Monday, April 30, 2012


Some days, life just gets away from us. Sometimes we get caught up in the moment and forget about what is really important. The stress of bills, schedules, and petty needs all make it difficult to appreciate what we have.
Then there are days like Saturday. Beautiful afternoons filled with sunshine, fresh air, and truly good people. Days when you are reminded that Family above all, is the most important thing in the world.
We played some bocce, took a couple practice swings, relaxed in the sun, gave some love to the horses and had a heated game of Domino Train game.
I love you Family and can't wait to share you with my wee little babe.
A glimpse into our special saturday.
[also a happy birthday to my dear old Dad, who we helped celebrate on saturday]

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

.Man Style.

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While I'm not here to take credit for Mr. T's incredible fashion sense [he really does have that "certain something"], I would like to think that I influence him a little in that department.
I tend to 'yeah or nay' most of his items and to be honest, I actually buy almost all of his clothes [he, like most men, hates shopping. While I....well, we'll just say I have no problem with it.....].
The man, however, is 100% responsible for putting his looks together.
And I think those looks are damn Fine.
dammmn fiiiiine.
Above are my picks for updating his summer wardrobe.

On another note....only 2 more days of room service and till I get to go home [I've been out of town working for the week] so I promise a few better posts next week, with more pictures and less "shopping picks". xoxo

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

.Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes + Olives.

I was craving a little something with a mediterranean flair, and this was what I came up with.
It was fresh and tasty [but then again, I seriously love olives and tomatoes]. And super easy. Which are really the best kind of recipes.
And while this picture that I took with my old beat up blackberry doesn't do it justice, I promise a light-tasting refreshing meal.
Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes + Olives
[original recipe found here]
1 lemon
2 pints grape tomatoes
1 head garlic, cloves separated
1 cup kalamata olives
8 sprigs fresh Thyme
2 tbsp Olive oil
Chicken Breasts, Thighs, or Drumsticks [or mix a little of each!]
Salt and Black pepper
1/2 cup Dry White Wine
1 Small loaf of Bread, warmed [optional]
1] Heat oven to 425F. using a vegetable peeler, remove strips of zest from the lemon [reserve the lemon].
2] In a large roasting pan, toss the tomatoes, garlic, olives, thyme, and lemon zest with 1 tbsp of the oil.
3] Nestle the chicken, skin-side up [if applicable], among the vegetables and drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of oil. Season the chicken and vegetables with 3/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Roast until the chicken in cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes.
4] Remove the chicken from the hot roasting pan. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into the roasting pan and add the wine. Gently stir, scraping up any bits stuck to the pan. Serve the chicken and vegetables with the pan juices and bread [if using].

Monday, April 23, 2012


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I am utterly in love with all of the above recent purchases.
Collected over the last little while, I seriously don't know how I lived without each of these items.
They each are a perfect way to help a new baby brewer feel lovely [especially when the tired eyes and bloated belly are at their worst].
1 | YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Balm: The most perfect moisturizing lipstick. And I actually see that it's titled sheer balm, but it gives me the perfect amount of color in the most perfect coral shade, so therefor it's a lipstick to me. 
2 | Melanie Auld Layla Earrings: Edgy and Classy are the way I'd describe these beauties. I actually seem to be throwing them on with everything these days and they seem to work brilliantly with each style! I am also just as in love with them as the first time I saw them and now that I think of it, I seem to be growing quite the collection of this talented ladies jewels. Sadly, I don't think the lovely Mel is selling the Layla's anymore, but check out her other baubles [I personally am eyeing up the Holly studs and the Bythe danglers next]. Whatever you choose, you will not me disappointed.
3 | Madewell Farmland Pendant: My everyday necklace. The perfect length [30"] and in gold, what's not to love? And the little piggy just steals my heart. A beautiful unexpected piece that you can virtually wear with anything, but I especially love it with a deep v-neck t-shirt. It also made my radar board this week, so you know I really, really love this.
4 | Stella & Dot Lindsey Bangle in Orange: In the hottest shade this season and the perfect size to wear alone or with a full stacked arm party. It's also quickly become my go to piece for a pop of color. While this shade is a summer exclusive and only available for a limited time, you can check out the other brilliant shades this little gem comes in too. 
5 | Madewell Patternplay Sweater in Electric Canary: Don't you just die when looking at this sweater? I did the first time I saw it. Now, I know I am growing a baby, but this is one of those pieces I just couldn't let go....belly or not it had to be in my hands. In the most awesome neon yellow color and the softest material, I don't regret the purchase one bit. Nor do I regret mentioning this twice in one week as well.
6 | Melanie Auld Artemis Ring in White Quartz: I know, again with this lady. But she's just that good. And so is this ring. It's the perfect everyday ring to throw on and go. It instantly dresses up anything I have on but isn't too overwhelming that people constantly stare at my hands [I have a weird thing about that issue with cocktail rings]. I really do love the simplicity of the white quartz and....get excited people, this little beauty is on sale and comes in 3 colors!
7 | Joe Fresh Duo Concealer in Medium: I've mentioned this before in my march favorites video, and I have to mention it again because this stuff is AH-MAZING! This concealer lasts all day, is super creamy and covers flawlessy. And bonus: cheap as dirt! I seriously love this stuff and have tried my fair share of other concealers, cheap and expensive. Try it out, I think it's the real deal.
8 | S2 Recycled Glass Oil and Vinegar Set: I know these really aren't something that I can wear and feel good in, but aren't they just the cutest and most stylish oil and vinegar set you've ever seen? I get a little smile on my face every time I see them on my table so they have made my obsession list. Enough said.
9 | Stella & Dot Palamino Necklace: All this summers trends molded together into one necklace: 
Chunky- yes! | Statement piece - yes! | Coral color - yes!
You really can't go wrong with this necklace this summer. It looks stunning in almost anything and dresses up a dull outfit in no time flat. I wear mine with little dainty studs and I'm ready to go. I'm just so happy that I got mine early so that it can accompany me to Europe. 
10 | Lush Dreamtime Bath melt: The most perfect way to relax after work or just before bed. The soothing lavender smell really does wash away any sore muscles or a tired head. It also leaves your skin silky soft and because of this my husband can't seem to keep his hands off of me. I am seriously addicted to this stuff.
11 | Anthropologie Homegrown monogram mugs in "e" and "p": These little beauties have been around for a while, but I am still so in love with them and feel it such a treat to sip my tea in these sweet little cups. Just something about the dainty handle and tiny initial pulls at my heartstrings. Also how cute is drinking from your lovers initial? [and fyi...i always choose the "p" mug :)]

Thursday, April 19, 2012

.Happy Six.

Simple things make life worth living.

A bowl of classic [and delicious] Honey Nut Cheerios.

A glass of cold chocolate milk.

Stockpiling some 'mini' things.

Breakfast at home.

Spending a couple hours in a bookstore.

Planning a baby and Sipping a London Fog.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

.Around Our House.

A glimpse into e + p [and the smallest trebaczkiewicz] happy little house.
I've been asked a few times what our house looks like, so after doing a huge clean last week and with the sun pouring in,  I grabbed my camera and shot a couple pic's.
While I'd love to say I was a minimalist, I  simply can't. As you can see our home is filled to the brim with little things that mean a lot to us, and well, I think that makes it kinda cozy. Over time, I am slowly trying to change things here and there, but for now it's home.
And I really just wanted to highlight a few favorite spots that make me especially happy.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

.Baby Things: Nursery Inspiration.

How cool is putting together a nursery?!?
I had no idea I would be this excited. It's like all I can think about these days.
[leaning towards a white white, a lighter grey, a rustier orange.....but you get the idea]
After scouring these here internet parts for inspiration [there will be no pink or baby blue in this house], I really think I'm leaning towards the following combo for baby t's nursery: grey/white/orange 
[and I might pull in a little blue/grey like above]
I feel that it's pretty gender neutral [since we're not finding out] and has a vintage-modern feel to it. I also fell in love with orange foxes recently and MUST find a way to incorporate them, without going tacky overboard [in other words, no themes for me]. I also love the idea of a pop of color in an otherwise basic color schemed room. So win win win.
Here's some pieces that will be finding their way into baby T's room at some point or another [unless I change my mind for the 1000th time!]
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1] The most perfect orange knitted throw.
2] The classic sheepskin rug to add warm to a room, without the expensive price tag.
3] A beautiful fresh simple white crib. The perfect baby crib for every room.
4] THE MOST PERFECT throw. With Foxes! This inspired the whole room, no joke.
5] A comfy and modern rocker. Looks good and feels good. win win.
6] The foot pouf. Probably in every nursery, and there's a reason for that. It just looks so cool.
7] A cute piggy bank. Looks cool and teaches little babe to save early on.
8] A fun print to hang in a white frame. And who doesn't love balloons.
9] A modern take on classic fairtales. The most perfect print to hang in babe's room. Perhaps a picture wall of white frames in cool prints?
10] The perfect place to store babe's essentials, and also big enough to put a change pad on top of it. Just need to swap out those knobs for some cool vintage ones.
11] A sweet little orange chubby bird pillow. Cute and cheery.
12] A wall of grey wallpaper to give it that 'something special'?.....OR
13] A wall of gold to make the room really POP?!?
What do you guys think??

And here's some other lovely inspiration boards that really got my heart pumping.
[thanks pinterest!]

Monday, April 16, 2012

.Stella & Dot: Summer 2012 Collection.

Palamino Necklace: Stella & Dot
Stella & Dot just released our new Summer 2012 collection and I simply wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't mention it.
They did an amazing job on this collection filled with color, color and more color in this seasons hottest trends: Orange and Coral! I also love the pops of turquoise throughout.

And as always, if you're interested in purchasing some for yourself, or perhaps with Mothers Day fast approaching [would be the perfect gift!], shoot me an email at and I'll get that right out for you.

Here are my favorite picks from this collection [I seriously haven't taken off my Palamino necklace since getting it. I wear it with everything and absolutely adore it to bits!!]

And here's an outfit idea for styling this summer! Gorgeous Right!?!?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

.Announcement Fail.

While browsing the web today googling baby things, I came across this birth announcement for a baby boy. 
And I almost died laughing.
Can you imagine getting this in the mail?!?
That poor child.

Friday, April 13, 2012

.Oh, the places we'll go.

I read an article on Facebook the other day that mentioned 100 places to See Before you Die and it instantly grabbed my attention. I mean, it's not like I expect to see every single one of those places on that incredible list, nor is it common if you have, but just thinking about how amazing that would be was exciting. To be able to have the experience to even visit only half of those gave me goose bumps.
Now, I've said it before and I'll say it again, travelling helps people grow. Whether it educates you on different cultures, allows you some tolerance and understanding or just invigorates your soul, in my opinion none of it can be bad.
Even if it's a small camping adventure to a place you've never been or a huge african safari, I pray each of you make the best of your experiences. Grow with them, Learn from them, Allow your imaginations to run wild.
My wish for when our little babe is born, is that we'll be fortunate enough to take him/her to a couple unique destinations throughout it's life. I hope travelling will teach baby to love and be kind to others and bridge any gap between religion, race or color. Teach our baby to help others and show how fortunate we are. I also hope that it will bring a sense of intrigue and wonder to it's growing mind. 
Of course, not all things can be peaches and cream. I know travelling can be expensive and at times a little scary, but if you do your homework and save your pennies, every single moment you can create  will foster growth in both yourself, and those around you. Especially those little sponges we call children.
I have been fortunate enough to have done some travelling back on my cruise ship working days, but I look forward to doing a little more with the people I love. To share in all those experiences and have them live with us long into our days, with memories and stories.
So with our Europe vacation looming in the very near horizon, I promise to not take one little bit of it for granted. I have been invigorated and again reminded just how very fortunate we really are.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

.Normal Person Shopping.

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As you all know, with the baby on board, I have to start looking [and thinking] about maternity clothing. 
But I just don't want too! Have you seen some of the amazing 'normal person' clothing coming out for Spring?
So fresh and bright! It is killing me that I won't be able to fit into these things come another month or so.
Here's what's on my radar this month
[and maybe a few pieces that still found a way to sneak into my wardrobe]

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

.My Husband's Nightmare.

[flock of knitted pigeons. so adorable in a weird way. purchase here]
So lately I've been dreaming of our baby's little nursery. Yes, I understand it's a little early, but are any of you really surprised in me?  Me, being organized and design driven, I think probably not.
Also, while I go crazy waiting another couple months for our Euro-trip, it helps to pass the time.
Anyways, I'm totally getting off topic.....So, since I've been searching for baby things like mad, I noticed a little something in most of my pins:
I am loving anything BIRD lately.
What on earth is going on? My poor baby is about to be put into a basket of twigs and fed regurgitated worms or something.
And to let you all in on a little husband secret......he's absolutely terrified of birds. No joke. He has been known to casually push me into a flock of eating pigeons. And when I say casually, I actually mean tossing me into the flock while screaming like a baby.
I'm scared the poor guy will never enter baby T's nursery if I include any of the following
[and sadly I really like them all......maybe we can slowly work on this.....maybe.]
[just ordered a white one of these rocking birds and am utterly in love. found here]
[mod rubber ducks. perfect for bathtime. found here]
[christopher robin sweater. adorable. found here]
[diy bird mobile. so cute and full of possibilities! instructions found here]
[chubby bird pillow. found here]
[bird and cloud wallpaper. love this more than i should. found here.]
[charlie harper coloring birds book for little ones. so beautiful. found here]
See what I mean, it's becoming a problem!