Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Trumpette Socks

How cute are these seasonal Nordic socks by Trumpette?  Griffin loves his Vans ones & these are just too cute to pass up for the holidays - especially when they're being offered right now on Gilt Groupe for half the price.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale!

Now that Turkey Day is over & Christmas is a mere four weeks away, we think you might need to start checking people off your list.  For today only, we're offering 25% off your entire order when you enter code MONDAY25 at checkout.  And, as a extra bonus, UPS ground shipping is only $5!  (As always, orders over $100 ship for free.)  This offer is only available through midnight tonight, so hop to it!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I couldn't resist this Kindergarden crafty favorite today, Griffin's first holiday.

Happy Turkey Day!
Griffin & his mom:)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

iPhone Flip Book?

Wouldn't it be genius if you could export your iPhone photos to be made into a little flip book?  I know you can do that with Kodak or Mac, but I'm talking one step, here.  In other words, Mommy-friendly.  The easier & simpler, the better - because we're running on very little sleep.  I use my iPhone for the camera more than I do the phone these days, and I'd love a little book of all these photos.  Until I figure out how to get my little flip book made, I'll just post some here. Get ready:)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm baaaaaaack

Hello friends!! 

I'm so happy to be back blogging again.  It's been nice (and necessary) to have unplugged for the past six weeks, but I do miss the online chatter - and a big part of that being this little blog.  I'll be posting a few times a week for now, and they're likely to be baby-heavy in content, but that's my life right now.  I'm sure it'll eventually balance out, but for now, it's Mister time all the time - so it would be a serious challenge to share anything else. 

So what's been going on with you guys?  Any news in the blog world I missed?? 

A big BIG thanks to Lizzy for posting while I was out.  She was fab, no?!  If you want more from miss Lizzy, check out her blog here.

[above: Griffin, taking a cue from his pre-teen celeb heroes, giving the peace sign]

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy weekending !

Hooray ! Liz is back Monday. I leaving you with more balloons, and, of course, a favorite quote.

To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable; and
wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think
quietly, talk gently, act frankly...to
listen to stars and buds, to babes and
sages, with open heart; await occasions,
hurry never...this is my symphony.

-- William Henry Channing

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


So I stopped posting because Liz thought she was ready for her return. And while I'm sure she's very close, I think our fearless blogger hasn't been feeling very well. I have a whole folder of Balloon pics on my desktop I started saving a long time ago, and was hoping to incorporate into Liz's "30 for 30" birthday gift this past July.

Somehow I never got to them though. She's bananas for balloons, so I thought Id share a few in hopes that she looks + they make her smile. Such a childhood pleasure, right ? And what makes these floating shapes so happy + celebratory ? I don't even know that I can pinpoint it. But since early high school liz was delivering huge butterflies, and bees and birthday cakes floating high above our heads. I've loved them ever since. Hope everyone's having a good week !

Monday, November 8, 2010

An Email

Somehow guest blogging has warranted me receiving flattering emails about L&H. But instead of just passing it along to Liz, I figured I'd share it here where you + she can see it :). Last Wednesday, I got this in my inbox from my dear friend Ginger ::

Just got my 2011 calendar and couldn't wait to put up Jan and Feb... I always have 4 months on my bulletin board, and Nov and Dec have been lonely!

Looks great, right ?? Best Corporate Lawyer bulletin board I've ever seen...

Friday, November 5, 2010

From The (virtual) Desk

So I won't pretend to actually be at Liz's creative epicenter in Brooklyn, but when I received the coolest most prettiest Paperless Post in the whole wide world I realized - Duh ! - I hadn't even looked at the Linda & Harriett array on the classiest way to send an invite sans postage stamp website. Drool inducing. I'm glad I don't have anywhere to invite people right now because I don't know how I would choose. They're like commissioning Liz to make you the chicest letterpress invites ever, but they're instantaneous and the cost of the e-stamp. Start party planning this weekend kids, these won't be around forever + you probably need them to up your good taste party planning ranking.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Great Minds Think Alike.

You guys remember Liz's awesome paper quilt beginnings, right ?? Her use of scrap pieces of her beautiful prints ? Well it seems as though the amazing French clothing line A.P.C. had the same idea ! Look at these awesome quilts they've begun making from years and years of old A.P.C. fabric. Each is handmade by women in Bangalore, India. Pretty awesome -- as are all their clothes.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Paint Pots.

This is the back cover of the Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Studies Catalog. I have it on my desktop in pdf form + on my kitchen counter in book form. I just love the cover too much to dispose.

this is the front cover with their labeling chopped off. I just think it's so well done I don't know what to do with myself. The color, the absence of, the combination, the words and the neon (can't tell in the PDF below) binding to pull it all together, leave it to RISD, right ??

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

And When He Hides

Make you're own ! I learned in my color class last week that we usually use matching color intensity to our environment--meaning that if we live in Seattle of Vancouver, we keep our interiors more grey, more neutral. While if we live in Africa or the Caribbean we use vibrant high chroma colors. Maybe this makes sense to you (think coral pink + turquoise houses in the Islands), but it was sort of shocking to me. I just kept thinking about how when its grey outside I want to wear bright + happy. Well maybe our interiors and exteriors are different than our clothing, especially on a changeability level.

But I digress -- clearly this woman had the same idea as me last week on a rainy Manhattan day. Her yellow, red, turquoise, and pink ensemble stopped me in my tracks, and I don't think they would have on a gorgeous sunny day. Look at how her hat makes that flower bed and pipe covers pop ! Fantastic. I hope she stayed their all day (but stopped smoking) for all other passersby.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mr. Golden Sun

Makes all the difference in my day and my mood. I hope whatever corner of the world you inhabit, you had all shades of fall and yellow this weekend. I was working with yellow last week, and looked up to see my palette filled with shades. They reminded me of the beautiful late afternoon light at this time of year that really is golden. If you're holed up in an office at 5 or 6 pm these months, take a minute to run outside and enjoy it. I know it always rejuvenates my mind and my soul. Happy November friends !!