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.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008


i stopped by rite aid over the weekend to pick up a birthday card. while perusing the aisles, i came across the hair products. i remember that i needed shampoo and was surprised to see my favorite organic shampoo. i saw the price (so cheap, i thought) and snatched up two to stock up--i love a deal! last night i stopped in to whole foods to do some grocery shopping. i passed by the (cheap) shampoo i had picked up at rite aid and noticed that it was almost $3 cheaper. ha! i suppose my perception that everything must be more expensive at whole paycheck.

at least i can laugh at myself.

Friday, September 26, 2008

single family home?

check out this family's home in manhattan.  yes; manhattan.  the building is over 30,000 square feet. a family of three resides there.  they have a million dollar view, 72 rooms and it only cost them $120k in 1966.  not bad considering today's housing climate.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

creepy guy down the street

five days after we moved into our new home, there was a block party on our street. and that's where i first saw "nathan" (i don't know his name, i can just imagine that's what he might be called). "nathan" is one of the creepiest guys i have ever met. he is the type of guy that you can't wait to get away from and usually do so in the middle of a conversation with him.

i hadn't seen "nathan" since the block party and had nearly forgotten about him. that is, until my daughter and i were walking home this morning and i almost ran right into him. how do you ignore someone right in front of you in a quiet neighborhood? apparently, if your me, you act like your blind and just start singing old macdonald with your toddler.

and, guess what? it worked. i don't think he even looked my way.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

i thought this was a particularly beautiful post about our impact on earth. my stance on the "green" movement is that it is about humans, animals; those living off the earth. depletion is what will (or won't) be left for us. it is our time on earth that may be running out.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesday Etsy Favorite

How *sweet* are these?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

This news is very sad for me.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Etsy Favorite

What a great bracelet? I love the mustard color...perfect for fall. And, it's made from a vintage tie! Eco-friendly and cute.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Apparently it is International Talk Like a Pirate Day....This is the first time I've heard of this, matey. How is that possible that I've been missing out on celebrating talking like a pirate every year? Be damned! My life is a sham.

Friday, September 12, 2008

From the Mouths of Babes

I was walking around Rockridge this evening, holding hands with my daughter when she fervently started yelling, "Mommy! Mommy!" I stooped down and picked her up in my arms and asked what did she want. She looked at me, tilted her head to snuggle in my neck and said I Luh You. I've waited a year and a half for her to say that to me unprompted. All. On. Her. Own.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It's here...

Topshop in the US!

Monday's Etsy Favorite

this is a necklace

My favortie Etsy find for the day. You can find locallibrary's shop to have lots of sleek jewelry intermixed with great vintage finds.