Monday, August 30, 2010



monday's should always start off with something pretty....these pretty much fit the bill.

*images courtesy of zinke design, la dolce vita

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010




my daughter's favorite song isn't old mcdonald had a farm or twinkle twinkle little star...it's not hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog from the mickey mouse clubhouse or ring around the rosie. nope, not my 3 yr old. when we get into the car, she strictly wants me to play eminem (or rather M&M) and rihanna love the way you lie.....i am sure her teachers will really appreciate that when she sings it at school.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

coming soon...






these pics serve as a reminder that fall is right around the corner.....

on another note, jazzercise was a success. i actually really enjoyed it. i think it would do the company some good to "reinvent" themselves/aka change the name from jazzercise. it's just a dance workout class that last an hour and it works your butt off! and for the record, there were no sweatbands or leg warmers in the room (i was kind of disappointed)! we did however, do an occasional jazz walk but no jazz hands ;)

*images courtesy of lonny, la masion boheme, cottage living, everything leb

Monday, August 23, 2010

i'm wishing....



for a happy monday.....and that i don't fall on my face tonight at jazzercise b/c my neighbor is making me go (yep, i said it- jazzercise...i bet you thought it ended in the 80's...i'm practicing my jazz hands as we speak).

*images courtesy of unknown, suzie beezie, amelia handegan

Thursday, August 19, 2010

cooking part II




or rather take two!! good thing i have another year to perfect my skills....see i'm all smiles in the pic b/c i think i have mastered the empanada (which is seriously a fancy word for hot pocket)...until my husband reads the recipe and says we're suppose to have 12 and we only have 6. whoops! reading the instructions correctly is always a plus when cooking. they had twice as much dough as they were suppose to but it didn't ruin dinner. i am not giving up on my quest. i want to try them again and this time, i should lay off the wine until dinner :)
ps. seleta, thanks for my bracelet...i love her ;)

cooking...






i'm 31 and i want to cook. i mean, i can cook; warren and i enjoy doing it but i want to learn to really cook. according to julia, i have one year left before i really have to get down to business. i'm making homemade empanadas (thanks sis-in-law) for supper tonight....i figure i need the practice :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

white wash....




loving these white wash spaces.....they feel so clean and crisp. if only i didn't have sippy cups, crayons, and grape jelly to deal with :)

*images courtesy of donna griffith, unknown, the city sage, unknown


hello everyone!! i have lots of stuff to do today since i have been away for a week but i love this quote and thought it would be a great way to start off monday!! and i couldn't help throwing in a pic of walker on vacay!! his dad, uncle, and grandfather caught some crab and so he thought he would show them off :)

*images courtesy of forever love stoned, me

Friday, August 6, 2010

soaking up the sun....




i'm off to put my feet in the sand...
see y'all in a week :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

my bro's pad....










you could say that my family all got bitten by the design bug....
my dad's day job is being a lawyer but his real passion is building....anything.
and my mom has a great eye for design and antique collecting....one of her favorite things is yard sales (although when they are bad, she swears it's her last one!!)
my brother and i grew up watching them restore our 100 yr old house and going to antique shows like lakewood on the weekends (the best antique show ever that sadly ended a couple of yrs ago). so that is where my brother and i get our love for design from...
i thought it would be fun to show you my brother's pad or rather cabin that my dad built for the family back when i was in high school. my brother lived in thailand on and off for 10 yrs and when he finally returned to the states, he convinced my dad to let him buy the cabin. after an addition (done by my dad and brother) and some furniture changing, this is what my brother calls home. the two are constantly tweaking it....and up next: the guest house- aka. my brother's airstream that sits up on the hill. he is going to make into a place his guests can come and stay!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

august??!!





is it august already....that is insanity!! someone at the pool yesterday asked me what taylor was going to be for halloween...seriously?!

*images courtesy of forever lovestoned, little blue deer, martha stewart, the city sage, house and garden