happy birthday to me and a personalized map gift

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm reluctantly celebrating by 31st birthday today. I don't think I mind the age part, must be that I still haven't gotten over being born on this holiday ;) We are keeping it low key just like I want it. Just a nice evening with the hubby, the mutts, sushi take out and a nice bottle of wine to celebrate.I haven't bought the Ray a Valentine's gift in years but I figured this year would be as good as any to change that. I bought them last month and was so excited about how … [Read more...]

handmade holiday – west elm & etsy event

I had to share this with you because I really think this is a fabulous event. Kudos to West Elm and Etsy for teaming up for this. At West Elm stores on Thursday, December 1st, West Elm and Etsy are holding their Handmade Holiday Workshop. Gifts donated and decorations made during the event go to local charities. In addition, they are highlighting local Etsy sellers in each store. The Etsy sellers will be setting up shop within West Elm during the event and you'll be able to get locall handmade … [Read more...]

until the end. harry potter

I'm going to admit my geekiness here. I'm a Harry Potter fan. A new fan. I can't say I've been following the book or movies since the beginning. On the contrary, I made fun of my best friend, S, on her Harry Potter addiction. We went to happy hour on the night of the midnight release of movie number 7 and I waited with her for a bit in line at the movie theater. All I could do was laugh at the people dressed up waiting for the movie and laugh at her for her Gryffindor tie. Seriously? It is a … [Read more...]

etsy crushes

Etsy is weakness of mine. So much to love and not enough money or space for it all. My current crushes:jeramiahcollection - Simple and stunning handmade furniture from a small San Francisco shop. I wish I had the budget for this credenza for our bar/dining area. Via SKTCeramics -  My best friend gave me a necklace for Christmas from this shop. I love the simple lines and the feel of the porcelaine.  Via BethSatterlee - A fabulous illustrator and fine artist with a great hand. She does … [Read more...]