Monday, December 20, 2010

our white christmas tree!

So sorry, Bloomers, for being so MIA. Lots going on for the Bloomers, including a surgery recovery and two little babies. I'll get back at it regularly with inspirations in January, I promise :) In the meantime, Craigger and I set up our white Christmas tree and I wanted to show you all! I love the way it looks in our house. I am inspired by Scandinavian design where everything is very crisp, white and clean! More pics of our house to come in the New Year. We've been working VERY hard on it, and I think you'll like the results.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Bloomers!!!

{like gossip girl, hee}

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

the real martha

note the cookies on the end - these are the tastiest things that ever were.

the lovely leaf tag

Our very own Lynn Bloomer made these FANTASTIC Christmas prezzies this year. I'm serious, Lynn Bloomer should have been the real Martha Stewart, but she may be even better than the real Martha, because she's not only uber-talented and artistic, but she's sooo fit and also super beautiful. How can one person have it all?! Anyway, she made this gift from scratch and I was so in love with how it turned out. The wood dishes are from Loblaws (very useful going forward!), she made the cookies from scratch (and the round one with the chocolate dot in the center is seriously the most magnificent thing ever to hit my taste buds), and she found the leaf tags from...I don't remember where...and she bought the ribbons too! Lynn LOVES purple and green. And we do too!
Thanks Lynn Bloomer. You are seriously the best.
Oh and photography by her daughter Katie - who is also so sweet and stunning and talented that she deserves a blog post all on her own!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

meet the monkey!

Noam with sock monkey brother Blimey

Super Shemesh!!

My friend Julie made him this adorable little acorn outfit!!

I like his GQ pose on this one...future model perhaps?

A family friend made each of us a beautiful quilt using my mom's clothing and I've been waiting years to wrap a baby up in it! He was so calm during this part of the photo shoot I am convinced he could feel his Grandma's hugs.

My little mensch!

I thought it was time to really introduce you to the new monkey in our lives...Baby Bloomer #2...Mister Noam Ethan Shemesh! In case you are wondering, it is pronounced "No-Am" not "Gnome" but sometimes he looks like a little gnome when he is grumpy so its ok to call him that too. We had a wee photo shoot the other day and here are some of my favorite pics...of course I had to dress him up for some ridiculous shots...please don't call child services he was really very comfortable and accommodating! And a big thanks to my friend Kate for your awesome photography skills and for putting up with all the costume changes!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

my rocker outfit

I bought this outfit last March for the Star Awards...but it was too cold :( And then I tried to wear it to Ryan and Tahlia's wedding in July, but I was too tired after setting up to make myself look nice (and I had to sleep about half an hour after the wedding started)! I love my rocker outfit. And no one will ever get to see it. My little ballerina dress from Urban Outfitters, my Jimmy Choo rocker bracelet from H&M, and my rock star shoes! And crazy hairs. And it's all quickly going on out style. Cry cry cry. Until now!! Craiggers took photos of my rocker outfit for funs, and now you get to see!!. Do you like my rocker outfit? I sure hope so! I REALLY wish I could have worn it out somewhere...but I suppose this will do :)
{photography by craig morrison}

i feel like a ROCK STAR in these shoes

urban outfitter dainty little ballerina dress with rocker shoes and jimmy choo cuff!

thanks to Shayna Bloomer for finding my cuff! my hairs aren't usually that crazzzzy ...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

teensy $3000 cottage renovation!

Sorry for my absence, Bloomers. I was knocked off my feet with surgery. And while I'm certainly not back on my feet, I'm sitting up at least! And browsing the net. And finding cool stuff. Like this neat little Victorian cottage in the Catskills that this girl, Sandy Foster, made over (from a run down hunting cabin), using only $3000! It's so teensy and cute. It's a bit girly girl on the inside for me, but still gorgeous all the same...well done indeed! {from Nate Berkus' blog via Sandy Foster's blog}



Friday, December 3, 2010

inBloom featured in Wedding Bells Mag!

Last February, Joelle and Melanie Bloomer (with Joelle being quite preggers) created a whole bunch of funky "boho chic" flower arrangements for a Wedding Bells Magazine photo shoot, using our own little vessels and vases. The issue finally hit the shelves (it's the spring/summer 2011 issue!), and we are sooo happy with the outcome! Check out the spread! {pic from Wedding Bells Magazine}

Thursday, December 2, 2010

socks for my chairs?!

i want my chairs to wear these!

I LOVE these, and would like to purchase a pair of they gre
y argyle socks for my new white mismatched dining room chairs!! The best part is that they're called PERSONALITY socks. With all my friends now living in Europe, I do think I might be able to swing this!{from Incredible Things via DesignSpray}

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

...and in a fit of passion...

...Melanie Bloomer paints her door yellow! Now, it's a magic door...
{thanks Jessica for the help!}