April 20, 2013

I Can't Help Falling In Love With You

Here's another song that will make a great little lullaby to sing to Ruby. I can't wait to hold her and sing to her.

photo of the week

This photo popped up in my facebook feed, because a few of my friends liked and/or commented on it. So I don't know who's photo it is, and more importantly I don't know what amazing person made this out of snow. I feel safe in assuming that it must be a friend of a friend. I do know that the Twin Cities, where I grew up, has just been getting dumped on with snow this month. So this snow sculpture is a brilliant response to that. Chicago's weather hasn't been so great this month either. It snowed and hailed yesterday, and there was some major flooding earlier in the week. Here's to hoping we all get some great summer weather.

Kilim's Shoes

Well I said I wasn't going to blog for a while, when in reality I probably should have just said that I'd be blogging much less. I recently discovered these one of a kind, handmade shoes from a shoemaker in Luxembourg. They are made from vintage Anatolian rugs. They are a little out of my price range. and my feet have grown during this pregnancy. Needless to say I didn't buy a pair. I did, however, tell my husband about them and show him this Etsy site. He said he wants to buy me a pair for my birthday after my feet have settled!!!! I'm feeling very lucky and so excited to start wearing these beauties come fall.

April 13, 2013

Finals and Stuff


I'm taking a little blogging hiatus while I dive into my last few weeks of classes, find time for visits from loved ones and prepare for the arrival of our baby. I'm sure that whenever I'm ready to start blogging again I will have much to talk about. Until then....

April 6, 2013

photo of the week

This one was taken by a longtime friend, Josh. He has gotten photo of the week a number of times. He is also a great photographer, so it's hard for me to not like his photos. Here is the link to his photography website: http://joshethanjohnson.com/.

April 4, 2013

On Death

"Just as we take a train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star. We cannot get to a star while we are alive any more than we can take the train when we are dead. So to me it seems possible that cholera, tuberculosis and cancer are the celestial means of locomotion. Just as steamboats, buses and railways are the terrestrial means."
-Vincent van Gogh

"I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles."

“Look for me in the weather reports.”
-Saul Bellow

April 2, 2013


I've started signing this song to Ruby after reading that the songs you sing to your baby while in the womb can sooth them in the future. I'm not a huge fan of traditional lullabies, so my plan is to find some songs I already know and love that will translate well into lullabies. This one is perfect.

Happy Birthday Emily!

Today is the birthday of a total badass and one of my longtime friends, Emily. Our friendship started out in a high school cafeteria like a bad 90's comedy. She was the new girl at school eating alone, and my friend Abbi and I invited her to eat at our table. The rest is history. I don't get to see enough of her since I moved away about ten years ago, but when I do it's always like we just pick back up right where we left off. She's been with her husband, Jimmy, for over a decade, and they have four amazing kids together. I love this gorgeous and hilarious woman.

April 1, 2013

April Fools

My husband wrote the music for this April Fools video.


 My obsession with this man has been steadily growing since about the 7th grade. Yes it started with the movie Wayne's World. I could go on and on about him, but I'll stop myself instead.


My friend posted this video on fb, and I couldn't help but repost it here. It's so good, well the dancing and the unicorn onesie are. I'm not totally sold on the music.