Anna’s First Birthday Flamingle

I'm breaking the radio silence around here (I've been swamped with a huge project and trip out of town for it-- more coming soon on that front....) and sharing our sweet Anna girl's First Birthday Flamingle! I worked with Oriental Trading on putting Read More
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Valentine’s Play Date Party

I love this time of year.  Valentine's has always been so magical to me, even as a child.  I recently hosted a Valentine's play date for Ruby and some friends and it was so easy and fun!  Here is a sneak peek: photos by yours truly and Elle Read More
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Sugar Plum Fairy Party (and winner announced!)

We took Ruby to see the Nutcracker for the first time this year to see her cousin who was dancing as s Bon Bon.  My 3-year-old ballerina was completely entranced.  She was dancing in the isles and her favorite part was the Sugar Plum Fairy.  I had Read More
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Non-traditional Holiday Tablescape (+ giveaway!)

How is it the week of Christmas??  I tell ya, this season has flown by.  We've been doing quite a bit of entertaining over here lately (with the biggest party I've ever hosted this week.  Eeeeeek for 40 people!).  Last week we had some neighborhood Read More
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BSHT Thanksgiving Tablescape on a Budget

Hello if you're here via Chic Little House!  Happy you clicked on over! Let's be honest, entertaining can be expensive.  As someone who loves to host a party, I'm never content to just pull out some paper plates and plastic cups.  I want the table Read More
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The Plan: Exterior Backyard

My apologies for this post going up a couple days later than planned.  Is anyone else feeling like they're drowning this holiday season?  Between the house, the toddler, the pregnancy, and holiday commitments, I'm feeling like I can't keep up.  And Read More
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Summer Entertaining Idea: Burger Bar

Do you ever have those days when even breathing feels like a labor?  When you're so overwhelmed and exhausted with stressful yet wonderful things that you want to hide in the closet and savor every moment simultaneously?  I feel like I've been on a Read More
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FRIDAY FAVORITES

Happy Friday!  My, this has been a long week.  We are mid master bathroom remodel, Jon has been working around the clock, and it's been rainy, putting a bit of a damper on anything fun outdoors.  I'm ready for a weekend with my loves. Today I'm sharing Read More
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VINTAGE BAR CART CRAIGSLIST FIND

I have a mild obsession with brass vintage bar carts. Odd, I know, because I don't drink. But they are so lovely and have so many different uses. Boy, are they pricy though.  A nice one can run anywhere from $500-$3,000.  Seriously. I spotted this Read More
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CROQUE MONSIEUR

If I could eat at one restaurant every.single.day. it would be Tartine in San Francisco. My family and I discovered Tartine a few years back during a visit to San Francisco and we have been hooked ever since. Tartine is a bakery with a decidedly french Read More
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