Thursday, July 2, 2009
my girl-crush is Zooey Deschanel. She is so adorable...those big blue eyes, the fringe of dark hair that frames her face, her quirky fashion....
She seems like someone you can be instant friends for life with.
...and she sings. :)
can*t wait for her new film that is coming out.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I love summer! Don*t you? Here*s what I*ve been up to:
...made my first layered cake, chocolate w/ chocolate & a dulce de leche filling
...banana pancakes (my fav!) with home-made brown sugar syrup
...baked red velvet cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting. From scratch! (would have more pictures, but my camera is being a vampire and sucking the life out of my batteries)...thanks to bakerella for the inspiration. I love her! Check out her website, it*s full of delicious and dainty delights. Yum!
...been taking the boy to mommy & me swim classes. So fun! And of course plenty of trips to the pool to practice what we are learning. Also been frequenting the beach for picnics, seagull chasing, and sand castle building. My legs finally no longer require sunglasses to look at them. :)
...been going to different library bookstores and goodwill w/ my brother to find treasures to fill my bookshelves with.
...my Google Readers of course!
...magazines & catalogs for light reading and inspiration for the house I will one day have
...visiting new friends and catching up with old ones.
What have you been doing this summer?
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
I love you babe!! Happy Anniversary!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”: I really liked this one. It's "another war film", but shown from a completely new point of view. The two young boy’s acting is superb…their wide eyed innocence draws you into the story. Also, the mother’s costumes were beautiful.
“L.A. Confidential”: I know I’m a couple years behind on this one, but I still enjoyed it. A little graphic, but the plot is good. Is a smart movie with a twist, just the way I like it.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Last week I was spring cleaning and decided to purge my closet of all the old clothes that either don’t fit anymore or I just never wear. When I finished, I noticed that literally more than half of my clothes are black, half gray and/or white and very few pieces have any color. I also realized I only own two dresses.
So I bought a bright, flowery spring dress at H&M as a mother’s day gift to myself. I love it! It has the color I so desperatly need in my life. ;)
In this vein, I wanted to start trying a street style segment…but I’m too shy too ask random strangers to pose for me, so I end up take pictures like this:
Monday, May 11, 2009
my top five for unique l.a....
Butter crunch heaven. Seriously. They melt in your mouth and have you instantly craving more. The rosemary & thyme were not bad, but my absolute favorite was the almond butter flavor. I tried to make mine last, but they barely even made it the trip home.
Rock Scissor Paper
Lots of cute stationery, notebooks, greeting cards, mugs, etc. with original illustrations and an unique, colorful style.
For music lovers. Wallets, key chains, bags, etc. with records, cassette tapes, and turntables. They also had the cutest ipod cases…unfortunately, not for a touch or iphone....yet
She creates really cute mixed media paintings two things I really like: maps and birds. But she uses other images of flying objects, like paper airplanes.
Again I stress that there was so many truly beautiful and creative people. This is just a tiny slice of the Unique L.A. pie.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
So, hi. I don't really know how to start this, my first blog entry, so I'll just jump in with this: I love hand written letters! There is absolutely nothing in the world like the joy I get from checking the mail and finding a letter for me hidden between all the bills and spam. Yes, email and texting and all that is cool...techology is cool, ok?...but there is just something about a person taking the time to put pen to paper and the effort of mailing it that make me feel so...:D