Thursday, March 28, 2013

eggs and treats

we have had a wonderfully laid back time 
preparing for easter.
we decorated eggs and ate some macarons from essence bakery and are generally laying low until the big day.
we hope to have a quiet, prayerful day tomorrow to remember what easter is really all about.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

you are my wild.

i am loving this new blog you are my wild
started by some professional photographers.
if you get a chance, give it a visit.
at least use it as inspiration to go take some 
cute pictures of your own kids...

all photos from you are my wild.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


another awesome kitchen.
i love how much light there is.

the cutest little snack stand.
inspiration for a kids' lemonade stand, maybe?

i would like to plop my laptop down right here 
and get some work done.
what a clean, organized, inspirational space.
{from me and alice}

as a general rule, i don't dig bunnies and easter decor.
i am totally digging this bunny bag, though.
might actually have to make some...
{from mermag}

Monday, March 25, 2013

monday, again.

my two little ladies.

it was a lovely low-key weekend.
i never thought i would love weekends more than i did when i was a kid, but now that i have kids, i most certainly do.
there is nothing better than to just be home all together.
after the madness of st. patrick's day and easter on the horizon, it was oh-so-nice to just lay low.
now, back to the craziness of the week!
at least spring break is just around the corner...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

the archibald project

somehow i stumbled upon this site the other day.
it is the documentation of adoptions so as to inspire adoption in others.
it is beautiful.
and it is sad.
i love it.
if you are not in a good place right now for crying, then i would not suggest you visiting their site until you are. 
the stewart family. oh, man.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


 it's that time of year again, when our apple tree has exploded with apples and we need to come up with enough different things to make with them.
pies, tarts, cakes...  maybe we should come up with something a bit healthier
any suggestions?
we are giving bags away to all our friends, so stop on by!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


love this legit chalkboard.
a green old school chalkboard just went on my wish list...

the coziest little reading nook 
i have ever seen.
my lucy would be in heaven...

i love this wide open kitchen.
i love the island, i love the floor, i love the fridge,
i love the built-in bench, i love the beams...
i just love it all, ok.
{via sprk}

the perfect screen door.

Monday, March 18, 2013

john mulligan's

we hosted our annual st. patrick's day party this weekend and now we are all exhausted and getting the kids off to school was a bummer.  i think i might just sit out front with dot and drink my coffee and do nothing at all on this lovely morning.  
the party sure was fun, though.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

kristin rogers

one of my very favorite photographers of late is 
i just adore the way she captures everyday life.
this family photo shoot, in particular is quite adorable.
(and her instagram feed is the sweetest)
if you live in southern cal, call her and let her take cute pics of your family.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

handmade riot.

last week i had the very fun task of taking some photos for the brilliant creative team at handmade riot of their honeycomb shelves.  
i am in love with these shelves
and you should be, too.
hurry over to their etsy shop and order yourself one, two, three, four or five of these shelves and hang them in whatever awesome way you can think to.
do it.  you won't be sorry.

for a good laugh, check out this video on their facebook page.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


i love mismatched chairs.
and all the little bits of color in this room.
and the fireplace next to the dining table.
just move me in.

happy tape and the organization of a cute calendar?
yes and yes.
{from decor8}

i love these custom gift boxes.
what a perfect little package to give or to be given.
and this one in particular made me giggle.

next time i am anywhere near los angeles, 
i am finding this food truck.  
it just looks too delicious.
{from oh, joy}

everything in this house is like a kids' wonderland.  
you should look at every single picture.  
they are all fantastic.
{from vogue}

Monday, March 11, 2013

a good start.

even just ten minutes of quiet with a magazine and a coffee offers a mighty fine start to the week.
thanks to leftovers from our visit to the union yesterday my day is off to a very good start, indeed.