Friday, July 30, 2010

Frugal Friday: Nothing To Do

Wow. This is the first weekend in a very long time where I have no plans (except for drinks with my cousin tonight) but other than that, I'm a free woman. I plan on sleeping in, laying on the beach, reading tons of books and being totally lazy. And yet, I still want to dress up!

Hoops, $2.80

Don't call it a comeback dress, $19.99

Gold wood platforms, $24.99

Grand total: $47.78
...happy weekend!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


There were tornado warnings in Maine recently. Lobsterman and I were on a drive and we had never see the sky look so brilliant/brilliantly scary.

But I think the best part of the night was getting lost and stopping for ice cream at a cute shop in the middle of nowhere. Funnel clouds can't stop me from enjoying such pleasures.

Have you ever seen a tornado? What are they like?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jot It Down.

I'm a total notebook whore. I love them and I write in them on a daily basis. I probably fill one a month. Though i swear by these, here are some other cuties.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Few Of My (Current) Favorite Things.

I can't get enough of my Hunter's Tote Bag from, where else, but the incomparable L.L.Bean. It's cool enough for everyday and waterproof for the beach and durable for my heap of crap that I bring with my everywhere.

Dark chocolate coconut kashi bars are heaven on earth and I eat them every afternoon. I can't control my hankering for these.

Tana French. I read her first novel and now I can't put her second one down. Just, trust me on this, and read her books.

What are your current faves?

Monday, July 26, 2010


I like living here.

That's all.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Frugal Friday: Tribal

My BFF is visiting this weekend! Oh the excitement! We have a huge itinerary of antiquing, picnics and a fancy dinner out. I am so thrilled. Also on her list for the wknd? Finding a cute tribal print for her wardrobe. Here's a tribal inspired outfit just for her.

Tank top, $8

Tribal prints skirt, $14.90

Sandals, $19.99

Aztec oval ring, $3.80

Thursday, July 22, 2010

House Love.

I love every room in this house so much that I'm actually angry that it isn't mine. Is that weird? Do you ever love something so much that it makes you mad? Sigh.

Now I really want to add pops of magenta into my bedroom.
(photos via House Beautiful)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dream Office.

I would love to turn a closet into an office. I hate paper clutter and files being out in the open, so an office I can hide away sounds great. Now if only I had the closet space...

image via

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Year.

I'm already excited to buy a new calendar for next year - aaaaaand it's July. I've got my eye on this one by artist Johanna Riley Kriesel. It's called Christmas in July for a reason people! It's never too early to start your lists!

2011 Calendar, $30

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pretty Pots And More.

I really love everything in Red Hot Pottery's shop. The vases, the mugs and the serving pieces. Great price points for such handmade goodness.

Check out everything in the shop.

Friday, July 16, 2010

On Another Fashion Note.


As you know, I live in Maine. It's not necessarily the chicest state in the U.S. but there is a lot of great style going on anyways.

My friend Nate and I have recently launched a street style blog - and I do hope you'll read it and spread the word. It's called Fore Front Fashion - named after Fore Street, a super cool road in Portland, Maine.

Please follow along and support the cool people of Maine.


Frugal Friday: Primaries

I'm on a major primary color kick lately. Red, yellow and blue...bring it on.

Coin purse, $3.80

Banded top, $12

Contrast striped skirt, $14.80

Agency sandals, $17.99

Grand Total: $48.59
...happy weekend! I'm off to a wedding, what are you doing?! xo

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Get Your Grill On.

I'm no Bobby Flay, but I want this portable charcoal grill like whoa.

Bodum fyrkat picnic grill, $49.95

And The Winner Is...

Congrats goes to This Free Bird for winning Eileen's GORGEOUS earrings! I am very jealous...!!! But never fear my loves, you can always buy some of her pieces in her shop right here. Thanks for playing! Eileen will be in touch with you via email to get your shipping address!


Have you ever clicked on over to this site to browse free desktops? Well. Don't click unless you have free time. Like, a lot of it.

Desktops from Simple Desktops

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


this, $32.80

and these, $6

these BADLY, $33

and you guys, $24.90

Damn. I am greedy.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Going Organic.

I read this article recently and it totally changed the way I grocery shop. It is a must-read for you and your family. I've decided to also go organic with my skincare. Sometimes I cringe when I read the chemicals and names of the stuff in my deodorant and face cream. Since it's expensive to do all at once, when I run out of something that I need, for example a face wash, I replace it with an organic product. (Recently got this and love it).

This way I'm making the change gradually, rather than all at once. The best thing I've discovered is that going organic is pricier - but not that much! What about you? Are you all organic? Do you have any organic beauty products that you love? Oh and ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Beep, Beep!

I am in love with my new wheels. After a week of car shopping and annoying used car salesmen, I finally took home a car that I love. I didn't think I'd end up loving an inanimate object this much. Even though I have another bill that will take five years to pay off, I'm in love.

Letterpress cards by The Permanent Collection, $13.50 per set