Tuesday, January 25, 2011


style by emily henderson
photo found here
Last night I asked adam what the highlight of his day was--he said it was coming home to me (wink :)
My highlight you ask???? Finding this gold mug on my monthly visit to thrift town. I spotted it months ago on her blog and have been coveting it ever since.

next item on my list: blue tufted wing back chair.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine cards from Rifle Paper Co.
Soo cute. However, nothing beats a homemade valentine ;)
Yesterday I bought my first chocolate covered
marshmallow heart.
oh boy.
let the games begin.

Friday, January 14, 2011

birthdays and blabberings

Some people blog every flippin' day. I try to blog frequently-but sometimes there just isn't anything to blog about. I mean-nothing! If I were to blog every day i would end up talking about what we had for dinner the night before or maybe something adam said in his sleep...or the weird texts I get late at night from unknown numbers that say things like: "HOLA COMO ESTAS". (but really--who are you?)
I remember one of my roomates in college said that if she found my journal and started reading it she would probably fall asleep. "SNORE!" is the exact word she used.
Wow, thank you banshee roommate. I wasn't too offended since she was somewhat of a wild child and lets just say the things that were written in our journals were probably very...different. I'm sure if I read her journal my virgin eyes would melt and i would feel pretty violated and stripped of my innocence.

let's stop there.

Anyway, back to my point--my blog seems a little dry and i'm sorry if you hate looking at my plants, or hearing me gush about my husband, or think it's a waste of time reading about all the reasons I love my Dad. It is therapeutic for me.
It is also therapeutic talking to my best friend who just happens to have a birthday this weekend. I think it would be a lot more interesting if I blogged about the conversations I have with that girl. Now THAT would be quality blogging.

Even my old roommate would enjoy that.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

budding lemons in january

lemon tree small lemon tree small
trying to feel summer-y when it is everything but.
I have enjoyed this gift. It gives me hope that one day it will be 80 degrees again.
Why do I always forget what summer feels like mid-january??
Oh yes, because it is bloody cold and I can see my breath in the kitchen.
Despite the cold weather, i am trying to make lemonade.
-that was a pun by the way.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

No, this is not our honeymoon baby. This is Christian! And today he is 1!!
It just so happens that he is part Chilean, so naturally
he calls his (favorite) uncle Adam 'Alberto.'
It's seems fitting.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

resolutions, shmesolutions
just peachy
(photos from here)
I think it is important each year to set a goal to learn something new or take up a new hobby. Since I will never on this good green earth get into shape, I figured I would set a goal that I know I would accomplish.
Enter Canning 101
This year I am going to learn how to make jam. Not just make jam, but can jam. the whole sterilization/sealing process kinda gives me a headache. I've always been intimidated, but there is something so satisfying, so rewarding about eating the jam you made from your own two hands.
(or so i imagine)
Last week a friend dropped off some homemade peach jam and I have been savoring every bite. I have become a jam addict. Adam will find me in the middle of the night passed out on the kitchen floor with jam on my face.
Drunk on jam.
jelly coma.

har. har. har. i'm the funniest person i know.

I spent the morning looking at HER tutorial.
I'm not going to let it overwhelm me-i'm going to learn, and partake of this jelly goodness! All for one and one for all!!

Monday----> Can-day.