Friday, June 29, 2012

happy friday

[via:The Belly Rules the Mind
[via: Sadie + Stella
[via:The American Legacy
[via:but the kitchen sink
It's been a few years since I've been up north & I could not be more excited. Boating, cocktailing and relaxing are all in the works! I'll be off the blogging scene for a week, but I hope everyone has a fab 4th! Any fun weekend plans? P.S. HAPPY Friday! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012



The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Not only is it America's birthday, but it's celebrated in the heart of summer & brings with it sparklers, bbq's & good, love & love. For years my family ironically celebrated with our British family friends, which was always comical to us. This year I will be celebrating up north at Walloon Lake! With vacation on the brain I can almost taste the s'mores & feel the cool lake air!  
Here's some inspirational threads for pulling together a festive 4th ensemble. How will you be celebrating/what will you be wearing? 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


[via: Country Living
[via:Better Homes and Gardens
[via:Not My Beautiful Home
[via: A Beach Cottage-Coastal & Nautical Life]
[via: Full House]
White kitchens have such a clean, crisp feeling to them. They make your kitchen look bigger and allow you to decorate with fun hardware, like drawer knobs and light fixtures. A white kitchen is so versatile and leaves the option and freedom for re-decorating.  Bon a petit! 

Monday, June 25, 2012

summer camp

summer camp

Oh how I miss the days of summer camp. Tennis lessons arts & crafts, the daily uniform of a swimsuit and being surrounded by friends 24/7. Calling lemonade bug juice made it more tasty and once you learned to dip your Oreos in peanut butter (from the Parent Trap) you were hooked. I would love to just press rewind and go back to summer camp. Until then, this post will have to do... :) 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


[via: My Life as a Mrs.

[via: The Diva Dish

[via: Closet Cooking

[via: That Kind of Woman

[via: Cupcake Project

Fortunately for me I genuinely prefer eating healthy, but I feel like these images would tempt even a junk food junkie to take a stab at healthy eating. Lately I've been pursuing around
Pinterest for effortless inspiration when it comes to healthy snack ideas or a new salad recipe. For more of my favorite food pictures take a peek here

making biscotti

Of course I didn't pass on the opportunity to make biscotti with my grandma and great aunt this past weekend- it's an old family recipe that is super fun and easy to bake. This crowd-pleasing cookie pairs great with morning coffee and as always I put my own chocolate-addicted spin on it. Next time I plan on adding pistachios! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Recent Snaps

brother's graduation ceremony. off to MSU in the fall! 

vintage Coach stolen rescued from my mother's closet

sweet treat with antioxidants ;) 

favorite flowers from my grandmother's garden. 

carpenter roses. 

making pizza rolls- recipe from my great uncle! 

they smell as good as they look! 

Here are some instagram pictures from this past week/weekend. Hope easing back into the workweek routine hasn't been too painful and that everyone was able to enjoy some sun and fun father's day festivities yesterday! -> late shout out to my dad! you are one of the most hardworking and reliable dads out there, happy [belated] fathers day! xo 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Clam Bake!

Clam Bake!

While I may not be attending one this weekend if I were this is what I would be sporting...