Monday, August 27, 2012

weekend wonders

[the birthday girl at her private pizza party | sun, sand and homemade cinnamon rolls | white party]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

(un)typical tuesday

I shook things up on Tuesday and had dinner with my besties and their sig others at SPAMPS. Um, can we talk about how long it's been since we've all gotten together? TOO LONG. Never again! Of course it was a blast, just laughing and being inappropriate and ordering insane amounts of BoGo sushi and drinking too much wine. The highlight though (other than my new caftan which I couldn't get a shot of because the bathroom was SO dark)? Getting to take a joy ride in Zach's new Jeep Wrangler JK..heaven. I got my own private star show from the backseat on the way home :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

what i want wednesday

[carp tunic | image via Heidi Merrick]
[acoustic dress | image via Heidi Merrick]
[board tee in peach | image via Heidi Merrick]
Two words: Heidi Merrick. O.M.G. Style my soul often Heidi? I was considering just posting screen shots of every item on the website, because in truth I would wear every. single. thing. (it's like an epic album where you don't have to skip any song), but below are the few that I'm pretty sure I will die without (and they are on sale). Her fall line is banana pancakes...oh and did you know she is SUPER rad. I'm fairly convinced that if I moved to the West Coast my inner surfer girl would totally rock out.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

tune in tuesday

Over and over and over and over again...repeat.

Monday, August 20, 2012

weekend wonders

[surpise saturday taco date at el puente | sean's 40th | nolde | puppy love at blue marsh | bloom breakfast | sunday night snuggle session ]

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

what i want wednesday | the bag that jane likes

So a few weeks ago I got a glimpse of the "Jane" bag by Kooba on Bell Tower's facebook page, and was immediately smitten. Today I stopped by The Store and met her in person and now I am officially in love. Jane is the answer to all my handbag needs/lusts/wants, ever. She's beautiful and chic but has enough practicality to travel the world with me. Yes, please.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

weekend wonders

Perfect summer weekend. Running, relaxing, dancing, painting and eating with wonderful people. And Mexican Street Corn was attempted and devoured by Double Dutch. Oh. my. god. It's heaven.

Monday, August 13, 2012

wise women

So it's Monday and I'm feeling like it's a great idea to start another little thing to follow over here on my blog: wise women. There are SO many RADICAL women in my life, from my momma to best friends, to trial running groupies, to yoga instructors, to vegan bakers...(okay, you get the point), that I really feel like I owe it to the world to share their wisdom with everyone, and not just keep it all for myself. So to the best of my ability, we're going to start giving props to the wise women rocking it out in my life. The BEST part is, I'm going to attempt to keep this fairly local (since a HUGE part of my quality of life is that these goddesses are people I interact with on a daily/weekly/monthly basis here in Berks County). So, first up, the lovely, talented and foxy: Susan Golembiski.

Who: Susan Golembiski

What:  Owner/designer/rock star of Susan Golembiski Designs (formerly FROCK for all of you BC peeps).

Why: Keeps it local, boasting Berks County as her home base but doesn't make us give us our craving for creative and chic fashion us local ladies swoon for in the big cities. Not to mention she is every bride and bridesmaid's best friend this side of the Mississippi. So I guess the simple answer to "why" is because she's the best (and not just in Berks). But we get to brag that we have her and her talent, and I seriously can. not. wait. to show you what she's cooking up for me. Crazy brilliant and chic. But that's Susan for you...(she's also making my wedding dress unbeknownst to me until I walked into the studio today and, for the first time ever, fell head over heels for the ivory creation hanging in front of me..but more on that later.)

Where: You can find her in her new, awesome, fun, fresh, funky studio in the GoggleWorks in room 208; follow her on her blog and keep up with her Facebook.

Wise Words: "She needs to remove one exclamation point from her outfits." (and basically, this also just cracks me up.)

Friday, August 10, 2012

friday fuel

In a different form today; read this. (all of it.)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

what i want wednesday

[image via Furbish]
I have been on the hunt for the perfect tray for my nightstand for TWO YEARS. Seriously. Nothing is right, or if it is, it's wickedly expensive. Recently I found a vintage, round, red, tin tray at Just Curious? to hold me over until I find "the one". Well my loves, today is that day. I love him! (and he's reasonably priced). Plus, hello, Furbish is awesome and I can't stop looking at EVERYTHING.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

happy birthday kristen!

[image via a piece of cake]
wishing a beautiful day to my beautiful friend, inside and out. i love you to space and back. xx

Monday, August 6, 2012

weekend wonders

There were other fun things in between the Tom Lowe trail run and the Stoudt's Corvette show with Dad, but this is what I've got to share!

Friday, August 3, 2012

friday fuel

Follow along here.

getting lucky

Doesn't it always happen this way - you stop in your favorite store to pick up treats and cards for friends and you end up leaving with a fabulous goodie for yourself?! That's what always happens to me when I visit Hello, Bluebird; but I'm not complaining. This time I literally got lucky when this charm bracelet caught my eye, and I've been rocking it on my wrist ever since. It's perfect for layering with your Sorrelli staples or leaving it all alone.

Horse shoes are also a hot item! Because when I went over to visit my Swedish style sister Columbine this morning - look what I found!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

looking up

Check out my horoscope for the month of August! Woohoo! You can find yours too at The Chalkboard.

Taurus, The Bull
It’s a huge month when it comes to your career and home life, Taurus. Do you have moving on the brain? The sun is visiting your domestic 4th house until the 22nd. There has never been a better time to make your home a sanctuary. Many Tauruses may move or spruce up their current digs at this time. A full moon culminates in Aquarius, your 10th house of career and recognition, on August 1st. You may be making a name for yourself this year when it comes to your job! You could be ready to move up the so-called “corporate ladder” when it comes to your career. VIPs have been watching all the hard work you have been putting in and at last, you are about to get the recognition you deserve. Energizer Mars is still been heading through Libra, your 6th house of health and service. You are busy with work and have plenty of extra energy to get healthy and burn some calories at the gym. On August 7th, Venus, your ruler, enters your 3rd house of short trips and communication endeavors. Your words are like gold now, so start writing or speaking what’s on your mind, as people will understand where you are coming from. You are ready to mingle with people in your neighborhood! Love could even develop just strolling the block. There could be a delay with moving or redecorating your home the first week of August, as Mercury is retrograde until the 8th. It’s a joyous month for you on the job and home front with much to celebrate, Taurus!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

the perfect pancake

[cottage cheese pancakes at lareau farm]
The best thing about staying at the Inn at Lareau Farm was, simply put, breakfast. Man do they know how to throw down a seasonal, home-cooked, mouthwatering meal. Every morning I woke up to the smell of coffee brewing and maple sausage links frying...heavenly, for sure. The second morning we had Cottage Cheese Pancakes, and even the non-cottage cheese lovers became believers. I am telling you people, these pancakes are from the gods (and PACKED with protein, whoop whoop!). Of course I can't wait to get in the kitchen and recreate this meal, and lucky for me my girl over at Smitten Kitchen has already done so. I would also suggest a berry compote to top it off!

Now, about those sausage links...