Friday, May 28, 2010

a week.

This week was good.
Roses are in full bloom at one of our parks.
Coral was a champ in the 90+ degree heat.
I kept myself from eating more than 2 buster bar blizzards.
Unbelievable amounts of sand can fill very small shoes.
We didn't finish the loaf of kalamata olive bread in two days.
The little flower tent near us is having a buy one, get one free sale.
I made chocolate cobbler which would have been enough good to last the entire week.

Have a lovely holiday weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

you capture: sky

happy sky

mad sky

See more sky at Beth's!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

a good find.

This is my favorite thrift store find in a while. A lady on flickr told me that her sister had the same thing when she was a kid. It has snaps on one side but no matching snaps on the other. The lady said it wasn't a full sleeping bag. More like an early version of a snuggie. Ha! It's comfy and pretty. A great combination. That's a faux quilt pattern on the front. I love love love the patterns and colors.
a vintage blanket.  maybe my favorite thrift find ever.

It makes me super happy. And it was $3.99.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

you capture: DoF


It rained here for several days straight. I was lazy and all my shots are of raindrops. I'm an overachiever like that.
More DoF at Beth's!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Little lady's first carousel ride. She loved it, but had to take it all in the first few times around. This is her serious face.

Monday, May 17, 2010


I'm in love.

I could browse this dude's site for hours. Love the shape of this cabinet.

Every year at Crafty Bastards I see this illustrator. So cheeky. I think Coral needs the gorilla for her wall.

Can't you picture this filled with mini gherkins, olives and pearl onions?

A good excuse for you needed one.

Narwhal! Check out her faux feltidermy.

So playful. More woodland pretties in the shop!

Friday, May 14, 2010

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.”--Eleanor Duse

Thursday, May 13, 2010

two plus two makes four

Next year at this time, a new tiny human will be in our family. We will have a new tiny person to swing and Coral will be in a big girl swing. My heart feels so full it could burst at any moment.

Is there anything better than a good swinging session in the spring?

Also, 45 minutes after I took this photo, I fell in a little hole in the sand. While holding Coral. And talking to 2 ladies. I must have looked like Humpty Dumpty.

Monday, May 10, 2010

in celebration of mother's day and us.

Mother's Day and our early anniversary celebration (it's today!) was full of

tiny hands

good food


and lovin' from my honey.

Life is hard and wonderful and good.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

very important person

Happy Mother's Day to the most important woman in my life. Thank you for being steadfast, strong and loyal. Thank you for being honest and loving. Thank you for being the best example a girl could ever hope to follow in the footsteps of. xoxo.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

you capture: spring, take 2

I always think of Spring as the beginning of wedding season. Spring is fresh and full of new growth and renewal. What better time to start a new life with the one you love? Tom and I attended a lovely ceremony this past weekend in Annapolis, MD. Tom's coworker married her sweetheart who is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. The ceremony was in the USNA chapel and the reception was in another fancy building that I don't know the name of. I never get tired of the town or campus. Everything is gorgeous and quaint and historical. Annapolis and part of the campus lay right on the water. The weather was clear and 90 degrees. Aside from the heat, they couldn't have had more perfect weather.
My favorite part was the awesome antique Cadillac the happy married couple used for the day.
Spring is in full bloom at Beth's!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I love finding beauty in something often overlooked. I don't pass this building often, but when I do, I'm alway struck at how hauntingly beautiful it is. The lines are so lovely and the bottom half of the building is decorated with colored tiles. It sits empty in a part of DC that like much of the city, has seen better days.