Friday, October 30, 2009

{happy friday!}

Have a fab weekend and a super spook filled Halloween! I'll be working at the cotton candy booth at Ruby's school fest - wish me luck, xo amber image: vintage

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Harvest Time!

For the first time in 3 years we didn't have our annual harvest party due to my gigantic prego-ness. Luckily, our friends had one complete with hayrides and pumpkin carving at their home all nestled in the vineyards.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

tins {for gifting}

About this time every year I begin thinking about holiday packaging - both for baked goods for friends & for family gifts. I saw some tins like these at Michael's yesterday, and decorated just right they'd make the perfect little tin for gifting. image by rick lew

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

mmm {nice package}

Great packaging alert! This chunky little glass bottle makes me want to buy a dozen and line 'em up all neatly in my fridge. Does that sound kind of OCD? Yeah, I guess it does, but this little bottle of forest milk from Japan is designed so simply, and so well.

Monday, October 26, 2009

halloween decor {ideas?}

I promised Ruby that we'd decorate the house for Halloween today after I need to come up with some quick ideas. It going to be a compromise, I'm sure, of her brightly colored pumpkin/spider/witch cardboard cut-outs and my idea of a harvest wonderland...any tips? image via country living

Saturday, October 24, 2009

{happy friday!}

Have a great weekend everyone! I am on the hunt for lovely + bright textiles to bring my bedroom to life, these would do just fine...xoxo, amber  image via marie claire maison

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

{greenhouse} dining

There's something to be said for dining amongst friends & foliage. How pretty is this greenhouse - imagine the autumn colors in Fall! image via gourmet (rip)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

my personal mantra.

l o v e. image via fffound

Friday, October 16, 2009

{happy friday!}

What a crazy week - a huge storm and then pure sunshine, love that I had the chance to wear my new rubber boots! Looking forward to a Harvest Party & a Halloween party this weekend, and more work in the nursery. Pregnancy update: 33 weeks & I am HUGE, crampy and crabby (be glad you're not my hubby). xo, amber  photo via pretty much

Thursday, October 15, 2009

{a good night for} quiche

Mmmm flaky crust and veggies all in one dish. Why do I always seem to forget about quiche? Such a yummy meal on a drizzly night. Anyone have a favorite recipe? I'm headed to the grocery store...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

{beautiful} baubbles

Oh! The jewelry collection over at Plumo is insane! Each one would be perfect for Fall or Holiday...or for walking to the mailbox or for anything, really. And that ring?? It's giving me goosebumps.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

moody + groovy {tunes}

Waiting impatiently for a pumpkin spice latte, this CD caught my eye yesterday. It looks slightly 60's moody and groovy and may need to be part of today's rainy-day repertoire. Have you heard it - like/love/hate it?

Monday, October 12, 2009

{brrrr} good movie day

What better way to spend a cold, grey weekend afternoon than at the movies, mid-day no less! I met up with a girlfriend to see The September Issue, a documentary that follows the entire creative process of making the biggest Fall issue in Vogue history. Endless racks of clothes, models and photo-shoots, kind of fascinating, really, also revealing the mystique behind those dark glasses. We also polished off 2 boxes of sour patch kids & whoppers, making it an all around decadent girls-day-out!

Friday, October 9, 2009

{happy friday!}

Dreamy, right?? Grab an iced tea, cut some fresh lemons slices and meet me on the chairs in front, we'll take a dip around noon, but who needs an agenda, really? happy weekend, xo amber image: elle decor

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

{NOT} design or babies

Can we just discuss something completely non-design or baby related for just a moment? I't's Bravo's Flipping Out - I seriously love this show. It's real estate + design + pure reality goodness.  Jeff Lewis (who I completely crush on) cracks me up, like rolling laughing (not pretty at 8.5 months prego...), and that Jenny is some sort of super human to work for him and all his compulsive craziness. Do you watch?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

project nursery: paint & pom-pom's

We've officially begun Project Nursery - transforming our closet (yes, the closet) into a dreamy haven for our little gal-to-be. We accomplished so much this weekend. Still to come: lighting, crib, changing table, wall art, rug & (maybe) a mobile. Stay tuned!

Paint - a pale vintage pink called Sugarcane by Benjamin Moore
Curtains - we sewed fun yellow pom-pom's onto cafe-length canvas panels form Tarjay (thanks, Mom!) DIY here.
Bedding - the bedding that you all loved most was purchased, hooray & thank you for voting!

Monday, October 5, 2009

pure baby love {my shower}

My friends threw me the most beautiful shower - all love, lanterns, and pretty girls in dresses ~ all under one roof! I'm still coming down from my shower-high, I was completely giddy for days!

Friday, October 2, 2009

{happy friday!}

I'd like nothing more than to nestle into this cocoon bed for the weekend, but I have tons to do. Baby-girl arrives in 6 weeks so we have plenty of  DIY nursery-projects keeping us busy - paint, pom-pom curtains, art frame wall, and if there's time...a branch mobile. Will have lots of pics for you along the way! xoxo, amber  image: smashmydreamlove

Thursday, October 1, 2009

well hellooooo fall!

I'm loving this crisp October air - leaves are scattered, the nursery is coming along, and I'm craving pumpkin! There's something so warm and delicious about pumpkin recipes, here's a few that caught my eye, xo 1 mini-pies 2 soup 3 lasagna 4. parfaits