November 26, 2008

Give Some Thanks, Already

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hill and I are headed to Charlotte, NC to visit his family. This is my second T-Day with the Sawyer clan and I can't wait to see them. It's sure to be good fun, good food and good laughs. 

When I return I'm sure to have new stories and photos for you. In the mean time enjoy your families and those rare moments and precious memories. 
November 22, 2008

Gratuitous Couple Photos

A few weeks ago we had our engagement photos taken by Amy, the funny and fantastic photographer behind Eye Know Photo here in LA.

It was a super fun experience, but I felt totally awkward in front of the camera at first. Hillary was cool as cucumber, as always, and between him and Amy I relaxed and just went with it.

This one is about where I stopped paying attention to the camera because Hillary was cracking me up. He makes me feel like this a lot. I'm a lucky girl. 

If someone asked us to explain our relationship, we could just hand them this photo of our feet. 

There was really nothing exciting inside that window. 

This was on our way to lunch at Masa, our favorite place to eat in Echo Park. Amy spotted these doorways in the alley we parked off of and we snuck a few more shots in. That girl's got a good eye

I have some more up on my wedding blog, Indiana Weddings, check em out.
November 19, 2008

Stuff On My Mischa

This is the fruit of my STB Hubber's evening. He managed to balance a half full can of Modelo on our sweet, easy-going, little Mischa's head, or neck, rather. He's in between jobs at the moment (he works in the production world and is not laid off - important to clarify in the current climate).  Idle hands... 

Last night's project found it's way on top of her also. It's like living inside Stuff On My Cat Dot Com.
November 16, 2008

The Light the Fire Makes

The light outside has had a dawn like quality all day from the fires in the area. I have thought several times about going outside to take some photos, but can't quite get the energy up to change out of my PJs. 

There is a heaviness in my chest akin to spending a long night in a smoke filled bar from the extra polluted air. I think I'll curl back up on the couch for another movie. Yawn...stretch.
November 13, 2008

Good For You, Good For the World

Who wants to save the world if we can't look cute doing it? Okay, probably someone, but not me. I am loving this newly found Etsy shop called Amour Sans Anguish.

All of the super unique clothes are made from recycled facbric and reclaimed articles of clothing.

I am seriously considering purchasing this one.

Or maybe this. They also have a website with lovely photos and creations that are no longer available.
All photos from the Amour Sans Anguish Etsy shop.
November 11, 2008

A Little Break

I came to my coffee addiction late. I was well into my late-early twenties or early-middle twenties at the latest. I love coffee. I like the ritual of it, brewing it in our one cup Senseo, using the same clay mug a friend of mine designed, adding just the tiniest bit of cream to sweeten it up. I like that Hillary and I stop and get coffee when we're doing errands and that my dad and I drink it around the island in the kitchen when I go home to visit. 

I am a person who is totally in tune with my body and my skin has been acting totally weird lately. It's dry and has patchy red spots. I get monthly facials and follow my esthetician's instructions like it's my job. I get plenty of sleep and eat well. And I think it's time to maybe, possibly, stop the coffee habit and see if my skin clears up. Okay, no, I'm doing it. 

Yes, this has something to do with my impending wedding, obviously I want to look my best. But I think your outward appearance has a direct correlation to the status of your inside appearance. 

I'm starting on Monday because I it's a day for beginnings. Sunday Hillary will take me to brunch at our favorite place that serves their coffee in bowl size cups and I will say adieu...for now. 

If anyone has ever wondered what my situation or surroundings are when I write this blog - the picture above is my lap and the fur ball is Tres, who has become quiet snuggly since the temp has dropped into the 60s. So the computer is perched just in front of him on my knees and my arms stretch over him because I'm a sucker and what Tres wants he gets. 
November 5, 2008


I am just so proud of this country right now. We spoke loudly and clearly and we prevailed! We have a long, hard road ahead of us, but the first step has been taken.  

I'm also beyond proud to be a native Indianan, which was one of the states that almost always goes red, but not last night. Don't let anyone tell you your votes doesn't count, because Indiana (and Iowa and Florida) proved that to be a false message. 

California, however, who passed a bill to ban gay marriage...again, you are dead to me. When I cast my vote against Prop 8 yesterday morning I was so excited to be a participant in a step towards equality in this country and I am deeply disappointed. 
November 4, 2008

If You Haven't Voted What Are You Doing Reading This?

Election Day Haiku - 

Long Lines Don't Matter
Neither does a rainy day
Go Obama Go

Long lines at 7a.m. when the polls opened, by the time we made our way through and voted the line had doubled.  I spent my time in line taking photos of the plants covered with the first prolonged rain of the season. 

It's all very exciting! People have been compelled to act. Let's just say I feel hopeful about tomorrow.

Enjoy some voting music from Tokyo Police Club -

November 1, 2008

You Know You Want It

Happy Halloween from Porcelain Manifesta and The Raveonettes.