Archive for October, 2012

Boo! {pant pant}

dog ghost halloween photo

Happy Halloween!

Last night, hubby and I got started on pumpkin carving last night after dinner. I like to carve my special characters into my perfect oversize orange squash the night before to keep things fresh for the big haunted halloween night! Plus, I recall years of ants and squirrels fighting their way into the flesh of my masterpiece before I could even enjoy it’s glowing surprise. Le sigh. Not this time city pests!

halloween pumpkin 2012These babies were much bigger then I had anticipated but the new carving tools from Target (Holla!) sliced and scooped beautifully. Plus they came with their own storage case for next years carving bonanza.

halloween carving tool from Target

I love holidays and every tradition that comes along with them. Messy pumpkin guts and a good handful of Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups included {speaking of… where’s my chocolate stash?}. However, this year, I’ll be taking a back seat on the “dressing up” part. Being pregnant does not put me in much of a mood to dawn a costume – especially something “sexy” like the masses of youngin’s who walked these urban sidewalks in droves on Saturday night {Geez, I miss those days}. Times-are-a-changing! Instead, I’ll be dressing up the pup – probably with her jockey costume from last year – it fits her huge ribcage better then the bumblebee, cheerleader, and cowgirl from years past. Hey there cutie pie!

Have a spook-tacular day!

Autumn Splendor.

autumn splendor trees color leaves fall

Beneath a yellow fading tree,
As red suns light thee, Autumn-morn,
In wildest rapture let me see
The sweets that most thy charms adorn.

A Hedge Like No Other.

Swoon. This dotted hedge and immaculate garden belongs to the Villa Centinale in Tuscany. Reminds me of classic nailhead design treatment on the most elegant of upholstered furniture. Swoon again.

Villa Cetinale in Tuscany

Villa Cetinale in Tuscany, Photo: Vanity Fair


Simply Chic.

After my visit to Paris earlier this month, I am on a chic streak. Unfortunately, maternity wear does not exude a very simple and chic vibe. But if I was able to fit into size 2 tapered jeans (with cool ankle zips and encrusted pointy toe heels), I would embrace this very chic and simple look. I found French women wearing minimal jewelry and adornment, and embracing their inner beauty as their sense of style. Sometimes, less is more.

simply chic french style

Photo: La Dolce Vita Blog

Coming March 2013! Baby Girl!

It’s been little quiet as of lately here at DC Design Coop. We’ve had a beautifully busy year and I have so much to share with you all about some fantastic projects, fun travels and personal accomplishments.

But the biggest most rewarding bit of news is that… a baby girl is on the way!

It is with great excitement that I announce that my husband and I are expecting our first child! We are absolutely over the moon. I’m entering my fifth month and my belly is slowly expanding. We can’t wait to welcome her into the world and give her lots of hugs, smooches and tummy rubs. xoxo

baby girl sonogram 19 weeks

Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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