Tuesday, December 29, 2009

cold day out cozy in

19 degrees outside. Christmas is almost away. Playing tea with my boy.

Monday, December 14, 2009

dance slippers for two

Wish I remember where these came from...great idea!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Found this gem on you are my fave. I can hardly wait to see this documentary! I'm so glad I have one of my own.....

Monday, December 7, 2009

8 weeks tomorrow

Piper Jayne will be 8 weeks old tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

chronical books

Chronicle Books has great books and "stuff". Take advantage of 35% off plus free shipping!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

wooden trinket trees christmas trees

Love these trees. You can make one if you want.

from somewhere...sorry. I can't remember where I found these wonderful trees.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

sweet spruce ornaments

These sweet little glass vessels with spruce specimens are from this etsy shop called one gift one world. The bottles also have spruce essential oils that make everything smell good. Nice ornaments for the holiday..don't you think?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

happy thanksgiving

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lovely table top via you are my fave via 100 layer cake

Thursday, November 19, 2009

p i l ' o

advent calendar (comes with bear)

friend pillow

alphabet pillow

sewing kit in a mason jar

My latest Etsy find: p i l ' o. A wonderful little shop with the most simple, sweet handmade goodies. I have been looking for an advent calendar with pockets for treats for Everett. This shop has the one I was dreaming of...one we will have forever!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

sesame street & stevie wonder

I found this last year and showed to Everett, then 2 years old. He went bananas and so did I. We love the kid dancing on the balcony.

Monday, November 16, 2009

birds on branches

so pretty! makes me want to gather birds.

from hidden in france

Saturday, November 14, 2009

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

No school for Everett yesterday so we had a pajama day. Perfect day to be home with all the clouds and wind. Also the ideal day to make cookies together. I found this recipe on my favorite food and more blog called the parsley thief. Kate makes the most delicious looking food...her photos are top notch and I love the way she gives you step by step instructions.

Thanks for the inspiration Kate...the cookies are YUMMY!

Here is the recipe:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adapted from Bon App├ętit
Makes 7 dozen 2 inch cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder & salt in a bowl.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter with both sugars until light & fluffy.
Add the eggs & vanilla & beat to combine.
Add the dry ingredients & beat until just incorporated.
Remove the mixer bowl from the stand, and fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop the dough out by the tablespoonful & place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking time.
Let the cookies cool on a wire rack.

photo by the parsley thief

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

black hall bohemian stairs

This is a great front hallway....I love black painted floors & that runner is fab.

via wide open spaces

Monday, November 9, 2009

our girl

piper will be 4 weeks old tomorrow....it's flying by!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

pip-squeak chapeau etc.

Pip-Squeak Chapeau Etc. is a lovely new shop in Brooklyn. Lucky for me there is an online shop as well. I treated myself to the cowl. It is lusciously cozy and warm....check the shop out here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

lonny magazine

I can't get over the loss of my favorite magazines...Domino, Cookie & Gourmet. Thank Goodness for this....Lonny is a brand new online magazine founded by Domino alumni Michelle Adams and photographer Patrick Cline. It's set up like a mag in that you can turn the pages and it's filled with all the goodness of Domino. Check it out here!

hey and that's Tina's sister Kate on the cover!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

piper jayne

home with her big brother Everett

sweetness all around!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

great hat

Is this not the sweetest hat (and baby)?

photos via famille summerbelle

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

crying shame

I am so sad about Gourmet folding. I truly thought that it was just getting better and better.
AND Cookie magazine is over too....a crying shame. First Domino, now this double whammy. Such a wonderfully simple pleasure it was to find these mags in my mailbox monthly. Made my day! PLEASE! I hope all those very talented editors find a way to come together and make even more fabulous magazines....I'm gonna hope for "the everything happens for a reason".

new favorite cereal

I discovered this new line of breakfast cereal at Whole Foods. The Honey n' Oats is my favorite. It's delicious and no bulky box.

This says it all:
All natural corn and whole grain wheat flake cereal with whole grain oat clusters. No fake colors, flavors or preservatives.

Three Sisters cereal are now exclusively on the shelves of Whole Foods Markets around the nation. Three Sisters offers all natural cereal, that taste good, and are also environmentally conscious.

Our cereals are made using renewable wind energy.

Right on!

Read more here.

Monday, October 5, 2009

eye candy art room

I LOVE this! So organized. So inviting.

via you are my fave

Saturday, September 26, 2009

makie baby

Just got these cozy crisp white baby one pieces in the mail yesterday from a beautiful place called MAKIE. Check it out!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

baby's heart

I heard baby's heart beating strong today. She will be coming into the world in exactly 3 weeks!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Today is Everett's first day of school. Have fun my spud.

image unknown

Thursday, September 3, 2009

leaf girl

I need to go into hiding for a bit. So much to do before bebe comes on the 14th of October (at 2pm in the afternoon). I need to take a break from blogging and nest nest nest. I will be back soon!

I can't recall where I found this image....so sorry I can not give credit where credit is due.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009


This week friends are renting an RV and taking off to where the wind blows them. Oh how I wish I could do the same. We are moving the rest of the studio today.
My goal is to have the home studio organized by the end of the month. ahhhhhh!

The image above is from one of my most favorite authors/illustrators, Oliver Jeffers. It's an illustration from THE GREAT PAPER CAPER.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

soft star shoes

Soft Star Shoes has been hand stitching shoes for the past 23 years in their Oregon, USA workshop. I adore the above styles for toddlers and so does Everett!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

moving out

I have not had one moment to keep up my blog let alone all the other things I must do like laundry and such. I have just been moving the studio like crazy and YES in this heat! Thank you so much to Chumley and Michele for making it fun and actually painless. Oh and thank you to Tracy for her pick up...I always wanted a pick up. I will be back to normal after the 24th.

stay tuned!

Monday, August 10, 2009

perfect summer*ness

I love all of these images of summer.

via design*sponge

Friday, August 7, 2009

big black ikea tray

Loving my new big tray from Ikea.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

yummy summer sandwich

Does this sandwich look yummy or what? I know those are roasted tomatoes and basil and perhaps cream cheese? YUM. I will try to recreate and get back to you.

image via Lauren

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


My boy is learning how to swim.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

big white room

I love color but I do love this room...soothing.

SO sorry. I don't no where I found this photo.

Monday, August 3, 2009

happens every day

I just finished this book by Isabel Gillies. A true story. I couldn't put it down. A great quick summer read.
Check it out here.

I just emailed Isabel Gillies to tell her how much I loved her book and in 5 minutes she emailed this back, wow! (now I have to email back to say the studio is closing :( :

Hello Susanna!

Thanks so much for this great note AND for posting the book on your blog, (which looks very cool, I love BLT's too)! I am very impressed that you can do anything with a three year old much less read a book and have a store. We have pals in Darien, next time we are in town we'll come check it out.

Thanks very much again! Best wishes, Isabel Gillies

Friday, July 31, 2009

studio closing

image via wide open spaces

Thursday, July 30, 2009

bacon lettuce tomato

I can hardly wait for home grown tomatoes to ripen. Summer BLTs are my absolute favorite.
I like a crusty country bread toasted with hellman's mayo, crispy green or red leaf lettuce, warm thick bacon right from the pan and a just picked plump red tomato that's still warm from the sun. YUM.

image via you are my fave