Monday, December 31, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012


here's to a cozy weekend.
stay warm.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

holiday 2012

Silver Tip Pine
 tags with Suzy


 more tags

 Peeper trimming

 E trimming

 E stamper

 hot pink reindeer

 holiday cheese on platter from Tivoli Mercantile

 Neighborhood gal holiday gathering

 Chandler's beautiful + delicious cookies

 baking cocoroons with E
{coconut macaroons half dipped in chocolate}

cocoroons boxed for peeps at our school!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

kids' prayer-dan bern

Dan Bern wrote this song, Kid's Prayer 
in 2006 about
a school shooting.
It's all too familiar given the recent tragedy 
in Newtown, Connecticut.
Poignant song...
Please listen to every word.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

arrow cuff

Another arrow bracelet to love

Monday, December 17, 2012

gun control. now.

We live 20 minutes from Newtown, Connecticut
where a gunman opened fire
 killing 20 children
and 7 adults.
Innocent, unarmed people are being killed
in schools, movie theaters & malls.
Where next?
We need
I signed a petition to congress and President Obama 
started by Staci Sarkin, a MoveOn member
It reads:
"Our Second Amendment rights are long overdue a reevaluation. How many more senseless and entirely PREVENTABLE shootings have to occur before we do something about gun control?

As a citizen and constituent of this great country, I am asking that you take a firm stand and make a positive change by restricting access to guns and saving lives.

I don't have a gun. I don't want a gun. I don't need a gun. But somehow the guns always wind up in the hands of people crazy enough to use them irresponsibly and dangerously. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

the best weekend

Cheers to the start of the BEST weekend!
Make it the best!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

my little

My little.  
Must + try to cherish every moment.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

sheepskin love

Loving sheepskin. 
On everything.

love seat

ghost chairs

office chair

floor again

couple on couch

Cozy in winter.
Cool in summer so they say.

I found this great sheepskin:
and this one:
Sierra Trading Post
20% off when you use the code SITEGREEN1212.
oh and IKEA 
has small ones for $29.99.

images via pinterest

Monday, December 10, 2012

chicken + white bean chili

So easy, so yum.

chicken + white bean chili

1 rotisserie chicken, skinned and meat removed and chopped
1 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
(I used one fresh onion chopped)
3 cups chicken broth
2 cans cannellini beans, drained
1 can green chiles
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
(First I sauteed onion in olive oil til translucent
then added all spices stirring for 5 minutes
then added everything else)
 Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Top with Monterey Jack cheese, salsa, and sour cream.
(I added sliced avocado + made Trader Joe's boxed cornbread=deliciouso)
Everett LOVED.

Friday, December 7, 2012

little trees

Love love loving little trees in jars and/or big vases.

images via tumblr

Thursday, December 6, 2012

kiddo gift guide 2012

Just some of my fave things for kids this season:

chalkboard laptop

Singing Away the Dark
sweet sweet winter story
by Caroline Woodward

 neon pink pom pom & grey mittens
from Darling Clementine

Nutcase Urban Caution Matte Bike Helmet

by Lucky Boy Sunday
for the boy
by Lucky Boy Sunday
for the girl


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

purl soho

Purl Soho is a shop worth popping in if you're ever in
 SOHO, New York.
A candy shop for knitters and sewers.
The learn to knit kits that follow are simple 
& the colors so perfect.
Check out the online shop

and scarf kit

oh and check out the
purl bee blog
Inspiration at it's best!