February 26, 2010

snow wedding



Beautiful snow wedding shoot via Style Me Pretty. Perfect for all the crazy snow we have been having in so many cities this winter.

February 22, 2010

celebrate the boy


Brittany and I have been so frustrated lately trying to find boy things for Noah. Most stores have the tiniest boys departments. Hardly a selection at all and then so babyish. It appears we are not the only ones who feel this way. So it was cool to see that the blogs Made and Made by Rae are celebrating all things boy for the month of February. What a great idea!
via: a room somewhere

February 21, 2010

inspiring words

"I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out." Roger Ebert

Esquire magazine has an amazing story out about the famous film critic Roger Ebert and his battle with cancer and how it has affected his life. So inspiring it made me cry, not out of sorrow for him but in awe of him.

February 20, 2010

nurture shock

As I was scanning blogs today I read about the book Nurture Shock on Lovely Morning. It sounds like a really interesting book on parenting. She raved on about it as did most of the people that reviewed it on Amazon. You can find it here.

February 15, 2010

two boys

Adorable little bedroom for these two brothers Levi and Fletcher. Love their little names above the beds. Brittany and I have a feeling that when she has her next baby it will be a boy, so I love it when I see boy ideas. Which reminds me of my nephews Richie and Kevin. They were so cute and super close to each other when they were young. When I would visit them the minute I walked in the door it was none stop fun just watching them play together. They were a complete crack up! Actually come to think of it they still are cute, funny and the best of friends now that they are all grown up!
via: design sponge

February 14, 2010

February 10, 2010

noah and briley

Noah and Briley are only a few months apart and just melt my heart! Their mommies {my daughter Brittany and Melissa} went to Nursing school together and became good friends while pregnant and studying like mad.
Now their babies are good friends and have lots of fun together too! No studying yet, just eating and playing.
and then after all the fun is over a sweet kiss goodbye until next time.......
photos: Melissa Meeka

February 6, 2010

"ready for take off" party




This cute little airplane party from Amy Atlas made me think of Noah. He loves airplanes {his Daddy is a pilot} and stops whatever he is doing when we are outside and hears one in the sky. He shows me how they fly with his hands and goes swoosh-swoosh until the plane is gone. He would love everything about this party. My favorite idea, the runway down the middle of the table. So creative!

February 5, 2010

jimmy's salad dressing

This salad dressings has been in our family for many, many years. It is probably the favorite recipe of everyone in the family and addictive to anyone that comes into contact with it. My mother named it after my brother, because if we didn't pay attention and grab our helping fast Jimmy would have eaten almost the whole salad before we got a chance to get a helping! The other great thing about it is the ingredients are pantry staples you most likely have on hand.

1/2 cup Best Foods whole mayonnaise
1 garlic clove pressed
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice

1 head romaine lettuce, washed, spun-dry and cut up
toss well as dressing is thick
2 sliced hard boiled eggs and crisp bacon for topping {you can skip this part if you don't have it on hand or you are making it in a hurry, it is still delicious}

beach living

via: pretty good