Tuesday, September 29, 2009

thank you...

1. spooky ravens hanging from a tree in the front yard
2. pile of graded papers
3. smell of a house being built
4. pumpkins
5. yogurt covered pretzels
6. good hair day
7. sparkly buttons
8. "ghost"
9. free shipping
10. tiny faded pink ribbons

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

thank you...

1. visit from my friend anne + her sweet little girl who loved my "fairy princess treehouse castle"
2. chocolate vitamins (yes, they exist!)
3. big, loud thunderstorms
4. new treadmill!
5. louise erdrich book collection to read this fall
6. walking out of work today and feeling cold...finally!
7. surprisingly fizzy glass of white wine
8. dinner with a good friend and her adorable little genius child
9. breathtakingly hilarious things that children say
10. fantastic hidden Halloween decorations that are occurring in my yard

i could live here...


Saturday, September 19, 2009

write. reflect.

today i am beginning a new novel. i'm letting the old one go.
it has taken up too much space for far too long...it was always
too much imagination and not enough heart and that, i believe, is
why it never came to be.

{fabulous needlework from rebecca sower}

how cute is she?

brad is a dummy.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


this picture reminds me of when i was a little girl and my mom caught me packing all my bags and baby dolls into my little plastic shopping cart. "where are you going?" she asked. "i'm going to new york city!!!" i replied. and, eventually, i did.

Friday, September 11, 2009

i don't know what i love more the framed map or the luscious pillows.
but i know for sure i would love a bite of that cake.

{design sponge}

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

thank you...

1. sushi
2. classroom progress
3. shrinking waistline
4. great jeans
5. catching up with a favorite friend
6. season finales
7. new magazines in the mail
8. sparkly lights
9. really good glass of wine
10. crossword puzzles

Friday, September 4, 2009

it's friday, i'm in love...

with this.
i have officially survived the first two weeks back at school. i think i deserve it. if only teachers were paid what they're worth...

{thanks, janet!}

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

thank you...

1. mom for spending the week with me
2. hot ginger tea
3. completion of the master cleanse
4. breaking through to difficult students
5. old movies
6. 80's music
7. winona ryder in "mermaids"
8. upcoming 3 day weekend
9. chocolate cake
10. new shoes on their way in the mail