Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the key to mingling

The kate spade new york tumblr says a glass of bubbly can fix party jitters. And I agree, wholeheartedly :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

the little + big things

Coming back to "life" after a weekend is hard enough already, but throw in a few extra days, time reunited with family, and an empty fridge, and I'm practically begging for another Thanksgiving weekend. My time at home was awesome-- everyone was home, laughter was plentiful, and goetta was devoured.

Having perfect weekends like that coupled with general "grateful" Thanksgiving-y feelings has left me feeling incredibly lucky. Thanksgiving was about the big ticket items--family, friends, health--and the tumblr just little things covers everything else. As "a list of little things we should appreciate", just little things is an exhaustive and ongoing collection of the things that can go right or induce smiles/giggles/warm and fuzzies/all of the above. (Check it out, and you will be amazed at how right it is!)

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

giving thanks, paper-less

My mom's side of the family could easily run the world by email. Menus, logisitics, even family vacations can all be organized in one big "Re: Re: Re: Re" chain.

These Paperless Post Thanksgiving e-vites keep plans digital, but add a little festive oomph to the planning. Nothing says Thanksgiving like a turkey, but if your celebrations carry on without fowl, I'm partial to the paisley :)

left my heart in San Francisco

Instagrams from my little weekend in San Fran! I stayed at my cousin's amazing loft downtown and explored the city solo--Union Square, Chinatown, Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Fisherman's Wharf, and Ghirardelli Square. Can't wait to return to the city on the bay!  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

gold crush

I picked this little beauty up this weekend, the signature spade mini cluster ring by Kate Spade. It has quickly become my new favorite bauble, and I'm left wondering why I used to hate gold jewelry. It complements my skin and shines so nicely - I am now a fan!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

instagram in San Fran

Ah, this instagram by Bakerella (dubbed "instagrahams") combines two of my favorite things: Instagram and food.

I plan to indulge in both for this weekend in San Francisco--documenting my travels and enjoying San Francisco treats. Follow me on Twitter/instagram - libbyjb - to follow along!

Friday, November 4, 2011

weekend plans

I know I had a short week due to my trip to DC, but even so, I felt this week flew by! I'm looking forward to some lounging, organizing, and a little bit of family time. 

1. I am finally going to put my frames on the wall. I've been debating about it for a while (see my undecisiveness here) and want to just go for it! I'm nervous about putting holes in the wall though.. eek!

2. Researching fun things to do and see in San Francisco. I'm traveling there at the end of next week and work, and am going to stay the weekend to explore! Any recommendations?

3. Continue on with Project Runway: Season 7. Being able to watch old seasons might just be reason #2232 why I love the library!

4. Visit Butler! It is Parents Weekend and my parents will be in town for my brother's ceremony. 

5. Researching juicers so I can super hip and healthy every day. So far, a Breville compact juicer is in the lead...but I'm a little scared of the price tag as a inexperienced juicer. I'm hoping the glowing reviews will convince me!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

granny (chic) squares

granny square afghan

Once again, I've been bitten by the crochet bug. This time, it's not hats or scarves--I've got an incredible urge to create little tiny granny squares to join into a nice, big, colorful afghan.

I am going for the same look as the afghan above--colorful squares surrounded by white. Wish me luck... I have a lot of crocheting to do!

If you're interested in learning how to crochet / make your own granny squares, I've rounded up some helpful links:

Martha Stewart - How-To Crochet
Purl Bee - Granny Square
Martha Stewart - A Few Good Granny Squares

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

whirlwind weekend

Back from (snowy, cold, rainy) DC! The race was a huge success - my bro kicked some serious butt and I picked up a little running motivation :)

I'm a little exhausted and a little disorganized, so sorry for the faux post today. Better posts coming soon!