Tuesday, May 31, 2011

summer recipe guacamole!

a friend made amazing guacamole this weekend he got from foodnetwork.com. you must try it. this guacamole should be at every summer party!


3 haas avocados, halved seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 tsp chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced

smash and fold together... yum!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

just getting started

first bbq of the summer

carousel rides

and the annual wiffle ball competition

more good times to come. i hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2011

itsy bitsy, teeny weeny

ruby's already started celebrating memorial day weekend!!!!

have fun and be safe!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

summer on the way

i have waited so long and have only dreamt about you.

glad you're finally here.
she sells sea shells

today i am wearing a necklace i made from sea shells collected from florida when i visited my grandmom as a little girl and the larger white one was given to me. ryan took the shells to work and drilled some tiny holes into them. i found some neon string and tied them together. i think it's perfect for summer days.

getting ready for a lonnngggg weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

i see you

you caught my eye this week.

masks from venice... box of beads.... sweet table... old family photograph... this week's sky.... party decorations... doub's details

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

homey little things

i have had moving into a new apartment on my mind lately. see, after two years of having my little vintage store i realized that i had to move back home with my mom again. now that i have had time to get back on my feet i am ready for a new beginning in a new place. i move into my new apartment in july and have been finding lots of things to fill it up!

i love the little japanese store, morihata, in philadelphia.

and city planter in northern liberties. i think i may have finally completed my terrarium.

Monday, May 23, 2011

fattouch and baklava

we took a break today for lunch at cafe la maude in northern liberties. we love the fattouch salad and baklava.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

the stables

going to the stables this sunday was a beautiful way to spend the day. horses are truly beautiful animals inside and out.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

arrow heads and turquoise

i loved seeing the jewelry chau picked up from her trip to marfa. isn't it great?!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ruby aldridge in our studio today

ruby was in our web studio today. we had fun styling her for web, because you can't take your eyes off of her magnetic personality. she listens to metal and has her i pod plugged in where ever she goes. ruby's the girl everyone wants to be friends with.

i spied her necklace of charms... some she made and others were given to her.

coral lips for today's studio shots.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

you inspire me, spring

here are a few things that caught my eye this week and have me wanting more.

i'm always a sucker for turquoise in the warm months. i just picked up the ring on the left at a local motorcycle shop. i can't get enough.

my view at the navy yard... i love watching the ships pass by. there are times i have to remind myself we are still in philadelphia.

kris chau's pretty chalk art.

a colorful table setting.

we went bowling for a friend's birthday. i actually wanted to keep the shoes for once.

the weekend ended with ice cream in the setting sun. it felt like the perfect week to kick off an amazing summer.

what was your favorite thing that happened this week?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

tied up and tousled

it's been a nice week... i have been getting so many nice surprises in the mail lately. the gals from tied up and tousled sent me a really nice package too! they make headbands and necklaces inspired by native american dress. the first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful art work on the back of their business cards.

they sent me this beautiful braided headband that double wraps and...

this amazing leather headband adorned with vintage trinkets.

thank you so much, anne and kate! i love them both and can't wait to wear them!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

a fragrant offering

i was so happy today when i got a package sent to me from amber of AB'OVO ORIGINALS TRADING POST! amber makes perfumes of lavender and indian sandalwood just to name a few. i really became enamored with amber's concoctions after reading about her on etsy... i appreciate her love of the earth and the love she places into every scent.

here is a photo she sent me of her beautiful work space.