Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ahoy Mates!

I'm so excited to have found Nautical by Nature blog by Kate,
filled with anything shore-inspired a girl could want.
Now, I can't stop thinking of the warmer days ahead
and summer on the boat.

Here's how my daydream is going.....

I grab my bag...
and a couple of the kids (dressed appropriately, of course!)...

and we're off!

SOS!! We need refreshments! 
No worries, I always roll with a bottle of Chardonnay.
Check out my glass.

And I always use a coaster!
When it gets chilly we wrap up in a cozy blanket.

Ahhh.  I can't wait for summer!!!!

All images from Kate's blog

Thanks, Kate!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Walk down the aisle Newport style ...

One of my closest friends is getting married this summer and asked for my help in planning. She wants an outdoor reception a la Jackie Kennedy ... well, who wouldn't?!!! So, in my quest for new ideas and inspirational sources for putting on such a soiree, I came across Newport Event Planner Nancy Swiezy's blog

With bits of inspiration - old and new - 
and great tips and advice for any type of party, 
you won't want to miss out on this one!

Event Planner Nancy Swiezy

With all these new ideas, the wedding's going to be a blast! Until now, the only thing I had down was the gift for the groomsmen ... Nautical Monogram Note Cards, available at

Photo of Jackie Kennedy by Toni Frissell 
   The Library of Congress and The JFK Library

Friday, January 14, 2011

Valentine Gift Tags

How cute are these goodies for the kids to give to friends?!

The Heart Gift Tag is just one of many styles available at

Check them out - and as a reward for Muffy's Blog followers.... enter code F&F for 25% off at checkout!

Happy Valentines Day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hud's Duds

Coco has been up to her old tricks lately and sweet little Hudson has been a frequent victim.
At least she didn't find my lipstick and mascara this time!