30 October 2010

W IN N E R !

29 October 2010

A .F EN D ER SK IRT S. HALL OW EEN.

{ CLI CK  H ERE  FO R  MO RE  SPL E N D ID  DE SI GN S }

28 October 2010

TH E . HILL S. A RE . ALI V E . . .

{ W I TH   TH E  }
IF ONLY I HAD THE HEART+ VOICE + FREEDOM TO RUN ALL OVER SOME AUSTRIAN HILLS SINGING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS . A H H !

CAN I JUST SAY THAT I AM THRILLED TO SEE THE ENTIRE CAST OF THE 1 9 6 5 ROGERS+HAMMERSTEIN MUSICAL FILM ON OPRAH TODAY ? {E V E R Y O N E   S H O U L D  W A T C H }
A TOTAL CLASSIC, THIS MUSICAL IS PROBABLY ONE I COULD WATCH + OBVIOUSLY SING ALONG WITH DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY. I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE I LET MY HUSBAND MARRY ME WITHOUT BEING A VAN TROPP FAMILY SINGER FANATIC FIRST .
BASED ON A TRUE STORY, THERE WERE SEVERAL ALTERATIONS TO THE MUSICAL VERSION, SUCH AS THE FACT THAT LIESL, THE '1 6 . GOIN G . ON . 1 7' STAR IS NOT AN ACTUAL VON TRAP DAUGHTER, BUT SIMPLY THE DAUGHTER IN THE MUSICAL . MORE CAN BE READ + SEEN ABOUT THE REAL VON TRAPP FAMILY HERE

{ SIN G . WI TH . ME . . . }
DO . A DEER A FEMALE DEER.
RAY . A DROP OF GOLDEN SKYYYYYYYYY.
ME . A NAME I CALL MYSELF.
FA . A LONG, LONG WAY TO RUNNNNNN
SO . A NEEDLE PULLING THREAD
LA . A NOTE TO FOLLOW SO.
TE . A DRINK WITH JAM + BREAD .
WHICH WILL BRING US
BACK 
TO 
DO {OH . OH . OH}

27 October 2010

{ L O OK ! }

 
{ T H E. A B SO LU T ELY    A U TU M N   GI V E AW A Y . 

H A S     AL MOST   G ON E    A W AY  .  J OIN   TH E    B L OG    
T O DAY + T E LL   U S    WH Y    Y OU    LO V E   F AL L  + Y OU   C AN   W IN ! }

S N EAK . PEE K .

{ c o s tu m e. in s pi r at ion . f ou n d . h e r e . }


m o re . ph o t os . t o . c om e . a f ter . a . t ri a l . run @ sc h oo l . t om o rr o w !
w i ll . i t . su r v i v e . th e . ty r an  n y .  o f . f ou r . y ea r . o l d s ?
t im e . w i ll . t ell . 
{ s o . w ill . ph o t o s }

26 October 2010

WE E K END.W HIM S Y.

{ s o . ho w . w a s . th e . w ee k e n d ? }
W E L CO ME
 T O 
 T H E 
 L A ST  
F U LL 
 W EE  K    
O F 
 O  C T O  B E  R  . 
{ so . c r azy . }
{ did you get to go to a pumpkin patch or sweet little fall farm like this one above ? }

berry patch farms was where i was last week . . . + yes, those are beekeeper mannequins . . . my personal favorite part of the farm . . . there were also sweet sunflowers - of which i bought a head to bake the seeds ! - pumpkins, gorgeous gardens, a potbelly pig named "b a c on . bi t s " { so sorry all you vegetarians out there: i am positive a photo of this pig would have most certainly reaffirmed your veggie eating habits }, a red + rustic barn, hayrides, raspberries, fluffy roosters c o c k . a . d o o d l e . d o o i n g ,  + so much more . 
{ did you bake a pumpkin pie ? }
C H E C K .

{ did you rake leaves ? }
C H EC K .

{ did you mercilessly attempt to sew  together  your  cupcake costume that should have been an ice cream cone instead ? }
C H ECK  . C H E CK

i . d id .

A  H   H   H   .   W   E E   K   E   N  D   .  W H I   M   S Y   :   L   O V   E   .   I   T   .

22 October 2010

L I L L A . L O V E .

SO THIS AFTERNOON I'M IN THE TATTERED COVER, ONE OF DENVER'S FABULOUS BOOKSTORES . . . AND AS I'M BROWSING FOR SOMETHING SWEET FOR MY FRIEND'S SWEET BABY.TO.BE { A BLOG TO FOLLOW, FEATURING THE SHEER BEAUTY OF HER VINTAGE BABY'S CARRIAGE STYLED, MUSTARD/ROBINS EGG BLUE, LETTER PRESSED INVITATIONS }. . . I STUMBLED UPON A LITTLE MORE OF MISS SUZY ULTMAN'S UNBELIEVABLE COLLECTION OF STATIONARY, POSTER SETS, + GRAPHICS.  
THE PAPER DOLL SET THAT I HAVE IN MY DRAWER @ HOME WAS THERE { SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE HAD THE HONOR OF RECEIVING ONE OF THESE ALREADY }, ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER SETS . 
A N Y W A Y , WHEN I GOT HOME, I STARTED LOOKING MORE INTO SUZY'S WORK, HER INSPIRATION, ALL THOSE FABULOUS PLACES SHE'S LIVED + WANTS TO GO + HOW SHE WANTS TO ILLUSTRATE A CHILDREN'S BOOK - WHICH OBVIOUSLY WOULD BE IN MY CLASSROOM LIBRARY - A AAAAAAAAAAAAAMAZING , R I G H T ?

SO, AS I WAS READING OF HER ROLE IN LILLA ROGERS , I COULD NOT EVEN CONTAIN MYSELF TO BE LOOKING @ 
O N E 
WEBSITE WITH S O O O O O OO 
MANY AMAZING ARTISTS . 




AND THERE ARE SERIOUSLY LIKE 5 MILLION MORE ARTISTS FOR LILLA ROGERS THAT ARE J U S T AS TALENTED ! { S I G H } I THINK I WOULD LOVE THAT . 

WE L L - WITH THAT - H A PP Y . F RI DA Y + WR I T E .  M E : )

21 October 2010

B U BB L E S + CHA I .

i am not really quite sure what could be better than a day home from school, taking an hour (s) long bubble bath + sipping some chai from my favorite mug . 
i suppose what W OU L D be better is taking an hour long bubble bath, sipping chai from my favorite mug, having a voice to talk with, + not being  S I C K . S I CK . S I CK ? !
but , st ill , i am v ery con t en t 
h e r e @ h om e 
w hil e  i  d on 't  h a ve  a  s ou l   i   n e ed   t o    t a lk   t o .
if you' re a crazy chai lover, try this  little brew . .

I N G R E DI E N T S .

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 piece ginger root, peeled + thinly sliced
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Darjeeling tea
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk

D I R E C T I ON S .

In a medium saucepan, combine fennel seed, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick,  ginger root, peppercorns  +  water. 
Boil for 5 minutes. 
Remove from the heat + steep for 10 minutes.  Add the tea, bring to a boil, reduce the heat,  + simmer 5 minutes.
Strain mixture,discard spices + return the tea to the saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar + milk.Serve immediately.

H   A    P   P   Y   .  T   H U   R  S   D A  Y   .   T   O   .  A   L  L   .
W I SH I N G .  Y OU . A . BU BB L E S + CH A I . T Y PE . D AY .

19 October 2010

h e l l o   t u e s d a y .
h e l l o . b o o t s . 
h e ll o . s a i l o r . s tr i p e s . 
h e l l o . l o n g . kn i t . c a rd i g an . 
h el l o.t e a cu p.b an g l e. 
H E L L O .

{ i honestly feel like i just wrote a children's book }

18 October 2010

F A B . P HOT O S .

{ so this summer i was a bit overwhelmed with my crazy collection of photos from throughout the years + my ugly matching blue photobooks that were falling to pieces every time you so much as turned a page .
i tried thinking of really fantastic ways to showcase photos in a sweet, organized manner . . . 
i conveniently use to be the type to make collage after collage after collage until i'd used up every photo i had + would have an entire wall full of photos . 
but with all the photos i have now, i'm quite positive a wall like that may give someone a seizure . 
bit crazy . 

s o 1 fine day as i gazed up on our bookshelf, i noticed all of my "readers digest condensed version" volumes that i had been gathering from thrift + antique store finds . 
i came to terms that the likelihood of me reading stories like "naked came i" . . . "the peregrine falcon" . . . "peaceable lane" . . . + "microbe hunters" just wasn't that great . 

so , i started ripping pages out - here . th ere . making room to fill them with my p h o t o s . 

what occurred when i filled these beauties , loved for their classic tale bindings, gold edged pages, + lovely patterned covers , is o h . s o . f ab u l ou s . 

take a l o o k . in a b o o k . }





16 October 2010

13 October 2010

: O

l i f e 
i s 
k i ck i n g 
m y 
b u tt 
r i g h t 
n o w .


so i'm going to a blake shelton concert to let some country music goodness ease my mind : ) 


s om e . fa ll . g o o d ne s s . i s . c o m in g . s o on !

12 October 2010

1 0

11 October 2010

"E PI C EN T ER. O F. CO O L."

MY WEEKEND WHIMSY FOR  . Y O U .
{ u n s cr a m b l e }
DID YOU GET I T ? !

B A R R A C U D A 
I . E . BARRACUDA BAZAAR !

DEEP IN THE HEART OF OLD COLORADO CITY, JUST OUTSIDE COLORADO SPRINGS, IS A FUNKY LITTLE BOUTIQUE, CLAIMING TO BE THE "E P I C E N T E R . O F . C O O L "
AND HOW IT IS . . . TAKE A PEEK . . . 
OH . I DON'T KNOW . . . MAYBE IT'S
THE ORGAN .
THE OLE TIME SCALE.
THE PUMPKIN ORANGE COUCH .
THE KNIT PILLOWS.
THE BANNERS.
THE BABY CARRIAGES.
THE NEWSPAPERS.
OR MAYBE
THE GOLDEN ORNATE MIRRORS
THAT MAKES ME LOVE IT SO.VERY.MUCH.
BARRACUDA BAZAAR IS A SWEET LITTLE SHOPPE, SURROUNDED BY SEVERAL OTHER SWEET SHOPPES, WITH ITS VERY OWN CHARM & VIBE THAT HAS YOU OOOOOHING, AHHHHHHHING, RUMBLING, & TUMBLING THROUGH THEIR MANY.A.VINTAGE DISPLAYS . . . FROM MINI PLASTIC CHICKENS, TO SWEET & CHIC HAIR LOVELIES, TO FABULOUS JEANS DISPLAYED IN A BABY BLUE & PINK VINTAGE REFRIGERATOR. .. TO BIKES I WOULD ONLY DREAM OF RIDING DISPLAYED ON THE WALLS . . . TO MAGNET.COVERED FRIDGES, TO A MASSAGER FROM WHO.KNOWS.WHAT.CENTURY . . . TO NOTES & ACCESSORIES & ALL THAT EYE CANDY EVER GAL LOVES TO GAZE UPON TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME .
I REALLY SAY THIS ALL THE TIME, I FEEL, BUT 
T  H  I  S 
IS THE KIND OF STORE I WOULD .L O V E. TO BE A PART OR SOMEDAY . SOMEWHERE . SOMEHOW . 
BARRACUDA BAZAAR DOES NOT RUN SHORT ON A CRAZY ABILITY TO CREATIVELY DISPLAY SOME OF THE MOST ABSURD THINGS & MAKE SOME PERFECT, LOVELY SPECTACLE OUT OF IT .
ALSO, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BARRACUDA BAZAAR BEING DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE COLORADO CITY CREAMERY . . . WHERE I GOT THE BUBBLE GUM ICE CREAM CONE I HAD BEEN DEPRIVED OF FOR FAR TOO LON G.
BUT THAT IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY . 
H APP Y . S T AR T . T O . TH E . WE E K .

07 October 2010

T H IN G S . I . L O VE . T HUR SDAY . . .

NOT A TOUGH ONE TODAY . . .
I G U E SS . I T . N E V ER . RE ALL  Y . I S . . .

B U T . TO DA Y, I . AM . L OV IN G.

TW IN S . BA S EB ALL . ON . T V .
&

T HI S. BOY . NA ME D . RY AN .

A N D,  I. AM  . KEE PIN G. T HI S . SH ORT . T O . G O. 
SP E ND . S OM E . T IME . W  I TH . T HE  M . BOT H  :  )

06 October 2010

b a s i ca lly , t hi s . we d n esday , i . wou ld . ju st . l i ke . t o . sh are  . a .  li tt le . som et hi n g . w ith .  you . t hat . c ou ld . b as ic ally . c h an ge . you r . li  f e . 
F O R E V E R . 
i . j ust . g o t . bac k . f rom . c h eck in g . t he . free z er . t o . s ee . i f . th e . li tt le . l ef t o ver . from . l a st . nig ht . w as . st ill . th e re . 
i t . wa s n t. 
an d . i ju st . l et . ou t . on e . o f . t hos e . li  t t l e . " R Y  Y Y Y AN N N .." w hin ey . s qu ea l s. 
an d . i . j us t . s mil e d . wh en . i . s aw . wh at . i . wa s . l oo k in g . f or . in  . th e . fr id g e. in s tea d . on e . tee n y . tin y . d o l lo p . l e f t .
r yan . m u s t. ha v e . k no wn . 
r y an . a l so . mu s t. h a ve . k n ow n . m y . n ee d. f o r. this . par ti cul ar . a il men t . l a st . nigh t. when . h e . sa v ed . m y . t ea rf u l . e ven in g . fr om . al l . h e l l . b rea kin g . l o o se . as . a res u l t . of . wh at . you ' re . ab  ou t . t o . re ad . 
h e's . ob vi ou sly . my . b e st . fr i en d : ) 
s o . it's a . li tt l e. m ath m at c a l . e qu a tion . th at . re qu ir e s . no . m a th em at i c al . kn o w l ed g e. t o . u n d er stan d . 
ju st . ta st e bu d s . 
i t . g o es . li ke . t hi s : 
HE A V Y   WH I P P IN  G   C RE A M 
+   S U G AR 
+   CO C O A 
+   A BLEN D E R
+   T H E   F RE E Z E R 
=   G RE AT ES T    MIN  D BL O W IN G   WH IM S I C AL   C OM BIN A T ION    E V ER
it . i s  .A C T U A L L Y .  u n me a s u r a b l e  . 
i t. w i l l. m a k e . a b s o l u t e ly   .a ny   .c lo  u d y .  d ay .  su n n y , 
a n y  .s a d  .d a y .  h a p p y , 
a n y .  t e a rs .  t u r n .  t o .s m i l e s 
i t 's  TH A T m a gi c al .
e n joy . re all y . 

05 October 2010

I. WAN T . A. CAK E. T O DAY .

PRE F ER ABLY . T O . PL ACE . ON . MY . FA V O RIT E . CA K E STA N D. M A DE . TO . T HIS . DA TE . . . . S T IL L . SI TTIN G . IN . MY . K I T CH EN . 

DON 'T .  G ET . ME . W RON G, I . L O VE . I T , BU T . T HIN  K . SOM E ON E . E L SE . M AY . T O O  .

I T . S U RE LY . H A S . M O RE . TH AN . JU ST . A  .  LITT L E. FA L L . F LA I R . WI TH . TH AT . B U R ST . OF . O R AN G E . 

T AK E. A . P EE K . & H APPY . TU E S DAY ! 




{ P . S . HI P . HOP . C L ASS . TON IGH T . WI TH " P RIN C ESS " C OU LD . NO T . SOU ND . MO RE  . FU N ! }


Q U EST ION S . T O. P OND ER : 

W H AT 'S . YOU R . LI T T L E. TU E SDAY . L O OK . L IK E ? ! 

W H AT . DO .  YO U . LO V E. A BOU T . FA LL ? { CO MM EN T. FO R. GI VE AWA Y ! }

I F . Y OU . C OU L D. D AN CE . WI TH . AN Y ON E  . . . TO . A NY . S ON G . . . AN Y W H ER E . . . W H O / WHA T / W H ER E  . WOU L D . I T . B E  ?  !

W H Y . D O . I .  L O VE . TH E . C O L O R. Y EL L O W. SO . IN C RED I BLY . MU CH ? 


04 October 2010

H E L L O . H E L L O .
IT'S ANOTHER MONDAY & MY MIND CAN BARELY COMPREHEND THE 
FACT THAT IT IS THE 10 TH MONTH OF THIS YEAR ALREADY ! WHERE HAS 2 0 1 0 GONE ?
AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL 1 0 . 1 0  I T HAS BEEN SO FAR . . . 

A GOOD O LE LONG WEEKEND ROAD TRIP BACK 
H O M E TO SEE LOTS OF FAMILY & JOIN IN 
CELEBRATING KRISTEN + KYLE TIE THE KNOT
&
CELEBRATING{ VIA TEXT MESSAGE }TODAY FOR 
THE BIRTH OF ANDREW TIMOTHY RIOUX,A DEAR
&TREASURED FRIENDS'SWEET LITTLE ADDITION

{ B E A U T I F U L   .   B E A U T I F U L   .   L I F E   . }

TODAY IN SCHOOL WE STARTED OUR FALL THEME & THERE IS NOTHING LIKE SPRINGING THE PUMPKINS, APPLES, APPLE ORCHARDS, LEAVES, ACORNS, REDS, ORANGES, YELLOWS, & BROWNS ONTO OUR ALREADY.COLORFUL.LITTLE.CLASSROOM . 
AND APPLE CIDER & BONFIRES & PUMPKIN PATCHES & HAYRIDES & PIES & SWEATERS & COZY GAME NIGHTS ARE ALL STILL TO COME !

BY THE WAY , HAVE YOU TOLD US ALL WHAT . Y O U . LOVE MOST ABOUT THE FALL SEASON ? 

AN D . A DD I TI ON A LL Y, I . CA NN O T.  G E T. O VE R . H O W. MU CH . I . WA N T. A L MO ST . E V ERY . TH R I F T Y ." HA LL O W EEN " D RES S . F O R. MY . Y EA R L ON G . WA RD R OB E !
W H O E VER . TH IN K S . TH OSE . D RESS ES . I . S AW . TO DAY . A RE . ON LY . AN . O CT OB ER .  3 1  ST . F A D, I S . W RON G . W RON G. W RON G : ) 

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