Friday, April 30, 2010


(google images)

What do I do to vicariously relive high school weekends? Attend little brother's tennis tournaments and choir concerts, help said brother buy prom accessories, proctor the SATs (extra $!) Last night I also watched (ahem) two episodes of Laguna Beach Season One. Don't judge me. Happy weekend, kiddos.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

sweet tooth

I would get married just for a dessert table like this....forget about finding the right groom....



Monday, April 26, 2010

Deep Blue Sea

teaching at a private school has its our administration rented out a movie theatre and took every 1st through 12th grader to see Disney Oceans to celebrate Earth Day. The plot is simple, basically following different species and seeing how the live, but the images and scenery are stunning and mesmerizing. I enjoy beaches pretty much above the surface (swimming and snorkeling is one thing, scuba diving no thanks for me), but it is amazing to think of all that goes on below the surface....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

so I am a terrible poster.....


urgh. not a good week for blogging...not super inspired by stuff lately. I wandered over to we heart it for the first time in months....yes it is still a hipster haven with everyone trying to achieve the same artsy, vintage, unique but really copycat photos....but I sort of want to take some photos like that...maybe I'll actually pick up my camera again when school is done. 5 weeks til summer. goodnight.

Monday, April 19, 2010

nightmare on elm street

Through the glory of the blogosphere I've recently discovered West Elm Decor. A dream for my bedding needs, a nightmare for my bank account. I actually need some new bedding, as my dog has left her imprint on my vintage red and white toile duvet and shams. I'm happy to have her on my bed, but the hair and dirt have taken their toll. I need to dry clean it and store it away. This gray bedding might hide dirt more and given my room a fresher look anyway....I love the white too but that ain't happening while the pup's around.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

old school.

So last night I helped chaperone a middle school dance at the school where I teach. And I was a little worried that the music would be like this all night.

There was a little of that. But I was pleasantly surprised. The DJ busted out some of this.

And even a little of this.

At one point there was some Jock Jams. It was like it was my own middle school dance 15 years ago.

Needless to say, the kids were blown away by my fierce 90s dance moves.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

after last night.....

I am even more excited for this next week.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

This week I'll be guest blogging for Daniella over at
so grateful for the opportunity to share one of my favorite vacation places - Mallorca! Stay tuned for more.......xoxo

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Roaring 20s

This weekend I've been watching my little brother star in his high school spring production, a musical called Good News set in the 1920s. His school's costume department is fabulous and the clothes have me so inspired - not just the typical flapper/fringe dresses that you find in Halloween stores, but the more everyday clothes - I love the details...the low waistlines, the low strap heels, and the HATS! Oh, the hats...
Do you know about Wikimedia Commons? A compilation of literally millions of historic media images that Wikipedia has collected and are free to public use? So fun to browse....

Heels on the beach! A 20s-inspired photo shoot with today's photographers and technology would be fantastic, although I love the vintage feel of these...
(images via)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

summer in april

It's been sooo warm the past few days...over 80 degrees, which is unusual this early in the year. Everything is in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous, but heat is almost too much...I think it's making things bloom faster then they should....(more here)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

G is for Gold

Loving golden glows and hues these days....finding them through other blogs, flickr, and in thr gorgeous spring tones all around me....
want this bookcase...I need to color-organize my own, stat..... (via ddd)

golden light in washington dc... (via flickr)

went for a sunset walk in forest park this week...

daffodils and forsythia near my apartment....

trouble at target

Running to the store this morning for dog food and toothpaste...I decide to go to Target to avoid the heaps of freshly made bistro meals and produce at the regular grocery store that usually blow my budget. 80 dollars later.....damn you Target and your amazing snacks and archer farms brand...whatever! My family is visiting next week! I need snacks to feed them!!