Archive for November, 2011

Eddie Bauer Sweaters

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

When we were little, our mum would dress me in blue, and Helen + Em in red. Today we saw these sweaters at Eddie Bauer, and we’re thinking we’d like to match again. Just sayin.

I’m thinking it’d look all cozy and a bit 70’s matched with my Old Navy bargain flares, don’t you think?

Life As I know It

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Did I tell you guys that Brad was sworn in a few weeks ago?  Alas, he is an official attorney, my new nickname for him is “Mr. Esquire”.  It has been one long year…finishing up his JD/MBA, studying and passing the bar, and now trying to find full-time employment.  I am beyond proud of him, he has worked so hard!

Graduation in May

For me, it has been a year of trying to be patient!  I am SO ready to move on from this chapter of our lives.  Work has been particularly stressful the last few weeks and Brad has been so sweet asking me before I leave for the day if there’s anything he can do for me.  Okay, I may have asked him to find a full-time job a few times, but aside from that there’s always something to do around here…

Laundry…check. Costco…check, Christmas shopping…check, fruit salad for baby shower…check, picking up dinner…check, prepping our lesson for church…check.

The man has been amazing.  He’s almost making me want to go get my masters degree and be a career woman…and let Brad stay home with the munchkins.  Don’t get too excited honey, I said ALMOST.

So thanks Bradley for being kind and for helping me enjoy this phase of our lives, and if anyone knows of anyone needing a JD/MBA/Patent Agent please let me know! ;)

Michael Buble’s LA Home

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Just when I thought my love of Mr. Buble was maxed out..look what I found:

Love the mix of wooden doors, retro brick fireplace, and modern tile floor.

So very pretty, love the coffee table and symmetry of the room.

Love the chunky island and how much light this space has.

Perfect pairing of clean lined table and traditional fabric chairs.

Slip-covered couch, grasscloth walls

Texture, texture, texture!

Mirrored bedside tables are so elegant (Kimberly, you need these!)

This is why I want to live in California.

Oh, and a pool overlooking the valley!

Well Michael, once again you’ve taken my breath away.

Read more about Michael and Luisana’s home at House & Home.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is full of thanks, celebrations with loved ones, and lots of prepping for Black Friday!!!

Love, Sarah and Emily xxx

Amazon Magazine Sale

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

This week Amazon has slashed their magazine prices.  Lots of my favorites are crazy prices, the only hitch is that they have an auto-renewal after one year, which you can opt out at any time via their magazine subscription manager.  Our mum loves to send a subscription of her current favorite magazines to us as a little present, we think this is a great gift idea for Christmas (wrap up the current issue with a gift notification card inside).  My favorite deals right now:

House Beautiful $5

My heart skips a beat when I find House Beautiful in my mailbox.  Packed with design from cover to cover, even the advertisements are fun to look at.  Favorite feature: kitchen of the month and bathroom of the month, which are always incredible and inspiring.

Country Living $7

Country Living is hands down my favorite magazine right now.  It makes me dream of a cottage in the country and a more organic lifestyle.  Favorite feature: Making a Country Living, which spotlights a entrepreneur company of something simple and beautiful such as luscious soaps and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Elle Decor $5

Glamorous, chic and contemporary.  There is always something in each Elle Decor to take my breath away!

Veranda $5

This magazine has always seemed a little old school and traditional for my taste, but this cover is screaming to me to look inside and buy a subscription.  Do any of you have a current subscription?  How do feel about it?

Prices are available now through December 3rd.  Thanks Amazon, I am very thankful for your magazine sale :)