Mini Moments


It’s pretty obvious that I’m anxious for warm weather, considering my Instagram is overrun with flowers and nautical stripes. What can I say? I know what I like. Here are a few of my favorite March moments:

  • Adding a pair of trendy pearl earrings to my collection
  • Purchasing a bouquet of tulips, my favorite flower
  • Wearing this Gerard Yosca necklace with just about everything
  • Springing for a gorgeous vintage cocktail ring
  • Working on an upcoming April collaboration with Gerard Yosca—there’s even a giveaway in it for you
  • Splurging on a pair of Tory Burch shoes that match almost everything in my closet…
  • …and loving how they look with this Emma McKinstry necklace
  • Swooning over a surprise gift from Meghna Designs
  • Arranging a vase full of daffodils 
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Mini Moments

It’s depressing to go through my photos and realize that we barely left the house in February, but it’s even more of a downer knowing that we were shut-ins in January too. Until it’s warm enough to leave the house, here’s another month of at-home highlights:

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Mini Moments

I can’t believe another year has passed! Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from the last month of 2013:

  • Decked the halls
  • Embraced the snowy weather in a pair of bright wellies from Joules (see the post here)
  • Baked dozens of holiday cookies
  • Drove to my parents’ house in a winter wonderland
  • Prepared for holiday celebrations with confetti poppers
  • Tucked mini bottles of champagne inside holiday packages
  • Unpacked countless boxes of glittery Christmas ornaments
  • Wrote holiday greetings with the prettiest fountain pen from Parker
  • Danced through the holiday season in tartan flats

Connect with me on Instagram @bedknobsandbaubles! I’d love to see what you’re up to. 

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Instant Replay: November 2013

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! We barely left the house and it was absolutely perfect. Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from last month:

  • Layers of dainty jewels worn on Thanksgiving
  • Picked up a polka dot shirt and a necklace to match at the J.Crew Factory Store
  • Baked an apple pie
  • Donned mittens for the first time this season
  • Visited downtown Madison for afternoon drinks with Dave
  • Topped off a little white dress with a black bow belt
  • Decked the outdoor deck
  • Welcomed this DVF clutch to my collection for a song
  • Upgraded to the gold iPhone (and then immediately covered it up with this case)
  • Mixed costume jewelry with fine gems
  • Wore tartan flats a lot 
  • Enjoyed Japanese candy, a little surprise gift from our friend who lives in the country

Connect with me on Instagram @bedknobsandbaubles! I’d love to see what you’re up to. 

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Instant Replay: October 2013


2013 is rapidly coming to a close! Here’s what I was up to last month:

  • Wore a “Bonjour” necklace from oNecklace
  • Treated myself to a pair of tartan loafers
  • Spotted this Airstream on the way back from the Twin Cities
  • Entered my lucky number into a Lulu Frost contest (but it wasn’t lucky enough to win)
  • Browsed a gallery in a nearby small town
  • Couldn’t believe that I won these Anton Heunis earrings from
  • Found myself on a dangerous path after buying a cat-print dress and a cat-print iPhone case
  • Paired my new “Bonjour” necklace with my childhood nameplate version
  • Danced the night away in a lipstick-print dress at a friend’s wedding
  • Ruined Bacon’s Halloween by dressing him up
  • Hung out with a cow
  • Couldn’t resist a pair of ultra trendy d’orsay flats

Connect with me on Instagram @bedknobsandbaubles! I’d love to see what you’re up to. 

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Instant Replay: September 2013

Obsessed over pink and green

Cheered for the Badgers // Harassed the cat (and reviewed a set of pajamas)

Found the perfect black skirt // Coveted this pair of vintage earrings

Wore navy nail polish every single day

Caught up on my favorite magazines // Stacked itty bitty rings

Challenged Dave to a game of cribbage // Mixed polka dots with leopard print

Was reunited with my beloved glitter loafers

Connect with me on Instagram @bedknobsandbaubles! I’d love to see what you’re up to. 

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Instant Replay: August 2013


We’re back from D.C.! I’m looking forward to a much-needed day to relax and let my sore feet recover from all of that walking! In the meantime, here’s a peek at what we did along with some of my other favorite memories from August. 


Purchased flowers at the farmers’ market // Spotted a mermaid door knocker in Old Town Alexandria


Shopped in Georgetown // Sampled beer at Great Taste of the Midwest


Goofed around in our room at the Loews Madison Hotel while Dave got ready for the day


Saw a patriotic horse in Alexandria // Sipped a midday craft cocktail


Wore these versatile Kendra Scott earrings with everything // Went to the ball game in D.C.


Took one last photo of Alexandria before our return flight

Connect with me on Instagram @bedknobsandbaubles! I’d love to see what you’re up to. 

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Instant Replay: July 2013

I can’t believe it’s already August. July was a blur with two mini getaways: visiting my parents in northern Wisconsin with an impromptu drive to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula of Michigan and a trip to Chicago. I’m looking forward to a few weeks at home before spending Labor Day weekend in D.C.

Lake Superior // Rebecca Minkoff camera case for my DSLR

Still obsessed with metallic shoes // Enjoying chocolates that were almost too pretty to eat 

Even if jeweled collars are falling out of vogue, I still love mine.

A beautiful weekend in Chicago

Sipped on Golden Monkey beer by Victory Brewing Company // Splurged on an Hermes bracelet

Enjoyed a lazy evening at the pool - my favorite way to end a summer day.

Connect with me on Instagram @bedknobsandbaubles! I’d love to see what you’re up to. 

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Instant Replay: South Carolina

We got back from South Carolina yesterday evening. Chicago’s chilly drizzle was a harsh snap back to reality after a week of perfect weather. To make our return even more unpleasant, the alternator broke on my car while we were driving back to Madison and we were left waiting for a tow truck on the shoulder of the Interstate. (I’m taking today off from work to recoup and deal with the unexpected snafu.) I haven’t had time to go through our proper photos, but I wanted to share some of the highlights. Many of these were on Instagram, where you can find even more snapshots from the trip. 

Featured above: The view from our hotel room in Folly Beach. A morning walk under the pier. Dipped my toes in the pool. We enjoyed many Mason jar cocktails at the Lost Dog Cafe. Collected sand dollars on Morris Island. Spotted dolphins. Went on an impromptu drive to Savannah (we had pre-paid gas to burn) and spotted Georgia peach stands on the side of the road. Loved the African Iris so much that I’m determined to grow it in Wisconsin. Snacked on cheese straws from a silver julep cup at The Olde Pink House in Savannah (also where I had the best crab cake of my life). Enjoyed a seaside sunset. Lounged by the pool on my birthday. Fell for the resident stray at the condo we rented in Charleston. 

Found the best beer bar in Charleston. Treated myself to a Milly for Banana Republic top. Went to the Hominy Grill for brunch. Visited Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. Charmed by the pineapple fountain in Waterfront Park. Enjoyed Rainbow Row, Charleston’s most colorful street. Inspired to plant my own flower boxes. Bravely took an oyster shot (a whole oyster with cocktail sauce and pepper vodka). Walked for miles along picturesque streets. Listened to live jazz at a coffee shop/beer bar located in a historic house. Took part in "Sticky Bun Sunday." Headed back to the Midwest. 

I’ll share the nice photos later this week. You know, after I deal with the car. 

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Instant Replay: April 2013

Went mod. Admired the first signs of spring. Enjoyed a clear day after weeks of rain. Spent an afternoon at local watering holes. Finally found the perfect pair of pointy black flats. Scooped up a pair of floral shorts. Went to Milwaukee for an overnight getaway. Visited the Milwaukee Brewing Company. Giggled my way through Mindy Kaling’s book. Adored a surprise bouquet of daisies from Dave. Wore this necklace a lot. Pulled out a few springtime accessories. 

I’d love to keep in touch with you on Instagram! You can find me at @bedknobsandbaubles.

Reminder! Win a pair of bangle bracelets from Sequin!

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