27 May 2010

my second try at sewing. I went to my favorite little fabric store called Peapod fabrics, its so perfect I am in love with every fabric in the whole store. anyway I picked some I liked and I am putting together a medium sized patchwork quilt. its going a lot faster and easier than the first tiny one I did. I find it so relaxing. Hopefully I can finish it tomorrow.

one day

I have soo many random photos on this computer (sigh). one day steve and I would love a home with tranquil mountain/lake views and privacy like many of these below. I love a cozy cabin feel and I also love the modern clean styles as well.
I found a lot of these photos at the blog My Scandinavian Retreat - its great!

18 May 2010

it has been sooo COLD for DAYS here in San Francisco...I am not happy about this. I want sunshine. I am afraid this is only the beginning though...(think 'the coldest winter I have ever spent was a summer in SF' quote).

{photos via Lula mag online scrapbook}

I want to go have a picnic in a park like that with really hot sunny weather.

I just bought this necklace for Isla at Etsy shop Nest pretty things. I also bought vintage baby clothes from etsy shop Baby Hank...Isla will model them soon.

can you say splurge?

so gorgeous... these make me wish I could have another wedding with steve and have my flowers exactly like this.
Leif flowers {and I love that name}

09 May 2010


" I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really herea nd that I really lived." -Marjorie Hinckley I love this post - all women should be celebrated on this day - as a woman. whether you are single or married with no children or with, Happy Mothers Day to you!!

a special happy mothers day to my beautiful mom!
she is the best mother in the whole world.

08 May 2010

Feel Good

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the fact that Life is too short. I think you should do what you really enjoy and what makes you happy. Eat the foods you love, wear the clothes you like, and take yourself to your happy places....favorite music, places, activities... sometimes I find myself focusing on the negative and stressing myself out for no good reason...no more!
This weekend I did some things that made me happy....I listened to this music while folding laundry and watched this movie and laughed a lot! I made great pasta, strawberry shortcake and truffles for the missionaries.... I kissed Isla about 2 million times... I cleaned up and made our home pretty... and focused on all of the blessings I have been given and how wonderful my life is.
I want to make an effort to always make my day one that I can look back on fondly. savouring the little details and not taking for granted all that life has to offer... really having a positive attitude and not sweating the small stuff. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff.


saw this on Jcrew. this is my kind of scrapbooking. i have been wanting to compile all of my scraps that i have just thrown in a box and i really like the format and style of this jcrew book....the text, paperclips and tape but done really clean and simply. i want to make one, maybe of our next vacation or something. i really want to get this camera, it prints little tiny pictures and has cool effects.

Lauren Moffatt

02 May 2010

my new breakfast

1. oatmeal 2. chocolate 3. nuts 4. milk

I don't know how I have lived 29 years and not done this. Thank you cousin Victoria for telling me how good this is. I used some favorite semi-sweet chips and walnuts. It tasted like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven. And its good for you!
I got the recent Jcrew catalog in the mail...so perfect. I am starting to save some of them. They are so timeless and beautiful and little works of art. They seem to get better and better and more inspiring all the time.