Saturday, September 14, 2013

too much like me

now i have a new set of songs to mess up the lyrics.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

holidays at home

our home has been feeling less and less festive these days. with an over-enthusiastic dog and a cat healing from a fight with a neighborhood raccoon, our house has become a battleground. a battleground of urine, to be specific. the pissing contest between our cat and dog has left us spending less time at home and, in return, caring less for our home.

but now that the holidays are upon us and we will be spending two weeks at home - we need to spruce this place up. through my internet travels, i've collected a few decorating projects and we may actually complete one or two!

1. Wall Christmas Tree from Curbly

2. A tree of lights from The Improvised Life

3. This one is most fitting for our family. From Instagram

i'll be back in a few weeks to show what we've come up with.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


yes; september. or should i say october. we are just 1 day away from it.

here i am finally getting back to updating.

i'm not quite sure of my absence. well, let's just say i can't remember all the "to-dos" on my list over the last nine months. :) expecting your second child with a full-time job, a two-year old and much more leaves me with little free time to explore. but i'm taking it slow now just waiting for #2 to arrive. #1 is still at daycare and i am home taking a break from work. i thought i might be a little bored, but NO way! i'm enjoying my leave. i need some much-needed rest from work and some time to myself. who knows how long this will last (maybe another week?). but here are a few things on my list:

- watch a movie!
- read: my fav blogs, a new book, and relaxation techniques during labor
- bake cupcakes for a welcome celebration for the new baby (really, for #1)
- knit a baby hate
- have lunch with great friends
- spend a night-out (alone) with my wonderful husband
- pick tiles for our new bathroom and countertopes for the new kitchen
- take naps

i hope to be reporting back with a birth story and a baby picture soon.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

oh, please

“I haven’t eaten red meat for 40 years. I wish I could give up chicken (except free-range) but then I’m down to fish which seem a) tainted, and b) endangered. By the way, I don’t not eat meat mainly for health reasons but also because I had an epiphany walking through Les Halles at the age of 23 that eating meat is disgusting, arrogant, oblivious and unconscionably cruel. Moving on … I try increasingly to eat only organic veggies and fruit.” - Candice Bergen (via

there isn't one bit of this that doesn't make me question everything about candice.  is she delusional? does she really think she is a vegetarian when she eats meat?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

george clooney blogging?

i'm impressed by the lengths george is going to expose what's going on in the world.  check out george blogging here.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

oh. my. god.

this is truly the funniest thing i've seen.  i love this version of karl lagerfield.

Monday, March 02, 2009

it's amazing how a few sweet little words and a smile can lighten up your day.

today was one of those difficult days where i felt like giving up.  and, for me that's pretty bad; i'm a positive person.  the glass is always half-full.  though today was really rough.  i wanted to give in so many times and just quit.  but the minute that little girl of mine sees me, smiles big and wide, and runs over to say "hi, mommy.  i missed you"--wow! that just erases everything else.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

march 1

lots going on in my neck of the woods.  lots of thinking, planning, hoping and dreaming.  sometimes i think i'm spinning my wheels other times i think it's progress.  we, humans, are so funny. 

last night i went to a friend's house for a lovely dinner of delish thai food and fire spinning.  have you seen this?  i wasn't quite sure what to expect.  but i absolutely loved the fire dancing.  who knew?  it was a lovely, lovely night.  the best part was seeing this group in a new light.  they were all so giving--giving of their talents, presents, and laughter.  i wish every night was like that.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Etsy Favorites

i just love these two items. the first, a cute ruffled purse from handmadebyhank, would be perfect for weekends. i'm think a weekend trip to sausalito. and these bunny notecards from AshleyPahl would be perfect for easter. while it's some time away, i've already been thinking about a cute dress for little d to go easter egg hunting in.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

thank yous

more specifically: weekly thank you notes. i am a firm believer that good things that happen in my life are not mine alone. good things in my life come from other people or affect other people. while note-worthy things happen everyday, i don't want to over do it. (although, is it possible to give to much thanks?) so i send a thank you note at least once a week to someone in my life.

it could be my husband, my mother, a friend or coworker. last week i sent a note to to the manager of smith and hawken who helped us find our patio furniture. he was not only patient (it was past my little girl's nap time), friendly and funny, but he also gave us the BEST deal on the table, chairs and compost bin.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday's List

i love lists.

plain and simple: they fuel my day, focus me, and keep me from losing my mind. i love looking over lists from previous days, weeks and months. it's fascinating to see what was a priority at that time in my life and what events were preoccupying me.

how cool would it be to be able to look over the list of someone you admire?

here's my list for today (in no particular order):

write my weekly thank you note (more on this tomorrow)
chase my daughter (d) around the yard
update resume
pull out the sewing machine
find green corduroy i bought to make a jumper for
call intern from summer (sweet, sweet girl who interned with us this summer)

my list is kind of boring. but i figure if i publish this for the whole world to see, then that will make me accountable.