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 stuff...it'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

XOXO...

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)

XOXO...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Honeymoon Hunting

So it has officially begun...the hunt for the perfect honeymoon spot. TAE has been looking at Santorini and Cannes, both of which sound lovely to me. I thought I would search a little on my own and I am liking the looks of Bora Bora and Bermuda, too. So many wonderful desitinations, how will we EVER decide?  Any suggestions? XOXO

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...

humorous...



sentimental...





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!! 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My new obsession...Etsy

I swear I could spend hours upon hours on this website and never tire of it. I have found the most amazingly creative array of items in a mere hour and a half. Take a look at my favorite finds of the day...

Let me know of your favorites on Etsy, I would love to delve into them the next time I sign on!! Thanks...XOXO

Monday, July 19, 2010

I thought this day may never come...!!



Here comes the Lilly Bride!! Beginning in late 2010 you will be able to Lead a Colorful Life even in your wedding whites!! Lilly Pulitzer is launching 12 unique gowns incorporating Lilly lace, grosgrain and fun hints of pink and green. We can't wait!






Need I say anything? This news is unreal. Thank you, Lilly, I can always count on you. XO...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

searching for my BM dress...Lilly BM dress, that is...

I am on the hunt for the perfect pink Lilly bridesmaids dress... the pink we were robbed daphne dress struck my fancy. what do YOU think??

Main image - Lillys Pink We Were Robbed


Downfall is, my wedding is not for eleven months and it would be hard to come by multiples of these...gotta start somewhere though, eh? XOXO

Flashback: Literary London 2008



Bubbles and I do London

Dreaming...or are we?

TAE and I went and saw Inception Friday night. It got me to thinking more and more about dreams, obviously, and what and if they really mean anything. Over sushi last night with some friends, PB suggested I begin writing the memories down. I cannot say that they are entertaining or even BEGIN to make sense of them--right? When I woke up today, I took PB's advice and I wrote down what I could remember from my dream(s) last night- the people in them; descriptions of those people, where I was, how it made me feel, and comically enough, I could come up with more from these night thoughts than I would have imagined. So it gets me to thinking, what are they about? I have always believed they are mere interpretations of the thoughts with which we begin our slumber- what is on our mind consciously and subconsciously.  All I can say is, last night, I was flying...hmm...XOXO

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Come home JSC!

JSC is away at Mpulse and it makes me miss my brothers more than EVER!! So, I thought I would put up some pictures...

the fam
RJC, jr., MMNC, RJC, CNC, JSC


my soon-to-be new fam :) 
the E clan! 

Weekend favorites...

Adorable Cleobella clutch...the perfect pop of color!

Place mats from Pip & Estella...in shades of my new favorite color! 



 Bungalow 5 grass green mirror at Laylagrace.com--too cute!

Can't go wrong with turquoise! I have been lusting over these for some time...Danielle earrings by Kendra Scott.


I recently discovered Kiel James Patrick and I simply adore all of his stuff!! I am an anchor girl all the way (my sorority's symbol)!

Friday, July 16, 2010

I just gotta have it!!!


Lilly iphone covers!!!! Cannot wait! The hard part will be deciding which adorable print to purchase...take your pick...xoxo

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Luck is believing you're lucky...

I read this quote in a magazine a few months back, and it really has stuck with me. It was Tennessee Williams who wrote, or I guess said, this. But it is especially appropriate right now. It is summer, beautiful summer, okay, well it is about 9000+ degrees in St. Louis ( I really think today was the hottest day yet!). However, I am still grateful for the blessings in my life. I save clips out of magazines and catalogues that I enjoy...frilly dresses, gold bracelets, tie-dyed boat shoes, tortoise shell sunglasses, GREEN finds, beton stripes...you get the picture...and today, I began making a scrap book of all my favorite things. I have it categorized by fashion, home, randomgoodiesgalore and naturally, quotes about love, LUCK and much more....XOXO

T.O.M.'s pool

Muff (MKM) and I hit up her pops' pool today. Was delightful!



MKM & CNC :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

happy holiday!

We had a fabulous fourth of July weekend in Chicago...until about 1 pm yesterday. Uncle Matthew tied the knot with Sue in a beautiful ceremony at Murphy Auditorium on Eerie. All of Mom's family was in attendance-- 11 siblings + spouses + grandkids. Only 3 were missing!! I will post pictures tomorrow. The fourth was the usual crowd at OWCC and the fireworks were amazing, as always. XOXO