Monday, June 29, 2009

Ten Things That Make Me Happy

1. Friends visiting San Francisco!!! (The Heidens, The Souza's, and my cousin Rachel and her boyfriend who will be here tonight and tomorrow.) (We have a GUESTROOM in our little flat and it is **usually** open...)
2. Knowing I've still got my flower skillz, and using them for my dear friend Jessika's wedding.
3. Andy's new Versace suit. (HOT.)
4. Selling on ebay! Cleaning out my closet and making some extra cash.
5. Oregon. I fell a little bit in love with the green state of OR this weekend.
6. My espresso machine which finally moved it's way up to SF from SD (courtesy of my dad and sister) and learning how to make it work properly.
7. Basil Lime [gin] Gimlets
8. New Jimmy Choos for 60% off PLUS my discount --I love designer finale.
9. Dritz Easy Hem, ahhh, my sewing life is about to get easier again.
10. Gustav --the deer head of the household who has safely made his way from Seattle to my home (courtesy of the Coughlin men).

Sunday, June 21, 2009

our ideas held no water but we used them like a damn

I'm sitting in bed, drinking coffee, procrastinating my pre-church shower. In 45 minutes, I will need to leave the house and ride the cable car downtown, switch to the streetcar or the number 6 bus to arrive at church. This morning I am loving life in the City and almost hinting my thoughts at wishing I lived in New York. Almost. It's because I read Apartment Therapy while searching for Jessika's wedding website. If I don't get the evite out today for her Hen Night this Thursday, I fail. I'm already a week over my evite due-date. I still have no straight idea of where I'm inviting people.

I was going to have a little breakfast cheese. I am usually a HUGE fan of anything "light," and skinny, becuase I think it usually tastes good, and I care a lot about how much fat is in my diet. This morning I decided that some things must just need the fat, and brie is one of them. The texture is off, the taste isn't right, and it is not good.

I dream of a fabulous life that is glam but humble, cozy, full but not exhausting, exciting but calm. I dream of a life with a fantasticly arcitechtural home, well designed and lit, with warm summers and dinner parties both inside and out, crossword puzzles on saturday morning with coffee and my husband in bed. I dream of this artistic yet cerebral life that makes me not think about the weight of staying still for 30 years, because my life would be moving.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Baby I'm a Working Girl.

I have an Etsy site now. Perhaps one day I will be able to call it more, for now, I'm excited just at the idea of calling myself an artist, and at the hope that someone else will like my things as much as I do.

Here's to the working women.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ten Things That Make Me Happy

1. My new little niece, Hannah Jeanne Stensler. Born May 11.

2. The apron my mom [and I] made me for Christmas.

3. Lanvin flats, with their hidden wedge in the heel which make them both comfortable and gorgeous, and make me want to wear no other designer's flats ever.

4. Fabulous interesting documentary films like Helvetica, Bomb It, and Man on Wire that get me so excited.

5. Having a job, I am repeatedly reminded of how thankful I need to be for that.

6. Taking the Alcatraz night tour and seeing a gull get protective of the egg she was sitting on (!!!) a few feet from us.

7. Eight bars of my sister's soap as a late Birthday gift.

8. Spur of the moment swimming in the **Russian** River on Memorial Day.

9. Dior Skinflash Radience Booster Pen: concealer with an ingredient to help relieve my undereye circles and puffiness as it covers them.

10. Fondest memories of my grandfather, a man of most character, integrity, strength, wisdom, and joy.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Brilliant and exhillilrating. My favorite kind of documentary film.