Sunday, July 31, 2011



picks on my brother

but me!!!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

officially obsessed

with bistro chairs

my bff (you still are)
just left for Paris
without me

we are in differently places
literally and figuratively
it's ok
a lifetime 
is a long time

we will reconnect soon
and if you see one of these benches 
at a french flea market
send it back to me

this site lets you customize 
the color and weave
and it doesn't tell you the prices
so as not to hurt your feelings
which is nice

I think I like the chevron pattern best



also in this issue jorts are a no-no
you're welcome

Friday, July 29, 2011

I don't know what

has me thinking about fall
it could be the piles of back to school catalogs in my mailbox
or the flurry of emails from my principal and athletic director and coaches
or the emails of gorgeous boots in my inbox
but back to school is my favorite shopping season
even more so than Christmas
and I love Christmas
and I need these
jcrew booties

it might be a huge marketing gimmick
but I don't care
these shoes are comfortable
and cute

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is over in 2 days
these boots are on sale now
and then the price goes back up
so if you have a cousin who works at Nordstrom shoe department
and are celebrating your 10th anniversary in 2 weeks
and need ideas
I suggest these in brown size 9
please and thank you

and I haven't even shown you the school supplies

I have always loved school supplies

is that weird?


Thursday, July 28, 2011


hang out here

and paint henna on each other

and swim on the beach I imagine is just beyond

and read good books

and eat juicy fruits

and crusty breads

and creamy cheeses

and drink good wine



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

it's not easy being green

for real it's not

I think green is one of the hardest hues to choose

but I like it

I also like this poem

but I digress

my neighbor who is really good with color

asked me for suggestions
for her bedroom
she's gonna surprise her mister
with a masculine bedroom makeover
I was flattered
and I don't want to f*ck it up
cuz I really like her
and my mister is doing the painting
so I feel double responsible and all

and I'm having trouble finding a masculine green
so I'm pretending this is dark inky green
but I think it might be black
but I'm suggesting dark inky green
and white trim

but whatever green you choose I like it paired with black
and some rustic wood thrown in for good measure

but readers you must have some good ideas
so help a girl out


Monday, July 25, 2011

you win

I give up
it's July
I'm 39 years old
and I have strep throat

go away Monday

does this bed freak anyone else out?
or is it my fever?
your thoughts?


Saturday, July 23, 2011

just cuz

temporary tats

real tats

do you have lots of friends?

I only keep a couple

just cuz I'm a scorpio 
and an introvert


you must not

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Ghandi

Friday, July 22, 2011

your first time

it doesn't have to be awkward or painful

find a beautiful setting

use lots of protection

and most importantly 

do it with an experienced and attentive partner

who can pitch a tent

and start your fire

and I don't want to brag

yes I do

but for a virgin

I'm a damn good camper

marshmallow coma

my favorite part was waking up to this

best $44 dollar vacation I ever had


we spent $50 on the dog sitter

but she has a pool at her house


ps tomorrow back to interiors or recipes or political banter
 or whatever you like

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

root beer floats

me: Mack what are you doing?

him: meditating

me: why?

him: I have a hockey game tonight mom

me: of course.

he plans to win a Stanley Cup
and drink a root beer float out if it

this apple fell a long way from the tree

ps the projected heat index is 126 today
we are packing up to go camping
if you don't hear from me by Sunday
please come find me
start an IV drip
and check me for ticks


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

it's too hot to be clever





Sunday, July 17, 2011

It's Eleventy Billion and I'm a Virgin

that's eleventy billion degrees
 and I'm a camping virgin

but the Appletrees are heading out
on their first ever family camping trip this week

and it ain't gonna look like this

or this 
and actually it's only 95 F degrees
and 80% humidity
so I have that going for me

there is a beach at the site
I hope to spend most of my time there

my main concern was 
how I was going to make coffee

like I said, I'm a virgin camper

I mean I have slept in a tent of course

and I've slept on a golf course once

does that count?

but I've never had to feed a family from
what I can make on a fire

so that should be interesting

french press for coffee I'm told
I have one of those
the rest of the gear we are borrowing
from neighbors

thanks neighbors

and to my family 
who can't wait to say I told you so

you only have to wait til Friday
(maybe Thursday we'll see)

peace out

Friday, July 15, 2011

Stuff I like today

noir bracelets
that I found through her

carved skulls on etsy

you're welcome
go forth and shop

and when people tell you 
you have great style

say thanks


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Beach colors

in beach houses

with beach views

and room for friends

perhaps a few more seats here 

good times