Tuesday, April 27, 2010


well, as much as i thought i could raise these little guys, it finally happened- dun dun dun


well, crap! i swear i didn't even think cacti could keel over. oh well, i will keep plant life living one of these days/years.

Monday, April 19, 2010

[to] be alive

jeremy and i made the decision a little over two years ago to move.. not far away, but far enough from the most important people outside our family- our friends. while it's been great making new friends and meeting new people in our neighborhoods, nothing beats getting together with the people that make us feel whole. cheesy? yes. sincere? totally! it's been a transcending year, we're all getting older [eek] and busier [yuck], which make these short visits far and few between.

saturday's visit to the little big city in central florida wound up with good wine, candy, puppy playtime, make your face hurt laughing fits, bar hops, tapas, strippers and absolutely fantastic people.

while i don't have the boys pictures from bachelor party debauchery, i do have a few snaps from the photobooth at the koerper's casa.

we're very serious about not acting our age and embracing our inner 8 year old.

thank you patrick hernandez // born to be alive

Friday, April 16, 2010

life is bananas

so here is a bit of yellow to add some sunshine and warmth to your day, enjoy!

have a lovely weekend!

Monday, April 12, 2010

how bizarre

i've been on the hunt for the last few months to find myself a vintage french sofa with all the tufts and buttery softness one can imagine. i saw a list on craigslist announcing a "shouldn't be missed" estate sale in my neighborhood. i was so excited to dig through records, photos, knick-knacks and anything else that someone else might assume is utter clutter. most importantly i was searching for the aforementioned sofa!

my feelings once we arrived quickly changed from eeeeee! excited to ick :( sadness. i felt like i was walking through this couples home in slow motion. i watched people come and go out of their bedroom and hallway, in and out of there garage and kitchen. this was too sad to even make my sofa hunt enjoyable. is this what happens? we collect, organize family photos, find the best sequin dress for a special night out and it ends up being rummaged through by strangers? i couldn't help but think of the mr and mrs that were holed up in an assisted living home needing all their possessions sold so they could remain "taken care of".

i'm still on the hunt for that special something to sit perfectly under my living-room window, only now i wonder who will be the one to claim it when i depart after my 124yrs (that's the age i decided i would live till when i was about 7).

photos courtesy of the bella cottage

i suppose you are to enjoy all the beautiful things/people/places you can soak up and when it's time to pass these on to the next {person} you do so with a smile, knowing you had as much fun as you could of ever imagined!