Sunday, January 31, 2010

tea shirts

my cute and talented friend becca (who is MOVING TO TEXAS, sad) recommended i check out a blog called lovely package and it IS lovely, and i LOVE it! this was one of my favorite products featured--who wouldn't want mini tee-shirt shaped tea bags hanging around their kitchen??? or hanging in their cube at work??? super adorable.

(becca also generously gave me her namesake for ordering coffee at starbucks, so i can avoid the awkwardness of "van," "von," or [you can only laugh] "vune." she is so sweet...i will miss that fun girl!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

tea party baby shower

i've been friends with lauren and lisa for over 3 years now, so it was only natural for us to celebrate the first pregnancy between us in a big way! lauren and i threw the CUTEST tea party baby shower for lisa that you could imagine (if i do say so myself) i designed the invitations and put a hidden "lisa b" on the tea pot for fun. we had everyone wear pearls and fancy hats and had the most amazing spread of delicious apps and cupcakes. (i baked 65 cupcakes--the most i've ever done in one night) lauren had the sweetest idea of having all the guests bring baby vivienne a tea cup as a keepsake memento and seeing them all together was just adorable. the extremely talented amber was generous enough to take beautiful pictures for us, thank you! :)

vivi is due in 20 days, and i cannot WAIT to meet her!

1. summer 2006 2. shower invitation 3. tea pot close-up 4. lauren and i hosting (photo: amber) 5. becca and kara looking cute (photo: amber) 6. clockwise from top left: tea making station, tea cup collection, lauren's sweet fruit tartlets, vegan/gluten-free chocolate cupcakes, vanilla/cream cheese frosting cupcakes (photo: amber)

Thursday, January 21, 2010


look what calvin gets to look at above his tank. the lamp shines fun heart-shaped projections on the wall!

ps. calvin is my cute turtle, he turns 10 this year :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

love is in the air

i cannot believe how fast january is flying by, it's already february in less than 2 weeks! i need to get started my valentine's day cards, yikes.

(see more cute letterpressed cards at egg press :)

Monday, January 11, 2010


i LOVE hand warmers/wrist warmers/fingerless gloves (melissa knows!) and how cute are these embellished fingerless gloves by coquelicotsalon--i love them! the bow and buttons make them so fancy. and how fun are the polar bear fingerless gloves, i can't even believe it. (the kitty charm is INSANELY cute too, look at that lil winking eye ;)

found via housemartin--a REALLY cute blog

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

change something.

i saw this linked on the bedlam of beefy and i just loved the simplicity of it. my parents always told me if i didn't like the way something was, then do something about it. i think it's still so motivating, even if i'm just being reminded of things i already know :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

happy new year.

i made a list of 30 resolutions for 2010 and i was all set to share them, but i think i might hold for now so i can keep them to myself. it was a very eventful and busy (but FUN) year so i am really looking forward to relaxing weekends (as they can be with milo!) and time for chris and i to put some order to the chaos that is our home.

as every new year comes, i'm optimistic i'll be a better person and do better things. i always think "this year is the one!" that i'll be able to catch up on all the things i wanted to do the year before and find the time to do the new things i've thought up since then.

so cheers to a new year, whatever it may bring!

[a beautiful night :: top of the rock NYC :: sept 2009]