Wednesday, June 29, 2011

i wrote an entire post about my lovely husband last night, and blogger all the sudden flashed an error message. too much love for blogger i guess. so i give you the brief version:

4 years ago today, i married this man.

my husband
isn't he a looker? this was on our honeymoon. we were on the island of hvar, eating dinner looking out over the beautiful ocean. gabe had 8 kinds of mussels. i didn't have a single mussel.

i couldn't ask for a better father for my son. i couldn't ask for a better best friend. you make me want to be a better person every single day.

i love you, gabriel.

etsy again

love this:


from here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

i'm throwing a baby shower in late july, so i'm starting to gather ideas here...

i served dragonfly petits fours at my wedding. they taste as delicious as they look.
from here.

bud vases at each place setting, which will double as favors.
from here.

i love bunting and this seems baby shower appropriate.
from here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

summer, day 1

on the way to pick up o from school, i stopped and bought him a pool. he loved it though he never went in past his knees. he watered my toes while i sat in the early evening sun.

and yeah, i made this count as his bath tonight.

we ate popsicles, too.

and ollie had a picnic outside for dinner. while he was eating his dinner, the mosquitos were eating me for dinner.

as much as i miss san francisco, i'm loving the warm weather. i don't miss the fog.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

happy first day of summer!

i've been out of town so this is pretty much all i have today.

our bedroom

my big guy on his bike. (he hates the sun in his eyes.)

a friend's yard

Friday, June 17, 2011


i want to see this.

from here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

you know the kind of friends that you can go for a long time without seeing, but once you do see them, it's almost like no time has lapsed, you just pick up where you left off? i'm super lucky to have friends like this.

this past weekend i hung out with one special lady who i'd not seen in a month and one special lady who i'd not seen in almost two years. and it was lovely to be around these two incredible women.

as a bonus, i got to meet a gorgeous 8-week old baby and catch up with an awesome 4-year old.

also notable, i also learned how to eat brisket this weekend. i'm a changed woman.

my lovely friend c's wonderful husband showed us why white bread comes with bbq.

i will never eat bbq the same way again.

take a slice of white bread and slather it in tangy bbq sauce. cover the surface with dill pickles and layer slices of brisket on top of pickles. fold in half. eat. repeat.

(i added a little bit of slaw to mine, too.)

next up, queso.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

blog i love

i love the local blog, fashionist.

how cute is charlie?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


BCBG Dress

i have something to wear to the wedding.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

i heart maggie's mighty closet series.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

thursday i took ollie to the farmers market. we didn't get around to buying any veggies because he was more into exploring. there was a lady sitting in the middle of the grass playing guitar. no one else was really paying attention, but ollie sure loved her. he got his groove on. i bought o a guitar -- a purple guitar, his choice of course.


friday we had a wonderful dinner at lococo's with my cousin katie, her husband, brian and my cousin megan and her bf, matt. katie's mom is my dad's sister and megan's dad is my dad's brother. we laughed a lot.

saturday we took ollie to the lawrence hall of science to see the dinosaur exhibit. he loved it. i couldn't tell who was more excited, gabe or ollie.


and last night, our friends maegan and ella who are visiting from nyc came and had dinner. FUN! ollie cried when it was time for ella to leave and asked to see her this morning before school and tonight after school.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

i don't really have words.



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

this is a good read. some of the comments made me laugh out loud.