Front Door First Impression!

Last summer, while PRG and I were down in Madison, CT for our friends' wedding, we walked by this lovely door and I had to snap a picture!  Don't you just love it?  This photo recently became the backdrop of my laptop so I can admire it during the work day.  I'm so curious what the home is like behind this beautiful door!  I bet this door looks even more inviting all decorated for the holidays. 

Here are some front doors decorated for the holidays that really make me want to go inside and have a hot chocolate!

{Pottery Barn}

{Country Living}

{Martha Stewart}


Stylish iPad Cases

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving!  My long holiday weekend included a friend's birthday celebration, spending my first Thanksgiving with PRG's family, enjoying some post-Turkey Day R&R with my family, and going to our friends' engagement party last night down in CT.  It was a whirlwind of four days but everything was so much fun!

I started my Christmas shopping last week and, while I was out and about, I noticed that Bloomingdale's has a great selection of iPad cases.  Some cases include little stands, some include shoulder straps, and some are purely for fashion, but they all will protect an iPad nonetheless!

I snagged the #5 Ralph Lauren case below for my own iPad in a fun kelly green color - I couldn't resist.  The stand on it works well for reading in bed or browsing thru Flipboard while relaxing on the couch, two of my favorite nighttime things to do.  And I like how it has a professional look to it in case I end up using my iPad in client meetings.  Merry early Christmas to me!




I'm thankful for so many things, but especially for my amazing family & friends, my job, our new apartment that already feels like home, and a life filled with health and happiness.  What are you thankful for?


Fantastic Dabney Lee!

I first heard about the Dabney Lee site about a year ago, and I am a big fan.  I really like how everything they sell is customizable - there are countless prints and color combinations to choose from. 

Here are some goodies that I have received as gifts. 

First, this is my Dabney Lee calendar that spruces up my desk at work.  It arrived with a little lucite stand and I really like the variety that each new calendar brings.  I particularly love the contrast of the fuchsia and orange for the month of November:

PRG and I received this Dabney Lee lucite picture frame and this monogrammed Dabney Lee lucite tray as wedding gifts and they are awesome!  You can customize them to say any name or monogram you want. 

{large lucite tray}

{small lucite picture frame}

As you can see, Dabney Lee offers countless patterns and styles to choose from which makes it really fun to pick something out as a gift (or for yourself)!  Any of the Dabney Lee products would make excellent birthday, holiday, new home, new baby, engagement, or wedding gifts! 



Yes, Please for Some Society Social!

I have been wanting a bar cart for a while now but just haven't found one I love enough to buy.  I've particularly been wanting a faux bamboo one but all of the ones I'm finding are totally break the bank material.  Enter Society Social.  So many great ones to choose from in so many good colors!  Don't these make you want to throw a party? 

{Society Social}


Loving Flipboard!

I just got an iPad and so far I'm loving it!  I was asking some friends about what apps they would recommend and my friends LW and CG told me about Flipboard, and now I'm obsessed with it!  It turns all of the blogs you follow, including those in your Google Reader, into an electronic magazine that you can flip through - genius!  Apparently it also can bring in your Facebook, Twitter and Flickr feeds as well.  I would highly recommend it!

{Flipboard iPad app}