Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013

I hope you are all surrounded by family, friends, love and laughter today


Being Comfy!

November 27, 2013

I always like to be comfortable and cozy on Thanksgiving . . . I like to eat and not feel like staples are poking into my stomach because a pair of chic pants are too tight!  So this year I will be pairing the below items from Old Navy (great sale on right now) with either my MiH blue jeans, Seven white jeans or black leggings and my tan Giuseppe Zanotti boots (mine are old but similar here)

This flannel shirt is prettier in person - ivory and plum with coral pink stripes and super soft! and the XS fits perfect on my shoulders

This scarf is one of the softest most smooshiest scarfs ever!!!!

 Cozy and chic drapey boyfriend cardigan in a nice waffle-knit!

The girls will be choosing between these outfits . . .


I picked up these little mouse ballet flats for Ms. E to wear! 




And I got sweet little PJ sets for them to start using . . . We have Santa pic's this weekend and I think I will put them in these PJ's for the pic's.  What do you think: matching or coordinating PJ's for the pic's?


I plan on trying to get as much face-time in with my family as I can this weekend . . . and doing lots of this! We just had our chimney sweeper come so there will be a fire in our fireplace this week for sure!



Zara Baby Lookbook

November 26, 2013

How adorable is Zara's baby lookbook . . . . 









Little pieces . . .

November 25, 2013

Ms. E's room is still coming together; the color theme is navy, coral and pink with gold accents! I still have to figure out a bookshelf solution with a desk (thinking an IKEA hack with some crazy cool molding here and here), and have a window seat cushion made in some fun fabric and a few more art pieces for her walls but we are close.  

I have wanted to get a few throw pillows for her bed but didn't want to spend a lot seen as these pillows get used for fort-building with sticky fingers, thrown and dragged all over the house for dolls beds, and are generally abused.   I knew that I wanted a striped pattern and one that said something on it so I jumped on my favorite go-to-site, Amazon, and found this navy & white striped pillow and this little "Sunshine" pillow (love this because we sing "You are my Sunshine" all the time) . . . the sunshine pillow came with the pillow insert too!


Pink bed-frame (here)
Happy Chic quilt by Jonathan Adler (here)
Kate Spade pink/orange pillowcase (here)
Polka dot pillowcase (H&M Home -sold out) 
Linen white Duvet cover (H&M Home - sold out)
Bedside table (Threshold by Target - sold out)
Rug (Land of Nod - sold out)


Happy Saturday

November 23, 2013

Hello peeps,

Just wanted to say have a fantastic weekend . . . Be thankful for your health, family, friends and your blessings.  I'm going to try to be "present" in each moment this weekend . . . enjoy your children, enjoy that workout or 10 minute walk you get to fit in, enjoy your morning coffee, that glass of red wine before bed, and those laughs that make memories.

I am dreaming of all things cozy . . .







Thank you UPS!

November 22, 2013

So I have been picking up a few things here and there and I wanted to share some of the things that I have been happy with!

I got this little pillow-cover for our sofa from Amazon and it is very nicely made and only $15! It is like a natural linen color with the LOVE embroidered on in a beautiful pinky-red!

I found these amazing little boots for little Ms. E on a clearance rack at Target for $7! They are about a size and a half too big for her but with the rate her feet grow she will be wearing them in no time!! I want some!

Have you guys shopped at H&M Home section yet! I just did and I was happily impressed.  I bought 2 of these cute little Santa pillowcases for the girls bedrooms ($6 each), a great little pink with orange polka dots pillowcase for Ms. E's bed (sold out online) and a white linen duvet cover for MS. E's bed . . . it is sold out too and I am so bummed because they had it in Queen/king sizes too and I so badly wanted it for our room.  It is the perfect slouchy cozy linen . . . Fingers crossed they get them back in!!!

I also got two of these candles and I love the utilitarian look of them. They are not scented, which is fine, but they look chic around the house!

AHHHHH and my other new favorite purchase? These new MiH jeans. They are amazing!  I can't say enough good things about them and I DON'T want to ever take them off!  These are the Boston jean (here and on sale here); and they are a true skinny straight leg fit! A friend of mine was talking about trying them and instead of buying a $200 pair of jeans and wearing them a few times only to find out the stretch or slouch in places I hate I decided to see if I could find any on eBay and low and behold I got these for $20! Now I know I love them I will definitely buy more pairs!!

Getting round to it . . .

November 21, 2013

Sorry for the slow start to this week . . . It was a full moon! that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!   

We ended up having a great weekend and tried out a new restaurant (here). The food and decor was great, not to mention the amazing craft drinks that the bartenders were mixing  . . . lots of ginger, lavender-infused agave, black pepper, thyme . . . yummy!!!

Black fig sticky toffee pudding (from here)

loved this decor in the bar area

Mr.Hotpant's heaven

My little elf and I went to the new Hobby Lobby that just opened by us, and while she played I hyperventilated at all the stuff!!!

but I did pick up this beautiful ginger jar!

and we have been starting to do movie nights with the girls seen as Emerson is the perfect age now!  Although I must say we fast-forward about 1/3 of the movie (no scary parts for this family!) . . . this was our premier of "Beauty and the Beast!"

Splurge vs. steal

November 16, 2013

I found a dead ringer for this amazing J Crew coat that I adore!!!!

J Crew ($350)

here at Old Navy (on sale for $54) . . I just ordered it so I will let you know the details once it arrives!



f21

November 15, 2013

When I do find myself at F21 .... I have noticed I tend to gravitate towards their "Love 21" line.  Their Love 21 line focuses more on textures, fabrication and trims, and has a more sophisticated feel but still at great prices.

I picked up this sweater yesterday and I love it. It reminds me of this Vince sweater and this one too.  It is boxy but has fitted sleeves that give a batwing-ish look.


I also picked up this bra and it is so comfortable and flattering .... going to get in black too




But check out a few other great finds from the Love 21 line . . . 

 great little cami to dress up any jeans or leather leggings 

 love this LBD . . . . not your typical but definitely sexy and sweet 

 love this shirt and the gold brocade shorts. Perfect for being comfortable and dressy 
 
 Faux-leather joggers . . . do I need to say more?

 I love this lightweight sweater.  It reminds me of something Olivia Palermo would wear!

 I saw this in person and it is awesome! Boxy but fitted just like the Fall fashion runways were full of recently!

 I saw this sweater and the colors are awesome but they only had it in the store in L

 Another perfect shorts outfit for a Holiday event of date night!

 I just want to curl up in this cardigan, sip tea and watch movies!

I think it is know that I love jumpsuits . . . and this one is perfect! Love where the sleeves cut of at and it comes with the belt.


Holiday Goodies . . .

November 14, 2013

I was in Trader Joe's the other day and picked up a few thing that I have to share with you . . .Their Holiday specialty items are always amazing!!!

I didn't buy these (I should have) but tasted them in the store and they are AWESOME . . . kids would love these too and no artificial ingredients!
 These would be amazing paired with the "Cranberry Goat Cheese" (Below)

 These are a Holiday season MUST in our house . . . love love love them!

Cranberry Goat Cheese - this is RIDICULOUS . . . I have seriously eaten almost half of this by myself in 2 days . . . . best dinner ever!

 The girls love these and they are a pretty healthy alternative to, ahem, the cookies below !!!!!

 
If you buy nothing else this season from Trader Joe's promise me you will at least buy these!!! They are INSANE .... Here's what you get: chocolate covered peppermint Joe Joe's, chocolate covered peanut butter Joe Joe's, chocolate covered chocolate Joe Joe's, and white chocolate covered ginger Joe Joe's . . . the ginger are UH-MAZING!!