Things Remembered

via Things We Forget: #542

my friends & i did a lot of jumping off of cliffs in our day.

which reminds me...

karen & i were supposed to start a project like this a while back.
definitely one of the things we forgot.


such is life

"it seems as though lately you think less than you used to.
and why should you think?
there's nothing to decide.
there's just walking forward."

The Hallway from The Hallway on Vimeo.


our subway themed birthday party fun!

Sofia and Audrey celebrated their birthdays last Saturday! It was truly very nice and we were very glad to see all those who were able to come. So I guess I should begin by saying that we did a subway themed party, and by that I don't mean that sandwich shop, but the NYC MTA subway! We got the idea from the awesome designer Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting. It's a really simple and easy DIY project and we loved all the colors and of course the font: Helvetica. So we took the theme and ran with it. It was also cheap and most of all fun to make!

We made hats & t-shirts and a banner

Red velvet cupcakes made by Alicia

Adrienne made the subway signs


& their painted frames

So I guess this project will be the first competed project of July!
More pics from the party here.


arts & crafts

I've been feeling the need to do some arts 'n crafts. I finally found a Michael's near me so I'll be hitting that up. This morning I kept thinking, "an art project a month/week/day will keep the doldrums away." And so it's decided, I will start on projects and depending on how big the project is will try to complete at least one every month.

More pics from Pitts. Responsible for this need to be all crafts-y.

We'll see how this goes.

"Wildcard", indie handmade paper goods store

"everyone an artist"

"Society for Contemporary Crafts" gallery

quilt art work


Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes

Been feeling bummed lately, but when I watched this it made me happy.
I especially loved the second song, "Home". Probably because, Jade (who looks like a fidgety waifish boy) has such a powerful voice. When she first opened her mouth I was so surprised!
Plus Alex Ebert is so good looking.

must be the colors & the kids

Day 2: Explored Lawrenceville

This area is quite interesting and reminded me a little bit of Brooklyn. A lot of new boutiques, furniture stores, cafe's and consignment shops along side old ma & pa stores and homes of people that's been there all their lives.

Also, I really loved the random splashes of color anywhere we looked and how each house differ so greatly from one another. Part of it reminds me of Seattle, how nature meets urban life. With all the bridges and hills and rivers surrounding it, the geographic make up of Pittsburgh makes me feel like each road I turn on will have something new for me to discover. There are lots of nooks and crannies waiting to be explored. An uncharted territory!


let the wish list begin.

I am in love with these essimar paper earrings.


City of Bridges

Day 1: Drove to the strip and had breakfast at Deluca's.

Then we rode the Monongahela Incline to see the city scape.
See here for a better picture of the incline and a thorough explanation.

"Pittsburgh is world record holder for bridges with piers, beating Venice, Italy."


Pittsburgh, Pa. yinz hear?

I miss Pittsburgh. I think we left our hearts there. We're still obsessing about it and daydreaming about moving there. Yes this city moved up in my #1 spot of cities to live in. I guess I'll be inching my way across the map to the Pacific Northwest.

Delicious donuts from "Peace, Love & Tiny Little Donuts".
(coconut, oreo cookies, powdered chocolate, sicilian w/ sea salt & glazed)

decisions, decisions.

Went to this coffee shop two days in a row and the barista already
remembered what we wanted. Instant regulars!


"midwest is best" road trip

"midwest is best" road trip

Day 7, Wednesday: En route to Pittsburgh, PA we passed through the tip of West Virginia.

As we crossed this bridge coming from OH, we noticed this little historic town &
decided to take a detour. Turned on some random streets and found this area.

We didn't stay too long. Though the little town had a lot of beautiful bridges and historical buildings , there was something about it that was amiss. To be honest, and I know this may sound ignorant, but the people there sort of creeped us out. It seriously reminded us of those movies about urbanites getting lost in some small town and never making it out alive. Our theory was that there was something in the water, or we wonder whether incest is legal in this state, because some of the people there was just... not right. So we made sure we were out of there before dark.

Thinking about all of this, I just decided to wiki Wheeling, WV, and lo and behold:
"The origins of the name "Wheeling" are disputed. One of the more credible explanations is that the word comes from the Lenni-Lenape phrase "wih link", which meant "place of the head." This supposedly referred to a white settler who was scalped and decapitated. His severed head was left on display at the confluence of Wheeling Creek and the Ohio River."
Well, this explains it all! Oh by the way, we drove all the way up the tip of WV and saw an oil refinery along the river. Hello, toxic exposure...

On a lighter note, John Corbett is from Wheeling, WV and I just found out he's dating Bo Derek.