Monday, September 27, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

just checked out halloween costumes on etsy for ollie. two finds i had to share:

chef halloween

gnome halloween

from here.
a few weeks ago we left ollie with my folks. we flew to new york to attend all tomorrows parties and see our dear friends. we'd both left ollie before, but never together.

we left on a wednesday night, on a red-eye so we were able to put ollie to bed and, as far as he knew, we'd only be gone for 4 nights.

before we put him to bed, the three of us read books on our bed, like we do every night. i cried. i told gabe, if we didn't have plane tickets i probably wouldn't be going. after we put him to bed, i was a blubbering mess.

on the way to the airport, i called my mother, who would be picking up ollie the next day (a babysitter was spending the night at our house that first night).

through tears, i gave her instructions, such as:

don't leave him in the car in hot weather. don't leave him in the car, period.

if you bring him swimming, you aren't to leave him alone for one second. she asked if my aunt could watch him in the pool, in case, say, she had to pee. i told her to pee in the pool. no one, NO ONE, was to be with him by the pool but her.

if you feed him grapes, they must be cut into 4 pieces. but he doesn't like grapes, i lied, so i wouldn't give him ANY grapes if i were her. or raisins. they're a choking hazard until the age of three i cautioned her. and he really doesn't like them, i lied.

and so on. it's a good thing that my mom has an excellent sense of humor. she thought my paranoia was quite a hoot.

by the time we got on the plane i was doing much better. of course, the beer i pounded at the airport (gabe made me!) probably helped me calm down.

we were gone a touch too long, but i was able to enjoy the trip. yay for overnights with the grandparents!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

crowd/stage shots from atp

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

denim diapers. disposable demin diapers.


from huggies' site:

Very fashionable - for a limited time!

Denim has always been a summer style staple, and the HUGGIES® Jeans Diapers are no exception: this is a short-term offering to help little ones steal Mom's summer style.

A unique, fun and stylish way to make your little one the coolest and cutest around.

Monday, September 20, 2010

filthy windows

pretty sky.



i'm a creature of habit or maybe plain lazy because i eat the same thing for breakfast six out of seven days each week: a piece of whole grain toast with butter, an apple, pear or banana and a cappuccino.

jennifer causey, however, eats a variety of lovely, healthy things for breakfast every day. her blog, simply breakfast, is so inspiring and pretty.

she also has a fantastic collection of linens.

Simply B 4

Simply B 2

Simply B 1

Simply B 3

all photos by jennifer causey of simply breakfast.

Friday, September 17, 2010


i became a fan of herb and dorothy on facebook.

this status update made me smile big.

Today was Herby's 88th birthday. We went to the Japanese restaurant in upper east side, Herb had tons of edamame! Happy birthday, Herb!!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

herb and dorothy

i want to check this out:

HERB & DOROTHY Trailer from Herb & Dorothy on Vimeo.

Herb and Dorothy is a documentary about Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who built one of the most significant contemporary art collections ever. Herb's salary, as a postal worker, went towards their art purchases and they used Dorothy's salary, as a librarian, to live.

Their criteria for purchasing art were: they had to be able to afford it and it had to fit in their small Manhatten apartment.

Their collection grew to over 4,000 pieces and it got so big, they finally had to start storing it under their bed! In 1992, they donated their collection to the National Gallery.

via the lovely and talented Shauna, who writes small medium large, which i read daily.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

i love summer. too bad we really didn't have on this year... yet. i guess we still might.

I love summer 2

don't be fooled--i'm not that healthy. i managed to finish ollie's quesadilla. the one that he took one bite of before he requested "boat toast." boat toast is toast that is cut on the diagonal.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


love how delicate and pretty this is.

neck 2

neck 3

from here.

Monday, September 13, 2010


we had some peeps for brunch on saturday. i did everything super last minute, but it all worked out.


Sunday, September 12, 2010


he took a long time to go down the "schlide." he was too busy being nosy.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

both my boys are sleeping. i'm beat after hosting a brunch today. i'm combing through apartment therapy, looking for house ideas. two i like from rachel and alfred's artfully cataloged collections, are:

these leaves are above their bed and they look so pretty. i don't think i could talk gabe into this, however, i could maybe mount them and frame them.

i first saw this done by lisa congdon. i've been collecting plates ever since, however, i've yet to hang anything. maybe in our new place.


both images from
apartment therapy.

Friday, September 10, 2010


i want one of these watches. i'm dying for one.

from here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

exploring kutsher's

i feel like i'm cheating when i use the shake it photo application and make my phone pictures look all fancy.

but not bad enough to stop.

i'm still smiling when i think of atp. it was so much FUN.



instead of

instead of telling you more about atp, i'm going to tell you what i did tonight.

tonight, instead of exercising for the first time in a week, i made this chocolate cake, from here.

it's the 2nd time i've made it, after reading about it on not martha.

so now i'm sitting on the couch feeling very full and happy. and a little bad about not exercising.

smitten kitchen is new favorite. check out the grape focaccia with rosemary. i think it's next on my list.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

back from vacation

we left ollie for the first time this past weekend and went to ATP with our friends, gabrielle and craig.

we stayed at kutsher's country club. gabrielle called it indie rock summer camp, which was a perfectly apt description.

there was lots and lots of music, comedy, movies, food, drinking, laughing, and dancing. more pictures and details to follow.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ollie's peeps


back from vacation! details to follow.