Thursday, September 23, 2010


have you taken a look at the newest issue
small magazine?
it is such a time sucker.
so many good of which involved a jess brown
doll giveaway!
hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


attending this on sat night as a fun date night.
actually one of our friends
is modeling in it so that should be hilarious.
i've always wanted to venture done Grand for a night
and via this show found this fun website
for all you arty phoenicians out there
im super intrigued about this part of the show.
i shall be indulging my inner project runway obsession
as well as wondering why they did not call me for my design.
i do love my trash...
if only there was another place to store it all.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

some song my brothers and i used to sing
went like the above title.
not sure if they made it up and i just went
along with it b/c i wanted to be part of the fun,
or if it really was a song.
i actually remember specifically thinking as a kid
'i have no idea where this song comes from...
but i'll sing along b/c brian and pat are singing it....
and they are pretty cool'.
or something like that.

this is a box of the multi pack of wipes
turned into a lovely living space
courtesy of some paint.intense ikea cardboard from packing. and other odds and ends.
another while you were napping (dec) time adventure.
brought to you by the letter D for 'do sumping fun'...
a common request around here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

pumpkin bread

was in the mood for fall-ish sweets...
decorating and all,
so i made this saturday morning
while having the girls over.
pumpkin bread

1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. veg. oil
2 eggs
8 oz. pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin, or fresh if you don't have two little kids at your feet)
1/4 c. sour cream
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. baking soda
pinch salt
1/2 t. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350. Butter and dust with flour your loaf pan.

Combine dry ingredients (except sugar) and set aside.

In mixer, combine sugar and oil. Add eggs one at a time.
Add pumpkin and sour cream. Mix well.

Add in dry ingredients.

Pour into pan, smooth out. Cook until its done...about 30 minutes I think. Sorry I am the worst at remembering times. I just turn the timer on in increments so its constantly beeping throughout the house. Its really just good exercise....up and down the stairs.

Topping (if your choose)...(I have a thing for toppings)

1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. crushed pecans
1/2 c. rolled oats
1/4 t. cinnamon
(and ruby added some dried cranberries into ours)

Mix and sprinkle on top before baking bread. Kinda messy, but prettier than naked bread. You could always make some spiced whip cream and thow a bit of creme fraiche in there to top it off if you are having lovely friends over.

cheers to this lovely season.
i am off to catch some p.runway i missed last week.
cant wait, cant wait.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

good to be back with you outside

we have missed you so.
mostly the kids have missed you so.
we've actually made it to the park quite a few times
thanks to the change in weather.
i could not be happier that bits of lovely weather
are finally upon us.
and how happy does this guy look?
dirt is his new best friend.

we were finally able to give the back porch some vines
recently due to the temp.
it is going to be pretty dreamy when they flower
and hang above us in the spring time.
i can not wait!

ed was very happy to be back in the yard
actually in the middle of the day!

and miss rubes was very pumped to cozy up outside.
all in all it is very good to be back in the breezes
and soak up the outdoors.
hope everyone is enjoying it as much as we are!

Friday, September 10, 2010

lemme take a picture

photos by ruby.
she just loves taking pictures.
i tried to explain that you have to point at
something you actually like
as opposed to the floor, table, or wall.

we're learning.
and hey, it was post baths,
so that explains the naked baby.
not that it would'nt be easier to just let him go naked.
he probably changes clothes 2-3 times a day,
oh, boys.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

still hot enough...

... for swimming.
can you believe it is actually fall somewhere?

there's that ruby,
handing out kisses again.
she is indeed a lover.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

weekend bag

if only i didnt have 4 bazillion things to do
i'd sew one of these amazing bags
and head out to Patagonia
and soak up beauty and good conversation.
maybe another weekend.
{find tutorial here}

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

so dreamy

vintage seaside wedding
is truly charming.
the details are just fab.
makes me actually want to plan my wedding again.
or maybe just plant flowers in a tin trash can like that above image
and call it a day.
{this blog found via you are my fave}