Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Amazing Talent

While looking at Pinterest, I came across this dreamy Etsy shop and was completely blown away. This artist creates the most magical doll accessories....her work is just breathtaking! My daughters have a white wooden doll house and these pieces would be such a wonderful addition! Take a peek at the full shop, Taylor Couture, right here.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Knitting By The Lake

Knitting on vacation is one of my very favorite things about summer. I'm going to Lake Placid soon and I grabbed some ShiBui yarn yesterday. I love the combination of mohair and silk. The color is so rich and vibrant. I'm adding to this some yarn I already had.....a great Manos del Uruguay silk blend (30% silk with70% merino extrafine wool.) I'm making a cozy, wide wrappy scarf. xo

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Newly Noted

Looking to be inspired for dinner, I was searching through Pinterest for a white bean quesadilla recipe and I evidently got off track! I instead came across this amazing stationary store on Etsy. You can take a peek at Knot & Bow right here! They have the best gift wrapping selection I have seen on Etsy....super charming! Love all of these great tags......xoxo

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Take Note

Sometimes it's the tiniest things that make things cheerful and simple! I am constantly picking up these Laura Ashley note cards whenever I come across them. I have a few boxes in different colors. These vivid summery ones are my current favorite. There are fifty in a boxed set with envelopes and I use them literally all the time. They're a simple flat card with contrasting trim....about 3 x 5 inches in size. I send thank you notes & teacher notes but mostly I use them as gift tags. I punch a hole and tie them onto gifts with ribbon. They are so cute for kids birthday presents! I also use them as mailing labels for packages I'm sending out. They're not adhesive but only take a second with clear packaging tape. Such a great find! xo

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Kitchen Nook

I love a cozy kitchen....one with a perfect mix of modern functionality and old world charm. It's timeless to me and inviting. I recently came across a great site for kitchen accessories. Love Sir/Madame...you can peek at their collection on their website. There is a list of retail locations as well. Here are a couple of my very favorite items! xo

love these herringbone napkins!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Blustery Morning

It's so cold and rainy here this morning and I'm completely thinking of luxurious scarf projects. I've been a bit obsessed with mohairs and finer gauge projects. I love the idea of a drapey mohair scarf wrap lots of times around. I love mohair bends that have an unexpected nubbiness or texture variation. I found this one forever ago on Pinterest. Sadly, I have no artist info on it but it's just perfect....inspiring with such creative detail. xo

I saw a great review for a book that I'm going to start later this week. After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman. You can peek at The New York Times review right here. It looks fantastic for a stormy summer night!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cool Drink

I love breezy weekend afternoons with a cool drink. I could live on iced tea. We grow mint in the yard...it tastes so simple and fresh. I am now part of an online book club that my sorority sisters and I have just put together. It may be twenty five years since I was in college but I love these girls and in a matter of days we now have 41 members reading the same selection and then discussing the book in four weeks time. The book we went with is a memoir: Mennonite In A Little Black Dress bu Rhoda Janzen. It is laugh out loud funny and so smartly written. You can look at the New York Times review here.

As much as I enjoy summer, I think often of the cooler days ahead. Autumn and winter are very much my favorite times of year. I came across the magical image on Pinterest.....xo