Tuesday, November 30, 2010

betty crocker

so here's a secret about me. not so much a secret but a fact. as a kid, even as a toddler, I only watched cooking shows. cartoons really did not amuse me and I had very interesting TV tastes all growing up. For example I loved matlock even in elementary school. but the point of this fact sharing is to that anyone who knows me well knows that even though I loved cooking shows and as a little thing my cooking skills now are limited. 

like carrie bradshaw " the only thing I have ever made in the kitchen was a mess" 

I've never really enjoyed cooking or had a desire to really get better. I was fine just coasting along making grilled cheese and pasta. however this was before I found freshdirect.com + jamie oliver + brand new trader joes 30 seconds away.

  life changers.

so here's the updated list of best things to ever happen to me:

J ray
my iPhone
LoLa (vespa)
Trader Joes
Fresh direct
Jamie Oliver
ben's cookies

anyways back on track. Ive been doing some cooking lately and surprisingly I'm not hating it. Here are some results...

Monday, November 29, 2010

style files: my future home

for years I have saved pictures, articles, and design ideas from magazines ect and I have binders full of cut-outs in both my room in CA and on our bookshelf in NY. Since our little NY nest is just like I said "little" we haven't invested much in its looks, but I'm collecting for the future. Here are some recent favs.

LOVE each and everyone of these pics! I'm sure there will be more to come.


fill me in (if you want a holiday card)

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* I removed our return address because I didn't want it up on the blog, but if you need or would like ours just say so in the comments and I will get it to you.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

time traveling

Im almost finished reading the time traveler's wife.

[i know old news]

 it got me thinking...
i want to time travel back to this night

both for cafe habana's best corn ever and the great company.

Monday, November 22, 2010


it was a b.e.a. utiful day today

I can't even express how much i love the fall. 
{the food, the weather, the colors}

I hate to see it leave.

Thanks goodness Christmas is on its way!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

baby piper

we have another new niece.

Jordan's older brother and his wife just welcomed a very pretty little girl.

yeah for babies!


Check out their shoot

recipe for getting over a cold

 peppermint tea

 hope floats

chicken noodle

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


secret is out.

im obsessed with all things pumpkin.
I like the way they look, smell, taste and even their color.

but this pumpkin warmed my heart the most.

tell me that doesn't bring joy to your heart!

brando and heather

these are about a decade old. 
they got lost in my piles of photos, but I still wanted to share them because it was a real fun weekend!
brandon and heather came to visit.

we partied.

and ate good food

but mostly partied
some sweet photos from brandon
nice J
a birthday dinner