Archives for category: friday

hello again.

what’s everyone been up to this week? i’ve been laid up with a nasty cold and am generally feeling overly pregnant as of late so i’ve been trying to take it easy over here…just 2 more weeks until i’m officially ‘full term’ woohoo!

meanwhile, i’ve been directing a lot of activities from the couch, busily ordering diapers and onesies from amazon and trying to get our place somewhat organized for baby. i cannot believe we could actually meet our little babe in less than a month!

i promised a few photos of our home improvement projects last week and, though we’re not quite finished with either room, i wanted to share these ‘work in progress’ shots just for fun…

we got crafty with wooden squares, repainted our canvases and made a table from the original beams of our 1959 butterfly (which sadly rotted and had to be replaced a few weeks ago-good thing our house didn’t collapse before we realized that one-yikes!)

finally found a cool, modern chair for baby on giggle


since our place is tiny, our spare room is working double time as a tv room/nursery. as many of these little projects go, i was planning an entirely different nursery theme when all of a sudden i stumbled upon this awesome geometric throw pillow and basically designed the entire space using that color palate. gotta love target



that’s it for now! stay tuned next week for more home improvement updates, photos and maybe a fall recipe or two…!

happy weekending.




what’s doin this weekend? we’re having a few friends over for dinner on saturday but otherwise laying low, eating ice cream and generally looking forward to relaxing in our own backyard. hooray for lazy summer days!

here are just a few odds and ends from this week’s internet wanderings…

emerson fry is killing it. case in point here, here, here, and here.

awesome fireplace

been having few daydreams about this house. those lights!

pancetta, burrata and tomato sandwich

jonzing for another one of these this weekend. oh my.

next pool party…balloons!

and pineapples!

hope you all have a lovely, relaxing weekend!


photo via pinterest


any big plans for the holiday? we’re headed to our local park this evening for a family picnic and fireworks! tomorrow we’ll be celebrating the long weekend (and the end of Q’s first year of preschool!) with a few close school buddies and a backyard bbq! woohoo summer!

fun with watermelon

making these for our mini bbq on saturday!

4th of july outfit ideas for the cool cats

toasted marshmallow coconut milk ice cream. yes yes yes!

what a fun diy beach bag

stars and stripes for bèbè

hope you all have a wonderful, long weekend!


vintage photo via pinterest


soooooooo, we’re finally headed to sunny mexico this weekend! woohoo! it has been a crazy first year of residency and we’re beyond excited to celebrate one year completed, not to mention the ‘passing with flying colors’ of step three! yay Ben!! but above all, we’re really just looking forward to spending some quality family time sipping fruity cocktails and lounging about! no schedule, no plans. hooray for vacation!

i’m looking forward to sharing beachy pics from our trip next week. until then, here’s a bit of this and that to help while away those wee friday afternoon hours…

how to eat like a local in paris

doesn’t this look like such a romantic way to travel?

obsessed with this dress

and this one too !

great diy beauty products

bananas !

the perfect summery dessert

hope you all have a truly fabulous weekend!


photo via pinterest


it’s nearly 105 degrees in PS right now…and it’s 10 am! summer is here! what are you kids up to this weekend? ben is studying up a storm for his last big exam on monday. we all just cannot wait for it to be OVER! in the meantime, Q and i are headed to a friends house on saturday for a little backyard bbq and a nice looooong dip in their pool! woohoo!

here are a few fun finds to kick off your friday…

this cocktail looks fantastic!

words to live by

awesome looking spring salad

dreamy pink sand!

the cutest shorts for baby

these allllllmost have me convinced that overalls could be cool again. almost ;>


a hilariously awkward exchange between louis c.k. and jimmy fallon

hope you all have an awesome weekend!


photo credit: an illustration by rohna garvin


what is everyone up to this weekend? we’re all still recovering from a nasty bout of spring cold/flu (which, for me, also included a raging case of pink eye…pink eye!!!!) ugh. suffice to say, we’ve been home-bound for the past few days. on a happy note, ben is finally done with two back-to-back away rotations that have lasted for what seems like for-ev-er! woo hoo! we’re psyched to finally have him back home and are looking forward to a few well-deserved family adventures in and around our neighborhood next week!

until then, here are a few fun finds to kick off your friday…

have a feeling i’ll be wearing this a lot over the next few months! so light and comfy!

zara has the sweetest mini collection!

tiny hamsters eating tiny burritos. need i say more?

this cake looks incredible. and this!

a crafty idea for last-minute party decor

gorgeous flats

pregnancy has me feeling like
this chick

hope you all have a delicious weekend! x

(photo of Q playing dress up this week)


i’m shamelessly stealing this friday cocktail from this fabulous blog! the recipe is so beautifully photographed, it really is worth a visit.

how incredible are those colors?!

we’ll be hanging dockside with friends this weekend. hope you all have a chance to kick back and enjoy.

happy friday! x


hello all and happy friday!

i’m currently winging my way down to nyc for a quick little overnight and baby brunch for a dear friend.

it’s slated to be hot, humid and sticky in the city this weekend and, while i’m beyond excited to celebrate my friend and her impending new babe, i’ll be equally happy to slip back into the cool waters of keuka lake.

this friday cocktail is inspired by lazy summer afternoons by the water. in the summer, we drink a lot of rosé, it’s the perfect midday refresher or late afternoon retreat. this refreshing punch, courtesy of martha, looks absolutely perfect! we’ll undoubtedly be sipping on some version of this in the weeks ahead. also, i’m excited to share a few instagram photos of our time at the lake next week!

until then, stay cool and enjoy! x

Photo and recipe courtesy of martha stewart.

this simple classic may just be my new favorite. crisp, clean, and oh-so-delicious. watch out though, they tend to disappear rather quickly.

vodka soda

soda water

whatever ratio works for you. i like to keep the vodka directly proportional to the level of stress in my day.

mix it up and enjoy.

happy friday night!



happy friday, folks! it was 118 degrees in PS today (my car at one point actually read 135…135!) yowsa.

this weather screams for light, refreshing cocktails and today’s summer sipper does not disappoint. coming to us from my new favorite blog find…cocktails for breakfast , this light little number has just the right combo of cool crisp watermelon, clean fresh vodka and sweet agave. hello, summer!

if you haven’t already checked it out cocktails for breakfast, i highly suggest a look at this lovely collection of fresh recipes and gorgeous photography.

enjoy! x

(Photo via cocktails for breakfast)