Friday, October 30, 2009

what are you doing this weekend (halloween edition)?

happy friday--and happy halloween, my loves! what are your plans this spooky weekend? i began the holiday early by going to see paranormal activity with one of my best friends (i don't much like scary movies, and i kept saying to him, "i'll go! i'll go! i just have to grow some balls first!") and holy moly, was it scary, but in kind of an exhilarating way. funnily enough, i was so proud of how calm i was when i got home--until i accidentally locked my cat in the bedroom and freaked out when i heard him scratching to be let out. oops.

anyway, please share your plans (i'm going to a party and listening to a lot of "thriller"), and i'll see you back here on monday--a new month! (november already? what?!) xoxo

{ ghostly dress by this is janis }

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

wine wednesday?

i love this pretty girl's dress and red hair and i like pretending that she's sitting across from her best friend sharing that glass of white wine.

happy wednesday, lovelies--how have your weeks been? xoxo

Monday, October 26, 2009

there's not much that's better than a cupcake.

friends, i present you with my 1 a.m. activity last night (also known as: what happens when you promise people baked goods and then have to deliver).

and for the record, yes, they are really good, and i definitely ate a cupcake's worth of batter while making them.

happy fall monday, lovelies! xoxo

{ recipe and photo from patent and the pantry, via cup of jo }

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

loving: branch handmade.

how sweet are these pillowcases from branch handmade? i approve.

p.s. happy hump day, lovelies! xoxo

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


dear readers,

here are some flowers for you. i just love the colors in this photograph (and that red skirt is awfully cute, too).



{ via wild keiki }

Monday, October 19, 2009

and i'm on my knees, looking for the answer.

sorry for the lack of posts towards the end of last week, my lovelies. i had a few hiccups come up that had to be dealt with, but i'm back and ready to go with a full week's worth of pretty. so in honor of that, i thought i'd share my motto for the week. i hope you enjoy. xoxo

{ via le love }

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

second star to the right and straight on till morning.

i love everything about peter pan--the book, by j.m. barrie, of course; the disney version of that classic; the robin-williams-and-julia roberts-led hook. when i was little, just before sleep, i used to look out my bedroom window and dream about flying into the sky towards neverland--there was something so romantic and wonderful about the words "second star to the right and straight on till morning."

so when i saw this lovely photo, by 16-year-old(!) chrissie white, memories of those dreamy nights came rushing back--and it was nice to take a moment to remember them. in this fast-paced world, it's always nice to believe in fairies for just a few seconds, isn't it?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

pretty in pink.

why, yes, i would love to look this effortlessly polished every day, please. thank you. this look can be delivered straight to my closet, right?

{ heart that sart }

Monday, October 12, 2009

happy monday!

happy monday, dear readers! for some reason, i thought this photo would be a really great way to kick off this monday--there's something inspirational about the young girl in the yellow dress making her way in the big city, isn't there?

here's to a good week ahead--what's on your agenda?

{ photo by joseph o. holmes, via cup of jo }

Friday, October 9, 2009

what are you doing this weekend?

happy friday, lovely readers! what are you up to this weekend? i have college friends coming into town, so we're heading to lunch and the beach on saturday, and i think i'm going to whip up some nutella croissants as a little treat for us, as well. yum! other than that: lots of relaxation time and some cleaning. sounds like a good weekend to me.

tell me your plans, and i'll see you back here on monday! xoxo

{ pretty photos by smash my dreams of love }

Thursday, October 8, 2009

more fall.

i've never been to maine, but i've always wanted to go. there's something about the idea of the cool air, the gorgeous scenery and the fresh lobster that's just so appealing to me (a native floridian who is still sweltering in 92-degree heat). so when a friend posted some gorgeous photos of her trip to maine on facebook, i was smitten--and wanted to share them with you. aren't these pictures so pretty and fall-like?


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

loving: handkerchief invitations

like the rest of the blogosphere, i'm sure you're just as enamored as i am with grace bonney's wedding photographs--they're seriously gorgeous. my favorite part of the whole shebang, though, has to be the wedding invitations, which were screen-printed on vintage linens. genius.

Monday, October 5, 2009

you give me fever...

my dears, i am one of those people who goes crazy (we are talking, like, insane in the membrane) for fall--and i live in southwest florida. i can't even imagine how nuts i'd be if i lived up north with all the leaves changing colors. i have fall fever, for sure.

so that being said, i thought i'd kick this week off with some autumn-y, apple-y photos. i hope you enjoy them--happy october to you all! xoxo

{ photos via {frolic!} }

Saturday, October 3, 2009

what are you doing this weekend?

happy saturday(!), my lovelies! what are you doing this weekend? my friend k. is in savannah, so i'm puppy-sitting for her adorable fur baby, emma, until sunday afternoon, and generally taking it easy. the weather has been super wonderful here for the past few days, so i'm hoping to get in some outdoor time, and emma and i have a playdate with my friend m. and her yellow lab, oliver, on saturday, but other than that, the weekend is mine, mine, mine.

tell me what you're up to, and i'll see you back here, ready and raring to go, on monday! xoxo

p.s. the third eye blind concert was ahh-ma-zing. i highly recommend going if you're a fan and you can!

{ dahlias from here }

Thursday, October 1, 2009

deep inside of you.

hi, friendsies! and now for something a little different: tonight i'm going to see third eye blind (hello, throwback to high school), and i thought i'd post a video of my absolute favorite 3eb song EVER. i hope you enjoy this--a little music for your thursday.

how are your weeks going, by the way? please share! xoxo