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on my mind: fall fun 10.12.2011


We’ve decided to mix things up a bit here on the ol’ blog with some new types of posts. One thing we thought would be fun is to each create a little round-up of things we’re each searching for, liking and just daydreaming about once in a while. For my first “on my mind,” it was easy to decide on a theme: fall. It’s my favorite season by far and I love everything that comes with it. Soon, holiday season will be upon us and I would love to bring a covered dish to a fall party in this little beauty (spoon’s included…love it). Next up: time to step up my game and ditch the flip-flops of summer for something a little more sophisticated (that’s where these come in, and they’re on sale: bonus). Nothing says fall like tea on a chilly morning. So, I’m just obsessed with this sequined scarf. It could transform even the most casual outfit (i.e. my usual mom uniform). The color of this (very affordable) dress gets me every time. If I’m being honest, most of my shopping these days is centered around my little guy and I’m thinking I need to get a brown onesie and get to work making this for him for football season. Speaking of the baby, wouldn’t notes to the sitter look cuter on this notepad? (It would also be good for jotting gift ideas for the quickly-approaching holidays). Love the idea of a colored pair of jeans and these seem like something I’d wear all the time. I’m ready to get on the crock pot bandwagon and love the idea of that little appliance making dinner prep easy. Last but not least, I’ve decided that a backpack would be a great way to carry all of the things from my purse and my diaper bag stuff because it’s roomy and the straps won’t constantly fall off my shoulders when I’m carrying my little man and getting him in and out of the car. Not to mention, I just love this one. So, those are my faves for fall. What are you guys loving this season?

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  1. Damaris @Kitchen Corners

    >That orange pot, woah me likey! Great round up. You two obviously have impecable taste.

    October 12, 2011 11:09 am
  2. Tobe | Because It's Awesome

    >great round-up, carrie! love these items – and would kill to see little E in that onesie!! ox

    October 12, 2011 1:39 pm
  3. Ampersand Design Studio

    >thanks ladies :)

    October 14, 2011 9:27 pm

trend watch: color-block shoes 09.07.2011


Color-blocked shoes are everywhere and we are loving the bright, fun trend.
1. Colorblock Suede d’Orsay 2. Portable Art Platforms 3. Bendie Platform Sandal 4. Audrinaa High Platform 5. Clair High Heel Sandal 6. Karen Pump 7. Color-block suede wedges 8. Color-block suede and leather pumps

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print & pattern: circles 08.31.2011


It’s different than a polka-dot, it’s full on large-scale circles-and we’re seeing them pop up all over the place for Fall fashion. Love it when it’s done in a classic black and a pale neutral!

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on the lookout: backpacks 08.26.2011


Well, it’s that time again…the little ones are headed back to school with their backpacks full of new supplies. Why should the big kids get left out, especially when backpacks are so trendy right now?

Kiddo packs (clockwise): Transportation Multi Backpack, Monkey Zoo Pack, Boys Rucksack, EcoPack, Elephant Backpack, Frog Backpack

Backpacks for the young at heart (clockwise): Backpack in Sea, Striped Fleece Backpack, Pop Quiz Backpack, Belar Backpack and Shoulder Bag, SuperBreak Pack, Waxed Canvas Backpack

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  1. Sara

    >I loved the striped backpacks!

    August 26, 2011 1:26 pm
  2. Naomi


    August 26, 2011 2:09 pm