Friday, March 28, 2014

Kitchen Love

I love a bright white kitchen...especially one teamed with deep toned hard wood floors. This kitchen, which I saw on Decor Pad is beautiful in both it's style and simplicity. Completely perfect!

Earning Your Stripes

It has been a long winter of heavy coats, shearling boots and thick scarfs. After several months of this I am in the mood for lighter, wrappy scarves. Some of my favorites are striped scarves and those with lots of tiny fringe. These two recent finds have both! Love this soft cashmere navy scarf from Nordstrom's! Find out details about it here.

Great cozy scarf in rust and black! Perfect neutral color combination. I found it originally on Pinterest. It's from Le Tote. You can take a look here!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Just the tiniest bit of snow remains. I love the slightly warmer days and chilly nights. Yesterday, I put out a grouping of some pretty white pillar candles. They freshen up the living room and smell amazing. I love this outdoor photo shown below. I found it here on the website The Style Files....take a peek...this site is wonderful! xo

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fresh Project

The weather is starting to become just a bit more mild and I'm looking for both a new knitting project and a new book. I came across The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon at Barnes and Noble the other afternoon. It looks really's officially next on my list!

I love this yarn I was peeking at on Etsy. From the Colorado based shop, Yospun. It's a great thick/thin yarn...about 80 yards in total. A perfect blend of merino and mohair. I love the wonderful variations throughout! Happy Knitting! xo

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Copper Glow

If I were to put together a kitchen wish list...right at the top would be these copper pots. I love the warm tones of copper, the hammered texture, the contrasting handles. These in particular are just so amazing. Found on Paris Hotel can peek around on this fabulous site for hours. Such beautiful have the check out their vintage offerings!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hello, Sunshine!

It's finally sunny out! I'm reorganizing some rooms, opening the windows a crack (it's still cold!) and just freshening up. I'm ready for spring to arrive...

LOVE this cheerful kitchen! (Found on

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fine Lines

I've posted before about my love of stacking rings. They have such a fresh, organic feel. I came across some beautiful ones created by the Etsy shop LexLuxe. Their artistry is just amazing....I love the hammered silver paired with gold. The simplicity of the lines of these rings is stunning. These are my very favorite ones for Spring! xo

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Simply Amazing

Sometimes you see an image and you just simply stop and smile. I just love this wintertime front window at the Lion Brand Yarn Store in New York City. I had to share it here....happy day! xo

Monday, March 17, 2014

Quiet Week

I am so glad to have a relatively simple week ahead. No hectic evenings planned...just a short, much needed break from meetings and sports practices. Today feels like a good day for the yarn shop...and a good cooking day, too. Loving the quiet....

Simply beautiful knitting by Gris Handknits...I went to peek at this Etsy shop but they are currently on break to catch up with orders. Need to check back soon....

Love this....xo

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sweet Sunday

I think I may be more of a person who loves to cook rather than one who loves to bake. I can spend an hour preparing risotto and find it amazingly relaxing but not so much with baking....I think because baking is often so cannot really tweek the recipe the way you can with cooking. But all that said, I came across this yummy recipe for chocolate crusted banana blondies and I'm going to give it try. Originally from the New York Times, I found it on this great blog. Take a has all the makings for a perfect Sunday treat.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Embracing Quiet

I am working on being more centered...making the most of my as healthy as I can. I have never been one to thrive on a overly hectic schedule. I  need quiet time to balance my day. Not necessarily time spent alone just time spent calmly and well. Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend...xo

I wish I had a proper photo credit for!

Though the air remains cold, spring is edging closer!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Warming Trend

We had our second blizzard of the season here yesterday. The snow has finally stopped but the nearly subzero temps continue. It's March....there just has to be warmer days ahead! I found this great free pattern for fingerless gloves. Perfect for days that still hold just a bit of a chill. These gloves are knit with Cascade lana d'Oro yarn....a great blend of wool and mohair. Take a peek here for info on the pattern and great artist who created them! Happy Knitting! xo

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Face It

How fun are these kids clothing hangers?! They come in lots of whimsical colors and each are made out of birch ply and laser cut. They are hand sanded and painted. They are such a sweet idea! I saw them initially on Pinterest and then found the shop on the British craft site Folksy. The shop is named Red Hand can take a peek right here.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Supply Drawer

Sometimes the most every day things feel much more special when you come across a unique design. I love these vintage inspired scissors. Perfect for cutting yarn and ribbon. They are made of stainless steel and titanium. The detailing is just fantastic. You can purchase them at the Etsy shop Petite Collections. What a great, super charming gift idea for someone who knits! xo

Monday, March 10, 2014

In The Bag

When I knit I tend to lean toward what I know best....scarves and wraps. They are relaxing to make and I love experimenting with new yarns and textures. I am amazed when I see the knit work of others and the creativity that many artists have. This Etsy shop located in Istanbul offers beautiful handbags. I love the fiber choices and designs...take a peek at the truly stunning work NzLbags offers! Happy Monday! xo

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Saturday Afternoon

I am so focused right now on mohair yarns and how beautifully they drape. I love this poncho....the color is just simply stunning and I love the cowl neck and front diagonal detailing! You can peek at it here on Etsy in the shop Renavere....this artist creates amazing pieces that are hand knit in Lithuania. Happy Knitting...xo

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Knitting Night

This time of year I love wraps...knitted with amazingly soft angora yarn that you can cozily drape around you. They are my very favorite! I love this free pattern that I came across. It's generously sized and just perfect for when you can venture out without a heavy coat. Take a peek here for suggested yarn & instructions. Keep warm & happy knitting! xo

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


I love looking at hand spun yarn. Knitting possibilities seem so endless and magical when you look at the work of these artists. There is so much time and thought put into color and amazes me. I came across this yarn recently on Etsy. This skein...called "Moss Garden" 100 yards. Aren't the gold, cream, brown and green tones just so pretty? I love the variation throughout. The yardage would be perfect for a chunky cowl. Happy Knitting! xo

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Morning

If you are in the mood to change things up a bit & ditch your winter coat...a cozy poncho or wrap is a perfect warm alternative. I saw a great shop on Etsy that offers hand knit ponchos that are stunning! Take a peek at them here. Knit in Poland, the amazing artist uses a blend of mohair, wool and acrylic. The results are beautiful! Happy Monday! xo

Sunday, March 2, 2014

And The Oscar Went To

I am all about the Academy Awards today. It's one of my favorite nights of the year. I grab good food, wine, knitting and look forward to an uninterrupted four hours.

Most of all, I love all the movie history and nods to films of the past. I came across some amazing vintage photos of the award ceremonies on this wonderful site and these are my favorite....

Academy Awards circa 1959.

1953: Sandra White.

Buddy Adler's award for "From Here to Eternity" left trustingly in the coat rack.

Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly waiting backstage to present. 1956.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Vintage Vibe

I'm spending a lot of time sorting through items in my bedroom...deciding what will stay and what I should box up. I love a warm, vintage look but want the room to feel fresh. I'm also narrowing down paint colors. I always use Benjamin Moore paint that I purchase at Sherwin Williams. I love this color called Gray Tint....

Love this color which I found on Pinterest. Photo:

I completely love mercury glass so I just bought this bedside lamp at Home Goods. Paired it with this matte black vintage phone from Pottery Barn. Warm wood adds a perfect tone with the antiqued silver look....

Mercury glass votives, antique inspired chairs and mantle style shelf all from Pottery Barn.

Bench I just purchased. Perfect size for stacking books....