What are you all up to this weekend? Ryan’s parents are here for a visit and we’re celebrating his dad’s birthday on Saturday, then Sunday we’re taking Caroline to the pumpkin patch followed by lunch at the Petaluma Pie Company. I’m also hoping I can convince Ryan’s mom to watch little girl for a bit so I can take myself out for a pedicure… (thankfully grandmas don’t need much convincing!).

Photo by Erik Madigan Heck for New York Magazine.

Love the concept of Garnish & Gather, and love their branding.

Regardless of your particular political persuasion, I think you’ll love this story.

I like my body because it is magic.”

Recently read and loved this book, thanks to Design Mom. How do you spend your 168 hours a week?

Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream sandwiches. As in, ice cream sandwiched between slabs of cookie dough.

Totally blown away by Rifle’s look book.

A little green space to take with you.

Awesome printable Halloween puppet dolls.

Utterly unique family tree collages.

Have a happy weekend, lovelies!

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It’s starting to feel like fall here, windy and cooling down a bit. Last year I started making my own applesauce, and I think the weather is just right to make up a batch this weekend. Served warm with a dollop of crème fraîche… it’s totally appropriate for breakfast, but tastes like dessert! We’re also leaving baby with my mom for the night so we can go to a friend’s engagement party, and even though I’ve left her for a few hours before, I’ve always been there to put her to bed. I know Caroline will be fine, but hopefully I’ll be fine, too!

Looking for a unique wedding gift? Look no further than these pieces from Suite One Studio.

Sneak a peek at the birth announcements Cynthia Warren designed for our Caroline!

Tis the season for salted caramel upside down cake.

In love with this Bastille Day 1st birthday party!

Black cocktail rimming sugar would be perfect for a sophisticated Halloween party.

How to be a non-conformist.

Playful little pins by Kate Rowland.

DIY 10-foot long birthday candelabra.

My favorite chocolate right now – love the crispy little peppermint pieces!

 

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

 

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What are you lovely folks doing this weekend? We’re taking Caroline to her first Giants game, and then Sunday will be an exciting day of meal prep for the week. We’ve been living on takeout and last minute spaghetti for the past four months, and it’s starting to get old, but I realized that if I’m going to start cooking dinners again it’s going to require some advance planning. Thankfully my husband is on board to help chop onions and things, so I’ll get to spend some quality time with him, too.

PS – I got a sneak peek at some of the pics from my sister’s elopement, and I can’t wait to share them with all of you soon!

Donut balloons.

Would love to see this starburst headband on a bride. And at $32 it’s a steal!

Statue of Liberty’s face, pre-installation.

Glitter girls!

Flower beards.

Get ready for fall with a hot toddy. Or three.

Gratitude for all occasions, via PoP of Joy.

Frida Kahlo paperdoll.

Habits of supremely happy people (sent to me by my life coach husband).

How fun is this gray wedding dress?!

Um… chocolate espresso soup? With marshmallows?

Carousel as alternative energy source, via Kelly’s Pinterest.

 

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

 

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Tomorrow was supposed to be my sister’s wedding day. She was getting married at The Lyons Farmette outside of Boulder, Colorado, which was sadly one of the casualties of the devastating floods there last week. So instead of tying the knot on a little farm with 120 guests and a bluegrass band and a picnic lunch, my sister and her fiancé are eloping to Napa today. Just the two of them and their photographer. She has her dress, he has his suit. They have the rings, and they have each other. And really, despite what blogs like mine might sometimes lead you to believe, that’s more than enough to marry the one you love. Congratulations Lora and Grant! Happy Wedding Day!

And happy weekend to all of you, lovely readers!

A beautiful love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area.

For hipster babies everywhere.

Getting married in Antarctica?

Buttered popcorn chocolate chip cookies.

And now I need a soda maker.

Google “Scotland’s national animal.”

Beautiful prosthetics by Scott Summit, via Kelly’s Pinterest.

In love with this romantic modern dress by Lela Rose.

Flashy engagement rings are fun, but how about a lovely crystal baguette for $64 – why not?

Fun look for a fall groom.

21 habits of supremely happy people.

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This weekend we’re headed to Colorado for a friend’s wedding this weekend, and my little sister’s wedding next weekend – can you say rain plan? Yikes! If any of you are Colorado brides tying the knot in the very near future, may I direct you to this post? It’s an excellent example of how far a positive attitude and a sense of humor will go when it seems like everything surrounding your wedding (and I suppose life in general) is going wrong.

Love the whimsical digital art of Catrin Welz-Stein.

Cute vintage beach engagement shoot!

I’m not saying I’m Batman

The only way to improve on circus animal cookies? Make them jumbo!

Whoa weather!

Darling gift wrap by Clap Clap Design.

Some dramatic veil inspiration from fashion week.

Who doesn’t want some clip-on animal tails?

I dream of the day I get to apply my Garden Pinterest board.

Cute little pom-pom frames.

 

Have a happy weekend, everyone!

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