Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rock and Roll

The Beach Boys

Jim Morrison

The Kinks

The Supremes

The Turtles

The Beatles

The Kinks
The Who

The Doors

The Troggs

So it seems because of Apple releasing Beatles music on Itunes, (Hallelujah!) it is Beatles mania all over again. I am not complaining whatsoever since I have been a fan since my dad introduced me at the ripe age of 7 to 60's rock and roll and I haven't looked back since. So I decided that this post is dedicated to great music, which in my opinion is mostly british pop and rock. On a related note, I saw the movie Pirate Radio this week and if you like this post, you will love that movie. Love Peace and Rock and Roll Baby.


So I am so excited to report that I ordered my Christmas tree and ornaments! I know it seems silly to "order" a tree, but when you live on the 14th floor, downtown, someone delivering it to my entryway seemed much more practical than me lugging it through the city in freezing cold only to find it won't fit in the elevator. (This is a fake tree by the way but I went for the 6.5 footer!) I was really inspired by these images from Poppytalk and decided to go for an all white tree with rainbow vintage ornaments! I hope it looks good! I'll be sure to post pictures! Also since it was snowing today and I had a gingerbread latte I figured it's safe to say, "Tis the Season", and I am very jolly! Cheers!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Oh Joy! Another CSN Giveaway!

Atticks Inc. Pinecone Wreath
IMAX Bird Ornaments
Gold Pencil Tree

I have great news Sweat Pea readers! CSN Stores is doing another giveaway with me and this time it is for a $35.00 gift certificate to use towards anything on their online store. CSN is my go to place for home decor from TV tables, to rugs and christmas decorations! I personally would use the money towards holiday decor (see above) but of course its up to you!

Just post a comment of something that is on your Christmas list and remember to include your e-mail in the post as this is how we will notify the winner and how they will receive the certificate.

You have until Sunday, Dec. 5th at midnight central time to enter. Good Luck!

This contest is open to anyone but please note that the $35.00 will not cover international fees.


Doesn't this Barrel Scarf from hurleysashimi look cozy? I want it in sweet pea!

Oh Yes We Need a Little Christmas...

I love these Holiday Cards from The Craft Pantry. I ordered the top three today and these really put me in the Holiday mood! I hope you all had an absolutely lovely Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am thankful for my family, my friends, my cats, great design like the tables above, fashion and good music. I plan to be stuffed to the gills after a meal of spinach and artichoke dip, rosemary shrimp cocktail, tossed salad with chickpeas and feta, pumpkin soup, turkey, pumpkin ravioli with brown butter and sage, encrusted tilapia with avocado drizzle, garlic chive mashed potatoes, dad's "famous" stuffing, creamed corn, bacon wrapped green bean bundles, cornbread, my homemade white cake with raspberry filling and white chocolate butter cream frosting, oh and some pumpkin bread! What are you thankful for?

P.S. (Can you believe my mom and I actually made all that food in one day?! I can't!)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


How gorgeous is this agate and gold necklace? I love the geometic gold overlay. It gives it that je ne sais quoi.... And the necklace, from stone&honey is aptly named "Jolie". And I agree, c'est tres jolie!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Perfect Pillows

I would like all of these pillows from Dwell Studio. Yes Please and Thank You.

Christmas Listing

So one of my favorite things about the Holidays (besides the lights, food, sparkle, tidings and overall good cheer) is the "wish lists" or "gift guides" that comprise all the coolest stuff on the web for your perusing pleasure One of my favorite things that I have come across is this amazing retro Ipod dock. It is definitely the coolest Ipod accessory I have ever seen and at $90 it's a steal!

Also, at the Holidays, who doesn't love a little extra moolah? So my lovely readers I am happy to share with you a coupon at Overstock.com for 10 percent off! Overstock is one of my go-to websites for furniture and interior accessories. They have a great selection of mirrors, and they are having some awesome deals on black friday that I will be taking advantage of!

The discount code is 121728 which is good for 10 percent off of all Overstock.com products

Happy Shopping!!

All the ideas and opinions expressed are my own. No monetary compensation was received for doing this post, however, I was provided with a discount code.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What a Steal!

So J.Crew opened a factory online store and I came across this little gem for only 40 bucks!! It will be perfect for new years or any occasion that calls for a little glitz and glam!


Via India Rose

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hot Head

Well my dearies, I feel like I had the weekend early because my mom came to visit and we spent a few days doing girl stuff and shopping! Sadly I have to work the weekend but at least I had a fun week! We shopped on the mag mile and had lunch at the most delicious french restaurant in town. We also popped into Adobo for some home made guacamole (they make it in front of you at the table!) by my apartment which is next to the legendary Second City and had a wonderful time. One of my favorite things was this awesome new head band I bought at Anthropologie. It is such a great way to stay chic and warm and not have hat hair. I think it would look really cute on people with short pixie cuts! Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What a Rad Dad

So I came across this awesome blog called Jim's Pancakes which centers around dad Jim, who makes extremely intricate and artistic pancakes for his extremely adorable daughter. Check out his website for all his magical creations. I am amazed by his technical ability with batter! So cool, especially the 3D ones! Way to go Jim your officially one of the coolest Dads ever (aside from my Dad of course ;) Happy Wednesday. Sorry if the posts are sparse lately I have been tirelessly working on grad applications. So bear with me and it will be back to normal soon! xoxoxo


Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I an obsessed with the table setting for this lovely birthday party via Coco+Kelly. (It was her birthday!) This literally has my name written all over it down to the confetti glitter, pink, polka dots and gold. Great inspiration to keep in your back pocket for a party / wedding. Happy Election Day!


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