Thursday, April 30, 2009

Something to put a smile on your face

That's what I call put a smile on your face. Thanks BI


I am testing out the blogging app today and I am pretty excited about it! God I love this gadget!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Last night Sarah and I were feeling inspired. Our bathroom and kitchen were in need of a little TLC. So we cleaned. For a long time and now...


it sparkles!

Monday, April 27, 2009

More Hammocks and in case you need another reason to have a Dam good time

Good I am really loving hammocks these days. Check out this sweet pic of hammocks in Amsterdam! I wish I lived a few stories up so I could have one of these installed.

Holy Moly

Spring has hit Chicago! At long last! It's been a crappy few days of wind, rain, and thunder storms... aka perfect cuddling weather. I'll take it. Also loving this green color.

Friday, April 24, 2009


So looking at my backyard today (on this wonderful 80 degree day in Chicago) I wish I owned...

This one comes from MaraƱon. It's located in Amsterdam and I went when I was with my friend Sam. We spent a lot of time test driving the hammocks one because it was college days in Amsterdam and we were well... you know and really enjoying each and every one. I think I have the appropriate set up in my back yard and could hang a hammock, just not sure how the old landlord would feel about that... any who don't I think I look pretty natural in this blue and yellow Moroccan style one.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

American Eagle....

Living in a major city you rarely mall shop. If you live in Chicago, like me, you know Michigan Ave has lots of glorified Malls. If you're like me you typically when you go to a mall you know which stores you're going to go to. That being said I haven't been in to an American Eagle in over 3 YEARS. I slipped in there 3 years ago when I needed a sweater before a party before the Chicago Mac Race in 2006. Suffice to say it's not my favorite store. When I saw Denise Richard's Little girl wearing this... I WAS SHOCKED when I saw that it was from American Eagle!
Too cute right.... yes I want it in my size!

Gosh that little Lola is adorable.

I guess this little frock will have to do...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I recently have become downright obsessed with Dee from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Perhaps it's her lack of knowledge, her lack of wit, but I think it's her bulging eyes when she says the word "Boom." Hello girl crush!

photo courtesy of

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air and thus there is tons of wedding coverage on the blogs, in daily emails, and I feel like I see one of those bride shows on every other minute (thank you daytime television.) I really love that DailyCandy is doing all this great wedding coverage because they have made it so easy to find awesome jewelry! Kudos DC!Here we have an Ah- May- ZING micro pave platinum with cushion cut diamond by the Ruby Door in Boston. UH! It's fabulous. I would definitely where it as one of those right hand diamonds on my middle finger so I can easily see it as I type my daily find on this blog!

Also I am totally LOVING this little diddy by my girl Lindsay.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Ever since D&D introduced me to Erie Basin, I can not wait to turn 65 so I can wear all these fabulous vintage pieces together. Check this Tortoise Shell Pendant necklace! Uh na na na.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My fav store...

I bought this fab top from Forever 21 a few weeks ago and all I want now is some skin tight skinny jeans to wear with them. I am very tempted to go over to the Blue Jeans Bar and make a purchase. A bigggg one!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ice Ice Baby

I love these ice trays from Fred Flare! Perfect for a jewelry party....

Monday, April 6, 2009

Shop Announcement


Not sure why the link isn't working.... or click on jewelry to the left!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Tar Heel box... UNC Edition

Excited about the Final Four Games this weekend? I am more excited about this.

Hunan Crafts is fantastic pieces all made out of wood and some are so seamlessly crafted it's hard to tell that they open to reveal storage spaces for jewelry and keepsakes. Right in Chapel Hill and ready to buy on Etsy!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Final Four ... Nova edition... for Mo'son

Couldn't talk about other Etsy artists without talking about other Etsy jewelry designers. I am loving Swedebead! Big statement pieces are just rocking my world! So their not technically in Villanova but Philly is close enough... right?

Final Four... cont'd! Michigan State edition...

Sheer Brilliance is happening in East Lansing, Michigan. Meet KammCo, creator of "upcycled" notebooks and journals. Each notebook is a different record album cover and is a great place to write everything from your daily activities to your deep, dark, secrets.