Friday, April 30, 2010

{happy friday!}

Couldn't you just get lost in this Parisian boutique for hours?? Happy Friday, my friends, and don't forget the Alameda Flea Market is this Sunday! xo, amber

Thursday, April 29, 2010

{girl from Ipanema}

The bulk of cute summer dresses I find are usually at Anthropologie, however, this new collection might lead me to stray....Meandering in Marrakkesh, Somewhere in Stockholm, even the names are crazy cute. Grab a floppy hat and some wedges, summer at it's finest!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

butterfly {escort cards}

Kinds of adore these butterfly escort cards, like a little bit of beauty & nature on a mossy stick, so clever. I'd use these as place settings for a garden party or at an outdoor wedding.

Monday, April 26, 2010

parasol centerpieces {DIY!}

These are crazy cute and would brighten any brunch or birthday table right up, or how about Cinco de Mayo, perhaps?? Complete instructions here - craft on!

Friday, April 23, 2010

{happy friday!}

Two words, happy + friday ~ here's to a sunshine filled weekend ahead, xoxo  image: elizabethmessina

Thursday, April 22, 2010

{oh boy!}

My friend Alex is having a boy so I made these Oh boy! shower invites with fun printed envelopes. I used "O" shaped paper clips and accented the O's on the envelopes. Have I mentioned my love for cool printed envelopes? It makes all the difference in the world. Details, details!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

palm springs {the lowdown}

So how does a crafty lil' thing like myself end up in Palm Springs smack dab in the middle of a Coachella afterparty at the Ace Hotel? Seriously, I have no idea, but know this - it. was. rad.
At dinner we sat by Gina Gershon and watched a gorgeous Malin Ackerman turn every boy's head. The night really began with DJ's Andrew&Andrew visiting from NY, the cutest couple who've been dressing identical for 10 years. A quick romp outside for a drink where we found ourselves next to a familiar smoky voice...of Lindsay Lohan. I kid you not, friends, I was representing. Then we met Tim, another NY DJ who took us to the afterparty where, upon searching for the bathroom, instead I ran into and stayed glued next to...John Mayer. It just keeps getting better, no? The evening ended at hour I am most familiar with as I'm usually feeding baby and doing the hallway pace. I'm home, refreshed and it all seems like a weird Perez Hilton dream of some sort.

Monday, April 19, 2010

{all in the name}

I'm not sure if I've ever told you why this 'lil 'ol blog of mine is called daisy chain, but the reasoning is pure and always brings me to my happy place. There is nothing I like more than to sit in the park making daisy chains on a warm day. The act of popping the daisy out of the grass, splitting the stem open with my fingernail and linking the next and the next, all intertwined into a delicate crown. Simplicity at it's best!

Friday, April 16, 2010

{happy friday!}

Have a wonderful weekend - I'll be in super relaxation mode in Palm Springs, xo amber  lovely lingerie image

Thursday, April 15, 2010

{SPILL it!} black eiffel

This week's {SPILL} comes from the lovely Rachel of Black Eiffel, one of my all-time favorite design blogs. Don't be shy, take a peek...xo

--Stuff in my bag --
1: Camelback water bottle : I always carry a water bottle with me wherever I go, I've tried quite a few and this has been a long time favorite.
2: Flip & Tumble bags: These are the very best fold up bags I've come across. They are great for carrying groceries or other things in a pinch, even can be used as a toy.
3: Kate Spade Wallet : My first Kate Spade wallet and I am hooked, the quality is impeccable.
4: Matryoshka doll : I like to carry a toy that my daughter doesn't play with too often to intrigue and entertain her.
5: Clean Well: We love using a hand sanitizing product that smells somewhat alright, and is natural, safe, and kid-friendly.
6: Kate Spade Glasses : Got these a few months ago, I love the pink case.
7: Flip : I make an effort to carry a camera wherever I go, usually it is a pocket camera, but lately I am carrying our flip around. You never know when you'll want to capture a moment.
8: iPhone: Hands down the best invention ever, although the iPad comes pretty close. (Yah, my husband and I are tech nerds).
9: LÄRABAR : It is tricky to find snack bars that don't have a lot of additives, but LÄRABAR'S fit the bill. Our family favorite is Coconut Creme Pie.
10: Orla Kiely makeup bag : A little on the spendy side, but one of my favorite purchases EVER.
11: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer : This is on my top five list of favorite cosmetics from my bag.
12: Moleskin + Muji pen : The tactile nature of pen & paper will never go away. I use mine as a type of sketchbook -- to tape scraps, doodle or write down thoughts when out and about.
Bag is from Sundance.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

pot pie {oh goodness.}

Ever since I saw the Barefoot Contessa episode where she whips up a fresh pot pie, I swear it's all I can do not to make one. Something about that whole made crust seems so daunting, but it looks so good, right??

Monday, April 12, 2010

take me to {the Springs!}

Warm desert winds, swimming, shopping and great girls - count me in. On Friday I'm headed to Palm Springs for a bachelorette weekend - it's my first time leaving the littlest so I'm a bit freaked, but all the sunshine and sleep might do me some good! If you have any tips on shops, food, fun...send them my way! 

Friday, April 9, 2010

{happy friday!}

Have the very best weekend, my friends! Sorry I've been a bit m.i.a due to the little munchkin (she can't help but steal all my attention) - will try to be a better blogger next week! xo, amber

Thursday, April 8, 2010

the wedge {is back!}

Around this time last year my hunt for spring shoes began, but all I came up with was a sea of flats. Cute flats, sure, but flats on a shorty like myself just don't bode well when going for that just -stepped-out of a-Lancome ad-look (you know, the one where she's walking her puppy in a path of blooming flowers?). These spring wedges are all good - with a sundress, with a bevvy of jeans, and gauzy summer skirts. yellow cork wedge, wooden wedge w/ medallions, strappy silver, daisy cork wedge (love!)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

urban garden {terrain}

Ooooh...take a gander at what those geniuses at Anthropologie have been up to! I've posted about the garden wonderland Terrain before, but now it's gone to a new level - our level that is, we can now get it (drool over it) online. Woo hoo! Field-to-table furnishings? check! strawberry jam and fresh honey? check! Greenthumb or not - you'll love it.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

{easter} crafting

It's spring break around here, not the girl's gone wild style though, more like DIY project central. I promised Ruby we could do something crafty each day of her break - so far, so good. Today it's dogwood branches w/ little paper flower & leaves, but here I found these pretty fabric eggs which we can tackle tomorrow. It's a far cry from Daytona Beach, but I'll take crafting with my daughter over bikini contests anyday...