Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hightop Hunks

these guys have been all about their high tops and so have i...

black sky tops [lots of similar styles here] + white chuck taylor high tops

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Magic Crowns

i can not say enough good things about these hand knitted crowns by oeuf.  not only are they great dress up gear, but they double as ear warmers - genius.  we tried them out over the weekend and the boys absolutely loved them.  they're perfect for the kid who loves to dress up, but not bundle up.  i think i've officially found my new go-to gift for all the little ones in my life...

"hey mommy, can i eat this candy i just found on the ground?"
also dean thought it his magical powers

check out oeuf nyc for many more cool and beautiful eco friendly finds!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Cozy + Creepy

two of cole's favorite words these days and what he helped me add to our living room last week.  the boys are obsessed with skeletons this year, but we all prefer the happy [not so creepy] waving kind...

we added these gray and white striped pillows and black and white paisley pillows from my etsy shop.

we added "mr. bones", a vintage nailhead candleholder, and black napoleon book to the coffee table.

flocked bats from target

aztec inspired throw from h&m home and aqua tassel pillow from my etsy shop

i love to bring in dark accessories from other rooms and i think old books like this definitely add a creepy vibe.

moved in this trunk to hold shoes and added this herringbone cotton throw

and the boys absolute favorite thing this year - color changing skeleton lights

we are having a very happy halloween so far!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

By Edie

i am in love with this new line from hello, by this adorable and very inspiring little artist...

fox by edie [kids] white t-shirt, lion by edie organic tote flamingo by edie [kids] heather gray raglan pullover

i think the fox tee has the boys name all over it.
her collection is available for pre-oder now + check out
more cool kids [and adult] hello, apparel here 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Big Picture

many of my recent favorite photos aren't the best quality because they've been taken with my phone, but they wouldn't exist without it either.  my timing is almost always better with it cause it's within reach as compared to my camera.  i saw this idea on pinterest, but thought it was too good to be true - larger than life black and white "engineering prints" for dirt cheap.  their grainy graphic quality is perfect for blowing up low resolution phone pics to make them frame-worthy...

i set up an online account on staples [copy & print], uploaded the picture from my phone,
and chose the smallest size engineering print 18x24 for only $1.79!! 
from there i re-sized the photo a little smaller so that it would fit this ikea frame
and then picked them up in store a couple days later.

one of my all time favorite pictures of cole,
happily strolling through the kitchen with this hat on.

i can't believe i went from this to this for under $25
[they would would be just as cool pinned to the wall too]

this was one of two i framed, because they were so inexpensive i ordered a few different pictures and picked the best.
in the process, i found that the ones with the least amount of black turned out the best.  the printing automatically
 darkens the entire image and adds a lot of black, so it gives images lacking contrast the perfect amount.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

we took the boys over the weekend and dean thought he was there to work, or film a levi's ad...

cole // army jacket, fine-wale cord shirth&m slim jeans, and chore rain boots
dean // baby gap jacket, ted baker plaid shirt, and levi's

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Project Update

i've been working with my friend on her new place downtown [you may remember this post] for several months now.  we have been squeezing in lots of shopping between her busy travel schedule and having so much fun in the process.  here's a sneak peek of a few pieces we've collected so far for rooms all over her home...

/ 1 / campaign desk  / 2 / blue and white ikat pillow  / 3 / como white woven chair
/ 4 / 
carlisle distressed metal counter stool  / 5 / threshold graywash apothecary cabinet

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


my kids love to dress up and they've been into it even more now that halloween is coming.  while they were going through the whole stash the other day, i captured a few of my favorites...

the shy pilot

the brave superhero

the mad scientist

and the dapper cowboy [aka sam elliot]

props: racing cap and googles, sword, and stash from land of nodmask and cape from target / vintage goggles + toy story woody hat

Monday, October 14, 2013

Blank Canvas

for months i've been infusing more color into our home to make it more fun and reflect the colorful little characters that live here and after years of gray walls in our living room i decided to paint them white.  i desperately wanted to brighten things up and create a blank canvas for anything colorful i come across in the future.  i also moved in my favorite art from other rooms, added new drapes, pillows, and a rug, and started off with some pops of pink...

picked up these poufs from target last spring, they have taken a real beating, but the boys just love them

coffee table favorites - acrylic tray, bronze moroccan lantern, well loved copy of annie
leibovitz at work, vintage binoculars, succulent i planted and celestial coaster set

no whining poster by hammerpress - i'll admit a reminder for me too,
i am genetically predisposed to frowning and totally have "bitchy resting face" ;)
[check out their site for more art prints, band posters, cards and more]

i love my family decal by artist gregory beauchamp.
 i also loved it so much i ended up framing it.
 check out more of his heartfelt work in his etsy shop beauchamping.

gray stripe pillow + aztec inspired throw from here

the number eight sign was a gift from a friend for our anniversary + framed virgo and leo cards

lace and tassel pillows from my etsy shop

and i love this handmade giraffe my friend brought back from tanzania recently for the boys

Friday, October 11, 2013

Jacket Obsession

every time fall rolls around i become a little jacket obsessed.  i've been especially loving the leather [and faux] motorcycle jackets and the military variety.  i had saved the inspiration below hoping to eventually find affordable versions, so i couldn't believe it when i found all three in one stop.  apparently h&m totally has me pegged...  

faux leather biker jacket / cotton canvas jacket + wool blend jacket
[the best part... all three $49 and under!]

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lovely Boy

cole has been very crafty + extra sweet lately and got very inspired the other day after school.  he went and found black and white paper, scissors and a glue stick and asked me to make hearts with each of our names written on them....

that night he carefully collected them all up, carried them to his room
and had me tuck them along the frame of his mirror.
he hasn't moved them since. sweet-ie pie.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lucky Seven

loving theses new pieces from bob & cortney novogratz for cb2...

goldie the wall hanging ram / lucky 7 / bunk throw
table by numbers placecard holders set of 12
novo acrylic folding table / mod locker

and check out their new book - home by novogratz

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Post Party

a couple whirly pops left over from dean's party + this soon-to-be planter box, and i suddenly realized it might be a chance to get these two in the same frame...

what's left of the giant goose egg on cole's forehead [courtesy of the coffee table]
and their favorite dino who insisted on being in the photos
+ dean was happy to share with his friend, he is mr salty and cole is mr sweet

wearing: motorcycle tee from mini boden [new version] and "arr matey" tee from old navy