Tag Archives: Dots

In Case You Missed It….

With the hustle, bustle and rush-tle of Christmas upon us, you may have missed some of these great posts from my favorite blogstresses.  These are my picks from around the ‘net these days:

I loooooove what my friend Alyson over at Richmond Real Estate Mom did with her extra grocery bags.  I am totally stealing this idea — I love that it’s thrifty, green, and chic. 

Jackie at Sweetie Pie Style blogged about her 2011 Trend Forecasts, and she was spot-on.  I was going to do a post about my thoughts on the same topic, but decided that I may as well send you over there, because my post would have looked scarily similar.  I love her dot montage — dots are hot!

Speaking of 2011 trends, did you see that Pantone’s color of 2011 is Honeysuckle?  The selection seems kinda random and I am not sure that I am digging it (my girl Jeannine at Small & Chic in C-ville agrees).  Reminds me of: 1. a bad bridesmaid dress, 2. an overdone little girl’s room, 3. Pepto-Bismol, and 4. the Golden Girls.

Ok, maybe this will make me retract my previous opinion on Honeysuckle (check out the walls and trim below).  Anyway, I die for Tobi Fairley’s White Christmas Tree in her daughter’s playroom, and its all of its surroundings.  Serious design perfection.  

I loved Elements of Style’s post on winter boots, and her reference to Ugg wedges led me to these beauties.  Santa, I just added these to my list, okthanks.

For all the moms out there, this post over at the new Good Tots blog provided me with some inspiration yesterday afternoon.  We made a great batch of Christmas-y chocolate covered pretzel rods.  My three year old had a BALL decorating them with crushed candy canes and sprinkles.  They were so festive that we put them in tins with cookies for our neighbors!

I saw this awesome yarn ball & ornament wreath by The Dear Diary Stories via My Favorite Things and think it’s a great DIY for Christmas.

Stay sane out there, peeps.  We went to see Santa yesterday and got an eyeful of the stressed-out masses, especially the Type A moms who were equipped with lip gloss, hairspray and extra shoe options FOR THEIR FIVE YEAR OLDS’ picture with Santa.  Oh, and then the inevitable fight about taking the picture again because it wasn’t perfect enough the first time.  Most wonderful time of the year, indeed.  🙂 

Buy This, Not That: Looks for Spring!

It’s been a while since I have put together a “Buy This, Not That” post.  I am featuring Boden today because I was so inspired by their Spring catalog!  This company, founded in the UK, is my new favorite source for versatile clothes with great quality and good value.  Boden’s Spring look reminds me of Kate Spade meets J.Crew, for less….


{Bali, Kate Spade, $198}


{Strappy Wedges, Boden, $138}


{Grosgrain Plisse Priti, Kate Spade, $355}


{Flutter-Flower Clutch, J. Crew, $128}


{Fabulous Clutch, Boden, $98}


{Connect Four Reina Dress, Kate Spade, $395}


{Must Have Shift, Boden, $148}


{Regina Metallic Leather Ballet Flats, J. Crew, $278}


{Embellished Flats, Boden, $118}


{Watch Hill Zippered Darcy, Kate Spade, $295}


{Patent Stripe Tote, Boden, $228}


{Bettye Muller, Heirloom, Piperlime, $220}


{Colourblock Wedges, Boden, $148}

Check it out!  There is so many more fabulous spring items at Boden right now.  Happy bargain hunting and come on Spring!

P.S.  As I write this, a foot of snow sits on the ground and we have two more snow storms on the horizon this week.  Before last month, we didn’t even own a snow shovel!  Sooooo, as an understatement, I am desperate for Spring!