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March 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

lovely cherry blossoms in napa (and first signs of spring)

stopped for lunch in st. helena. fried chicken!

random, but i liked the colors.

bay bridge, coming back to san francisco

birthday cake for a friend (i used this recipe for the cake and this one for the frosting – definitely making this again!)

sunday breakfast: oatmeal, sprinkles and coffee while catching up on blogs.

as always, thanks for stopping by!

never never land

October 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

sometimes the sweetest part of a day is finding an outdoor patch with just the right amount of sunshine pouring in through the (still green) trees.

[finally, a peter pan collar that doesn’t make me look five]

it’s kind of like when dogs pace around until they find the sunniest spot in the house, and promptly settle down for a snooze, you know? pure bliss.

oook. as long as there are days like this, i can wait a little longer for chilly weather.. except i wasted no time in scooping up the moccasins from that post where all i wanted to do was snuggle up with tea, cookies and a fox pillow. oops.

[plaid shirt, madewell. sunglasses, fred flare. jeans, free people. shoes, minnetonka]

that’s all for now. just wanted to share some sunshine before the fog rolls back in. have a lovely day, wherever you are!

pretty happy things (and a plea)

September 1, 2011 § 3 Comments

my freelance writing gig is ending this week (cue major sad face) so between the frantic google searching and resume-prettifying, i’m trying to keep my head up and focus on happy little things.

oookay, i sort of lied.  i really just wanted an excuse to post pretty pictures. in all honesty i’m about to enter freak-out mode. playing with the camera sort of keeps me sane, and come monday morning when i don’t plunk myself into an office chair, i can take it on walks around the neighborhood and we’ll keep each other company.

do i need a dog or what.

anyway. happy things! like…

wearable animals (and already-chipped DIY manicures):

[banana republic edition horse ring, j. crew dog necklaces]

fall outfit inspiration…

[fall textures and tones- sequins, corduroy, plaid and olive]

questionable stuffed toys…

and anything with sprinkles.

rainbow sprinkles = instant happy. it’s a fact. i always, always have them on hand. sometimes i sprinkle them on my oatmeal.

i’m totally kidding. i have thought about it though.

hire me?

new camera (squeee!)

August 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

perhaps a better title for this post would be “where i obsessively take pictures of food and try not to get sauce on my lens.”

“try” being the operative word here. so far, so good.

here are a couple of my first snaps. i’m still trying to learn all of the settings but it’s mostly been trial and error so far. hope you like!

salt cod fritter at bar bocce in sausalito

marble potato, smoked bacon and fontina pizza, also at bar bocce

asparagus gruyere tart, burnt end not pictured. recipe here.

fresh black mission figs, destined for a salad with prosciutto and chopped pistachios. most of them made it 🙂

now i just need to find a stylish camera bag. please tell me one exists!

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