Wednesday, June 23, 2010

little d will accessorize.

get ready
beautiful babes.

via etsy shop, snazziedrawers
 speaking of knit...stella m. for babygap.
looks like a dress for you but it comes in as small as 3-6 months.
all three from snazzie but this one is my favorite!!!!!! (my heart is mush)

November 30 can't come soon enough.

photos: &

Monday, June 21, 2010

pee pee tee pees

Can you guess what these cute little tee pees are for???
Clue: If I have a little boy I might need to buy some.

When my friend LA was talking about them at dinner last night JD recommended that we "just throw a cloth over it."  So we probably won't buy them.  But other mama's might want to. 
I think they are SO funny and cute.

image via bebabean

Friday, June 18, 2010

happy father's day (all 5 of you)

papa and I :)
I have a father by birth, who has been a good provider to my family, served our great country faithfully for 30 + years, and has shown me the world by taking me on amazing adventures. 
I have a father by his own choice, Papa, who has raised me and loved me, sacrificed for me, guided my education and lived as an example of how to be more like Christ. 
I have a father by marriage, SG, who stepped into our family and brought us joy, who makes my mom so happy, cooks amazing food, lives every day to its fullest and will be the most hilarious grandpa ever!
I have a father by my own marriage, TD, who raised the most amazing man on earth, is one of the hardest workers ever and now encourages me and loves me like I'm part of his own family. 
And I have a father in heaven--He will never leave me or forsake me and He is there for me every minute of the day...and He sent His only son to die on the cross for my sins

It doesn't get better than 5 dads!!!

I think fathers are one of the most important roles in our society.  I wish I could explain it as well as this article from the Heritage Foundation...but I can't.  So please read.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

birthdays are nice.

My big brother in law DD and my little sister in law AD bought me these amazing lights for my birthday!!
We have exposed pipes in our apartment and because DD is AMAZING he found the perfect accessory to go with them.  We will be hanging them over our bed this weekend.  I don't have this many lights but I think it will look very classy/modern with the three I was so generously given :)

Thanks siblings...I love you!

ps--he got them from CB2.  It's a branch of Crate and Barrel that I have never heard of before.  It's really wonderful.  Go look.


Monday, June 14, 2010

must see--kate grace l.

KGL, my very close friend from college and fellow appreciater of all things beautiful is one of the most talented people that I know.  She is going to be famous and I will be your connection to her.  She recently applied for display/design director position with anthro.  They assigned her a "box project" as part of the interview and the finished project is right will be SO amazed so please look!!!

kate grace's blog

hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Psalm 16:5-11

O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.
I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
I have set the LORD always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

via the Holy Bible.

Monday, June 7, 2010

the best smoothie.

For my birthday we went to Chino Latino--and while everyone else liked the food...the smells were a little hard for me to handle.  I indulged in "no thank you portions" and enjoyed my non-alcoholic pinapple smoothie.  Enjoyed is an understatement.  I have been thinking about it ever since then.  Last night I tried to copy it.  I attempt to recreate restuarant creations a lot...I have NEVER succeeded like I did last night.  I didn't measure so it might not ever be the same....but it will still be really good. 

You should try it!!

One large handful of frozen mangos (slightly defrosted)
One large handful of frozen pineapple (slightly defrosted)
2 frozen bananas broken up in a couple of pieces
1/2ish cup of coconut water
1/3ish cup of orange juice
1ish cup of plain yogurt
A good amount of raw honey...JD poured it in...maybe like 3 tbsps?
(It was pretty sweet...I think 1-2 tbsp honey would be plenty)

Blend together in a blender and enjoy :)

If you can't digest dairy I think you could make a great (probably less thick) version substituting coconut water and yogurt with coconut milk.  HOWEVER...I will say that I used to be lactose intolerant and my mom cured me by feeding me tons of yogurt.  It brought my stomach back to normal with all the bacteria and I have been able to eat dairy like it's my job for 5 years.

PS:  Coconut water is like a natural gatorade...lots of electrolytes.  It is also full of potassium so it helps prevent cramping.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

like it.

Today I am overwhelmingly thankful for my family.
The ones to the southeast and the ones to the northwest.

and here are some pretty pictures:
i put my books in rainbow order but I don't have enough shoes to do this.
it's so beautiful---even frameable.
it belongs to jenna lyons (creative director for j.crew)
this baby sling is cute. I will def. use something like this.
image via etsy
I love the black, white, coral bedding...especially the monogram :)
another simple room with coral accents. 
can't get enough of gray/white stripes.
both rooms via
unique and everlasting alternative to real flowers.