Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Everyday Obsessions {26} - Erin Mulcahy, Bird & Banner

What a perfect way to kick off summer than with this super lovely Everyday Obsessions from the equally super lovely Erin of Bird & Banner...You no doubt know B & B's sweet vintage handkerchief cards and beautiful wedding ephemera (swoon!) ...and her gorgeous blog entires always make me want to jump on a plane to Philly and soak up some of her cool mom aesthetic - sweet girlies, quirky ebay finds and vintage inspiration galore!  Thanks so much Erin for taking time out of your busy day to share this fantastic list!! xoxo, M

 all photos above (except dress @ Domahoka) - Erin or Andy 

In My Closet:
I'm a dress person as opposed to tee shirts and jeans. I've recently found my dress for life. If you see me in person chances are I'll be wearing this a détacher dress. 
on my feet - clogs
accessory - A group of totally unorganized bags that I rotate on a daily basis based on what has the least amount of stuff in it. Fjällräven Kånken, My husband's tote bag, and various baggu bags
jewelry - wedding rings and sometimes a Manu paperclip necklace

Beauty Secrets:
Skin - Ren 
makeup - mascara and consealer but I recently started wearing lipstick on occasion and love Laura Mercier Truly Red
scent - once in a while Diptyque Philosykos

In My Kitchen:
cookbook - I'm a terrible cook but I'm trying. Recent cookbook purchases I'm actually using include: Mad Hungry by Lucinda Scala Quinn, Jamie's Food Revolution and What to Cook and How to Cook It by Jane Hornby and The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
Gadget - Coffee Maker and ice cream maker
can't live w/o ingredient - cilantro

photos - Erin & Andy

walls - White with kid's drawings hung up everywhere. Plus various art and ebay finds
bedding -  John Robshaw has been on my wish list forever but never purchased. I love this vintage wool blanket.
flowers - ranunculous and white hydrangea
favorite design source - Reference Library, Sheaff Ephemera

Pop Culture Extra Credit:
on my nightstand - Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
on my tivo - I don't have tivo but I love Parks & Recreation, Mad Men and Chopped
in my ipod - I don't have one either, but I love 90s r&b, especially Babyface


  1. This is the second time I've heard of this book (I think the first was on another post from here?)... Just added it to my wishlist.

    ...anything with the word "simplicity" catches my eyes these days :).

    A lovely list!

  2. What a great list! I am a dress gal too...especially in the summer. I swear by Laura Mercier red lip stain. I can make it as read as I want it to be. It's perfect any time of year.
    I love how you have the kiddo art taped to the walls...

  3. best one yet! subtle and sweet.
    and i'd never heard of ren until recently and now its popping up all over...


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