Friday, July 9, 2010

{ making me smile... }

"Twilight Thursday" at the Sacramento Zoo

a dreamy cottage
a weekend without plans
blueberry + blue cheese dip (delish!)

do tell...what is making you smile today?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

{ thursday thoughts }

CLOUD NINE (yellow)

cloud nine print by studio mela

Monday, June 28, 2010

{ monday morning blues }


We spent a positively perfect Sunday, blueberry picking and picnicking with friends.
Even sweeter? Serving our fresh picks from this sweet vintage find...
the latest addition to my pyrex collection (thanks, mom!)

Friday, June 25, 2010

{ making me smile... }

My summer garden

this movie (loved!)
making time to blog
our garden in full bloom
weekend plans to go blueberry picking with friends
reading through Bella's 3rd grade memory book (priceless!)

what's making you smile today, friends?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

{ thursday thoughts }

from the Keep Calm Gallery

Friday, May 7, 2010

{ art i heart: skippy designs }

Farmers Market 16x20

Flea Market  16x20

How adorable are these Market prints by Skippy Designs?
I simply must have one!

I love strolling outdoor markets in the Springtime, don't you?
Happy Weekend, friends!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

{ thursday thoughts }

french-knot:  mooiedingen:  spacetowrite:  arriana:  (via liveelaughlovee)     (via justbesplendid)
spotted here

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

{ we left our hearts in san francisco }

Over the weekend, we spent an incredible couple of days in San Francisco. In addition to seeing this magical production of Peter Pan, we had time to walk the city during the day. We decided to stay close to the Ferry Building and the strip along the piers...indulging in a perfect mix of tourist attractions and local hang-outs. I thought I'd share a few of the gems with you...

photo 2

clear skies above the ferry building
{ ask a native...this is rare! }


a visit isn't complete without a sweet treat from miette

photo 5

Gott's new favorite lunch spot {dinner was good too! }

photo 4

I loved that it was warm enough to walk at night

photo c

Red's back deck was the perfect spot to enjoy our breakfast on a sunny San Francisco day


shared smiles with family {my favorite part of the weekend}

Did I mention how hard it was to leave?

P.S. I panicked when I realized that I didn't have a digital camera for the weekend {ours was stolen recently}. Then I remembered the camera on my new iphone. I was pleasantly surprised by the results, especially after a little experimenting and post processing with Camera Bag.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

{ thursday thoughts }

girlinthemoon:  yourhappyplace:  callherhollywood:(via tigerlilywho)

{ oh how i love this one! }

spotted here

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

{ making me smile... }

add a little shimmer

barbecuing in our backyard on warm Spring nights

the rewards of {finally} developing my film

matching mother/daughter sandals for summer

buying bunches of sweet peas at the farmer's market

taking baby steps back to blogging

Saturday, April 17, 2010

{ making my way back to you... }

I miss you all & will be back soon...thanks for your patience!

image spotted here

Thursday, April 1, 2010

{ thursday thoughts }

spotted here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

{ weddings: a forever kind of love }

Never mind that it's been nearly {ahem} 17 years since my own wedding, I still love weddings and all of the detail work that goes into them. So I was thrilled to discover that my favorite hotel in town just revamped their wedding site and made sure to include oodles and oodles of lovely eye candy.

I am especially smitten with the fun details and the cheerful pops of yellow that highlight this Spring wedding...all orchestrated on a DIY budget {my favorite kind!}.

Congratualtions Ashlee...the new Eat, Drink & Be Married site looks amazing!

Additional wedding details here. Images courtesy of Sarah Maren Photography

Friday, March 19, 2010

{ making me smile today... }

Constance 1956 Vintage Caravan (via vw camper hire)

one-on-one time with my favorite girl this weekend

the scent of wisteria outside my bedroom window

the warm spring sunshine on my face

these striped ballet flats

what's making you smile today?

I hope you'll forgive my extended absence here on's been a busy couple of weeks full of exciting new adventures. Please know that I miss hanging out with all of you and will return to a consistent posting schedule as soon as I'm able. xoxo

Saturday, March 13, 2010

{ constant cravings: vintage goodness }

Vintage Souvenir Golden Gate Bridge Pencil Sharpener.

Have you had the opportunity to stop by Victoria's new le petite flea etsy shop? As you might imagine, it's chock full of her delightful vintage finds. Last night, she posted the little gem pictured above and I simply couldn't resist it. Treat yourself to a visit this weekend {and be sure to check it often...lucky for us, it's continually being updated }.

Happy Hunting!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

{ thursday thoughts }

found here

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

{ art i heart: mixed media artist laura amiss }

Have you discovered mixed media artist, Laura Amiss?

It felt like Spring

My Umbrella

It felt like Spring

I am in love with these textile canvases found in her etsy shop.
Wouldn't one {or two} be cute in my home office?

Friday, March 5, 2010

{ making me smile today... }

image source

a rare lunch date with my hubby
the daffodils blooming in my garden
my new shorter {and perhaps a bit sassier?} haircut
plans for a girls weekend in the wine country next month
my daughter's cheerful, "happy friday!" greeting this morning

What's making you smile today?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

{ thursday thoughts }

tonightihatelovesongs: 472239364: ronapascual: loveandrazorblades: (via octobertwo)

spotted here

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

{ best kept secrets }

Customized Hammered Circle Secret Poetry Necklace in Sterling

I Will Never Forget My Way Home Create Your Own Story Stack Set in Sterling and  Amethyst

Customized Secret Poetry Bangle in Sterling Silver with new beautiful lowercase font

Stunning jewelry customized with secret poetry? Yes, please!

Discover more delights in the Delias Thompson etsy shop.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

{ interior inspiration: good bones, great pieces }

The rooms in our 1930s built home are relatively small, causing a fair share of tricky decorating dilemmas. So, I'm constantly on the hunt for tips on making the most of small spaces and instantly fell in love with this tiny Brooklyn Heights brownstone, which was decorated by the mother/daughter team behind the fabulous blog, Good Bones, Great Pieces. Most of the pieces selected include some family history and are versatile enough to move from room-to-room and serve different functions (if necessary). I think the results are fabulous, don't you?

Get the full scoop on this space, which was recently featured in Traditional Home magazine.

Friday, February 26, 2010

{ weekend plans }

Jackie Rueda via Morning Light in my Room

Recently, I was organizing one of our closets and {re}discovered an old Canon AE-1 camera
that my dad handed down to me years ago. I can't wait to play with it for the first time this weekend!

What do you have planned for the weekend, friends?

image found go-to resource for all things beautiful

Thursday, February 25, 2010

{ blog it forward: what inspires me? }

Today, I am thrilled to be participating in the Blog-it-Forward event. For those of you not already familiar with it, the lovely Victoria from SFGirl has coordinated over 300 bloggers to participate in a progressive blogging party of sorts in which we all share what inspires us personally. The idea is that readers will discover new and inspiring blogs along the way {I've already added many new favorites to my list}. So, without further adieu, I'd like to share but a few of the many things that inspire me...

Homes that tell a story
Family mementos, treasured collections and pieces with a kind of dream home.

image via lola b

image via lola b

image via joanna goddard

Jamie Beck New York City Photographer - From Me To You - One man’s trash, another man’s treasure. When we found this retro drink cart out by the curb on 96th street I squealed with excitement. Not only did I get the hodgepodge of bottles out of the kitchen but it was a perfect place to set my jewelry box I’ve had since I was a little girl.
image via from me to you

Creating Memories
Road trips, days at the beach, and new discoveries...if forced to choose, I'd pick shared experiences over things any day of the week.

Simple joys

Outdoor Cafes
Whiling away the hours at an outdoor cafe is about as good as it gets. Those I experienced in Paris are my favorites, but just about any one will do.

image via From Me To You

and of course...the thrill of the hunt



Vintage chalkboard circa 1943

Flowers from my garden

{ a few of my favorite finds }

Click here to follow the Blog It Forward schedule and be sure to check out the other nine bloggers also participating today:

~ nectar & light
~ angiegoboom
~ cafe cartolina
~ pois rouge
~ design fixation
~ her sunday dress
~ the baker's daughter
~ lilac & ivy
~ victoria klein

Psst...don't miss Shutterly Lovely's blog-it-forward post tomorrow.

image sources: all images were taken by me unless otherwise noted.

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