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Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I was just browsing some floral Web sites and came across my florist's...and imagine my surprise when I came across a photo of my engagement party floral arrangements!

Morgan from the Valley Flower Company did them and they were FANTASTIC...click to check out her blog here!

and check out this super creative sign she had in her window....

how cute is she....let me know what you think of the site!!!!!!!!!! Her work is gorgeous


Happy Tuesday...I'm in the middle of creating a new header and haven't worked out the kinks yet! The real one will be up later tonight...!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Shabby Chic Perfection

I'm dying over that coffee table...
Ohhh...I'd love a window seat like that...I'm drooling over the built-ins

Those chairs are great...and I love the distressed look of the table legs (I wonder what color that is...almost like a mushroom color)

***images courtesy of apartmenttherapy.com and blogtheview.com***

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Man's best friend

There's definitely something to say about man's best friend...I found this collection of fab interiors made even more fabulous with the addition of some four-legged friends!


*** All photos courtesy of ElleDecor ***

***Last image courtesy of One Kings Lane***

Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Friday

Get ready to drool...
That view is to DIE for...I'm also loving the numbered pillows...what a fun idea!

this is my dream breakfast "nook"...I'm dying over the color scheme, fabric and wallpaper!!!! Love it!!!
(those cupcakes look yummy too)

***I forgot where i got the images...but when i remember I'll update this***

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Simple and Classic with a fun twist...

I LOVE this company...they have great furniture in any color you desire...they also have a wide array of fabrics for upholstery pieces!!!!!

click here to check it out

***all images courtesy of Maine Cottage***

PS. How cute are those end tables...I want one in every color!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Candy Bar

For those of you who don't know...I LOVE CANDY! I am planning on having a candy bar at my wedding (see previous posts for more pictures etc.) and I just came across this adorable picture of a candy bar set up at a little girl's birthday party and thought it was to die for!

I mean...perfection.

I stumbled across this photo on the lovely blog: http://mylife-myloves.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some Tuesday Inspiration.

I am a total sucker for upholstered headboards...this fabric works like a neutral but has added interest with the hardware and subtle pattern...I love...

This room just caught my eye because it seems so effortlessly chic.  I love the fresh flowers and the mini side table adds interest to the room...The flowers and throw pillow add a fantastic punch of color...!

***images courtesy of oprah.com*** 

Monday, March 22, 2010

happy monday

Hope you all had a great weekend! I am fresh back from a wonderful wedding weekend in Jacksonville, Fla.

The wedding was beautiful and made me very excited for my own upcoming nuptials...5 months and counting!!!

I just saw this on Design*Sponge and thought I'd share it with everyone...it's a fun page all about mini-trends.



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Wow, I can't believe it's only Wednesday...I feel like this week is going by sooo slow, but maybe that's because I just want the weekend to get here!  I get to see all of my besties this weekend and I cannot wait!

In anticipation of seeing them, I got a spray tan! I didn't want them to think that I was a pale Northerner now so I got myself a nice little glow...I have to say, I'm very impressed with it so far.  It looks natural (not like an oompah-loompah)

On another note, Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope that everyone has something green on...otherwise you may get pinched!

Here are some photo's from Coastal Living that I was drawn to this evening...I'm thinking it's because they all incorporate green in some way...Enjoy!

Love the headboard...I'm looking for fabric to make my own headboard like this. I also love the small bird prints on the wall, they draw the eye up towards the drapes!

I'm loving those pillows and the spot of blue with the lamps and on the chair!

how cute is that stool...and the white chair- to DIE for....love the ruffle at the bottom!

**images courtesy of www.coastalliving.com**

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lucy Lu Tuesday

This is what I woke up to this morning...Lucy had managed to squeeze herself between the buttons of the duvet.  What a little rascal...I had to pull her out and she was NOT happy! (I can't really blame her, she looked super comfy)

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Little Monday Inspiration

I'm loving this room...it gives off a cool, "not trying too hard" vibe

I love the "burlap-esque" pillows and the thick table with chunky basket and candles...this would look great out in the "sticks"...now if I could only swap that picture for a deer-head we'd be golden!

Also, take a look at this bedroom...also to die for!

Doesn't it just say, "mature adults with fabulous taste live here"...I love the demure colors, the finish on the dressers and the FAB oversize mirror against the wall (although I'd have to sleep on the other side for fear of waking up staring into my own eyes in the middle of the night!)

to see more inspiration click here
**photos courtesy of Restoration Hardware**

Coming tomorrow: Lucy-Lu Tuesday! (as I type, the little wonder is laying on my lap fast asleep like a good little nugget)

here's a sneak peek.... (don't judge my pj's...or my pale-ness)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

In case you're as clumsy as me...

My favorite saying is now on a band-aid.  My life is now complete, thank you Urban Outfitters!

click here to get your own

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday means...

Magazines, wine and more magazines....I got a whole stack in the mail this week and have been saving them for Friday!

Just poured myself a glass of wine and am set to enjoy.....Cheers!

Happy Friday Everyone

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad"

**Thank you to my anonymous information gatherer....

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Everything Looks Better with a Monogram

Check out this site for ADORABLE monogrammed plates (from La Plates)...and just some great decorating ideas.... http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/

Divine...There are no words.

How divine is that tablescape

*All photos courtesy of littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com  

I'm Loving this Pic


I love this picture because one of the dresses in it is my bridesmaids dress!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010


I was just browsing the J.Crew Web site and came across these two wonders...
Yum.  That is perfection.

Double Yum.  I would wear that in a second....

I must really be in the "bride mode" because my eyes went straight to the white dresses....they speak to me.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I want candy

For those of you who know me...you know how much I love candy.

It seems as if I am not the only one...check out these adorable pictures via stylemepretty.com


Don't you love those pictures...the candy dishes are divine, the invite text is fab and the cake.....don't be suprised if you see a similar cake on Aug. 6 in New Hampshire... :)

I think I bit off more than I could chew....

That would be an understatement.

Yesterday started out as a perfectly wonderful Saturday.  I worked for a few hours (could have done without that though), then scooped up workout dog, got a burrito and made my way up to the Dartmouth Skiway.  I was all bundled up and looking very New Hampshire (think long socks over leggings and tennis  shoes).

The Lu and I got to the Skiway in time to get in a few runs on the hill (no falls...thank god!) and visit with ARR and Kirtie (who were working a fundraising event for Dartmouth Children's Hospital).  Eventually BT showed up on his bike and we all hung out for a little bit while Matty and I went for one more ski run.

Then things got a little stupid.  FYI, Matty, BT and I are training for a Marathon at the end of May.  Yesterday was supposed to be a 12 mile run. (12 miles is the key here)

So the three of us decided to run back to Hanover from the Skiway...which we figured could only be around 10 or 12 miles.  Off we started, with plenty of people telling us that it was a terrible idea etc. etc.

Long story short....we made it...2 hours later and at the expense of our patience and physical capability.  We were so exhausted mentally and physically....mostly because it turned out that the run was WAY longer than 10 miles (a bad thing when you exceed your longest run to date by 7 miles).

TRY 15 miles...not exactly what we were planning on, especially since we had no water and no "gu" aka food for when you're running.

By the time we got into Hanover (after we stopped running and had Kirtie come get us...oh, and by "us" i mean Matt and I...BT was way in front of us)...we were a pair of pathetic, exhausted idiots.  What the heck were we thinking.

We get back to the house and neither of us can move. Literally. I couldn't get off the couch for a good 30 minutes.

Bottom line: always check the mileage BEFORE you run.

Let's just say that this morning wasn't pretty. I am so stiff it's not even funny...I got out of bed and nearly screamed.....

Happy Sunday


Friday, March 5, 2010

First post from the "Sticks"

Hello out there...I am posting my first official blog post from Enfield NH...yes, that's right- we have wireless!!!!!!  Amongst the woods, deer and whatever else lives out here I'm sitting in my shabby chic office typing away with my little sidekick Lu next to me on her bed (pics will be up soon)

I have to say...I could quite get used to working from home...we'll just have to see how Matty feels about that one.  

Anyway, recently I find myself in a "nesting mode"...I want to fix everything up and make it nice and homey- i think it's finally hit me that I'll be living here in a few short months!  Aug. 6 seems to be creeping right up on me.

Now, don't go thinking that "nesting mode" means that I want to have a little bambino running around the house...not yet my friends.  I have had two dreams recently where I have had a baby and have left it places.  I told that to my pregnant boss who told me, "that probably means you're not ready to have kids yet"...I'm going to wholeheartedly agree with her on that (although she has been getting some really cute teeny tiny clothes for the little one...an oxford onesie- c'mon!!!!!!)

No, this nesting seems to be more along the lines of painting, re-arranging and organizing...Oh, and stalking any and all decorating blogs known to man.  A few new favs are:
-www.notcot.org (thank you Kates!)

Here is another little something I was drooling over earlier...(courtesy of www.elementsofstyleblog.com

Love the glass containers...love the whole thing.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New things from Miss K. Spade

I am LOVING all of these accessories...that purple wallet is gorgeous, but my favorite thing is the textured grosgrain ribbon ring and necklace...pure preppy perfection.

i love.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Signature Outfit

Every girl has her go-to outfit. One that you always feel comfortable and confident wearing.  This is mine...it's an oldie but a goodie, in fact, recently when I couldn't decide what to wear to an engagement party a good friend kindly pointed me in the direction of my go-to...which ended up working out perfectly...

Here it is...
***FYI, this party was in New Hampshire so jeans were perfectly acceptable...also, I switched out my UGGS for some nice J.Crew flats.

everything else is a staple:
-Crisp White Button Down
-Dark Wash slightly flared jeans
-Simple stud earrings
-Classic tank watch
-Thick scarf (I told you I loved scarves)...my favorite brand is Love Quotes
-Barbour Jacket...a must have up here in New England (classic preppy jacket for fall/winter)

So tell me, what's your signature outfit?  Better yet, Show me!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

an inspiration board after my own heart

Navy and Pink... courtesy of http://www.stylemepretty.com/

Things I'm Loving Right Now

I'm having a scarf obsession...this New Hampshire weather is great for them! Score one for New England.  The orange one is Love Quotes (that cantaloup color is delicious)  and the green is from Anthropologie (I love the texture on that one)

Stuff like this makes work more fun...

How cute are these file folders!  They would make filing so much cuter...
**File folders from The Container Store

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fun Saying for Monday

Just a fun saying for a Monday...Hope it's a great one for you!