Thursday, April 30, 2009


Dominican roast chicken from Alex's Chimis in Jamaica Plain. Mmmmmm it's soooo good. I wish you could just buy the dark meat. Maybe I could if I could only speak Spanish. Note to self, a good reason for Hazel to take Spanish lessons though this could take a few years since she's just learning English. Check this place out if you're ever in the neighborhood.
If you can't find Alex's Chimis just look for the store with the stripper mannequins in the window and you'll know you're close.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sandals for me

I love these sandals designed by Calleen Cordero. I saw them in the Sundance Catalog where I was doing some fantasy shopping yesterday, because like most things in this catalog, they're pretty expensive ($298.00). The outlet prices aren't bad. Maybe I'll be lucky and they'll end up there.

I'm reading

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris. I am especially enjoying his chapters on quitting smoking in Japan. If you want to continue to be thought of as sane, (if you are now, that is), I recommend not reading this in public. I read this book on the plane to DC and was laughing aloud. If you've heard some of Sedaris' reading's on NPR or live then some of these essays may be repeats for you.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bread + Butter

Amazing new letterpress print from Carol at Bread + Butter. I do think fluorescent pink and black will help to elevate my mood! I love this shop!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hazel's Birthday Cake

I had to share this amazing cake that my dad made for Hazel for her birthday party. It's a recreation of the cake I had when I turned 1. I'm going to try to locate a photo of my birthday cake. I'll post it if I find it.

Friday, April 17, 2009

So sad

This is where I am
This is where I am not

It's gorgeous outside
Working is sad

communication differences

I asked Michael to get vegetable oil this morning for Hazel's cupcakes and this is what happened

M: I'm going to the supermarket today do you need anything?
me: I need vegetable oil
M: What kind of vegetable oil?
me: regular vegetable oil
M: but what kind?
me: Like, plain vegetable oil
M: like broccoli oil?
me: (in head- !?) no...vegetable oil
M: like, shortening?
me: no, just fucking plain vegetable oil
M: Why are you yelling at me?
me: (in head- ?!)

what the hell?


One Moose, Twenty Mice by Clare Beaton. She especially likes it when I meow every time she points to the cat. The cats are a little of hard to find on most pages so I just point and meow myself. When I get to twenty mice she points at the cat over and over and over and I end up meowing like a crazy cat and she ends up giggling like a crazy kid, it's fun. I think the repetative nature of the book keeps her really entranced. She loves it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hazel's Shout-out!

Hazel's birthday shout-out on Ohdeedoh. YAY!

Watermelon Watermelon

In preparation for Hazel's birthday party I decided to make these petite watermelons I saw on Ohdeedoh.
They are SO cute! I learned something in the process...limes don't want to be hollow, and watermelons are meant to be big. The recipe says to scoop out the lime. This was so hard. Maybe my problem was that I didn't have a grapefruit spoon or something but ouch, stinging eyes, burning skin....not is pain. I was able to finish the shells though. I'll post a photo of the final product once they're done. We'll see if they look as good as these.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Hazel!

Tonight Hazel's going to have cake (for the first time). We'll sing happy birthday, which she'll love, even though she doesn't really know what the song is, and we'll give her some little presents. This weekend is the party. It's hard to believe it's been a year since you were in your little starlight swing peacefully sleeping.

I'd like to take the opportunity to also welcome Hazel's new cousin to the world. Simone Rae was born at 6:22pm on Sunday April 12th. I can't wait to meet you cutie pie.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm reading

Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson. Just like all of her other books, I'm already drawn in. It's great. I'm still not sure if it's a young adult book or not but either way, it's good.

I wouldn't recommend What Was She Thinking...It's not worth the time. If you feel the need, rent the movie, which incidentally, I haven't seen.


Absolutely adorable handmade children's books, from lovelydesign. It's things like this that make me wish I had thought to do that...but I don't think I could have done it half as well.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Here a Chick, Where a Chick by Suse Macdonald...and of course, peas!
We're now gearing up for her first birthday on Tuesday. I can't believe it's been a year.

I'm reading

What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller. For me, I have to say, the jury's still out. I'll let you know when I'm done.

rafinesse & tristesse

rafinesse & tristesse take recycling to a whole new level by taking items like tin oil containers and transforming them into amazing children's toys and furniture pieces.

Truly magical! As seen on HAUTE*NATURE

Monday, April 6, 2009


I'd just like to say...IT'S ABOUT TIME! Thank you Bloomingdales, for finally bringing 40 Carrots Frozen Yogurt to Boston! Yipee. See my former post