Thursday, July 30, 2009

anna bond

i love anna bond's work.

this is so whimsical, i can get lost in it:

and i love items like this:

check out her website and adorable blog, too.

all artwork and photos by anna bond.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ollie must read my blog. he got me one of these for my birthday:

bday pres from olls
(obs his dad helped him out. sweet husband!)

last friday and this monday i had cookies for lunch. cookies dammit! and they weren't even particularly good cookies. i need to start bringing a lunch. i'm joining the gym again.

i need black flats. cute, simple black flats. i bought a pair sunday actually. super cute, just what i wanted. i wore them to work yesterday and was waddling around like a duck. they fit me sunday. on monday they were a size too small. no shit.

i'm going to a conference about cheese in austin, texas, and i'm excited. (equally. about texas and cheese.)

this flickr group makes me smile big. watch some of them and you will smile big, too.
If it's friday & you're home from work then DANCE DANCE DANCE!

Monday, July 27, 2009

one or the other

if i'm going to post something chances are it's going to be about oliver or jewelry. i'm so boring.

every morning i have to pry myself away from this and it's hard. really hard.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

someone loves lights

he likes to point at them, turn them on and off and gaze at them lovingly.



he also says, "oooooooooohhhh no," when he drops something.

i have a hard time not eating him up.

custom braille ring

so neat.

available at rare device.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


oh edith zimmerman, you've done it again.

and edith opened a new etsy shop.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

no need for a necklace with this top

love it:

available here.

shilhouette pendants

i have to admit, silhouette is one of those words i always have to double check to make sure i'm spelling it correctly.

cousin kevin's wife, kristen (does that make her my cousin by marriage?) sent me the link to these custom silhouette pendants. i want a small one on a bracelet.

by whitney phippen, available here.

Monday, July 6, 2009

ollie's independence day:

he woke up, watched a little sesame street, and then took a long nap.

he went to a bbq, visited with everyone and he had a swim:
Ollie and Mama

he ate a wasabi pea (and seemed to enjoy it).

he ate a popsicle and cried when it was gone.

a nun took his pacifier, dipped it into her gin and tonic and told him, "you have to try this!"

he pooped.

he fell asleep. (he slept through fireworks that sounded like explosions.)

big day for a little guy.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

clothing optional

there's a house across the street that always has the shades drawn. and we seldom see anyone coming and going.

imagine our surprise when we drove up to our house last saturday afternoon and noticed a man sweeping the walkway in his tighty whities. and nothing else.

then on sunday my folks came up and watched olls so we could go grab a bite to eat. when we got home the same man was sweeping the same area of sidewalk. this time he was wearing tighty whities and a t shirt.

it was warm in san francisco (and even the sunset) this past weekend, however, it wasn't hang out in your front yard in your underwear warm. at least we don't do that in around house unless it's at least in the nineties.

today he was sweeping the same area of the sidewalk, however, he was wearing pants and a shirt.

also today when i was driving home, i was stopped at stop light and i glanced to my right and noticed the man next to me was not wearing a shirt. and i was thinking that whatever, maybe he was driving up from some place like san jose, where it was super hot and maybe he had to take his shirt off. but then he held up a pair of pants, which leads me to believe that the man next to me was driving around with out any pants on, too.

whatever, i'm cool with clothing optional clothing policies. there's just been a lot of it going on this week.

it's summer in the sunset.

Summer in the Sunset

yep, indeed.

will i shut up about jewelry already?

i know, i know. it's probably getting old, however, i've been obsessed with mixed metals lately. it all started when i finally bought the ring from sundance that i'd been coveting for over 2 years.

and then yesterday at work i met with this woman who had a bunch of small mixed metal rings.

i love, love, love these rings from meetalls:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


this whole going to the park as a mom thing is kinda weird. it's like there's this whole park world i never even new existed.

last week there was a dad who was talking to a YOUNG babysitter for a loooooooooongggg time.

there was also the nanny in her hat, scarf and sunglasses, slinging her venti iced startbucks thing and totally ignoring the little burden she was in charge of.

the other day ollie and i were at the playground. first we went on the swings. then i put him in the sand. then we walked around.

a mother/nanny came up to me and asked me how old he was. i told her. then she looks down at his bare feet and goes, "doesn't that hurt his feet?" and i said no, i think it's okay. and i don't think she was trying to be bitchy. i think she was a little lonely.

so then she asks me what his name is. and i tell her, "oliver." and another mom walks up and goes, "MY SON'S NAME IS OLIVER!" and i was all, "no way!" and then i asked her what her son's middle name was and she goes, "max." and then i got all exited and said, "OLLIE'S MIDDLE NAME IS MAXIMILLIAN!" and she said, "my husband's name is max and i call him maximillian!" she was really sweet. and her oliver was super cute.

another thing i noticed at the park -- ollie doesn't seem like a baby anymore:



cheese + pickle + avocado + lettuce + pickle + whole wheat roll + mustard = delicious.

9 out of 10 times this is the sandwich i ordered while i was pregnant. it's still one of my very favorite sandwiches:

sandwich fave