owl take two: ski edition

i'm always delighted to hear from lil hoot's "fans", especially when they have fabulous goodies to share.   i consider one particular fan an expert on ski gear since they contacted me all the way from norway.
check out this swedish company - now available in the US.  
ex-pat, beth, assures me everything is fantastic quality and "lasts forever".  thanks, sweet beth!

head on over to polarn o. pyret to take advantage of these awesome deals - their outerwear is 70% off right now!  and totes adorbs!

 for apres ski gear head on over to good ol' ralph lauren.  most of these goodies are an additional 30% off, a fraction of the original price.  these ski sweaters are classics so you'll be happy next year if order them in a size up.

i wish these pants came in my size.  i'm a sucker for pom-poms.

mama had to buy one silly ski hat for the season.  kate spade has the best tongue-in-cheek ski accessories a gal could hope to sport, on or off, the slopes.
here's a few of my faves from genius kate
{many on sale and unfortch many sold out but i found a few on ebay}

these adorbs mittens ARE available and on sale over at kate's website.  they say 'place snowball here'.  swoon.

i heart this one BIGtime.  if anyone ever comes across it, please let me know!

here's the one i have. . . i keep wondering why everyone is looking at my funny when i wear it. . . then i remember. . .hehe.

farewell for the weekend.  
wish me luck!

frenchie love: ski house edition

img via pressprint

frenchies don't exactly embrace the cold weather but of course george & looloo will have to come to stowe with us when we win the hgtv dream home or to switzerland (back-up plan)
these one-of-a-kind dog beds, upcycled from vintage wool blankets, at  bella bean couture will be perfect in our ski house, no matter where it is.  we'll just plop the bed down in front of the fire and our pups will be happy as clams.

images via bella bean

george & loo are certainly no strangers to the hearth

my george sleeping away the winter blues

night owls: ski house edition

so i need to be honest here, i'm not a very "strong" skiier. . . but i'm a huge fan of the lifestyle, specifically apres ski.  
the hub and i are headed out west this weekend so skiing is on the mind.  all of these images make me very excited and i would love to decorate a ski house one day. . . and with any luck, c & p will have more natural talent on the slopes than their mama. 

 i wasn't that into the hgtv dream home in stowe, vermont this year until i saw the 'ski dorm'.  love-love bunks and you are sure to see a ton of bunk images on night owls.

and the dorm bathroom is genius!

all images via hgtv

there's a slight chance that i'm not going to win the hgtv dream home, in which case i have a back-up plan.  
tivoli lodge in davos.  
ummm, yeah. . . 

can't. . . deal. . .with the indoor pool overlooking the alps.  breath-taking.

all images via tivoli lodge

okay, so back to reality.  

i love picture frames.  wouldn't this one look great with a pic of my two CBCs on the slopes?   my husband and daughter have the same initials and middle name, which happens to be breckenridge.  (nope, not after the ski-town, it's his lovely grandmother's maiden name.  hi gammy!)

also a big fan of vintage posters.  i really like the colors of these two and of course the smooching couple warms my heart.  

image via pinterest

i've actually had the pleasure of visiting the swiss village, chamonix.  major swoon-fest! 
{again, this was in my former "former life".  before wedding planning came corporate flight attendant.  you're bound to see some goodies from my travels sprinkled throughout the blog.}

can you stand it?  find these personalized pjs at chasing fireflies.  and of course i'm a total sucker for the pint -sized hunter boots.

and if the little ones can stay awake for a story after all the fun in the snow read them this classic.

okay, one more time. . .because i just canNOT get enough of this room!


serious swooooooon.

by the way, tivoli lodge also has a sick playroom.  obvi.