Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Remembering Ireland

I went to Ireland in July for a family reunion. I had a wonderful time taking in all the scenery, sheep, Guinness, cheese, and new friends. Here's some of the highlights.

a relaxing country drive - were it not for the insane jetlag
Jameson on the rocks. My new favorite bev.

doors of Dublin

horsehair brooch

hard to choose, but this is probably my favorite Guinness ad


you lookin' at me?

local love for the Guinness

even the sewers are adorable

Ladies View, Killarney

Macroom - home of 1/8 of my people!

paint layers

this (picturesque) farmer came to help the family bus navigate the narrow roads

scones, scones everywhere!

after taking this photo, I crashed the wedding. I was in good company though.

my great grandmother's church

the obligatory fish n chips- I love the tartar sauce in a shell
What an amazing adventure! I can't wait to go back. I have a permanent travel bug for the Emerald Isle. And a permanent love for the portrait orientation.

Monday, August 30, 2010

truly outrageous

Havings gems on the bookshelf could seriously distract from all my delightful art books. Maybe I'll use them around my husband's econ books. Those could use some fabulicizing.

a thread ahead

Thread Social's got a line called ReThread, where they use the extra fabric from their collection to make new pieces. Waste not want not- except, that it creates a want more effect on me.

I wouldn't mind wearing this look for the Fall. Though, I'd probably die of frostbite in this neck of the woods. I don't mind suffering a little for fashion.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

sticking with a theme

Black & white seems to be a thing with me lately. Last year it was blue. Phases are fun. One of these necklaces would add a fabulous pop to an everyday look. Originally I was all about the black... but the white is gaining on me. The only natural thing to do is have both.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bend it like you just moved into a new place and want to jazz up your bookshelves

I've been searching for bookends that don't bore the hell out of me. These do the trick!

Monday, August 23, 2010


Necessary items from ModCloth in order of necessity.

crystal caverns

Saturday, August 21, 2010

ikea needs

I don't live anywhere close to an Ikea, but it's joyful checking out their goodies from afar. We have an option to swing by on the way to my parent's house. I would enjoy checking out the following fabrics...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Oh, yeah.

I must have lost my mind for a minute, cause I looked up the price of a Bertoia chair for my own personal use. It'll be a minute or two before that happens.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Kate the Great

Did I mention my birthday is coming up? Yeah, I thought so. I think I've got some surprises in store for me. The hubby and parentals have been having secret phone conversations. But I wouldn't mind receiving these lovelies from an admiring stranger. Or cash.
How did you know I'm a sucker for Brooklyn themes? (sniff, sniff)

Now that I'm a professional I need a professional bag. Totally tax deductible as a business expense, n'est pas?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Homing Device

For this move, I'm doing my best to turn this peculiar space into a home. Our apartment on the first floor of a house has had so many odd details added to it over the years (not to mention ceiling fans- how the hell am I supposed to work with THAT?!) that it's taken a great deal of vision to get it where I want it. These rugs from anthro are on the perhaps list. A runner for the hallway and a bathmat just might help do the trick.

tato chip!

This necklace reminds me of my first birthday. Not that I remember it, but I've heard the story of how I tried my first potato chip and nearly lost my mind. I still feel that way about potato chips.

Daschunds were an obsession of a friend of mine before she had an actual baby. This might need to go in her Christmas stocking.

Now that I'm not in Brooklyn anymore, internet shopping will have to become my friend. I am no longer going to avoid shipping charges. However, my rent has been cut in half. It might work out.

Monday, August 16, 2010

how convenient

CB2 is selling these items to spice up my decor as I'm settling in to a new space and my birthday is around the corner. The pillow's definitely going on the list. The nesting dolls are a bit silly in price.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Petrune to the rescue!

I moved up to Ithaca from Brooklyn a few weeks ago. The transition is going smoothly for the most part, however, the shopping dilemma is a little extreme. There's not even an H&M within a 100 mile radius. Today I explored the shops in the commons. The breakdown is as follows: 99% head shops and hippie wear, and 1% Petrune, the vintage shop that will save my life for 2 years. The prices are SICK compared to Brooklyn; many dresses are in the $30 range. I saw a necklace I've added to the b-day wish list pictured in this photo taken from their blog. Thanks, Petrune!