Thursday, August 30, 2007

peas out.


we're leaving for the beach at 5am tomorrow morning. brian went to virginia this evening to buy a boat (probably) and he's bringing it back tonight - yes, to sit beside the OTHER boat that lives in front of our house - and then we have to get it to the beach early so he can park it there.

before you think we need to be on mtv cribs/boats, let me divulge. boat #1 doesn't run. hasn't ever. since he's had it. it just sitssitssitisstisits in front of our house. and its big. so its all in front. just the boat.

he's selling that one on ebay. i was sort of amused he did so much mentioning of me in the ad. crazy, huh? you'd think i WANTED him to get rid of it? anyways, he wrote a novel about it. i was oddly impressed when i read it.

in conclusion, have a great long weekend. avoid laboring at all costs. buy brian's boat, and holla at your girl.

an observation

anthropologie has this piece of art, framed. and its $298.00



i bought this at world market approx. 7 months ago for $5.99.
just an observation. that's all.

look how my lamb's ear is thriving in its new ikea pot!

pretty vintage tumblers

ohhh! how pretty are these vintage tumblers on etsy? its a set of 8. they're sold out, but keep an eye on this seller for more great items.etsy is the new ebay without the stress.

*found on orange beautiful

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

house tour

apartmenttherapy chicago has a house tour of oh so very cute emily and craig's house.

look at the salt and pepper shaker collection! i had a wild idea to do that too recently!

i also love her jewelry boxes. so pretty!

marble coffee table from cb2




isn't she lovely?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

cook!


i'm going to order this book, and i'll let you know what happens. it looks super cute, so that counts for something. and i like how its recipes from the 60s and 70s so it shouldn't be too difficult.


teaposy teas

how cool are these teas?
each flower can brew up to 80 oz. of tea and then be displayed in cold water for a week.


perfect for a gift for a tea drinker.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

makeup pouches


i think i need one of these makeup pouches from periwinkleonline. i discovered them in the new domino. i love the fabric options.

Friday, August 24, 2007


bon weekend!

hide boxes


pretty little boxes for your secret stash. from wishingfish

alphabet cards from pottery barn

i got a new pottery barn catalog yesterday and i am thrilledthrilledthrilled to see HALLOWEEN stuff in it. i love halloween.

so they have these alphabet cards, that pottery barn wants us to frame. i kind of like the idea? its different at least. you get 3 different fonts and some extra vowels.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


this makes me happy, on a multitude of levels.

us


this was one of the photos from our "engagement shoot". we look ridiculously retarded, but the picture is cool.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

this looks so comfy

from gap

i really really do love lamp and i mean it this time

yes i may have talked about other lamps in the past, even expressed strong feelings for them. but this time its different. this is the one.

i nuuuuheed it.

on topic!

this new fabric at reprodepot would make some super snazzy pillows.

you'd be all, yeah, i speak french. parlez-vous?

make it!

at reprodepot you can buy a kit to make this little pouch. cute huh?

found via anh-minh's blog

print from binth


ewh ewh ewh! i love this new print from binth. anna, get it!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

potting extravaganza

i sort of had a fit at ikea and got 2934 matching planters. but this was pre-meditated, so i guess that doesn't really qaulify as a fit.

but now its done, and i like it alot! i'm so glad they all match. before we had a million mixed up plants, saucers, tins, stuffickyuck.

sea urchin bud vases


i love these. they're so delicate. i used to have a lot, but i've
1) given them away as hostess gifts, etc b/c i love them so much i want other ppl. to have one
2) broken them
so now i have less.

you can get them here

individual cupcake boxes from marha


she's at it again!

i guess these are for halloween, but they're so great for ANYTIME!

the kit comes with:
8 cupcake boxes
12 self-adhesive laboratory labels
12 self-adhesive skull-and-crossbone seals

these would be so perfect for a halloween themed party!

bookcase of the day


gasl_markham_roberts_01, originally uploaded by foohqwah.

from domino galleries

Sunday, August 19, 2007

the other boleyn girl

ann boleyn had a sister named mary who also got it on with henry VIII, and with the king of france. apparently, she wasn't a slut, just friendly.

so excited. the movie is coming out in february. is natalie portman *tricky* enough to play ann?

cb numero deuce


while we're at it, CB2 has some lovely vases. i don't think i would place an order online just for them, but if i was getting some else, like this hawt floor lamp, then yes, they would be mine.

pear

i've always liked this pear wall hanging by marimekko from CB2.i first liked this fruit idea when i saw sarah jessica parker's kitchen at her house in the hamptons. the apple prints are like 9348hundred dollars, so the pear route might be a better option.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

composting

brian and i are going to start composting our food scraps. clean air gardening has several composting crocks that aren't expensive and are easy on the eye.

they're vacuumed sealed, so no funny smells, and we can use the compost to garden with!

summer tomatoes


we have so many tomatoes in the summer -- we grow them, my dad grows them and gives them to us, my mother-in-law brings them to us from the farmer's marker -- we have to start thinking of new things to do with them.

the usual is with fresh mozzarella and basil - you can't go wrong with that.

last week, we had diced tomatoes, garbanzo beans, 1 small red onion, juice of 1 lime, fresh cilantro and fresh corn off the cob all mixed together. it turned out delicious!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


IMG_2044, originally uploaded by designspongeshop.

i like this room a lot. quilt. butterflies. marble topped side table. pillows. its nice.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

let's talk headboards.


i'll start.
target




j.adler on ebay



target


west elm


west elm

now you go.


do you think we'll get one soon?

(i think this was floyd)

bookcase of the day


ikea.

brian k.

i went to middle school and highschool with a boy named brian kuebler. he was my boyfriend's best friend. he was really funny and used words like "splat!" as an adjective.

now he's an artist and he lives in brooklyn with another old friend, karen! (she's his girlfriend now)

here they are, painted by brian.
he's good, that brian kuebler.
 

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