Friday, February 24, 2012


i just wanted to share the birthday of someone really special to me. yesterday was ryan's birthday and we celebrated all day even if we couldn't be together. in the morning i surprised him with a card, gift, chocolate chip whoopie pie (YUM) and a birthday serenade. we went to dinner that night to pizzaria stella in queen village for brick oven pizza and cold beers. it was just what he wanted and hopefully he enjoyed it as much as i did. happy birthday, ryannnnn!!!!

quick photo on the ride home for good measure:)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

frontier magic

my friend, jemma, made me the most beautiful lace dress! i will be wearing it on the first spring day here in philadelphia! i love her all around easthetic. peek into her magical days here.

she's taking orders if you are interested...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

lights up my day

i had the most amazing valentine's day. from the moment i got home from work i was showered with loads of pink and yellow tulips, love notes, and the gift of LIGHT! since we moved into our place in july our home still needs some finishing touches here and there. as a valentine gift to each other ryan and i picked up the most amazing mid-century, 1960's martz lamp. both gordon and jane martz, a married couple, were artists known for their work mixing ceramic and wood. we love it and it completes a little nook in the livingroom.

we then headed out to dinner to one of my favorite restaurants, the continental. late night we snuggled on the sofa and watched amelie! ahhh, perfect!

tell me, how did you spend the day?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

this week's notable happenings

.espo mural near our tulips from ryan.whole wheat pancakes from one shot.thrift store finds.festive nail colors.

hope you had a good week too:)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

freja for free people

have you seen our february catalog yet? if not, you should. here are a few photos i couldn't show way back when. hope you like:) view the catalog here.

Friday, February 3, 2012

paris versus new york

this is a cute little book of illustrations honoring two beautiful cities with kitchy, comparative cliches. one city is a love of my life and the other i hope to see some day soon. here are my favorite pages...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

happy february:)

i felt these recent happenings were appropriate for a february post. the first is a photo of the strawberry cake i made for ryan's unbirthday and the second is tonight's fortune.

something to think about.