Monday, December 28, 2009

Williams Sonoma Apple Pocket Pie Molds


Wish I had seen this sooner so that I could have put this on my Christmas list. I've found that having a baby has had me fantasizing about making gourmet meals and baking every week. I know this is not realistic. I can barely get fully dressed most days much less cook and bake. But still, I love individual servings and these would make the best individual little pies. What is it about having a baby makes me want to be the next Martha Stewart, anyway?

You can find these Williams Sonoma Apple Pocket Pie Molds here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Still Loving Luisa Beccaria

I've blogged about my love of Luisa Beccaria in the past. Here are some images that further seal the deal for me.


Fab Freebie: Gift Tags From Eat Drink Chic


Amy at Eat Drink Chic has done it again! Another beautiful freebie for all of us to use. Love the vintage envelope theme of these gift tags. Click here to find out how to download this freebie.

All images and artwork 100% by Amy from Eat Drink Chic.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

One Bag to Rule Them All...*snort*


I'm normally not the gotta have an expensive purse type of girl, because, let's be honest, I'm tough on my bags. I bang them into things, the straps get caught on door handles as I walk by, I drop them on the floor in random places when I walk in the house, I accidently leave an opened Powerbar in them when it's warm out and it melts all over the inside of the bag. Hey I didn't say this actually happened. No really, it didn't...

...but I'm practically salivating over this bag. I'll take one in each color, please and thank you. Sigh. If only it wasn't 278 bones.

So tell me, do you have a favorite bag that you have or haven't spent a good chunk of change on?

Tano 4306 in Chocolate and in Smog via Lori's Shoes.

Danna Ray


As always, Danna Ray of Groundwork has produced some stunning artwork. She has a lot more in her etsy shop, including this one, which I didn't include in the above but also really love. My fingers are really itching to snag the larger version of the top one.

[From the top: Take Me Out Tonight - limited edition print, Memory of Migration - limited edition print]

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kris's Wonder Room

Since I'm freshly back from my long hiatus, I've been trying to get caught up with my blog reading. I just now discovered that Kris from Kris's Color Stripes has launched a new shop for her handmade mushrooms (I've blogged about her curiosities before) called Kris's Wonder Room. Definitely worth checking out!

Images and artwork 100% by Kris from Kris's Wonder Room


Pride & Prejudice - the graphic novel


Most people are now familiar with Pride & Prejudice in it's many adaptations - the most recent being the very popular Pride and Prejudice and Zombies novel that has gotten a lot of buzz this year. I've been an avid Jane Austen fan since watching the A&E version of P&P with Colin Firth a few years back. I've since read the book several times and watched all the movie adaptations I could find. I could wax poetic about most BBC and A&E adaptations of classic novels for hours - but I'll spare you. While browsing Amazon the other day I was surprised to come across a graphic novel of Pride and Prejudice. I was suddenly overcome with excitement. It was a new source to feed my Jane Austen addiction. This is for sure going on my last minute Christmas list. I'm just surprised I didn't hear about it sooner. Anyone else had a chance to get a peek at this newest form?

You can order yours here, if you so desire.

In other news, look at that color palette!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gift Guide: For the Romantic Soul


Is it obvious I'm a Jane Austen fan? I thought these were all pretty and spot on for the romantic soul. I've been eyeing that copy of Sense and Sensibility for a long time now, I love the design - I wish the Pride and Prejudice cover for the Penguin Classic series was prettier. I'm picturing something indigo or green instead of the goldenrod. Just not my thing. And aren't those heels to die for? I love the dusty rose color and the rosettes - I think they'd go well with a floral tight. I can't forget the Pride and Prejudice necklace, another item I've been eyeing since I spotted it in Hoolala's shop. And of course the ruffles on that coat hit a soft spot for me, so pretty. And last but not least, if you like the scent of blood oranges, this one is for you. I have some lotion and soap in this scent and I love it, plus is comes in pretty packaging.

[Clockwise from the upper left: Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Mr Darcy Doubled Sided Fob Charm Necklace from Hoolala, Abigail Tulip Ruffle Gray Coat from Ruche, Steve Madden Trickked - Blush Suede at Lori's Shoes, Sense and Sensibility Hardcover at Penguin Books, Tocca's 1.7 oz Stella Eau de Parfum Spray at Sephora]

All artwork and images 100% by their respective sources as listed above.


Gift Guide: Beauty Picks


My beauty gift picks for the holiday season.

1. C.O. Bigelow® Mentha Lip Shine from B&BW. This smells and tastes really good.
2. LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler. You can try out different mascaras to find the right one without breaking the bank.
3. Aquolina Pink Sugar. This is a really sweet smelling scent. I personally really like it, but some may not. I think it would be a good for a teen girl.
4. Lip Service Deluxe Sampler. You can never have too many lip glosses or lipsticks.
5. Tarte Crown Jewels Lipgloss Multi-Gift Set. Ditto the above. Plus you can either give the whole thing to someone, or split them up and give two and keep one.
6. B&BW Aromatherapy Goodnight's Sleep in Lavender Vanilla. One of my favorite scents from B&BW.


Gift Guide: For the Guys in Your Life


Here are a couple excellent gift ideas for the guys in your life.

1. Grateful Palate's Bacon of the Month Club. Also good for any other bacon lover in your life.
2. Complete National Geographic- Every Issue Since 1888.
3. Star Trek (Three-Disc +Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] (2009).
4. Austrian Windproof Lighter. Perfect for the outdoorsy type.
5. Grassy Lawn Charging Station.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Alex Monroe II


I've blogged about Alex Monroe in the past. And I must say that what I wrote then still holds true today. I feel like the pieces he makes are made for me. If money were no object I'd own each and every one of his pieces. I'm that obsessed.

Clockwise from the upper left: Lucky Three Clover Ring, Big Three Flower Buttercup Ring, Posy Twist Ring


Affordable Outfit: To Go Holiday Shopping


This is the first in a new series of affordable outfits that I'll be featuring that won't put a big dent in your pocketbook. I know I'm always on the lookout for affordable clothing and accessories that look more expensive than they actually are. This has become a necessity since Finn was born. So without further ado, here is an outfit that would be fitting for holiday shopping or to run errands in.

1. Silk & cashmere cardigan sweater from Victoria's Secret. $39
2. Ruffle Tank at Walmart. Yes, I said Walmart. Crazy, huh? $10
3. Waylaid Bare Ribs Necklace at UO. I like the juxtaposition of ruffles and the edgy ribcage necklace. $24
4. Lucky Brand Angel Boot at Piperlime. I don't mind splurging on a boot that can be worn with endless combinations of outfits, this definitely meets that criteria. $199
5. Dark Indigo Straight Jean at American Eagle. $29.50