Friday, February 27, 2009

Fabulous and Favorite Rooms Friday

In honor of our FAVORITE upcoming holiday, St. Patrick's Day, I decided to round up my favorite green-inspired room. To start it off, I'm showing our guest bathroom (which let me tell you how far we've come since the seashell wallpaper it started with!)

Just love the look of BLACK and Green! Nice touches of Green without being too much...
Always love the zebra print!
Just love this nursery from Serena and Lily!

Check out a fabulous local store called Number Four Eleven!

Gotta love Tippy Toes!

So I just LOVE this company and it's branding! The owners have just left a lot of designing up to me and I just LOVE it when that happens! Here are some more pieces to their puzzle - we're working on the website now so I'll send that next week!
Packaging Hang Tag
Business Card

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Irish Themed Shower Invitation

We are co-hosting a shower for our friends, Jeremy and Haley! Because of the date and Jeremy's Irish family heritage, we are throwing an Irish-themed Entertaining Shower. Here's what we are sending out for the invitation! (the invitation is printed on a linen paper and double sided!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wedding Logo: Julia and Andrew

Check out the latest Wedding Logo that I've worked for Bride-to-Be Julia!

The couple wanted to incorporate a nautical design element with their two initials. I especially love the color scheme of Blue and Green! Stay tuned for their Save the Date! Think Pretty Stripes and Rope!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sarah Buck Photography Branding Package

Just wanted to share the materials for Sarah's company branding ( Sarah Buck Photography )- her current colors were light blue and black so we wanted to continue using the color palette. After reviewing several artistic details such as the ironwork scroll - we couldn't be happier with the final product!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Favorite Room Friday!

So I just love looking at decorating magazines and getting inspiration for my own home. I really admire people that can really people off a punch of color without looking tacky, crowded or busy. House Beautiful just has the best variety of decorating features. I love their style: combining a little traditional with a lot of modern. This really fits my style because we have a lot of furniture and paintings from my grandparents. It has often been difficult to make everything look young and fresh. Check out this great combo of Turq and Pink/Coral - my new favorite colors!
just love the pop of color in a neutral setting:
Love how modern colors were mixed with traditional accents here:

and the chic beach theme of this living room:

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Maryland Crabcake Recipe

Just wanted to pass along a great recipe from the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group in Atlanta...I think I might try this tonight! A friend of mine tried the recipe and said it was amazing!

Maryland Crab Cakes
4 oz Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
1/2 Cup Lemon Aioli, see recipe
1 Tbsp. Celery, Diced
1 Tbsp. Onion, Diced
1 Tbsp. Butter
1/2 Cup Panko (Japanese Bread Crumbs)
Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper (to taste)

1 In a small frying pan, melt half of the butter over medium heat and sweat the onions and
celery. They should be cooked until translucent but not browned. Cool the onions and celery.
2 In a small mixing bowl add the crab meat, 1/2 of the lemon aioli, celery, onions, salt and pepper
(to taste).
3 Gradually mix while being careful not to break the crab lumps too much.
4 Sprinkle about half of the panko and mix thoroughly. You may need to add more to help bind
the mixture and hold your cakes together.
5 Adjust seasoning to taste with more salt and pepper if desired.
6 Form the mixture into about three ounce portions and form into round cakes.
7 Use the remaining panko to roll the cakes in. This will form a crust.
8 Heat a small frying pan on medium heat. Add the remaining butter and the crab cakes to
brown slowly. When the cake is crispy and golden brown on one side flip the cakes and brown
the opposite side.
9 Serve on a small plate with a dollop of lemon aioli on top.
Optional garnish suggestions: Grilled lemon slices or lemon zest, cilantro sprig or chives

Lemon Aioli
1/2 Cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Zest of 1 Lemon, Chopped
1 tsp. Fresh Garlic, Minced
1 tsp. Salt (added to taste)
In a small mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together and add salt and
cayenne pepper at the end to taste.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Swoozie's is Growing!

Hi fellow bloggers! For those of you who love Swoozie's, we're opening 13 new locations in the Northeast starting March 5th! Here are the new locations for those of you who live near by:

Goodwives Shopping Plaza: 25 Old Kings HWY, Darien, CT 06820
The Lake Hills Shopping Plaza: 2250 Black Rock TPK, Fairfield, CT 06825
5 River Rd, Wilton, CT 06897
Wayside Commons, 6 Wayside Rd # I, Burlington, MA 01803
Heidenberg Plaza, 270 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, NJ 07624
Florham Village, 187 Columbia Tpke # 6, Florham Park, NJ 07932
The Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Rt 73 North, Marlton, NJ 08053
Chapel Hill Shopping Center, 459 Rt. 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Windsor Green, 3495 Us Hwy 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
Downtown Bronxville, 116 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708
Suburban Square, 65 St. James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003
Paoli Shopping Center, 19 Leopard Rd, Paoli, PA 19301
Valley Square, 1520 Main St, Warrington, PA 18976

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lilly Pulitzer at Swoozie's

Hi fellow bloggers and Lilly fans! Just wanted to let you know that my fellow graphic designer and myself just finished launching Lilly Pulitzer on Swoozie's today and I have to say that I'm a BIG FAN! Lifeguard Press did such a good job with packaging, patterns and assortments! Gotta love the Lilly! Check it out! The paper products will be fab for a wedding shower or baby shower!

Friday, February 6, 2009

where the magic happens....

I've just complete my office redecorating and here's how it turned out!
my inspiration boards

my sacred pantone book and markers!

how I organize my favorite magazines!

a vintage trunk from my grandparent's house

the whole room, fab chair from homegoods

vintage pics of my grandparents at the top, printer
and boxes for catalogs

my fav new thing, office supplies from office max!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

We made this for dinner last night and it was fabulous!

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas


1 tbsp butter
1 med onion chopped
1 4-oz can chopped green chiles, drained
1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened and cut up (may use light if desired)
3-1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded (about 1lb pre-cooked wt) - or buy roasted chicken
16 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1-1/2 to 2 cups whipping cream (may use half-and-half if desired)
10 10-inch flour tortillas


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Melt butter in skillet and saute onions for 5 minutes
Add chiles, saute for 1 minute
Stir in cream cheese and chicken, stirring constantly until cheese melts
Spoon 2-3 tbsp chicken n center of each tortilla, roll and place seam side down into lightly greased baking dish
Sprinkle cheese on top and drizzle with cream
Bake for 45 minutes (may cover with foil until final 10-15 min. to keep cheese soft)

Monday, February 2, 2009



Q. Make a list of things you can see without getting up.
A. Both computers, TV, my inspiration boards, my cat sleeping (wish i was!), a bridesmaids dress for an upcoming wedding, a picture of my hubby

Q. What are you wearing right now?
A. Black Yoga Pants, Black Patagonia fleece jacket

Q. What is your favorite TV show?
A. it's a tie between gossip girl, grey's and brothers and sisters!

Q. Do you nap a lot?
A. I wish, but it usually makes me feel more tired the rest of the day!

Q. Who is the last person you hugged?
A. My hubby

Q. What is your current obsession?
A. growing my freelance business

Q. What was the last thing you said aloud?
A. love you, too!

Q. What websites do you visit when you go online?
A. Yahoo Mail, Blogger, Facebook

Q. What was the last thing you bought?
A. Bare Essentials

Q. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A. see people for who they really are

Q. What is your favorite weather and why?
A. Warm, warm and warm! Better clothes, better tan, better attitude!

Q. What time do you usually get up?
A. around 8:30

Q. What is your most challenging goal right now?
A. keeping everything balanced in my life between friends, family and work

Q. Say something to the person who tagged you.
A. This is fun!

Q. If you could have a house - fully furnished and anywhere in the world - where would it be?
A. Capri, Italy

Q. Favorite vacation spot?
A. anywhere that has a beach and free flowing margaritas

Q. What is your favorite item of clothing?
A. good jeans, my grandmother's fur and cashmere sweaters

Q. Name one thing you can't resist, no matter how bad it is for you.
A. Cheese!

Q. Favorite pair of shoes you keep going back to, over and over?
A. Rainbow flipflops

Q. What is your favorite restaurant?
A. Figo Pasta in Atlanta

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. slow drivers!