Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Holiday & Crew

Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooo? Hello? Hello! Hi old friends. Are you still here? It's been an entire year since I've been on here but with good reason. I took a break so I could focus on creating a collection of Christmas stockings I've been daydreaming about for over 12 years. I felt remiss to not share it with you here in case you're looking for a new stocking this holiday season - or in my case, to add to your collection (we have two sets hanging on our mantel).

Holiday & Crew is a collection of simple, classic stockings made of fabrics such as herringbone wools and lined in fun stripes or satins. Next year, we'll introduce an entirely new collection and eventually we'll add tree skirts. Here is a sneak peek below but make sure to visit the website and we're also on Facebook , Pinterest , and Instagram. Hope you are all doing well and gosh, I have some reading to catch up on!   

 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Friday, October 5, 2012

John Derian

I can't resist popping in to gush over John Derian's apartment. Yes, I am posting about John Derian uh-gain. But I can not help it. Everything he touches, I love! This is no exception...







 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brag Books

We now have smart phones chalk-full with photos to show off our little ones, but who doesn't still love a good old fashioned brag book? These are the most precious ones I have seen {found at Paper & Chocolate, my favorite paper store in Dallas}. The gingham ones are actually silk.  

Monday, September 17, 2012

Stock The Bar

This weekend we had a "stock the bar" couples shower to attend. I was a bit stumped as I didn't want to bring just a bottle of liquor and I didn't give myself enough time to have cocktail napkins monogrammed. And how many martini shakers can one get? Thankfully, I found a beautiful tall glass pitcher at Pottery Barn with the accompanying glass wand to stir and muddle. I included a bottle of bourbon and a recipe for The Perfect Mint Julep. We used this recipe for Stella's Kentucky Derby birthday party and they were a hit. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tooth Fairy

There truly is an app for everything. Visa has launched a Tooth Fairy Calculator app so you can determine how much to leave under the pillow. I guess the $1 days are a bygone era. And the way you store your tooth was never as fashionable as it is now. I have this porcelain box ready for Stella's first tooth (there is a fairy wand painted on the inside).

There are so many cute options, though.
The monogrammed square ones
have me rethinking the box above.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Rise & Shine

Labor Day weekend was wonderful and relaxing. I actually sat and read through an entire magazine. OK, I didn't really read...but I flipped through every single page slowly. If you're a mom, you know this is a feat! 

During the weekend, I made smoothies using a new find...dark chocolate Pure Almond. I'm not a fan of drinking this on it's own, though, it's not bad. But in a smoothie, it's great. I added vanilla Greek Yogurt, a banana, and ice to this as well. What's your favorite smoothie ingredient?

      
p.s. adding a straw to your drinks makes it more fun. This colorful pack I picked up at Target.




Monday, August 27, 2012

Lime Tots

On Saturday, a food truck came to our neighborhood pool and while everything was delish, it was the Lime Tots that made me wonder why we've never had them this way before. Fresh out of the oven, squeezed lime juice, salt and pepper. So simple and delish, I made them at home the next day and they tasted just as good!