Monday, October 25, 2010


what a perfect weekend. 
seriously, though.

it was a down pour all weekend. 
rain rain rain
we cozied up and snuggled lots.

lovebird was sick this weekend.
so, i made delicious homemade 
chicken noodle soup. 

we visited the pumpkin patch this weekend.
not one, but two... actually.
we had to get the perfectly plump ones. 

we saw "life as we know it" this weekend.
funny and cute movie. we loved it.
not a necessarily a must see, though.

we danced in the rain this weekend.
sunday was a delightful day.
rain, church and a cozy fire.

we extended our weekend.
yep, lovebird slept in with me and missed his
first couple of classes. lucky me. 

what a perfect weekend.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


i'm craving change.
but what exactly am i craving? and why?

i'm craving to color my hair. 
and cut bangs.

i'm craving to learn a language. 

and one step further, i am craving to move to 
another country. yes, far away from this one.

i'm craving a new hobbie.
sewing or becoming a chef. undecided still.

i'm craving a new look.
longing for a new fashion and style. 
completely feminine. 

i'm craving dark eyebrows and a deep lip color.
and i'm craving eyeliner. (which is so not me)

i'm craving a new addition to the family.
a puppy.  

i'm craving books.
i am changing into a read-aholic. 

i'm craving so many things.
things that i hope will spruce up the details of life.

i'm craving change.

where shall i start?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

white out

alright, ladies and gents...

it's past labor day-
do you know what that means?

STOP wearing white.
yes, i am a firm believer of the 
saying and 'rule'.
plus, it's a huge pet peeve of mine.

a white shirt, blouse or sweater that isn't the main focus of your outfit is
clearly okay. but white pants, capris, skirts.... they need to go.
put them away. deep within your closet. 
come memorial day they can slowly start to claim their fame again. 

that's all.
just a suggestion, but almost a command. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


favorite fall treat

since lovebird can't drink milk,
 (which i happen to love, drink often and grew up on)
i have come to love soymilk.
one of my favorite fall treats
is a vanilla soy steamer from starbucks.
i am in a constant craving for one.

test it out.
and if you're feeling extra groovy,
any pastry of theirs is quite scrumptious. 
let me know what you think.


been cleaning ALL day
for our special guest who's staying the weekend
my dear mother arrives tomorrow!
she hasn't seen our little nest yest.
i can't wait to show her.

busy weekend to say the least.
performances, san francisco, shopping,
cooking, playing, church going, and
drinking diet cokes. 

just wanted to post about nothing really.
other than to tell you i'm dying to spend time with "the midge"
and i wanted to wish you all a happy, lovely and adventurous weekend.

live a little!
"peace & blessings"

Monday, October 11, 2010

finally fall

                                                                                                          picture source: jamie

What is it about the changing of summer to fall that is so breathtaking? Fall is when the earth takes on the transformation of a fresh, earthy and deep beauty. Warm colors; brick red, mustard yellow, pumpkin orange and chocolate brown. The crisp air is sometimes shocking. However, it serves as an instant reminder that the weather is changing, summer is revolving into fall and lastly it reminds us of holidays so gratefully celebrated. Fall is beauty. I find that my long sleeves and sweatshirts dominate my closet. Scarfs come out of their hiding spot and wrap around my neck almost daily. Long pants and closed toe shoes, please. How silly it is that I live in the same world day in and day out, year after year, season after season... yet this time of year I find myself constantly gratifying in earth's magnificent beauty and ability to portray such rich colors and images. Childhood memories of fall: driving up the canyon to observe the changing of leaves, a visit (or two) to the pumpkin patch, hot chocolate and the yummy smell of soups, cookies and spices that sneak out of the kitchen. Fall is beauty. Speaking of baking; Try Mom's pumpkin cookies, beef stew or homemade chili- each one being a fall favorite of mine. Let's not forget the festivities. From Halloween to Thanksgiving, what's not to love? A time to dress up while inhaling sweets, and then stuffing your face with a feast after giving thanks to Him above. Doesn't it seem as though fall is the start of a new year? It's when school, ballet, piano, sports,etc all resume. Things seem busy and active. Fall moves at a fast pace. However, if you observe your lifestyle, I bet you find that you are starting to spend more time at home. Inside. Your body is gratefully accepting a rest from the wild thrill of summer. Fall is a time to be with family, friends and favorites. Fall is beauty. I believe fall brings hope, warm tidings, and change. My life seems vulnerable to to change during these autumn months. A time to make decisions, prioritize, devote myself to 'projects' and aspire new outcomes or goals. Isn't it remarkable that a change in season can effect or have an impact on ones lifestyle? I have succumb to fall; It has my decisions in a whirlwind, captured my undivided attention with it's rich colors, and has demanded that I stay busy, active and healthy. Fall is glorious. Fall is fresh. Fall is rejuvenating. Fall is gratifying. Fall is fun. 
Fall is beauty. Thank goodness it's finally fall.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


love bird woke up and said...
"this only happens every 100 years."
and given the rare occasion, 
i thought it was worth posting about.

hope you are having an awesome

Friday, October 8, 2010

time to jump for....


I got the job!

i applied for a little receptionist job to fill my mornings
while lovebird is at school.
i'm stoked. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

hot dog

i love hot dogs. 
always have and always will.
call me gross, tell me what they're made of 
or even shake your head in disgust.
they're just too yummy to pass up.

it's a good thing lovebird loves them too. 
besides, what's a ball game without one?

want one?
costco combo meal is a delight. 

why, oh why?

why do people drive around with their sound system blasting?
are you deaf? or who are you trying to impress?
stop it, please. my insides shake when you pull up next to me.

why does food have to make you fat?
calories are obnoxious. 

why are people intentionally rude and conniving?
i've never understood the motive behind that.
secrets, lies, comments and rumors are unnecessary.

why is it impossible to give up diet coke?
any pointers?

why does it feel as though somedays have too many hours,
and others don't quite have enough?
am i nuts for feeling this way?

why is love a game?
or at least viewed that way by the world?

why does the sun have to leave my skin freckled?
yuck. i hate it. some are cute, but not for the most part. 

what are your "why?" questions?

Monday, October 4, 2010


picture source: michael nika

we've been married for 2 months.
yes, two whole months.
may sound silly, i know.
but, i am more in shock that it has already been
2 months since our wedding day.
it seems as though it was just yesterday.

i certainly am married to the best guy in the world.
i've lived 2 blissful months as his lucky wife.
can't wait for many more to come.
happy 2 month anniversary lovebird!