Friday, January 28, 2011

out of order

puff daddy would be a good name for the little tyke after the eating of tiny star shaped puffs saved our colorado trip, one day at a time.  whoever invented tiny dissolvable snacks for tots, i thank you.  over and over again.  who would have thought such a thing could distract a baby for two hours on a plane?  ok maybe most parents knew this, but i'm clearly still a noob.

with that said, here are a few more pics from our trip.  all in all, mr. H did so very well and we're thrilled to have made the memories + snapped the shots that will last for years to come.  [commence weeping worthy of bachelor woman. what's that? which one? does it matter?]

some of us are content to look + not taste.  others, not.

possibly my favorite....that tiny squeak of a cleft....the glistening nose....THE LASHES.  oh yes and the EARS, DID I MENTION THE EARS?

from his perch 8000+ feet above sea level.  clearly this kid owns the world.  ok maybe not the world, but a woman.  ME.

and lastly, peering down over the crunch + sparkle of snow-bedecked chicago on our last night of vacation.  you might think i'm swooning for the petite paw or the perfectly curled lash thats screaming for a maybelline contract, but its the monster that kills me.  gaaaRRRRRRRRRR!!!  here i come!  slobberslobberslobber!  


this one's a framer.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

skirting the issue

i got an early start on spring cleaning this year.

i got out a box.

i filled it with clothes.

i placed it by the back door.

i wrote out a list for goodwill.

and i patted myself on the back.

and i walked by that box.  which i filled too big, so i can't lift it by myself to get it into the car.  i walked by it again.  and again.  and again, the day after that.

and a few things may have snuck back out.

so either i'm really resourceful or someone needs to re-explain to me what spring cleaning means.

but i'm thinking these could be really fun throw pillows.  like, cut 'em up, sew 'em back together [who?  not sure.  i am still mostly clueless about sewing] around a pillow form and call it a day.

as for where....let's see.  i picture this guy in the living room.

maybe him too.  because layered patterns are the coolest.

and this gal seems like she'd be an awfully fun playmate in the guest room.  beading + pom poms, oh my!  the navy-white duo would be a nice crisp pop against all the solid + patterned green in there.

my gray-dar is most certainly going off with this one!  see how the 'stitching' is a lovely light gray?  i know.  how did i dare to donate it.  oh yeah.  so someone else could enjoy it.  and because its too small.  right.

ideally, the pom poms would be salvageable for trim on the pillow. because pom poms are my fave.

so....thoughts?  have you ever kept an item of clothing so that you could re-use a piece of it?  or am i as crazy as i feel sometimes?

Friday, January 7, 2011

cya, co.

so we're freshly back from colorado.  gllllghhhhgorgeousness.  that's the slobbery sound of me drooling as i reminisce.

here is a peek.  you know, of the peaks.

the first three photos are from estes park.  this next one is a reservoir near nederveld, the mountains above that beautiful hippie-den, boulder.

 the rest are a mixture from estes, and the mountains near boulder + golden.

this one really makes me take pause.  the feeling of topping the world, framed in 4x6:

c'est vraiment incroyable, n'est-ce pas?!  translation: those views are totally dope.  yup.  i said dope.

i snapped the majority of our photos however the hubs took what is arguably the best picture of all....the snap of that amazing fallen tree we drove past in estes park.  here's another view of it....have you ever been so smitten with something dead before?  [don't answer that]

in attempt to embrace the concept of editing, and avoid the reaction of too-long-did-not-listen, i'll finish up with these last few photos.  as you can see, we had an absolutely lovely time.  thanks so much to our friends for drawing us out to denver + for being the consummate hosts!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

happy new year!

from our backyard to yours....

hate it or love it....isn't winter breathtaking?  here's to a spectacular year ahead!