Thursday, December 30, 2010

6 months

Congratulations Caroline- you've made it halfway around the calendar!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry & Bright

Santa Claus comes tonight and my kids couldn't be more excited. We'll be spending the day doing some last minute baking and gift wrapping and if I have time, I might also try to make a beautiful snowflake garland like the one pictured above. You can find some how-tos here and here if you want to make one too. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Yellow Shoes

I know it's flipping freezing outside but someone should buy these, tuck them away for a few months and then wear them with a cute summery skirt. Just an idea.

Camping Trailer

Just before Thanksgiving, Jared and I became the proud owners of a vintage (late 70s) Tag-Along camping trailer. It's in great shape and it even has a cute stripey awning! We're hoping to take it on a maiden voyage before the New Year (hopefully somewhere a little warmer than Ohio.) I've already started planning some epic family road trips for the future in my head: Yellowstone, the Pacific Highway and New England are high on top of my list.

Update: The trailer pictured is not Jared and I's camper. (Ours isn't nearly as cute...yet!) However, the one pictured is available for rent in the UK. :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I Love Your Style: Lauren Hutton

In case you don't stalk the J.Crew website, American style icon Lauren Hutton is currently featured with some very valuable words of wisdom regarding fashion:

You never want to look like you've spent too much time getting dressed.
I like mixing expensive with inexpensive. And i like easy things that don't normally go together...
Get to know your proportions. one of the secrets to figuring out your proportions is to really listen when people pay you a compliment, especially if you're getting the same compliments over and over. If someone says something looks good on you, look in the mirror and take note. There's a reason.
It's massively important for me to feel comfortable in what i'm wearing. it just makes me feel better, then my face looks better. When you show the world your best face and your best self, you quite often get that back.
Developing your very best personal style...involves a lot of trial and error.
I want to wear whatever looks good on me, no matter where it comes from.
Don't shy away from color, but be sure to learn what works best with your skin tone.
Fashion is what you're offered four times a year. Style is what you pick out of that's what you make of it once you've learned what to accept and ignore based on what best suits you.
Click here to check it out!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Well Hello December

November sort of slipped through the cracks but here we are in December and winter has officially arrived. On the very first day of December we were greeted with light flurries which left a delicate dusting of snow all over. It has been flurry-ing lightly every since so we have had a snow covered yard almost all month which makes for high Christmas spirits. And, speaking of the Christmas spirit, I had the pleasure of attending my very first performance of Handel's Messiah Sunday evening. Wow. Marietta College collaborates with the community to put on the performance each year at St. Mary's Catholic church on 4th street. The venue in and of itself is spectacular since the church is huge and beautiful at every turn but the performance was equally breathtaking and so powerful. For a little history on Handel and to watch a performance of the Hallelujah chorus to get you in the spirit, see here.