Monday, December 17, 2012

A Prayer.

The events at Sandy Hook Elementary are more devastating than words can express. I can't begin to imagine the sadness felt by family, friends, colleagues, and students that have survived this horrific event. This tragedy has illuminated the immense gratitude that I feel for the teachers in my community who love their students and would do anything to protect them; for my husband whose job it is to look after an elementary school; and for the little face that I got to wake up to this morning.

A prayer....

God, be with those who are heartbroken. Mend wounds, father. Wounds that are physical and wounds that are spiritual. Put a hedge of protection around those who are suffering. Protect the marriages and family units who are devastated by the death of a child, mother, sibling, or friend. Give peace that surpasses all understanding and help the families, that they might smile again. Heal the community of Newtown, this country, and the world...

Thank you, Lord for showing us, once again that we are a people who rise together in times of tragedy; to support, acknowledge, and lift up those who are devastated. For the souls of those who have been brutally taken, may you build a special place in heaven for their little spirits. Give them wings, that they may soar like eagles. 


Write a letter of support to Sandy Hill Elemtary:
Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Drive
Newtown, CT 06482

(image from ABC News, website)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

baby tears.

There were a few tears today, and they didn't come from Easton...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I'll Be Wearing...

I'm going to a really fancy dinner with my husband this Christmas season (and I can't wait)!! This is an outfit that I put together in anticipation for our night out. I'll be wearing this, or something like it...

one. this bracelet is HOT.
two. a seriously amazing dress in the perfect cut. obsessed.
three. kissable earrings. no mistletoe required.
four. nothing keeps me warmer than a faux fur jacket (and they go with everything, eh?)
five. festive shoes. everyone needs a pair of red shoes; that's my moto, anyway.
six. teal clutch.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A GIFT guide: baby girl

For your friend's baby girl who has more hair than the average thirty year old and rocks a pair of jeggings...

one. a black beanie with cat ears. nothing cuter.
two. "I Had A Favorite Dress." (who doesn't??)
three. a heart pin that will add a little girly flair to just about anything.
four. a stuffed mouse who does ballet (and looks really good doing it, too).
five. a dress that Coco Chanel herself would drool over.
six. the perfect bin to store all of her chić toys.
seven. black shoes go with just about everything...even in baby land.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A GIFT Guide: Husband

For your husband; who loves anything fancy and luxurious, and says "peekie-boo" instead of "peek-a-boo" when playing with your toddler...

one. these are the most manly coasters I have EVER seen.
two. midcentury/modern magazine rack for his HUGE office.
three. a slim brief-case that will carry his iPad, iPhone, & MacBook AIR.
four.  A really fancy cigar cutter, for nights spent at the cigar lounge.
five. wisdom for the good life.
six. a framed limited edition of his idol.
sevenwhisky cubes that won't water down his drink.

Gift guides for a friend, best friend, and toddler!

Get Yo' Tree, PEOPLE!

This year we decided to begin a new and wonderful tradition: the "Annual Frascone & Hernandez Christmas Tree Cutting..."

Friday, December 7, 2012

A GIFT guide: Friend

For your hilarious friend who brings you pastel macaroons when you're sad and works in politics...

onea gold clutch for her fancy work functions.
twoa reminder to go to the spa with her fabulous friend.
threea striped umbrella because it's girly and will keep her dry.
foura flirty headband perfect for her monthly tea parties.
five"skirt the rules" coffee mug.
sixa bracelet that you know she'd wear EVERY single day.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A GIFT Guide: Best Friend

For your best friend who your father-in-law calls "J-Lo" and is the most glamorous girl you know...

one. a super "GLAM" iPhone cover.
two. a sparkly print; perfect for her closet (which is an entire bedroom!!)
three. a book about glamorous makeup.
four. a beautiful head-band, fit for a night on the town with friends.
five. a fabulous dress for New Year's Eve (because you know her dress size like the back of your hand).

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A GIFT guide: Toddler

For an extremely classic and sophisticated 14 month old who brings a hat with him everywhere and rocks out to Bob Dylan...

One. A tent that looks like it arrived straight from the 1950's.
Three. A minimalist sweater (because he's classy like that).
Four. Mice in a matchbox.
Five. A coat rack to hang up all of his hats.
Six. Uncle Goose Alphabet blocks in French (because even babies want to live like the French do...)

Thankful for Thanksgiving.

This Thanksgiving, Tony and I decided to head north to our friend's cabin and have a little family alone time. We aren't huge fans of the big family Thanksgivings...

Monday, December 3, 2012


Last week my daddy died. Putting that into words feels so surreal. It's been a very long and hard road, as he had been sick for many years.  I don't believe that that fact has made losing him any less difficult. I'm in the process of having to reconcile the loss of two different versions of my dad, which is something that will take me a long time to work out (I suppose)....

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