Thursday, October 6, 2011

sick day

I spent today at home with my sweet little Harper Lee. It was so good to snuggle her after them being gone with their dad for a few days. Here's how we spent our sick day together.

1. some tulips that I kind of like better dead than I did alive
2. got all fancy with my nails
3. we saw a rainbow. and then a double rainbow. I was actually under rain when I took this and then it was sunny a few feet away.

We also watched lots of Garfield on Netflix, ate soup and giggled a lot. I also sold the kids' crib today. I tried not to shed a tear thinking about how time has flown so quickly that they don't even need a crib anymore. My sweet little babies are sweet little children who are growing too fast. Sutter even lost his other front tooth yesterday. Oh time, sometimes I wish you stood still.



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hanging on to summer

Dear Summer,

Please don't leave us yet. 

Thank you. 

[found via Anthology Mag]



Friday, September 23, 2011

The Animal Print Shop

these adorable baby animals portraits by Sharon Montrose put a huge smile on my face when I came across them a few months back. It was a very pleasant surprise to find them on yesterday, so it was hard to resist picking up a few for our home and a few as gifts.

Images are copyrighted by Sharon Montrose Photographs, LLC. All rights reserved.

Kinda perfect timing since the kids were just asking for a pet monkey! Check out the sale on Fab, or head on over to The Animal Print Shop to see even more sweet little animal faces.



Monday, September 19, 2011

bravo whitney deal

Ooohing and Ahhing over the recently-discovered dress collection from Whitney Deal.

Floral bridesmaid dresses sound like an 80s disaster on paper, but she's managed to make them sweet without being cloying. Would you have a floral-bedecked bridal party?

(EDIT: I've updated the post to include the link to Whitney Deal's website. I guess that's what happens when you post late at the end of the day!)


Friday, September 16, 2011

it's September what??!

I had a really enjoyable time posting random iPhone photos during the August Break, and I had all intentions of returning to regular blogging activities. Which I guess, for me, regular means posting whenever I get a chance or inspiration strikes. I really do keep meaning to be a better blogger, but it just never seems to happen. Maybe if I had a nanny, or a driver, or a maid. But then my life just wouldn't be my life, and that won't do.

I realized this evening that I haven't uploaded photos from our camera since the beginning of June. When I did, I found this photo Carl took of me crossing the street in San Francisco. Kind of made me feel like I had my own paparazzo. 

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

put a bird on it

Post #3 for August Break.
this sweet little birdy arrived for my birthday from the fam in Oregon.



Friday, August 12, 2011


August Break: take 2. I plan on making something fun with this fabric this weekend...if I can ever finish the kids' new drapes.

Happy Friday!



Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Break

I decided to join the fun at the August Break as a way to push myself to blog more regularly. While I love blogging, holding down a full-time job and semi-single-mothering usually take precedent over putting together blog posts that I deem worthy of publishing. Instead, I usually publish something that's a half-hearted version of what I truly envisioned. That, or I just go weeks without posting a thing.

I love the idea of a simple photo a day. So here goes...

It was my birthday on Tuesday. And this is what I wore.



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

tickled pink

Dear Birthday Fairies,

I love hot pink. I love this bag. And I'd be tickled pink if this somehow magically arrived for my birthday. Just sayin'.



Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Currently loving all the geode inspired designs being created out there. Images via my Pinterest.



Monday, August 1, 2011

Sköna Hem

Digging floor to ceiling subway tiles in this Swedish kitchen. Also, I think I spy some Josef Frank in the nursery. Such a sweet story about the cradle, that has been used by many generations, found here



Friday, July 22, 2011

Fancy Friday - 7.22.11

I had the following Post prepared to run today, but it feels silly to finish it after hearing about the horrific events in Oslo today. My heart goes out to all the families there who have lost loved ones. I can't begin to imagine how frightening the scene must be at the moment. Luckily we've heard from our family and know that everyone is safe. 

Here's the original planned post...

I went into shock as I typed the date in the title of this post - how is it almost the end of July already? While the end of July can signal a close to summer for a lot of people, it's sort of just beginning around here. June and July tend to be foggy in the mornings...but August and September are really beautiful!! August is kind of my favorite month...and not just because it's my birthday. I have always looked forward to Fiesta and there's usually some pretty amazing concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl to look forward to. There's nothing quite like that venue, I love it! It also marks Back to School - which is very exciting this year since both my littles will be now be in Elementary School. It's crazy to even begin to think about that!

Things have been pretty snoozy around the ole blog, apologies for that. We had a nice little vacation in Portland, full of eating and site-seeing and of course some rain. I always think I'm going to blog more on break, but it just never happens. I've spent the last week trying to get back into a routine, but I've really been just blatantly ignoring house work and stepping over piles of stuff. I'm hoping to get some house projects completed over the weekend and get my head put back on straight. 

Here's a quick little list of some things I fancied this week.

Saw Beginners last night. What a fantastic movie. Have any of you seen it? What are your thoughts? 

Had dinner at Clyde Common, the restaurant attached to the Ace Hotel Portland, over the weekend. Delicious! It was simple and inventive at the same time, with really fresh, local ingredients and great ambience and decor. 

Happy 113th birthday Alexander Calder!

A gorgeous dress I came across while searching for something to wear for an upcoming black tie wedding.

Kinda in love with the saturated colors of fall via J.Crew

Dreaming of sitting outside and sipping an agua fresca.

Has anyone checked out the sales on Fab yet? Today they are featuring some Penguin Books which would be a fun addition to anyone's book collection!

Happy Weekend everyone!
What are your big plans for the weekend??



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Independence Day

A few quick snaps from our 4th of July...



Thursday, June 30, 2011


How awesome is this loft with lots of beautiful light, a fantastic pop of blue and plenty of found objects?

found here

Happy Thursday everyone! Today has been so beautiful outside. I enjoyed a little lunch date with my honey in Santa Barbara's amazing Courthouse sunken gardens. Now I'm off to get in a little workout and enjoy a picnic this evening for Concerts in the Park. 

What are your holiday weekend plans?