Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Summer jewels

I've been working on multiple custom orders lately which has left me little time to create ready-made pieces. However, I was able to make a couple last week and will be making more for Spring/Summer. Here are the first couple...

Monday, February 27, 2012

1st Birthday in Florida

The Oscars were overshadowed by one very special little boy's first birthday yesterday! However, I have yet to make it one of my nephew's birthday parties. I hate living so far away so I live through photos that my mom sends me. She even did a walk-through video so I would feel like I was there. Thank goodness for facetime! Here are some funny pictures of little boy O eating his cake...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Not Much Lately

Have you noticed that not too much has been going on around here?  I have not been blog motivated lately so I figured I'd share some great Etsy finds with you all.

vintage dress : BLUE GiNGHAM pink flower dress (6-9mo)
Adorable little girls Etsy dress for $14

Vintage telephone tangerine orange push button phone
I love these old phones!  $48

Tribal clutch with zigzags in yellow and red

You Choose - Set of 40 PomPom's
These are so fun for so many things. 40 for $120

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Laid Back

Thank you Presidents for a great long weekend! It's so nice to be able to have a low key long weekend with Ben around. The weather in New York has been wonderful this winter and this weekend proved to be the same. If you need a quick weekend getaway, come up to the city since this coming weekend the temperatures might even get to 60 degrees. Not to mention that plane tickets are cheap. And if you make the trip make sure and go see the Broadway play How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!  We saw it with some friends on Saturday night and it was great! It was surprisingly funny and for all you Jonas Brothers fans out there, Nick Jonas is the main character. (He took over Daniel Radcliffe's role after his few months were up.) There's singing, dancing, romance, and laughter. What more do you want in a play?

Besides getting dressed up for the show, we laid low this weekend. We ran by the Union Square farmer's market and picked up some veggies for a yummy veggie and polenta soup I made, taken from Giada De Laurentiis. I added a couple of ingredients and we haven't stopped eating it since. Here's her recipe. (I added sausage and mushrooms.)
Look at all those veggies! This is taken before the simmering begun so it hadn't thickened yet.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Ben was down in Orlando this week for work and was able to stay with my family. My parents came down to visit and go fishing with the Little Man. Ben was able to snap this picture and is now one of my favorites! Can you tell how much they each adore each other? (Florida is awesome in February)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pinterest and Pasta

Sorry for the brief hiatus but Happy Valentine's Day! After 6 days of battling the stomach bug we're back to our normal lives! During my recovery day, I took some time perusing through pinterest and came across some delicious looking foods. I finally decided to try one last night and boy am I impressed. It's from the ever so popular Smitten Kitchen. It's a goat cheese pasta, which ended up being surprisingly refreshing tasting and easy to make. I added a couple of things - turkey sausage and chopped up cherry tomatoes. So here's her directions for you to try as well.  Maybe even tonight for a Valentine's dinner!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Superbowl and Sick

How about that Super Bowl?! Go Giants! We ended up having a very low key super bowl night at home. Ben came home Friday night with the stomach bug. He was starting to feel better yesterday and we thought it was gone but this morning it looks like it might rear it's ugly head again. Prayers would be much appreciated at this point. However, back to the super bowl - what did yall think about the game, Madonna, and the commercials? We thought the commercials were so-so, with a few that were great. I'm very mixed on Madonna. I was pleasantly surprised that Madonna, of all people, had a clean enjoyable show. Who would have thought Madonna would come proving to be family friendly, (even more than some of the commercials.) My brother-in-law tweeted a fun fact - "Interesting fact: Madonna is older than the super bowl..." Haha  I hope I can look that good when I'm 53 but I'm not holding my breath. So what did you think??

Madonna performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I am having a hard time believing that we are already two days into February. 2012 is already speeding by. Which means that Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Less than two weeks!! So hurry and tell that man in your life which jewels you want so he can "surprise" you.