Yearly Archives: 2012

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Miniature Truck with Christmas Tree by Vintage Junky. Merry Christmas friends! This year has been one for the history books. It’s been hard to stay focused and positive, but this blog has helped knowing that I have a creative and…

Christmas in Black and White

Christmas in Black and White

Photography by WDC. It’s a little late in the season to make this, but I’m saving for next year. Isn’t this genius? Created by Weekday Carnival, it’s a simple way to celebrate Christmas in ultra modern black and white. String,…

Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas

Photography by Frederikke Heiberg for Lantliv. Found via My Scandinavian Home, another simple Swedish home full of holiday cheer. I absolutely love the amount of light this home has. As well as the pine cuttings and simple decor, like the cut-from-the-forest…

Winter White and Blood Orange

Winter White and Blood Orange

Photography by Belathee Photography for Style Unveiled. I’ve sat on this winter citrus reception shoot for over a year now. It’s been sitting in my bookmarks, waiting for the best season and that time is now. What I love is…

God Jul

God Jul

  Photography by Carina Olander for Lantliv. The simple and natural Christmas decorations in this Stockholm home, as well as the love that is so obviously displayed in this young family, has me tearing up. This past year, and the…

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market

  One of our scheduled stops was at the Columbia Road Flower Market. It’s open on Sundays only, and according to Ami was the place to be on Sunday. So we trekked out, and it was definitely worth it. It’s a…

A Handmade Christmas

A Handmade Christmas

Photography by Stacy Richardson Photography. Mix equal parts Southern Living with Briarwood Presbyterian, throw in a talented calligrapher, stylist, and photographer, and you have one of the cutest open houses I’ve seen in a while. My favorite details? The artist’s…

Ornaments and Mistletoe

Ornaments and Mistletoe

Photography by Stacey Brandford and Janis Nicolay. Looking at these photos from House & Home has me regretting the decision not to decorate our home. I put out the very few decorations we brought from the States, but they look…

Lonny + Domino

Lonny + Domino

Photo for Lonny Mag. I’m not sure why I’ve resisted Lonny Mag for so long. I guess because I wanted it to be more like Domino. But, I’m catching up on all the issues, and finding it more and more…

Winter Marketplace

Winter Marketplace

Photography by Rebekah Burder for Honeysuckle Life. If you have only a short time in London, and want a snapshot of city life as well as great and cheap food, head over to Borough Market. It’s crowded, but worth the time…

A Chalkboard Grey Christmas

A Chalkboard Grey Christmas

Photography by Patrick Cline for Lonny Mag. I’m really missing our chalkboard wall in this new house. It would go perfectly with the palette of gray and brown I’ve chosen. Instead, I’ll satisfy myself with these images of gray and chalkboard decor…

Christmas Cocktails

Christmas Cocktails

Photography by Kate Whitaker Holiday parties are the perfect time to experiment with seasonal cocktails and spritzers. Here’s a few I’ve found online to keep your festivities merry and bright. Caffè di Alpi via Some Kitchen Stories The Mint Icicle by…

Minted for the Holidays

Minted for the Holidays

When a representative from the Minted affiliate program contacted me with an offer for a free calendar, I was immediately hooked. We ordered our Christmas cards from Minted (see review below!) and I was really impressed by the quality of…

Eritrea

Eritrea

  Photography by Rebekah Burder for Honeysuckle Life. I had no idea there was a tiny country called Eritrea located in the Horn of Africa, or that it had some of the most amazing cuisine. Mosob, in London, is the perfect…

Juniper and Pine

Juniper and Pine

Image via Better Homes & Gardens. One of the items on my holiday decor “to-do’s” is to pick up a few containers for our front walkway. It has so much potential, and I haven’t had time or ambition enough to…

Pizza East

Pizza East

Photography by Rebekah Burder for Honeysuckle Life. Ami did a great job of sourcing restaurants while we were in London. One of those was Pizza East, a family style pizzeria in the Shoreditch area. Everything, from the pizza to the…

Gift Tub Delight

Gift Tub Delight

Image via Pottery Barn. Have a big family? Pick up vintage tubs and baskets and plop them on in. Each person gets their own. It’s a genius way to keep the under-the-tree mess under control.

London in Wide Angle

London in Wide Angle

Westminster Abbey One of the perks of living in Ireland is the cheep flights to London, Paris, and other parts of Europe. We picked up a pair of tickets to London on Ryan Air for under $150. For BOTH OF…

Advent Mashup

Advent Mashup

Robot Advent by Next to Nicx, via Of Paper and Things. We decided to spend our Christmas money on travel this year. Which means I won’t be going all out on decorations and gifts. But, this girl isn’t going to…

Bonfire Night Party

Bonfire Night Party

Photography for BBC Good Food. Nov. 5th means Bonfire Parties here in Ireland and the UK. It’s a tradition I’m determined to start for our family next year. To me, nothing says fall like a good outdoor fire and warm…

Upside Down

Upside Down

Image via Pottery Barn. Thank you Pottery Barn for reminding me of my love of upside down bouquets. I used on the chapel doors for my wedding. It makes me want to head outside and clip off branches.

Healthy Fall Soups

Healthy Fall Soups

Photography by David Munns for BBC Good Food. One of the biggest adjustments I’ve made in Ireland (which is piddling in comparison to the adjustments we made in Nicaragua), is to a new list of recipes and local favorites. Soups…

My Living Room

My Living Room

Photography by Rebekah Burder for Honeysuckle Life. I posted a few images of our living room on Instagram, and then realized that I wanted to share on the blog. We live in a completely renovated cottage just outside of Kilkenny,…

Thanksgiving Smorgasborg

Thanksgiving Smorgasborg

Photo by Amy for Folk Life Style. We’ll be traveling for Thanksgiving this year, and so I haven’t done anything around the house to prepare. I’m saving my energy and budget for Christmas. I am, however, enjoying Pinterest and Foodgawker…

Gourds Almighty

Gourds Almighty

Image via Pottery Barn. A pretty Thanksgiving table filled with gourds, nuts, and candles, perfect for a fall buffet.

Copper Pendant

Copper Pendant

Photography for Loft: Magdalena Adamus. Loving this round copper pendant lamp from Tom Dixon. You can pick up your own at Y Lighting.

Modern Kids

Modern Kids

Photography by Traveling Mama. Traveling Mama is one of those few mom blogs I can relate to, despite not knowing her personally, because she focuses on things like style, decor, and entertaining alongside her family posts. This isn’t a dig at…

Blue Skye

Blue Skye

While in the States, I picked up a copy of Domino’s Best Rooms. I’ve never recovered from the folding of my favorite decor magazine. I feel like it was created specifically for my generation and background. While Elle Decor, House…

Modern Dublin

Modern Dublin

Photography by Donal Murphy Photography for Design, etc. Located in Sandymount, a suburb of Dublin, this century-old nest has been completely renovated, painted in greys, and feathered with quirky accessories that make me smile. Owned by Carla Benedetti and Jason…

Loss

Loss

I received a phone call just over a week ago that changed my life forever. My 19-year-old nephew passed away under tragic circumstances on October 11th. We are all devastated by this new loss, on top of a year of…

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