Wednesday, December 21, 2011

about a year ago, i pulled out half of my top row of eyelashes on one eye, when i my hand slipped/i lost my footing as i was curling my eyelashes. i still remember the noise and it makes me cringe. it was disgusting and awful and i've yet to curl my eyelashes since.

my mother-in-law gave me a sample of lancome's cils booster xl and i am in love. it's a base for mascara and i adore what it does.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011


hey girl. i heart npr. your love is like the john d and catherine t macarther foundation...
via g

lists of note.
via { wit + delight }

magazine bow diy.
via courtney lewis.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

beautiful clutches

obi clutch 1.2

obi clutch 1

obi clutch 2

from here

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

sickie boy

o was sick today so i worked from home while he watched a few too many movies. (guilty mama.) most of the day he was lethargic and feverish. late this afternoon he got a burst of energy.




Monday, December 12, 2011

smile, it's monday!

i'm so in love with good heavens' ties. i want to buy one (or four!) for g. i'm thinking of the hot air balloons. i want some for myself, too.

tie 4

tie 3

tie 2

tie 1

Thursday, December 8, 2011

motherhood in nyc

one of my favorite reads is motherhood in nyc. even those who aren't mothers or in nyc or both, will like her. i promise.

here are two favorite recent posts.

devacationization (this one made me laugh hysterically. i think i read it 3 times and every time i laughed harder.)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

my mom is one of my most favorite people.

today, december 7th, is her birthday. happy birthday, mom. i love you. wish i could've spent the day with you today. can't wait to see you sunday.

here's a picture of mom with o, a couple years ago, in our old flat in the city.
mom and o

i love ilsa loves rick

isn't this bracelet a beauty?


by ilsa loves rick, from here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

my folks are intelligent. they were and are, great parents. they're excellent human beings. (you know there's a but coming.) but, when it comes to technology, they're a little...unsure.

my dad calls it "doing email." they both tell me the computer deletes their emails. nothing is paid for online with a credit card.

gabe is our resident i.t. guy. patient and cheerful, and calm, he always helps them out.

and, in all fairness, i do need to admit, i'm not the most savy when it comes to technology. i don't care about high definition tv. i keep forgetting how to put more songs on my iphone. i often need to ask the i.t. guy for help with the remote.

when i read this post, by jason good, i was lying next to a sleeping ollie and i'm surprised i didn't wake him shaking with laughter. read the comments, too--they're really funny.

Monday, December 5, 2011

since moving to oakland, i miss alembic. wish i'd spent more time there when i lived so close. they have really lovely cocktails. since friday was g's birthday, g and i took the day off and headed into san francisco. we stopped in at alembic, after some book shopping at the booksmith (me) and record shopping at amoeba (g). there's something incredibly satisfying about having a mid afternoon cocktail on a weekday, no?


friday night my mom watched o, so i could attend a great show at the hotel utah.

the rest of the weekend was mostly about chores and errands. gabe powered through mountains of laundry, while i cleaned the house. pretty boring. but there were naps. we love naps!

and of course, cars were everywhere. at all times.

and ollie picked up some new kicks today. he ended up getting the green brobees. so cute. (pardon the blurry shot.)
have a great week. ours looks busy!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


have you heard of mixel? be sure to scroll down a bit and watch the video. it's super addicting and loads of fun. check out sir + mixel + alot, too. great stuff.

Friday, December 2, 2011

happy birthday

happy birthday to g!

a wonderful husband, best friend and papa. we love you.

ollie wants to throw you a birthday party at habitot children's museum today.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

the artist who gave computing a human face

i remember the computer lab at my grammar school, st. lucy's, in campbell. it was full of macintosh computers. we learned how to type. a-s-d-f, will forever remind me of my friend michelle's mom, who was our computer teacher. this takes me back to that computer lab.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

over dinner

one of ollie's best buddies at school is named f. f has a little brother, k, who is one. this was our conversation tonight at the dinner table

ollie: f has a k.
me: yes, f has a little brother, k.
ollie: we don't have a k?
me: no, we don't have a baby.
ollie: can we go to the store and get one tomorrow?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

hotel room bliss

pretty much his idea of a perfect morning: cars 2, which he calls "boat-water," because, well, it starts off with a boat in the water and a donut.


Monday, November 28, 2011


every year gabriel and my mother-in-law, make delicious pies. this year was no different. there was a pumpkin, an apple and a sweet potato bourbon pie.

ollie's mater (from cars) drove through the pumpkin pie. it was not an accident. i can't say i blame him.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

wednesday night i got to bond with my little niece, j a bit. we went to sushi with her mom and dad. we totally bored her, so she went to sleep.

Niece sleep

but when we got home, she hammed it up for the camera. she talked and oooohhed and ahhhed and gurgled a lot.
here she is with da.

and here are three generations. da, her dad (and my little bro) and little baby j.

yep, i'm in love.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

yesterday was my granny's birthday. she would've been 91.

my aunt sent this photo out with the following note:

remembering mom on her birthday and giving thanks for our rosemary-mom-granny. november 22, 1920-february 21, 1995

dad's (my grandfather's) inscription on the back of this photo: what a bride-nassau '65


in this photo my grandmother was 45 years old and she'd given birth to 8 children. eight. i can't wrap my head around this. she was an amazing woman and i have so many lovely memories of her. she had a fantastic jewelry box and she'd let me play with all of her costume jewelry. she had a drawer of drugstore lipsticks in her bathroom. i remember them all as being coral, though i know they weren't. she'd save all of her many, many catalogs and everytime i'd go over to her house, she'd give them to me...

so many really happy memories of this woman. there's much more to tell about her, but i'll save that for another time. such a beauty, inside and out.

happy birthday, granny.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

the golden gate

i will never tire of driving across this bridge.


Monday, November 21, 2011

check out numerous drawings.

Jeremey drawing

their mission is
Daily drawings using the same paper, same pencil, no erasers, no photoshop, and some colored marker here and there...

love it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

courtney johnson

i really want to check out courtney johnson's see you next tuesday exhibit at parklife in sf. love her work.

eye_contact courtney johnson

photo from here where you can also check out her other great work.
also, find more inforamtion on the park life site, here

Friday, November 18, 2011

happy friday!

i'm meeting a friend at their bakery saturday morning and ollie's been invited to make cookies with his buddy saturday night. other than that i plan on catching up on sleep this weekend. hope it's a good one!



Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

just stumbled across these and they seem like a good thing to share for a monday morning. they put a smile on my face.

Hairy Sock 1

hairy sock 2

hairy sock 3

available here.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

the great food series

the great food series by penguin is so lovely. the design, the lettering, the colors -- it's all so gorgeous.

Great Foods

A Little Dinner Before the Play by Agness Jekyll

Murder in the Kitchen by Alice B. Toklas

Notes from Madras by Colonel Wyvern

via simone leblanc.
photos from here

Saturday, November 12, 2011

lellow yellow
bumbrella umbrella
poncuter computer
wed red

today he was thrilled to be able to use the bumbrella he got for his birthday. (and i'm thrilled that there were no injuries or damage as a result of the bumbrella!)

it's really hard to correct someone when they say bumbrella. so sometimes i don't. i really want to call it a bumbrella myself, but i don't.