Friday, April 29, 2011

this friday its all for the kiddos.
ok, its really still for us...

wear this insanely cute, vintage-inspired culotte-suit.  what little girl wouldn't look adorable sporting this around the pool?  if nothing else, grab a hula-hoop and have some fun.
make these delicious looking fresh fruit popsicles.  healthy, fun and you don't even need a popsicle mold.
do try this fun little art project.  so creative and so many possibilities... 

have a fantastic weekend and be sure to head back this way next week for some mother's day diy ideas.  
its gonna be awesome...

Thursday, April 28, 2011


i love the phoenix art museum.
if you've never been, put it on your calendar.
it won't disappoint.
and, whatever you see, be sure
you don't miss
its magical and wonderful
and if you are with a small child
and they walk out saying, "let's do it again"
you will gladly oblige, as you were just thinking
 the very same thing.

and here's a little secret...
they are open on wednesdays from 3-9
for free.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

wearing the pants.

so i have always had a thing for pants, 
most esp. those on the more masculine side.
not that i do not love feminine dresses just as 
much, but there is something to say 
about a good relaxing pair of pants.
i also generally have a thing for men's clothing on women. 
just love it.
one of my favorite shirts is my husband's flannel
with the broken button.
and so to come upon an entire tumblr devoted to 
women in menswear? i was pretty pumped.
i mean who doesnt adore the style icons k.hepburn and diane keaton?
if you are such a lover, do go enjoy, and be inspired.
go shopping one row over in your closet. 
{all images found here}

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


this sweet tightrope walking girl and her shy elephant.

this side braid and hat graced by those polka dots...
so perfect for a walk in the city.
hats always make me feel like i can walk with a 
bit of a strut while remaining anonymous in a crowd.

the happiness in yellow, turquoise and coral combined.
absolutely stunning, as is everything this girl does.

this amazing workspace in brooklyn.
makes me want a space of my own to create
something lovely.

this silly little print that made me giggle
(perhaps too much).
{via pinterest}

this beautiful "seaside" photo series.
makes me want to start planning 
a seaside vacation straightaway.

Monday, April 25, 2011

oh my, cuteness.

if you haven't already discovered it, spend a couple minutes this morning enjoying this absolutely charming blog

it is so adorable, you just might squeal.
for example...
enjoy the lovely photos and sweet captions.
and then kick yourself that you didn't do this with your kids.
or is that just me...

Friday, April 22, 2011

wear a stylish sophisticated get up to celebrate Easter this sunday....the green shoes will make the outfit.
make  some really lovely eggs like these, and maybe don't hide them but just keep them in the kitchen.
do check out this airstream redo. a perfect home office/escape right?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

and speaking of...

i love their clothes, their home wares, etc.
(we all do, right?),
but what i really love are their photos.
getting a catalog in the mail is {almost} 
as good as a real magazine.
these ones in particular got me...


earth day with anthropologie

yesterday we enjoyed a little earth day celebration
the kids potted plants, colored, enjoyed treats
and had the endless attention of the staff.

 finn told me he thought this girl who worked there
(who might be ruby's new best friend)
looked like "the bank song" girl.
then he asked, "was it her?"
i was tempted to just say yes...

dirt, cookies and crayons... 
i'd say they know how to win kids over.
thanks anthropologie and happy earth day.