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Back from Arizona! It was such a nice and much needed time away from the city. The hotel’s colors were so lovely and soft. Everything matched perfectly, from the tables and chairs, to the cactuses, sand and sky. I have so much love for this palette.

More tomorrow. I’m gonna read my new book and try to sleep early tonight. G’night, world. Zzz.

P.S-Also trying to figure out how to add links to the side of my page. Hopefully figure it out tomorrow.

These two photos are from the other day when we took that one hour drive to the mountains. We stopped to get a coffee here, but they were closed. Ended up just walking around in the snow and admiring all that white goodness.

Tonight we ate at Pizzeria Mozza, with my husband and his two brothers. His older brother was in town for business so we met up for an early dinner and dropped him off at the airport on our way home. Nice relaxing night. I can’t stop thinking about how good the food was!

In other news: We’re taking a little road trip tomorrow and will be back on Saturday. Looking forward to enjoying some time away, relaxing without our computers. I can’t wait! I forgot to pick up film today, but have a little stashed away in my fridge so that will have to do.

Hope everyone has a great remainder of the week! : ) Leaving you with a link to a trailer. A love story by Roy Andersson. I really want to see this.

Finally, it’s Saturday! I haven’t really been taking many photos lately, just one of those moods again I guess. Today I forced myself to exercise and dammn, I’m extremely out of shape. Also, ended up staring out of the gym windows at this power station nearby. It was really cold and rainy and the billowing smoke looked like big white clouds escaping from the ground.

It was a nice lazy Saturday. We ate leftovers and I listened to a lot of music while going through some old photos. Later in the day, we planned on watching Alice In Wonderland but when we got to the theaters, it felt as though we walked straight into the eye of a hurricane. Torrential downpour! There was also a line, snaking round and round the little ropes and metal poles, and people were hitting each other with the tips of their umbrellas. We just left and ate around the corner at some little restaurant, then went home.

Ron mentioned something about going to the Design Museum tomorrow. Wish me luck! I have a bad case of insomnia. Zzz

Here’s a song before I go: Dreams Come True Girl (feat. Karen Black)-Cass MCCombs

One of my favorite songs: The Decemberists-California One

Do you spend hours every day in front of the mirror to look beautiful? While makeup is a fun way of expressing yourself and enhancing your features, you don’t need to rely on it as a crutch to define your beauty. A bare, natural look not only allows your authenticity to shine through but it’s also the best thing you can carry around. Well, is it possible to ditch your morning routine some days and still end up looking drop-dead gorgeous?

The answer is a straight out yes! We have a few simple tips for you to let your beauty shine through while you go au naturel.

Dry-skin brush

Use a bristled brush and stroke your skin while still dry a few mornings a week before you shower. This simple morning routine increases circulation of lymph and blood and removes dead skin cells! You’ll get glowing, smooth and touch-worthy skin, guaranteed. Other options could be to visit the top plastic surgeon NYC to get a great skin treatment for yourself.


Sweating is good for us and a dry sauna helps the body excrete toxins. The skin is one of the body’s elimination organs and when we allow it to breath by removing dead cells (dry skin brush) and sweat it can do its job a lot better.

3. Exercise

Get the blood flowing with some kind of exercise of your choice. It will bring color to your skin and the increased amount of endorphins and confidence looks good on you! Include some exercises like Pilates or yoga for good posture. Hold your head high, be present and smile – you are beautiful!

I can’t believe it’s already March. I got really excited because I thought the Rose Bowl Flea Market was this coming Sunday, but realized it’s next week. I always look forward to walking the aisles and rummaging through trinkets and old dusty cameras. I found a manual Canon fd f/1.4 lens for my little sister once, and she somehow bargained it down to $15! I wish I was good at haggling.

How’s your week going? Good? Bad? Boring? Mine is ok, but in need of some good change. : )

Things that are filling my week:

-A few things from this book: Encyclopedia Of An Ordinary Life- Amy Krouse Rosenthal

“Work must reflect the randomness of life, with its incessant, merciless, almost humorous bombardment of highly contrasting emotions and experiences.”

“The only way out is through”

“…constructed like an onion, the different layers enclosing the heart.”

“I always start off clean and organized when I fly. I tuck my magazines and earphones in the seat pocket, place my backpack neatly under the seat in front of me, lay my book on my lap…but about twenty minutes after takeoff, I’ve got papers everywhere, pens have fallen between the cushion crevices, pretzel and earphone wrappers are strewn on the floor, and one of my shoes has disappeared way under the seat.”

-Wanting a vacation (even for just a weekend)
-Working on new tee designs and finishing up temporary wedding site
-These songs: The Besnard Lakes-Albatross | White Hinterland-Icarus

Went down to the pier at sunset, right when the sun was slipping behind the horizon line. The sky was a pretty salmon pink and powder blue, and the beaches were slowly emptying out after a day of picnics and sandcastles near the shore.

Fairgrounds always put me in a lighter mood. Seeing the little smiling children in their heart shaped glasses, and the silhouettes of kissing couples against the fading magenta sky. There was some kind of magic in the air tonight, and I enjoyed every second of it.

We walked to the end of the pier where a guy was playing guitar and singing cover songs through a microphone plugged into a mini amp. The moon was full and a few couples were out slow dancing under the foggy light posts. We decided to sit a while and listen to a few songs. The waves were crashing into the wooden planks and I could see the green lights of the ferris wheel, glittering on the water below. It felt good to separate my mind the from the usual day-to-day complications and appreciate things like: wind, fog, waves, lights, laughing, music, life.

After the pier, we drove down to the batting cages and Ron hit a few baseballs. They have a little pizza parlor on the inside, so we ordered a few slices and watched a comedy show on their t.v. The people there were really nice and friendly, I would’ve loved it there as a kid. Video games with LOLboost services and pool, an official New Jersey photo booth, 25 cent machines that spit out little rings and plastic lions and tigers and bears. Great little spot.

A perfect song for today (watch out, the volume is a little loud)

Goodnight, world. Zzz