Friday, November 30, 2012

Weekend wrap up

Top 5 moments of the week::

1. Welcoming the tears and holiday spirit of seeing A Christmas Carol performed on stage last night
with my whole family.

2. Having the entire house clean for the past week. {usually I'm only lucky enough to have the top floor or the bottom-- never}

3. Making darling little advent bags out of linen that I knew would have a purpose eventually -- when I bought it 5 years ago.

4. Having Chaz come hug me and tell me "thanks for homeschooling me mom."

5. Waking up in the middle of the night with Richie cuddled all up next to me and my arms around him already.

Tomorrow marks the 1st day of December and what better way to welcome it by picking out our Christmas tree:)

Usually I'm the kind of gal that brings the tree home around the middle of the month but after last year and 3 kids I vowed never again.

I want to really enjoy the season that is upon us and not feel so rushed- which I think we all can fall prey to no matter how hard we try.

So this year we are trying things from a new angle. So what works for your family?? Do tell:)

Happy Christmas
xO- Etheline

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Raise your hand and say I::

Do you ever feel like you are metaphorically holding your breath because you know something exciting is going to happen?? You just have to wait to find out exactly what it is.


That's how I'm feeling right now--

xO- Etheline

Saturday, November 10, 2012


 In the movie The Spirit you can tell the mans got a thing for his city.
"She is the love of my life. And I am her spirit."
This is how I feel about my city. The City of Brotherly Love. Our Nations Birth Place. My home; Philadlephia.
We have--

{cobblestone streets of old city}

{study will save you from}

{ independence hall}

{love park in center city}

{benjamin farnklin bridge}

{rittenhouse square}

{founding fathers}

{the liberty bell}

{city hall}

{home of living legends}

{home of..."other" living legends}

{Boston may have the green monster, but we have him}

{and him-- ps.great movie}

{and them-- <3}

{this was my old stompin grounds when I was a wee lass}

{go here! not genos}
{greatest ad campaign-- ever}

{ben fraklin parkway--all roads lead to the musuem}

{boat house row}

{excellent window shopping}

{see you at the clothespin}

{i can get you anywhere}

 Where does your heart belong??

xO- Etheline

Friday, November 9, 2012

Of course...

So a few weeks ago I was whining about using the blogger app on my iPad for updates. I kinda loathe it. I of course was willing to hand over my laptop to make Royal's job easier and would do so gladly every time.

With my laptop back in possession things were going fine again and starting to pick back up, that is until last week.  #crashoverride {person who names that movie will be getting cookies in the mail}My laptop will be laid to rest this weekend. It's not broken persay it just cant keep a charge. The bad news's not a battery problem,  but a connection problem and when ultra tech savvy/director of IT/ husband says its finished...well we don't question him.  :(

The good news is...I get a new laptop-- the one I've been dreaming of a while now

The bad news...We have to save up for it while simultaneously saving for our new truck. Should be interesting. :/. So in the mean time it looks like I'll be adapting to iPad updates. Wish me luck!!

xO- Etheline

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I am in love...

...with these pants--

I mean really, are they not beautiful? I have a few outfits in mind already for them. 
    Source:: ASOS Premium Baroque Pants- $79.15

Have you introduced any new fall trends into your wardrobe  yet? I am eating up this baroque!!xO-Etheline