Thursday, December 23, 2010

did you happen to see this??



that room is where michael and i got to hang out at fashion week!!!! see...




it truly was a beautifully designed space... i kinda wish i had taken more pictures, now!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

you had me at *sparkle*

sarah's been sick this week... so i've had lots of time at home to sew some christmas gifts (and catch up on my favorite blogs).

while i can't show any of my sewing projects to you (just yet), i can show you some sparkly, cheery holiday goodness!!


jars and bowls full of vintage ornaments = YUMMY!

a tinsel tree with tiny doll clothes for the ornaments = BRILLIANT!!

sparkly sleepy owl ornament = BESTILL MY HEART!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dollhouse Build

welcome to the biggest project i've ever done... a project in which terms like "mitered", "gable", "facia" and "boston lap ridgecap" became a part of my vocabulary (at least in my head)


each piece had to be painted, sanded, and painted again


the shingles had to be dyed


the porch floor measured, marked, and painted


and the walls & floors glued and taped


i painted the black and white floors... this will be the kitchen & dining room





the shutters & windows painted and glued



the shingles glued on one-by-one


i didn't get pics of the railings, but they had to be assembled piece by piece as well


michael made a platform for it... with casters and handles 
so she can pull it out into the center of her room and play!



she really loves it! 

Friday, November 26, 2010

thanksgiving

we had thanksgiving at our house this year
(for the very first time)


it seemed like a good time to get out our china and silver 
that we got for wedding gifts


it was their inaugural meal 



i think the table turned out pretty elegant, if i do say so myself

i hope your turkey day was wonderful!! now it's time to get ready for christmas!!

check back on monday for pics of the dollhouse i built :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sarah turned FIVE!!!


her party was at sweet & sassy


she and her friends got their faces & hair glittered up,
mani-pedi's, and a chance to walk the runway




it was super girly-fun!!

(a HUGE thanks to my friend Melanie for taking pictures of the party!)


after the girly fun, we went home for cupcakes and presents


her "big" gift was a dollhouse
(which, btw is partly why it took me so long to blog this)
it took me about 6 weeks to build this thing! i took pictures along the way
and i will share them soon!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

christmas shopping made easy

my friend, sarah, of pink street is having a SALE!! 



her jewelry & accessories would make any girl a happy girl on christmas day
(and yeah, that's me modeling the pretty headband)


also...

i relisted tons of baby gifts (& more) in our olive & everette shop!

what are you waiting for? get that shopping done :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

our trip to the city

our first night in manhattan was perfect for a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge


...dinner at Superfine



...and of course Times Square


this is Bryant Park... it's crazy to me that you can find such 
serenity so close to the madness at Times Square


oh how I loved you, fashion week


putting on my wedges right before we went in
(i wasn't the only one doing this)



tracy reese's clothes were beautiful!
we saw natalie morales


we had access to the VIP lounge!!


and betsey johnson was like a rock concert
we saw Kelly Osborne and Denise Richards... and Carmen Electra
(we didn't recognize Carmen, but found out later she was sitting right next to Kelly)


the blonde on the left of this picture was sitting right next to me... with the little girl and her mom...
they let me go down to the floor with them to get this picture! 
(I'm pretty sure she was shamelessly using the little girl just to get her pic taken with celebs. 
she was a total snob to me when i was all 
giddy and showing my small-town-girl-in-a-big-city-at-fashion-week side... but whatever)
what's funny about this picture, though is what's going on behind denise and the girls. 
such an interesting group of people there at fashion week


and then there was MoMA... a whole different kind of magic



and of course fao schwartz


we went into the Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan dealership... 
the showroom was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright


last night in New York City was perfect for a Mets game


i'm so ready to go back!!