Friday, July 31, 2009

I'll take one of each, please

How amazing are these KNIT chairs?

And the pink toile pillow.....I love toile patterns. I have a red toile duvet color, although my bedroom is so small that sometimes the print gets a little too loud for the room.

Images via decor8
However, the website is under construction. I spotted these on weheartit.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

deux fleurs

I downloaded a free trial of Lightroom and have been playing around with it. It has some cool effects but is not super user-friendly. I did the diptych with Picasa. Photo by me! Click on it for bigger detail.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

let's make salsa again

It tastes so good when made fresh in the summer.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lazy Saturday. I made salsa with tomatoes from the farmer's market and chocolate chip shortbread cookies. The weather is perfect so I'm going kayaking in a bit.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


I'm inspired by lights today.

(images via)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In My Mind I'm Going to Carolina

Melissa’s wedding was splendidly beautiful.

And Asheville was superb. So much to do and see….I felt I barely scratched the surface.


Eating North Carolina barbeque
Sitting on a porch in a huge white rocking chair and lookimg at the mountains
Taking pictures of a lazy flowing river
Going antiquing in an old tobacco barn
Wearing a big floppy hat
Playing lawn games while horses roamed the pasture next to us
Listening to a lot of bluegrass
Drinking out of mason jars

It was all very SOUTHERN. and lovely.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Road Trip!

(image via flickr)

So I doubt that anyone really reads this blog besides a few close friends of mine. (if you do, say hello! I lurk on people's blogs too!) But anywho, I'll be gone for a little while....I'm heading to Asheville, North Carolina for a good friend's wedding. I'm excited for a road trip there with a few other friends, to reconnect with some family friends who live there whom I haven't seen in years, and to explore Asheville. There's supposed to be some great shopping/antiquing and restaurants....which pretty much sums up what I like to do on vacation - shop, eat, sightsee, and relax. Not so much with the relaxing this trip, but it will be great regardless. See you on the flipside!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


we decorated the driveway with hearts and love animals

we reunited with friends and posed for pictures

well, 2 of us posed....

all my mamas

we ate and ate and ate

we laughed. and smiled.

it was a beautiful day.

Friday, July 10, 2009


my brother got married today. it was perfect.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

hello, let's go.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


couple of goodies

I'm too tired to post more. some flickr updates tomorrow perhaps..

Friday, July 3, 2009


I am grateful and proud
To live in this wonderful country.
And certainly on Independence Day,
It’s easy to remember why.
So here’s to~~~

backyards. barbeques. burgers on the grill.

baseball games. hot dogs. the roar of the crowd.

bonfires. smores. fireworks. stargazing.

dirt roads. highways. the open road.

farms. small towns. urban and suburban.

parades. picnics. potlucks.

soldiers. volunteers. organizers.

voting. community. grassroots.


via google image search

thoughts for today.

I am never getting bangs again. They look good for about 2 days, then they are a constant hassle. Straight-cut bangs do not look good on me, so I have to get the sideswept ones. But I am constantly pushing them out of my eyes and behind my ear. When it's totally humid or if I don't flat iron them everyday, they fly up and look horrible. The growing out phase is impossible.

My brother is getting married in a week. He and his fiancee are here (at the summer house) and the rest of the family is descending upon us tomorrow. It's going to be a week of crazy fun. Hopefully less crazy and more fun. Today is the first warm, sunny day in 3 days so we all feel like we can go outside again.

I don't have a tripod, so I don't think I can make my fireworks pictures as epic as my flickr contact Alex's are. But I'm going to try and improvise.

Blogger is being ridiculous and pictures aren't posting the way I want them. But check out these great bedrooms. I don't know if she styles all them or just compiles the photos, but the point is I need a better apartment so I can do stuff like this.

Today I'm wearing a t-shirt with a lion on it. Rawr.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hamburguesas de Amor

i want someone to make me a love burger.


Hello Lolla

So I'm not completely sold on tumblr. I think the layout is kind of weird. It definitely isn't as friendly to wordy blogging as Blogger is, which I guess is more my style. Sometimes I think it's trying a little hard to be hipster. Not that hipster can't be great. But it sort of loses the appeal when everyone buys into it. Whatever. I digress. Clearly my blog style is ramble. Point is, I have found a few great tumblrs, like this one. But where do people find the time to get all these images?