Monday, November 29, 2010

Furniture and fun

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!  We took the week off and headed to Phoenix to spend the holiday with Jeff's family.  It was warm (though cool for Arizona), sunny, quiet and relaxing.   We decided to fly back on Friday to beat the holiday rush and came home to the crisp coolness of late November.  It often feels like Thanksgiving just melds right into Christmas, doesn't it?   

But before I get ahead of myself, here are a couple of shots from our letterpress class a couple of weeks ago.  The instructor was this younger man with a quiet voice and slight frame.  His family once ran a printing press in the midwest.  He now owns these big old Vandercook presses in Brooklyn, teaches folks how to use them, and rents them out for blocks of time.  The studio was filled with old wood types, tiny metal types, and small blocks of wood called "furniture", stacked neatly and in order by size, to keep the various letter types in place on the press.  I fell in love with the all sounds and smells of the studio and the old machines.  I can't wait to go back for more.

Ding snapped some good pics.  To see more, go here!:)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

mini blankets

fantastic baby blankets from here, here, and here.  i've been looking for some cute ones to keep jackson warm on our strolls around the 'hood.  the last one, of course, is from lena corwin's new baby's room.  if you haven't seen it, check it out on her new blog

"thank goodness" outfit

My perfect thanksgiving outfit...a cozy sweatshirt, red clogs (i've been eyeing these), and knit pants with that needed stretch after a delicious meal.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

busy kitchen

It turns out that Jackson has some mild allergic reactions to cow's milk and goat's milk, so we had to find some alternatives.  We turned to rice milk.  I decided to try to make my own at home and found a good recipe here.  The result is somewhat thicker than the store-bought brand, but I dilute it with some water and breast milk and Jackson seems to go for it so far.  Since home-made rice milk lacks some of the essential vitamins that he needs, like calcium, I breaded and baked up some salmon cakes for him that he really seems to dig (thanks to my mom for the delicious leftover salmon!..).  Mini meatballs and pasta with broccoli have also been on the menu.  Now, we just have to make sure that more of it ends up in his mouth rather than the floor!;)

Oh, but our kitchen has been very busy these days - I love it!  

...hope you have a happy weekend!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Can't wait for this weekend!  My sister is coming in from Philly and staying with us.  On Sunday, we are taking a letterpress class here!

And, here are just a few of my favorites from around the web:  

- sailboats and ropes from linda and harriet
- lightening bolts and clouds from etsy


Adorable.  Love these little knits for my little crankypants. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

weekend pants

Hi friends...sorry for being m.i.a.  Jackson had a fever again...poor guy. There have been plenty of calls to the doc, calls to my mom, sick visits, snuggling, reading books, staying indoors, falling asleep at 6pm, waking at 3am, crying, and cuddling.  Phew.  I am glad it is the end of the week.  We plan on relaxing, getting out for a walk and maybe even going to the playground if Jackson feels up for it.  

I am so eyeing these or these comfy sweatpants to relax in this weekend.  In fact, I could probably wear them all week long...I am sure work won't mind;)