Friday, July 13, 2007

pistachio press goodness

My sister amazes me. I don't know how she received all the talent in the family, but at least she puts it to good use! Check out her new etsy store and buy yourself some fabulous handmade items!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

amazing women

I watched Iron Jawed Angels yesterday and was completely blown away by Alice Paul and her team of suffragettes. The passion and drive these women possessed is awe-inspiring. I will not be taking my vote for granted anytime soon!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

positively delightful

I absolutely adore these cheese markers from Beehive Kitchenware. They would be perfect for the fifties housewife birthday bash! I'm also quite fond of the Beehive measuring spoons posted on Erin's blog.

under the boardwalk

Well my dear blog readers, it's official, I will be vacationing in sunny Bethany Beach. Rachael, mom and I (and perhaps the husbands) will be heading to Delaware in August to spend a few relaxing days lying on the beach and strolling the boardwalk. My grandmother's cousin owns a beach home there and she has graciously opened its doors to us. August can't come soon enough!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

life at its finest

I have been so bad at updating this blog lately. Here is an update of my many blogless days...

Two Saturdays ago, Rachael accepted her grant at the Saltonstall Foundation in Ithaca. The pictures fail to capture how beautiful this place is. I would just love to do a research residency here (if only it was possible!)

During my weekend trip back to Elmira I was introduced to two vintage sewing machines that I may one day call my own. After a trip to the repair shop, these beauties are coming home with me! (sorry for the horrible picture quality!)

Last Thursday, Amber and I enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of shopping, deliciousness, and a good ole fashioned hoedown! We started our day at :nook, where I found a fabulous 50s style apron (picture coming soon!) and two children's books for Aidyn. Our next stop was Godiva's where I found a fabulous vintage dress for the 1950s housewife birthday extravaganza! To finish off, we had a spectacular meal at Open Face. Now, for the main event. Amber and I had the pleasure of seeing Old Crow Medicine Show at Water Street Music Hall. We witnessed over two hours of pure awesomeness. Fabulous band, amazing show!
On Saturday, Rachael and I helped Abbey and Phil move into their fabulous new apartment. It took a few solid hours to unload the beastly truck and hike the stairs to the apartment. Luckily, I was mostly in charge of keeping an eye on their new addition, Emmett Furious. What an absolutely adorable little boy! Here he is, looking quite dapper, among the moving mess.