House and Life

House and Life

Monday, January 31, 2011

Enough is enough.




Except when it isn't. I just can't get over ikat. Epecially this new pattern from Anthropologie which looks soooooo fresh. I can't stop!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Something to Digest.....


















I seriously don't think I ever bought an Architectural Digest. I remember growing up my mother's big piles of them filled with creepy celebrity houses that never resonated with me in any capacity. Well I am changing my tune. Margaret Russell has taken over the helm and wow-za!!!!! From Todd Romano's stunning glossy blue walls to Ralph Lauren's new flagship store, grab it while its hot. Congratulations Margaret!!!
*** Update- Great article in New York Times. Makes me like Margaret even more.



Monday, January 24, 2011

I spot









A trend, no? Go on over to Furbish to get yourself some.

Images from Lonny Magazine, House and Home, Furbish Studio, and Unknown.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Feeling slightly like the little one above (how adorable, right?). I caught a cold from James not feeling too hot. But happy to share a couple of things:
Oh Joy blog led me to this line at Target. I bought three things! Run if you have a little one, what a steal!
Ps did you hear Jordan from above blog is moving to Paris with her husband and two little ones? So romantic!
The Nest magazine is featuring gorgeous EmersonMade's home. Her pantry makes me weep. Here is a great blog post on Design Sponge as well. I always loved the leopard coat parked next to the shotgun. It is the country!
And last but not least made this salad for a dinner party. Try it!!
Happy Hump Day.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011














Brown, black, and grey never get old on these cold winter days. I hope you are staying warm this morning. xx Ali
Images from Lonny Magazine, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Unknown.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I was so suprised to receive pink silk pillows brought home from my sister in law Jeanette from a recent trip to Cambodia. I pick out nice colors and fabrics for people in life, she does this. She's the rocket science part and the Principal of Providence St. Mel. I love the little pop of color in these grey days. I know my palm tree isn't looking so hot. The kids treat it like the jungle. Does anybody have any good recipe to make it happier?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bring It
















Well its here. It's taken me awhile (obviously) to acknowledge it on this little blog. The New Year is here. I've been thinking a lot what I'm going to do with it. I'm not going to lie, the last couple of years have been rough. Life changing, damaging thing happens to your kid. Check. Lost loved ones. Check. House after house of monstrous fix ups that get you somewhere but not quite right there. Check. This is what I am after in the New Year:





1. I am not terrific at celebrating my strengths. I've done some good work. I should try harder at showing it. And I will, here on this little blog and perhaps on a bigger stage. Let's cross fingers.





2. I will try so hard not to sweat the small stuff. The big stuff I will try very hard to get right.





3. Getting together with people I love is non negotiable. I will find the time even if there are kids running underfoot.





4. I will enjoy this year for all it has and hasn't got to offer. I still to this day seriously cannot believe how many people tune in to hear what I have to say on this blog. Its truly a blessing. Thank you. Love Ali
Oh one last thing. I will go to Paris.








Have an unbelievable 2011.