Sunday, June 21, 2009

Loving life

For the first time in our new house, Rob and I have really been enjoying the great outdoors. We bought new outdoor furniture and have planted in our garden. It's nice just being home!

California wedding

Here are some clips from my friend Alli's beautiful wedding. It was in Laguna Beach and gorgeous but of course the pic of Rob and I is from the ferris wheel in Newport beach.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

In the Field

I'm dreaming of being in Santa Cruz, California right now, at the Outstanding in the field. It is a dinner resort based on dining on the same soil where your food is grown. I want to be there right now.
The first picture is from Florence Italy. An event they hosted in the museum.

{via Outstanding in the Field}

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

It's Raining, It's Pouring.

It's been none stop rain in Tulsa.
I am beginning to think I live in Seattle.
So I think I need this handy dandy umbrella holder in my entryway.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Asian Teen Vogue

I would LOVE to jump into this photo shoot by Asian Teen Vogue.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I heart KC

I loved everything about Kansas City.
My heart is there. It's a bigger city with a quaint feeling.
History surrounds the city from downtown to the Plaza.

Kansas City

Weekend getaways are the way to go.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mini Vaca

I love this man! Especially when he surprises me with a surprise mini vaca!
This weekend needs to come asap.

(Former dark hair days)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mother Daughter Bridal Party

This second party was a Mother Daughter Bridal Party for one of my bestest!

Who doesn't want the first impression to be fabulous? And how do you achieve that? Start with the door.

Alli (the bride) is getting married in Laguna Beach, California May 30. She is using pink and orange as her colors (think J Crew) so we infused those colors into the party.

The cupcake and candy bar.

My mother in law and I gathered all of our beautiful teacups and saucers for the coffee bar. We also arranged bouquets in gorgeous teapots for centerpieces throughout the house.

More sweets as favors. Mmmmmm truffles.

My darling sister in law. I love her.

Party Planning

Parties Parties Parties have dictated my life the past few weekends. The first party I hosted was a "Sip and See" honoring none other than my new baby sister Francie Adele and my parents. This party was perfect because it gave my parent's friends the opportunity to come to their home and see the baby and the nursery. So we themed it to coordinate with the nursery, gotta love Pink and Green.

My beautiful mother and Francie

I love diaper cakes.

For dessert table, we had 2 types of bonbons with the initial "F" on them. Plus a wonderful cake, who doesn't love italian creme and an assortment of candy.

Since it was a "Sip and See" it's was a must to have fabulous drink fountain.

My adorable cousin in suspenders wanted to help with the gifts.

Every party needs pretty flowers and sweet favors. Our favors happen to be extra large candy bars with labels titled "Francie Adele May 7, 2009."

I believe the party was a smash.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Front Porch Pondering

I'm also pondering how I can incorporate these gorgeous black and white curtains to my front porch.

Via One Kings Lane

Choices Choices

More pictures that are inspiring me to change my backyard landscaping.
We just got an estimate from a contractor.
I can't decide if I want to make an outside living area or move to Europe for a few months... ooo the choices in life.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Arm Candy

I'm thinking this is my next purse.


Two things I'm dreaming of today:

1. Planting window boxes
2. Riding around on a camouflage Vespa.

These are pics from my trip to London.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Gardening

The weather has been beautiful, so I have been redesigning my front yard landscaping. It is going to look so lovely when I am done with it. But I caught the flu from my husband so I have been out of commission since Monday. I will post some pictures of my garden when I'm back and running.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Locally grown

I am now 100% devoted to organic foods. I was watching 60 minutes tonight and they had an interview with Alice Waters. She owns a restaurant called Chez Panisse in Berkley, California and has become the mother of slow foods. During the interview Alice brings us into her kitchen to show us how to make scrumptious recipes from organic locally produced foods. Her kitchen is beautiful and very old world. Now, should I plant strawberries or lavender first?

Friday, March 13, 2009

I'm thinking chinese sounds good, as long as my meal is topped off with this splendid little fortune cookie.

{via creature comforts}


It's a rather cold day in the neighborhood and my heart is longing for sun.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Straw hats

These are images from India Hicks beach home courtesy of Absolutely beautiful things.
I adore the rows and rows of straw hats lined along her walls.
Which reminded me of my straw hat I recently purchased.
I may have to start my own collection now.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Love x2

Monday March 9, 2009 I celebrated my second anniversary with the most amazing husband in the world. I love you R.

Francie Adele

I have a new baby sister.
Francie Adele born Saturday March 7.
This is my younger sister Marcella holding her.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flower girl.

Doesn't she just make you smile.


I love everything about Maria Bonita Extra.
I want the little chickie's romper in the background.