Tuesday, June 22, 2010


freewheeling ala blancucha

vintage 70's batwing ivory sweater ala the vintage slide show

yacht rock pillow ala paddyridge

not a big purple fan, but this paintbrush slice of amethysts caught my eye and held it. and that abacus number? radness. great for those inner mathematician lovers in all of us. well me. i'm marrying one.
both necklaces are from snoozer loser NY

my new morning obsession

a whole new way to look @ iced coffee...new orleans styleee
ala bigBANG studio
i drink mine with a splash of trader joe's nf vanilla half and half or sweetened condensed milk.
i'd like to call this baby: the cool ruler

my toof

hurts so bad i can't sleep. this isn't a good sign.

hope these bedtime tunz help....and a handful of IB pros.....

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Monday, June 21, 2010

the power of the sun


derives from a combination of Latin words meaning "sun" + "to stand still." as the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.

as a major celestial event, the Summer Solstice results in the longest day and shortest night of the year.

**enjoy this day of change. we're on the cusp of a new season and new adventures.**

secret in the attic

ala design sponge

Friday, June 18, 2010

reuse recycle

my mom is in carmel this week/end staying with friends while working at the US Open. she sent me these photos yesterday from her friend's yard. my mom know i'm a succulent freak so these were right up my alley. super clever use of recycled objects. nice work!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

ladies only

today my good friend soundmangroupie had a ladies only cocktail party @ her casita. her requirements from me were to bring some lp's, my cocktail shaker (i forgot), my headphones and a bottle of vodka. she provided food galore, friends and later in the day... the lakers.

what a great idea on a sunday afternoon! we took turns being dj for the day while we sipped our cocktails and nibbled on snacks. these records caught my eye and thought they'd catch yours too...

stevie b knows how to grow a mullet AND party

liner w/ band practice notes. you don't find that on a cd!

oh teena.......

james brown cover

Thursday, June 3, 2010

my mom

about once every two weeks i receive an envelope in the mail from my mom. i'm sure my postal carrier gets a kick out of her "decor" on the outside. sometimes she'll emphasize my name with a giant cut out J, other times it's a phrase like she used above. it's usually got a nice ransom note vibe. she reads her local newspaper as well as the NY Times plus a plethora of magazines which she gets her flair from.

(this picture is cut out from a magazine. my mom does have art skills)
instead of a letter or even a quick note, i get articles, ad's pertaining to what's going on in my life at the moment and an occasional comic strip.

the articles always relate to my interests and when i was in college, my schooling. i was an anthropology major and an art history major before that so you can imagine her subject matter.

she usually adds her own note at the top and sometimes underlines or highlights the important parts. she's kind of like my own cliff notes.

it's her way to teach me something from afar. my mom is one of those people that likes to pass on her knowledge. really to anyone that will listen. instead of telling me her lesson, or writing it down, she sends me an article about it.

i save many of the articles she sends, mostly for her humorous notes. and i ALWAYS save the really good envelopes. they are classic. i know some day she won't be here to send these bits of wisdom and light so i take comfort that i'll have her mind with me later in life.

kale chips!

i had a head of curly kale hiding in my fridge and yesterday decided to put it to use! i've never made kale chips before but heard good things about them. super healthy and they satisfy that salty, crispy craving. i'm in!

wash the kale and remove the leave from the stem.
break into smaller pieces.
put in a bowl and add about 2t. olive oil and a decent pinch of salt.
use your hands and make sure that all the leaves are coated with the combo.
place on a cookie sheet, making sure not to overlap the leaves (the will steam), and place in a 370* oven.
cook for about 15 min or until they start to get brown on the edges.

looks kinda freaky but tastes fantastic! even the super green ones in the picture are CRISPY.

i also roasted some beets yesterday from my farm basket. little s&p, 400* oven for about an hour (they were large beets) and wa-la. i'm going to use them in a salad (sans lettuce) with orange slices, red onions, thyme and a simple vinaigrette made w/ white balsamic and orange juice.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

bicycle! bicycle!

the past 3 years i've been cruising a 10 speed which was generously given to me by my old neighbor. it was in good "garage" condition which i took to the next level. we've been on numerous adventures together and it has always been reliable whip. problem: too big. my old neighbor is a 6ft man so as you might guess the frame fit his body best. i've been searching craigslist for a ride built for a 5'8" lady for quite some time and monday she appeared.

pretty much mint condition. this schwinn model was the first to use quick release wheels-a huge advance at the time. it also has a cool generator attached to the back of the frame to power the rear light. original everything with the price of a well used bike. SCORE. and it's YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

glitter gold grips

generator detail

og seat in primo condition

2 hot covers by 2 hot ladies

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

new blog

since i'm in the wedding planning stage of life right now and don't want to bore those of you that aren't into such details, i created a second blog. i also need somewhere to store my neurosis, thoughts and inspiration on the previous topic. some ladies keep a binder, i keep a blog.

so bf, or um fiance, keep your eyes on this page if you want some surprises on "the big day".
the rest of you can check out something borrowed something blue.