life has gotten pretty exciting here in the "tah". all of our expected family has arrived and we are now feeling the warmth of a stuffed house. none of us will complain though since were going to be seeing the tempter drop into the teens in the days to come.
some things to be excited about right now:
-planning in action for candy & emma's shower..heres some ideas taken from this lovely site
-sewing/knitting with my girls
-cozy winter days spent by the fire talking
-getting prepared for dominican which is coming oh so ever fast
-lattes at the coffee garden
-lakers-jazz game with the boys (go jazz!)
-running, im slowly making my way back up in miles
-juicing is a new favorite which ill be blogging about later.. im becoming obsessed with the yummy concotions we have made recently
-vintage thrift stores/the D.I.
-learning how to use jenny's film camera
-getting ready for the arrival of emma which involves keeping our eyes peeled for must-haves
-(i almost forgot) this coming friday, aka black friday, shopping maddness
Heres J.Crew's Spring 2011 collection! Which has my heart. how do they out-do themselves every time?
perfect blues mixed with olive leather shorts, two tone pinks thrown together to look fab. Yet again a pop of sequin appeared in the line paired with a camel colored belt. You must take a look!
one thing to get excited about this winter is the arrival of my niece emma. i have been searching the web tirelessly for unique,hand made items for her closet. along the way of that search i have come across some pretty adorable things, i do have to say.
I borrowed some pictures from her blog (I hope she doest mind) so you all could see just how great her pieces are. Although these are just a couple of her head pieces, you get the idea. Talent like this deserves exposure.
One way to document life in lower manhattan is by taking photos of bike riders--from behind. Thats exactly what this photo-blog does: Downtown From Behind. Its of artists who are either professionals or live there locally that have an influence on specific downtown neighborhoods.
We have been waiting for this day. Im pleased to announce that my sister, Candace and her husband Blaize are having a baby girl! Even though I was sad I couldnt be there when they found out, Im estatic!
We all wanted to get up in the mountains for one last hike before the snow takes over. Nate had been told to go to Silver Lake for a good trail. Turns out its just a walk about around the lake on a boardwalk. Even though we didnt get to "hike" it was nice to get to breath in some fresh mountain air. We even found a fish ;)
p.s. t-money just showed me this stunning site that takes over my eyes, spending hours sifting through the amazing things it has to display. Graphic Exchange
..I know a few of you will enjoy this as much as I did/do.
Back home and I am wayyy happy. We cleared all the flights today and even got business elite! That made the 9 hour flight literally fly by. Ireland is definitely on the recommend list for places to travel. Perfect for first timers. Time to hit the pavement with life/service. Once I receive the photos from Blaize and put a little work into them you'll be seeing them up. So stay tuned.
The structure that stands today was rebult in 1446 after it was destoryed. But it originally dates back to before AD 1200. The estate is on over 1,000 acres so there are plenty of woodland walks to explore while there. Better photos to come... Of course.
The first thing we did when we got here was headed to get a guinness! It was quite tasty I'd say! We went to a couple of pubs but my favorite one by far was Beirhaus. They had over 40 beers to choose from.
Generally speaking everyone is very nice and helpful here.
Tomorrow we head to Blarney to see the castle! Here's some pix of cork.