Friday, April 29, 2011

so ready for a sunny weekend!


Thursday, April 28, 2011




from here.

have i mentioned how sick i am of hearing about the wedding?
of hearing about it.

this is so gorgeous. i love everything about it. go watch it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

the drive home from my folk's house sunday night.

iphone pic with tilt shift and instagram. have i mentioned how much i love instagram. it's the new flickr.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

we spent easter with my family in the south bay. first stop was my folk's house for a little egg hunt and then dinner at my aunt's.

ollie was ready to go before i even showered.

fireman hat? check
new shoes*? check
purse** slung over his shoulder? check
black pants? check
pacifier***? check
shirt of his choice? check
sweatshirt? check

* even though he had other shoes, he insisted on wearing the same blue vans into the ground (twice). for the past year and a a half, it's been blue vans, all the time. we decided that this weekend it was time for new shoes, with the thought that if he picked them he might agree to them. it worked. after requesting first purple shoes, then red shoes, he ended up picking grey new balance sneakers. then we ran around a (very, very) long block because they made him run really fast. success!

**the purse is an old camera bag of mine. he insists on wearing it over his shoulder like i wear my purse. he sat around the house for an hour and a half waiting for me to get ready with his purse on as pictured above. its contents: a yellow rubber duck and a purple (his favorite color) slinky.

*** the pacifier. he no longer naps with it at school. recently we made a rule in our house--he can only have it in his crib. problem is, he takes pacifier breaks with it constantly. he's like a smoker. bad idea on our part.

i love this age.

Monday, April 25, 2011

i want a copy of the flavor thesaurus, by Niki Segnit.

Ever wondered why one flavour works with another? Or lacked inspiration for what to do with a bundle of beetroot? The Flavour Thesaurus is the first book to examine what goes with what, pair by pair.

The book follows the form of Roget’s Thesaurus. The back section lists, alphabetically, 99 popular ingredients, and suggests classic and less well known flavour matches for each. The front section contains an entry for every flavour match listed in the back section and is organised into 16 flavour themes such a Bramble & Hedge, Green & Grassy, and Earthy. There are 980 entries in all, with 200 recipes and suggestions embedded in the text.

It covers classic pairings such as pork & apple, lamb & apricot, and cucumber & dill; contemporary favourites like chocolate & chilli, lobster & vanilla, and goat’s cheese & beetroot; and interesting but unlikely-sounding couples including black pudding & chocolate, lemon & beef, blueberry & mushroom, and watermelon & oyster.

Beautifully packaged, The Flavour Thesaurus is not only a highly useful, and covetable, reference book that will immeasurably improve your cooking - it's the sort of book that might keep you up at night reading.

found here.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

i want a clare vivier bag.

cv blackpebble

cv sacbretelle-blk-hi



my favorite is the foldover clutch. i'm drawn to the blue, however, i don't have anything that color. i also like the red and grey.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

i love how he always has something with him. here it's the garbage truck. the entire week before it was a family of ducks: mama duck, dadda duck and wee little baby duck. this week it's been toodee and plex from yo gabba gabba.


unrelated, does anyone really care about the royal wedding? i'm so sick of reading about it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

this tweet directed me to this blog, fosterhood in nyc. i followed instructions and read from the beginning, all the way to the end.

Monday, April 18, 2011

i can't believe i haven't linked to oven lovin' girl. she's an amazing cook and baker.

last time they had us over, she served incredible enchiladas. this past saturday night there was delicious jambalaya. and cupcakes with italian meringue frosting. and lemon bars. and berries with citrus and mint.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

we spent a lot of time at the park this past weekend. there was a dad and his daughter playing hide and go seek. ollie decided he wanted to play.

Monday, April 11, 2011

vintage scarf quilt

stumbled across this today and had to share.

spread 1

spread 3

available here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

more wood

these make me want summer. they make me want a summer vacation.

with them, i'd also like a bathing suit, a sandwich, a beer (or two), a stack of magazines, a book, and a pool. please.

loung 4

loung 3

loung 2

loung 1

from here.
i am in LOVE. WEWOOD's watches are totally natural. they plant a tree for every watch purchased. from here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

golden stacking triangles

from here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

his laugh is one of my very favorite sounds in the entire world. it never fails to make me happy.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

bakesale for japan

this saturday, april 2nd, from 10-2

details here.