Wednesday, August 25, 2010

last call

Please update your RSS feed to feed:// to keep up with our doings. We'll be forwarding this blog to our new one next week.


{photo by Inspired Taste}

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

new + moving on up

After several months, we're finalllly ready to reveal our brand new website! And if that isn't enough, we've also moved our blog over to Wordpress! Take a look at our new site and if you want to continue reading our blog, please update your RSS feed to feed://!

We'll have tons of goodness on the new blog in the coming weeks and we'll be updating our new QLI {with love} line with moving announcements, baby fun and even holiday cards!

See ya Blogger!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

busy, busy

Whew! It's been a busy couple of weeks here. Fall weddings, baby announcements, bridal showers, the new website...and we're working on moving our blog over to Wordpress! Yikes.

In the mail today are these bird-themed baby announcements we put together for my new niece, Rylee. Don't you just love that wood grain paper?


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

book clutch

What do you think of the new Book of the Month Clutches from Kate Spade? I'm not sure I could pull it off!

Will you be pre-ordering yours?


Monday, August 2, 2010

summertime treat

Aren't summer weekends the best? Ours was jam packed with sailing, crab picking, a surprise 30th birthday party and a day at the beach with our 4-month old niece. Totally the best.

These Summer Time cookies from Eleni's pretty much sum things up.

Enjoy your Monday.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

fancy pants

Boy do I fancy these pillows from mimou! They're made from linen, have handmade silk roses and are perfect in every way.

I'll take one in each color!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

pretty in pink

I'm head-over-heels for this Blushing in Pink tulle-ified dress by Ouma Clothing.

Wouldn't a pink wedding dress be lovely?


Monday, July 26, 2010


Happy Birthday, Annie!

I hope you get a yummy cake like this one!

{from Desserts for Breakfast}


Thursday, July 22, 2010

my sea bag

The husb brought me back this very cool Sea Bag from Maine. All Sea Bags are made from recycled sails and mine happens to be made from a one-of-a-kind vintage sail.

The best part is they're super durable so I can just throw it in the washing machine if it gets too dirty.

I'm in love!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

blackberry season

Blackberry season is on! I'm hoping to go picking soon, but for now I'll think about all of the goodies I likely won't make with my blackberries.

Blackberry Smash from Bless her heart...

Blackberry Napoleons and Orange Shortbread Wafers by Lottie + Doof as seen on Design Sponge

Plum Berry Crisp from Gourmet



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

paint chip art

I noticed this sharp looking Sherwin Williams ad while flipping through the latest issue of Real Simple. It's amazing! Makes me want to become a paint chip artist.

Good, clever design is sure a breath of fresh air!


Monday, July 19, 2010

iPad: before and after

As you know, I got a new iPad a few weeks ago. But I have to let you in on a little secret...I've been a terrible iPad owner.


Thankfully, my bro and sis-in-law have taken pity on my iPad. I'm happy to report that a new case from Wallaby Bag Company arrived on my doorstep last week! I'm no longer ashamed of my iPad carrying companion.


Thanks, guys!


Friday, July 16, 2010

abc cups

Happy Friday! These ABC Cups make me smile.

{found on Princess Lasertron}


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

birthday in maine

Now, about our trip to Maine. We decided to go up for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. If it was always summer, Maine would be the ideal state. It was beautiful and relaxing and delicious.

Plus, I got to mark another state off my list...11 more to go!


Monday, July 12, 2010

packing light and right

I spent a long weekend in Maine (more on that tomorrow) and boy, oh boy do they have moody weather up there. It's the kind of weather that makes it incredibly hard to pack!

I'm an over-packer (and a list maker) so I was very thankful when I found this free printable Dress Me list by LobotoME on See Jane Fly a few months back. It sure made packing efficiently for this trip easier.

You should definitely download it.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

patiently waiting

I've been patiently waiting for my new little niece to arrive...any day now! Since my bro and sis-in-law live in Texas, I put together this box of wonderful goodies for them.

I sent it FedEx and it reportedly arrived in one awesome, still-put-together piece! (Thank you FedEx!)

Here are a few of my fav finds:

1. Soft Blocks from Dwell Studio
2. Piggy Baby Blankie from Tiny Toes
3. baby-gami book from Paper Source
4. Appliqued Pig Bodysuit from SoBright Designs
5. Garden Stacking Cups from Babies R Us
6. Piggy Baby Spoon from Beehive Kitchenware Co.
7. Cute Chick Bib and Birp Cloth from The Land of Nod
8. Double Thirsty Tote from Built NY

We're also working on their amazing watercolor baby announcements...stay tuned!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

thanks, anthro

I got the most adorable Birthday wish from Anthropologie via snail mail yesterday. So adorable, tactile and fun...the candle even doubles as a necklace.

Just another reason to love Anthro!


Monday, July 5, 2010

HBD, America!

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday—the food, the fireworks, the fact that my own birthday is less than a week away. I love it. Yesterday we celebrated by spending time with fam by the bbq and pool.

We also got crafty and made these adorable cupcake flags to get in the red, white and blue spirit!

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday too!

{saw idea on Style Me Pretty, photos by my husb}


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

catalog living

If you haven't checked out the blog Catalog Living you're missing out. Good stuff over there!

Follow @catalogliving on Twitter too!


Monday, June 28, 2010

silhouettes + cookies

These custom silhouette cookie cutters from The Victor Trading Co. are brilliant! Possibly the best silhouette idea I've seen yet.

{from Martha Stewart Weddings}


Friday, June 25, 2010

what a treat

I just have to leave you to your weekend with this amazing chocolate menu by Delysia Chocolatier.

Truly amazing!

{photo by Thompson Poole Photography, found on The Wedding Chicks}


sail away

My parents are in town so we're taking them on a sailing cruise this weekend. Reminds me of the schooner from our wedding. Sigh.

Happy weekend!

{photo from captainjennifer}


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

total customization

eShakti is the best thing since sliced bread. For real. You can completely customize their clothes to fit your bod. From sleeve length to neckline, you can make your duds 100% you!

So amazing. Has anyone tried eShakti out?

{Thanks for the tip, @kvetchingeditor!}


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Something in your 'stache

I'm loving this collection of decals called Stick With Me Baby from Barcelona designers at Herraiz Soto & Co.

{ via Design Milk }

Flutter flutter

Nothing says summer like pretty collors dancing in the breeze.  These photos make me want to sip from a glass of pink lemonade.



Monday, June 21, 2010

stationery or stationary?

I adore this Stationery/Stationary Tote from Sapling Press.

{Saw on Oh So Beautiful Paper}


Friday, June 18, 2010

cookie stamp

This Home Made Cookie Stamp from The Spoon Sisters is awesome.

Now I want a cookie.

{saw on Lake Jane}


Thursday, June 17, 2010

a new kind of tote

We've seen color-your-own dresses and shower curtains, so it's only fitting that Anthropologie has a new Color-Me-Paisley Tote! Kinda cute.