Fig + Yarrow

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  I apologize for the dead air space here on our blog- as our little guy grows up {he’s 15 months old now!} life seems to get even crazier!  We closed the office for 11 days and enjoyed some down time at home- what a luxury!  Christmas was wonderful, and two of my favorite gifts were from Fig + Yarrow.  The Basil Cardamom Lip Balm is perfection and the Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub decadent.  On my ‘must try’ list for 2012: the Oral Hygiene Rinse {chic packaging, no??} and Winter Herbal Steam.

Happy New Year friends!


Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice

Now that it’s November {can you believe it?!}, and with the weather feeling decidedly fall-like, I can’t seem to stop thinking about all things pumpkin. I dabbled in a bit of baking last week thanks to Trader Joes’ Pumpkin Bread & Muffin mix {easy and delicious!} and now I’m craving more! This recipe for Pumpkin Buttermilk Scones on Etsy’s blog sounds and looks so delicious – I can’t wait to put my baking skills to the test. The perfect treat for a crisp, fall morning!

{image from here}

Toad Lillie

I think Toad Lillie just became my fall/winter inspiration to stay in shape this year! The little ruffles and bows are driving me crazy! Beautiful photography, 1930’s-50’s inspired designs and the fact that each piece is made to measure make this Etsy line one of my favorites! (And in case you were wondering, a toad lily is an exotic looking woodland flower- a flower designer Laurie Shapiro feels is as unforgettable as you in her lingerie!) Indeed!


Sammy and Bowties

Who says it’s not fun to dress little boys??  For the ladies I was chatting with last night {at our La Boutique event} about the adorable bowties I bought for Sammy on Etsy, here’s a photo of him in his green polka dot bowtie…

{Sorry, I couldn’t pick just one photo!}

P.S. Sam and I thought he looked an awful lot like a 1950’s soda jerk in his white shirt and bow tie, so we couldn’t resist a photo with a tiny hat!  If you wanna see it, I posted it on on Twitter!