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{Craft} Quick Fourth of July Craft: Red, White & Blue Berry Basket

July 3, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

After strawberry picking and visiting our abundant local farmer’s market, we had both a stash of organic blueberries and lots of leftover strawberry baskets: So, although we have been so busy that we haven’t done much in the way of Fourth of July crafting this year, this Red, White & Blue Berry Basket  helped us […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Earthenware Servingware

December 4, 2011 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’m coveting beautifully plain earthenware to place at our holiday table, like Stephen Pearce‘s terracotta and white pottery pieces: Pearce’s stunningly simple, yet stylish earthenware is the perfect complement to the vibrant culinary hues of the holiday season (think bowlfuls of rich, red pomegranates and mugs of mulled wine).  With their frosting-like swirls, […]

{Celebrate} DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 November Challenge | Rustic Thanksgiving Table

November 20, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

When I was selected to participate in DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 November Challenge, I was absolutely thrilled because this Thanksgiving is extra special for us.  Hubby’s parents, who have never experienced a traditional American Thanksgiving, are coming to the States for the holiday and we’ve been busy trying to plan out an authentic meal and setting […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Embellished Salt & Pepper Shakers

November 13, 2011 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’m coveting elaborately decorated salt and pepper shakers, like these beautifully embellished St. Petersburg Spice Jewels from L’Objet: The handcrafted detail is amazing and the Swarovski crystals are guaranteed to raise the glamour of even the simplest evening meal.  They’re the perfect holiday or wedding gift in my book. If the price tag on […]

{Live} I heart Ikea

February 3, 2011 in All Posts

A godsend when I was in college and needed to cheaply outfit my pad with a what-was-then-thought-to-be cool aesthetic of modern, colorful furniture, rugs and unnecessary knickknacks, my-oh-my did I fail to see that this was just the TIP of the Ikea iceberg! If you have no idea where to take the kids on a […]