Friday, January 29, 2010

Do you have a flag?

Going to see Eddie tonight in LA!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


A few of my favorite magazines:

1) Veranda

2) Departures

3) Glamour

... but more on that some other time.

Snow White's Revenge

Hee hee. Love this vinyl applique from Etsy.

Choose before you run out of options

"A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitable have his choice made for him by circumstance."

-Hunter S. Thompson

(Picture for Emily, she loves the Hunter S.)

A better man

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."
-Benjamin Franklin

Love the one you travel with

"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love." 
- Ernest Hemingway


Looks like love

These glasses make everything look like this:

Led Zeppelin

I can't stop listening to Led Zeppelin.

SOOOO gooooood.

Oh Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, you rock my world.

Phenom Fashion Blogger

Ok, so I've mentioned Tavi, the 13-year old phenom fashion blogger before... But can we go back to that for just a second?

Forget her age and her truly awesome and artful talent for fashion, and let's talk about the fact that she is a flippin' fabulous writer. I mean, I read her blog and I'm JEALOUS. She's well spoken, witty, funny, sassy, biting and accurate. Her arguments even flow in a completely logical format. Not to mention that she expresses an unbelievable strong sense of self. Which I guess she would have to have if she's going to wear dinosaur eye glasses and socks with high heels...

I'm just saying most people have to go to school for years and be taught how to write that well.

So I just wanted to give a nod to the girl with talent and style. I think her success is fair - she's a compelling person. A total original.

Blog on Tavi, blog on.


Dear World,

I would like to make an announcement.

My brothers are AH-MAZING. 

Brilliant, good-looking, charming, stylish, talented, brave, strong and tough. To start.

They are also funny, bad-ass, clever, witty, hard-working, kind-hearted and thoughtful.

For real.

I heart them.

Rainbow Sprinkles

Rainbow Sprinkles have magical powers.

They are like Tinkerbell's pixie dust, the Care Bear stare and Rainbow Bright's power stars - combined.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I am slightly obsessed with this colorboard

I'm gonna guess 30/70 on the first and 80/20 on the second

Dear Boyfriend,

What are the odds that I could get you to wear this outfit?

 What about this one?

 I think you could rock the striped socks. As well as the pocket square.

Sincerely and Hopefully,

ps. You know that one blue shirt you have? Yeah, you look awesome in that.

Martinez Valero Zenith in Blue Satin

Love is almost big enough to describe how I feel about these.

Martinez Valero Orli in Red Satin

Love isn't really a big enough word for how I feel about these shoes...

Las Ventanas

Look through these pictures, and then tell me you don't want to be filthy stinking rich.

Can't do it? That's what I thought.

Las Ventanas is a resort in Baja California, near Los Cabos, Mexico. It is heaven. It is beautiful. And I hear the food is fantastic too. (My business partner went there on his honeymoon.) And it is now one of my life goals to go there.

Oh Paraiso, I will find you.

Must travel

I have the travel bug, BAD. Every night when I get in my car to go home from work I think about driving in the opposite direction. I don't want to get away from working, I just want to do my work in a different place everyday. Is that bad? I like new things, new places. I just enjoy movement.

However, life without IKF is no bueno, so he'd have to come along. But he's in school, and constant travel is bad for the grades. And my business partner who can be found at his desk at all hours of the day AND night might (and does) take issue with my constant movement.


So I turn my car towards home and think... someday.

How to catch and iphone thief

YOU MUST READ THIS. It is hilarious.

The story of the iphone thief and how he was tracked down and embarrassed.

This is my new mantra


Monday, January 25, 2010

Disco Balls

Someday, my house will have disco balls. Everywhere.

Love Hands

This reminds me of Elizabethtown. Which I love.


Someone once asked me how I like to celebrate. At the time I didn't have a good answer. But I have one now.


Everyone I love...

My boyfriend loves Conor Oberst.

I love yellow.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Caruthers Terrbackle sniffs aphids

So, I don't know if you've heard... But its been pouring rain in Southern California for a week. Which is awesome. But now its the weekend and I'm trying to think of things to do. Naturally, I turned to my good friend Google. On the third site listed, someone provided this little tid bit that had me laughing. I mean, aphids? Awesome.... (ps. Melissa, this one's for you.)

Mick F. says...

I make the Scientologists give me stress tests in the pouring rain.

And answer as "truthful" as possible.

"Your name?"

"Caruthers Terrbackle"

"Ummm...ok...what do you do for a living?"

"I sniff aphids, and im a part time consultant."


"How to capture the sweet scent of aphids in a bottle..."

"I dont und..."

"You dont need to...listen, its the wave of the future...see, ill buy the fact that there is a dead alien spook in your body, if you accepopt the fact that the next hottest scent is....."


"Yes, well it doesnt have to stop there, Willie."

"My name is Stephani...."

"Yeah cool...anyway, ever get raging for you know....self administrations when you smell freshly baked tuna casserole?" THAT my sweet little distinctive mint milano cookie, is how we will corner the market on weddings, sewing circles and staff meetings. You in?"

"I umm......"

At that point its usually over.

The rain i mean. Because weather is never shitty for someone so in touch with themselves.


Get Up

Maybe if I had this sign over my bed I'd hit the snooze button two times instead of twelve.


Because Twilight jokes will be funny for a very long time.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Joan Miro

One of my top three favorite painters...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Follow the Frog

Meet the Frog Blog, where I will be often posting professional opinions of various kinds. Leap.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Weird, but wonderful


Donna Reed is one of my hero's but Kristen Magee is someone that I'd like to be friends with. I discovered her blog Domestifluff via Elegance Redefined via Dweebist.

Can we just pause for a second to talk about how much I like the name "Domestifluff?" It's catchy, it's cute, it's charming, it's slightly geeky yet comically self-deprecating at the same time. AND it perfectly describes the focus and content of the site.  As a branding professional I work all day long to help my clients come up with brands that are this good. Interacting with businesses and websites that get it right is like a breath of fresh air, warm bread and cinnamon scented fresh air. 

My professional opinion aside, I love this website on a personal level for its classy and sophisticated approach to the potentially frumpy topic of crafts and cooking.

Case in point, pom pom printables:

I will totally be making that little white pom pom on a stick and printing up the tags and the paper for use on... everything.

And that's only one little post! I also plan on trying out the zucchini bread pudding and some of the other treats. *sigh* So much Domestifluff, so little time...

Monday, January 18, 2010


We have a candle in our office that smells like heaven.

It is the Stonehenge candle from the Excursion collection by Archipelago Botanicals.

First, I love the concept of naming scents after places. Because those places really do have an essence and a personality that can be captured like that. Second, did I mention the candle smells amazing?

When I have gads and gads of disposable income, some of it will be disposed in return for one of each of the excursion candles, in each size.

Children left unattended

So effective...


I have a sentimental relationship with avocados.

For me they are more than a fruit... (vegetable?... nut?.... What are they exactly?)

Essentially, I don't care. I just think they are wonderful.

They are yummy. They make guacamole.

And once, when we were sophomores at BYU, Michelle brought a bag of avocados back from a visit to California, we made guacamole and sat around the kitchen table eating it and being very happy.

Avocados, for me, feel like summertime, California, barbecues, friends, family, relaxing, and that really beautiful color of afternoon sunshine.


This makes me want to just get in the car and drive...

And I was already craving a road trip the way some women crave chocolate.


No more excuses

Looking for you

Friday, January 15, 2010

I want to believe

Did you ever watch x-files? I did. Every week.

I think that's why I like Fringe, its' kind of an X-Files meets Alias.

Ode to a sandwich

State Street Deli, on State Street (oddly enough) in downtown Redlands, makes a roasted turkey sandwich that has changed my life. Oh turkey sandwich, you are so yummy.

I have tried to replicate it at home with admirable success... May I recommend that you give it a try?

Toasted squaw bread... rye bread also works
Deli turkey... regular sandwich turkey also works
Provolone cheese... swiss also works
Tomato... You say tomato, I say tomato.
Craisins!... This is really the kicker. If you don't have dried cranberries, don't make this sandwich.
Mustard... THEY use mayo, which I generally dislike, so I sub with mustard, which is excellent.

Voila! Cut it in half, and put a pickle on the plate.

When Rachael let me pick the location for our lunch date today, I could hear the Roasted Turkey Sandwich calling to me.

And I answered. Yes. I answered.

Redlands Temple

Last night I went to the Redlands Temple for the first time in about 2 years, (having been in Manhattan in the interim).

It was heaven.

Must Go Skiing. Soon.

Alta is for skiers.


I also heart my other sister. But she doesn't have a blog. Because she spends all day doing noble things like patching up people that crash at Mountain High. Personally, I would just leave the snowboarders to pass out on the mountain with a concussion. Good thing I don't work ski patrol.

Emily Wanda

I heart my sister. And her blog.


Roses might be cliche and all... And by might, I mean, they ARE... But they certainly are pretty...


Please don't stab me