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Sarah’s Wishlist 2013

by Sarah on December 4, 2013, 2 comments

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Sarah's wishlist
1- Tom Scheerer Decorates One of my favorite designers, I doubt it will disappoint
2- Turntable I actually have a decent record collection and my vintage Bang & Olufsen kicked the bucket
3- Down Pullover Must have to wear on gym days, people run in this thing in -10
4- Perfume I want to get to know Jo Malone fragrances and I want to smell like pomegranate
5- Pencil skirt I need to try a pencil skirt, all of the ladies on House of Cards with the exception of Robin Wright were wearing them.
6- Mirror I can kick start my master bath looking a little better, baby steps.
7 – Robe The robe I’ve been searching for! Cashmere blend.
8 – DV Booties Great affordable and versatile
9- Iphone case I’ve been rolling the dice long enough, venturing out in to the world case-less
10 – Pajamas Washable silk and I’m a sucker for swiss dot

 

Betsy’s Wishlist 2013

by Sarah on December 2, 2013, one comment

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Betsy Wishlist
Freaking Dress I need a party for this. Too bad my only parties this season are gonna be for the Oncology Ward
Santa Barbara Vino Train I love a quick adventure on rails, adding wine to the destination is that much sweeter. I’ll take the Dome Car please.
SkillShare Gift Certificate There are so many courses available. I’d like to jump in on a few, to learn things from styling my bookshelves to the art of mastering my Sony Nex3.
Fat Knit Infinity Scarf This is always a readily accepted gift in my world, the softer the better….
Cool iPhone Case from Mara Hoffman
Pretty much anything from this store, but particularly the Toto T. Jeff and I love this band, and I know that Sarah would too, since she listens to 70s soft rock playing through her phone all day long in the office and she kills it at the 1990s Songburst game….remember that one?
California Necklace (to go with my North Carolina charm in quartz)
I love me some state pride and my NC charm is my favorite, but now that I’ve officially adopted California as home, I’ll take the charm to rep it too!
Falconiere Hanging Garden Necklace It’s time to be a big girl and really grow a decent jewelry collection. I’ve never really been that into accessorizing, and when I have it’s been with cheapo costumey pieces from Target. I’ll start with this one please. It looks like an indestructible piece to begin with.
9 West Elm Agate Box The emerald green bug finally bit me with this simple piece. I’d like to see it on top of my clean well organized fantasy nightstand. I bet it would pair really interestingly with the deep sea green blue nightstand.
10 Kelly Wearstler 9 Sunglasses I mean, not that I really feel okay about losing a pair of $550 sunglasses, as that is what I’m destined to do…. but they are badass. Okay, fine some RayBan stocking stuffers will do instead, just the classic aviators in gold and with a dark lens please.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

Pass it Down

by Sarah on December 21, 2012, 2 comments

I decided that I would like to give my oldest daughter DC my dollhouse that my grandfather Craig built for me when I was a kid.

A dollhouse was actually on DC’s list in addition to the hideous hunk of fuchsia plastic the Dream Castle. But I can’t complain because I wanted a Barbie dream house so badly as a child, Kristin you know what I’m talking about here.

After sitting in the my parent’s garage for almost 20 years, whaaatttt! It actually emerged from the depths in great shape. I guess I’d call it a Southern Colonial.

my dollhouse

The tan and brown aren’t exactly happening and it I thought it would be a pretty quick and easy task to give it a paint job. After some consideration I decided that I would paint it the original exterior color scheme for the Indiana project.

Ben Moore’s Iron Mountain and a light blue accent like Wythe Blue,

iron mountain BM

wythe blue BM

 

Now finding a dollhouse family that is the right size and not creepy looking was a whole other challenge. I opted for this one but I think they will be a little on the big side but I don’t think DC will mind.