Thursday, May 31, 2012


Today I am 29! This is a big big big EXCITING year for me, and I'm looking forward to it….thanks for all the texts, emails, tweets, messages, etc! XO!

Friday, May 25, 2012

weekends are for...

checking things off a wedding to-do list...
dairy free frozen yogurt...
& coffee on the beach with people you love...
Happy Memorial Day Weekend peeps!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

one year

tristan asked me to marry him! :-)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I'm starting to get really exciting for honeymoon shopping since summer clothing is popping up everywhere! In less than 150 days Tristan and I will be beachside in Aruba...and here are somethings I plan on bringing in my e-luggage haha!
1. an underwater camera- HERE! 2. beach, by Bobbi Brown- HERE! 3. cute cute cute beach bag- HERE! 4. nice top- HERE! 5. festive iphone case- HERE! 6. light sweater- HERE!

Monday, May 14, 2012


sometimes i can't believe how beautiful this city is...
and sometimes i can't believe how absolutely insane it is...
either way, i love it! also, didn't get a chance to post yesterday but wanted to wish all you mothers out there a happy Mother's Day! (especially my mom!!!!!!)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Urban Gardening

This past weekend my block association put together a Spring Gardening Day and Tristan & I decided we would participate! Here are a few pics…

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak On The State of Children's Books...

"You cannot write for children They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them."- Maurice Sendak

A funny clip in honor of the late Maurice Sendak. He was children's book royalty and I have no doubt my future kids will love his books as much as I did...
I was an illustration major in college, and am currently an aspiring children's book writer and illustrator.  I have a book out there in the universe that I am eagerly awaiting news on (fingers crossed!!!)
I have so much respect for those that are able to live out this dream and make a career of it. I know that one day I will, and it's artists like Maurice Sendak that keep me continuously inspired. The fact that he is a household name is amazing, and I know he will be sorely missed.

Also, it is National Children's Book Week!  So if you're a parent, or a children's book enthusiast maybe tonight's read should be Where The Wild Things Are in Sendak's honor!

If you are looking for ways to celebrate Children's Book Week I highly highly highly recommend the Pinkalicious series, by Victoria Kann.  Her illustrations are gorgeous, her stories are adorable, and she's amazing!  You can learn more about the series here:
Follow Pinkalicious on Twitter, here:
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And see her pink-a-pinning, here:

Friday, May 4, 2012


This blog has been oh-so-quiet lately. I've been busy busy, between work and wedding planning and life and such! I'm dying to share some wedding things here…….butttt, need to keep it all a surprise till October 6. In the meantime, I snapped these pics yesterday after setting up our succulent window sill garden. I've been talking about doing this (um, like for months hahaha) and finally after a quick stop in the flower district after work put this together. Here are some photos….more to come as it continues to grow!