Thursday, December 3, 2009


i know ME suggesting buying children's furniture at ikea is a bit blasphemous. however, ashley wants to get taylor a table and chairs for christmas. my recommendation is that we take a hint from this ohdeedoh post and makeover this ikea table and chairs for only $24.99.



the only thing that would make it better is a little chalk board paint on the top. { better get your painting supplies back out - i'll be there soon!}

Saturday, November 28, 2009

thank you.

brad. for pulling through after some last minute cancellations and making this...

brad cooked his very first turkey plus all the fixins'. it was perfect.

p.s. i'm not afraid to admit that the 'mall rat' in me loves nothing more than black friday!!! brad even braved it though this sight at union square yesterday just so i could get my fix (and help the economy, and make sure people like me have jobs). again, thank you.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

In the spirit of thanksgiving

i'm missing my family like crazy this year and am so thankful that we will all be together soon! i'm especially thankful to brad for also making san francisco feel like home. my apartment is already decorated for christmas, holiday songs are playing and he has promised to deliver a full on thanksgiving feast. (pictures to come)

happy thanksgiving!

Friday, October 9, 2009


good thing for my good friend brent (aka brad's brother) who keeps me in touch with all things cool!!! he sent me this video last week and i can't stop thinking about it. so amazing - this is one kid doing all the vocals. i love, love, love this. the same kid is responsible for the glee theme song - also amazing. enjoy!

Monday, September 28, 2009

what i've been up to

amongst other things brad and i have been very busy checking off this list...
100 things to try before you die. one by one we are pickin' them off.
A couple weeks ago we headed to the mission to have breakfast at Tartine.

we checked off the morning bun (and because we are pigs we also had several other things)

we've also been busy seeing RENT

Rent is my favorite musical of all time. I'm only kind of embarrassed to admit that this was my 10th time seeing the show. it was only fitting that i finally saw it with 2 members of the original cast (mark & rodger) the only thing that would have made it better is if caitlin were with me.

and seeing this....

basically...we both loved it!!!!

this month i promise to stop being married to my job and get my blogging back together. now that ashley ditched me for the pickled bean i need a new blogging buddy. who know maybe i can recruit brad!

Monday, September 21, 2009

ala DAD

this weekend it was cold and foggy in sf. brad and i rented movies and made this for dinner...

it reminded me of my dad...he is the best toasted cheese sandwich maker on the planet. i did it them in the broiler just like you taught us. it made me happy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


so i moved to another apartment in san francisco about 3 weeks ago. {in case you were wondering ashley and i always seem to move at the exact same time - and this time was no exception!}

anyway, i've bought a lot of things for the new place but i officially could not live without these...

simple human dishrack

williams-somona pop up sponges

yup - 29 years old and this is the first time in my life i have lived without a dishwasher. I debated long and hard about spending the extra money on a fancy dish rack - it has been worth every cent!!! also - for all you "hand" dishwashers out there please go buy these pop up sponges from williams-sonoma - they are the BEST!!! {i'm not just saying that because they write my payhecks}