Friday, December 30, 2011

An already stylin' New Year

This has been such a wonderful holiday season. Full of family, fun and cookies galore thanks to my G.G. Now we are getting amped for the new year. One of my favorite parts of new year is getting together with my lady friends for what we call The New Year's Summit. We have been doing this since 2007! We meet for brunch usually and chat it up all as a lead in to business. We each go over the list me made the year before. We celebrate the accomplishments and decide if we want to carry any unmet goals over to the next year. Then we get really focused with pen to paper for 5 min. We list anything and everything that comes to mind that we would like to do, see or be in the new year. Then we share that list and get all excited. It has been really helpful and fun and this year I would like to take it one step further by printing my list and posting it on my wall at least if not here on Boots. I am a capricorn which means I like lists and I like checking lists off. This could be a good move. And a good reminder of all the things i want to do in my life. I already know so much of my list will have to do with my soon to be here baby. Luckily, thanks to my mom and Sam for finding it, I will be able to start my mommy career in total style.
Do you have any new year's traditions that set you up success? I'd love to hear about them.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

In the box - the post box that is

I discovered Minted thanks to one of my favorite mommy blogs, Dear Baby Blog. Thank god! Potsch and I wanted to make holiday cards as we felt that is something you do when you are married but with everything else going on we just have not had the time to even think about it. Minted made it all soooooo easy and pretty. They have tons of designs that are fun and current. And they don't just do Cards but journals and address labels and envelopes and more. I can not wait to design our birth announcements here next year. Only a couple months to go. oh Boy!
So if you are like me and Melissa at Dear Baby Blog you still have a gorgeous chance to get your greeting out!!! Go to Minted!!!! The other cool thing about Minted is you can have pretty colors and patterns on the back of your flat cards. Just a nice extra!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A new Discovery

Discovered Wordboner tonight and had many a good laugh and introspective moments.
I thought this print was great and would make a great looking tattoo

and then.....there is was. Very cool.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Story

This video is so precious and well done. I am not terribly religious but this is just sweet and I appreciate what others believe in.
Happy Christmas!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

All about Pretend Kids

All about Eve is quite the little fashionista. I may be borrowing a few of her outfits to make for myself. I mean, she wears boots with the perfect balance of attitude and sassy.

Gift Guide #6 Lars built

I came looking for a calendar and fell in love with so much more. What a gorgeous gift to open. Seeing any thing from this store in your house would have to bring a smile to your face everyday. Stunning work at The House That Lars Built.Brilliant Large Paper Flowers

These make me want to cook more

And I can't lie. I want this for the baby's room bad. And yes, my every thought is about her.

A new coat

Of paint.
Things have been busy in the Boyd House. The main nursery furniture is in - including the mid-century club chair turned rocker by Potsch and the yucky tobacco colored credenza all sanded and poly'd with gorgeous anthropology knobs (on sale!!!) also done by Potsch and our solid wood craiglist find crib. But before we go any further it's time to slap a new coat of paint on this room. We chose grape créme by Behr which is really more of a light grey with a slight violet hue. I find the name "grape créme" to be a bit misleading.
This is a weird time in pregnancy when I have lots of ideas and projects and so many I can't or am not allowed to do myself. Lucky for me I have a super talented and loving husband who is patient and calm and happy to make all my dreams and ideas come to life. I am able to post this now cause he is the only one in that nursery painting. I feel a bit guilty about that but he seems just happy.
So I shall continue prepping what I can and trying not to come up with too many other ideas.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gift Guide #5 A Dangerous Deal!

I just got this deal in my email and I have to share it with you! Fruit & Flour, a pie bakery in Echo Park, Ca. makes these delicious alcohol infused pies (and non-infused) flavours like Guinness Chocolate, Bourbon Pecan and Coffee Kahlua Cream Pie. You have got to be kidding me!!! The deal that is going right now is either get one pie with free delivery (in the LA metro area) for $20 OR join the pie-a-month club for $99. $99 and I could have a delicious pie at my door every month?! That sounds completely dangerous and yet I could finish the year with more new friends than I would know what to do with.

Busy busy and yet lazy lazy

I am done with work now. No more weddings this year. No travel planned. Just at home getting ready for baby and the holidays. Sounds so perfect. Sounds like a dream come true. Only thing is I am stuck in that chilly weather no motivation to even shower mode. I also think of this time as my early 20's.
I am getting stuff done at home and prepping to get our nursery all set up. Today Potsch and I are heading to check out paint chips! It would be amazing to have paint from Farrow & Ball. What a way to start my kid off! With gorgeous high class color surrounding her. But that may be for a different time in a different house. Today will check out some more budget friendly options.
This is my nursery inspiration. How gorgeous is this tweed?! from here.

I will also be cooking up a storm! Not for Thankgiving even but for my friends who just had their first baby on Monday. I will be bombarding them with deliciousness to help them stay full and healthy while they spend every waking moment staring at this miracle they made. I'll be sure and take some photos and maybe give you a couple recipes?

This is a sort of random update post. I just wanted you to know I am thinking about you.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Eggnog latte (decaf)

Oh yay! My favorite thing in the world is here!!!! All the xmas decor up before thanksgiving may chap my hide but now that the eggnog latte is here and the rain and wind I can finally accept and enjoy that it is holiday time!!!
Cheers to everyone.
Ps-thank god it come decaf. My baby is safe.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What to Fix?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Can you believe it? I still have my party hat on from New Years 2010. With Thanksgiving comes family, fun, naps and lots of delicious food. Sometimes I like having the left overs even more than the first meal but that may just be cause I am blessed with one of the best Chef's around as my mom, Show Food Chef's Cathy.
If you are looking to livin' up your annual menu or just want some food porn to get you through the day this is the place. Be sure to check out this Thanksgiving post cause there is a photo of me hiding in there among all the delicious recipe links.

Cannot stop Laughing

Oh man how I want these weird little Christmas ornaments. I showed them to Potsch who was not thrilled but I could not stop laughing. They are brilliant. Ha! So Brilliant. They have dogs and Santa Claus too. Check out Old World Primitives.So amazing. I can't take it!

Gift Guide #5 frame it

Maybe it cause I'm havin' a baby and decorating a nursery is always on my mind or maybe it's cause I love a good print and the more personal the better but either way this poster customizable with little heart shaped stickers from My Roots Collection is the best. I say it is a perfect gift for the family. I bet it would make for a fun dinner party activity as well. That way every day you see it hanging there you are reminded just how surrounded by love you are.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pretend Kid with great shoes

I may have blogged about Misha Lulu before but this latest collection has me saving my pennies and searching the internet for cool vintage shoes for my someday girl. love the playfulness of these girls. Girlie and yet still ready to climb trees and get dirty.

Kitten covers

Ha! I love these!!! From kittencovers

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tunes on Tuesday - Everything's Cupcakes

This is dedicated to my friends with baby's growing in their bellies. It was sent to me with the explanation that when it was heard while not pregnant - it was good. When it was heard while pregnant - it was life altering and caused a 15 min. tear parade.
Ah, life changes. So lovely.
here is to you ladies and the men that support us. May our children cause our imaginations to blow up in blossoms and cupcakes everywhere.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The final week in the elevator

I am done with work. I am sitting at a coffee shop after taking a long long walk and trying to feel relaxed and slowly trying to let go of the stress.
It seemed only natural to complete the final week with a week in the elevator post. Of course I didn't think of it until Tuesday so here is most of the week. I am 25 weeks pregnant! Now that I have no job I need to figure out a reason to get dressed in something beyond work out clothes. I like being a cute stylish preggar, if I may say so about myself. So give me some time to come up with a new style post idea. I've got to milk this "tight clothes big belly" thing as much as I can.
lord knows I got some time on my hands now.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Gift Guide #4 stay warm

I love the style and warmth of these great cowl neck scarves from Stitch Rabbit. Hand made and all cool. They are also making me want to take up knitting.

I could disappear in that color.

Love this detail of the tail. And her hair cut is pretty rad.


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