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spotted: tom’s holiday 2011 10.28.2011


Tom’s is one of our favorite companies and their mission is so inspiring to us. Not to mention, the style of their shoes just keeps getting better and better. The holiday 2011 collection is no exception (we selected our fave picks above). We are just debating which ones we want first. No matter which pair you choose, a pair is donated to a child in need. That gets us in the holiday spirit!

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on my mind: going apple-picking 10.19.2011


I love fall and all the activities that go along with it and this year I have been obsessed with finding a great apple orchard! I have such fun memories of picking apples with my parents when I was a kid, so it’s nothing but smiles when I daydream about returning. So, here’s my perfect fall saturday; outfit, snacks and all :)

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  1. Damaris @Kitchen Corners

    >Love this mood board. I posted that apple cider a while back too. Isn't it lovely?

    October 19, 2011 4:25 pm
  2. Ampersand Design Studio

    >it's gorgeous! I have to try it!
    and thank you :)

    October 20, 2011 3:59 am

handmade: boo and boo factory 10.17.2011


There are so many pieces to love at Boo and Boo Factory on Etsy that it was hard to edit. The cool fringed leather and geometric shapes are so unique and then there’s the color…Ahh!

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  1. Damaris @Kitchen Corners

    >These are seriously beautiful. I would gladly where any of these necklaces with a striped black and white shirt.

    October 17, 2011 5:01 pm
  2. Jeanee

    >Love the company name & the stuff! I just ❤ their Etsy shop!

    October 18, 2011 3:36 am

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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