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.