Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy + Friday

My good friend Darcey if Paperwink informed me yesterday that they have NEW stamps! These are a few of my favorite new designs: Check out the rest at Paperwink!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Collision Kit

I smiled when I discovered the Collision Kit from Buttoned Up. Now, I don't want anyone to get into an accident and have to use this amazing tool, but this handy binder brings creativity and organization to the insurance industry and auto accidents:

The Collision Kit should be the staple of each glove compartment on the road!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vintage bling

I have always been a fan of vintage cocktail rings - or any sparkly rings for that matter. I have started a small collection of oversized rings that I love. It seems like vintage cocktail rings are the "it" accessory right now. I could be wrong - I know nothing about fashion, fabulousness, or accessories for that matter - but I don't care if they are "in" or "out" - I'll wear 'em all day everyday!

My latest purchase was in NYC at the West 25th Street Market. There were two floors of an old parking garage filled with antique jewelry, clothes, books - you name it - it was there:

J.Crew - has a few (I can't get the pics for some reason)...

There are also A TON on Etsy:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


It is rainy and I have had a dull headache since Saturday.

The creative juices will come back - I promise.

At least I post that I am not going to be posting.

Happy Tuesday.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Proud Aunt

Oh lordy do I love this kid. She has the most amazing personality - I can't take it! She is going to give Lauren and Andy a run for their money and I can not wait to watch every step of the way.

It's hard to believe that in a few months - Reese will be 1!

I love you mini soul, more than you know!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy + Friday

Here are the boutonniere's I made for J & P for when they are married tomorrow! Ooooooh I can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures!

Shoot me an email if you want the "how to" on this one!

"Middle age is when you're sitting home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Here are some greens goodies from around the web! 8 years ago today - I was at the Gravity Bar in Dublin Ireland - enjoying a beer with my pals Erica and Sarah! So fun!

Green masking tape from Paperwink:

Tons of green wedding bouquet ideas at Martha Stewart:

Wash down your corn beef and cabbage with a Green Carnation:
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Exciting times

Peter and Jason are going to tie the knot this weekend in Vermont. Wahoooo!

Words really can't explain how perfect these two people are for each other. It makes me smile that they are taking the time for themselves this weekend to symbolize their love and commitment. I am really excited for June 12 when we all get to celebrate together at the reception!
Peter and Jason,
I wish you nothing but the best, now and for the rest of your lives. You guys have an amazing connection that few people are lucky to find. May you spend your days making each other laugh and smile. On days there are tears, lend a shoulder to each other to cry on. The best is yet to come and I am so excited for the both of you! These are the years to remember!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Off day

I tried not to miss a post - but my week and weekend got away from me.

Look forward to tomorrow!

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy + Friday

Here is a teaser of some professional pics by our photographer Mary Corcoran! I know I have written before about how much I loved working with her. That was BEFORE our wedding! Mary is amazingly talented and every time I look at my pictures, I get that nostalgic feeling from the day!

She captured every single detail I had worked so hard on - and to me that is priceless.

I can't thank her enough.

P.S. Mary - I know you just had another baby - but you need to blog more - show us what you're doing!

"Pretend like it's the weekend, we could pretend all the time."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Short and sweet

I must have these straws from Jack and Lulu:

That is all.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Has spring sprung?

I try not to get too excited about the beautiful weather we are having in upstate NY right now. At a moments notice, the snow could could crashing down and we'd have to start all over again.

I can't help it though. The sun brings out a smile and makes me happy. I get excited about opening windows in our house and buying fresh cut flowers! I love the spring!

Check out this great floral gallery on Style Me Pretty. You can choose any color, and the site will find floral arrangements and bouquets for you to look at for inspiration.

I went straight to the hot pink - so pretty!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


NYC was wildly successful! Bill was surprised and we had a blast. I could not have asked for the weekend to go better!

On Friday morning, Bill and I had breakfast on the upper east side with my friend Jen. She told us that MUJI was a must.

Oh boy. I was in heaven. I fell instantly in love with MUJI's simplistic and minimal design.

We bought the following items:

Stainless grater:

Nail clippers:

Pill case:

Stacking case:
(Who the hell knows what I'll use this for). If I smoked pot - "I'd put my weeeed in there"

Monday, March 8, 2010

Anthropologie, I love you

I am always inspired with the displays and window installations in Anthropologie.

Anthro just came to Rochester (it's a huge deal - we have the crappiest shopping) - and I am delighted! I don't have to travel to NYC, Washington D.C. or Los Angeles to get my fix!
It's amazing how they use everyday objects to create such beauty:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy + Friday

"Friday clears the rust of the whole week."

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Today is the big surprise!

I am taking my hubby to the Big Apple for his 40th birthday!

I CAN NOT WAIT to see the look on his face!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Darcey and JJ

Talk about a beautiful, inspirational wedding!

Darcey and JJ got married in Sun River, Oregon. I have never been to the Pacific Northwest and all I can say is wow. The beauty of this resort was breathtaking.

I knew this wedding was going to be amazing as Darcey, her Mom and sister are amazingly creative. Talk about attention to detail!

Everything was handmade by Darcey's Mom:

Darcey's color palette was not limited to 2 or three colors - she had the whole rainbow. It was unique and I had never seen something come together so well! Her entire family was a part of the bridal party and the men's tie's corresponded with each woman's dress. Perfect!

Here are some more photos of this spectacular day! Enjoy!