Friday, December 31, 2010


I would like a credenza-esq piece of furniture. I love this one from Anthropologie. Imagine a crisp white pillar candle on top or an orchid!

There is one aspect of this piece that is severely lacking. All those drawers are not actually drawers. Such a disappointment right? When I see something like this I immediately envision all the paper, beads, and other knick knacks I can neatly tuck away into it.

This piece does have spacious drawers on one side and a cupboard on the other. However, the illusion of those thin drawers (ones I would imagine to be in a printers shop circa 1865) is not enough for me. Don't tease me with those drawer posers, I want the real deal! Also the $1698.00 price tag isn't too appealing either (not including a $250 shipping fee.) Alas, the search continues.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Crafts a plenty!

I did it! Yay, I'm so excited to share with you all the crafts I've been working on this month!

Casey and I don't have a tree, fireplace, or anywhere else cute to decorate. So I decorated our bookshelf! It's the IKEA expedit which we put together ourselves. It was a labor of love because I love it! It's the first thing you see when you walk into our home and I am obsessed with it!

I really wanted our first Christmas to feel special. So I made us both stockings. Here's mine.

Here's Casey's (filled.) I sewed, embrodiered, and adhered everything myself. Casey thinks they are too narrow (and they are) but they're cute.

Here is my favorite. Our Wreath. I made pom poms for my Halloween costume last year so re-purposed the extras for the wreath. It was a little bland so I spiced it up with some tinsel. (extra tinsel was used to decorate the bookcase.)

Another view of the wreath.
I did a watercolor/pen and ink/ pencil drawing of Casey's parents dog, for their Christmas gift. I am pretty happy with it!

Merry Christmas everyone! Safe Travels!

Friday, December 17, 2010

So excited!

Hello Loyal Readers. I know I am up to my old tricks and not posting regularly. I am in full craft mode. Which I will get around to sharing post holidays (unfortunately). However, I did want to drop in and share that tomorrow evening I will be watch one of the best Christmas movies out there. With whom you ask? Why the little lady I babysit for (ahem she is just shy of 6.) I am ecstatic her mother is allowing me to show it to her as there are some choice words and questionable scenes throughout. Alas, I am so glad I get to watch this with her for her first viewing. She is going to be giggling the whole time! That is all for now. Hope everyone is getting their shopping done and staying warm.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Sorry to have another shout out to my home girl...

Alright. Confession. I love Oprah. She is amazing. Lately I am crying every time I watch an episode. Fortunately I have someone who understands. This morning, I had a dream that Oprah called me in for an interview. Upon arriving at Harpo, Oprah herself escorted me to a table where a 90's Mariah Carey and Gayle were seated along with a bunch of other people. I didn't get to find out what I was there for but it was a very pleasant dream.

I had an interview with Harpo once and it definitely did not go as great as my dream. I think the producer felt bad for me and showed me around the studio. I do have a little momento...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Her FAVORITE THINGS (said in Oprah voice)

I was in NYC last weekend and it seems like the week got away from me. Once arriving back in the Chi, I had to work until 4am (which I wasn't expecting.) So today I am finally feeling slightly back on track. This morning I was watching Oprah and was reminded of a great suggestion that came up over the weekend. My bff Nana was kind enough to share her Garnier Anti Puff Eye Roller pen with anyone. I eagerly jumped at every opportunity. It is a magical product. Nana wants to host a favor things party just so she can give one to all her favorite people. I love this idea. I would probably give everyone this...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Too cute

Look at that tiny hand. After I am done with this little lady I am off to NYC to see my favorite ladies on the planet. So excited!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Reasons Why Everyone Should Have an Indian Wedding

Oh Allison and Nirav's wedding was so much fun. A total cultural experience! Casey and I had such a blast. Sorry for not sharing these sooner but here are some of the best moments from the weekend. Also Indian women have some serious jewelry. Wish I took more shots of that.

1. Mehendi- The art of henna painted on the hand. Yes, it's still on my hand today.
2. The Carriage- Indian tradition calls for 5 or 7 riders.
(they had 7- Nirav's sister was next to him at the other side of him. The carriage driver is included)

3. We got to dress up in the traditional garb
... and it was awesome.

4. Nirav's dad is an amazing dancer. He pulled me on the floor and we boogied away. He danced the whole weekend. Man after my own heart.

5. During the ceremony they gave us pistachio ice cream.
6. Allison was transformed into an Indian goddess. 5 different outfits for the weekend!

7. The Ohm ice sculpture.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I know you....

Spotted on Erie Basin....

Kinda reminds me of this little diddy...

I know it's a little out of focus but this belonged to a great great aunt. After my grandmother passed away I thought I would get it. Alas my aunt has and isn't giving it to me until she dies. It's an Irish thing I guess. Also my nails NEVER look this good. It must be winter and post sailing season. Any who... Happy Weekend! Casey and I have an Indian wedding in Cincy! Who knows maybe I will be rocking a Sari!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I am mildly obsessed with Mad Men, as most people who watch are. I love the cliff hangers from episode to episode and can't wait for a new season to start. However, I am down right P.O.'d about the conclusion of this past season. My outrage stems from the scene depicted in the image above. Usually I am a sucker for a good engagement scene and diamond ring. This time I could barely watch. Don Draper, WHY? Megan, really? So cliche! It was Anna's ring dammit! Alright I am done. The ring was pretty very antique. I am now going to Erie Basin to see if I can find something similar. Thanks for reading the rant. I will likely have a countdown widget on the blog when hear when season 5 starts.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oh Wow, it's been a WHILE

Sorry for the delay. So much has happened since my last post! I am inspired to write today because I had an oddly flattering occurrence happen. A boyfriend of one of my friends bought her these earrings and the fabulous tribal necklace. He emailed me yesterday to say that my poor friends apartment was broken into and the only thing they took were these earrings! While it's terrible dear Jeannine's earrings were stolen and her apartment was broken into- I feel a little flattered. Don't worry Jeannine, I will happily replace your earrings! Kind of hilarious that these bad boys might be sitting in a NYC pawn shop some where.

That's all for now. More posts soon!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Wednesday night sail boat racing has a special place in my heart. I have been doing Wednesday series since I was 7 or 8 maybe younger. I love that I can live in a city where sailing is so readily accessible.

Tonight I am going out to get my fix and have some drinks and good conversation after. I love/ am obsessed with this poster from Brainstorm Print and Design. Special thanks to Abbey I just discovered her blog and now I am behind schedule for the day - totally worth it!

ps. hope Casey and Dave can make it out tonight too and the rain holds off!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I am in the midst of a move. Moving has got to be the biggest pain in the booty. Fortunately, so far it's going pretty smoothly. I am gradually moving things from Casey's apt and my former apt into our new apt. While Casey thinks I am crazy for moving things in waves, I am stoked that as each box or reusable bag goes in everything gets organized and placed. The idea being once our bigger furniture makes it in, we will easily be settle into our new space. I think this amazing bean bag chair hairy extravaganza would look amazing next to a gray couch and a Kelly green ottoman. Alas, pardon my absence while I play Sally home maker. Stay tuned to this blog for some more EileenEO giveaways... (hint:TGIF)

beanbag available here

Friday, July 16, 2010


This has got to be the most ridiculous and the most amazing ring. Go ahead tenderize you meats with this bad boy! Then listen to this amazing song!

more info here- also please check out the ring that you can pin your reciepts and other small pieces of paper. I love those things and my 6th grade math teacher, Mrs. Stern, had one and I was obsessed!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Put a Ring on it

One of my friends has this ring. I have yet to ask him if he likes it and likes the way it works, but I think it looks pretty cool. He's a bartender too, so I am sure it comes in handy in a pinch. On a side note, doesn't it seem like everything that can have a bottle opener feature does? Some of my sailing knives double as them, and my key for my bike lock has one. On any given day I am schlepping at least 3 of these! What does that say about me?

available here

New York state of Mind

I haven't been to the city since my friend got married in February. I need a fix. Badly, unfortunately I am probably not going to get back before November so in the mean time, a girl can dream. I am loving this NYC subway map cuff. It's great and especially for someone like me who's been out of the loop for a while.

available here

Functional Jewelry Week (Maybe a Fortnight)

There are few things in life that really perk me up- jewelry is definitely one of them. I love the crazy stuff in magazines that only Gaga or Fergie can pull off, and classic aesthetic of something by Elsa Perretti.

However, nothing rocks my world harder then something that's a twofer. That's right something that can have more then one purpose really makes me happy. Really it can be anything, but I happen to love jewelry that can do this. I guess my love affair dates back to one of my all time favorite movies, The Client. Susan Sarandon shows a very cute (mind you I was 10 when this movie came out) Brad Renfro her compass necklace. A symbol of her sobriety "to keep her going in the right direction." I also love compasses because I am a woman of the sea- so it's all the better.

This week (and maybe next week too) I will be posting about functional jewelry. Stay tuned for the ridiculous, the must have, and the gorgeous pieces that I will be showcasing here!

Compass Necklace

Also available in a key chain, cuff links, bracelet, ring, and earrings go check them out!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fantasy Friday- NavaHO

I am loving all of this tribal wear that is gracing our stores this year. Today's fantasty and a potential reality for all you big spenda's is from nOIR jewelry. This Kickapoo necklace had me with it's multi-strand multicolored wonderment. In LOVE! Only $195.00 smackers!

available here

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I am in love with this print... I am about to move and I think it would look great in a kitchen or over a bed. Nice work K. Callaghan!


It's a rainy day here in the Chi. Check out these Rain Within Earrings from Anthropologie. I just discovered their "For the collector" section. Let's just say I am obsessed. Go check it out. Also my pal over at D&D is hosting a give away for a pair of my earrings! Enjoy the day

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rashing Out

The area around my armpits looks like this poor individuals back. It's balls hot here in the Chi and while I want to be outside enjoying every hot moment I can, my skin is scorned with this crap. So while I want to crawl out of my skin, and onto a giant float in the middle of a pool. Alas I am stuck with the AC rollin' on full blast trying not to pry my flesh off. So much for writing about killa jewels today... but have you been over to my Etsy page lately? Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fantasy Friday

I've decided that in the spirit of my fellow bloggers, I am going to start a Friday Fantasy- it sounds so racy and ridiculous! This week's feature is of course by Tiffany. It's the kinda ring that can be worn with nothing else, and is so in-your-face gaudy you can't get enough. As sapphire is my birthday stone, I have a special attraction to it. For now it's on the list of things I will never be able to afford.

available now at

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Holy Guac

I swear, my lack of posts is due to creating some killa pieces!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

'Tis the Season

Concert season is now upon us, and I couldn't be happier. Truth be told this image was from Casey, who was lucky enough to get out to Coachella. Look at all those hipsters. Oy. This is from the XX, arguably one of my new favorites this year. Sarah and I caught them at the Metro opening for Hot Chip. Pretty awesome, as was Hot Chip.
Hot Chip was an all out dance party and I've never been to a concert that people got down so much. It was fantastic and it was a Monday, incredible.

I've also seen Dr. Dog, which is always a good time. Next up is the Broken Bells but I might try to sneak into another show before that. Until then it's back to reality, I am currently planning a jewelry party and will be crafting a ton in the coming weeks. Wahooo!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Watch!

It's an old Bulova that belonged to my grandfather. It's a wind up watch so every 12 hours it needs to be wound. I'm kind of obsessed with it.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The moment you've all been waiting for... THE AUTOMATIC WATCH

It's giveaway time people! I am very excited to announce that this giveaway is from Orient Watches! They are giving this Pink to White faced watch away.
Aside from the super cute pink face it's got a great stainless steel band.

For a chance to win, check out orient automatic and cdbaa001b and leave a comment about some of your favorite time pieces from Orient!

Winner will picked from a hat and be announced next week! Good luck!

Congrats to SGS you are the winner of the Orient watch giveaway. Please contact me with your email! Thanks for playing!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tag your it!

Holy smokes! So pretty! 72 Diamonds baby! So not in my price range!

tag heuer grand carrera

Couldn't resist!

The sailor in me couldn't resist this little guy! That's right her eyes tell the time!
Marc you do it to me EVERYTIME!

miss marc pirate

Do you know...

what tomorrow is? A giveaway! Can you guess what I am giving away? So exciting stay tuned!!!

marc by marc jacobs

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010