Friday, January 28, 2011

sun kissed

the last few days have been beautiful.

sun kissed skies.

cool, crisp air.

oh so refreshing.


have a lovely weekend.

I Love Pretty Little Things

Thursday, January 27, 2011

little things

one of the heart shaped rocks I found while hiking to waterfalls in Washington

the fuzzy lining on the inside of my house slippers - oh so warm.

the way he loves to snuggle first thing in the morning.

both cat and dog sleeping peacefully next to me while my knee goes up and down  in my CPM machine.

sounds of the birds chirping & playing outside.

puppy fits that occur way to early in the morning.

crunchy toast with sweet red raspberry jam from a favorite place in Oregon.

the color of the morning light filtering in through the shades.

sweet gestures - my physical therapist noticing my shoelace was untied, & then tying it for me.

sending snail mail to my grandparents.


thank  you, Cassie, for inspiring "Little Things"

you have definitely made me stop and appreciate those moments that can be so fleeting yet mean so much.

you can visit Cassie at her lovely blog & join in on "Little Things Series" at,


happy thursday!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

one sweet day

from top left:  Little Box of Valentines Cookies {Whimsy & Spice}, Happy Valentines Day Gift {Tortoise Loves Donkey},
Sweet As Pie Notebook 3 Pack {The Black Apple}, Enamored Pencil Set {Paper Pastries}, Love Languages Tote {The Bucktoothed Bunny},
Miniature Custom Heart {Miniature Rhino}

just a little sweetness to brighten your day.

happy tuesday!

Monday, January 24, 2011

softly, slowly

the sun slept today.

clouds and grey.

softly faded, just a little bit dazed.

time passes slowly.


just breathe.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

bittersweet november

I took these shots with my little Diana camera back in November.

the flamingo photos were taken right before my knee gave out.

I remember the day started off a bit overcast.

You can see some of the leaves starting to turn yellow in the background.

Noah and I had just taken a walk and I noticed my neighbor had put turkey feathers on her flamingos.

This picture, I actually took right after my knee popped out.  

I had been trying to get the "season of thanks" sign in the frame...

shot right before we left for our walk.


so I go back to the surgery center tomorrow.

to have my knee manipulated.

{just means they will bend my knee all the way to break up all the scar tissue}

I'll be knocked out for the process and pretty loaded on pain killers afterwards.


hopefully after this procedure I'll be able to bend my knee normally again.


A little chilly in the house this morning, but the sun is out.

Hope to see you all Friday for Friday Pretties.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

a tour... oh baby!

so normally Tuesday is house tour day.

but the market here in Austin hasn't been so spectacular lately.

nothing really worth sharing.


I've been looking at different baby rooms for inspiration for a friend of mine.

I love nurseries.

the precious little details.

all just wrapped up and presented in such a beautiful fashion.

all of these tours can be found here:



the sun is shining again today.

happy tuesday!

Friday, January 14, 2011

little bit o' pretty

I like breakfast.

organic vanilla yogurt

fresh berries

home made granola

mmmm mmmmm mmmmm

I will also be baking up a storm this next week for my grandpa's 98th birthday.

I don't think I'll be able to visit for the actual day.

But he loves little sweets to munch on.

so I plan on baking :

sugar cookies

chocolate ginger crinkle cookies

and one more cookie that I haven't decided on yet.

any suggestions?

maybe snickerdoodles...


well it is quite chilly here in Austin.

I'm bundled up

outfitted in slippers and mittens

wrapped in cushy blankets.

hmmmm where is my hot cocoa?

warm wishes this weekend!!

Happy Friday Pretties!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

hello january

chilly grey skies.

birds still chirping.

wrapped up in thick blankets & mittens.

hot cocoa & soup served daily.

pure white winter light.

hello january.


so sorry I've been absent.

just needed a little break.

thank you so much for all of your kind words and well wishes.

these images are from a new project I've started, called Twelve.

inspired by Amanda and all her loveliness found at her blog, here:


wishing you all a lovely day.