Thursday, June 30, 2011

scenes from the kitchen series

there is just something about pictures of industrial kitchens
and the work and tools going into it all
that fascinates me.
the natural light and lack of staging in this
only makes it all the more glamorous.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

a few happies.

a little free printable above to brighten the day
and indeed my day would be full of rainbows
if i were to be found in any 
of these amazing bright vintage shoes.
they just ooze happy, don't you think?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


this room.
love the gallery wall, especially that
little drawer hanging on the wall 
with treasures sitting in it.

a happy summer picnic.
what a sweet little girl's birthday this could be.
and i happen to have a sweet
little girl with a birthday on the horizon...
 {from h&m via black eiffel}

making my own summer skirt.
love the fabric.
you should make one, too.
{from say YES! to hoboken}

this super cozy bed...and the summery 
feeling it imposes.
{from here via a merry mishap}

this girl's wildly rockin hair. 
oh, what i wouldn't do for thick messy curls.

this old railway turned 
park/garden/gathering space
above the city 
just sounds like one of the most brilliant 
ideas ever.

Monday, June 27, 2011


 i love these atlas prints
i would love to have the whole set
to hang in my kids' room.

Friday, June 24, 2011

wear a lovely braid in your hair this weekend.  laid-back and fancy all at the same time.
make these delicious looking drinks.  mix it up with that big watermelon in your fridge.
do find yourself some sparklers and stay up late tonight with your kids or friends. (or order them now and plan some 4th of july fun...).

Thursday, June 23, 2011

a happy summer party!

i was recently the lucky recipient of a
from the lovely melanie of you are my fave.
she sent us all sorts of goodies for a
first day of summer ice cream party.
she certainly knows how to find the very best
little prizes to personalize a party.
i don't think i ever want to do my own
party shopping again...

all three of my kids declared this our best party ever.
melanie, you should sell themed parties in a box
for people to custom order.
you open it up, set everything out and
wow your family and friends.
i did have a go at making my own
ice cream cone holder using these
ever-so-simple directions.
my kids thought it was amazing.
i do love anything that is simultaneously
easy for me and impressive to my kids...
melanie also included a popsicle mold,
so we made strawberry lemonade popsicles as well...
oh, and root beet floats...
and what party is complete
without an impromptu little photo booth...

happy summer!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


 al fresco dining.
there is little more wonderful
than dining outdoors 
under happy lights.

 everything about his photo.
i adore bernhard lang's entire aerial photo series.

it is kind of all i think about these days...

this lovely ring.
designed by an architecture student
who makes jewelry on the side.
all her pieces are equally stunning.
go have a look.
{from mirta via miss moss}

this picture i could not stop staring at.
gives me the heebeejeebees...if that is a word.

this cast iron vintage casserole pan
is oh so amazing. 
too bad its is oh so lovely.

and lastly these too sweet little girlie shoes.
so classic and edgy all at once.

Monday, June 20, 2011

the burning house

i really love this idea.
really, really love it.
the burning house is photos
of only the things you would take with you,
 say, if your house were burning.
ultimately, your prized possessions.
to be more regularly conscious of this idea
i believe would allow us to live more
simplistically and happily.
i would actually love to know what my kids
would choose...
but probably wouldn't put it in
terms of their house burning...
(this fascinating site found via seesaw)

what would you bring?

Friday, June 17, 2011

wear this sweet summery look and be off to the beach for goodness sakes!
make  some super soft and gooey cinnamon rolls for friends and family.
do go watch this video on the swing project....instant chills and happiness; i assure you.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

for the love of coffee.

i admit it.
i am a bit of a coffee snob.
my most recent favorite spot
for super duper delicious coffee
just as good as royal at the market,
but closer to my house.
good, good stuff.