Thursday, July 22, 2010

57 hours

ok not going to dwell on that part of the story...i came across this story of trish, peter and leo via lovely morning. it's a really beautiful video of their child being born (not gory) in a birthing tub. this wonderful woman was in labor for 57 hours and looks cool as a cucumber. what an inspiration! check out the video here. also, i might think about a birthing tub next time around. if there is a next time around.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

before and after

When i bought this house 4 years ago, this was the state of the room that would eventually become our babies room...and here we are now, fully renovated and waiting for baby. it's hard to take good pictures since the room is so small but you get the idea. it's amazing what a little vision, patience, sweat, tears, money and a great contractor can do! i made the curtains myself (thanks for jenna for helping pick out some great fabric), used the my grandmothers old bedroom furniture (reduce, reuse, recycle), hung some vintage art that i've collected over the years as well as some local artist's work (thanks melanie!), and splurged on monte rocker. i love every inch of this room. there are more pictures but i can't seem to get blogger to link up with my flickr account. this will have to be good enough for now...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

breast feeding class

in our final preparations for baby, zach and i took a breast feeding class at the birth center on thursday night. the dolls that they had for practicing were the creepiest things i've ever seen.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

my 3 babies

party pooper

this passive aggressive note was found on a coffee maker in the free bin at circle thrift. or maybe it's not passive aggressive but it is super funny anyway...

Monday, July 5, 2010

cruel joke?

i can't believe we're getting another heat wave. this time in the hundreds. doesn't mother nature know i'm in the last few weeks of my pregnancy???? not ok!! at least we have air conditioning in our house this year. i am so so so grateful for that. but seriously from the insanely rough winter to the extreme summer we're having, i'm really considering moving to the pacific northwest or something.

Friday, July 2, 2010


mom : did you hear about that recall on onsies?
jon : no - do they spontaneously break into twosies?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

that's craftastic

jenna and her amazing quilt she made for her first gallery show. isn't it awesome?! so much work but so worth it. i love her choices in fabric.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

meat cake

it was my friend seth's birthday and his brother made him a meat cake. yup, you read correctly - meat cake. a cake made out of meat. different kinds of pate, wrapped in bacon, garnished with gerkins. when they cut into it, the smell was so overpowering i had to step outside. it was pretty much the most disgusting food item i've ever seen but you also have to marvel in the beauty of it...

Monday, June 21, 2010


it has been one full year since i left my job at urban to start my own business. and what a year it's been. also i have not had a mcgriddle in at least 3 weeks!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

it actually makes me cry

kate just shared this video with me and i'm totally crying. they are the cutest. and the one looks just like a baby maggie!!! now i'm totally going to waste the rest of my night looking up puppy videos. is this really my life now? i guess i'm kinda ok with it.

Monday, May 24, 2010

2 years

two years ago today i married this handsome devil. here's to many more, boo!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

where it started

i would see this sign when i would drive down 5th street to get home. and every time it made me laugh. that's what inspired me to create this blog. and it only took me about 2 years to actually take a picture of it.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

just don't think about it

so one of my many interesting pregnancy cravings have been the sausage, egg and cheese mcgriddle. disgusting i know. but i can't help it. it's so good. i like to think i'm at least getting some protein out of it (unlike my donut cravings). i just don't like to think about how the mcdonalds logo gets on there...

Friday, May 21, 2010

speaking of little monsters

these guys have popped up all over northern liberties. does anyone know the story behind them? they make me smile each time i see one.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

my my what large tongues you have

i recently found this old picture of lola and mikey after a playdate. i can't believe the size of their tongues!! ridiculous.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

little monster

saw this on perez. this kid is awesome.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


this video has been around the cyber world for some time now but it makes me laugh so hard every time.

Monday, April 19, 2010

oldie but goodie

i found this photo while going through zach's images on his computer. classy. miss you sarah carter.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

wake up your booty

this is not a joke

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

oh winter

is this the longest winter ever or what?! i saw this over on philebrity (read the article here) and we all know my appreciation for passive aggressive notes. this one particularly hits home as i know the feeling of digging out a car for 3 hours, not wanting to be a jerk by putting something out to save the spot, then coming home to find someone has taken it. so then you get all defensive and mark your spot with a chair or trash can or what not, all the while muttering "i never thought i'd be the kind of person that does this kind of thing". but desperate times call for desperate measures. and i mean, if everyone else is doing it....
i am eagerly awaiting spring but man, it has a lot to live up to!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


i saw this dessert on sandra juto's blog recently and it looks so good. but when i wiki'ed it, it doesn't sound as awesome as it looks. but maybe i'm wrong. have you ever had one?

Monday, February 8, 2010

another day

saw this song/video by jamie lidell on for me, for you and it really is a great pick me up song. i think i'm going to listen to it a lot over the next few days as winter dumps yet another foot of snow on top of the foot we already got this weekend. blah. where is springtime???

Friday, January 22, 2010


kate took this great picture of lola last weekend when we had a dog date.

Sunday, January 17, 2010