Monday, August 31, 2009


How beautiful are these cookies? I'm glad Anne got a picture of them before they were all gobbled up!

Thanks CitySage!

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Digs

Isn't this a sweet little house? Can't you picture it with flowers going up the walk and a swing on the porch? Well, I have big ideas for it, so it's a good thing that it's all mine! (and J's) We signed the papers yesterday and are officially new home owners. Which is fun and horrifying at the same time. Let the decorating begin!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ric Rac pics!

Speaking of the Ric Rac Roundup, I finally have some pics up on Flickr! Go check them out!!

Ric Rac Holiday!

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to let you know that we are planning a Ric Rac Roundup for November 19th from 5:30 -9 at Californos!! If you are interested in getting in on the action email me and I'll send you some info!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


We got our engagement pics done last week by Kdog Photographers and they turned out awesome! Thanks Kdog you rock!!


So the other day I watched a Twiggy bio on Youtube. It was awesome, she is truly adorable. Aside from giving a wealth of new dress ideas and an insatiable urge to find Ken Russell's The Boyfriend it also gave me the strongest every desire to chop off my hair!

Right now my hair is super long (for me) since I've been growing it out for the wedding--and also because I haven't had it this long since the first grade so i was curious. Lately though, it's driving me crazy and seeing Twiggy with her fabulous cut didn't help matters. However, curly hair like mine does not prescribe to super short (it becomes a fro) so, I guess I"m not cutting it. Yet.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

sale! sale! sale!

Hello bon bons!

How has August been treating you? It's been treating us pretty well, but now the middle of August seems like it is dragging on forever! We are ready for fall to come, but not quite ready to let go of summer---what are we to do?

Well, we found a solution--we will have an August Pick Me Up sale! This Saturday, August 22nd we will have a one day only sale, with some great deals to liven your day up!

15% off Loungefly Hello Kitty wallets and bags
20% off Kitsch n' Glam Aprons and oven mitts
20% off Pacifica Candles
25% off All Shinzi Katoh
40% off all Irregular Choice Shoes

Yowza! That livens up Saturday, don't you think? And just to shake things up, you should come in and sign up for a raffle to win a bon bon gift certificate!

We feel better already!
See you Saturday,
love b&e

If you are more of an online shopper, use "pickmeup" at the checkout!

Friday, August 21, 2009

turquoise inspiration

So, I have a little project that I'm working on and have been collecting inspiration pics. I looove the turquoise wall in the first one and the vintage wallpaper in the second (which I think is awesome with the turq clock!)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Family pics

So, I have a cousin on Facebook (whom I didn't know about until last month) and this week he put up a bunch of old family pictures, including quite of few of my Grandmother (on my dad's side) Here she is with an adorable flapper haircut. E was annoyed because when she started growing her hair out, she wanted it to be smooth and cute like that. Genetics went another way and let's just say it's a little fluffier...

I like this picture a lot to, with the pseudo-sailor outfit. I'm not quite sure, but it looks like she is holding a giant hat. I hope so, that would be one awesome hat!


So, I spent a little time today re-reading about the Cottingley fairy scandal. You all know about this surely? Well, if not, here is what happened (briefly!) in 1917 two young cousins in England borrowed a camera and took pictures of themselves with fairies. Somehow the existence of these pics leaked out and the Spiritualist movement, which was big at the time, decided that they proved to the world that fairies were real. For 4 years there was a huge debate on the pictures (more were taken by then) and even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was involved.

Anyway, in 1981 the cousins admitted that 4 of the 5 pics were fake, although the 5th one was real. And they insisted through the end of their lives that they really saw fairies in the garden. So, who knows, maybe they did. If nothing else, the pics are fun to look at...
This is the pic they said was real..

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Liberty today

So, Liberty ( I figured, why not make it a Liberty blog day?) does a lot of little competitions and this sweet little piece of applique' art won the "what do you do with your Liberty fabric" competition. Isn't it sweet?

And the best part is you can go to their Flickr site and see all the rest of the wonderful entries. Ooh, I feel some crafty coming on today!

new patterns!

Look at these fun new patterns we just got! It's definitely time to get sewing for the holidays!
The vintage potluck has patterns for the apron, tea towels and oven mitt!
This French Kitchen pattern shows you how to make a tea cosy, place mats and napkins
This pins and needles set shows how to make the knitting needle carrier, a straight pin carrier and those awesome pin cushions

greatest store ever

This is why Liberty is the greatest store ever---why can't I be there everyday?? Giant fabric panels on outside walls people! So, awesome I can hardly fathom it..

And why didn't I know there was a Liberty Blog??? Apparently I've been living in a cave!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

holiday cycling

Speaking of cycling, this is what I picture J & I during our bike riding holidays. Except, with no kids. Definitely the feathery hat though....

Thanks again London Cycle Chic!

New Emmy-Ray!

Hey all, here are some awesome new hair accessories from Emmy-Ray (and one adorable new necklace!)


I've kind of wanted a bike for a while, so I could ride to work. When I told J he gave me a stern look and said that I would probably kill myself (I"m not the most graceful of athletes) Still, if I could have a cute bike like this and wear a cute dress....well, I'd take that chance!

Thanks London Cycle Chic!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Wow! Look at this courtyard!

Thanks Frolic!

Friday, August 14, 2009

garage sale

Listen to this name--The Big Beautiful Bunting Co. Isn't that the best? In other news I am having a garage sale tomorrow (sat) from 9-1 at my house at 3550 wyoming, 64111. If you are in the area stop by--there might be some festive bunting!

Kate and fall

I'm so ready for fall clothes--bring on the tights, boots, and polka dot tops!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

fabric inspiration for you..

Here are some new fabrics that we have received in the last few weeks--I am in loove with the cat fabric and the purple/pink asian print..

giant swans

What I would give to lounge in the pool on a giant swan right now...

Thanks Oh Joy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

cake toppers

So, for the most part, I've been fairly practical with the whole wedding planning thing. But for some reason I have been bitten by the desire of the cake topper. First it was this one. (which I still love)
Then I thought these would be perfect--after all, you can get them personalized to look like cute is that?

..but in the end, the Fantasy Husband won. Won't it look lovely on our tiny raspberry cake?

Frank Textiles

Sometimes I forget how much I love Josef Frank's textiles. Then I see them and remember how I would like to cover walls and beds and curtains in them. Wouldn't they be lovely to be surrounded by?