Monday, September 10, 2012

Ground coffee

Day off today and it was most productive; gym, food shopped, browsed homegoods, and now making delish pumpkin coffee to motivate my chores here in the house, and then to prep din din for the man before he gets home! I found this coffee "FALL IN LOVE" it comes in many flavors (all SMELL great!) and it has a quotes on the package that are just wonderful...

"Love sweetens Life, and Life sometimes destroys Love. Beauty is desirable and Deformity detestable; Therefore Beauty is not Deformity nor Deformity, Beauty. Hope springs eternal in the humans breast, I hope to be happier next fall thank I am at present, and this Hope makes me happier now than I should be without it."
-John Adams 1763

"I look back to the early days of our acquaintance; and Friendship, as to the days of Love and Innoncence; and with an indescribable pleasure I have seen near a score of years roll over our Heads, with an affection heighten and improved by time - nor have the dreary years of absence in the smallest degree effaced from my mind the Image of the dear untitled man to whom I gave my Heart."
-Abigail Adams, 1782

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend; NYC

Captured NYC architecture.
Little Italy for yummy dessert and street vendors.

Boat ride to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.

Our hotel room view of the 9/11 site. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I'm sucker for a great entry area / mudroom, its my fav and a must have for sure. These are some very inspirational ideas that I heart! My own personal touches:
  • I most always have an oriental rug
  • My coat stand (like the green one above) 
  • A bin for umbrella's & yard sticks (why yard sticks? lol I just love them)
  • Nice chair or bench to sit while you put boots on etc (I used an ottoman once that was cute too) Don't forget a deco pillow for your seating area.
  • Antique hooks hung on the wall - I'm thinking I want to paint mine a fun color this year 
  • Metal bins for mittens - hats and dog accessories 
  • & the MUST HAVE a small table (I use an antique sewing table) or sofa table with a cute bowl for keys, magazine bin and some tid bits for decoration.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


hair envy! I'm a keratin queen - trying to have hair that will never be mine... atleast a simple, cutesy braid always looks chic.

Friday, October 28, 2011

warm slumber

Yesterday Boston's had its first snow of the season... before Halloween! One thing I love about Boston is the season changes but I'm hoping we get to enjoy fall before more winter-like activity. This morning my car read 34degrees burr, getting there was not easy -- it was torture getting out from under my warm covers. On that note here are some dreamy bedrooms that inspired me. Enjoy! Happy Friday!


Friday, October 21, 2011


it's Friday & I'm nearing the time to leave this place, work...
from inspiration; <3

Thursday, October 13, 2011

volunteer love

“Awareness-raising is a worthy activity unto itself, but the reality is that awareness without action results in little change. After all, awareness is supposed to inspire people to act!”

I'm excited to report that I have been selected as a Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellow, and I will participate at Crystal Eye Clinic in Ghana, Africa during February 1st-15th 2012.  Unite For Sight is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is the world's leader in socially responsible, effective volunteering and also a leader in providing high quality, cost-effective care to the world's poorest people. To date, Unite For Sight has provided eye care services to 1,200,000 patients, including more than 44,000 sight-restoring surgeries. While abroad, I will participate daily with the local ophthalmologists, local optometrists, and local ophthalmic nurses to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty.

As a Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellow, I am fundraising at least $1800 to provide eye care for patients living in extreme poverty, but I hope to raise much more - My goal is $3000.  I would be so grateful for your support.  The average cost of a cataract surgery is $50, which means that $50 will enable someone who is blind to have their sight restored, and $250 enables five people to have their sight restored.  Any help is appreciated, and no amount will go unnoticed.  100% of your tax-deductible donation to Unite For Sight goes directly to restoring sight for patients living in extreme poverty.  Can you imagine impacting another person’s life in a more significant way?
I would be grateful for your support of Unite For Sight to provide eye care to many more patients living in extreme poverty.  My goal is to raise at least $5,000, which will provide 100 sight-restoring surgeries. By raising $5,000, I would also receive a volunteer of the year award from Unite For Sight. You may donate through my online fundraising page by clicking here.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.  I look forward to whatever support you can provide.

Friday, October 7, 2011

mood board

Inspiration! I'm in the works of making my own mood board but until then. Holiday on Monday is making for some great sales... lots of shopping ahead of me for this long weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

form <3

Insane love for dress forms-- almost bought one at the 'brim'-- one of the pics here.

My very own jewelry (mini) form here -- my moms the best, always looking out ;)

Other mannequin forms I found at the 'Brim' seemed photo worthy at the time. Can't wait for next years show already!