Tuesday, March 30, 2010


With the vacation date quickly approaching, I find myself thinking about beautiful luggage. Don't you think there's just something kind of sad about the fact that everyone on earth owns the same black/grey rolling suitcase, completely void of personality and charm? It makes me sad. Of course I appreciate the convenience of the wheels, but I just can't help but long for some of these.

I have already started a small collection, the result of one day's worth of Etsy obsession. I purchased two vintage train cases and a briefcase, and I love them. But I want more. And suitcases. And hat boxes. But the inconvenience of having to actually pick up and carry the luggage, well that's just insanity. There is of course a modern alternative, however rare and expensive it may be. A girl can dream.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Ok, I know this is supposed to be a place for things I love but let me deviate for just a moment.
If I continue to see bunting everywhere I look I will vomit.
I mean it's great.

It's really cute and all.

But please.

Get a grip.

Enough is enough.

I am serious you guys.

It doesn't help that my store is positively flag-laden for the Spring season, but I just don't think I can take this anymore.
Thanks for listening.

And right after writing this I go to my feed reader and what do I see...

I wish I was kidding.

It's not a joking matter.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Today I love cute babies.

It's ok baby, I feel the same way when Miley Cyrus comes on.

And if I had this kind of relationship with a cat, I might not want a dog so bad.

Easily amused.

If you haven't laughed, you are dead inside.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


I must get my grubby little hands on this movie, but there is no scheduled DVD release date. Boo.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Our little girl is famous! Molly is featured as the Pet of the Day on Pawnation. Chris gets upset because he thinks I hate his cats, so here I am publicly declaring that she is cute! It has been proven on the internet! And the internet never lies! Check it out here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


So Spring is officially here and I can feel my body and my mood thawing out. It feels good. Unfortunately, it also makes me feel like this is not such a bad idea after all:

Clogged nasal passages, drippy nose, itchy eyes, want to diiiiiieeeeee. But really, I love Spring. I do.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The new addition to my family:
my new baby
my new baby
Sorry for the wonky colors, the second one is more accurate.

Anyway, Kitchenaid mixers have been in my dreams for years and I have finally decided to treat myself. I enjoy baking quite a bit and have grown increasingly frustrated with the sorry excuse for a hand mixer that I have been using for the last decade. It was very weak and I could smell the motor burning every time I would push it to it's limits with a tough cookie dough, and to make matters worse the mixers got bent somehow and would clank together during mixing. Not that I feel like I have to defend my purchase. Oh no. I am quite certain it is worth every penny, and I got a fantastic deal on it. And it is so pretty, don't you think?

I can't wait to give it a test run! :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


So many of my favorite things in one brilliant commercial. 

Monday, March 22, 2010


I had a post all ready to go today, but I came home and found something on my doorstep and I couldn't help myself!

 She & Him Volume Two on 180 gram vinyl with free digital download, a sticker, a poster, and a luggage tag! Love Love Love. To be 100% honest the new album hasn't struck me as much as Volume One, but I'm hoping it will grow on me. And regardless, I find Zooey Deschanel brilliant and irresistible and will probably support her right up until she duets with Beyonce. And then I will cry. But until then...

She & Him - In The Sun from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


We had a nice First Day of Spring outing to Harper's Ferry yesterday. It makes me feel old and pretentious and sounds a bit like going to Martha's Vineyard or something, but it was neat indeed.

We found this cute little vintage book store.

There were of course several doors and windows and stairs for me to enjoy.

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, and if you're on the east coast I hope you're enjoying this extra fabulous weather! Amazing.

Oh yeah, and you can view the rest of the photos from our day trip here, as if I didn't post them all here already.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I'm pretty sure Greece is the most perfect place my eyes have never seen. 

If for some reason that doesn't do it for you, you're sure to find some place you absolutely have  to visit here. But if you're like me, here's some more eye candy.

Which reminds me, I'm pretty sure the next vacation is my choice...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010


What makes me happy today:

Flowers from the bf when I wasn't feeling happy. They're a couple days old and still quite lovely. I love getting flowers! Thank you!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This is quite possibly my favorite family portrait ever.

Not my family, obvs, or anything even close, but I kinda wish it was.

Monday, March 15, 2010


So you know I love tins right?Just look how adorable these tiffin tins are! And so perfect for picnics. I am in love.

via Poppytalk

Sunday, March 14, 2010


It has been a dreary weekend. Please hurry up, Spring! I have plans for you!