Thursday, October 27, 2011


First, I can't get enough of Coldplay's new album... really, they are back in their groove. It is on constant replay. Go buy it. So great.
Second, I saw this tear sheet, "Decorating Mantras to Live By," on Marta Writes, and LOVE & agree with it all. I especially enjoyed, "Honoring the acts of daily living. If its a habit, make it beautiful..." The thought of making everyday acts, chores, habits, & surroundings just as beautiful as you would for company, an event, a party, or a holiday has always enticed & intrigued me. I wish I could say I do this more.... finding a balance is definitely the key, though & not having the focus be ON your possessions and materials, but rather enjoying them & appreciating them fully. Using your china & nice serving pieces for Kraft mac & cheese, pulling out fancy wine & cheese just to enjoy on a Tuesday night, popping over a "thinking of you" letter on your linen, monogrammed stationary to a friend just because, and burning your "expensive" candles while watching Modern Family all fall in this category for me.

How can you not also love, "Life should sparkle, every house needs bling." Little ole me over here & my metallic obsession can definitely back this thought up. Love me some sparkling decor... I think I love it because it adds a pop while still staying neutral. Neutrals, greys, golds, & silvers are loved a bit too much over at the Frazier household.

Here's to living your Thursday beautifully. :) Again, Coldplay should help with that.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

oh baby.

First off, in the most important news - CREWCUTS launched a baby line!! (envision me grinning ear to ear.) Check it out here. I die. really. I believe this apparel might be up there with Janie & Jack, for me now. My love for The Crew continues. (Sorry, I really should just start tallying my J.Crew/ Jenna posts & keep them to a minimum, but this was just TOO GOOD.)

{images from here, here, here, & here.}
These whimsical wallcovering options are just some of my favs & I have had them flagged for quite some time... we contemplated incorporating them into the nursery, however, with not knowing our longevity at this home & investing in something that we might not get to enjoy very long, would be a crying shame. So, instead, we opted for the dog silhouette fabric, "Man's Best Friend" in Cinnamon by John Lewis. It pulls in our creme, greys, & pops of red, still has some whimsy, and the scale still feels light & airy enough to not feel too busy. It is only being used in a few subtle spots so as not to get to "themey" but I am in love with it... plus, it is an ode to our sweet Senga.
Yes, we love Senga that much, she makes the nursery, and all our pregger pics. :) We have tried to take these every few weeks so we will have a series that look like these at the end. Yes, I finally posted this after many requests... we'll see if this actually happens again. ha Can't wait to meet our little mini man.

Happy Tuesday, but wishing I was outside enjoying this amazing weather!

Monday, October 10, 2011

monday musings.

See that beautiful Kate Spade wall above... how great would this application be in a powder bath one day? Its just Dura-Lar film cut & applied in strips. I have this filed away for the non-existent said powder bath one day... In my book, Metallic + Stripes = perfection. (via here.)

I REALLY want to replicate this photo shoot one day, I absolutely LOVE it... the coloring & texture of the images are beautiful. I love it so much I think I'll just straight up copy it... maybe next fall with mini Frazier in the world? Does it help I have her shirt & boots... its a start. :) (source unknown.)
Check out this DIY wreath by Madiganmade... so simple & chic & CHEAP. Perfect for fall or the Holidays... its just gold thumbtacks. I wish I thought of it. Brilliant, people, just brilliant.

Confession: I STILL love MK & Ash... they just do what they feel & rock what they want. I know I know... most people are over them, but I still can't get enough. I loved stumbling across some of these paparazzi shots of them... they always seem to be in their own world.
(via here.)
I look at this Kravet Bansuri Ikat fabric pretty much all the time & still keep coming back to it... any color wave is awesome. I want it for some project... some day; Maybe for the Mini's nursery... I'll work on that & get back with you. I know, I know, I am trying to get away from my love of greys & neutrals... I'll stop after this?
I made my first Teddy's Apple cake last week of the season... the one from the New York Times in 1973. It is still requested for re-print to this day... it is that. good. people. I typically make it a few times each fall with Honey crisp apples (an obsession)... it is perfect for breakfast, as well as dessert. (Try a brown sugar glaze on it.) I made it with this Deen Brother's Lasagna Soup, and it did not disappoint, either.

Happy Happy Fall & Happy start to the week!