Monday, March 29, 2010

today i sang this song at the top of my lungs...

the fire theft "heaven"

it's not new
but its good.
and reminds me of
when i met mikie
and we spent a summer
falling in love.

and today...
i am pretty sure
people driving next to me
really felt that raw emotion

and i have mentioned how great my voice is, yes?

last night was a beautiful night of feasting...

{via smitten kitchen}

there are some things i am terrified to try and make. often times, these are the most basic of tomato sauce. i am sad to say, i am a huge fan of store bought canned tomato sauce. so when i look to tackle something like this, i have to go the easiest route possible. lucky for me, marcella hazan's tomato sauce is famous, crazy good, and oh yea, the simplest thing ever.

28 oz. whole peeled san marzano tomatoes (canned)
5 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 medium sized yellow onion, peeled and halved
salt and pepper to taste

put the tomato, onion, and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. bring the sauce to a simmer and then reduce heat to keep at a low simmer for about an hour. stir occasionally, crushing the tomatoes to the side of the pot with a wooden spoon. remove from heat, remove the onion, and add salt and pepper to taste. yum.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

happy trails

{he said he wanted a picture of the dogs...i think it's proof that i am in the wild}

sometimes you have to do things not because you love doing them.

but because you love your husband and want him to be happy.

like take the dogs on a trail run.

and don't tell husband...but it was kind of nice.

hope you all had a happy weekend. xo.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

keep calm gallery

{images via keep calm gallery}

personally, i think shopping for boys is very hard.
but how perfect is one of these prints for such an occasion? (adventure? maps? they eat it up)

douglas wilson letterpresses by hand onto old maps of the good ole usa.
if there is a specific map you are looking for he will try to find it.
while you are checking him out over at the keep calm gallery website, be prepared, every single thing in this shop is adorable and hang-worthy.

Friday, March 26, 2010

pretty pretty pretty

{necklace via molly hanna designs}

the best thing to ever come out of j.crew...molly hanna necklaces.
want. need. husband?

because the lake house makes weekends better...

{lake house photo by my friend malia}

me. husband. family. comfies. lake house. vino. perfection.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

dancing notes

{hot mess card via pretty bitter stationary...whom i love}

um, did anyone watch dancing with the stars last night?

not my usual favorite, but i couldn't get husband to watch life unexpected so here we are.

see above for my thoughts regarding pam anderson.

if i could do it all again...

{martha stewart weddings cake via coco+kelley}
...i would have my entire wedding based upon this cake.
and yes, i still look at wedding things...don't judge me, i can't let go.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

this is what going home looks like...

what a perfect weekend at home.
i ate dinner at my favorite restaurants.
had great talks about nothing and everything.
celebrated one of my favorite ladies birthdays.
dranks lots and lots of prosecco.
got a most welcome sunburn.
and was sorrounded by people i love.
thank you spring.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


"may the best day of your past be the worst day of your future"
-my favorite irish saying

hope you all have a happy saint patricks day.
drink lots of green beer and do lots of funny things.
and if your name is rebecca neifeld,
have the happiest of birthdays ever (i love you rebes)

i will be spending st. patricks day with john mayer.
i am pretty sure that makes me lucky.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

chewing the cud book wraps

{fabric wraps via}

i adore these. i adore anything that has to do with gift giving. i sent bee this 'give luck' one for her birthday. she probably was wondering what the hell it was until now. but seriously, cute scarf book wraps....goodbye wrapping paper (i still love you though)

golf wife

husband has been in florida this week
taking part two of his pga test
and we got the news this morning that he passed!

so proud of my man.

i think to celebrate i should purchase these...

{ray ban wayfarers-i love}

Sunday, March 14, 2010

in the meantime...

{caitlin aka caitskis, me and danielle aka dee}

i get to see my old roomies this weekend
i love being reunited with these girls
i miss them every. single. day.
friday...are you there?

p.s just noticed and hilarious. if you look closely enough at the straw you will note that this pic was indeed taken at my bachelorette party.

Friday, March 12, 2010

blame it on the rain

{what friday looks like at my house}

oh my gosh its friday!
and i have been a bad blogger this week.
im sorry.

hope you have plans for an amazing weekend.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

i love sundays...

especially oscar sunday.

on the agenda today:

coffee talk with caits if she will ever wake up
gym and yoga (i had about 55 macaroons last night)
picking out which wedding photos to purchase
cooking something new...carmelized black pepper chicken
reading my favorite celebrity mags
and hoping sandra b. wins the oscar
while drinking prosecco
and lounging in my favorite pjs.

happy place here i come.

Friday, March 5, 2010

the perfect summer

{photo by anna verlet}

i am taking a mental health day today.
i am still in bed, and its 1
and i don't feel guilty at all.

while lazying around...
i found this photo on one of my favorite blogs, a cup of jo.
and it makes me so excited...

because i think this is really going to be a perfect summer.

and maybe turning thirty is okay...
when you can spend weekends floating away with husband at the lake.

summer...yes please.

i have serious hair envy...

first, some history.... i really love my bangs. they are my signature. i will never be without them.

sometimes, bangs get a little too long and i decide in a former life i was a hairstylist. i cut bangs...its a disaster and frantic calls are made to real life hairstylist. (this happens quite often, and no, i never learn from my mistakes)

monday guessed it..frantic calls are made to hairstylist. hairstylist is booked. have to go to new hairstylist. new hairstylist decided i look better as a porcupine. tears ensue.

and can we just say, that if you get a bad bang cut, there is not one thing that can be done girls. nothing.

but it is okay, because i have found solace while hiding out in this haircut.

this is jessie baylin. she is seriously talented and new found favorite musician/wearer of perfect bangs. i think i am going to try and pull this off. i mean, i love her that's all.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

bakeshop is delish.

dear bakeshop, i love your blueberry muffins (i had two this morning).
never move away
do you promise?

sidenote: that fact that this is documented pretty much proves my productivity level today.

sidenote v.2: clearly found another camera app on my phone, hipstamatic...i love you too.

Monday, March 1, 2010

i am never going out on a sunday night again.

productive things i have done at work: 2
times i have thought about hamburgers: 427
times i have thought about death: 502
tears shed to husband: 6
diet cokes consumed: 3