Monthly Archives: May 2010

happy birthday mum!

today is my mum’s birthday!
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i adore this picture (and the entire series) taken on my wedding day…
yes, that is me, doing my mum’s hair-
i’ve had a number of people think that’s nuts (!)
but, really…
i love doing my mum’s hair
even in my wedding day.
i play it off like it’s a pain,
but really
i love those 10-15 minutes when we can chat
and i am making her feel beautiful
the way i see her.
especially on my wedding day…
happy birthday merm!
(our FAVORITE lunch/ice cream place doesn’t open for the season this year until tomorrow, so WE are celebrating then… with a chocolate cone:)
of course photos courtesy of orchard cove

brimfield love

last thursday my dad and i took a little road trip to brimfield
we met up with my friend amanda
and set out to scour the fields
so
so
SO
much to see

i tried
but couldn’t
leave without this bar cart
i have a thing for anything teak and mid-century.
plus, i got it for a steal
we left over-stimulated, with swollen feet and satisfied until september
(i can’t do that july show in full-summer heat)

happy mother’s day

to my mum…
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thank you for all that you do
and all that you are for me.
i love you.
and to all the other mammas, moms-to-be, caretakers and friends…
i think sandra bullock said it best in her oscar acceptance speech:
“…I would like to thank what this film is about for me which are the moms that take care of the babies and the children no matter where they come from. Those moms and parents never get thanked. I, in particular, failed to thank one. So… if I can take this moment to thank Helga B. for not letting me ride in cars with boys until I was 18 because she was right. I would’ve done what she said I was gonna do. For making me practice every day when I got home. Piano, ballet, whatever it is I wanted to be. She said to be an artist, you had to practice every day, and for reminding her daughters that there’s no race, no religion, no class system, no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else. We are all deserving of love. So, to that trailblazer, who allowed me to have that.”
(we haven’t discussed, but i think she ROCKS more than ever)

staircase love

ok, so i’m the first to admit that i haven’t always been a fan.
for a while there, amy butler bored and annoyed me
LOVE
(most of it)
especially the navy blue.
i hadn’t found a place to use any of it in our house yet…
so when i heard that graham + brown is producing the wallpaper (!!!)
my wheels started turning…
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thinking maybe for the risers on our staircase?
reid likes the idea in general- he even pointed out a photo in last month’s this old house
love either of these:

hopefully they’re not too girly?
a little more inspiration…