Saturday, August 31, 2013

inspiration: if i ever decide to be crafty

is it bad that i absolutely want to hang this on my wall?  if only i wasn't lazy and didn't despise making crafts...

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

want/love: books and tunes

into the wild is my favorite book, hands down.  i know i am a nerd but i want to live chris' life, up until he dies and of course.  oh to be alone in nature.
and i have been meaning to read guns germs and steel ever since i did study abroad in college in central america.  i heard it was great, especially if you are a history dude.
i have been listening to imagine dragons ever since i dated their old bass player in utah.  i especially love their new stuff though, even if it is overplayed on the radio.
recently i have loved the folksy, happy sound of wild belle.  i want this cd so i don't have to keep pulling them up on youtube!

Monday, August 26, 2013

if i had a million dollars: shoe frenzy

i am craving shoes right now.  maybe it's because i feel a little chubby today and none of my clothes are making me happy.  or maybe it's because shoes are just freakin awesome. i don't know.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

if i had a million dollars: what i wish i could wear today

a beautiful, breezy summer dress

easy to remove sandals to play in the sand!

adorable bathing suit
and a perfect beach necklace
i am pushing jason to take me to the beach today.  it has been almost a month and i need a fix.  besides, summer is almost over : (!  wouldn't this be the perfect wading in the ocean, strolling around santa cruz outfit?

Friday, August 23, 2013

family: shopping and sushi

my nieces think jason looks like abraham lincoln.  i can see the resemblance.

 we had a "date night" the other day.  i have been craving me some sushi so we headed over to fat fish in pleasanton then finished off the night enjoying jason's discount at ross.  ollie was obsessed with the miso soup.  who would of thought!  he ate my whole bowl!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

inspiration: what a cool site!

No. 41 is a company that offers jobs and food to 32 girls in Rwanda as they make adorable bags and jewelry!  Here are my favorite pieces.  Check out their website to learn more!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

family: i love my boy

my little oliver when he was just a couple months old.  he was so little!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

if i had a million dollars: camping edition

we are camping in a couple of weeks and i'm so excited!  i love camping!  here are a few extra camping items i would love!

best water bottle, hands down
bear box for camping in the sierras
camping hammock.  for funsies.
surefire flashlight.  because my old ranger boss gave me hours and hours of lectures about how amazing these things are.
6 person tent for our growing family (no this is not an announcement, but a pack and play crib takes up a lot of room!)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

family: ready for church

our little man is all dressed up and ready for church.. doesn't he look like a little joseph smith?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

inspiration: ollies bedroom

little ollie is turning one in a few months, and i want so badly to get him a cool tent like this one (from restoration hardware) for his bedroom.  jason keeps telling me to wait a year or two until he is old enough to not knock it down every day, but we will see...

Friday, August 16, 2013

if i had a million dollars: tableware

so yeah, this sounds a bit lame, looking at tableware and all, but i love it!  i was a ceramics major for awhile in college, and ever since i have been in love with beautiful dishes and such.  i can't help myself. 

all of these picks are from table art.  please click on a link if interested:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

family: dinner at the parents

we had dinner at my parents house the other night and enjoyed a nice walk to the park.. ollie loved playing in papa's miata, and really hated the slide!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


i desperately want this cd!  i just found this band blind pilot, and they are awesome!
and you got to love a classic: beatles 1962-1966!  i've been addicted to the song "norwegian wood" recently.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

if i had a million dollars: what i would wear today

 today is a walk in the park kind of day, soaking up the sunshine!
i am in love with this dress!
and these earrings are cute but small enough to not be a hazard with a baby.
amazing purse
and the best shoes ever. hands down.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

inspiration: clothes i love

i have been infatuated with bleubird vintage blog for a very long time now.  and i love scrolling thru the old clothes that she use to sell at her vintage store.  here are a few to enjoy!

Friday, August 9, 2013

if i had a million dollars: home edition

 i am in love with this wallpaper!  why won't my landlord let me put up wallpaper in my apartment?
 i also love these adorable stuffed dolls, if i ever have a daughter.
and i am trying to find something in my house i can paint like this.  love.

(ps: last two items were thanks to a beautiful mess blog for inspiration)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

family: i love my boy

we were taking a huge box of laundry to my parents to do wash, so we wheeled lil' dude out on a dollie.  he loved it!

Monday, August 5, 2013

adventure: final midwest trek

 we stopped off in rock springs for a little picnic lunch.  the park was lovely.  nothing else was. 
we stayed at my brother erics house in a little town in colorado.  for breakfast they took us to lucilles in longmont, and holy crap: it was good food.  i highly recommend the biscuits and cocoa.  wow.

 we went swimming with the family while little ollie took a nap.  thank you teresa for getting him to sleep!!!

 we hit up boulder.  my favorite place in colorado.  there is nothing better than himalayan shops and street performers to bring out the hippie in me.  we weren't there for very long, but it was great.

we went to the manitou cliff dwellings and had a great time.  it was really small, but impressive, and holy cow i want more of the gift shop fudge.

eric, teresa, avery, jason, ollie, wyatt, jamie, eden and jake the snake
 afterwards we had lunch at the stagecoach inn in manitou springs.  the food was great, but my family was a little disappointing in as much as they would not split the rocky mountain oysters with me.  wierd.

 jason, ollie and i spent a day in glenwood springs checking out the beautiful scenery, doc hollidays and other outlaws tombstones, and swimming in their ginormous pool.

that's it for our trip!  i already can't wait for next years big vacation!

May: Mothers Day Adventure:Santa Cruz

Trolley ride for Oliver