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.

Friday, November 11, 2011

+i have to share this blog, where the lovely things are. there's so much good stuff here.

+ martín azúa's beautiful gold house, which inflates from body heat or the heat of the sun. it also fits in your pocket. wish we could bring this on our next picnic.
gold house
from frolic,via lolita. photo from here.

+this paint chip diy from a beautiful mess is making me want to hit home depot this weekend.

paint chip diy
photo from a beautiful mess.

happy weekend!

just pictures

not a lot to say this week...just pictures.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

i uploaded pictures dating as far back as january yesterday. here's a favorite.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

happy monday

this mug makes me happy. it's kind of impossible not to smile when i drink out of it.



i bought it for g. years ago. YEARS ago. one of the legs is broken. wish i knew who made it so i could buy more of them.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

fall back

some friends sent o. a turtle that projects stars onto the ceiling and walls. i don't know who likes it better, o. or me.

both mornings this weekend my little buddy woke me up before 6 AM. it was still dark so we had fun with this.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011


a diy from a merry mishap.

shoe diy

photo from here, too.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

i just realized we have so few photos of us as family. here's one from halloween. i was holding ollie back because he was ready to go, go, go!

fam on halloween

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

i dig ♥ & hummus. pair it with some celery and carrots and it's probably my favoite snack.

Love and Hummus two

photo and more info here.