Monday, September 26, 2011

via erin

he is getting so big! he loves shaun the sheep, reading and will give us hugs and kisses! what more can you ask for?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

i can smell the icing from here

just thought this looked a bit dreamy. mmmmmm, pretty pink yummy. i saw this on callmecupcake!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

talking politics

i have had strong opinions since my early teens about the world around me. my strong views have always been somewhat liberal, but based on "the golden rule". not that i have done anything but lip service about it. now that i have a child, i have a vested interest in the future. i realize i should have done more before, but sometimes it takes something hitting close to home to make you take action. there are hoards of lovely bloggers talking about family activities, cooking at home, being "green", gardening, homeschooling (i think you get the point). it seems to me that there are plenty of people interested family values, education, helping others, etc. are all of these people like me? are the people with the best intentions non-aggressive in politics?
this country takes money away from education first chance we get, we want to feed our citizens cheap chemicals as food, i can't think of anything this "christian country" does that's christian, but welfare, and most people oppose it. i mean, it's incredible. read about dead peasant insurance (blew my mind) fear, hate and selfishness are in control of much of the nation right now. we need to focus on educating the youth of america more than ever. it's like tending to a garden.

this is going to end up being the ramblings of a mad woman, so i'll sum it up. i wish all of the amazing friends i have and the seemingly amazing people i see online making a difference at home would vote in local elections. i would feel better about the world my son will grow up in. wow, this it's not like me to post like this. i will more than likely delete it, but i am going to take a deep breath and let it stand for a moment.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


always so many beautiful ideas on this site. desiretoinspire

i really miss vintage shopping. it's really been on my mind recently. not only the excitement of finding treasure, but the satisfaction of relying on items already in the world. my head is swimming with politics and sugary cravings, odd mix, but both are somewhat under control. wow, i sound like a crazy person...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

free coat

i have an old (very old) club monaco coat that is amazing. i love it. it is getting pretty tired and one day i will have to bury it. more than likely, it will not be this year. not on the top of my priority list, but if it were, this would be a decent replacement. pretty fantastic coat from free people. the one i have is blue, so a bit more muted, but this one does rock.

labor day weekend well spent

we walked up to the park by our house monday. it was SO much fun! graham got on everything the park has to offer and we took 1,000 pictures to make sure we could remember every moment. here's three. what a difference gorgeous weather makes!