Archive for January, 2011

January 14, 2011

We’re moving!

Hi guys! I’m excited to announce that shannon*bear has MOVED to blogspot! You can check out the new site


This blog will remain up for the archives but I’ll be posting new things over on blogspot. Thanks for following along here, I’ll see you over at the new blog!

xo S

January 13, 2011

Magical Places

Today is a slow easy day. It makes me want to go to magical places like these…





Andrew and I may have to make our own fort in the living room!  I’m so *inspired*! Happy Thursday!

xo S

January 12, 2011

5 Favorite Things!

Hiya! I’m so excited to share 5 of my favorite things!

1. Sparkle shoes! I’m really loving the idea of some pretty sparkle shoes!

Oh my word, these blue pumps make me want to wear heels. I’m normally a flats kind of girl but… for these…

2. Fun make up trends for winter 2011! I’ve been playing around with make up (especially eye shadow and blush) and I love love love the look for this season!

I love the color on the eyes in the top photo and how they pop! The bottom one makes my heart melt for how lovely and natural!

3. I love coffee, right? A lot of people ask me what I like to make it in so I thought I’d share. I use a stove top percolator. And, upon shopping around for another one I came across these beauties!

4. Today Andrew and I are going to do a little sledding, my favorite kind is the toboggan! It’s SO fun!

5. A. E. Horton, I love that right now you’re off having boy time and snowboarding. I also love that you called me to tell me how fun it was and that you love me! You’re pretty much the greatest thing to include me in your macho-guy-time-snowboarding day! Forever ♥!

Thanks for stopping in to share these with me! Time for more percolator shopping and snow watching!

xo S




January 11, 2011

Style Crush!

I’ve been in love with vintage thermos’s for a LONG time and I think I may need to begin collecting them. They’re just too fun! Here are a few that are beyond lovely!

I love the idea of a his & her thermos set! Found here.

This set of four is to die for! I love love love the green one! Found here.

Two words: DINNER PARTY! Found here.

This inspires me to have a picnic in a field of daisies with my beloved! I’m head over heels for it! Found here.

The patterns and colors on this set are so great! They make me yearn for fall… ♥ Found here.

That was fun! Andrew is home today, I think we’ll play in the snow a bit! Bring on the sledding and hot chocolate!

♥ S

January 10, 2011

Another Snow Day!!

I was supposed to babysit today but, we have over a foot of snow at our house! C-R-A-Z-Y! I’m loving every sweet second of the snow magic.

Andrew worked for the better part of the day plowing at SAM’S but he’s home and resting on the couch, it’s actually quite adorable!

I love this photo! It captures the magic of that particular moment. I love our little house with it’s sweet lighting and fun colors. *sigh* And that man sleeping away is SO wonderful!

While he was gone I took on my very first ham, which is in the oven and smelling GREAT by the way, and I took a ton of photos. Here are a few from the snow today.

I think my favorite might be the wee cardinal. She was too lovely not to photography. I love days like this! I have a book and a cup of coffee calling my name! Happy Monday!

xo Shannon


PS: Don’t forget to head over to LDC Designs to enter in the giveaway for my darling owl plushy!

January 10, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Today is the announcement day!! I went to for the number generator but I couldn’t figure out how to get the entire image on my blog… if you know how, hook me up with such knowledge ;]

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The winner is my sweet pal Carla!! She said

My favorite place to have a cup of coffee is (believe it or not) at Olive Garden. They seriously have the BEST coffee I’ve ever had. Plus, it’s a special place for Josh and I since it’s where we have had (and still have) a lot of date nights enjoying their fantastic coffee. I just like the atmosphere with the Italian music playing and the low lights and all. Good times. :)

Congrats, Carla! I know you’ll want a bag of dark roast, is there a specific kind that is your favorite or shall I surprise you? Can’t wait to send it to you! Kiss the belly for me (she’s pregnant!! eeeek!!!)! ♥

Just to put a face to the name… this is one of my favorite photos of the two of us!

Isn’t she lovely?

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! It was fun and I was bursting with excitement to find out who would win! Happy Snowy Monday!

xo Shannon

January 9, 2011

Giveaway Feature!

Hiya! My lovely pal Lindsay over at LDC Designs has put my sponsor giveaway up! I’ve been waiting for this giveaway to share my new line of owl plushies! I’m SO excited to have been featured on her blog and also to FINALLY share this with you all! The owl up for the giveaway is my first and favorite, it’s from the line called “Night Eyes”. I’ll be putting them up in my etsy shop later this week! Eeeep! I Can’t wait! To enter the giveaway go on over to her blog here and check it out!

Here is a sneak peek!

Thanks for sharing this with me!

XO Shannon

January 9, 2011

Snow Adventure!

I just updated our Fox & Owl blog with some of the MOST amazing photos I’ve ever taken. Today my dad and I went up on the Parkway and found the most breathtaking scenes of nature. Holy smokes. I was blown away.

The snow came up to my knees in some places and I was bunny hopping around in it, making giant foot prints. We went about 5,000 feet up and it was probably 10 degrees and the wind was blowing. Can I tell you a secret?

I’m never more happy than when I’m out like that, freezing cold, camera in hand, with the reckless abandon of a child and the whole world in front of me!

Here is a peek from today!

Don’t forget to check out our F & O blog. The rest will go on Fox & Owl Studio!

xo S

January 8, 2011


My darling brother, Nathan, whom I love and adore might be one of THE best writers I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.

That being said, he uses his blog for… let us say, musings. Rather aggressive musings.

He hasn’t updated it very much but he’s determined to update it at least once a week (as a new year resolution). I’m pretty stoked on it.

My FAVORITE thing from his blog is this quote:

Yes, I am Shannon’s brother. No, my blog is nothing like hers. If you have come here to read about sunshine and bunnies, you are barking up the wrong blog. Go away.

I laughed until I cried and immediately called him and quoted it to him. Loved it.

xo S

January 8, 2011

Style Crush

Oh my goodness I have a total style crush on  “modern sofas”! I think it stems from always having a ridiculously patterned couch while I was growing up and from the vintage couch we have right now. I went from pattern extreme to vintage! Check these lovelies out!

Ah! This gold tweed is SO gorgeous!

I’ve never been a huge fan of 70s pumpkin on furniture… until now!

This is my FAVORITE! I absolutely love how bold the color is and the bit of bling at the bottom, just the perfect touch to the pink!

It’s still snowy here, I’m waiting for us to lose power. I just can’t wait to go play in it when Andrew gets home from plowing! Eeeek!

xo Shannon