Thursday, November 29, 2012

who would i make breakfast for?

...and many more interesting details about the lovely life i call my own over on the bloom blog today.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

tune in tuesday

[your first holiday purchase here]

let's be honest: i secretly discovered this last week but FORCED myself to wait to share it until after thanksgiving, because, technically, that's when you're "allowed" to start listening to holiday music again.

so of course these are old favorites, you'll know all the words i promise! but, it's such a fresh, fun and unexpected take on these updated classics i swear you can keep it on repeat throughout the season and not have your mom someone turn it off every time they walk by.

so enjoy! and here's to making merry throughout the next month.

Monday, November 26, 2012

weekend wonders

a packed parking lot full of pacers thanksgiving morning at nolde forest.

necessary gluttony: dutch platter, turkey, carrot soup starter, pumpkin pie and coffee with whip cream.

going through the family jewels apres thanksgiving. two new vintage pieces from nanny to add to my daily uniform. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

i am thankful for YOU!

[from a very special thanksgiving in mauritius]

it's true. i know i don't know all of you, but i look at my stats here on blogger and there are a lot of lovely people out there who check out this happy, small space quite often. so thank you! i am beyond flattered every time i realize more than one person looks at a post. even though, just one person is quite enough!

so get on out there and be thankful, and spread thankful and live thankful today no matter where you are. 

you know what would be fun? to post what you're
thankful for in the comments below! i've only ever had ONE comment, which of course, i'm thankful for ;)

Monday, November 19, 2012

more of ME

[pretty mini-white pumpkin on my dashboard]
you know you want it!

and in honor of this thankful time of year, i'm dedicating all my instagram photos this week to things i'm thankful for. i got everything set up for this special occasion so you can follow along here. enjoy the extra stalking eye candy!

weekend wonders

there was blue sky, bacon, beer, trails, sun, and friends AND SANTA. pretty much a dream weekend here at home in berks county. oh and a random gem miner's show, don't ask.
(not noted in pictures: box after box of packing up the tiny cubby apartment! more to come.) 

Friday, November 16, 2012

friday fuel

[buy this pretty pink print from spread the love]
i keep waiting for the waves to stop so i can take a minute to properly update and love all of you readers, but you know what they say...smooth seas never made for a skillful sailor! so i'm going to keep riding the waves and going with the flow and you can all come along with me, sound good?

also, better start thinking about what you're thankful for...(because at our family thanksgiving dinner we make you say it OUT LOUD at the table..yeah, should probably practice that EVERY day).

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

tune in tuesday

[image via writing with light]
this just in! literally. (got a tip off in a text this morning!) and it was the perfect soundtrack to my tuesday - something familiar but different at the same time. it's fall so obviously i'm craving all things folk/rock/bluegrass or any combo thereof. (or maybe that's just my general taste these days years...) so go visit daisy may here and listen to all of her tracks and i promise you'll find something you'll like!

oh, and mark your calendars and break out your favorite flannel for this annual musical feast - 
wouldn't miss it for the world!

Monday, November 12, 2012

weekend wonders

whew, what a whirlwind! colds, birthday, babies have been on the forefront and got most of my time last week. but here's a peek at my wonderful weekend at home, you know, just doing what i do. the best part? sunday was super sunny and my ipod played the best tunes and the "danger do not enter" trails at nolde were super fun. shhhh. hope you got your happy on this weekend too!

the annual pacer bonfire was a blast! and i'm so glad i finally got to go. 
plus phoebe spoiled me with some sample treats on saturday - vegan pumpkin pie (to die for!) and kale and sundried tomato hummus (i could eat it with a spoon!)

sunday morning west reading market trip with a delicious sesame loaf from the daily loaf (who doesn't want bread made with l o v e!?) and a fresh cup of jo from adam at bechwarmers. it doesn't get much better!

oohhh and a sneak peek from the glam it up event at bella jules! so many fabulous things to choose from and i just loved all of the pieces i got to show off on behalf of bloom. that navy number is calling my name!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

civic service

lots of that going on this week (hope you voted!). so add one more duty to your list, my people - donate something here. watching this donation grow from a little idea to a community funded and celebrated effort is seriously what makes my heart swoon about living here in Berk County. EVERYONE has stepped up, giving what they can, and add that all together and you've got one serious donation effort happening. I love checking back just to see who else is involved and can't wait for Stacy to deliver the precious cargo on Sunday. So here's the list, check it out, click on the links in the post and prepared to be amazed.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

weekend wonders

it was a quiet, cold (literally and figuratively) and cloudy weekend. i'm still recovering from the first of the nasty head-colds of the season, but here are a few snaps of things that warmed me up.

this view from the charles evans cemetery. i've lived in centre park for two years and this was my first visit! definitely going back for more walks and creepy headstone haunting.

this favorite mug of mine is getting lots of action in bed these days.

a very special birthday celebration, family style, for amanda on saturday evening. so blessed i could join in and so psyched about the rosemary gin fizz fixin's i got to give with the help of phoebe!

an ode to breakfast of warm waffles and warm hearts. i think every day should start this way, not just weekends!
(and cups and saucers; please and thank you.)

Friday, November 2, 2012

friday fuel

Celebrating a very special birthday this weekend - the lovely Amanda !
Here's to wishing you the best year yet. xoxoxo