1/29/2011

saturday

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do you tire of seeing chocolate chip cookie posts? 240 to be exact (cookies, not posts.) i seem to grab the camera when food is around. and thank god i didn't eat any of these cookies, since i had a mini meltdown about pants that don't fit anymore. oh what fun it is to be a girl.

*sigh*

1/25/2011

tuesday

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grandma whipped up some potato patties this afternoon. we all scarfed them down as soon as they were cool enough.

1/17/2011

monday

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last friday we celebrated my grandparents 56th wedding anniversary, they were married january 14, 1955. my grandma shared a few sweet things about her special day:

*she was 16 and he was 20.
*aunt margaret took her to long beach to buy her her wedding dress. they didn't have anymore in white so she purchased this light blue one, it was $12.99
*aunt margaret told her "if you're married in blue, you'll always be true."
*a man that lived in the house over owned a nursery. he brought over a box of orchids which she made her own corsage with.
*aunt dessie made their wedding cake.
*they were married at their pastors house friday night, came back to her mother's house for cake, coffee, and punch, and afterwards they went to cinco de mayo for mexican food.
*she regrets not having grandpa wear his uniform, he bought a new suit. she didn't think about it until after the fact.

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this was taken friday afternoon while we were out to lunch. sometimes we just crave a chick-fil-a sandwich. ;)

1/16/2011

sunday

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yesterday was so fun! i went with my sister on two photo shoots. met nice sweet people. and felt my first pregnant belly, with a hiccuping little girl inside! the two locations were completely different. one was in a quiet woodsy area around palos verdes and the other was under the boardwalk of manhattan beach, which was crawling with people. the sunset was beautiful.


this is from the first shoot. my mom was cracking me up with her hummingbird fit she was throwing. :)

1/11/2011

tuesday

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i've been obsessing over this book for quite some time. i was thrilled to unwrap it on christmas day from my sister, liz. i've already looked through it countless times, so much inspiration in this tiny book. i'm sure you can tell by all the double pictures lately. i tried to snap a couple pictures even though it's dark and gloomy today. the other day i was cleaning out my fabric and linen stash and was surprised by how many pillowcases i've accumulated! they're very cheery to look at on a day like this.

1/10/2011

monday

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i've been helping my grandparents clean out their home and do a little but of organizing (one of my favorite things to do.) we came across a lot of hilarious old photos, and these i just had to share! my grandparents, emma and frank in '58 or '59. and my mom! she was three and insanely adorable! i can't wait to find more old photographs that have been tucked away for years.

1/07/2011

friday

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the tree came down today! less and less christmas around the house, and i couldn't love it more. i've been daydreaming of living in the country in an old farmhouse. with a large red barn full of farm animals, big and small. and an abundance of fresh homegrown fruits and vegetables, and homemade sustenance. if only you could have what you want right at that very second. baby steps. hope you all have a fun weekend!

photo taken by my sister, liz.

1/06/2011

thursday

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thrift shopping gives me cheap thrills. i found two 'new to me' pillowcases recently, the ones on the lower right. my mom bought me new down pillows for christmas. i could have gotten rid of the older ones but i like being surrounded by them. so now i have four on my tiny little bed dressed in vintage pillowcases that i change out frequently. it's easy to do that when you can purchase them at a thrift store for pennies each. like i said, cheap thrills.

1/05/2011

wednesday

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had a little retail therapy today with my mom and grandma. my closet was looking very scarce and i can't wear the same t-shirt or cardigan over and over can i? no. and lets be honest, some of these pre-holiday jeans are a bit snug and washed out. so i scored some nice pieces, and the best part? my grandma whips her charge card out and pays for it all. umm, sure okay! :)

ps. that's my pre-shopping excited camera face.

1/04/2011

tuesday

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i've added some new things to the shop!

1/03/2011

monday

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good morning, everyone.
today i plan on actually making my bed,
cleaning up around the house,
taking measurements of clothes,
that have been sitting on the floor,
blowing my nose and hacking up a lung,
and maybe try and make some healthier choices,
with food.
what are you lovelies doing today?
i really want to know. :)

1/02/2011

sunday

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happy new year, everyone!
the rain has returned,
but it's soothing right now.
i've had a nasty cold since thursday,
boo!
but having neighbors with fruit trees,
has it's advantages.
fresh squeezed orange juice,
to overdose on.
yesterday i gathered all the energy i had,
to start a major cleaning out in the house.
i'm wanting to simplify and start fresh,
for 2011.