Monday, May 24, 2010

San Francisco!!!

I'm packing my bags and heading to my beloved city on the bay. I'm all giddy to see my friends, visit my favorite taco shop, stroll through the farmers markets, picnic in the park and dance to some good music. I'll be seeing you real soon!

Friday, May 21, 2010

oh happy weekend!

If this photograph doesn't capture pure joy, well then I'm not sure what does. This is exactly how I felt when I woke up this morning and realized that I have a whole weekend ahead of me where my husband doesn't have to work and we have plenty of time to frolic.

Other things that have me feeling like this joyous little boy:

This delicious looking salad that I'm making for lunch.

The Sandman by Monsters of Folk. This version of the Sandman will be played to my baby at bedtime. Beautiful.

Garden planning with girlfriends.

Hearing our baby's heartbeat at our appointment today.

Hanging the bird house in the trees.

Lost finale on Sunday! (tear, tear)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This week's tasty rhubarb treat

Yes, I'm still obsessed with rhubarb. My sister sent me this delicious looking tartlette that she made the other day. She found the recipe via Design Sponge. It's the perfect treat for those of you that prefer gluten-free, as almond meal and rice flour are used in lieu of flour. I'm planning on trying it out myself on this beautiful spring day.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bicycle Rush Hour

Check out this fantastic video of rush hour in the Netherlands.

Stylin' Cycles

{red hook bike ride with my sweetie}

The only positive aspect of having my bike stolen is that I get a new bike. I've spent the last few months checking out these new awesome bikes. Can't wait to get my new wheels.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

totes for tuesday

spring tote. everyone needs one. head to the park, farmers market + beach.

Monday, May 17, 2010

hello monday

We spent the weekend working in the yard. We have loads of color from happy cosmos and zinnias out front now. I also planted the sweetest niobe clematis and hope it climbs up around our porch. All the herbs are planted and we have a little grape tomato plant. Other things that had me smiling throughout the weekend:

Homemade ahi tuna burgers on the grill with avocado.

A mama robin has made a nest outside our window (photos to come).

Pre-natal yoga.

Crazy Heart. Have you seen this film with a fantastic soundtrack?

Everything baby at Serena & Lily.

Sunday dinner with the family. The mister made a tasty maple-glazed pork tenderloin and my sister-in-law made the most scrumptious lemon cake.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


photos by neil krug

I can't seem to get enough of Devendra Banhart's new album, What Will We Be. Makes me long for my favorite city in the world and the feeling of Northern California sand between my toes.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Last week, Jon and I had our 20 week ultrasound. What a surreal experience to see our little one moving around almost constantly. It was amazing to see this little body with hands and feet moving around. This image is my favorite- the little babe looks to be having a grand ol' time, laughing and shaking it's feet and hands. Could that be a little bubble that our baby blew while laughing? We both are smitten with this little creature inside of me and can't wait to meet the little one in a few months. Already in love.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Granola Snack Attack

On this rainy day I decided to try a new granola recipe from one of my very favorite cookbooks, Lucid Food. I must admit it's pretty darn good... give it a whirl. I decided to forgo the cocao nibs, but not for lack of liking those little devils. I just prefer my granola to be more of a morning snack.


2 cups raw nuts, coarsely chopped (i use slivered almonds)
2 cups rolled oats
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
dash of salt
6 tablespoons maple syrup
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup raw, unsweetened coconut flakes
3 tablespoons of cocao nibs

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

combine all of the ingredients except coconut, cocao nibs. spread granola evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. stir the granola well, rotate the pan, and bake for 15 minutes more. add the apricots and return pan to oven for another five minutes. add the coconut flakes and bake for 2 minutes more. remove the pan from oven and stir in the cacao nibs.

Raindrop Day

There is something unbelievably comforting about a rainy day. It's a pleasure to be snuggled up in my home on days like today.

hello gentle rain drop
thanks for visiting me again
i love the way you tickle my skin
as you roll off my hand

i wonder where you have been?
seconds ago you were soaring in the sky
soon you will trickle through the moss and rocks and soil
to join others in the little flowing stream

greg dixon

Monday, May 10, 2010

Weeknight Treat: Rhubarb Crumble

I love rhubarb.... so every spring I find myself cooking up new creations with this tasty veggie-fruit. No matter how many interesting and unique recipes I stumble upon, I always end up fixing the ol' faithful crumble. My crumble topping depends on what's in my cupboard, but I always use brown sugar, oatmeal and flax seeds. The best part of this oh so delicious dessert is that you can't really mess up. So throw in your favorite goodies and don't worry so much following a recipe. However, if you must... here is a good one from Heidi Swanson.

I prefer to make individual crumbles in ramekins, an easy way to satisfy a crumble craving for only two people (scale down the recipe, obviously). Baking this crumble in a cast iron skillet or baking dish, works perfectly as well. The following recipe serves 6-8.

1 1/2 cups rhubarb, chopped into 1-inch pieces
1 quart strawberries, blueberries or other berries (optional)
Juice of one lemon
1/2 cup raw sugar (any sugar will do)
3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons flax seeds

*Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
*serves 6-8

bold new wallpaper

I absolutely adore this wallpaper and had to cover our powder room walls in all it's bold loveliness. This beautiful paper, called Kaleido Pink is designed by Jocelyn Warner. It seems that every few days I find myself looking for another reason to wallpaper another room. Nursery, perhaps?
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