{Loving} Essie’s In Stitches

Today’s post is quick and dirty. I couldn’t resist sharing this new nail polish shade I’ve discovered. It’s called In Stitches from Essie. Come Fall, I always resort to gray or neutral polishes…so I was pleasantly surprised when this one caught my eye. It’s warm and subtle, but still seems fun.

Essie calls it “cheeky, blush pink polish” and neutral. I’m not a pink gal, and this color reads more rosy and soft to me, but it’s very grown-up too.

essie in stitches

Any other good fall/winter nail polish colors I should know about:)?

September Pinterest Favorites

I know I always say this, but this month flew by in a flash. Like I can’t even believe it. October, you are here waaaay too soon. And if this weekend tells us anything about what we’re in store for weather-wise, we might have to build a boat to make it to the holidays. So. Much. Rain.

Anyway, here are some of my very favorite pins this month. They seem to have a very “fallish” feel to them – lots of leather and dark colors:).

dv boot

tortoise necklace





For product sources, follow me on Pinterest here. Have a happy week!

{Installed} Fireplace Sconces


Now that work has settled down a bit, I’m hoping to get a few loose ends tied up around the house, with one of them being our never ending fireplace project. When we first bought this house, I had many plans dancing around in my head. However, the one area I had no plans for was this fireplace. I waited and waited for a vision, and I didn’t get one. And then I just went for it. I opened a can of white dove paint, and painted the brick, and everything kinda just fell into place from there.


Over the weekend, we finally installed these Schoolhouse Electric sconces (Princeton Sophomore fixtures, finished in natural brass with factory shade no. 3 in white) and I put another coat of Benjamin Moore’s white dove on the woods planks. I also painted the inside of the fireplace with a  Rust-o-leum high heat black paint, so at last, all the fireplace painting is complete. It only took me 6 plus months. Jeesh.

Schoolhouse Electric sconces

Schoolhouse Electric sconces

Schoolhouse electric sconces

Schoolhouse electric sconces

Schoolhouse electric sconces

I still need to paint the beams, and oh yes, I must give the fireplace some style + decorate. We are so close to putting this project to bed. Hallelujah!


{Introducing} Schoolhouse Electric’s Fall Line

Deep breaths. Today is the culmination of one of the biggest projects of my entire life. Schoolhouse Electric’s fall line launches today, and it’s been one of those all-consuming, but incredibly rewarding experiences. I don’t create the products, but I do market the goods. This means photo shoots, copy revisions, marketing collateral, product tags, email blasts, catalog production, website updates, and everything else in between. Like ohhhh so many things. There were times I thought I wouldn’t live to tell this tale, but thankfully, I did.

Anyway, now it’s time for the fun part! I finally get to share a few of my very favorite things with you today…

Can’t live without some of these goodies? Me neither. Check out Schoolhouse Electric’s website for   the details. Also, the fall catalog (eeeeeek!) will be in mailboxes this week, and if you’d like to request one, email [email protected]