Saturday, October 29, 2011

wait for it

this is happening



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

never ending buzz

today I seem to have a never-ending buzz

from caffeine

I think

and emotion

and a surreal kind of day

it's hard to settle down

and correct papers

when I can't focus

and my body is tweaky

and so is my head

any suggestions?

you should
enjoy pretty pictures
I might go for a run


Friday, October 21, 2011

Miss you

a quick post to fill you in on news

first this couch is crazy gorgeous


we now have another kid

Rongxhue is from China

she goes by Sherry

she will live with us until she graduates in June

we love her already

thirdly a room in my house needs to be this color asap

also I want that rug

and because I didn't think three kids were enough

I added a few more for the weekend

and finally if I actually did have 5 kids

I would want this kitchen

actually I want it anyway

I know for some of you (mom)

this is way too much stuff

but I like it crazy


ps a dude I used to party with in college is about to operate on my beloved grandma
say a prayer for her if you do that kind of thing
she has probably prayed for you
she prays for everyone

Monday, October 17, 2011


Instead of buying a pink bucket of chicken

check out this blog

and donate cash to one of the charities listed
 or just say a prayer
or send some positive energy
or deliver a meal
to someone with breast cancer


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

10 year old nature girl seeks new room

my little neighbor is turning 10
and gets to redecorate her room

she is one cool kid
and deserves a cool room

I wish I remember where I found this first image

she loves turtles

and she collects things
of course

so I am picturing a whole bunch of this 

on the shelves with her books
because she is an avid and accomplished reader
who also plays hockey and the cello

I still love this room
and mounted butterflies

This quilt is beautiful

and there's a pattern
in case her mom wants to whip one up

you're welcome

more mounted butterflies

you get the idea

Happy Birthday kiddo


Monday, October 10, 2011

Note the ceiling fan

and the floors and the brick wall

and the huge window


if you switched out the pillows 

with something more


and ethnic

and got rid of the shake style chair

I'm not a fan of shaker chairs any longer

then this would be one cool pad


Friday, October 7, 2011

A day

I used to blog here

But now I just run around crazy like

don't take it personal

It's not you

it me.

I could use a get-a-way to a place like this

wanna come?

wait, are those hay bales?


a reader sent me this photo

thanks dad

it's purty where you live


he turns 7 today

I love you Noodle


Monday, October 3, 2011

Indian Summer

Can we still call it that?
Is that insensitive?
Really, I'm asking.

It is forecasted to be 80 degrees and sunny here all week

I snapped these on Sunday when our neighbors
invited us for a boat ride.

The falls colors were amazing.

they agreed

what to wear though?

plaid flannel school skirt?
why not both?

simple pleasures

well,  simple if you live near a huge lake 
and your neighbors have a boat


Saturday, October 1, 2011