Wednesday, September 29, 2010

{fall 2010 trends}

polarn o. pryet

tea collection

j.crew {crewcuts}

orla kiely

shabby apple



pottery barn


Friday, September 24, 2010

State of the Re:Union - A Food Revolution in Milwaukee

This is only a short bit on a GREAT piece about Milwaukee I heard yesterday on NPR.

Listen to the full audio HERE.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


a day at the park with our friends, the Valentines.
{Evan, Caleb, Maxwell, Clay, Faith, Liam, Aubrey}

John Piper - What is a wife's responsibility in solving marital conflict?

so good. I think I may have shed a tear at one point...

"Jesus said whatever you do to the least of these my brothers you’ve done it to me. And this is what I’ve come to think. That if I want to identify fully with Jesus Christ, who I claim to be my savior and Lord, the best way that I can do that is to identify with the poor. This I know will go against the teachings of all the popular evangelical preachers. But they’re just wrong. They’re not bad, they’re just wrong. Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in a beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken..." Rich Mullins {at a concert shortly before his passing in 1997}

Monday, September 20, 2010

Alpha, Beta, Gamma

Last Friday night, unbeknownst to Justin and I, we had a Frat party at our casa.
{keep in mind this picture was taken after we had picked up half of it}

The boys were in bed at 9, and WIRED.
Just and I were downstairs and TIRED.
The boys were not unusually loud upstairs while we watched a movie.
Eventually, Justin went up to check on them and to get everyone in their own beds to sleep.
He came back down, {making no mention of anything out of the ordinary} and fell asleep on the couch around 10, while I stayed up to finish the movie and doinga little reading. At midnight I shook my sleeping husband awake to go upstairs to bed.
I walk into the boys room to check on them before I went to sleep for the night and when I walked in I about died from laughter.
Maxwell is on the opposite end of his bed with one arm hanging off and Evan was half off his bed, standing on the floor with his upper body and head laying on his bed. Not to mention it looked like a minor bomb had gone off in their room.
I burst out in laughter.
It was quite the sight.
I pick up a few things and re-arrange Max and Evan in their beds.
It's then that I look into Liams crib and notice he is BUCK naked from the waist down. His pants are strewn on the side of the crib and NOW I notice his diaper on the floor.
What happened in here tonight?!
I about die laughing as I put Liams diaper back on {thank goodness he didn't go in the crib at all} quickly and leave so I don't wake up the party animals, and head back to our room and pass out into our bed.

the end.

oh, and ps- I'm also happy to report there were no hangovers the next morning.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

life with boys.

they continue to wrestle ON the furniture on a DAILY basis no matter how many times you tell them not to.

you find monster trucks and a wooden spoon among ashes in your fireplace.

your toilet paper is in a pile on the floor instead of on a roll.

you do not own one whole set of any type of glassware...and what you do have is most definitely an odd number.

there are hand smears ALL over every last one of your windows.

there is great camaraderie among brothers.


will be...

{sorry they are blurry...taken within a 2 minute span}

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

{m + w}

last weekend I took a wrong turn and found this place. a place that i want to own and run. this is my dream. THERE. i threw that out there. but this place, rocked. I didn't get a shot of the wine side, but this is the market side, complete with local meats, cheeses, breads, flour and a few dry goods. they do coffee and a few sandwhiches served with fruit. i love finding a new place in my city. can't believe it took me so long to find this, and on the way home from my visit today, i found ANOTHER place to scope out later this week. more to come on that :) for now enjoy the cuteness that is wine + market.{m+w}

i love it here.