Tuesday, July 26, 2011

lately; pictures w/ captions

went to a food convention last week with my brother iam the chef. christalyn and i went along with him and got to sample a ton of food. my favorite? deep fried pickle chips. uh huh.

kisa is so warm and sweet. she is resting her head in my hand here. i love her so much... but it's sad because for some reason when anyone comes in our apartment and tries to touch her she gives them the evil eye and hisses.

bikerides are nice. as cherly said, i live dangerously... taking photos and videos and even texting while i ride around my neighborhood.

been making these grainy bagel treats. cream cheese, sprouts, tomatoes, and onions... mmmmmm.

caffe martier on atlantic avenue. you sit outside and drink these and look cool. i miss prague.

i also love celery with cc and chives.

just love. interlocked love. sweet kinda love. happy love. real.

this huge tealight candle holder from pottery barn was a steal... right off the street... thanks to cheryl.

needed new shades. these have a cute little pattern on 'em.


been relaxing on our deck under the sun in our beach backpack chair. still need patio furniture. no luck on any deals yet.
these flowers are oh so adorable.

sunday brunch. fresh oj.

we attempted to make cinnamon bun icecream yesterday. my family was coming over and i had to impress them with dessert. don't think we managed to do that. this tasted like insane whipped cream icecream.

taken from this morning... it got a lot harder and more icecream like.

the blueberry cake we made turned out yummy though. iam dolloped a bit of the "ice cream" on top of each slice.

decided to make some ginger carrot dressing. matt has been a bit sick so i figured it'd be a good immune boost.

i tempted the food coloring experiment with milk but i bought gel instead of liquid and it didn't work out as planned.
kisa loves sitting on the couch with matty.

i took her outside with me and she was soooo curious.

continuously attempting the fishtail. it's still difficult.

pretty soap leaves.

spot coffee...

spot coffee ceiling that i loveee

 so thas all for now folks. heading to baltimore tomorrow for 3 days. updates when i get back.

on the street in milan

this should just be my go to outfit.
(taken from the sartorialist)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


look up

Your friends hold the lullabys
They watch the way the night lies
Soft sounds, heads like a radio
Hearts wrapped in blankets, laying low
Hearts wrapped in blankets, laying low

You're cold, maybe you just miss the sun
You fall feeling like it's just begun
So far keeping it together's been enough
Look up the rain is falling
Looks like love

Your boy is like a memory
With some sense of touch and a melody
Your girl she's a renegade
A hurricane that keeps you there, safe
Hurricane that keeps you there, safe

You're cold maybe you just miss the sun
You fall feeling like it's just begun
So far keeping it together's been enough
But look up the rain is falling
Looks like love

You're cold maybe you just miss the sun
You fall feeling like it's just begun
So far keeping it together's been enough
But look up the rain is falling
Looks like love

You're cold maybe you just miss the sun
You fall feeling like it's just begun
So far keeping it together's been enough
But look up the rain is falling
Looks like love
Rain is falling
Looks like love
Rain is falling
Looks like love
Rain is falling
Looks like love

what a beautiful face

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
What a beautiful dream
That could flash on the screen
In a blink of an eye and be gone from me
Soft and sweet
Let me hold it close and keep it here with me, me

And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
Love to be
In the arms of all I'm keeping here with me, me

What a curious life we have found here tonight
There is music that sounds from the street
There are lights in the clouds
Anna's ghost all around
Hear her voice as it's rolling and ringing through me
Soft and sweet
How the notes all bend and reach above the trees, trees

Now how I remember you
How I would push my fingers through
Your mouth to make those muscles move
That made your voice so smooth and sweet
Now we keep where we don't know
All secrets sleep in winter clothes
With one you loved so long ago
Now he don't even know his name

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round' the sun
And when we meet on a cloud
I'll be laughing out loud
I'll be laughing with everyone I see
Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all

deep fried pickles

i can't ever tell if it's worse to be on the computer or to watch tv. i usually choose the internet coupled with music. i still feel lazy. i still feel bored. don't like it! time for a bike ride.

todays outfit

this is just a change in what i do... figured i'd post my outfit for the day. i like it. it's simple and comfortable.

i started off with these khakis...

but then switched to jeans and added some shoes

didn't know which shoes to choose

tried a braid updo... this blog i follow has a tutorial for it 

my favorite crystal necklace and shirt detail

belt so that i actually have a waist

final outfit... i think...

shirt- francesca's collections
khakis-zara prague
pants- levi's
belt- zara prague
brown flats-yesstyle.com by lulk
oxfords- deichmanns prague
rings- grandma
necklace-antique store in pennsylvania

Monday, July 18, 2011

wedding weekend

the lovely mr. and mrs. king :)

this busy/crazy/hectic week is now coming to an end. i had the pleasure of having 3 days off and it felt great. erick and catie are now the kings together and i am so happy for them. their wedding was great fun... filled with dancing and post mayhem. i absolutely loved having everyone here at the same time. i got to know cheryl and andrew which was amazing. i really miss them now! they kept hinting to matt and i to move to cleveland to be by them. it apparently is a cool place! who knew. some new york friends came down as well and i got to know them more as well. really loved being around everyone and kind of sad that we have to wait all over again for more visits.... don't wait so long next time people!
my skirt and coral nailpolish that chipped off the next day and stained my nails.

after the ceremony we all went to chili's for 2for1

my place at table 10

first dance


cool ceiling

Monday, July 11, 2011


this is going to be an insanely busy week and we're not even the ones getting married. matt has 3 doubles in a row and then of course on thursday i work 9-4 and he works 4-8 and that nite we're separetely busy with the girls and the guys before the wedding. i'm just never going to get used to this schedule business. i don't enjoy it... i just want to spend time with my love. i know, i know... we did spend the whole day together yesterday. it was our first sunday off in 4 weeks together and we did nothing but errands errands errands. and got our door "fixed"... no more cockroaches crawling from under the door... andrew had to kill one lastnite on our porch. ugh.

some of matt's friends (and thankfully i can now say they're "my" friends, too) are here and will be trickling in during the week for catie and erick's wedding. it will be fun-filled for sure.

i also am super thrilled because my mom and i are going to baltimore in 2 1/2 weeks to visit family and friends. we're staying with my friends paola and alex and i can't wait. a little excited about going to trader joe's, seeing my grandpa, my friend anne and her kids, and my uncle.... the reason we're going up is for a memorial type gathering for my grandma who passed away earlier this year. it'll be nice to have a little quality time with my mom, too. looking forward.

also... i bought a brace for my wrist yesterday. it totally sucks, but i have to do whatever it takes to try and fix this if possible. i'm mostly keeping it on my right but switching it to my left a little as well. also, we went to ikea yesterday with matt's mom and stocked up on candles, frames, and some pots&plants. i'm glad. matt and i didn't have any tangible photos of ourselves so we picked out our favorites from the past year and a half and got them printed yesterday. now we're putting them in frames. :)

off to work... 3 massages... i'm sure i'll make a better update soon.. maybe with all positive things next time.

Friday, July 8, 2011

bike adventures

so i got myself a bike off craigslist a few days ago. it's a jc higgins from the 60's... or that's what the guy who sold it to me said. i like it, but i'm really not a bike hipster like all my friends. i mean... i haven't ridden a bike consistently since i was a kid. i get nervous and i feel like i don't know all the rules. silly, but true. i went out today around my neighborhood, a few cross streets over federal and then just a down few blocks on atlantic avenue. i stopped along the way and took some pictures.

nerd alert.

our pretty street with luscious trees

nice big houses

stopped here for a nice lil view of the intracoastal

the christian scientist church

i plan on taking more rides around... it's something to do, you get a nice breeze... and a little exercise. looking forward to letting go of the nerves, riding over the bridge, and cruising down a1a along the beach. :)