Holiday Gift Guide: for the Chic Dweller

Holiday Gift Guide for the Chic Dweller

On to part two of my holiday gift guides. I think plants, cozy throws, pretty art prints, bar accessories, or additions to a coffee table display are great gifts for the new homeowner, apartment dweller, or renter. Here are my picks! 1. Bay Leaf Wreath / 2. Blue and White Ginger Jar / 3. PaperSource Custom Address Stamp / 4. Lulie Wallace Print (ADORE her work!) / 5. Stemless… 

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Holiday Gift Guide for Baby from Peaches and Cake

Holiday Gift Guide: For Baby

'Tis the season! Oliver has most of the things he needs for his first year, but I can't help but oogle at all the adorable baby clothes out there! I don't know about you but I love any gift that supports warmth and sleep. So here are my picks for the new babe in your life to keep them warm and cozy … Read More...

Spatchcocked Roast Turkey

Spatchcocked Roast Turkey

I know there's a bazillion ways out there to cook a turkey, but I like to do a dry-brined spatchcocked roast turkey with minimal add-ins and here's the three main reasons why: 1. The prep work is mostly done ahead of time, leaving you to just butter it up and pop it in the oven on Thanksgiving … Read More...

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Thankful.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to remind myself to be grateful for everything and everyone I have in my life. It's so easy to forget about our blessings these days. One quick scroll through your Instagram feed can make you feel like you're seriously lacking something in your … Read More...

Container Store Elfa Closet System

Organizing with Elfa in the Bedroom

When we moved into our house last winter, we were presented with the conundrum of having no closet whatsoever in the bedroom. Who designs a home with no closet in the bedroom?! Argh!! I digress... So, while I dream of having a closet one day that looks like this... ...for the time being I … Read More...

Pottery Barn Parquet Reclaimed Wood Rectangular Coffee Table

Coffee Tables I Covet

This, my friends, is my coffee table. Sad, huh? It's old, dark, dingy, factory-made, collects dirt in its little cracks, and leaves little to the imagination. Whomp whomp. Recently, I stopped even trying to make it more aesthetically pleasing with a display, because hubby will promptly move … Read More...

brass coffee table

Craigslist finds of the day: I’m all about that brass, ’bout that brass.

As you may know, I'm a SERIOUS Craigslister. Like big-leagues level Craigslister. Lately I've been searching for brass accents to add to my house, and here are some of today's cool finds! If baby wasn't sleeping (OMG HE SLEPT FOR 10 HOURS LAST NIGHT! More on that later...), I'd be getting in the car … Read More...

Holiday Decor I Just Adore

Holiday Decor I Just Adore

With the holidays around the corner, I'm thinking about how I want to decorate the house for Christmas. My holiday style is pretty eclectic. I'm attracted to so many different things like pinecones, bay leaves, boxwood, mercury glass, gold, burlap, tree trunks, fair isle, antlers, tartan, faux … Read More...

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October with Oliver

I don't know how this happened but Oliver is almost TWELVE WEEKS old. He's already outgrowing his newborn clothes, wahh!! Make it stop! Man do I love this kid so much. This October, we...   (and pardon the blurry iPhone photos, it's all I can manage right now!) transitioned to the … Read More...

Oliver on Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy Feature

A few days ago Oliver's nursery was featured on Apartment Therapy. You can see the full post here! Oh how I love children's spaces! When can I start on the next one? ;) Sigh...I have no bedrooms left in my house. P.S. How cute is my little bubba?! {All photos taken by the fabulous … Read More...

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Black and White Halloween Tablescape

I'll admit I've always secretly hated Halloween - the late night parties, the getting-dressed-up-in-30-degree cold - no thanks. But now that I'm a mom and own my own home, I'm loving the prospect of buying horrible sugar-laden Halloween candy for trick or treaters in the neighborhood, dressing … Read More...

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Dining Room Dilemma

A while back, I found a set of 6 antique dining room chairs on Craigslist. I bought them because I love the shape and style of the chair, but the upholstery is awful, dirty, tearing at the seams and needs to be replaced. After living in our new house for a few months, I am thinking about … Read More...

Sweet and Sassy Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet and Sassy Sweet Potato Fries

One of the lessons I've learned from entertaining is that people LOVE finger food. Take these baked sweet potato fries for example, which were created from two humble taters. If left in the baked potato form (which I love) or even in wedge form, they might be forgotten and left to the side at … Read More...