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.