Thursday, November 29, 2012

i've moved to tumblr.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Last week we drove past a frat house. There were 4 guys sitting on the roof, drinking beer. Ollie asked why they were on the roof. Without thinking I said, “They are not very smart.” A few days later, on Saturday, Ollie and I were driving home from the grocery store. We drove by another frat house and again, a group of shirtless guys are sitting and also standing on the roof. A few blocks later,Ollie says, “Mommy, I think we just aren’t very smart.” I didn’t connect the other day and start wondering who’s saying this to him. Where's he hearing this? I asked him, "Why do you think we aren't very smart?" He said, “I think we should go on the roof.” 3 year olds are nuts.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

My maternal grandmother, Rosemary, holding my mom at her christening. Also pictured, by mom's sister Kathy, and my grandfather, John T.


Monday, March 12, 2012

lovely photo of my mom, two aunts and grandma in 1964. my mom is on the far right.

Kathy Gran Mom Jeanie 1964

Monday, March 5, 2012

i wanted to share this from margaret gould's blog, fountly, because of the bits about women helping other women. in my career, it's more often than not been women who have taught me the most, advocated for me and most of all, inspired me. (not to say there haven't been good men, because there have been, too.)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

march photo a day on instagram

i feel bad for neglecting this space, however, i've been working a lot at night or too tired to do much of anything once i get ollie down.

for the month of february i did a feb photo a day thing on instagram. i'm doing it for march, too, so i'm going to share that here. mostly i'm drawing the items, because it's fun and it inspires (prompts me) to do more than doodle or write the same things over and over. at first i thought i'd just do lettering but i'm kind of enjoying the drawing part,too.

march 1: up

march 2: fruit

march 3:my neighborhood

march 4: my bedside

Monday, February 20, 2012

kyoto bakery

a coworker sent me this link to a minimalist bakery in kyoto.

it's so peaceful. love the backlit mouse hole.

mousehole remodelista

photo from here.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

g and i have never really been big valentine's day people. our 1st valentine's day g made me a delicious dinner. he's made me tons of delicious dinners since that night, but never again on valentine's day. i do like to remind him of this.

but when you have a kid it all changes.

i kind of got into it this year. this meant i made each child a card and spent valentine's day eve with the masses at target, buying bags, temporary tattoos, candies and other crap.

i loved every minute of it.

not exactly what i had in mind. i wanted glassine bags, twine, and natural candy*, but this is what i could get my hands on at 8:30 at night on valentine's eve.



and this is what he was wearing when g picked him up from school

Little Valentine

* i'm sure the parents were cursing my name when they saw the chemical-laden candies i gave to their children.

Monday, February 13, 2012

we like to paint


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

on saturday night my folks too ollie for the night so we could go to dinner. it was so wonderful. we went to cesar. we ate paella.


then we came home and watched midnight in paris. i loved it.

Monday, February 6, 2012

happy monday!

i don't know why i've been so bad about posting lately. i guess i'm feeling pretty uninspired.


i'm feeling motivated this week. i hope to be here more often.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

not too much excitement around these parts, except potty training and pink eye.
don't be jealous.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Two things

It’s 11:30 PM and I’ve been up since 4:45 this morning. My goal was to leave the house today by 6, which automatically meant I would have a restless night’s sleep. Whenever I have to get up early, I wake up several times because I’m afraid I won’t sleep through my alarm. I've slept through my alarm maybe once in my life.

Last night, I stayed up too late, reading Dear Sugar. Ollie came into our room at 3:45, with toys in his thick little fingers. He cuddled for a second and then said he needed to go get some toy. I told him it was time to sleep and luckily, he listened. Then, a bit later, G woke me up and said I was snoring. I gave up and got up.

Anyway, back to Dear Sugar. It’s so good.

Also, I plan on doing this for the month of February (#febphotoaday). FUN! I love the instagram.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

a few things to make

+ beautiful gold clay bowls from wit + delight.

+ confetti shooters from you are my fave

+ roasted cabbage with bacon from e is for eats.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

i love berkeley



many years ago there was a house in south berkeley that had a ton of tvs on the lawn. does it still exist? if so, does anyone know where?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012


i thought things were supposed to slow down after the holidays, but they sure haven't. i've been neglecting this space, but the good news is, i've been keeping up on the exercise. yay!

we went to napa to go wine tasting this past saturday. my in-laws were here for the weekend and my mom came up. we brought ollie and he was so good. thank you, ipad.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

places to go

linda's yearly recap. love this! i might do this soon.

have you heard of stylemint? via whoorl.

january desktop calendar, from geninne.

tree hotels. let's go! via neatorama.

Monday, January 9, 2012

someone needs a haircut. he's looking a little like donald trump here, don't you think?


Sunday, January 8, 2012

yesterday, as he sat in the bathtub, i cut little donald trump's hair. now he has short bangs and it's long in back. so yeah, it's a mullet. when i saw what i'd done, i laughed maniacally. and when i laughed, he laughed, too.

when i lifted him out of the tub and wrapped him in a towel he said, "i'm a princess."

the whole drive to school this morning i checked him out in the mirror trying to tell myself the cut looked okay. it didn't.

we stopped to get him a donut and me a coffee and i asked him if he wanted to wear a hood.

someone take the scissors away.

photos before the mullet.


Friday, January 6, 2012

365 projects

fun stuff to check out:



Rules are meant to be…followed! Kate and I made up a rule-based project / game for Instagram in this new year. We’ve given ourselves a photographic assignment for each day of the work week. We call it #y12k which is meant to indicate the year 2012. Turns out that it literally translates to the Year Twelve Thousand which makes it even more awesome.

Here are the rules:

Monday #mondaycolor

Take a photo of something containing a color. Each week rotates through ROY G. BIV. The first week was Red, this week was Orange (we actually started #y12k the last week of December ‘11), next Monday will be Yellow, and so on.

Tuesday #typetuesday

Photograph some typography that catches your eye.

Wednesday #patternwednesday

Photograph, you know, a pattern.

Thursday #thursdaything

Take a picture of a singular object. It can be anything as long as it’s a self-contained thing and you find it interesting. Tell us about it (this applies to all of them by the way)

Friday #fridayfocus

This one’s about focusing on the media you’re into at the moment. It can be music, movies, tv shows, books. Just take a picture of it and share it with us all.

check it out here.

365 days of hand lettering from lisa congdon.

she says:
I am so happy to announce my daily project for 2012: 365 Days of Hand Lettering!

Today is the first day.

The project will be housed here on this blog. Each day for 365 days for the year 2012 I will post an image of something I have hand-lettered: a letter of the alphabet, a word, a phrase, a quote, a name. Some of the lettering will be based on traditional forms of calligraphy or vintage lettering and some will be of my own design. I am taking a calligraphy class right now and will certainly incorporate much of what I learn and practice there. I will be mostly working with ink, nibs and brushes, but will occasionally use pens. Some of the designs will be quite simple and some more elaborate.

check it out here.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

o's winter break

i am in love with this little boy. he is so joyful, so funny and such a love.



Wednesday, January 4, 2012



ollie got a camera from mimi and papa, for hanukkah. it's a 1.3 megapixel vetch kidizoom.
he filled the memory card with in the first 12 hours. gabe made a slideshow.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

new year, new goals

1. post regularly and actually write more on my blog.
2. open an etsy shop. i've said this the past two years, however, i started photographing stuff today! it's going to happen.
3. more playing and less tv for ollie. he's a happier kid when he watches less tv.
4. cook more. bring my lunch to work at least 2xs per week.
5. entertain more. dinner parties are fun.
6. exercise 5 days per week. lately i've not been able to get it together more than 3xs week. i'm in a better place when i exercise. it does wonders for the mind, in addition to the body.
7. post a picture a day on instagram.
8. go out on dates with my husband. i'm aiming for once every two weeks at a minimum. i miss him.
9. plan a beach vacation for next summer.

Monday, January 2, 2012

happy 2012

well hello there, stranger. sorry for the long silence -- it wasn't planned but with all the activity, it just sort of happened. hope your holidays were great.

happy new year! may your 2012 be bright.