Saturday, October 31, 2009

Best Costume for the Day

Happy Halloween! So sorry this has been a tumble weed infested place lately...we've been a bit busy. But all should go back to normal now. And let's start with these amazing ensembles from Anthropologie. Lovely.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Back at Oxford

I adore these Oxford looks from Anthropologie. A masculine idea made pretty with feminine colors and touches. I'm especially loving the saddle inspired ones. There are instructions on how to create your own here, at BlueBird Vintage, via Ms Spinach.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Flea Market Fun

On Saturday, Erik and I went to the San Jose Flea Market. It was more of a fun experience than a treasure finding adventure. We did manage to find some old old tools to put on our wall and consume lots of boiled peanuts, fries, light beer and fruit. All in all, an incredibly interesting day.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Friday!

This weekend, my plan is to get over this cold. I'm wondering if I don't have bronchitis? Fun! I made these cupcakes for erik to bring to work this morning. I was so busy putting goldfish on blue icing that I barely had time to get any of my work done. Why does that happen?? Have a wonderful weekend! If you're on the east coast, stay warm, and if you're here on the west, I'll see you outside in the sun!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Patterns in the Neighborhood

We went for a walk this evening for some fresh air and glimpses of fall. Lovely patterns created by layers upon layers and color over color. Delightful.

After the Rain

Today was a nice change after the hurricane like weather yesterday...a nice calm day...bright green after the and orange leaves strewn about the pavements...sun peaking out after a restful day off.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rainy Days

These Hunter wellies, available here would be perfect for today. We are in the middle of an incredible rain storm which is unusual for this time of year. I've been sick (again) which has been horrible. I woke up early this morning to make some tea and see the rain outside only to be met with the terrible sight of our outside table and umbrella knocked over. The table was glass. And that shattered glass is all over our patio by the pool. All of the effort we made to only have plastic glasses outside and now we have a lot more glass than that. I rushed out armed with my wellies, raincoat, garbage bag, and broom- however my effort was pointless. Until the rain is gone and the glass dries, it's too difficult to pick up. Plus, maybe by then, Erik will be home from his business trip and I will have a helper. For now, though, I'm going to climb back under my duvet with my NyQuil and my ginger tea. Good night.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I Think it's Here!

Cold mornings, check. Tree out front turning orange, check. Crisp evenings with the smell of burning wood, check. I think we've come upon Autumn here! I'm sad that we no longer have the 90 degree weather (although who knows, stranger, much stranger, things have happened), I'm welcoming the change in weather with open arms and mugs of hot apple cider. Yesterday I bought pumpkins and mums for outside. I can already tell what kind of neighborhood this is when it comes to holidays; half of the houses already have fake cobwebs, plastic tombstones, and white ghosts hanging from their trees. Oh what wonders will Christmas bring, I can not wait. Today my friend Cecelia is coming over (I'm off work for the next week, lucky me!) and I think we may go see the Richard Avedon at the SFMOMA. Maybe I can convince her to drink hot apple cider with me while wearing mittens. Although perhaps I'm being a bit premature in my excitement. It's going to be 75 today... I would settle for cold cider and a dish washing gloves.

Autumn Lovelies

Danish company, Noa Noa, has some beautiful new fall looks. I love the wallpaper in the background of the photos, the rich colors, and the 1920s inspired hairstyles.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Down in the Desert

Some highlights of our Las Vegas trip.

And now I'm off to the DMV.... wish me luck...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Type Away

Oh how I would love love love to have one of these... I love typewriters. Some high heeled mary janes, a tweed pencil skirt with fitted jacket, and bright bright red lipstick would all go perfectly with the typing machine... I finally got over my flu, it was absolutely horrible. Luckily, I started to feel better, as Erik and I were driving to Las Vegas. We had a wonderful weekend there, photos to come soon.
Typewriter from here.