Saturday, October 29, 2011

Beautiful Girl

Not much to do on a snowy October day. Yes,  you heard it right, snowy! Can you believe that we are actually getting snow before Halloween!? It's been such a miserable day that not much has gotten done—at least Campbell let me put up her hair for the very first time. In the past she has pulled out any elastics and clips about 4 seconds after I put them in. But today's attempt of pigtails was a success.

Of course, now I just hope that she is going to be cooperating tomorrow when she is wearing her costume for the family Halloween party. This year I'll pass on dressing up, even I usually love it. I can only focus on getting one perfect costume pulled together!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hidden Gems: The Habitat Shop

Here is another little hidden New York gem for you. This store is my latest find in my exploration of Chelsea—and it's such an amazing place! The Habitat Shop on 19th Street between 6th and 7th Ave has literally a little bit of everything. Home decor, apparel, baby stuff, accessories. You name it, they got it.

Just this afternoon I spotted an amazing purple silk dress with white polka dots. It totally reminded me of the dresses my grandma used to wear in the 1940s.  Then there was also that silver grey sequin dress that was just to die for...I didn't have time to stop by today, but it was tempting!

The Habitat Shop, 143 West 19th Street between 6th and 7th Ave., New York, New York

All photos courtesy of The Habitat Shop

Sweetest Thing

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Four wonderful days off have unfortunately come to an end. It's amazing how quickly time passes by when you are off. Luckily I have only four more days at work before I'm have another four days of vacation—I could get used to this schedule.

Stopped by the Bronx Zoo on Friday. I hadn't been back for almost ten years, and I had forgotten how much I love that place. Of course, bringing Cami made it extra special. She was so good the whole day. No crying, tantrums or whimpering, but as always when we are out, no napping either. She was absolutely fascinated by the gorillas, and I have to admit so was I. It's so amazing being up close and personal with them. They look so human!

Mixed work and fun this weekend. My handy husband and stepdad almost finished putting up the new fence—hopefully this will give Cami some space to roam around without us watching her every step. (Having the parents here helping out for a few weeks is making is so much easier to get things done! ) Have been trying to finish her swingset, and if I could now just find that new swing it would be all done.

Got some design gratification too today—I installed the the new totally delicious purply pink Bumling light. It looks like a perfect gumball over my dining room table.

Of course, I have still not decided on fabrics for the upholstery of our vintage bamboo armchairs, but I zeroed in on a site called that have really cool mid century fabrics. If I could only make up my mind so my living room would have finished chairs before the holidays, I would be a happy camper.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We had such an beautiful day out in Water Mill on Saturday—except maybe for that wind (it made my hair look all wild and crazy).  Apple picking and pumpkin picking at Milk Pail Farms and then a quick stop at Duck Walk wineries. Campbell was so excited running up and down the rows in the apple orchard and out in the pumpkin patch—at the end of the day we were all exhausted (especially mom and dad). Watching Campbell experiencing everything for the first time is so amazing! ANd having my parents here with Campbell makes everything even better.

We ended up leaving the Hamptons with 1/2 peck of apples and three huge pumpkin richer. I'm guessing these apples will last us for months, unless someone pass me some yummy apple recipes. Any one have something delish made with apples to recommend (I can only make so many apple cakes)?


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