Tuesday, March 31, 2009


lonely cloud, Originally uploaded byMadmàT

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were - I have not seen
As others saw - I could not bring
My passions from a common spring -
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow - I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone -
And all I loved - I loved alone -
Then - in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life - was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still -
From the torrent, or the fountain -
From the red cliff of the mountain -
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold -
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass'd me flying by -
From the thunder and the storm -
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view. -

Edgar Alan Poe, 1830

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bacon & Cheddar

I'll be making these soon. Jay mentioned something like this last night while watching War Games. Not sure what the connection was - maybe it was a Burger King commercial. So, I found this recipe on Tastespotting. I'd like to skip the scallions and maple glaze the bacon. yum.

Brother's Wedding

Dresses - by Angeladean on Polyvore.com

I'm never quite sure what to wear to weddings. This one is a little bit more challenging - I need to find something I can nurse in and look good enough for the family wedding portraits.

I'm out of time to order something online. Here's what I like so far. Oh, help.....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Another Set

Another Kitchen
Another Kitchen - by Angeladean on Polyvore.com

I never get tired of this - holler if you do.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oliver - 4 months

Monday, March 23, 2009


What we really need is a new dining set for the breakfast area. The beautiful set in the previous post is way out of our budget. This might work -

Kitchen Table
Kitchen Table - by Angeladean on Polyvore.com

other possibilities here, here and here

Our House

Our new house is in serious need for some decorating. These images are inspiring. Looks like I tend towards the austere.

from remodelista including this, this, and this.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Belly Picture Series

I love this series of belly photos - especially the notes. As I read them I am reminded of each week with Oliver and it is so familiar. Such a universal experience...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Outerspace Toys

I've been drawn to space themed toys and clothes for Oliver. This playmat is perfect.

Oliver - 15 weeks

Monday, March 16, 2009

Eating Insects

We've been watching extreme dining shows like Bizarre Foods and Extreme Cuisine. There really is something fascinating about watching someone eat the grossest thing imaginable and then describe the experience.

This pretty packaging actually made me want to try some of those toasted ants.

from edible

Friday, March 13, 2009

Chomping Green Dinosaur

I've pretty much lost the desire to shop for myself - buying clothes for Oliver is much more fun. Though, is it wierd that I'd love to have one of these too so Oliver and I could match?

t-shirt from happy family

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I've had plenty of experience with feeling insecure.

I read this and got that "aha" feeling. I wish I would have understood this when I was much younger:

"That feeling you get when someone teases you is called insecurity, and it is directly caused by the insecurity of the one trying to hurt you. Like water, insecurity seeks itself to find the quickest path downhill. You can try to dam it up or divert it but it is part of life. Just try not to drown in it, or drown any others."

from: http://www.sweet-juniper.com/

Monday, March 9, 2009


Oliver enjoys his little green seat at 14 weeks. Dad takes the best photos. Here's one of mine:

She's 10!

Quinn's slumberparty was a success.
The cake how-to from omnomicon.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Sweet Girl

Felt like somebody was missing on here.... Happy Birthday Q!!

La Lucha Library

Perfect for Oliver's Room. His Papabear would be proud.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

One Year

It's been a challenging year, but I wouldn't have wanted to do it with anyone else.


This year:

Got Married
Got Pregnant
Got a New Job
Bought a New House
Had a Baby

Whew! I think I'll come back to the blog...