Saturday, July 24, 2010

summer snack tragedy

Okay, seriously. I was in New York twice this summer (which is more than I sometimes go in a year), and I didn't know about Popbar?

It just doesn't seem fair.

{via Oh Happy Day}


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Home for the Holidays








1 & 2 - Dad's old and NEW Enchanted Royals shoes : )
3 - Greenhouse Dad designed for local High School. Just making the world a better place, ya know?
4 & 5 - Mom's poppies/irises in full bloom.
6 & 7 - Dad's beer brewing tub and one of many delicious products, the champagne cider.
8 - view of Rockies on trip back to LA

Over Father's Day weekend I went back to the hometown for my H.S. reunion and to spend some QT with my Dad. He is one of our biggest fans, as you can see by the wear and tear of his old 'Apple Tree' shoes. Being that it was Father's Day, it was the perfect opportunity to give him a shiny new pair of Enchanted Royals 'Aspen Tree' shoes. He still insists on wearing the old ones in the garden though, much to my Mom's dismay. It's always a good time being home, especially with MT's special home-brew on hand at all times : )


Thursday, July 1, 2010



Red Hook, Brooklyn (note Statue of Liberty, if you get excited about that sort of thing)

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Niki and Lucas


I had to stay an extra week on the east coast because of a root canal (in the world's biggest stroke of luck, I developed a giant toothache right before I came to New Jersey, rather than in California- so my dad was able to fix it for me! Hooray for free and amazingly painless dental work). This seemed like an inconvenience at first, dental pain notwithstanding, but it was definitely a blessing in disguise. I was able to head into New York and catch up with some friends (a fun night at the Frying Pan followed by delicious brunch and a stroll around Red Hook, Brooklyn), and then get some face time in with my cousin's two adorable kids, Jack and Lucas (Lucas is 6 months old and gorgeous, and Jack, almost 3, remembers and totally wants to hang out with me after not having seen me for 6 months- talk about a kid in tune with what's going on around him!) in their insanely beautiful New Jersey home.

Oh, east coast. I miss ye.