Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cape May: Day 1

The past two days my in laws have been visiting. We took them to the beautiful Cape May, New Jersey...here is what we did.

Colorful postcards.

Buying delicious candies for the beach.

All the colorful Beach Shack umbrellas.

Drinks etc were delivered to us on the beach by the hotel staff...I would definitely recommend a stay at the Beach Shack with all of its amenities.

Watching the sunset at Sunset Beach.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Auntie 5x!

This weekend I became an auntie for the 5th time! I am so happy for my brother and sister in law and excited to meet little Gavin soon.

There are so many people having babies in my life that I just stock up on baby cards when I find a good one. These designs from Pinkerton have been some of my favorites...xoxo!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Favorite Four

Hey readers...sorry I didn't get up a post yesterday it was just one of those days. Thank you for the concerned calls and texts though everything is good here:)

My favorite four for this week (clockwise from top left) 1-Cheerios have been my breakfast staple for years...I loved the back of the box this time around. 2-We spent the day in the country on Saturday...it was such a beautiful day to spend out of the city. 3-Last night we had crepes for dinner...my favorite! 4-While taking my usual Sunday afternoon nap this guy is always right by my side...this week he decided he needed to be on me instead of next to me...love him:)

Have a great weekend! xoxo

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Floral

Dress:Forever 21, Shoes:Urban Outfitters, Clutch:H&M, Sunglasses:Charming Charlie, Earrings:Nordstrom, Bracelet:Francesca's

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dollar Stroll

I had heard of West Philadelphia's Dollar Stroll last summer but never went until now. Wow was I missing out...a whole bunch of delicious restaurants and food trucks with everything for only $1! Don't worry if you missed out this time it will be coming back August 16 and September 20th. 

Have a great Tuesday...xoxo!
Fun fliers always help get me to an event.

In line for fried chicken and mac n' cheese....yum!!!

Eating in Clark Park...love the chairs.

Street bands and other entertainment.

Ben was excited about the $1 bike accessories.

The carrot dog!

And the Sweet Box food truck had delicious little cupcakes.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Single Speed Makeover

When I was born the bicycling craze was at its high water mark in this country. Recently Ben found a 1981 Nishiki road bike that was made in Japan and exported to the USA. In Philadelphia, vintage bikes and old saddles like the Brooks saddle are all the craze, but it's fun riding a bike that's as old as I am. 

I didn't take a bunch of pics but here is a little before and after for you to see. It's a good fit for me and Ben converted it to a single speed so I don't have to fuss with all the gears.  Hope you had a fabulous weekend...xoxo!
Ben working hard.

The bike after...with new handlebar tape. 

The new seat.

Showing off the single speed conversion.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Favorite Four

So I totally dropped the ball this week and hardly took a photo...so unlike me! Anyways that being said I still have my favorite four but only 2 photos to go with it. Hopefully this won't happen again.

My favorite four this week 1-We spent the weekend in beautiful Kennett Square at our friends home...here are just a few of their beautiful flowers. 2-Last night we went to the Dollar Stroll here in Philadelphia. It was a beautiful night to get some cheap eats and be with friends. 3-This week we were invited to dinner at 2 different friends homes...thank you! 4-On Thursday I had the day off and it was dreary out...what a great combo...so restful!

Have an enjoyable weekend! xoxo

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thank You!

As previously stated I love sharing my stationary finds with you. Here are a few of my Thank You card finds. xoxo

 My little collection.

From Target.

From Target.

From Target's Dollar Spot.

From Target.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Visitor in Philly:Day 2

Here are a few more things I did while my friend was visiting last week...for day 1 of her visit click here. xoxo

Started out the morning with coffee at URBN.

Walked/shopped Old City.

Checked out a few of my favorite stores.

Took a tour of all the historic sites.

And ended up the day at my favorite coffee shop in town.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Artist Bruno Munro

This weekend we went to the Bruno Munro's Light Installation at the beautiful Longwood Gardens. If you are in the Philadelphia area I urge you to check it out...it is definitely a must see! Here are a few pics of our visit...xoxo.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Favorite Four

Happy Friday! I am happy to have had my good friend here the last few days and show her our city. It will be sad to see her go today. Looking forward to a little R&R this weekend with friends.

My favorite four this week (clockwise from top left) 1-Having my friend in town the past few days I have gotten to see all the sites...it never gets old. This is a picture of the beautiful Christ Church in Old City. 2-This past weekend I spent some girl time at the shore. It of course was an awesome time but I also tried my first Choco Taco from the ice cream truck...yum! 3-I spent a morning shopping in Old City and hit up one of my favorite stores in the city...Jonathan Adler....so fun! 4-Kind of silly but I LOVE Oreo shakes...probably one of my top 5 favorite foods. Anyways Dunkin Donuts just got a new Oreo Vanilla Bean cooler that tastes exactly like a shake...this could be trouble!

Have a great weekend! xoxo

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Visitor in Philly: Day 1

Yesterday one of my dear friends from my home state of Minnesota came in for a visit. I love having visitors and seeing their excitement at all the sites and just being in a new city. Here are a few of the things we saw yesterday...more fun for today! xoxo
Picnicking in Rittenhouse Square.

Of course a stop in at Anthropologie on Walnut Street.

Seeing City Hall.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I have been wanting to post about this dress for awhile now. It is so much fun I wanted the post to be perfect. Maybe holding party balloons or something. Well life isn't perfect and I thought I better post this before summer is over. Happy hump day xoxo!

Dress: TJ Maxx, Shoes:Nordstom, Earrings:Charming Charlie, Gold Bracelet:Charming Charlie, Turquoise Bracelet:Flea Market

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


One of these days I will get around to posting about my favorite places in Philadelphia in some sort of city guide on; things to do, places to shop, get coffee, eat etc. But for now I just kind of let you know as I experience them.

Today I am posting about one of my all time favorite coffee/lunch spots. It is the URBN headquarters located out on the Navy Yard. It is fun just driving onto the yard and seeing all of the gigantic boats, and then you come across all of these beautiful brick buildings and this is where the offices of URBN are. URBN being; Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, and Terrain.

The place you get lunch and coffee is basically the cafeteria for the employees but it is open to the public, although it seems very few public know about it. I hesitate to use the word cafeteria since it is so much more...take a look at the pics below for a better glimpse. xoxo

In the entrance.

The interior where the cafeteria and coffee shop are.

One of the many places to drink your coffee...

...or you could sit outside.

The beautiful offices.

Awesome bikes, just what you would expect to see at the URBN headquarters.

Some of the larger than life ships you see in the Navy Yard.