Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

castelvatrano olives

i can't stop eating castelvatrano olives today.


Friday, September 25, 2009

one year ago today

was my last day of work and then i started my maternity leave.

where did the last year go?

My Favorite Guys

Thursday, September 24, 2009

why warm as toast?

my dad used to tuck me in at night when i was little and he'd say, "are you as warm as toast?"

another one he'd say a lot is, "that's just life in the big city, stellers."

stellers you might be thinking. yes, stellers, which was short for stellamellatina. stellamellatina, was my nickname growing up.

my brother anthony was yucky ribers, which was how he'd say river. though sometimes he was misters. my younger brother chris was beeperman. sometimes beepermano.

my mom was kitellers, which somehow came from kelley.

oliver is mooshkie a derivative of moose.

Monday, September 21, 2009

hot dog!


my dad called me at the office this morning at 10:30 and asked me if i wanted to meet him at casper's for a hot dog. it was yummy. i toyed with the idea of getting one with cheese but i wasn't drunk so i didn't.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

tired. lazy.

wtf target: frugalistas? not a fan of the new campaign.

on facebook, more of my contacts commented on patrick swayze's death
than michael jackson's death. lots of baby in the corner comments.

we're going to a wedding in november. the ceremony is outside and there will be walking to the ceremony site. what to wear?

ollie turns one in 4 weeks. omg. the first year flew. and he's so not a baby anymore.

i can't figure out how to remove the flickr application from my facebook page, which makes me feel bad posting to flickr because my contacts probably don't want to see another picture of oliver.

i want to cut my hair off.

i want to grow my hair out.

i have my period. why do people say they're on their period? you are not on your period. your period might get on you. or your pants. but you do not get on it. (clearly it's time for me to go to bed. ollie's 4:30 AM wake ups are taking their toll.)

i've been walking everyday after work from 5-6 with ollie and it's really nice.


i would like this for our bedroom.

available here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

where the wild things are

a while back i posted about the where the wild things are movie.


i found out today, there's an exhibit at the contemporary jewish museum,
sendak on sendak. i want to go check this out before i see the movie. yeah!

zach galifianakis

i love zach galifianakis. love him. just looking at him makes me giggle. he was excellent in the hangover and amazing in comedians of comedy, which, i want to watch again. like this weekend. i just watched this, too and come on - zach and will in the same video is sort of a fantasy of mine. (i love, love, LOVE will oldham. love him.) and, i know i'm late to this party but i just stumbled across between two ferns. funny.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


i'm having a glass of wine from a box and it's not half bad.

it's yellow + blue organic wine. (get it, yellow + blue = green?)

it comes in a tetra pak. according to tetra pak's website:
wine in Tetra Pak cartons use 92% less packaging to deliver the same amount of wine; 54% less energy than that of glass bottles throughout the entire life cycle; create 80% less greenhouse gases; 35-40% fewer trucks to deliver the same amount of wine if compared to glass bottles.

i bought this for our recent trip to russian river and never got around to opening it. just had a glass of the rose and i must say, not bad at all.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

flora grubb gardens

we went to flora grubb gardens today and explored.

here's what we were looking for:
  • items to replace some expired plants in the terrarium. i swear i kill all plants.
  • a new base for our plant in our living room because we have visions of ollie pulling the whole thing down on him, which is a scary thought.
  • a new air plant for the shelf in the hallway. i've managed to kill my second air plant in 2 years. (do you know how hard it is to kill an air plant?! do you?!)
we didn't manage to accomplish all of our list, but not for lack of selection. i think it'll require a second trip back. we did get a ritual coffee to drink as we browsed. can't beat that.
and we bought a base for the plant, which we've decided to park on the floor.

if you haven't been to flora grubb yet, it's so worth the trip. i'm still thinking about it 4 hours later.

check out the vertical garden, it's incredible.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


according to robert redford's letter in the newest sundance catalog, they've brought on a new buying team at sundance. i'm not really loving most of the items and styling, however, there are a few items i'm digging:

the vintage floret necklace

coronado ankle boots

the wild orchid necklace

all available here.