Wednesday, February 26, 2014

adventure: Santa Cruz with Friends!









We had a great day in Santa Cruz with our friends Ian & Liesl!  They are fairly new to the area, so we did the whole tour: amazing, but expensive lunch at the Picnic Basket, walk along the Boardwalk, hiking in the monarch grove and checking out the tide pools at Natural Bridges, and exploring downtown and cocoa and truffles at Chocolate!  It was so much fun!  And aren't these pictures great?  I think I need to hire Liesl as my personal photographer!

Monday, February 24, 2014

If I Had A Million Dollars: Home Edition

I think we have been in our apartment too long.  I'm getting antsy to redecorate.
Beautiful hammock: it would totally work in our living room
Cocoa Cup: I wish I had made this when I was a ceramics major.  Gorgeous!
Time Notebook:  for scribbling
Antler Jewelry Rack:  Solve the never ending problem of showcasing my favorite jewelry
Gold frame: So intricate
Wall Decal: Isn't this so cool?  I love the chairs too!
Mountain Wall Art: my favorite style art

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Adventure: Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve




Today was awesome!  Free lunch at the soft opening of the Habit in Dublin, free hiking at Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, and then shopping at the greatest junk/second hand/flea market store I know of: Urban Ore in Berkeley!  I always love me a good, relaxing hiking day!  Especially when it is shorts weather in the winter!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

love the site...

i just discovered joinery, and i am in love.  a few knee length, sleeved dresses (so rare!) and gorgeous, natural home goods!  love.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Adventure: Santa Cruz







There are some places that you just crave.  That would be Santa Cruz for us.  We drove along the back roads to get there, through Holy City, and the Redwoods were gorgeous as ever! We roasted hot dogs and s'mores and took a nap on the beautiful beach.  It's not too shabby when it is a hot 75' in the winter at the ocean!  We walked around downtown and finished the night off with dinner at the pier at the Dolphin.  My meal was so good! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Stroll




Now that we have early morning church, we like to take a walk together in the afternoon if at all possible.  This is at alamo creek here in dublin.  Ollie is in love with the swings and sandbox.  He hates leaving them!

Friday, February 14, 2014

happy valentines day

ok, so i am not a fan of chick flicks, but there are a few that i can handle, and admittedly love in some weird way.  what better time to enjoy a sappy movie than valentines day.  here is my top ten. (all are available at amazon)
1. the vow.  don't ask me why i like this movie.  i think possibly the hipster lifestyle and clothes.  i don't know.  but it's a guilty pleasure.
2. across the universe.  it makes you feel like you are on drugs without having to be stupid.  and who doesn't adore the beatles?
3.  chocolat.  i want to be a gypsy.
4.  benny and joon.  adorable.
5.  500 days of summer.  i love zoey.
6. overboard.  classic, and funny.
7. nottinghill.  yet another one i can't describe why i like it but i do.  great movie to watch when you have a headache and just want something peaceful and lovely to entertain.
8. a little bit of heaven.  it has whoopie goldberg in it.  enough said.
9.  ps i love you.  so sweet and sad.  and i really want to go to ireland now.
10.  dirty dancing.  the classic that makes you want to dance.  and has a great soundtrack.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sick Days

I hate being sick.  Ollie and I are fighting nasty sinus infections.  This calls for lots of soup, comfy pajamas, cuddly blankets, and hilarious movies to keep my mind off of the fact that I feel like crap.

Sweatshirt: Joinery
Blanket: Anthropologie
Pajamas: Gap Body
Move: (so hilarious, demented and strange.  I totally recommend it!) Amazon

Thursday, February 6, 2014

family: i love my boy

look how young ollie was in this picture!  even to this day ollie loves to sleep with his brown blanket and his glowing sea horse!  he is such an angel when he sleeps (and sometimes when he is awake too.)

March Day Trip: Berkeley

In the morning Oliver did a wood project at Home Depot, then we headed off to Berkeley for a lovely day.  We bought bread, cheese and a...