Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

More on that

I would like everyone to know while I don't tend to get envious often, I truly, madly and deeply have envy of my sister. Organizational envy. Everything in her house has a place.* Open a drawer- voila! little plastic containers for candles or batteries. Her bathroom is immaculate. Her makeup drawer is organized in a way that would make Martha Stewart hate her. And I am pretty sure she doesn't spend precious seconds each morning digging around for her favorite eyeshadow like I do. All of her clothes have hangers. And did I mention how even her shoes are lined up.

Now after 5 days in such immaculate clutter free bliss I am on The Container Store's website trying to find a way to segment my things. My life. Ah yes! I shall segment everything in my life. Someone, come, help me, please... this won't end well!**

(* see, even her couch is orderly)
(**preferably my sister so that she can work some magic on my place)
(***oh and bring that cute baby of yours too)
(****and maybe some snacks, all of this organizing makes me hungry)

cluttered kisses,

New Year New Look

I am sitting on my couch, looking around my apt. thinking that I want to update the look a bit. I could go for more bright colors, maybe a few new throw pillows. More streamlined, modern, with a loft feel. I am in a black and pink mode.

Does anyone have any design sites they like? Or rather anyone want to come while I am away for new year's and just do it for me? Bueller, Bueller?

Where I've Been

I know, I know... my blogging has been sparse lately. And by sparse I mean basically nonexistent. But as I am sure you all know, there were holidays to be had and last minute shopping to be done and then post holiday make-up shopping, then traveling back home, then digging out of work email (still not quite there yet), then voice mails, then the excitement for the New Years trip in 72 hours. Sigh, such a tough life..

But let me share some of the bliss I was in so that you will understand that really it's not you, it's me. First there was this cutie to cuddle.

and this love muffin to snuggleand then this freak show to force me to run up very steep hills. In the woods. Through the snow.
Nothing but love. Hope you feel the same!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Mad Men Style

Tonight I am going to a Mad Men themed party. I still am undecided on what to wear, but have a few ideas... including a pencil skirt, my grandma's beaded top, pearls, a scarf, and a great pair of vintage heels. Ok, not all of this together, I will have to edit it down. But to get in the mood here are some pics I pulled for inspiration. Love a good costume!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Shepard Fairey "Love Unites" Auction

As part of The Shepard Fairey Art Project, more than 100 celebs donated their time and talent to recreate personalized renditions of Shepard Fairey's iconic 'Defend Equality Love Unites' poster. The project is auctioning off these prints to benefit gay marriage equality.
You know you still have some holiday shopping today. So head over to the site and check it out. The auction ends tomorrow!
Click here to start bidding today!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Rachel on Vogue - Fashionista Says No

I almost always agree with Fashionista. But this one time I have to go against the grain and say that I think they are wrong. True, Rachel's hair is a bit of a highlighted mess, but her face is flawless and I would trade my first born for those eyebrows. Thoughts?

Christmas Countdown

Ten more day. No, seriously, TEN more days. Yikes... where has the time gone?!
So here is my question for you - are you doing more shopping in the stores or online this year? I have avoided the mall like the plague, but I am curious what you are finding out there.

mistletoe covered kisses,

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I should...
blog more
write more
laugh more
run more
slow down more
call more
smile more
hug more
cook more
clean more
let it roll off my shoulders more
thank more
remember more
breathe more
dance more
listen more.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Have you ever been to Home Goods? Living in the city and allergic to the suburbs, I rarely go to spots like that. But my sister is literally addicted to the store. We are talking love it like I love Chuck Bass on Monday nights addicted.

Her neighbor just sent her this picture. The two men are my brother in law and the husband of the couple next door to her.

Yeah, I don't get the addiction to lamps either.

Giving Back

'Tis the season to give back. So last night at our girls night we packed up two boxes full of goodies to send to my cousin's boyfriend who is serving overseas. What went into the boxes? Oh you know, the usual... candy, razors, dvds, toothpaste, hello kitty band aids (hee hee hee).
and maybe a picture of all of us girlssnow covered kisses,

Friday, December 4, 2009

Snow is Coming

Rumor has it that tomorrow we are supposed to get some snow. That means I am going to go home, pull out my fuzzy hat and wool gloves and sit by the window waiting for the first flake to arrive. When it does, I am going to put on my Wellies and run outside and try to catch snowflakes on my tongue. So, if the snow does come and you happen to see a woman in the streets with her tongue out, just keep on going about your business. I am not crazy I swear.

Bye Bye Daily Candy

DailyCandy is breaking up with us, DC. That's right, the shopping newsletter decided that we are are not important enough to keep around. Don't worry... it's not us, it's them.

DC wasn't the only one to get dumped this week. They dropped 6 other cities too. (And don't even get me started on the fact they were even dating other people to begin with.) Apparantly New York, London, LA, Chicago and San Francisco were the only ones who didn't get the boot. Dirty little slutbag cities.

Good thing we rebound fast.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dash Up, Dash Off with Target Holiday Pop Up Shop

Target is taking the hassle out of holiday shopping with Target To-Go, a three day holiday shopping event. All you need to do is dash up, check out the holiday gifts they are stocked with and and dash off with the boxes wrapped and ready To-Go. They release says they will have everything from fashion, to beauty, to electronics, etc. I don't know if my sis will be getting a target sweater from the pop-up shop, but may be a good spot to score that ipod for dad.

Target To-Go will be open to the public from Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, at M Street and Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown

Mr. Doonan Does DC

Looks like D.C. really is getting more fashionable. The fabulously ridiculous Simon Doonon (creative director at Barneys) will be decorating the White House this holiday season. No word if he will be drinking eggnog with Obama though.