Monthly Archives: November 2010

29 wishes

i cannot believe my 29th birthday is a little more than a week away…
i little scary to be entering my last year of my twenties, i have to say.
here is my list of wishes, needs and dreams.
many, not so glamourous, but as a new homeowner
with a to-do list a mile long
this is what is on my mind!
others are truly “in my dreams”
but that’s allowed, right!?!
canon 5d * my signature nude: sandy beach * kate’s favorites * a couch!
organic king size mattress * gold toms * polka dot love * letterpress for 2011
a pantry full of glass jars * a perfect collection of classics * nellie for my charm bracelet * stylish hoodie
running shorts * livingroom rug * glam china * i’m over my ever-cracked screen
wallpaper for our entryway (3 rolls) * two sconces * yoga tank * first home charm
roller shades for the kitchen * easy eco ambiance * garbage disposal, installed

beautiful little fool

i was thrilled to hear that
was chosen to portray daisy
in baz luhrmann’s
without a doubt
my most favorite book
of my most favorite class

the memories are still
SO rich-
junior year of boarding school
ms. hannay’s english

i would literally run down the walkways and into
the school building
in anticipation of our discussions
of the assigned reading…

what book made you fall deep in love with reading?

girl crush: gwyneth

i am the first to admit
i’ve totally had a girl crush on gwyneth since the early days
and i know, at times she come across as a total snob in interviews
and some films have been less than stellar…
but last night
on glee
she nailed it.
and my heart sang a little.
did you watch?

far far away

i started my
far far away quilt
i actually finished it in a respectable amount of time
but wanted to get a sham done before i took pictures
and that… took awhile.
i had bought a fat-quater set with each print from heather ross’ far far away I
from which i cut the squares for the top.
for the back, i used anna maria horner’s pastry line voile in water (just girly enough)
far far away quilt
i pieced a strip off-center on the back of the leftover bits from the top…
i included the “far far away” from the selvedges because i thought it added to the whimsy…
far far away quilt
at long last…
a peek at the corner of “tay’s room”
(which is also my home sewing room)
far far away quilt
i am so pleased- the quilt reminds me of rainbow sherbet!

house guests

last week was crazy
and i LOVED every minute of it…
(ahhh… a house of our OWN to entertain in!)
amanda, my bff since high school
came for a visit
(we’ve been trying to make dates work for a very. long. time.)
she is ULTRA-busy with photographing gorgeous weddings and adorable kids
her yellow labbies came long to play with nellie (and the cats)

bernie loved tormenting the wimpy pups…


…my girl…

snugglefest with strider and sage
lloyd is very verbal
(especially at meal-time)
ok, seriously mom(s)
is it walk-time yet?

(please excuse the rug we messed while wrestling)

we met up with amy (another one of our high school “fab five”)
and her chocolate lab, tiggy
for a gorgeous fall walk
all the kids
SO. good.
seeing you both!
AH- THANKS for making the trek
AQ- until next time…
all photos orchardcove