Friday, July 31, 2009

Sweet relief

from all the heat.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Heat wave





and shadows of gates.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Keeping cool

in the heat:

hang extra blanket on west facing windows,

add sheet on hallway door,

crank up R2D2 air conditioner to mega cool,

and drink up.




pancakes last weekend.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Like a diamond in the sky


These clothes by Uniform Studio,

are so inviting.


I wasn't even trying to shop :). I was just on my errands and walked by this place, where they were having a "moving sale" of all their props for advertising. It was like browsing in Gramma's attic.

Though these boots had a sticker price of $70.00, on the inside of the boot, I recognized a Crossroads tag for $15.00! So they very kindly sold them to me for that. Good, because I only had 20 in cash.

I like how beat up and worn in they are already. And they have a rubber sole, too, good for hills and rain. Aren't they great?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Flowers in front yards

this afternoon.

Look down:

There's a bear on the sidewalk.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Ashlee took this...Adam and Luke in NYC. Love you guys!


Google's tribute to the moon landing.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


these are so adorable. They are out of our size 38! They are like the Converse of France, called Bensimon's.


there were beautiful shadows just as we got off the ferry yesterday evening.


This is that 2 dollar yard sale vintage blouse I was telling you about on the phone. Oh, the word I couldn't remember is "Toile", for the kind of print. It reminded me of this. I'll wear it belted like that.

More Summer tv

You can watch it online, too. This review on Bitch sums it up well, about having so many of the stereotypes it's message is trying to bust...but the talented cast made the pilot, so far, very enjoyable. It's no Nurse Jackie, true, but it made me laugh.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Last night

the sunset gave these porches yellow stripes. Poladroiding tinted the sky green.

Above the fray

and the fun, at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale.


painting at the Baguette Box.

Friday, July 17, 2009


these cute little jars at Value Village.

and this Jonathan Saunders for Target dress, brand new with tags, and it was a blue tag, half price. It's more about the hunt than the money :).

Thursday, July 16, 2009


urban flowers...and their cultured relatives. It's that corner where things get left to give away...where I found this great suitcase that Luke has now.


A bit of blue stripes.

So sunny

Fran, you might like this when it comes out:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dancing lamps

and some the Anne Bonny.

Hey Luke

do you know these boards?


plant, Paul and Sue's.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Red and Green



like these too.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Write it down:

Photo from The Selby of this place (click on the it to enlarge)...they're down undah!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Last night

the absorption method came to visit again. It is basically cooking pasta in small doses of stock (or water), like the way risotto is cooked, instead of the usual boiling in lots of water method. It does take a bit longer, but the starch from the pasta creates a nice sauce. It was through the Chocolate and Zucchini blog that I learned about this a few years was this post from 2006, I think. So good! This is corn pasta in the photo. I melted in Marscapone cheese at the end, and of course, Parmesan, adding some cooked brocolli and sausage too.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Electric blue

Hydrangea at the neighbors. Look, a whole book about the color Blue.

I didn't buy this

magazine, but I did snap a pic of this kitchen that looked so beautifully open and simple, yet warm.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

He was a dad, a brother, a son...

A sweet tribute

Photo is from The Amateur Gourmet. Read about his sweet tribute here.

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