, and wrapped. six hours of wrapping, to be exact. {in case you were wondering. all done somewhere between 10pm and 4am} and that darling colored paper? you can find out where it is from,


*new to me*

May 21, 2012

ManCrates! check these out! these crates are packed with male-inspired-goodness, and delivered with a crowbar to crack them open! how cool {and tough!} is that? perfect gift idea for the man in your life — on father’s day? or, any day of the year that you need to plan a gift for one of your special men…

there are at least five of these crates that i know husband would love! plus, you can re-use that crate as decor somewhere in your home after it’s cracked open.  perfect for organizing. father’s day is less than 4 weeks away – time to start planning!

{collage by me, images via.


…a bowl of cherries!

May 10, 2012

hey friends. i am so thrilled to share one more idea for mother’s day, like my spoonful of sugar idea,
this one is also simple & sweet —

i have always been a fan of these latte bowls at anthropology – for only $2.50 or $5.00 a bowl you can fill one with cherries for mom! she gets a fruity treat + pretty bowl to keep.

if you can’t find cherries in season where you live {i found ours at whole foods}, i also filled a mini latte bowl with chocolate covered cherries {from trader joe’s}.



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