Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since a post on here. I actually have 2 posts started that I never finished. Things have been so busy and it seems like things are only going to get busier as we head into the summer. I seriously have done nothing decorating-related in a long time around here. But, I'm ok with that. Aiden keeps me busier than ever these days, and I am loving every minute of it. I am trying to really take advantage of these times with him because I know they won't last forever.

We don't have a lot going on this Memorial Day weekend- getting together with some friends, just hanging out at home, doing some yard work, I love those kinds of weekends.

So, I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day and hopefully my creative inspiration will come back soon.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Etsy Friday

I am in a "beach state of mind" these days. Rob and I are going to Florida in a few weeks for our 5 year Anniversary and to say that I am extrememely excited is an understatement. We are leaving Aiden with his wonderful grandparents, who, quite honestly, he probably would prefer spending time with over us. So, we aren't feeling too guilty about that especially since it will probably be awhile until we can take another trip like this alone. The J.Crew Turks and Caicos catalog arrived about 2 weeks ago and it is seriously taking every ounce of self-control that I have not to go into debt buying all of their beach-inspired clothing and bathing suits. Seriously, sometimes I just go online and make a shopping cart of everything I want just for fun. Of course, I have never actually purchased those hundreds of dollars worth of J.Crew, but sometimes that is all I need to do to get it out of my system. I may be embarrased about sharing this with you after I publish this post.

Anyway, here are a few beach-inspired Etsy items...

I really just need to buy one of these nautical bags from this seller, whom I have posted about before. I just love them.

I think this is genius- a pillow that you fill with sand for the beach- LOVE IT! It's totally portable and easy to travel with.


Yummy tasting lip balm that is perfect for protecting your lips from the sun and smooching ;)

And lastly, I love t-shirts like this.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! It's supposed to be a beautiful one here in the Philly area :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


This past weekend for Mother's Day, I had my mom and grandmother over on Saturday for brunch since we would be with Rob's family on Sunday.

Over the past couple of years, my grandmother has given me some things that were hers, or even her mother's.

Most recently she gave me a set of solid silver candelabras that my grandfather gave her for their 10th Anniversary (I think). They are so pretty. You can either use them with the 3, or just as single candlesticks, which I decided was more appropriate for our intimate brunch.

I also love the idea of having all different teacups at a table setting. These are the only 3 that I have from my grandmother, but I hope to collect some more over time.

Here it is all put together.

And here is a shot of my beautiful grandmother and I. My mom had to take the picture, so she didn't get to be in it, but I really enjoyed my time with them!