Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween

In honor of Halloween (not one of my favorite holidays):

I will be reading Edgar Allen Poe, watching Charlie Brown, carving my pumpkin, and waiting for Halloween decorations at martha stewart crafts to go on sale. I am also waiting to bid on vintage paper mache pumpkins on ebay. (after Halloween the prices will go down - I hope)

New blogs

Here is what I have been reading this week:

a room somewhere

Mrs. O

Living Oprah



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Buy handmade

My goal for Christmas this year is to try and buy handmade gifts and/or antiques for my family and friends. Here are some of my ideas:

vintage enamel bread box on ebay

gift cards, bookplates, and suitcase from PinklovesBrown

antique nippon dishes (with a winter scene) for my Grandma

Happy Birthday banner on etsy

sushi pillow on etsy

Check out


Over the years, I have learned that there are some things I just can't change about myself. I love the color red, shoes, purses, antiques, Fiestaware, Martha Stewart, magazines, reading, working out at night (after dinner), and ... mittens. I have tried to wear the nice leather gloves, but I just don't like them. So every fall, I start to hunt for mittens that must be cheap, washable, and warm... that is until I saw these at Bloomingdale's:

At $120.00, these mittens are not cheap or washable. I will stick with Target and H & M for now, and will add Ugg mittens to my Christmas List.

Screen door chalkboard

I love the creative use of an antique screen door with a chalkboard.
(found on design*sponge) I actually think I could do this DIY.

Love for Nie Nie

I have been reading and rereading NieNie's blog over the past 2 months and following her recovery from a plane accident in August. (Stephanie received burns on 83% of her body) I originally heard about the blog on the Today show and I have been hooked every since. Now, I am going to buy a t-shirt to help raise money for the Nielson family. Go here for more info.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ripped jeans

Don't these jeans look comfortable for the weekends? I found them on Nicole Richie here. (I will have to find a cheaper version because i can't justify spending $90.00 on something with holes)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ankle boots anyone?

A few days ago at work, a few colleagues and I were discussing ankle boots.
(see this post from one of my favorite blogs frugalfashionista)

bread box

I saw this bread box


I love this kitchen from Makingitlovely and the green bread box! (see more here)

There is a similar bread box on ebay and it is a vintage enamel Eschebach Vewag.

Monday, October 20, 2008

More rooms from Martha

It is hard to believe that this apartment is in Manhattan - it seems more like a beach house

Martha's Grey Kitchen

for more pics click here


I have started to hear Christmas music on TV (an ad for Wayne Newton) and now stores are starting to get ready for the holiday season. Check out some cute holiday decorations at cb2:

Friday, October 17, 2008

Boot shapers

Last winter, I finally updated my tall black boots that I had for over 7 years. I took it a step further and purchased brown tall boots too. (I now have 2 black and 2 brown - 1 high heel and 1 short heel of each) I heard about this boot shaper in a magazine and set out to find them at the end of winter. (not a good idea because they were sold out at the container store) I went to BBB and and bought the last pair. Fast forward to now: I found 3 more at BBB and used a $10.00 of coupon ($9.99 per pair - so I got one for free) I hope to make my boots last for as long as possible!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Globes and Maps

Lately, I have been obsessed with house tours and I came across the following pics here. I am loving the globes and maps! I will be checking ebay for vintage schools maps.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Kenley versus Alexander McQueen

This week on Project Runway Kenley was accused of copying Alexander McQueen. I had to check it out for myself. Check out this article and the pics above to decide for yourself!
(left side is McQueen) I say COPYCAT!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dog food storage

how cute! from here

Southport Green Market

I plan on making my way to the Southport Green Market on Saturday, while my husband rests for the marathon. (at Southport and Grace) It sounds like the market is a mixture of food/arts and crafts. I am hoping to find this jewelry maker.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tori Spelling's house tour

I will admit that I like watching Tori and Dean Inn Love and Home sweet Hollywood on oxygen. Check out the new house tour here. I really like the framed pictures going up the staircase and the all white bed. (picture from

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Pan

I stopped by crate and barrel on the way home from jury duty and picked up this. I plan on making low cal/ low fat pumpkin muffins this weekend. Here is the recipe I follow:

1 box of Spice cake mix
1 can of pumpkin
1 egg white

Mix together, put in muffin pan, and bake according to the box.
Mix together OJ and powdered sugar (until it is like cinnamon roll topping consistency) and drizzle over the top of cooled muffins.
Makes 24 muffins (2 weight watcher points each or around 110 calories)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I am ready.....

to bring my gift card to Borders and return home with this book.

All white/grey rooms

found on Madebygirl

FFANY Shoes on Sale

On Wednesday, October 15th, QVC will be having a 3 hour shoe sale (7-10pm EST) that will benefit breast cancer. I plan on eating Honey Nut Cheerios for dinner in front of the TV and ordering a pair of shoes. Speaking of benefits, I have also been following the blog nieniedialogue and recently purchased these earrings to benefit the Nielson family. (the family has also been on the Today Show and in People magazine)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Martha Stewart Crafts

I have been visiting and adding these to the cart. And then I realized that I can't hang these in our condo while we are trying to sell it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall TV

This is my tv show line up for the fall:

Desperate Housewives
Spain: On the Road Again (on PBS)

Privileged (on the CW)
Jon and Kate plus 8
Samantha Who?
The Starter Wife (on USA)

Project Runway
Top Design
Lipstick Jungle
(coming soon...Top Chef New York)

Grey's Anatomy
The Office