Friday, December 31, 2010


Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness;
it is generally the by-product of other activities.
-Aldous Huxley

2010 : V

Thanksgiving sunset.

Poolside in Puerto Rico.

my gorgeous sister.



Thursday, December 30, 2010

i would rather be...

as the holiday craziness is winding down and the new year approaches,
i can't help but find myself looking to relax
i can't wait to start planning my next adventure, but until i figure out just what that is going to be,
 i would love to spend a lazy day in a gloriously cozy bed

this view looks amazing


although this room is not my style, i lovelovelove the color of the walls

Oct/Nov 2010

i think it would be extremely easy to get lost in a deep sleep, a good book,
your own thoughts, or your significat other with these curtains closed around you on a sunny day


i love that this bedroom opens up into a beautiful yard


2010 : IV

Kennys 2nd Birthday.

Rylee & Amelia.

Adeline & Amelia.


Tell me that smile doesnt make you instantly happy.

This one too.

The Slate girls. I love them.


My new friend Chloe. She's beyond adorable.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

weheartit wednesday

you dont know it. but every day im thankful for you.





2010 : III

2010 was a year full of traveling. 
From my lake house, to Long Island, to DC, to the beach, to California, 
to Chicago, to Florida, to NYC, to Puerto Rico, I loved every second of it. 

Here are a few from my adventures in Chicago.
As you will see, Brandyn was the cutest model ever.

Just a Jungle Jumper for all of the "grown ups" a one year olds birthday. 

Jess and Andy. Cutest Baby Daddy and Baby Mamma I know.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010



a little too late...

Here we are just two days after Christmas and I already
came across something I had found just a few weeks earlier.

My best friend is beyond obsessed with Kate Spade right now.
I decided to see what gems I could find on the website
and now i wish i had found these sooner.
These mugs fit us just perfectly. I'm the Traveler(at least this year I was),
and she is the Reader out of the two of us.

These would have be great gifts for each of us to enjoy warm winter
drinks from even though we're thousands of miles apart.
...maybe next year...

2010 : II

This year a dear family friend turned sixteen. 
I swear to you, just last week she was barely two years old,
still living next door, and beyond adorable. 
15 years later she has grown into one of the most caring girls ever. 
This party may have ended up with 30+ Irish family members
in one hotel room singing until way past 3am.

Maggie's Sweet Sixteen.

Nonita - best love ever, worst morning person ever.

Love them.

Maggie and TBoy, my second dad.

This woman, is amazing. 

Monday, December 27, 2010

2010 : I

spent not nearly enough nights at the JC.

sun bathed on the west coast.

hiked in Will Rogers Park.

bests at Beatles night at the Hollywood Bowl.

one of my favorite places ever.

spent many hours with this lovely face. 

Taking a Moment

With 2011 right around the corner, 
Always Love is going to be a little different this week.
I want to take a look back over the past year so this week my tiny corner of the internet 
is going to be filled with just a few of my favorite photos from 2010. 

if you get your tonsils out, you get some pretty flowers. 

had a date with the worlds cutest boy.

ashley got married.

so did my prettygirl cait.