Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentine's Day treats

valentines day

I spent a big part of my Saturday afternoon making Valentine's with my friend Kathryn. This really wasn't my plan, however when I went over to her house I realized she had a craft world there waiting to create cards! Embossers, glitter, papers, stickers, cutters, it is all organized and screaming at you to play craft hour. So after quite a few cards with candy hearts and xoxo's on them, I got into the Heart filled day sneaking up on us.Yesterday while browsing online I found a few Valentine's Day things that I would love to add to my closet! Aren't they fun! What would you like to add to your heart closet?

Wildfox Red Sparkle Heart Sweatshirt ~ $108

Express Heart Romper ~ $70

Stella and Dot Necklace ~ $49

I heart Umbrella Modcloth ~ $30

Red Heart Sunglasses Fred Flare ~ $12


Friday, January 21, 2011

SPRING ~ Stella & Dot

I want to a Stella and Dot Spring Preview on Monday. I'm in LOVE with the necklace above and must have it to add to my Spring/Summer wardrobe. I think it is so fun! Check out their new Spring line. Here are a few of my favorites below. Check out the whole line on at Stella & Dot .

Happy Friday! xoxo~Becca

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kelley Moore...fabulous

If you do not know who Kelley Moore is then go over to her site now... click here! Kelley is a lifestyle expert. Her creativity in design and entertaining is fabulous. I have been following her blog For the Love of Design and have just fallen head over heels in love with her work. She is one of those people where you can tell she absolutely loves what she does and it shows. This is what I aim for , long for and hope for and she is totally inspiring.

Her office was featured in the newest issue of RUE magazine, Um helllllo...amazing! Need I say more, see the pics below.

How cute are these Flamingos that she had at her holiday party! Check out more pics on her blog, it was a fun pink flamingo holiday soiree.
I love the easy fun table arrangement she put together at home for her New Years party. It looks so fun!
The very glamorous diner table below I heart. I love the picture table place cards, inspiring me for my 30th birthday party!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Curiosity Shoppe

After reading a few blog posts the other day I fell upon this cute shop, the Curiosity Shoppe. The site is really funky and well has the essentials I need: ceramic ice cream cone holders, silly note cards, ribbons, prints, a porcelain door stop. Curious? Head over

Here are some of my favorite finds.....
A ceramic trophy for your mantle. Why not!I would use it as a vase. It makes you feel like you always win.
How cute are these little earrings.
LOVE this horseshoe. Maybe for the wall. It makes me want to have a party and put one on each chair as a little gift of luck.
OBSESSED with these ribbons. Not quite sure what I want to do with them but I have a feeling I could find a good reason to dress up the table with them.
How cute is this card? Need I say more.

Curious for what other little treasures they offer. Head on over to their site.


The Golden Globes 2011 - hhmmmmm.

So last night the Golden Globes were on and as a movie fan, the Globes and the Oscars...I LOVE! I have to say, I was a bit under whelmed at the dresses this year. What a mix! I feel bad saying but I think I saw more worst dressed then best, sad. Oh well, here it goes....

Natalie Portman was so so cute accepting her speech, I didn't love but I didn't hate the dress, it was kind of fun. No Michelle Williams, I heart her, but just didn't heart this. I was trying to, the shape of the dress is beautiful but the daisies was a bit not my love.
Helena Bonham Carter, honestly I expected nothing less then crazy. She is married to Tim Burton, their household must be crazy But come on, can somebody please comb her hair!
Heidi Klum...what???? Really! Such a pretty lady, why???

Eva Longaria, finally a beauty, finally. The dress looked amazing, she looked amazing, I loved it.
I think these three minimalist ladies looked stunning. Emma Stone, way to go, you looked beautiful and so chic. Claire Danes, I heart that when they announced you they mentioned My So Called Life! And Michelle Pfeiffer, well you will be 90 years old and still stunning, oh my.
Anne Hathaway looked so old school Hollywood, I loved it.
Scarlett, eek, no. Old lady, didn't love it.
Olivia Wilde, good for you, your dress was pretty and stunning, loved.
Amy Adams I thought looked gorg in this blue dress with her fire red hair. The laser cut ruffles are great.
January Jones....why? really! why? What are you thinking. Such a beauty, such a band bandage dress.
Lea Michelle, ruffles, bows and pink, I was a fan. I thought she looked pretty pretty. Was hoping she would win, thought she might sing the speech:)
And the "golden couple", Brad, you are so handsome. Angelina, the hair? people loved the dress, me, not my favorite.

WOW, what will the Oscars bring us!


Monday, January 10, 2011

here goes.... Day Zero/75 in 1001 Project

I sat down this weekend and thought about this list. I really think the idea is great! Putting 101 things you would like to accomplish down on paper makes me accountable to accomplish the items and they are things I truly REALLY want to do in the next 3 years. Here is a little recap of what the Day Zero/75 in 1001 Project is. {yes, the project is really 101 in 1001 but I made a list of 75, therefore cutting it down!

The Mission:
Complete 75 preset tasks/goals/challenges in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and represent "stretching."

Why 1001 Days?
It's all about a realistic deadline. 1001 days (about 2.75 years) allows you several seasons to complete tasks, which is better for organizing and timing things like overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start Date: January 1, 2010
End Date: December 20, 2013
Goals Complete: 0/75
Goals in Progress: 0/75

Here is my list....

Health/Fitness/Beauty :
1. Get a Facial every season.
2. Go to a Yoga class once a week.
3. Sign up for a race once a season.
4. Try a Pilates mat class.
5. Try a Pilates reformer class.
6. Run my 5th marathon.
7. Do a 2 week cleanse: no alcohol, no carbs, no sugar, no processed food.
8. Lose 12 pounds before my 30th bday.
9. Get a Minx manicure.
10. Get my hair back to the roots {natural hair color}.
11. Run the San Francisco all women's 1/2 marathon.
12. Run the 7 mile bridge run with beau in the Keys.
13. Invest in fancy eye cream.

14. Send my best friends a care package just because.
15. Send my parents a thank you gift just because.
16. Send my sisters flowers just because.
17. Take a vacation with beau, no friends and family.
18. Take a trip in my sister's airstream trailer, Amelia.
19, Get a dog.
20. Take a walk on the beach once a week with my beau.
21. Kiss my Beau on the top of the Eiffel Tower.
22. Visit my siblings twice a year.
23. Go to an Syracuse Football weekened with our significant others.

24. Learn conversational Dutch.
25. Cook out of one cookbook from front to cover.
26. Start a dinner club.
27. Plan a lavish birthday party for a friend.
28. Plan a lavish dinner party for my 30th birthday.
29. Make Fresh Bread.
30. Swim with Dolphins.
31. Drive cross country {fly back!}.
32. Make a homemade cocktail once a week.
33. Hike in Yellowstone Park.
34. Have dinner at French Laundry.
35. Make french macaroons
36. Attend the NYC opera at the MET.
37. Go to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
38. Visit Holland during tulip season.
39. Learn to sew.
40. Take a photography class.
41. Visit New Orleans.
42. Visit Savannah, Georgia.
43. Volunteer an at elderly home.
44. Make a homemade soup once a week.
45. Clean out my closet twice a year.
46. Host a swap party.
47. Donate my old clothes to a charity.
48. Go to Wine Country with beau.
49. Donate to my alma mater once a year.
50. Attend a Beyonce concert

51. Save up my money for a pair of Christian Louboutins.
52. Save up my money for the Marc Jacob bags I have been drooling over for years.
52. Pay off my credit card bill.
53. Buy a chair at a thrift and learn how to reholpolster it.
54. Take my 401K and find a way transfer it into a way of savings.
55. Hang up curtains in every room of our house.
56. Organize the cabinets in our kitchen.
57. Plant an herb garden in our yard instead of the pots of plants.
58. Redo our "bar". Re paint, new photo painted.
59. Stock our bar with adult beverages.
60. Invest in a side table form West Elm for our dining room.
61. Organize my contact lists in my computer.
62. Make my portfolio.
62. Grow my blog readership
63. Move blog from Blogger to Wordpress.
64. Decorate the back yard/pool. {strings of lights, patio chairs, etc.}
65. Host a SURPRISE party at our home.
66. Organize all of our files into one large filing cabinet and label and clean.
67. Organize photos into albums.
68. Organize all loose recipes.
69. Puchase a fresh pasta maker.

70. Have an event published in a magazine.
71. Meet Martha Stewart.
72. Plan a wedding {a friends, a clients, maybe my own.}
73. Take some culinary classes.
74. Have a core group of clients who will travel with me.
75. Attend Engaged12. ~ Luxury Wedding Conference.

I hope you enjoyed a sneak at mine. If you have done a list, let me know. DO share!
xoxo~ Rebecca

Thursday, January 6, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ~Day Zero/101 in 1001 Project

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I got back from Holland on Sunday and too be quite honest, haven't realized the whole new year thing yet. I was in such a rush over the holidays {great time though!} that I didn't really stop and think about what I wanted accomplish in 2011. This is the year I turn the big 3-0! There are so many things I want to do that every year I say I'll do, well time to stop saying and doing. I read about this awesome project on Peach and Pearl Blog and I had to share. I am going to complete my project this weekend. I wanted share the details and Emily's project. I think it is a GREAT idea. No more waiting, 2011, it's time to find the happiness and excitement in life!

A brief recap for those of you unfamiliar with the Day Zero/101 in 1001 Project:

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks/goals/challenges in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and represent "stretching."

Why 1001 Days?
It's all about a realistic deadline. 1001 days (about 2.75 years) allows you several seasons to complete tasks, which is better for organizing and timing things like overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start Date: January 1, 2010
End Date: September 27, 2013
Goals Complete: 1/101
Goals in Progress: 3/101
Last Updated: January 5, 2010

BOLD marks a completed item
PEACH marks a partially completed or in-progress item

Here is Emily's list...

Kind :: to myself and others
1. Pay the bill for someone behind me in the drive-through line
2. Make a new friend
3. Send a care package to someone I don't know
4. Get a pedicure once every summer (0/3)
5. Volunteer at the
animal shelter at least twice a month (0/66)
6. Complete the
100 Pushup Challenge
7. Take walk after work once a week (0/132)
8. Leave a lovely sticky note on a stranger's windshield
9. Start going to a fun exercise class, like
Pure Barre or Irish dance
10. Visit one or both grandmas (without parents!)
11. Cultivate five habits to make my life more green (0/5)
12. Seek out five people I know who are getting married and offer my expertise (0/5)
13. Read
To Kill a Mockingbird (my favorite book of all time) every August (0/3)

Settled :: at home, wherever that may be
14. Reupholster a piece of furniture
15. Get at least one room to a place where I feel it's fully decorated
16. Make a fresh flower arrangement every month (0/33)
17. Live somewhere with a window seat
18. Invest in IRA every year (0/3)
19. Buy or install new shelving for books
20. Can or pickle some sort of vegetable
21. Transfer car insurance from parents
22. Acquire a
KitchenAid mixer
23. Buy a new cookbook every year (0/3)
24. Buy that chair I really want at the flea market and refinish it
25. Buy a car
26. Successfully transport trunk from Island to apartment
27. Personal

Daring and Adventurous
28. Visit Canada (preferably Montreal, Quebec, or Prince Edward Island)
29. Attend an opera
30. Try raw milk
31. Go treehouse camping or
32. Cheer at a Southern football game
33. Eat vegetarian for three separate weeks (do not have to be consecutive) (0/3)
34. Backpack and camp at least once a year (0/3)
35. Attend
The Nutcracker every year (experiencing as many different versions as possible) (0/2)
36. Visit
37. Have a croissant at a French cafe
38. Stealth-plant tulips
39. Explore two more states/regions I've never been to (0/2)
40. Wear a large hat to the Kentucky Derby
41. Host an adventure dinner party like
42. Go to Europe
43. Attend the ballet (besides
The Nutcracker)
44. Try ten new foods (0/10)

45. Read the New Testament
46. Go on a missions trip
47. Increase giving/tithing by 5% every year (0/2)
48. Kneel in prayer at least once a week (0/132)
49. Invite someone to come to church with John and me
50. Go to church when traveling (to experience new pastors and ways of doing things)
51. Do another service at the Island
52. Find a way to observe the Sabbath
53. Email
Adam Hamilton sermons to three people who might be interested (0/3)
54. Find a Bible study that meets regularly at
55. Add one piece to the
Willow Tree nativity each year (0/2)

56. Post my outfit every day for one month (0/31)
57. Memorize another
favorite poem
58. Acquire a sewing machine and make something with its assistance
59. Get someone to publish my thesis
60. Put together a portfolio of projects I've worked on -- both personal and professional
61. Make a quilt for picnics
62. Read biographies of five people I admire (0/5)
63. Interview, shadow, or intern with three people who do things/have jobs I'd like to learn more about (0/3)
64. Buy two new books of poetry every year (0/6)
65. Make another video commemorating a big trip or event
66. Improve product photography skills
67. Improve product styling skills
68. Develop a product to collaborate on with Aunt Nan and open a dedicated
Etsy store for it
69. Learn something from someone I admire (i.e. flower arranging from the
Little Flower School or Blossom and Branch, fabric crafts from Purl, Adobe programs or photography from Nicole Hill Gerulat)
70. Consult with a calligrapher and then buy real calligraphy supplies
71. Get Peach & Pearl a spiffy new look
72. Grow blog to over 500 subscribers in Google Reader
73. Get to 50 sales on Etsy (23/50)
74. Monetize blog
75. Switch blog platform from Blogger to Wordpress
76. Make a favicon
77. Design and print return address labels for P&P packaging

Warm and Welcoming
78. Start a book club like
79. Host an outdoor party when fruit trees are in bloom
80. Purchase six books I remember from my childhood -- nice, hardcover copies (0/6)
81. Plan another backpacking adventure with as many friends as will come
82. Successfully dock a boat each summer at the Island (0/3)
83. Host a series of collaborative dinners a la
Sunday Suppers
84. Send news to
The Quarterly at least once a year (0/3)
85. Transfer Christmas card recipient list/log to Google Docs like Kate

86. Buy cowboy boots
87. Learn a new ballroom dance every year (0/3)
88. Find a signature drink and learn how to mix it
89. Jump off the dock at the Island once a year (0/3)
90. Adopt a beagle
91. Learn how to French braid my hair
92. Learn how to French braid the hair of others
93. Buy a classic Christmas book every year (0/2)
94. Meet
Eddie Ross
95. Buy new (vision) glasses
96. Read my thesis every May (0/3)
97. Practice yoga three times a week for three months (0/36)
98. Read the entire
Chronicles of Narnia series (0/7)
99. Develop a classical playlist on
100. Watch a taping of
The Martha Stewart Show
101. Begin a new 101 in 1001 list!

Let me know if anybody starts the project. I would love to see what's on your list. I'll be sharing mine soon!

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