Monday, December 27, 2010


thoroughly lovely.  the day before, of, and after - engulfed with being around people i love.  particularly this one - i'm a lucky little wench.

anyway - this one got me the little ring i hinted at a couple of posts ago


also this watch!
he bought it when we were in miami.  i noticed it at a vintage shop but thought to be good so i chose not to buy.  actually by the time i decided to buy, wes told me 'the lady said it was not for sale' - sly little fox. who says that - geez, i really will listen to anyone.

we also hung out at both parents house as is the norm :).
now that i think about it i think every time i'm at my parents house i take a pic of my dad going to town in conversation.  i think i want to do a coffee table book of just my pa.  that's just one of my coffee table book ideas.

BUT, moving along
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that's me dancing to MIA on the kinect.

that's ma -

and that's wes out on the ice doing rather well for skating :)  i had to get some ice into this holiday season.  just for kicks.  it is scary.  the second i see flailing arms i secretly freak out.

anyway - all this to say i hope everyone else's xmas was just magical.  i'll tell you what wasn't magical.  it's my veggie muffins.  in fact they were kind of the butt of the joke at my parents house.  they were joking how we could give them to the carolers if they show up at our house.  i did lol a bit.  i don't know what went wrong, but veggie muffs are going off my foodfolio.  or maybe i just need a couple of adjustments - irono.

here's a picture though.  they look appetizing.  and they are like 60-70% appetizing - if you swallow them quick.  k, i'm over it.  they're really maybe more like 75% appetizing. maybe 78 - MAYBE.
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ok.  bye :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

cousins! everywhere

yesterday my margarita put together a cousins xmas party - there's like a bazillion of us - this is just a fraction.  tim took these two pics with his profesh camera gear.  the boy doesn't mess around.  

and then a silly one (where apparently the best expression i could come up with was the 'sarah palin')

good night

Monday, December 20, 2010

sundy mundy

brilliant - i'm in love with her singing style.

well, i am finally excited (rather than overwhelmed) about making my own food!  i've been reading "french women don't get fat" and of course getting inspired to cook more and eat at home rather than eating out - which works better for the bank account anyway. today for example, i gave up my run to go get some essentials so i can make food for us. what a concept!

oh - and eat slow.  it's true.  i inhale my food - this is such an exercise.  i'm often on the run and just always hungry.  never actually take time to 'taste' the food. what a concept.

anyway i discovered and registered a 'foodfolio' account - an online recipe organizer.  i was looking for a simple organizer that would allow me to keep all the recipes i'd like to try or already tried in one place rather than randomly bookmarking them or looking for them later.

next up, these vegetable muffins i found on the plum kitchen blog.

omg - sorry to bore

we spent last weekend in reno, of all places, at a resort casino - um - ferr free.  wes found this deal online so we thought, why not - we've been trying to use our free lift tickets for sugarbowl and this was the perfect opportunity since it was in that general direction - free weekend everyone!  other than confirming that reno is probably the most depressing place to live in (sorry reno-ans, my opinion-o), it turned out to be a fun little shindig :)

after a day 'out', wes and i got a couple of drinks at one of the casino bars (chocolate cake shot for dessert and then my vodka cran yoozh).  we thought it would be fun to take some wild west pics by the canyon backdrop.  

it was either that or dance with all the other retirees to a 'singer in a box' 

i also thought that they did an amazing job making this tree a leaning xmas tree!  i love that!  doubt it was intentional, but i thought it was very lovely.  next year maybe, since ours is perfectly upright.

on the last day we stopped by this hole in the wall bakery for breakfast - i kick myself for not remembering their name because they were the shizzle.  their santa claus was nice too - he seemed like the real deal.  i just thought this was such a cute moment - the little girls dad was like "hug santa".  but it made a sweet picture, contrived or not, ha. 

anyway - this is it.  as far as the hair world goes, i've done some haircuts for wes and his buddies, but what's a word without a pickcha!!   


Friday, December 17, 2010

noodle and penny

totally want one of these

how cute are these kitty teepees! cute they are.  loyal lux.

Monday, December 13, 2010

much ado

it's been a month - which is pretty disgusting.  so uh.  sorry.  BUT if it serves anything - i've been keeping pretty busy.  i do truly hate excuses.  wes always says 'i don't want excuses, i want performance'.  mostly for kicks, but.  anyway,

there was mikey and alla's wedding (i did their wedding hair!)

florida (which wes and i like to say with a new york accent 'flAHrida'), 











more here :) - i like to share way too many - but. 


and of course, how could i forget my epic failure at state board - the practical portion.  if it wasn't for the fact that i spent so much time in school, i'd keep doing hair on the black market.  love doing it, just hate the train wreck that it takes to get licensed.  however, it is what it is, ha!  now i wait for my new date for the practical - just passed my written today.  getting there dudes. 


well, no news holds a candle to becoming an auntie!!! i'm so excited - my sister had a sweet little girl named stella and i get to visit with white crow and mary lou at the end of january!  my sister's been so busy i haven't really seen any pics, but they'll be here, just you wait!

anyway - miami threw me off a bit from the christmas vibe a bit, so after my return from testing on wednesday - we went to get a little tree which fit perfectly under my antler chandelier, like it's a tree top!

so good to see your lovely little faces again. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

lens and quality time

saturday was wonderfully spent with ma beardman.  he found this guy selling a tamron 28-75 mm lens in san francisco.  so with no hidden motive (haha) wes asked if i'd like to take a trip to sf with him and just stop by this guy's house to pick up a lens.  he's cleber.

i was testing out the lens on some dude who fell asleep on the side of the street.

we then traveled to tartine bakery for lunch.  i was more excited than wes, i'm sure.  he calls it 'chic food'. side note. wes standing in line for chic food.  classic.  how do i get this boy out of his food box, geez.  somebody help! 

i got the croque monsieur with shiitake mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes

we shared a morning glory bun, but i lusted after all the other desserts behind the glass.

we took our food to-go and ate our meals at twin peaks.  i forget how crowded that place gets in good weather.   

everyone wants that cliche shot of them and the city in the background. 

anyway - on our way home we stopped at the golden gate bridge.  for how often i've been there (and the short period of time i lived there when we immigrated), i've never actually walked the bridge.  

i have this morbid curiosity as to how long of a ways down it is for those who plan on jumping.  and there are lots.  i like to think that they don't follow through (or survive).  i know that's not the case though.  

sorry, morbid, i know.  

but ya, let's move on. 

ps, i like our new lens.  the guy said there were a bunch of focus problems, but we didn't have any, other than the fact that it needed a new lens cap.  they normally run for nothing short of $300, even used.  the guy sold it for $150?  

hence the trip.  jk.  the trip was to spend time together.  haha. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

like clock-work

more items up on my shop.

and more!

wes and i made a trip out to sf on saturday to pick up a lens we purchased for our cam.  spent a lovely day there - and i'd like to share about it all. tomorrow. 

thanks for checking in! 


Monday, November 1, 2010

all that anticipation

and here i am.  it would all be over tomorrow if it wasn't for 'yelizabeta'.  the cool immigrant name and a bit of a curse too.  long story short, state board had found a name discrepancy and will be rescheduling. oh well, i guess i needed more time to. study.

but on a funner note - here is an unofficial start to my unofficial 'wish list'.  i don't know, xmas i guess, is it too soon, in hopes of my husband somehow venturing to read my blog.

to start - in the shoe department

dulce vita's amsterdam platform pump sold by uo.  i'm so into comfortable heels, what can i say?  these are heels.

with regard to jewelry - this bear ring is quite admirable.  i actually spotted ms coury of fancytreehouse wearing an enviable antler one by sea of bees jewelry, and followed the link to a treasure chest.  any item from that website will do, honey :)

good night y'all!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


because i should be enjoying the gloomy weather studying at a old soul - studying.  crap.  i hate saying crap, but i don't like to cuss in public.  even in writing.  so i say stupid words like 'crap'.

besides me needing to be studying, i'm excitedly anxious because i just purchased this lovely garment from magic2art on etsy:

besides having purchased this garment, i'm watching dexter - AND studying.  so 50% studying now and then 100% studying when wes gets home.  we'll go out - he could read and study (he studies just for himself - weirdo) or help me study, and i'll study.  

i may be blowing this state board thing out of proportion, but honestly, i don't care to do it again.  ever.  

finally, i'm a bit anxious because i started a lookbook.  now i'm really exposed.  oh well.  like it or leave it people.  

stupid dexter.  

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

chandeliers made of bike parts


seriously.  i'd own one if you twisted my arm - i think our home needs a little simplifying and i'd be happy to exchange a couple of other items for one of these, that's for sure. 

on another note, my fascination with the show dexter couldn't show up at a more inconvenient time.  i'm taking my state board test next tuesday and wes won't let me watch the new ones until i catch up.  i have 4 more seasons to go.  seriously the biggest distraction, bros. 

anyway - i'll leave you with this outfit - i wore it the other day and hadn't the opportunity to post.  plus, i was trying out the middle part on my hairs. sort of - a very messy, perhaps mis-guided middle part.  having a reaaaaally hard time with the growing out of it.  i hoped i'd be creative enough to work with muh hairs at this stage :)

denim button-up shirt - vintage
aztec knit sweater (reversible) - vintage (got it at a shop in brooklyn - very prized piece)
denim shorts - vintage
tights - forever 21
gold pleated flats - vintage


Sunday, October 24, 2010

new items on my etsy

finally - my shop is not bare bones :)

i'm featuring this gorgeous suede flight jacket and the button up western shirt.

it was raining in my coffee so i was trying to hurry it up with the posing.  but this is probably my favorite fall outfit and i'm tempted to re-wear it tomorra.  time saver!

western button-up shirt - vintage
sheer grey tent dress - urban outfitters
loafters - vintage
suede jacket - vintage
fur scarf - vintage
tights - urban outfitters
woven belt - vintage


dinner at my parents' house tonight was, as usual, a delight.  we always start with ambitious plans to 'go out', but end up back at their house for dinner.  going out is more stressful than fun.  particularly for me - just watching my ma order and try to decide on what to get is enough to keep me tense.  i like being at the house where i can force my little bro to stay downstairs and socialize with the family.  poor kid.  talk about contrived.  he secretly likes the attention :)
he wouldn't stand still.  and my ma was using my iphone to take pics.  


finally, i've officially made this amazing wolf blanket our bed cover.  we bought it in july when we went camping to dillon beach - the purchase was definitely a desperate attempt to stay ward for the night.  it's always so cold there even during summers - blanket vendors have a permanent spot. 

anyway - that is all.  

here's the ladies doing my favorite thing - staring out the window(s).  any window is good