Thursday, February 28, 2008

finally, some time to unwind

The aforementioned trip to the wine country was fabulous. It was such a nice spring-like day. We drove there with no clear agenda, we just wanted to taste some wine, eat and re-energize. We also brought Momo along for the ride and she loved the trip just as much as we did. We took home 6 bottles of wine and tasted quite a few more. Mmmm..

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The grapes were not growing yet but there are fields of yellow everywhere. I believe this is mustard.

We visited The Cornerstone Place Gardens which was such a lovely treat. Try and go there the next time you are in the area. We took our time and strolled through the gallery-style garden exhibit. I left that place feeling very rejuvenated and inspired.

Garden Play by Topher Delaney

Sonoma Children's Garden by Moore Iocofano Goltsman Inc

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

no shopping for a month

I don't know what got into me but I convinced my husband that we should make a pact not to shop for a month starting last Sunday, 2/17. Partly because my closet is overflowing with stuff and I also just want to see if I will feel liberated or if I will feel lost or frustrated. I also want to see how much money we save by not buying unnecessary stuff. Having said all this, what's a girl to do? What else but window shop! Haha, hey I didn't say that I can't look. Here's what I'm wanting today:

Gilded Long Pearl Cluster Necklace by Abigail Percy

I've been thinking about joining a wine club ever since our recent trip to Napa/Sonoma (more on that later). Roshambo wine club

For some reason, I got it in my head that I want a vintage Gucci purse.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

chocolate heaven

I don't normally blog about food but tonight I'm making an exception. We don't really make a big hoopla about Valentines day but the hubby scored a last minute reservation at Blue Plate, which is only about a 5 min walk from our home. This is our second time here and both times we were blown away by the food and the service. I am still coming off my high from the warm chocolate baby cake that literally made my toes curl. Ohhh so yummy! I might just start a food blog. Hmmm...

Friday, February 8, 2008

model no. 2

Momo is wearing her new harness. I used vintage fabric that I bought in Portland a few months ago. This harness is not only fashionable but easy to take on and off. She tends to get excited when she knows it's time to go out for a walk so this makes it super easy for us to put it on her. What a stylish dog!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

my very first model

My friend Jen sent me over pictures of their baby Shayla wearing the bibs that I made for her a few months ago. Isn't she just adorable? I love how she has her hand on her heart in the second photo. Or is she reciting the pledge of allegiance?