Sunday, June 29, 2008

weekend fetish #2 - flowers

i'd like my bay windows to look out on a garden full of these flowers!

Calla lillies

lotus flowers for my coi pond.

star gazer lillies

arabian night dahlias

two lips :)

weekend fetish #1 - windows

i've been looking up different styles of windows this weekend. Joe and I were at the DeYoung Museum on Friday night and saw a really beautiful stained glass window and so I got curious about what other wonderful windows are out there.

i'd love to have a house one day with some of the windows that I found...i'm sure they're pretty expensive, but I'm just dreaming :).

what a great idea to design this so light from the sunrise fills it!

i really like bay windows, only I would want mine to have a big bench below them with flowing colorful curtains and looking out to my garden, so I could sit and journal and drink chai tea there!

which ones do you like best?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Moore Ward Wedding

Joe and I just got back from a weekend in beautiful Boise, Id for the Moore Ward wedding. 2007-08 have been full of weddings, and as exhausting as they can be, they truly are beautiful occasions and I feel so happy to have been able to share such a special life event with so many good friends.

Christina and Lane's wedding was beautiful. They got married on a completely charming ranch, next to a pond, full of flowers, and, my favorite part, canopy with vines crawling over it and christmas lights woven through the romantic!

They are great together, happy and giddy and completely goofy in love!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I feel like breaking down and crying right now. I told Joe tonight that I have been feeling a bit distant lately. I guess I was disappointed by the way that our talk went. I know it sounds cheezy and a bit damsel in distress of me, but I was really hoping that he would just take me in his arms and tell me how much he loved me and how in love with me he is and how I would be absolutely crazy to even think anything else. I think he is falling out of love with me and I feel our relationship losing the magic and passion and sweetness. I am scared because tonight for one of the first times, I do not feel compelled to go give him a big hug and just make up and tell him how much i love him and can't live without him. Right now all I feel is more distant from him.

Right now I wish I could just know if we are really, truly right for each other. He is an amazing guy, tonight I got home from the gym and the entire apartment had been vacuumed, multiple loads of laundry had been folded, dinner was on the table, but he never called once today just to tell me that he loves me.

Am I hanging on because I am afraid of not being able to find anything better? Do I really love him?

I am afraid of not having him in my life, I love spending time with him and sharing myself with him, but right now something is missing.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

mexican fiesta in a bowl

a mexican salad that joe and i created this evening; a little bit of chicken, a little bit of avocado, a little bit of peppers, a little bit of baked tortilla strips, and voila a delicious salad, mexican style!! i love cooking with my love!

Monday, June 2, 2008

reclaiming my japanese culinary skills

Homemade Miso Soup :)...for my first attempt since being back in the states it wasn't half bad.

simple chocolatey goodness

there are few things in the world that make me happier than good ol' chocolate milk. when it touches my tongue I am instantly happier!