Did you have a fun Halloween? We dressed Caroline up as a little duck (if you click through you’ll see me in my ninja outfit/blogger uniform) and showed her off to the neighbors – she was a really good sport about it! This weekend we’re going to a Diwali party, and I’m also hoping to do a little baking. What are you up to?

Day of the Dead cookies by Casue Sweets.

Words to use more often.

Flavors for the season: pumpkin pie bars and cranberry curd tartlets.

The New York subway signs experiment, via A Cup of Jo.

Gift wrapping money.

DIY gold and acrylic clipboards.

Ghostfood is fascinating (but the thought of no sushi or chocolate is seriously frightening).

I have big dreams about making some changes to our living room, and Les Indiennes has me drooling over their prints.

Which state matches your personality? (I’m Tennessee.)

Calder Clark and Ariella Chezar both have beautiful new websites!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!


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Halloween is just around the corner! My mom made all of my Halloween costumes when I was a kid, and she’s generously offered (okay, I may have badgered her a little) to make Caroline’s first Halloween costume. You’d think we would have figured this out already, but we’re still trying to decide what to dress her as. Also, I’m not exactly sure where you’re supposed to take a 5 month old on Halloween…

9 month old babies swimming laps!

PB&J shortbread bars (raspberry jam for me, please!).

A Bananagrams engagement and wedding!

Donut pumpkins and pushpin pumpkins.

Baby dreams.

The power of photography.

Sassy ceramics by Rebecca Wilson.

Art and ice cream.

Make your words look fancy with Recite This.

Gorgeous headband for your inner Greek goddess.

Have a Happy Weekend everyone!


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Elisa Bricker has a shiny new website!

Congratulations to Trent BaileyEric Kelley, and Ed Peers for being named “Rising Stars” by Rangefinder magazine! Well deserved, gents!

Have you seen the Found Frames offering from A Bryan Photo? Love this!

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I’m not sure what makes it feel like fall when it’s 80-degrees outside, but it feels like fall nonetheless. Time for pumpkins and apples and sweaters and soups. Even if it’s way too warm for the second half of that list.

Citrus from Rifle’s look book.

Drooling over this vanilla souffle with salted butter caramel sauce, via Katie’s Pinterest.

Extraordinary LEGOs – my nephews would love this!

Photo booth Halloween costume. Brilliant!

Love a wedding dress with a print.

Six decorative pie crusts.

So many gorgeous hats.

I’m always looking for alternatives to plastic – definitely going to give this bee’s wrap a try.


Have a happy weekend, lovelies!

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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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