Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

fashion friday: daylight

Top: Elle, Sweater: Target, Necklace: ???, Jeans: LC for Kohls, Bag: Vera Wang for Kohls {would it be safe to say I love Kohls?}
Daylight is becoming a limited commodity around here.  This was the only day my photographer was home while the sun was up; that's how you roll when you're a med school widow {Jon hates that term, it makes him feel bad.  I think it's funny and true}.  It's not my fave outfit of the week, but it's the only documented one.  I just realized I sound like my grandma who always claims "It was better the last time I cooked it".  In fact, I don't think I've ever eaten a meal at her house when it was at its best.
So there ya have it, "It was better the last time I got dressed". 
Today I got a "super hero hug!" courtesy of Sam.  Jealous?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

feats of strength

Betcha didn't know Sam was short for Samson.  {Okay, not really.}

We took our third trip to a pumpkin patch this weekend.  I think I need an intervention, this pumpkin patch thing is getting out of control.  On a totally unrelated note, I think Jon is glad that October will soon be coming to an end.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

now I've done it

I chopped off my baby's hair.  I need to stop playing hairdresser.  Those people go to school for a reason, you know?  But I was all, "Nooo, I can do it, I cut Jon's hair.  I cut Sam's hair.  Why not try a whole new style on Sam?".  Dang you confidence.

I miss his long hair, running my fingers through it, and how it bounces when he runs.  But most of all I miss the blond.  It's been gradually getting darker over the last year anyway, but the ends were still blond, and now those blond ends are gone thanks to me.  Plus he looks older now and what mama wants her babies to grow up faster than they already do?  I'll find you one when pigs fly.

Regrets, right here.

He is still pretty darn cute though {if I do say so myself}.

Friday, October 21, 2011

fashion friday: cinderella story

Sweater: Target, Shirt: Forever 21, Belt: Vintage {my mama's}, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Banana Republic

Let me tell you about these jeans.  I love these jeans and so does Jon {subconsciously}.  When I first brought them home, I of course had to model them for him.  His first comment, "those are the biggest legs I have ever seen.  Are you sure people are wearing those?"  Umm... only the cool people.

Regardless of his dislike, I kept them, because true love is not deterred by naysayers.

I came home from class a few days later and the first comment out of Jon's mouth was something along the lines of, "Woah, sexy mama!".  Then he realized I was wearing my new jeans.  This exact same scenario played out on three separate occasions over the next few weeks.  After subconsciously loving my jeans for weeks, he was finally able to make the transition to a conscious acceptance of his love.

And we all lived happily ever after.  {I mean, after all, if this is not a Cinderella story, I don't know what is.  I'm in talks with the Hallmark channel as we speak.}

Thursday, October 20, 2011

toddler tidbits

Here are just a few gems from yesterday:
  • "Put my diaper on, I goin' to dance!"
  • "Gwanpa! Qweeze {please} mommy?" {in response to being asked what he wants to dress up like for Halloween.  I was expecting something more along the lines of Thomas the Train}
  • "It rainin' t'day.  Da clouds come out and dey full of rain!  And dey squeeeeze it out!  And dey rain on da truck and da car!" {insert exaggerated hand gestures after every word}

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

do or don't

Shorts with tights.  This pairing was one of my favorites back in elementary school and I thought myself to be very chic.  Within only a few years though, I was laughing at this selection {this may or may not have been related to my choice to wear it with a teddy bear embroidered vest}, swearing I would never make the same mistake again.  But lately I've been seeing this look popping back up and I can feel my inner 3rd grader being drawn to it.

Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

blast from the past

 I was at my parents' house over the weekend and found some great pictures on their computer.  We were living in Irvine, California at the time these photos were taken and I was close to Sam's age.  What a cutie-pie I am was.  


 always a lady


{looking at this photo, I came to the realization that I think my legs may be trying to revert back to their previous  state, minus all the cuteness}

Saturday, October 15, 2011

fashion fridays: tardy

Sweater & Belt: Target, Shirt: Old Navy, Jeans: thrifted, Boots: Famous Footwear

Fashion Friday was a bit tardy this week.  It's only the second installment and I'm already late.  But seeing as "late" has a bit of a harsh tone to it, I'd prefer to say "flexible".  You call it a euphemism, I say welcome to my world.

We had a gorgeous fall day in Portland today.  Just a bit of chill in the air and no rain {a miracle!}.  These are the fall days I love.  It made me want to grab a big fuzzy blanket and cuddle up with Jon next to our fireplace.  However, seeing as we have not done the proper fireplace preparation yet, we grabbed a big fuzzy blanket and watched the newest Transformers movie instead.

not. quite. the. same.

Friday, October 14, 2011


This week has been cuh-razy busy.  Between class, meetings, cleaning, projects and dinner parties, I began to think I was quite important.  Then I remembered that important people have people to do those things for them.  dang.

We went to the pumpkin patch at Roloff Farms, from the show Little People Big World, last weekend.  I have never seen the show, but apparently it was the dad's 50th birthday.  Everybody got free cupcakes.  And anybody who gives out cupcakes free of charge is a-okay with me.

{p.s. Fashion Friday is being postponed until tomorrow.  Saturday's the new Friday, don't-cha-know}

Friday, October 7, 2011

crappy housewife

Okay, here is a Friday double dip.  I couldn't resist sharing; this is sure to send you into your weekend with a smile {or at least a smirk} on your face.

I don't think I've ever heard the word "crappy" used in song lyrics before.


Have a good weekend!

fashion fridays: kitchen couture

sweater: forever 21, shirt: target, jeans: thrifted, shoes: banana republic--didn't tell you I got two pairs

I decided to spice things up a little around here and start a new weekly segment called "fashion fridays".  Cuh-razy, only a genius could come up with an idea like this.  Anyway, this is what I was wearing yesterday.  It was easy, comfortable and Jon said it was cute.  That makes this outfit a winner in my book.

Also, since this was a last minute decision, these pics were taken last night in my kitchen.  Kitchen, blog.  Blog, kitchen.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

little shadow

Do you ever feel like you have a little destructive shadow that follows you around all day? I did yesterday and his name started with an "S". If I put something away, he pulled it out. If I organized it, he dumped it off the table. If I picked it up, he threw it down. If I baked it for Jon to bring to his group meeting, he stepped in it.

Do you see that perfect footprint shape right there? I didn't see that one coming.

{haha, of course I made this recipe}

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I first saw this picture at IKEA a couple of years ago, it is the perfect blend of sophistication and fun.  I really wanted to hang it in Sam's room, but living on a student's budget I was not too keen on spending 40 bucks.  So I never bought it.  Instead I would just longingly gaze at it every time I went to IKEA.  My trip to the beloved store last week was no different, but as I stood looking at it this time I thought to myself, "I could that".  So I did.

I started with this picture that was a hand-me-down from a family friend.

It actually didn't look exactly like this.  I forgot again to take a picture before I started.  This is pretty close though, the only thing that I had changed at this point was painting the matting white, it was originally a light blue color.

After googling "picasso animal sketches", I was able to find the pictures I wanted.  I adjusted the size and printed them off.  Unfortunately, increasing the size caused the pictures to become too pixelated, so I traced the images onto another sheet with a charcoal pencil.

Here is the final product:

I had originally intended to paint the picture frame black and use a white background just like the inspiration, but I decided that using a little color would be more fun for a little boy's room.

And since I still had several more Picasso pictures to use, I couldn't stop there!  These little white frames have been laying in a box for probably about a year and a half because I could never figure out what to do with them.  Voila!

Sam now sleeps in a Picasso gallery.