because my birthday is in 3 months


I love my birthday and have already started searching for perfect gifts for myself.  I stumbled across this Etsy shop Kin Ship Press and just loved it.  So to make my husband’s life a little easier, I will start gathering wishes from now on and share them with you.

finally a glimmer of better


Buttondown Old Navy, Tie Vintage, Jeans Only, Shoes Nine West, Earrings George Jensen

After battling a cold for 6 days today I finally feel a little better, perhaps because I have passed it on to my daughter.  The sun is shining, the weather is gorgeous and I am getting ready to hit some thrift stores for necklaces and perhaps a bowtie.  I love this modern twist on the Annie Hall look and could even wear this to school on Fridays.  

The shoes were a Christmas bargain and an exchange.  I have been looking for shoes just like this to get me through the winter.  The earrings just scream classic and were a present from last year’s Christmas.  What’s not to love about casual cool?

oh no i didn’t need that


Sweater and dress H&M, Buttondown Old Navy, Boots BearPaw

Nevermind the still messy house in the background, I cannot find my camera stand so it is hanging from a hook here to take this daily picture.  My husband hates these boots, nicknamed the Pocahontas boots, but I say if you live in Wisconsin ugly furry boots are a necessity.  This is taken as we got ready to exchange various presents and I just needed warmth.

the kids were jazzed


Gold Sweater Francesca’s Clothing, Shorts, Anthropolgie, Tights H&M, Boots Bandolino

The final day of school before break and I just want to look and feel excited for the day.  I am really digging this polkadot short and trying out new ways to wear them.  Unfortunately due to the bad lighting you cannot see my gold sweater very well, but it is rather amazing.  On with boots to keep me warm.

etsy was good to me and so was my family


One of my wishes came true when I received this stunning turquoise necklace from my brother courtesy of the Etsy shop  Bijoux Designs.  I cannot wait to wear this to dazzle any ordinary outfit.


Another wish come true, both the Kindle and this handcrafted felt owl cover.  Once again the felt cover was Etsy store Ohmycake.  Adorable and functional


“I want a hippopotamus for Christmas” so goes our favorite Christmas song, so by golly, if there wasn’t this cute hippo print under the tree this year.  Once again as found on Etsy at the shop collageORAMA

I hope you took some time and supported small companies this Christmas.  I canot wait to show you everything else.