Thursday, July 31, 2008

food. oh...and packing.

we leave in 5 days and can't stop thinking about and dreaming about and talking about all of the food we're going to indulge in while in the mediterranean. of course, we're excited about everything else as well, but, particularly excited about the food. anyway, we've been doing some cooking for ourselves recently...well, mostly greg. although, I must admit, I've fallen in love with baking cupcakes. onto the packing situation. I decided to take an initial stab last saturday by placing everything on our bed that I thought I wanted to take. I should have taken a was something to see. just imagine towering piles of folded clothing...neat piles nonetheless and some of them leaning. after about an hour of selecting tops, pants, shorts, a dress and a swimsuit to put back in the closet I finally decided to see how we fit into the old suitcase. am just bringing the small carry on as I'm shooting to be the savvy world traveller. let's just say it's STILL a work in process and i'm motivated to have some space to never know what flea market treasures will make their way into my world in these next few weeks.

Monday, July 14, 2008


i'm finding it difficult to focus these days. i would rather be laying in the grass daydreaming about our upcoming trip than doing, well, anything really. i can't wait to experience the smell of tuscany, the feel of the italian sunshine, the smiles and laughter of my cousins, the taste of the food and wine, the sound of the language (hoping hoping hoping that my studying will pay off and that i'll actually understand a word or two), the feel of the air and the water in the mediterranean. i can't wait to see what the locals look like, what they wear, what other tourists will look like. i can't wait to see what streets and buildings look like and how people plant their gardens. oh, the list goes on and on and on and i'm fully planning on document everything possible in my journal and on film. we are twenty two days away from zipping up our luggage and catching our flight and i'm loving this fabulous world of anticipation!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

lucky me!

somehow, someway I have a subscription to lucky magazine and I don't know how it happened. I'm in my fourth issue and so far, I'm loving it. one of my favorite sections is where they feature cute little boutique shops in different of the recent issues featured atlanta and so made me want to make a visit. a visit to shops like luxe atlanta, bill hallman: flaunt, beehive co-op, and shopSCAD just to name a few. so, I'm sending a big big thank you for this gift, thank you for all of the inspiration, new fashions, new cities, new make-up, new hair-do's, new beauty secrets! i feel lucky, yes i do!

Monday, July 7, 2008

show me...

a bloom,

a rock,

a tatoo,
a look,
a clear blue sky,

another tatoo,

a hillside of green vines,
and a blues fest and i'll be one happy girl this fourth of july.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

here we are three years later.

today marks our three year anniversary and my head is back at the marin art and garden center with fabulous hair-do's, something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, our lovely and very extraordinary wedding coordinator marilyn, beautiful flower bouquets, fabulous shoes, sunshine, garden flowers, the thick irish accent and fantastic humor of our wedding officiant pedar, the cupcakes, the wine, all of our friends and family, the food...oh the food, walking around the gardens as new husband and wife with the best photographer following our footsteps, the huge old magnolia tree that we climbed into, the music that just lifted my feet right off the ground, and most of all, being there and being here with the love of my life. happy happy happy happy anniversary #3 honey, I love you with all of my heart. xxxxxxo!