Monday, September 29, 2014

a day at carl's farm



we have a friend in livermore whose family owns some incredible property, right amidst the wineries and vineyards.  he knew ollie is obsessed with tractors so he invited us over for a tour of the old farm and a joy ride in the caterpillar.  it was beautiful.  and ollie loved the  tractor, albeit he was a little scared.  and the peaches and honey there are the best i have ever had!  thanks carl!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

blogs i love: frankie hearts fashion

i love this style blog.  and she just had a baby so it is fun to see her maternity fashion.  check it out.  frankie hearts fashion.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

i love my boy

park day with friends: tiffany & kayleigh, kaitie and izzy and emily, and kimmie (not pictured)

ollie loves bike rides in his trailer.  he is obsessed with the hook that attaches it to our bike.  he just wants to know how everything works.

my little jimi hendrix.  he loves playing his "eetar"

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Inspiration: Pirate Party

Ollie has been really into pirates ever since we got him a toy pirate ship so I couldn't help myself when I saw these cute pirate decorations. How fun would a pirate party be?
(All items found at Shop Sweet Lulu)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

adventure: girls day, episode 1















my friends liesl and sariah (or as ollie calls them, weasel and ariah), are high school teachers, so during the summer we took advantage of them being off of work and we played!  our first girls day was spent eating incredible/crazy flavored/awesome doughnuts at psycho donuts in san jose.  seriously, the coolest donuts i have ever eaten.  then we grazed and picked loads of strawberries, and chowed down on some yummy pies and apple cider at gizdich ranch in watsonville.  ok so maybe it wasn't the healthiest of days, but it was wonderful!

Friday, September 19, 2014

sites i love: shopbop

this book looks awesome: oscar de la renta is one of my favorite designers
i love this bracelet.  so gaudy, and wonderful
how great would this frame look at my house?
so i have no occasion to wear this dress, but i need to find one because this dress is beautiful!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

adventure: pleasanton ridge




for how long i have lived in this area, it seems crazy that i have never hiked pleasanton ridge.  we decided to remedy that a few weeks ago.  it was beautiful.  steep, hot and dry, but beautiful.  it was a great little family adventure, even if ollie refused to sit in his stroller.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sites I Love: J Crew

Ever since I was a teenager, I have loved J Crew.  They have gorgeous clothes, and might I add, great sales sometimes.  Here are some of my current J Crew favorites!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Camping with the Payne's







He likes to beep his horn with his nose.  Crazy dude.






Yes, we went swimming.  And yes, it was freaking freezing.









Ollie sat on these toys every moment he could.  I think it was his favorite part of the camping trip.









Papa and Granny's crazy breakfast tradition





A little while ago my sister Kelly came to visit us from Idaho, along with her five kids and husband.  We went camping in the redwoods.  Swam in the freezing northern California ocean.  Played all day at Gilroy Gardens.  And picked baskets filled with strawberries at Gizdich Ranch.  It was so much fun, and Ollie can't stop asking for his cousins.  We wish they lived close by.

My Boys...

Oliver 5 Months Jude 4 Months