Saturday, November 20, 2010

QOTD via JMG :)

A best friend of mine, JMG, knows how much I love quotes. Mainly sappy quotes, that is. He posted this on my facebook wall and I found it only fitting to share it will all of you. Thanks, JMG!

all that glitters IS gold

Metallics have truly found their way into the everyday fashion world. Wherever I go, there is silver and gold. The best part about these hues, in my mind, is that they pair well with nearly everything. I have a pair of Kate Spade gold flats that take the place of black in many instances. (Also, they are already on sale!) Lucky you :) The Kate Spade store recently came to St. Louis and I love it. Namely around the holidays. Everything is so happy and bubbly and vibrant. I have my eye on this purse. Once again, what WOULDN'T this look good with?!! So practical, yet so special and pretty. A lot of items are adorned with sequins lately, like this Ella Moss dress. Love it!! As a girl who used to only wear silver, I cannot get enough of gold jewelry. I have found myself googling gold chain bracelets and coin rings as of late, such as this VSA charm necklace along with basic gold studs... these darling dogeared hearts and Daisy Knights' posts. Whatever the season, metallics are always a must. XOXO...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Smiiiiiile {it's worth more than you may think}


Smile and the world smiles with you. Or; Smile, and the world smiles back.

Either way, I like it.

And if you really think about it, there is some truth there.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

We love you forever, SJC, jr.

My dad's brother, Stanley, passed away this Tuesday. It has been a rough week for the entire family, but we find comfort in knowing he is living in God's grace eternally. 

R.I.P. Uncle Stanley, you are greatly missed and loved. <3

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

e.e. cummings

Sunday, November 7, 2010

SO excited....



Andy Warhol is one of my long-time favorites. I want to blow this up and frame it or something for the holidays. 

I feel bad for Thanksgiving now and again because it always gets overlooked. However, it simply is not as fun as Christmas. Presents, hellooooo!!? Haha....
I will try to keep being thankful each and every day for the abundance God has bestowed upon me. 


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Glorious Gadabout

Soooo, if you have not checked out this better get on it!

It is simply too cute to pass up. Perfect for every occasion.

Enter College Prep's giveaway to enter for these beautiful cards!!! XOXO...T

Monday, October 18, 2010

Words with friends

Do any of you play WORDS WITH FRIENDS on your iphone? I love this game! XOXO...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What I'm loving NOW...

1. Glee

2. Dexter

3. Matchstick jeans

4. cowboy boots

5. The weather!!! (it has been avg 65 and sunny in STL!!)

6. that my brother, JSC, is being Superman for Halloween

7. My upcoming trip to NYC with MNC, RJC and JSC :)

8. the private party at J. Crew Sunday evening with ten of my greatest friends

9. the name "Buddy"

10. cleaning my room

What is new with all of you?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

what do you think!!?

How do you like my new blog design? Please let me know feedback...I can always revisit my previous template :)

Happy Monday!!


P.S. How good was Glee tonight?!

Friday, September 17, 2010

forgive me Friday

...definitely what I should call it....haha! please DO forgive me, bfs, for being MIA for so long. I will not do this again, je promis! XOXO...

Friday, September 3, 2010


bfs-i want to apologize for being MIA for the last was not purposeful, i promise!!

the preschool starts up on friday so i have been prepping for the coming school year. woo hoo!!

what's new with all of you? how is september treating you thus far?


Monday, August 23, 2010

ban the tan!

Are there any 30 Rock lovers out there?

It is one of my favorite shows on television.

If you are not familiar with the show-Jane Krakowski plays Jenna Marone, the fun, witty, blonde and bubbly actress who is a friend and confidant to Liz Lemon (Tina Fey).

So what is even better than a darling actress who makes me laugh every week?
When that same person supports a good cause!

For every person who watches this video, Jergens will donate $1 to the Skin Cancer Foundation in NYC.  Pretty awesome, eh?!

Pass it on!


Saturday, August 21, 2010


It's just a box of rain
I don't know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
or leave it if you dare
But it's just a box of rain
or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long long time to be gone 
and a short time to be there 

grateful dead 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I've got the Tuesday blues

check out my latest etsy finds...they just HAPPEN to all be in the same color spectrum... :)



ahhh, I am sad that summer is coming to an end but I am thrilled the weather has calmed down a bit here. Riding boots and Barbour jackets get me in the mood for fall, though!

What are your end-of-the-summer plans? Anything crazyyy!?


Monday, August 16, 2010

on my mind monday

how is the start to your week? mine is going well, even though I am having some vacation withdrawal !

1. my new hook bracelet (a St. John classic)

2. the new season of Weeds--any fans?

3. I want to take a, not or dance...maybe both?

4. TB leopard wedges... tdf! (to die for)

5. this is now the SECOND year of my life since I was four that I will not be starting school soon...weird

6. mocha must have

7. I need ideas for a 2011 day planner... have not stumbled upon "the one" yet. Suggestions aremorethanwelcome!! Thank you thank you :)


Sunday, August 15, 2010

All good trips must come to an end...

Well friends, I am back!

met up with our friends CB and H in St. John. H has a place there and let me tell you, it is nothing short of amazing!! You should see the view! (You will, soon enough, when I put up the pics! :) )

There were ten of us and we had just the best time. If you have vacationed in St. John, you should make it a must on your to-do list !!

Alas, back to real life.

Happy Sunday ! XOXO...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

embark on an adventure with kate spade contest

the kate spade girl...
is quick and curious and playful and strong. she mixes her matches and experiments with color. she lets her imagination run away with her. she is the first to make a toast and the last to say goodnight. she looks for adventure around every corner. she sings off-key but with great spirit.
she lives colorfully
starting with one of the statements below, build a set that incorporates three or more pieces from, along with other objects that inspire you to live colorfully—a bright red lipstick, a vintage vinyl, a penguin novel or a favorite flea market find.
the winning details
three lucky winners will be chosen by kate spade new york creative director, deborah lloyd, to embark with a friend on a perfectly curated trip to chicago, san francisco or new york. winners will also receive a $1000 gift card to spend at one of our shops.

enter now...only five hours to go!! XOXO...

summer highs

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Please head over to Pink Peonies & Pearls for a GREAT giveaway! While you are doing this, check out her Etsy shop Stella Bella to pick your favorite bracelet to mention in your entry. Good luck and happy Tuesday! XOXO...

Monday, August 2, 2010

quick trip

Michigan was a great time. Mom and I ventured around Ann Arbor Friday evening, indulging in a delicious dinner at the Prickly Pear and a sweet treat afterward at Chocolate House ( as you can see, haha).

 There are a lot of artsy shops on Main Street overflowing with neat finds such as; quoted paintings, handblown jewelry, wood boxes, freshwater pearls, etc. and it was fun to pop in and out.  If you are ever in AA, you must check them out.

  Saturday morning we got to see JSC- finally! After three weeks, his camp at U of Michigan ended and we got to sit in on one of his classes with the head of the musical theatre program. It was exciting to see what he had been up to! 

What a fun little day-and-a-half trip to Michigan! 

quote of the day...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

LOVING giveaways!!

Keep the giveaways coming!!

You have GOT to get over to College Prep and check out this Nico & LaLa giveaway. I just stumbled accross them and their stuff is adorable!

Darling giveaway

Also, join their facebook page. Nico & LaLa
Once you set your eyes on their products, you will fall in love!


fab summer giveaway!

Take a gander over to Kristin at the Summer in Newport  for her latest giveaway, an amazing necklace handmade by Kristin herself!! 

 Her stuff is too cute! Check out her website while you're at it!! Kristin Pearce

Happy Sunday funday to all! XOXO...

Thank you, Eclectic Prep!

I want to give a big THANK YOU and shout out to my friend Dana @ Eclectic Prep for my first blog award...

Friday, July 30, 2010

flight done right

I hope everyone is having a fabuloussss Friday! Mumsy and I are off to Michigan to 'retrieve' JSC from camp! I am so so excited! He has been gone for three weeks and I miss him.

Being the dork that I am, I always plan way ahead of time (in my head) what I am going to wear on the plane. I think this all began when I was young and my parents would insist that we lay our clothes out before we went to bed at night--especiallyyy when we had an early flight-- and we were never allowed to look sloppy.

Consequently, the way I see it, why not look nice for travel? It is something that I am grateful my parents have instilled in me. Grace Kelly knows what I'm talking about... XOXO...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Speaking of...

stella & dot! My friend Ally @ MedicalPrepster informed me of Gingersnap's giveaway. Check it out here...stella & dot giveaway!! XOXO...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baubles, baubles and more baubles.

I have seen ads for the stylish and fun jewelry line, Stella & dot. My aunt was in town this past weekend from California and she informed us that my cousin has just started repping them. Take a peek at some of their's super cute!!

Mom surprised me last night and brought home this darling pearl bib necklace and wrap bracelet...I love them! It is a lucky thing she and I have the same taste! ;)

On my wish list...

Check out the website and drop my cousin, Kir, a line!
Stella & dot ~ Kirsten


3 questions

1- What is your favorite Starbucks drink?

2- Do you love me more than french fries? (I love few things more than french fries, so this is especially comical to me)
3- Do you like this dress? (I do, hehe)


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Today's finds...




Nautical on the mind!! Must be because I am heading to the pool! XOXO...
p.s. thank you for all of the comments on the Lilly art! More to come very soon!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Art project

I have been thinking recently that I would like to do some kind of artsysomethingoranother. Now don't kid yourself, this isn't going to be Monet. However, I went to the art store and picked up a few things and I must say, I had quite the enjoyable time. I figured, what better a place to start than with some Lillyesque paintings? XOXO

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I just can't get enough of...

Word pillows and prints!

You know, those often corny, rarely dull conversation starters that have become quite popular as of late. Some are cuter than others, naturally, but after spending some time looking through a plethora of them, I discovered some great ones. (Thank you, Etsy).

 I have been browsing around on the site and finding so many delightful pillows and wall art with the best inspirational words of wisdom. I love it! I thought I would share some with you...



too cute for words...

Are they not just the cutest addition to any space? Having one (or more!) of these adorn my wall, chaise lounge or couch would almost ENSURE a happy day. Don't you think? Now, just deciding which ones I love the most...hmm...XOXO

Courtesy of lemondropstudiohoneypiedesignjessicagonachaannechoviesparklepowerfarouche...check them out!!