Friday, May 27, 2011

have a beautiful long weekend! xo

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

the greens

So in preparation of summer, we have been
fixing up the back yard. My dog did a number
on my yard in the past 10 months. we had
no grass left from all the digging , lots of
trees were chewed down to stubs, basically it
looked like a battlefield.
Every year, we usually put down new sod
but this time we did something a little different...
do you notice anything unusual in these pictures?
no? good. That is synthetic grass you see!
yes, I spent months deciding and choosing
which one to have installed.
I can not tell you how happy I am and
I wish we did this sooner!
I swear it looks real and the benefits are
less water consumption, no yellow pee stains
from the dogs (even though I am keeping them
off it) and it stays that vibrant green all year.
It does get a little warm in the sun so I just ordered
2 new umbrellas for the back yard, but if it gets too hot you can
just run the hose over it for a few seconds and it
totally cools off. I ordered it from Home Depot,
but first I ordered the sample kit so I could see
which one worked the best. The final product was delivered
to my house and my wonderful gardener installed
it. Very, very easy. I would recommend it
to anyone who has pets and not a big back yard.
I am noticing more and more people installing
synthetic grass, and now I know why!

Monday, May 23, 2011

bring it on

Schools almost out, the start of pool days and lazy afternoons
are upon us. I LOVE this time of year. I must say, I am not a
Winter person. I love the heat, I love the sound of the kids playing
outside and swimming. I love the warm evenings, and most of
all I LOVE having the girls around more. Even though they do
go to camp, there is just the feeling of less is more. Our school
schedules are insane, with both girls playing sports year round,
music lessons, homework, and all the other extras, it is hard
sometimes to stop and catch up. And to me,that is what summer
is about, a time to catch up. I cant wait.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Back stage pictures from the Isabel Marant winter collection.
I am loving all the fringe, jean, and crochet material.
Its raining today in L.A. so I was inspired by the
Winter threads!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cant wait to take my girls to see the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA
starting May 29th!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I was reminded the other day while watching Love Story,
how stylish Ali Mcgraw was.

look at that dress!!! i need to do a little
vintage shopping.

love the dark hair with the beige lipstick...

oh and that tan. Beautiful.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

soooo wishing I was here right now!

Monday, May 9, 2011

good new stuff from the crew

just thought i would share my new fav's

Friday, May 6, 2011

Yo Mama

Yes, let's make that holiday last the whole weekend,
instead of just one little day. :)
Happy Mothers Day to all of you mommies out
there...I know how hard you work, and the reward
of being a mother is all worth it!
Enjoy your day,
hugs and kisses!

(above photo of me and my mom, circa 1973)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

hello blog, its been a while

wow, I cant believe it has been almost a month since my last post.
I had both my girls on Spring break at 2 different times (joys of
having kids in two different schools) and a couple of projects
I am juggling with as well!
All is good though, and I will try to post more frequently.
I was also working on a lot of art and getting a new part of
my website finally up.

I had lots of time to spend with my girls,
I guess it was kinda nice to have them on
Spring break at different times, quality time
with each daughter alone was a blessing in

how cool is this? i took this picture the other day, it is the washcloth
in a soapy bath after my daughter got out. We sat and stared
at it for a while as the shapes were changing. It was like
a stoney trip without the ...well... you know.
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