Thursday, May 26, 2011

Baby Gavin

About two years ago I started following this blog.
It didnt take long before I was in love with Natalie and her family.
In fact, I dont think I was done reading one post.
Her story, her photography, and honest, down to earth words are incredible.
The grace (and occasional lack there of, understandably so) with which she handled
the loss of her beautiful Baby Gavin is beyond inspiring.
Just last month my co-workers and I participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies walk.
Since the walk my inbox has seen more than a few
borderline annoying follow up emails from the walk coordinator.
Yesterdays email caught my eye. The subject line?
"Sounds of Pertussis Launches Race to Blanket America"

Since finding Natalie,
[well finding her blog considering she lives in Hawaii (for now)]
the words Pertussis and Whooping Cough are directly correlated with her and Baby Gavin.

After following the links in my email I created my own blanket square
To join in the prevention of Pertussis visit Sounds of Pertussis.
This year launches the Race to Blanket America campaign, and as soon as I got the email,
I created my own square. Each square that is created is a dollar donation to the March of Dimes!
Go here to create your own digital blanket square.
[also see what Natalie has to say about it here]
Dont forget to click the link at the top to find where you can get your vaccine!


Cooking is like love.
It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
--Harriet Van Horne

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One Day

I'll actually get back in the groove of blogging regularly.
For now, every time I think I'll be able to, I will undoubtedly get distracted.
In just a few short hours I'm headed south for a friends
gorgeous beach wedding. It couldn't be better timing, I'm beyond
excited for a mini vacation, the beach, palm trees, drinks and a nice tan.

As you can read here, I'm easily lost in the world of Pinterest.
I've been wanting to share some of my favorite pins,
but since my mac hates to publish photos on blogger,
I'm stuck sharing a bunch of links.

  • Adorable aprons, possibly a DIY???
  • Where can I find this mouthwatering summer fruit!?
  • Green+lace+TOMS. Love.
  • I want a house with a perfect kitchen to which I can invite friends for coffee and use this cuteness
  • My perfect kitchen will be this exact shade of green
  • I need to learn how to make this asap
  • Art
  • Looking to buy me a gift? I'll take this!
  • Yes please.



Photo Courtesy: quotedphotography

Tuesday, May 17, 2011



Photo Courtesy: thefamemonsterrrr

Wednesday, May 11, 2011




Photo Courtesy: yani-lavigne

Monday, May 9, 2011


To get something you never had,
you have to do something you never did.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

And so it goes

Two years and 5 days ago was an awfully cloudy rainy thunderstorming day.
It was the day my roommates and I began the "rest of our lives."

Today some of the most important people in my life 
are walking across the same (or similar) stage, only today 
is a sunny beautiful spring morning. 

Congratulations to all of my favorites of the Class of 2011
I love you all.

Friday Favorites

This week has felt like the longest week. Then again I feel like I say that alot lately.
With working two jobs and other various after work activities,
I find myself reading or sleeping with little free time I do have.
Not to mention that after working 8+ hours on a computer a day each and every week,
the last thing I usually want to do when I get home is open up my laptop.

Which is probably why I find myself finishing this post Saturday morning...
As I work from two laptops and blog from another,
(Yes, thats three computers. I've become quite the multi-tasker...
multiple computers going at once is not unusual for me these days.)
enjoying a large cup of coffee, theres not much more that I want to do than
get up and go.
Hopefully these links are as inspiring and motivating to you as they are to me.

  • Everyone loves a good organization secret. This is my favorite
  • Both of these adorable treats are on my Mothers Day menu
  • A perfectly refreshing summer treat
  • I'm on the hunt for the perfect clutch...this is pretty darn close
  • DIY bracelet with everyday household items (im in love)
  • The source of my extreme inspiration on this beautiful morning

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


"I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it."

-- Rita Mae Brown


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Come What May

is my new obsession love on tumblr.

here are a few of my favorites


(Diana how much do you love that ring?)

what do you love on tumblr? do you have your own?
share with me!


I want to live by this.

Monday, May 2, 2011


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kiss Me Slowly: Parachute

Just a little something to get you through the rest of your weekend.
Hope you're relaxing and ready for Monday!