Month: January 2013

Things We Love


The ladies behind Kate Spade are out with a new book called Kate Spade New York: Things We Love. It’s a book celebrating the 20th anniversary of the brand and features inspiration from the past two decades.


I can’t believe Kate Spade has been around for 20 years. I remember those first fabric bags with the small black label. Now the brand has evolved into a true lifestyle brand. I love their mix of old and new, whimsy and glamour. This book will surely be finding a place on my coffee table very soon.


Remember these?

Happy anniversary and here’s to another 20 years!


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(Re)Design Star

One thing that happens when you’re staying home with an infant for most of the day (or at least to me), is that I really want to redecorate! I’m not talking a major overhaul, but I want to change things up a bit – such as incorporate new objects, pillows, books, etc. Here are some of the ideas I hope to implement.

I have a few books and other items on my coffee table, but would like a nice tray to hold some items and give the table a new life.

ImageThis tray from West Elm is great (and so inexpensive). I’m not sure if I should go for silver or gold.

I have a new affinity for elephants and I think a small white one is classic and charming.


I also can’t get enough of hardcover books and love how they decorate my rooms. Some of my new favorites are:




I hope to incorporate some of these ideas/items in the coming weeks. What do you want to makeover in your space?

Images via amazon, west elm and etsy

NYC – What is it About You?


Hello! I’m very excited because tomorrow night I will finally be venturing back into Manhattan after 3 very long months. My last time in the city was my orchestra concert back in October. After that, I just wasn’t comfortable traveling by myself in case something were to happen, and as I got closer to my due date, I just felt too big and uncomfortable to venture too far from my home.

But tomorrow night, I’m finally headed back to my favorite city in the world! We’re celebrating a friend’s birthday at a beer garden and my mother-in-law is coming over to watch Lady M.

I can’t wait to get dressed up and finally get back out on the town. Here’s to NYC! And if you’re a nerd like me, you’ll know that my title is a song quote from the Broadway show “Annie” which The Husband was kind enough to get me tickets to for Christmas.  🙂

Enjoy your weekend!


Images via pinterest and google.

Five for Friday

Wow – so once again, it’s been a while since I’ve done a Five for Friday. It’s time to get back into it, don’t you think? This week I’m looking forward to the following:

The Husband’s Birthday

His birthday is this Sunday so we’re having immediate family over that afternoon. We’re also going out tomorrow night to celebrate – should be a good time! And if that’s not enough, I’m trying my hand at making him peanut butter cookies from Martha Stewart’s cookie book. He sure is a lucky guy!  😉


Parents Visit

My parents are coming over this morning and will watch Lady M for me as I go out and do some errands. I haven’t been out of the house since Tuesday (yikes!) so I’m really looking forward to this – as well as seeing my parents, of course!

Jr. League

We’re getting back into the swing of things next week and I have 2 committee meetings (as I’m on two separate ones). It will be good to get back to planning for our league events.



I have some writing projects in the pipeline and need to do some work this week to complete them as well as brainstorm ideas for upcoming ones.

One Month

I can’t believe it  but Lady M will be one month old next Friday! In a way, it feels like she’s been here longer and in another respect, I can’t believe how the time has flown by. I’m excited to see where the next month takes us.


Images via google