Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Hilarity

I just thought this was hilarious. Happy Halloween weekend, all!

via here (thanks, little sissy.)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weekend Travels

Tomorrow afternoon, I will be hopping on a plane to Dallas! I'm going to see my beau for his b'day (24 years old...old man!) and to celebrate his white coat ceremony! Yes, he is becoming an official soon-to-be doctor. We haven't seen each other since the middle of August, so we're hoping to live it up this weekend as much as possible. Lots of food, love and fun, including dinner here and brunch here :) Stay tuned for post-weekend foodie photos.

I hope you are all making your own getaway plans for the weekend....or one weekend coming up!
Sometimes it feels good to just get outta town, yeah?

Jewelry Maker Manoogian

Lauren Manoogian's handpainted leather bracelets, paper, wood, and leather necklaces are catching my eye today.

{via here and here}

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Such a beautiful baby! This 8-month old baby born deaf, hears his mother's voice for the first time after being fitted with a cochlear implant.

Cannot help but smile.

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Far-Off Wedding

This couple makes me swoon. How beautiful are they...and that dress?! Simple, classic, and gorgeous. A perfect wedding for two.

{via here}

Thursday, October 21, 2010

2011 TED Winner: JR


EmersonMade for Fall

This woman knows how to woo me...Emerson, are you interested in providing us with discounts any time soon? Thanks for considering, Jackie.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Freedom by the Sea

Tucked up in an office all day can kind of make you want to be here.

{image via here}

Pants, please

This girl has the right idea. Comfy and classic, all in one simple outfit.

{image via here}

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Late Night

it's late. still up working. watching Oregon sleep like a baby and wishing that I were a dog.

What I would give to fall asleep right. now. I remember when I was 10 years old, and I would try with all my might to convince my mother that I didn't have to go to sleep. I wanted to stay up past 9pm and watch tv with my parents. That was my idea of being grown up. Now, all I want to do is be a kid again, with a 9pm bedtime.

{image via here}

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Do What You Love."

I have to post a shout-out to this amazing video created by Ryan Marshall at Pacing the Panic Room. The guy is such a witty, hilarious, honest person. What's more, his photographs are always stunning. He has also started creating more and more short videos that are just a sheer pleasure to watch. It is definitely a treat in my day when I can spot a new video he's shot...

this one is for the "Do What You Love" series featuring Gap 1969 clothing series. After watching this, it makes me want to suddenly give up everything and become a yoga teacher on an exotic island somewhere...see for yourself.

Do What You Love - Afton from The Panic Room Videos on Vimeo.

Friday, October 8, 2010

oh lord...sigh.

It has been a hectic week. Crazy does not even begin to describe the roller coaster that I've been on. Lots of late nights, paper writing, meetings, mass baking/cooking (for others, not me), meetings, (did I say meetings?) and everything in between. However, things are finally settling down into their normal only-slightly-crazy schedule.

I've been skimping on meals/meal preparation for the past few days- with everything going on, I've barely had a moment to make something delicious (and nutritious) for myself to enjoy and be thoroughly pleased about. Therefore, I am announcing a dish of culinary coziness that you all should make just for yourself this weekend!

I found this gnocchi dish on The Cutting Edge, and it made my taste buds swoon. With all of the chilly weather that has debuted recently, I figured a nice, comfy meal would do the trick. This is a twist on a traditional italian pasta dish. I can definitely see this mac+cheese in a bowl on my lap as I sit on my sofa and watch tv episodes from the past week...

Bon Appetit! And have a lovely, relaxing weekend.