Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hello, again.

After a very long unintended blog hiatus, I'm back!  A few things have changed since my last post:

I got pregnant.

(Minutes before departing for the hospital)

And most notably, we welcomed a wonderful little muffin/nugget hybrid named E.


She is sweet as can be and we are having so much fun doting on her!  More posts to come!

Monday, January 16, 2012

5 things: necessities for baby g

baby g might only be the size of a large heirloom tomato right now, but i'm already on the lookout for some must-have items for the little babe...


puppy booties

Bunnies by the Bay 'Go Go Booties' (Infant)


aden + anais swaddle blankies


sophie the giraffe



zodiac art for the nursery

Gemini Zodiac Art


a cozy, yet stylish outfit

Keepsake Gift Boxed Set - GravelKeepsake Gift Boxed Set - Rose

Sunday, January 15, 2012

lacquered up

wanted: a lacquered box to store our multiple television remotes (or motes, as my niece would say.)

Orange Lacquer Pencil BoxOrange Lacquer Pencil Box

lille, $95

Decorative Wood Box - Grey.Opens in a new window

target, $20

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

5 things.

1. sally hansen salon effect nail polish strips

i've had a gold glitter manicure for the last 10 days... a little gaudy? yes, but it's the holidays and my 3-year-old niece thought it was pretty.  AND the strips finally broke my shellac addiction.

2. ikat bowls from anthropologie

these little bowls are pretty prevalent in the blog world... i stalked the website until they were back in stock but (once again) they seem to be unavailable.

i stow my bracelets in the blue bowl every night, and the chartreuse and grey bowls live in other rooms in our house.  (they make a sweet gift too... my mother, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law are all owners post-christmas.)  if you can't wait until they restock, there's a similar bowl available at     c. wonder.

3. my adorable niece

every moment is better when she's around and my heart melts every time i hear her say, "aunt sarah, will you play with me?"

4. the kind vet at our local veterinary clinic who answered my 4:30 AM call on christmas morning... without her, i wouldn't have known that the cookies, chocolate fudge, and seven-layer bars my pup consumed would not cause chocolate toxicity or neurological problems.

5. puppy chow and esther price.  christmas would not be complete without them.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

gee, thanks.

'tis the season to write thank you notes.  here are a few of my favorites...



Merci Card

Gold Floral Thank You Card

Gold Painted Stripes Thank You Card

Assorted Girlie Dog Set

Kate Spade by Crane Stationery, Quip Thank You Cards

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Saturday, November 12, 2011

gift guide: stocking stuffers under $50

butter bride nail polish pack (contains pink ribbon, hen party and cream tea,) $36


or the baby's breath collection (contains pink ribbon, rosie lee, pearly queen, and muggins,) $45

adorable kate spade stationery, $20

all wrapped up cards

l'occitane shea butter hand cream: a must-have for cold weather... the 1 oz is the perfect size to tuck in your purse (1 oz, $10 or 5.2 oz, $26)

Shea Butter Hand Cream

fresh mini sugar lip polish and lip treatment, $22.50

Sugar Fix

kate spade i phone cover, $40

le pavillion iphone 4 case

and for the boys:

smathers and branson key fob, $25

pottery barn saddle leather catch-all, $29 

Saddle Leather Catch-All

kiehls no-shine moisturizing lip balm, $9

Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm

john derian paper weight, $30

John Derian® oval paperweight

it wouldn't be christmas without a pair of kitchy j. crew boxers, $18.50 (or 2 for $28)

Christmas tree boxers