Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Obesession confession: EmersonMade

I have a confession to make... I'm am completely obsessed with EmersonMade. It started about a year ago when I first discovered Emerson's blog and it grew when she came out with her clothing line. Okay, maybe obsessed is not the right word to use. It makes me sound like a creepy-stalker-crazed-fan. (Emerson, if you ever happen upon this post, please know I am not a creepy-stalker-crazed-fan, but in fact, just a normal girl whom you would probably get along famously with, if ever given the chance.)

Emerson is an amazingly talented designer who lives the best of both worlds(in my opinion), working from the city (NY) and living in the country(NH). She has impeccable taste from her home(see it here) to her clothing line to the styling of her photo shoots, in which she is the model(and which are mostly done from her very own farm house). To add to all of that, she is beautiful and has a darling figure! And though I have not met her in person, she seems quite charming. You can tell she has a great sense of humor.

She started out selling her hand made flowers, often times, right off of her own lapel and has now evolved into a full blown fashion designer with many vintage nods and references to the 60's and 70's.(And if you know me, you know my two favorite eras are the 40's and 70's.) There is not a single thing in her shop that I do not absolutely love. (And she offers more than flowers and clothes.) Oh, and let's not forget that she is a talented oil painter as well. Gosh can this lady get any better?! (I'll answer my own question, yes! She can.)

She is the perfect duet of classy and quirky.

I could go on and on, but you're just going to have to see what I mean for yourselves.  


Did I mention she partners with her adorable husband? And what a great team they make. 

She's a girl after my own heart in many aspects.

What a peach.

I ❤ E.M. and I ❤❤ my E.M. jeans!

Bang. Your. Drum.

Thank you so much Emerson and the team at EmersonMade(especially Rachel B.) for not only being the Bee's Knees but for caring about us little people. It's what sets you apart. That and the fact that you have awesome people working for you. You guys have it all figured out.


♠Come back later this week to see more family pics taken by the fabulous Jules

Monday, November 29, 2010


A few pics from Thanksgiving:

Three years ago, the Worthen sisters started a tradition of getting together the night before Thanksgiving to make pies. I look forward to each year.

Is this crust not just darling?

Every year I make a peach pie from my home canned peaches and every year it gets better. This crumble topping was new this year and in my opinion, absolutely delicious. I ate 70% of this pie myself. That is not a lie.

First time not only making pecan pie, but eating it as well. It was fantastic, if I do say so myself.

I woke up Thanksgiving morning at about 10:15. It was wonderful. Especially since I didn't get home from pie night until about 1 am. These sleepy heads slept until 10:45. (With the exception of a few wake ups starting at 6am.) Gosh I'm grateful for these two.

My lil punkin enjoying her self some punkin pie.

Never mind that she picked it up off the patio table. (No plate to accompany it.)

That's how we do.
I can't begin to express the gratitude in my heart for my life and everyone and everything in it. I am so blessed.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


 Blouse & Skirt: Vintage...Estate Sale.

You might recall these photos from this post.


Headband: Made by me.
Crocheted Flower Clip: Made by S-I-L Melissa.
Dress: Thrifted.
Cardi: Gift (From Target).
Tights: Target.
Moccasin Boots: Once Upon A Child.
Bracelet: Bead Divas.

Doesn't she have the sweetest profile?

Friday, November 19, 2010


Foodie Review: Liberty Market
(See sidebar for key)

I really wanted to kick off my Foodie Review feature with a restaurant I was sure no one has tried before, but we haven't had the time to make it out to any of them yet. So, I've chosen one of our favorites that we frequent. I'm sure most of you have tried it before and know of it's deliciousness, but I know there are a few of you out there that haven't. And if you have, try out something new next time you go.

You really can't go wrong at Liberty Market. I've had many of items off the menu and have always been satisfied. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, although I haven't made it there for breakfast yet. 

Here are my lunch & dinner suggestions:

First off, I highly recommend getting an Italian Soda from the bar. (Raspberry is delicious.)

Secondly, my favorite entrees include:

The White Pizza(pictured above) and The Salmon BLT.

Boyd never gets anything other than The Best Chicken Sandwich. He swears by it.

And best for last, you must get dessert. As you can see from the above picture, we like just about every single dessert they offer but I'd like to highlight The Pecan Bar, The Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich(perfectly chewy once is thaws a bit) and The Strawberry Cupcake with Cheesecake Frosting(not always available).

Liberty Market not only has great food, but has a great atmosphere as well. It's historic, industrial vibe is so charming.

 After we eat, we like to sit by the splash pad outside. It's fun to watch and during the summer it's fun to let the kids play in.

Liberty Market is a few steps down from The Hale Theatre, which would be a great place to go following dinner for a lovely date night. (I'm hoping to see a Christmas Carol next month.)

Let me know if you've tried it before and what your favorite items include. And be sure to let me know if you try out any of my suggestions.

♆gorge yourself♆


With my Birthday and Christmas right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put a little wish list together. Surprisingly, there's not a ton of stuff I'm dying for. I mean, like any girl, I would love endless amounts of money to go shopping...but this year, with money being more tight than ever, there is very little that I actually need. (I use the word need very loosely. I don't actually need any of this.) With that being said, it's still fun to think about.

Here's the stuff I'm really hoping for: 

Blown up family pictures for my big vintage frames.

In ivory. Size: King.


I'm not big on jewelry these days. I'm really into dainty and simple. This necklace is perfect and hits at the perfect spot. I'm loving gold right now.

My mom got me Part 2 of this series for my Birthday last year because the rest were sold out. I would love the complete set. This book has changed my life.


Here's some stuff that I've been looking at for fun:

Love this for either a towel rack or for jewelry or scarves.

I've been wanting to do a quirky art collection on my bathroom wall. This would be perfect.

And while we're on the topic of my art wall, I'm really wanting an illustration of a family portrait.

Which reminds me, I also want a painting of Evelyn.

To die! And reasonably priced all things considered. (The longer I look at these, the more I want to move them to the above group.)

This shirt.


OH, and everything from here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


We took Evie to the Phoenix Zoo for her Birthday and ended up buying season passes.

We've been back two times since then and we love it so much we could go once a week if we had the time.

Did you know you can ride your bikes around the zoo? Awesome right? I can't wait to get a baby seat on my bike(Uh hem, for either my Birthday or Christmas;) so we can take a family stroll as we look at all the animals.

I've always been a lover of animals but going to the zoo has sparked a fascination in me. It's like I can't get enough. There are some pretty amazing creatures out there. My favorites include: The Giraffes(We fed them on Tuesday and it was incredible-those pics are not accessible right now so I'll have to share them another time.) The Elephants(It's on my bucket list to ride an elephant.) The Lions. The Tiger. The Jaguar. And last but not least, the Rhino's. I know you're thinking I just listed every animal at the zoo but trust me, there are so many animals at the zoo!

Our season passes have already paid themselves off and they're so great because we can go and only stay for an hour if we feel like it and not feel bad about wasting money.

I highly recommend a season pass. 

I can't wait for The Zoo Lights.

Anyway, here are some shots of our trip on Evie's Birthday.

 This thing almost attacked me! I'm not kidding. It was so scary. This is the back side of gate and I don't think you're supposed to get this close...

In love with this photo.


Hi. Hey. Hello. I'm here.

Sorry I was MIA yesterday. But I'm here today so bring on WAYWW(T).

Blouse: vintage. (estate sale)
Jeans: F21.
Sandals: Target.


Bow: Same from last week.
Coat: Old Navy. (gift)
Skinnies: Gap.
Shoes: H&M.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I've gotta step up my game with these pics. Looking back through my WAYWW posts, the majority of them are crappy phone pics. It's my goal to do better. Better means more organized...Aahh if only I could be as organized as I wanted.

I digress.

Dress: Vintage...thrifted.
Belt: Vintage...estate sale.
Shoes: Vintage...estate sale.


I was slightly obsessed with Evie in her Sunday outfit. She looked so adorable I could hardly stand it.

Bow: Hand made by Yours Truly.
Dress: From Once Upon A Child
Sweater: Vintage...a gift.
Tights: Gymboree. (They're textured but it's hard to tell in photos.)
Shoes: Walmart. (Recent purchase)