Posts Tagged ‘Favorite Things’

if the slipper fits

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Cold floors in the morning and chilly afternoons call for slippers!  I have owned 3 pairs of exact same slipper.   The Minnetonka Cally Slipper is suede and pile lined.  And let me tell you-they are so, so cozy.  They come in 5 colors and are priced under $40.  I chose grey this time!

It isn’t unreasonable to have two pairs of slippers when you live in the Northwest.  Right?
These MUK LUKS appear to be the perfect blend of warmth and ski lodge chic.  Kinda love.  Might need.

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cup and saucer.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
[a teacup of treasures]
I received a handful of beautiful teacups and saucers that once sat in my grandmother’s hutch.  Not a matching set, but all gorgeous in their own right.  I unwrapped one and placed it on the bathroom counter today.  It is a lovely catch all for my earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.  It takes clutter and somehow makes it sweet.  So thrilled with how it looks!  {She would be pleased that it has found a home and a useful purpose.} 

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cupcakes and cashmere

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

A little blog love!  I read this superb blog every morning with my decaf coffee. Emily Schuman shares her love of fashion, cooking [and baking], decor and beauty in cupcakes and cashmere.  She lives in LA and is darling.  Her creativity shines through her outfits.  She includes details of everything she is wearing-down to her polish color.  I have loved the recipes she shares and appreciate her gorgeous photography.   Read her blog for a week and you will be hooked.

A recent outfit she posted:  Golden Hour -July 10

She has penned a new book, under the same name, that was just released.  Mine is on its way!
[buy it here]

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gonna need your sunnies

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

It is reported that the sun will shine today in the greater Seattle area.  [love.]

Gonna be sporting my new sunnies.  An adorable pair of stud earrings in the shape of sunglasses.

marc by marc jacobs. mini sunnies
 We’ve been waiting….bring on summer! 

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go…vino. go.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Sticking with my backyard barbeque and/or pool side bash theme, I highly recommend these govino stemless wine glasses.  I grabbed a box of 4 at The Tyler Florence Shop while in Napa last summer.  They are the perfect marriage of the good ‘ole keg cup and your favorite stemless bar ware.

 These glasses are made from a food-safe, BPA-free polymer and it is recyclable (#1), but better yet it is reusable.  The glasses are actually flexible and completely shatter proof.  Perfect for the pool deck or anywhere else glass is not permitted.  $12.95 for 4 – you can’t go wrong!

You can order directly from the govino website (they also have decanters, stemless flutes, and stemless cocktail glasses) or I just spied them in the recent cb2 catalog.

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sidwalk surfers, dude.

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

As I continue to prep for summer, I have to share about Sanuk shoes.  My oldest did not want another pair of Crocs, but we needed something a little more substantial than flip flops.  A pair of sidewalk surfers was the answer.  Total lucky find.

Easy to put on.  Extremely comfortable (or so I am told).  Plus, I love the way they look.  Great with cargo shorts, a swimming suit, or jeans.  Certainly a big boy look! 
The biggest guy in our house scored a pair as well.  My husband hates flip flops.  However, I told him he was no longer allowed to wear his sneakers to the pool.  Under advisement that he wasn’t going to like them at all-I bought him a pair as well.  
He loves them.  Didn’t take them off our entire trip.  Absolutely perfect for the airport (adults still have to take off their shoes) and they looked great with his board shorts.  (And I am certain I heard him say under his breath, “Babe, you were right- like always.”)  
Check out all their great stuff!
Outfit the guys in your life.  Bring on summer!

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have salad, will travel

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
 [via crate&barrel]
Cookout and potluck season is right around the corner!  I really wanted this salad bowl and servers set last summer, but waited too long and they were gone.  Chill pack on the bottom, servers that snap into the lid…..all around brilliant!  I am running this week to Crate and Barrel and snatching one up.  
[ps.  it is $11.95!]
Bring on summer!

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a sweet indulgence

Friday, May 4th, 2012
Not sure if I could be more excited about the gifts I am giving our moms for Mother’s Day.  Needing to get something in the mail by Monday, I was feeling the pressure to find a gift that was thoughtful, unique, and easy.  BINGO.  Bananappeal!

All natural, ready to eat, banana-based desserts, baked and sold in glass jars.  To-die-for cute.  [And I am in love with their web site!] Every single one of the desserts looks delicious.  There are 4 frosted cake varieties and 4 ready to eat cheesecakes.  And to my amazing good fortune, two of the cheesecakes are gluten-free!  [Yes, I am blessed with a gluten free husband and mother-in-law].

banana salted caramel-frosted cake
banana gingersnap cheesecake
banana tiramisu cheesecake*gluten free
You can purchase these yummy cuties at gilt taste or williams-sonoma.
Check out the entire menu at

I will not reveal my exact delivery order in case any of our special ladies read this post.  [We sure do love you mom, Jeannie, and Pam.  We are blessed and lucky to have you! ]  I am seriously considering ordering some for myself…..happy mother’s day to me.

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too faced

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

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cloudy with the chance

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Umbrellas.  I have been thinking about them quite a bit lately.  Hmmm, I wonder why?
It all started when I spotted this lovely one carried by a prince.  

The London premier of War Horse was water logged.  Catherine’s Temperley London floor length gown was gorgeous and I am certain she didn’t want to cover it up with a trench.  The umbrella was absolutely perfect!  The shape ~ devine.  With the perfect accent of black, which played off her dress. 

Then I remembered a little something I purchased on my recent trip to NYC!

Isn’t it the cutest?  The bubble umbrella is all the rage!   

Want a bubble umbrella for yourself?  I did a little research for you!

One JUST like Kate’s!
just for FUN
a touch of teal

Stay dry.  Remain stylish!

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Where is June?


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