Tuesday, December 30, 2008


just because i'm (now officially!) on vacation, it doesn't mean i can't still wish for a snow day :) here's what i'm thinking:

click through for credit & pricing
Snow Day by thingsihearttoday

oh yeah, and -

Thursday, December 25, 2008

merry christmas.

doesn't this just about sum it up? for me, it does! i got this radtastic ornament from my lovely cousin meg last weekend at our yearly gathering and just about fell over, lovesit. i hope everyone out in blogland has a wonderful holiday, i am actually celebrating with my family & friends tomorrow so today it's just last minute wrapping, a bbq at my grandparents and relaxation - can you imagine? more pictures of my tiny feather tree and holiday village later, along with my new favorite way to wrap presents! have a great day, yuletide to all - MWAH!

[photo by kristy for thingsihearttoday]

Monday, December 22, 2008

three hundred forty six days.

"if we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves."
-- maria edgeworth

today is emilia's birthday...in 1980 (a leap year) we were born 346 days apart...years later we met in college and the rest is, as they say, history. today we are living 3,185 miles apart (sadly) and since i can't be in california on her birthday i will send hugs and love over the miles...the package above is on it's way my love, i hope you have a wonderful birthday and that you had a fun extravaganza weekend with sweets & treats in the park. MWAH!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

high class problems.

"wealth is the ability to fully experience life."

[found via madebygirl]

i am crafting and budgeting and getting in the holiday spirit...but where did the days in december go!?!?!? christmas is right around the corner and i find this receipt funny in a "if only" sort of way. season's greetings to all!

Friday, December 12, 2008

i've lost the plot.

the daily aphorism is my new daily obsession, this particular quote speaks to me lately...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Merry Malkovich.

a little bit-o-funny for the holiday season! i especially enjoy the part where he likens santa's sleigh to a burning meteor ;) malkovich, malkovich, malkovich!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

i'm back.

a friend of mine once told me about his sister, who had a professor that asked everyone in the class to announce their presence in and out of daydreams, distractions, etc. by saying outloud - in the middle of whatever was going on in class - "i'm back!" when their attention focused back on the task at hand...well,

i'm back!

no promises how long it will last:) but i'm here today. lots going on - i'm working lots of extra hours at the library (like double the usual on-top of my full-time job) and i got a new student at school that i'm working with one on one...so that has taken a minute to get used to, i am a nearly licensed foster parent with hopes (fingers crossed, please!) of adopting my little joe in the new year (sooner, if that's possible!), and what else...who knows! i recently went to NYC to visit my dear sera and our friend ashley was in town (opening up the hottest new thrift on the LES!) and ashley is soon to be married (enter wedding present ideas here:_________)

SO, besides all of that and the fact that we ate lobsters instead of turkey on thanksgiving (support local) i am boring and loving a few things (shared below) and hopefully by the holidays, i will have made a few things for my lovelies and the niece & nephew kidlets :) enjoy links and happy hump day!

Some gift guides for yo lovah and yo othah!
i love you, but you crack me up!
do you wanna come up? i do! i luff this blog.
oh babycakes! this is on my must-have list
your daily dose, sign up today.
blondes have more fun? jokes, it's actually the brits
hello berlin! i luv, luvs yo jewels (specifically this & this!)
beauty at the auburn & ivory shop

[photo by kristy for thingsihearttoday]

Sunday, November 16, 2008

i just...

...peed my pants a little watching this again! i actually did stay up to watch it live last night (i slipped into the silent, crying laugh that makes it hard to breathe!), justin timberlake is HIGH-sterical...please enjoy :)

**New link..hopefully it will work!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

oops...i did it again...

[image via jennysbakeshop]

so, i disappeared and also got myself knee-deep in google reader back-up again...in recent days i have been getting up before the sun to go to the gym, beating down a stubborn cold with garlic & citrus, being exhausted from lack of protein options and basking in the hope & anticipation of an obama presidency...i miss you all and hope to be back soon, in the meantime, take some time this weekend to have a cupcake!
xo, kp

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

civic duty.

you all probably know by now that i am probama, in fact i barack'd the vote and voted early on saturday - SO - if you have not already, please vote today...please vote for change, for the future and for hope

Monday, October 27, 2008

risky business.

so i have finally gone back to the gym after a back injury that had lasted most of this fall. i am hoping that after a few days of getting used to this addition to my schedule, i will be back on track and full of energy to post and post and post on here...but here's a little laugh for monday, some of the guys i would maybe like to, but probably won't meet at my gym! (my favorite is tony hawk on percussion!)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

andy, opie, richie & the fonz.

the videos keep on coming, vote for change november 4th:

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

“I look at these people and can't quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention? To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. "Can I interest you in the chicken?" she asks. "Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it? To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."

- Author David Sedaris, on undecided voters
[via perez]

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

lost and found.

back when i was in college at bennington, i spent many days and many MANY long, loopy nights at our campus costume shop. for hours, i would labor over blind stitches and weather denim till my fingers went numb, usually laughing hysterically (we called this "head-joy" when everything becomes SO funny because you are SO tired!) and rocking out to madonna or lauryn hill or portishead or simon & garfunkel. so many of those glorious times were spent along side leah*, who always signed her name with a star and greeted you with a smile.
emily montrose ~ hearts kimono robe by L'stell

well, if there is one thing to be said for facebook & the like, it's that finding old friends and seeing what they are up to these days becomes a little easier and a few months ago i reconnected with leah* (a fellow maine-iac, now transplanted in san fran, ca). her lovely designs and style have followed her west - point & case, her blog L'stell which features resource links for locals and new designs available in her online shop. do check it out - if you like handmade gems, attention to detail and vintage fabric you'll have major hearts for L'stell. lobster, hugs and kisses leah*, from the east coast to the your's!
kinokuniya apron wrap dress by L'stell

Monday, October 20, 2008


this is only awkward if you find that delicate and beautiful scarves make you uncomfortable...i do not, i lurv them. i would wear a scarf any day of the week, on a boat, in a moat, with a goat...you get the gist! awkward is making some of the prettiest handknits i've seen, PLUS they have handspun yarn...in a word: YAY. i am really loving this color: and i am putting this scarf on my wishlist: oh, yeah AND this lil punkinhead! big thanks to scoutie girl for the heads up:)

Sunday, October 19, 2008


there is something about a sunday that gives me anxiety - time wasted over the weekend that slipped by too quickly, the impending work week, etc. i also think - what will i blog about this week? am i feeling inspired? i actually know that as the days get darker and colder i will feel inspired to basically get under a fleece blanket, so if my posts get thin don't worry, i promise to not completely hibernate. here's just a few links of love, to make up for being absent on friday! i hope everyone had a wonderful weekend that was relaxing and productive :)

i love these bathtubs from style files
elliot jimenez photography via creature comforts
'09 calendar round up via decor8
mute is beautifully silent from design for mankind

Thursday, October 16, 2008

thursday fun.

this is a fun game that i have been waiting to do for a while (like 2 weeks!) i got this via auburn & ivory who got it via ali loves curtis, who got it via the scoop:

1. kristy., 2. PINK SUSHI WINTER05 LAUNCH, 3. My Red Boots, 4. I can see you!, 5. Nope, 6. Her job is to guard the gin., 7. Up Or Down, 8. Cupcake Pops, 9. بــحـط قــلـبـي بــيـن يــديـنـك هــديـه, 10. I'm just too Lovely Boy, Only, 11. death by drowning, 12. Technological failure.

FIRST...answer these questions:

01. What is your first name? kristy

02. What is your favorite food? sushi

03. What high school did you attend? leavitt

04. What is your favorite color? pink

05. Who is your celebrity crush? tina fey

06. Favorite drink? gin

07. Dream vacation? greece

08. Favorite dessert? chocolate cake

09. What do you want to be when you grow up? a mom

10. What do you love most in life? lovelies

11. One word to describe you. contemplative

12. Your Flickr name: things i heart today

SECOND...build a mosaic - type your answers link by link into a Flickr's search. Pick one photo for each answer and ONLY use images that appear on the 1st page of search results.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

just say no.

ok, not to bombard you all with political opinion & video BUT, this PSA-styled ad is genius.

p.s. has anyone else encountered people lately (usually older folks OR closet republicans) who would rather not vote than vote for either candidate? i find this phenomenom utterly amazing, especially when i consider (with fear and an escape plan in my heart) a world under mccain-palin administration! this video is for them...don't do it, just say no to mccain-palin.

the great debate.

so here it is, tonight is the last presidential debate of '08. today i am sharing my favorite videos and sites from this election season - register, be heard...i plan to barack the vote.

this site let's you find out what % your beliefs compare to the candidates, i am 78% barack according to them, but so is everyone else i know that has taken this quiz!

be inspired. inspire others - HOPE.ACT.CHANGE.

when was the last time you guilt-tripped your grandparents? go ahead and schlep.

we are the ones.

yes we can.

"we must be the change we wish to see in the world."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

gray day.

“it's designed to break your heart. the game begins in the spring, when everything is new again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains comes, it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone.”
- a. bartlett giamatti

dude, the weather & the head stuffyness is seriously taking a toll on my personality...i think i need a sad machine...once i knew someone with a sad machine and when they weren't at home i would sit by it and get happy. will try to be more enlightening tomorrow.

[photo by kristy for thingsiheartoday]

Monday, October 13, 2008

spiced cider.

apple cider martinis in the orchard by thingsihearttoday

i heart fall! what i really heart is the surprise week in october when the weather is deceptively warm right before it really gets cold and the leaves explode with color. recently emilia talked about having a barn party and ever since i have been looking for an excuse to have a mulling party - cider and conversation, heels and scarves - just friends sitting around a wood stove with a cider-filled, cinnamon scattered cauldron on top...it's the stuff of magic. now that i've got the outfit, all that's left to do is plan.

outfit details here.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

countdown to november.

"whoever wins this election, bush's impact has changed the world. this man has left us with three wars — in iraq, afghanistan and the war on terror — and the legacy of the pre-emptive strike. these are legacies that will haunt his successor for years. it's good for people, before the election, to think about who they elected eight years ago and about where we are as a country right now."

- oliver stone, on his new movie W., opening october 17th...hopefully nationwide.

PLEASE take the time to register to vote today.

Friday, October 10, 2008

links i lurv.

emiliana torrini's new song big jumps,
found originally on

creepy & cute all at once
tom foolery* *read the fine print
banksy returns to america
spread the (gorgeous!) lead
what's black, white & modern all over?
stylish road trip, who's in??
i need all of this for my desk...now
i want this bag and this scarf
birds of a feather, beautiful & bright together
functional? write on.
the finest kind of spooky

this should keep you clickin' all weekend ;)
happy holiday to those of you who are off till tuesday,
i should be back on monday with some day off from school fun!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

time out.

[photo of tuna the cat via stacey winters...too cute - this prankster feline reminds me of DW's cats!]

it's thursday and i'm off to karly's to spend some time DIY-ing at her new place. taking the day off, back tomorrow with my collected links from this week's google reader adventures.

p.s. check out stacey's etsy shop - she has SUPER cute prints & cards ;)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


...if you dare! here is my neice danica & nephew brody's version of the martha mouse motel (they call theirs a rat motel, because it is more "creepy") the evening was full of pumpkin guts and slimy hands and then my brother got out the power tools - you can imagine the joy & awe in the eyes of any 5 & 8 year old when that happens. as martha says in her instructions - step 4. listen for screaming neighbors. i seriously recommend this spooky and fun craft.

work in process:

brody's rat motel

danica's rat motel


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

devil wears doe.

ok, so i know that this is WAY outta anyone's budget...but - each piece is so lovely that i couldn't leave them out and be price-ist...dream with me would you? imagine that you have a job where sparkles are appropriate during the daytime hours (a job that wouldn't get you arrested, let's just say) and that job may also include fancy $12 drinks, expensive baubles & prada heels after hours...are you with me? keep your eyes closed because this happy place was inspired by my doe colored birthday and i took an outfit cue from my favorite gal, check out her evergreen set.

what's your color? what's your dream outfit? prices & details on mine here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

color me happy.

kristy phinney
Your Birthday Color is DOE

Read detailed information of your birthday color below.

YOU have a wonderful combination of capability and perception. You know what it takes to get the job done and you do it. You can be highly motivated and single-minded when you want to be. A spiritual belief system is important to you as it gives you strength and connects you to your soul's purpose. Practice flexibility and compassion in your interactions with others. Your personal color helps you share your brilliance with others. Wearing, meditating or surrounding yourself with the color Doe affirms your position in life and helps you feel secure and at peace.

PANTONE® 16-1333

i'm doe-eyed as a capricorn can be over colorstrology
by michele bernhardt
(found via fellow via simplygrove).
ALSO, if you haven't checked out
decor fellow james'
online mag - do so now, this is just one of many
tid-bits found within that i adore.

go ahead...have a pantone moment!