Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Of the clam variety. So delicious for a cold fall day.

Clam Chowder

Monday, October 31, 2011

Windy Weekend




This weekend was filled with lots of this: Coffee, cider, cuddling, long walks, and movies.  Happy All Hollows Eve!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Razzle Dazzle


What I Wore: Skirt: J. Crew  Shirt: Old Navy Shoes: Steve Madden Bracelet: Tinley Way




Happiness is finding a giant J.Crew package waiting for you when you arrive home. Sadness is consequently having your husband look at you as to say how much did said giant package cost. Fortunately for him and my bank account nothing looked as good as I hoped and I will be returning most of it.  At least I have my favorite J. Crew item to fall back on. I love this sequin skirt. At first I thought it was too dressy for everyday, but I have been trying to not keep my beautiful pieces just for special occasions.

p.s. Don't you love my new bracelet? It almost looks like leaves or wings. It was also come in very handy for my upcoming Halloween costume.

Weekend Recap


This weekend was just what we needed.  On Saturday night we went to supper at "The Nook" for the most delicious burgers.  No really  I'm not just saying that. "The Nook"  has been featured on "Diners and Dives" and have been voted St. Paul's best hamburger.  Let me just say it lived up the my expectations. The downside was the wait. We though we were beating the rush by arriving at 5:00pm, howver  there was already an hour and a half wait.  Luckily we got in quite a bit quicker than that.  Usually I complain that there is not enought cheese on my cheeseburger. Not this time. Ah mhazing. (Ala  Penny Hartz)

Next my lover and I went for a walk about Summit Ave which is so beautiful , especially in the fall. All sorts of stunning houses from as far back as the 1850's. Including a house which once belonged to F. Scott Fitzgerald.  After we rambled through the neighborhoods we stopped for some coffee. Perfect evening.


Sunday night we had our own private bonfire full of smores, falling leaves, and contentment.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Powerhouse Preppies



Shirt: Ann Taylor  Scarf: Old Navy  Jeans: J.Crew  Shoes: Sperry


Just when I thought all the fall colors were over. I woke up this morning and saw the beautiful fall colors against the gray sky. Too bad my super cute Sperry's got cut out of the picture.

All day I was feeling preppy, which made me think of my favorite preppy, Zack Morris. One of my favorite episodes is the one where Casey Kasem comes and they have a dance competition. Zach and Jessi perform a routine named the “Powerhouse Preppies”. I may or may not have learned the dance just in case Mark-Paul came to sweep me off my feet I would be ready to perform it with him.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The hills are alive


What I wore: Dress Anthroplogie, Jackets: Anthropologie, Boots: DSW

Last night my bestie and I went to the Sound of Music sing-a-long. It was so magical. It was complete with people dressed as every character, lots of singing, and even some fireworks. I underestimateD how great it would be to see those classic moments on the big screen. Amazing.

Sound of Music

Wednesday, October 19, 2011



New Folder

Today was one of those days when an outfit looks to great in your head but when you put it all together it’s  just not exactly how you imaged. I’m not particularly thrilled with this outfit, or my hair for that matter. Why am I so puffy and my hair so flat? Good thing I only spent 2 seconds on it. These darker days are making it harder and harder to get up in the morning. It feels like my husband and I are competing to see who can stay in bed longer and get ready faster. I thought I was winning until I see this outfit. Which do you choose more cuddle time and soft sheets or enough time to make yourself presentable for the day?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Everything that glitters

Right now I am obsessing over everything that is gold or shiny or both!

gold collage

All images via pinterest

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Monday

Bada,badaba… Why do you come so quickly? I feel like I got nothing accomplished this weekend and now I need to try and make up for it this week. Tonight I’m going to work on changing my closet over from summer to winter items. It’s always fun to find “new” clothes that you haven’t seen all summer.
What I’m wearing:
Shirt: J.Crew
Pants: Gap
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: J.Crew

Friday, October 14, 2011

I’ve been waiting for you.

Friday! You are finally here. I can’t wait to cook, clean, laugh, sing, dance, and sleep this weekend. How can you not be in a great mood?

Friday, October 7, 2011

3 years

I love you more than ever, more than time and more than love
I love you more than money and more than the stars above
I love you more than madness, more than waves upon the sea
I love you more than life itself, you mean that much to me.
Ever since you walked right in the circle's been complete
I've said goodbye to haunted rooms and faces in the street
In the courtyard of the jester which is hidden from the sun

I love you more than ever and I haven't yet begun
Wedding Song by Bob Dylan

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Midweek Blue

It was surprisingly warm out today for September. It looks like it’s not quite time for boots and sweaters yet. Today a super cute high schooler told me my outfit was so in style and cute.  Definitely a winner if I’m winning over the kids.
Jcrew Shirt, Jcrew Skirt, Jcrew bracelet, TJ Maxx Bracelet


I am in love with this jacket. My only reservation is the blue buttons. They are very hard to see in the picture because they are so small. I saw this jacket on Glee last week and they had replaced the blue buttons with super cute gold ones. Hmm. Which button should I choose?DSC_0289
Zara Jacket, Ann Taylor Shirt, Gap Pants, Spring Boots, TJ Maxx Purse

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Country Contentment

Sometimes when I look at other blogs I long to be a city girl. Walking to shops and resturants, having more that 5 options for near by dining, and the exciting hussle and bussle. Then I come home and I remember how much I love the countryside and my own backyard.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Birthday Boy

Today is Ben's Birthday. While we already celebrated with lots of dirt this weekend (more on that later), we did have a small celebration at home tonight.

Grilled salmon, zucccini, and homemade cheese cake for dessert.

Somebody else has a September birthday.

Happy Birthday Lover!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dining Room Table

In progress. Sexy huband in background is an added bonus.

Finished product.
          Last year over labor day weekend we built our dining room table. We finally got around to refinishing it this weekend. I love the way it turned out.