October 27, 2010

a few things to keep your chil'en warm

Just added a few really cute items to the etsy shop.


October 26, 2010

I fought the very non fall bright warm sunshine yesterday by wearing a hat and pulling on a fake cardigan. Its fake because its lace and provides no warmth at all. I miss layering so much and this thing is perfect for it even on the warmest of days.


And I have been craving pumpkin everything ever since the first drizzle of rain. So last night I made some pumpkin cookie batter! I didn't have all the ingredients to make the glaze that goes on top so the batter is in the freezer, but I did bake a sample batch and have already sampled one to many, I know I know! They are just so good, melt right in your mouth.

I have the best little family, have I mentioned that? Lately we have had a little quality time overload since we have all been sick and then sick some more, but you know as hard as it is in all of our crankiest moments, I really really really like being around them.

Tessa has been ridiculously amusing since she has started talking. Her vocabulary seems to multiply by the minute and between her and Eva they are a force to be reckoned with.

Here is the latest inside family joke:



Alex and I were surprised to find out that what we thought Tessa was saying "Chuck Norris" is actually "tag you're it!" Wow. Thanks Eva for decoding that one! Now when the girls want us to chase them around the house Eva says, "lets play Chuck Norris!" even though she has no idea what/who the heck that is.

Speaking of "what the heck" that's another phrase Tessa picked up, we thought it was funny when Eva says it, but it is HILARIOUS when Tessa says it! I tried to record it but instead caught them singing. This is a very rare occasion as they DO NOT like to be recorded singing for God knows I've tried, and here what do you know, Tessa and Eva busting Castledoor's Shouting At Mountains. Notice how Tessa leads Eva into the "dream, dream, dream." Haha!



P.S. It is hard work to upload a video to the blog! (or is it just me?!)

October 21, 2010








Every step and every ingredient of a recipe in a single frame? Pretty clever. And I have to say makes me want to bake something right now.

Marina Aurora.

October 16, 2010

where no cars go

2 weeks ago we went and saw Arcade Fire at the Greek in Berkeley. Amazing! I would totally pay to see the same exact show again in a heart beat.





I really do need to get into the habit of taking along our camera (as lame as it is) and taking more pictures, I never remember to at the moment I should, ya know?



So, I like looking at this picture and tell myself my roots aren't THAT bad. Haha. I did buy a similar hat the other day (with the same intentions). Not to worry guys, the problem should be fixed next week. And then I am promised a fake perm! Actually I have been searching for tiny foam curlers to try and just do it myself for a look similar to this:



Any idea where I could find some? I tried Target and Ulta with no luck. I did come across some at a thrift store but something in me just couldn't let myself buy used foam curlers from a thrift store, and besides there wasn't even enough for me to do the whole head...(that I think was probably the real reason I didn't buy them).

It's going onto week two for us of taking care of little sicklings, Tassa just started her turn with the cold a couple of days ago, so I forsee at least a few more days of being anchored at home. So sad to see the little ones sick! Although Tessa's raspy voice is also really really cute!

Its just the worse to spend a weekend like this when the weather is nice for picnics outside or trips to apple hill. Hoping to knock out some projects over the weekend, I'd typically wouldn't have a chance to get around to...

Came across this and I really want to DIY this sweatshirt:


Seems simple enough right?

photo: style.com & Vanessa Jackman

October 6, 2010

little vintage

I am working on a little etsy shop face lift, and as anything in the photoshop world for me it is taking s-o-m-e time. There will be additions made here and there throughout the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.





You wear vintage so could they!
Shop here.

October 1, 2010

everything illuminated

Don't you just hate it when you buy something pricey thinking you can't live without it only to bring it home and find that you don't love it as much as you did in the store fitting room? (Its that great lighting and mirrors!) And worse if you bring it home and wear it but then after a while you realize that initial obsession and belief that you will keep it forever and EVER is totally gone, and the price you paid will never be redeemed from the garment after all. Oh and then the guilt! Haha. Happens (I mean happened) to me too often ... and that's what I am currently telling myself about this cloak...



But you know whats even better? Buying something ridiculously cheap and loving the garment even more when you bring it home. You just can't beat it. I have a few items just as such said to break out this weekend as we travel to a few colder weather destinations. Looking forward to layering and actually needing to wear close toe shoes.

Happy weekend ya'all!