Sunday, September 26, 2010

Off to school....

hello math world. Bye 24/7 fun summer.

Bend, OR

These are pictures from my camera and Hannah's on our stop at the lovely new lil home of our delightful hosts Rachael + Noah Hershman. Love them both so much.

Pancake balls fo breakfast with Wes!
The neighbor's baby kitty came over for playtime too!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Proof to my Mother that I Cook.

Veggies are so pretty.
They are having a party and my blue toes are tapping to Lykke Li

green eyed monster...

.. referring to myself seeing as green is my FAVORITE color. I couldn't pass up this antique sea foam folding chair at the Freemont flea market as literally the first piece of furniture in my new lil home. The beautiful vintage picnic basket was a birthday gift from my boyfriend. He has an eye like a hawk on Etsy, it's so so me, thanks love.

Neeeeeed this

I've been trying to figure out the problem of storing my new road bike Lucy in my apartment. I'm slightly afraid of constructing some shaky pulley system and she takes up quite a bit of floor space at the moment as a piece of poised furniture. THIS shelf I found here was created by a graphic design mastermind named Chris Brigham. It's too perfect, please Santa?

LOLcat of the day

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Four Loves

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."

I just finished this touching novel by one of my favorite authors. C.S. Lewis digs right into his wonderings and reflections on Affection, Friendship, Eros, and Charity. With classic Lewis wit and intelligence, the book flows like the inner workings of a human heart, unbearably vulnerable and unbounded and yet continually guarded in the face of suffering. I have never read anything like this, a true dissection on how, why, and what types of love exist in our lives. A hidden Lewis gem worth the read if you've ever wondered about what "love" really entails.

Friday, September 10, 2010

I could roll you to hell

I could swim from your heavens
I could drive you so safe
I could walk you to here
Let us float in the tears
Let us cry from the laughters
When it's not for some sake
And the city's not near
Well now, you're going back, you're going back, you're going back

Tallest Man on Earth last night At Neumo's in Capitol Hill.
Incredible musician. Loved, loved the stuff off his newest album,
The Wild Hunt. Just wanted to put his Swedish self in my pocket forever.


My beau made this shirt for Dylan's Candy Bar. Pretty much us in a nutshell.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Two Peas in a Pod.

No not this beauty and her beau but she and I actually. Light canopy, Spain, vintage chairs, bearded men, lavender, and the gloriously long side bride?! Heyz soulmate.

THIS guy

comes to visit me on Sunday. I am very pleased about this!

ps that's his artwork, not to be confused with my lack of such ability.

The Tallest Man On Earth

Seeing him on Thursday in Seattle. stoked yo.

Monday, September 6, 2010

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet
could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed---and gazed---but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

-William Wordsworth

Sunday, September 5, 2010

101st post!

Fitting. I was obsessed with this movie. and dogs. and Life.
May 1, 1954

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Portland dreamin'

The house we stayed at in Portland, OR belonged to a close friend's aunt & uncle. Their style and decor had me swooning, so I simply must share a small sampling of their home's wonders.

Meet Lucy.

Officially made it to Seattle! The drive along the 5 from San Diego was incredible especially since we stayed with friends at every place visited. Now it's time for starting from scratch, building a new life with a few bags of clothes and, as of 2 days ago, a new bike! I met the two guys who started Linus at their shop on Abbot Kinney, Venice beach and simply fell in love with the feel and look of their gorgeous Dutch inspired bicycles. I couldn't be happier with this 3-speed Cream Roadster, my Charles Schultz inspired Lucy girl, which I researched and found available at the wonderful Dutch Bike Co. in the nearby neighborhood Ballard! Highly suggest to anyone looking for a pretty classic whip. We will be visiting the Fremont flea market tomorrow in hopes to find new treasures for my Capitol Hill nook, updates to come! I love my new city.