Dec 31, 2010

Bring on the Bubbly

Oh how I've missed this little blog. I was sweetly reminded by a friend yesterday that it has been far too long since I posted (I blame having way too much fun celebrating the holidays in San Diego)so this goes out to Mr. Michael Whalen, who has patiently waited since December 18th for a post. 
And's more cake.

What better way to ring in the New Year then with some sparkling champagne cupcakes? I say bring it. This year has been absolutely crazy busy and full of so much excitement – new marriage, new job, new city. Thank you so much for coming along for the ride. Until next year loves!

Dec 18, 2010

Almost too Pretty to Eat

right? Maggie Austin's cakes and cookies are without a doubt works of art and I would feel absolutely terrible cutting into one of these puppies but my oh my are they nice to look at.

Images via Maggie Austin

Dec 13, 2010

Tulle and Pointy Toes

On saturday night we had the pleasure of attending The Nutcracker for the first time and now I am on a total ballet kick. The music, the twirls, the costumes, I love it all. Though I am completely tempted, I promise not to have any "tutu moments" in the near future because lets be honest, unless you are Carrie Bradshaw or a prima ballerina, it just doesn't work. So, instead I might don some pretty ballet flats and do a few twirls a la Sugar Plum Fairy and call it a day. Here is a roundup of some fashionable contenders. Happy Monday!

Dec 7, 2010

A Little Taste of Home

If you read my blog, you probably know that I am ever so slightly obsessed with the musings of Smitten Kitchen. I literally die over every single one of her recipes and the Huevos Rancheros are no exception. As a California transplant, I have been craving mexican food ever since I set foot in Beantown and as somewhat of a connoisseur, tex-mex just.doesn' I want the real stuff and I soon realized that the only way to get the real stuff was to make it myself so that I did. The Huz and I gorged our little bellies on Huevos Rancheros all weekend and it was fantastic. 
Get the recipe here and for the love of all that is holy, please oh please don't use salsa in a jar. Make it yourself! I promise you,it is soooo much better that way.

Nov 30, 2010


Any wedding that has this signage at the tables is a wedding I want to be a part of.


spotted on Style Me Pretty today, this gorgeous tabletop styled by Duet Weddings boasts herbs as decor and I love the organic, easy beauty of it all. très chic.

Nov 29, 2010

Color Arranging

Inspired by pretty bookcases and lots and lots of color, I decided to take inspiration from these images...

 and turn one empty bookshelf and our gigantic collection of books into a pretty little work of art. A saturday well spent if you ask me.

Nov 23, 2010

A Glitter Crush

do you fancy a little bling for your tuesday afternoon? well I have just the thing...

Nov 22, 2010

Easy Peasy Advent Calendar

just spotted this perfectly perfect advent garland from Hello Magpie and I'm sort of a huge fan. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, that means the countdown to Christmas is about to begin and what better way to do so then with a cute little garland. me loves it.

Nov 21, 2010

Can It

i was just perusing the fabulosity that is Terrain and came across oodles of fun products for canning and now I'm all on board. It might even make for really cute holiday gifts. Have any of you canned your own jam/pickles/etc? Thoughts?

Put a Flower on It

spotted on the Lovely List, this flower veil and hair combo is totally swoonable

Nov 19, 2010

A Week of Lovelies

a sweater for your chair

pumpkin whoopie pies make my mouth water

cute leather gloves make for happy, happy hands

wishing I had the courage to make my kitchen this pretty

if your hands are happy, your head should be too

I want a VW Bug just so I can pile cute luggage on top

the perfect reading corner inspiration

organizing made fun with these pretty wood tags

I would live in this romper if I owned it

a Lela Rose dress that makes me want to get married all over again

new wallpaper crush

words of wisdom

happy weekend oh pretty ones

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