Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hello! So we decided to hold off on a new house for a while... kind of a bitter sweet decision. Bitter because i'm so sad to not get a house in my dream neighborhood and i was sooo looking forward to not having a land lord from hell. Sweet because now we can save up and buy fun things to furnish my eventual dream home. On that note, we decided to go to Ikea and spend a little time together before another semi busy week. I think i achieved some sort of world record because all that i came home with were these:
a candle and a grey bath rug... haha. We are debating on getting this sofa:KARLSTAD Corner sofa 2+3/3+2 gray Depth: 37 " Width right: 111 " Width left: 94 7/8 " Height: 31 1/2 " Seat depth: 22 " Seat height: 17 3/4 "  Depth: 94 cm Width right: 282 cm Width left: 241 cm Height: 80 cm Seat depth: 56 cm Seat height: 45 cm
but i think it looks a little more blue than gray... its surprisingly sooo comfy and i like the tweed look of it. Ive never NOT had a leather sofa but these are recoverable and really durable looking. Thoughts? 

It was a fun day and i got a delicious candle and a rug out of the deal. Somehow we were all EXHAUSTED after (hence the adorable picture i snapped of my daughter)... i literally have a thousand of these pictures but she looks so sweet and peaceful when she sleeps! 

Easter 2011

Easter was so much fun this year. We started the day off right with an awesome church service at Rancho Del Rey. Then we went to my parents for some mimosas and then headed to Canyon Lake to meet up with even more family. There were so many new little babies running around this year and the food was amazing! Marley loved all her little friends and running around looking for easter eggs (filled with toddler puffs instead of candy). Fun Fun! 


Sophie Madeleine has that cute little "adele like" voice that is oh so popular right now.Brighten up your Tuesday with some fun Tunes.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


a·muse·ment  [uh-myooz-muhnt]

1. anything that amuses;  pastime; entertainment.
2. the act of amusing.
3. the state of being amused;  enjoyment.

So i guess this broad word classifies anything that causes me enjoyment-  as amusement.
maybe im behind on the times, but "dear blank  please blank" is a pretty funny site to waste some time at! 

CHOOSE YOUR SIZE - Glass Cluster Ring
glass rings? pretty and dangerous.
etsy store:urban revisions

my obsession with sam edelman shoes is sad- because i will never be able to afford them. 
i LOVE the shattered polish... just like everyone else- its impossible to find!
love this for so many reasons!
 I wouldnt mind having all of these little girls in this photo :) 
Photo by Franne Voigt 

Nobody Likes A Show-Off by Aled Lewis

Friday, April 22, 2011


Deuteronomy 15:10
Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

When i think about all of the qualities that i want to demonstrate for Marley, giving (sharing) is an indespensable one. Through teaching her lessons, i am often convicted about the deficiencies in my own life... giving being one of them. The amount of time i spend thinking about the well being of my family far outweighs the time i spend thinking of others. Sometimes being a mom and a wife consumes most of my thought and energy, when really... is God going to praise me in heaven for all of the million loads of laundry i've done and how clean ive managed to keep my house? Maybe. But these pointless things keep me from realizing the amount of people in this world that are in need. I'm amazed at how much i forget about God and HIS will during the times when my life is so perfect and happy. My "self" centered universe is driving me crazy and  when i stop and ask myself  "How much of my life is lived in the spirit of giving?" I am so sad with the reality of the answer.

So i'm going to start living my life a little on the wild side. I'm going to try and put myself out there in ways my introverted personality will hate. I want to start using the things ive been blessed with to help others.

Here goes!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Look Good... Feel Better.

I applied today to volunteer for Look Good.. Feel Better. Its a program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. How awesome would that be... to be trained and certified through the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association to help these women who are going through the hardest times of their lives to look and feel beautiful. I can't wait to hear back and start making a difference :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Anniversary to US!!

Two years ago today i ran away to this place:
to marry the man of my dreams:

Looking back on these last two years leave me speachless. So much has evolved and changed and every day somehow is better than the last. I literally am in awe that somehow i happened to land the single most amazing man on the surface of the earth... and i am treated like a Queen by him every day. 

Bryan Thrane, i will forever live amazed by you.

Monday, April 18, 2011

flowers and pots

I want to jump into these pictures. This weather has made me antsy to start gardening and spending all my time outside! Now i just need a garden....

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Weekend Fun

Friday night we went to the Sky Bar in San Diego with a few friends and it was so much fun... maybe a little too much fun...
 Saturday I went wine tasting for my cousins birthday and then Sunday was the Avocado Festival (picture below), which is just a little street fair that always ends up being not so little and soo crowded. But we met up with friends and had fun with our little one :)
Here's to another weekend of nothing but fun.

a few things im loving

My hubby and i are getting ready to figure out another place to live. so far we have two houses in mind- a HUGE one in cute little a track community and another small old home with character on 16 acres. The more i think about it the more im leaning toward a  little country garden and an old house with character. Thoughts??

Anyway here are a few things i'm loving.

ahh this simplistic style and the animal fur... perfection
Red Online
Love this old mirror idea
 Living Agency
 Mindre via 16 House
 These chairs are out of a dream.
 Gardener & Marks

sköna hem and A Beautiful Living

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Water for Elephants

Ahhh so excited for the  "Water for Elephants" movie with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in theaters April 22! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011



"Gone in the morning" by Newton Faulkner is my new favorite song. Its one of those catchy silly tunes you cant help but sing along to.- Enjoy!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

diy coaster


Patricia Zapata's latest diy project is this trivet and coaster set made from cereal boxes that she's posted up over on Green is Universal.   Take a look around on her etsy store also! Cute cute stuff.

Friday, April 8, 2011

the little things that arent so little.

Friday is sometimes the easiest day to feel the monotony of the week - the fifth day of laundry, diapers, cooking and cleaning. Which is precisely why its the day to reflect on all of the beautiful little things that made it great.

Snacking on donut seeds with Marley under the covers in the morning

watching my little one get HUGE absolutely floors me. Her capacity for loving and learning is amazing!

spending a little time to read this 1800's mystery novel. Although its not my usual pick... the word choice, writing style and humor is hilariously different. Not to mention sipping on this delicious honey cappuccino.

my first fort with Marley!

Watching movies like this one with my hubby

sushi date with my little family

Hope your week was a great one..  Happy Friday!
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