Sep 30, 2012

Life Scenes

Hello lovelies! How was everyone's week/weekend?  We spent our weekend working on a hallway closet re-do, but that's another post for another day (when we get it finished!)  Since school started this year and between that, play dates and dance I feel like we are jam packed! And I like it.  I thrive on too-much-to-do-ness.  

A little snippet of my little lady's outfits.  She never ceases to amaze me in the fashion department!

Greyson has been really into standing up the last few days!  He isn't even nine months old but I feel like it is going so fast :(

We went to Home Depot... a lot.  These two love it there though!

Someone loves anything musical on TV!  He started clapping his hands and bopping along to it!


We try to an arts and crafts activity most days and a new favorite is jewelry making!

...and my favorite picture of the week!  Avery at a play date with his besties from school.  Her little girlfriends were SO excited when she got there!  They have so much enthusiasm! They are too much!

Sep 27, 2012

DIY: Chalkboard Cheese Plate

I'm ashamed to post this based on how easy this DIY project was, but I love it SO much that I have to.  I remember a wine bar I used to frequent (yes, frequent) in San Diego used to serve its meat and cheese platters on chalkboard cutting boards, and I thought instead of spending the money, I could make my own.

I scored this bamboo cutting board for $5 on One Kings Lane.

And then I went through my husband's man space our garage and found the rest of these items.

I rough sanded the entire board, both sides and all of the edges and painted about three coats of chalkboard paint on over a couple of days.  I really wanted each coat to dry well and be able to sand down any drip marks.

We got to use it last weekend!

I love it and this was definitely my least expensive DIY project ever!

Sep 25, 2012

What's Been Going On...

Avery has become obsessed with "her" cat, Rhys.  I personally, think he is a terrorist, but he lets her play with him all day.

We have also had a bit of fall rain, although I'm not sure about our level of preparedness...

Greyson has been teething like crazzzzzzy and on the worst days he is such a little snuggler.  It's sweet and heart breaking all at once.

Look how scrumptious those little toes are!  I could just stare at them all day!

We had friends over for dinner this week and I made these super yummy shrimp and chipotle enchiladas from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers.  SO tasty!

 I also finally got to use my chalkboard cheese plate (tutorial to come!)

I also love my everyday place settings.  I adore these blue and white place mats I found at Bed Bath and Beyond with our tan and white plates and my grandmother's pink napkins.  You can never have enough pink! (or blue!)

 And no weekend would be complete without some fancy shmancy Avery outfits!

Sep 24, 2012


Did you all watch the Emmy's last night?  I didn't get a chance to watch much but I was obvs keeping up with all the dresses!  There was so much yellow and I actually loved it all!

I thought that Claire Danes looked phenom!  Who says blondes can't wear yellow?

I was also pleasantly surprised by these two SNL alums...

I would totally wear Kristen Wiig's dress and Tina Fey and is a hot mama!

Zooey Deschanel was rocking the princess/Cinderella look perfectly...

I adored Emily Thorn Van Camp's dress!

EVC's and Giuliana Rancic's dresses are my two favorites

Who did you love last night?

Sep 20, 2012

Around the House...

Even though we are going on close to a year that we have been in our house, we are still far from settled in.  There are some rooms that give me a mini panic attack whenever I walk by due to the sheer mess of boxes and crap stuff waiting to find its place.  However, there are a few little nooks that I love and that make me happy and feel like we are really making a home.  No room is 100% finished yet, but these little spots make me happy and feel like we are getting that much closer!

A corner in our living room 

Our living room windows 

My favorite placemats

Living room pillows

Bedroom pillows

A photo in our bedroom

My growing necklace collection in our office

An antique print in the kids' bathroom

One of these days we will be all the way moved in!

Sep 19, 2012


I can' believe it has already been three years since our wedding! These last three years have absolutely flown by, but I still love looking at our wedding pictures.  We had my perfect dream Philadelphia wedding and I wish we could do it every year!

I'm so lucky to have the best husband! Love you Josh!

Sep 18, 2012


Once it hits the 60's it is FALL people! And fall means... boots!  Here is a little boot eye candy that I have been keeping an eye on...


Tory Burch side zip boots / J.Crew short heels / G by Guess fringe booties / rag & bone leather booties / TOMS suede wedge booties / Frye wrap boots / ALDO bootie boots / Charles David genuine leather boots / Cole Haan stacked heel

I. Want. Them. All.

Weekend in Review

Hiiii!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  We spent ours welcoming Fall down the shore.  For as hot as it was this past week, there was a serious chill in the air this weekend.  We couldn't even bring the kiddos to the beach because they breeze was a bit too gusty.


Feeding the birds!

The last fishing of the year...

Polka dots and stripes!

Scariest thing I have ever let her ride in...

We ended the weekend with some (purple?) football!

Goodbye summer!

Hey Lauren Rene
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