October 20, 2014

Pumpkin patch

 We picked up Ronan early from school today and took a visit to the pumpkin patch. It was very, very muddy...which in my opinion is kinda a plus. It's fun to wear rain boots and stomp puddles and get dirty. And boy did we....Ronan kept saying "Look at all the mud on my boots! Whoa!"  Ronan had a hard time deciding which pumpkin to take home since there were so many cute "baby ones." It was a lot of fun watching him run around and check everything out. I think he was most impressed with the rotten pumpkins that he found, which he would stand over, scrunch his face, and then proclaim... "TOTALLY GROADY TO THE MAX!" Love this kid.

September 30, 2014


So, my birthday is coming soon. Here is my "I will die if I can't have it list" this year.

Amazing wall hangings from  Trilby Nelson. — at Betsy and Iya. The black and white one wants to live over my bed. Ask it.

This mirror.....sigh....West Elm

These belts are so amazing. I'm in deep love with the grey one. From Betsy and Iya

Gorgeous enamel lockets from Alder and Co
Um...grey please....and green...um and peach too

Pom pom bracelets and earrings from Takara 
-kali bracelet
-large poms bracelet
bookends from West Elm 
I need a set of these pronto

September 18, 2014

Crazy cat lady

No, I am not a crazy cat lady. But lately, I'm totally obsessed with all things kitty cat.  I don't know what has come over me.

 I'm completely beside myself over this adorable planter from Leah Reena Goren. I've been trying to get my hands on one forever but they always sell out before I can buy one. (Picture a very sad faced Katie here).  In LOVE with this.

 and this ring from Datter Industries..... killing me! Anyone wants to buy me one a size 7 would be fantastic! LOL! I love how his face is super grumpy. Maybe what I have is a grumpy cat obsession?

 ...and then there are these amazing scarfs from Leah Reena Goren...... one of each please! Fabulous!

First day of school

Are your kids back in school? Ronan just had his first day, and I can't believe how big he is getting! It doesn't look like it from this photo...but he was actually really excited to go to school...just not super happy about me taking his picture.  Taking a picture in front of the door to the house has been a tradition in my family forever though......so, it had to be done! Sorry Ronan! Look at that grumpy face!

September 4, 2014

Oh happy day!

I got the opportunity last month to meet one of my blogging heroes, Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day!  She was doing a craft night at her studio, and I just so happened to have a scheduled trip to San Francisco at the right time! I lucked out! Yahoo!  Jordan does these amazing workshops every year and I've always wanted to go to one. Specifically, the screen printing class. Folks you would not believe how much fun this was! We had 8 amazing designs to choose from and you could bring as many t-shirts, bags, pillowcases etc as you liked to print. I walked away with about 20 adorable shirts and bags.  Ronan is going to have the cutest shirts in his class this year! We were also treated to yummy snacks and goody bags full of super cuteness. If you are not familiar with the fabulous Oh Happy Day blog...check it out here! She is the reason I started blogging and is an inspiration to me daily! She is amazingly creative and talented.

August 14, 2014

My new favorite dress


 I have newly discovered this dress from Madewell (looks like it's on sale!), and friends...I am obsessed with it. Now really, it's a possibility that I should NOT be wearing this dress. It is indeed...a trapeze dress/swing dress. It's very long and roomy and it's supposed to be that way.  It's probably definitely made for tall, lithe Twiggy types who are the lucky owners of legs for days. BUT...I tell ya..this dress is fabulous. It strikes the absolute perfect point between comfort and elegance.  I just can't even stand it. I want to wear it all the time. I love this dress so much that I bought it in both patterns, because I think they strike very different notes. The black and white being bold and a bit funky, and the blue one being a bit more sweet and vintage feeling.  I think that I carry it off pretty well, being a super shortie, by sporting heeled clogs with it.  In fact, I think everyone should sport heeled clogs when wearing it, even Twiggies, because heeled clogs are rad.  Ok fine, if you are a 6' tall Twiggy go ahead and slap on some super cute flat sandals.  The rest of us mere mortals can pair this amazing dress with these ABSURDLY AMAZING clogs from Maguba (don't you just love that color?), and a lovely long necklace from my favorite jewelry artist Takara. I have the necklace on the bottom and it's just perfect with the dress. 
Trust me friends. This one is a keeper.   

yellow Monaco clogs from Maguba
Poncho dress from Madewell
Poncho dress in stripe
necklaces from Takara

look....Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day loves hers too