Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009


tiny apple blossom ring set from elizabeth scott designs:

i had a hard time narrowing down which item of patrick irla's to post:

and this one, from vaka designs, is so pretty:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


olie's changing so much everyday i can't believe how what a little person he is now.

on sunday i took him swimming for the first time. he was unsure about the pool and held on to me with an iron grip. he lasted for about 6 minutes and the other kids started splashing and he burst into tears. afterwards he drowned his sorrows in a grape popsicle and was back to his normal self.

he babbles constantly and his most uttered words are, "duh, duh duh." he speaks duhtch

he uses his hands quite a bit when he talks. my brother said it must be the italian in him.



he likes to eat everything, including his toys.

he really wants to crawl, but mostly he just scoots backwards.


he's super expressive.


and really, i just want to eat him.


Monday, June 15, 2009

happiness is

there's this blog i read, called a beautiful mess. every week she does a "10 things i love sunday" post.

i started to try to draw a 10 things i love sunday post.

after 6 i was totally over it.

of course, my very favorites on this drawing are my boys. they're the best.

happiness is

Sunday, June 14, 2009

ollie wants

okay, maybe i want for ollie.  

available here

Saturday, June 13, 2009

oh yes

today i made guacamole for a bbq.


and now, i'm ready for a great tasting summer. 


panzanella salad

Thursday, June 11, 2009

what i bought in brooklyn

we went to the fantastic brooklyn flea during our trip.

we bought some good stuff. clothes for ollie, clothes for gabe and some jewelry for me. (and of course, food.)

i bought this elma blint bracelet:

here it is, in full:

i also bought one of these from here, except i bought a sterling silver letter o, for oliver, of course!

of course, ollie ripped the necklace off me not even 3 hours after i bought it. i was able to save the o, so now i just need to find a chain for it.

all images from elmablint dot com

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

what i ate in brooklyn

we spent the past five days visiting dear friends in brooklyn. and eating our asses off. (well, there was no eating our asses off, not the way we were eating. we we were more like eating our asses on.)

food highlights:
salami from here.
ice cream from these people.
a popsicle (that ollie tried, too) from these people.
abistro, where i had the most incredibly wonderful ginger drink AND spicy pancakes.

today while ollie slept off his jet lag i drew a good majority of what we ate while in brooklyn during our visit. the time change is catching up with me. i'll write more about our trip later, but for now, i leave you with the food.


p.s. you can zoom here


back from brooklyn, with stories to tell. we had a blast.

Friday, June 5, 2009


have you ever hit reply all when you meant to only reply to one person? and want to die of embarrassment?
this happened to me tonight. it could've been worse but right now i want to climb under a rock.

(shit, shit, shit!)



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

away we go

i want to see  away we go.

i read about it yesterday, in vogue, and then saw a commercial for it last night.  

vogue described it as a "juno" for adults.  after watching the trailer, i totally see what they're talking about.  (allison janey is in it, too, just like in "juno.")

it's written by dave eggers and his wife, vendela vida.  i love maya rudolph so much and she stars in it with john krasinski, from "the office."



most mornings ollie starts chatting around 5:45 or 6.  he's always pretty hyper in the morning and he has a lot to say.  he's such a morning person.  he's so happy.  


on weekends we'll all hang out in our bed and then gabe will get up and make breakfast.  by the time we're done with breakfast, ollie's ready for his morning nap.  i'll usually put him down in our bed and i'll draw or catch up on blogs while he sleeps. if i'm tired, i'll nap with him.  i love mornings like this so much.


Monday, June 1, 2009

at ollie's last check up just a couple of weeks ago he weighed a little over 21 pounds.  this past weekend we bought him the following from the american apparel store.  

i'm showing it off here for 2 reasons.  first, i think it's really cute.  and second, it's a SIZE 2.  and besides being a little bit long in the arms, it fits him. 

photo from american apparel