Monday, December 31, 2007


Dear Dom,
What a treat it was to have you join us in our home.
We promise to keep you nice, cool and comfortable in your cozy box.
We contemplated long and hard about popping you open tonight.
After all it is New Year's eve.
We have 2 little ones that have no sympathy for Champagne headaches and sleeping in dreams.

Cheers to celebrating together soon.

Anthony and Michelle

Happy 2008!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

just putting it out there.

For years or really since forever, i have hated running.
I would and still do, make up any excuse to not do it.
Every Monday ,in 9th grade gym class, we were made to run the "fun run"
It was probably not even 2 miles, but I worked over every excuse in the book to get out of it.
Most oftenly used was my monthly visit from Mother Nature. It worked like a charm at least once a month.

But now, i want to change.
I enjoy working out and this is the one thing i can not do.
Embarassing admittance...i can barely run one single mile.
so i made this.
A little reminder for me and I am putting it out there that I in fact can do this.
It sounds crazy hearing this come out of my mouth and it even makes me cringe a bit, but i will do a Triathlon.
oh yes.
I am a strong believer that thoughts you put out there materialize.

cheers to running.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My little slice of an alpha wall all of my own.

Tonight i took the time.

Were there many other things I should have been doing?
Have I wanted to hang these for a few months now?

and so I did just that.
I even purchased a few more for the collection while I was at it too.
It needs a little spunk of color.

Take a little bit and do something you have been itching to do.
The water is warm and it feels great!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

through Olivia's viewfinder

Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


mine. his.
and yes those faces are due to poor parenting.
can't you tell they are mistreated?
on the Polar express train and all.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

keeping busy.

to tackle and organize this space.

seeing this man all over town.
and eating these.
i can not stop.

Monday, December 10, 2007

This is what it's all about.

trains. and a sweet smile like this at Christmas time.
It makes everything shine.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Be the best me.

for me.

not for anyone else but me.

At such a young age I have been fortunate and really done alot.

Been alot of places around the world.


Got married.

Had kids.

Because of these things, i strive to do more.

See more.

Live more.

Love more.

I am not much of a reader, partially because its hard for me to sit still for long periods of time.

I go go go.

I enjoy that.

but for many different reasons I must read this book.

Friends have told me its a must read.

and then the other day i saw the author on Oprah.

and wah la....there it was on the Costco shelf too.


I believe in things happening for a reason.

I am so anxious to start this journey of

eat, Pray, love.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

wednesday report

So my every Wednesday thing of thrifting is still going strong.
It's very OCD of me.
Alternating between the Ventura ones and the Oxnard ones.
Entering and perusing the aisles the same exact way each visit.
I ♥ it.
and the kids think its pretty cool too.
Start em young i say.

So, on to the goods....

Bags of Christmas pieces for 90 cents.
mostly not my style, but a few gems were found too.
Yea, for Christmas time!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

my little art projects...

Made a fun little layout using some of the random packed goodies from my Etsy store.
The goodies were not really meant to match, but just to share tastes of some of my latest finds.
I'd love to see what you could make up with it too.

Also used one of the Purple Onion stamps i bought during their Holiday sale.
Run over because i think its still going on for a few days.
Does 25% off everything sound good to you?

welcome project number 2...
This is my second attempt at a mohawk for little man.
Using a 1 guard because of the broken number 2 guard, will help you achieve this way to short look.
He loves it though.
Its super soft.
and it gave Daddy a big ole laugh when he got home from work.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Happy first December weekend.

dressed up in all Navy gear and watched Navy stomp all over Army in the big rivalry game.
ate too many breakfast sweets which = kids bouncing off the walls. we all took naps.
found a new delish pizza at Costco and made it for dinner.

took daddy to the Santa Barbara zoo for the first time.
paid way to much for a 5 minute train ride, but Kyan loved it.
Fed a giraffe....very cool by the way.

enjoyed the sunshine, especially for it being December.
sang Christmas songs with the kids on the drive home.
that stuff does my heart good.

Hosted a little party and came to realize that i am much fonder of being the party goer vs. the hostess.


Anthony had the day off...3 day weekends are a favorite of mine.

flu shots were given.

Mommy got some mommy time and finished up the Christmas shopping...whew.

and my pink and teal loving friend celebrated a birthday!

love busy,yet festive December days.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

cheers to 2008

just a fun little Hambly, wish, clippings filled mini.
Full of wants for this Chirstmas season and into the new year too.
love simple yet meaningful projects.