Wednesday, December 29, 2010


via {here}
oh, hello lovely! how perfect would this nicole miller number be for the big ball drop on friday night? *le sigh* when the price tag reads "price available upon request" {insert throw head back and laugh here}, i move on to other options. but i do love it so, therefore i share it here - in my virtual dream closet ;)


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

MadeByGirl sale!

Jenn Ramos, over at MadeByGirl, reminded all her twitter folks about her 20% OFF sale going on NOW! The sale is through December 31st - so take advantage ASAP!

I may or may not have gifted this piece of lovely to myself for Christmas...

via {here}
The shop has fun items like this, by Jen, and by many other artists. So hop over to her e-store and shop til you drop! To get the 20% OFF, enter 2010BLOG20 at checkout!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010


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merry christmas!

via {Easy Dreamer Photography}
I want to wish y'all a very Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday is filled with love, joy and laughter - and maybe a cocktail & mini-tree, too! ;)


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

winter wonderland

Sweet Winter Wonderland
Holy snow sugar! I'm in love with this guest dessert feature on Amy Atlas' blog today :) Head over to Sweet Designs to check out the rest of the snowy details. The feature was submitted by Australian duo Bec & Tammi of Rubyju. Their work is STUNNING so check out their blog too!

These dessert feature tables always blow me away - maybe I will muster up some courage and give one a try sometime soon? :)


Saturday, December 18, 2010


On beech mountain this morning and feeling all emotions. This was one of Poppa Dale's favorite views. Lovely, no?


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Poppa Dale

It was Wednesday morning when I got the news. I was getting ready for work and my cell phone rang. I knew. I just knew.

My grandfather, Dale Elderidge Files, was diagnosed with bone cancer earlier this year. And he passed away after a seemingly short and painful battle. He had more life in his pinky-finger than most people have in their entire body. Fondly known as "Poppa Dale" by his children and grandchildren, he was the kindest person you will ever meet, a fiercely loyal friend, a loving husband, a caring father and THE BEST grandfather in the world.

I always knew he was wonderful, but it wasn't until I started my job at East Coast Metal Distributors, until I truly understood how many people felt the exact same way about him. Poppa Dale founded East Coast in 1954, treating each and every employee like a member of his family. He expected hard work out of you, but would give you love and support ten-fold. His kindness and influence is deeply apparent in the overwhelming support my family has received over the past few months, weeks and days leading up to his death and the days after. I cannot thank you all enough - there just are not words.

My heart is so heavy, though I take comfort knowing that he doesn't suffer anymore.

I love you, Poppa Dale, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck... :)