Sunday, September 29, 2013

inspiration: date night

my husband and i try to do a date night every week, which gets crazy expensive.  so every now and then, we count our date night as staying home and relaxing (kind of, as much relaxing as you can do with a crazy little baby crawling around!) i want these items for my next stay-in date night:
guilty pleasure shows i am in love with, like new girl and castle

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Congratulations Brittany & Derrick!

 Brittany & Derrick are married now!  
It was a beautiful day with the marriage at the Oakland Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and reception and ring ceremony in Palo Alto.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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

i love this graphic, indian print skirt.  it looks so comfortable.  i am sure i could chase oliver around in this all day.
this top is so lady like.  love.
and who doesn't need a pair of green wedges?
what a cool bracelet.  it looks like something you would pick up at some marketplace in another country.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

beautiful jewelry: another feather

I recently happened upon this website called another feather.  the designer makes graphic, simple jewelry that i love.  check it out.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Feliz Bachelorette Fiesta

Brittany just got married!  But to celebrate correctly, we headed to San Francisco for a night at Pier 39 and Hard Rock Cafe.
Brittany had to wear her lingerie over her clothes and dance every time someone said congratulations.  We also sent her on a photo scavenger hunt, so all night we were screaming, trying to find someone named Derrick!  Apparently Derrick's don't like hanging out in San Francisco.

Congratulations, my Brittany!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

if i had a million dollars: summer, don't leave yet

summer is leaving us at a very rapid rate, and that kind of sucks.  in my opinion.  i need just a few more weeks of swimming and sunbathing.  please!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

if i had a million dollars: blingin' good time

i love bling.  i don't wear it much anymore due to a grabby baby.  but man i love bling.  bright, shiny bling.

red and gold necklace - indian print cuff - black sharks tooth necklace - coral and turquoise cuff - yellow bib necklace

Sunday, September 15, 2013

family: i love my boy

so, i forgot to bring a swim diaper to my parents house, so ollie just swam in his regular diaper.  a little while later there were floaties.  disgusting.  especially since i was swimming with him.
i got out to give him a fresh diaper and he would not lay still for me to put the diaper on!  this little dude loves crawling around bare butt on the grass.  little exhibitionist!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

if i had a million dollars: around the world

why is it that things seem cooler when they are made abroad?  these items are awesome and from cool destinations that i will hopefully someday visit!
france: hot dog
singapore: baby shoes
scotland: wood lamp

Thursday, September 12, 2013

inspiration: vintage/hippie lovin'

 i was looking through the archives of my favorite blog (bleubird vintage) the other day, and i couldn't help myself.  i love all the hippie/vintage posts she used to do.  check it out.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

home: remodeling at the in-laws

my husband is painting my in-laws home right now, and my mother in law and i were talking about what other improvements they could make to the house in the next few weeks.  she is thinking stone colored walls, maybe with a green or purple accent wall, black kitchen cabinets, and something cool on the awesomely painted fireplace mantle.  excuse me for being weird and loving design projects, but i had to look around a little...
my husband and i love chalboard paint, and think it would be so handy on kitchen cabinets for grocery lists, menus, honey-do lists, etc.  love.
(this picture is from a beautiful mess blog)
cool modern back splash
nice contrast with the wainscoating

stone colored walls

i love the blue back splash!
black cabinets

any of these items would look so cool over a fireplace: oversized sand dollar - white coral sculpture - framed coral - metal gate - metal square set  - brass tree - gold tree - metal peace sign - metal tree and bird sculpture
green accent wall

May: Mothers Day Adventure:Santa Cruz

Trolley ride for Oliver