Tuesday, January 25, 2011

apartment scoping and jucy lucys at matt's

we did it. we found an apartment after much searching. january in mn is apparently not the time to be on the hunt for an apartment, but we found one one we like. it's charming. and, while it's not portland, which has to be put on the back burner, it's our home. we're together and happy and we're blessed with so much joy in our lives.

by the way, stopping for a bite to eat really helped the search. it at least made it more fun.

onward ho goes the job search. wish me luck!

Arcade Fire: Sprawl

I was so happy when this came on my Ipod while riding the bus yesterday. This video makes me want to put a little sparkle on.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

snowshoe blue

a recent day of snowshoeing
the air bitter cold and the sky beautiful
trekking along the river
resting by a warm fire
sipping cocoa to cap the adventure

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

watch with glittering eyes

and above all, watch
with glittering eyes
the whole world around
you because the greatest
secrets are always hidden
in the most unlikely places
those who don't believe in
magic will never find it

Roald Dahl


Iron and Wine on NPR:First Listen Live

another reason to love NPR
First Listen Live
watch and/or listen to a full hour of Iron and Wine
pure listening enjoyment
i heart sam beam

Monday, January 10, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011


We were gifted a new game, called Askew, over the holidays and we busted it out on New Year's Eve. That's me and Emanuela studying a tricky move. Basically, you build a structure by placing metal rods one by one. A lot of people compared it to reverse Jenga. It was a huge hit and so much fun.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

5 minutes of Syria

astrology necklace

This astrology necklace by Kimberly Baker is awesome. Rose gold would look swell on my fair skin, too.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

{via The Life of Polarn Per}

and a little music that's brightening my day-

Bryan John Appleby
Roma di Luna

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

back at the old hill

so happy my family went sledding together over the holidays
my favorite part was the 6 person wooden toboggan ride
that toboggan is killer

no complaints

I will honor each day this month of January by not complaining. I will appreciate and be grateful for everything I have been blessed with. You never know what's around the corner or hidden in a seemingly unpleasant event or happenstance. Just let it be and keep rollin'. Won't you join me?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Kaufman Mercantile

wonderfully curated shop over at Kaufman Mercantile
how fantastic is that football?
fun to throw around and fun to display

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope your 2011 is filled with joy and happiness! A new year feels refreshing and I can't wait to see what the future will bring.

We went to visit this splendid, LED-wrapped oak tree by the Minnesota River last week. It was amazingly bright and splendid.