Wednesday, December 21, 2011

i feel a different kind of happiness when i'm in california.
maybe the sun is different over here… maybe it's seeing family, or all the avocados, i don't know, but i like it.

we're still looking for a home in LA.  i'm actually really enjoying the process (even tho we've already struck out once, with the first place we wanted).
i'm excited about rediscovering LA. go away for a year & 1/2 & things change! (not *that* much, but still, it's different now.)
we are heading to LA, to look at a few places, just before xmas. we're thinking maybe less people will be looking, so maybe we have a better chance?
hope our theory pans out .

during our transition, you're going to be forced to look at pictures of everyday stuff.
today it's of my niece & nephew, my friend & her family, my kitty, my husband "my" office.

ps. just updated our etsy shop with some goodies. the plan is to have 100 things up all the time.

pps. i love this american life! every couple years i get re-obsessed with it. it's great for road trips, too! listen to interesting stories, and ira glass, & the time
just flies by.
ok. bye.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

hi guys
it's been so nice to have a change of pace, like this. we're currently spending most our time in sacramento, ca. we have family here, & also family three hours south of here, fresno, where we stop on our way to LA.
we found a really great place in LA, now we're just waiting to hear back... hope we get it!

i've been watching lots of hgtv, & really want to break down a wall sometime....sometime soon. (ps. hubba hubba property brothers)
spending time with family & seeing old friends has been awesome.  most of our siblings have kids now, so we've been loving being around the little guys :) & they're all so cute and sweet!

these are some of the most recent pictures, & i am going to sleep now and getting up in a few short hours!
can't believe xmas is next wknd!!

fave burritos in town! they have potatoes in them...mmm potatoes...


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

that's it!

we no longer live in brooklyn.

 edamame 'cheesey' rice w/ sesame crusted tofu & salad

the longer i didn't update the more pictures i had piling up! a good photographer is one that can edit their work. it's so hard to do. [edit, as in cut down on the amount of pics]

we're now in california, looking for places to live, in LA. i feel like the hardest part is over (packing, getting rid of shistuff, cleaning & cleaning) now for the fun part!
we'll be in LA friday & saturday... any friends want to volunteer and let us crash at their place? lol. (but seirously)

k. bye guys.
 [picture by my mother in law, pretty groovy huh?]

Saturday, November 12, 2011

we're flying to california in december.
oh yeah, the tickets are one way flights.
let me rephrase that, we are moving back to california, just before the winter really gets here :) x1000
sean risley photo credit
we've been here in brooklyn for just a little over a year, & really had a great time getting to know this place. it's become clear to both of us that it's not for us...not now, anyway.
the day we made the decision to move back, was followed by a couple weeks of the best weather, ever. i thought, no, shoot, we made the wrong decision.
but no. i'm going to just love coming to visit nyc.
i grew up in spokane, washington, where i had four seasons. but you wont believe how quickly you get unused to bad weather, living in los angeles.
i miss the (west coast) ocean, the fresh salads, 70 degrees most of the year & just the relaxed california lifestyle.

california here we come!!

i'll leave you with some photos.... bye!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

november five

so far this lovely november day has consisted of walking to get a juice then deciding to go to the grocery store to get celery instead & make the juice ourselves.  when we walked in the juice place, in our 'hood, nate decided it wasn't good enough for me (it looked dirty, and didn't make me think of fresh juice), so he started heading for the door and said 'oh, you know? we should probably go get cash,"
i knew what he was trying to do, but i like to mess with him, so i said "huh? why? i gave you my wallet with cash in it" :)

we put celery, pineapple & a tangerine in our juice. i normally fill it up with more greens, but it's fun to have super yummy fruit juice too sometimes!

nate asked me if i liked half his hair pulled back like that, and i said yes, that's how the guys in game of thrones wear their hair,hubba hubba ;) [he looks all serious in that second like he's auditioning for G.O.T] (anyone else nerdy enough to read/watch that?)
well, we have lots of chores to do around the house today (ew), and both of us have been putting it all off until now (8pm!)
i'll leave ya with some neighborhood pics from halloween.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

the leaves are still mostly green, but the snow still decided to show up early! i was in the shower when nate started freaking out saying the snowflakes were HUGE and i better hurry up b/c it's gonna stop. so i rushed out... took pictures, but the snow didn't stop....for hours.
our heater isn't gonig to start working until tomorrow, so we went out and bought a little space heater, b/c our little hairless cats do get cold!
as we walked thru the snow,  and slushy rain that was coming down, carrying the space heater and bags of groceries,  we remembered what it was we don't like about nyc.

it's interesting how our apt felt so foreign to us that first day we moved in, but now really feels like a cozy little home! you really can make anywhere you want, your home.

our pal brando and his band fidlar (noisy, and normally i wouldn't like, but it's really grown on me! i've been to couple shows, and i am loving carmalita & max can't surf).
you're probably like wooah, who's that homeless guy on the right? that would be the lead singer. he wasn't feeling so good by then, i think they had played 6 shows in 3 days for cmj.
cajla flew in for the weekend too!

today was a much nicer day, and we remember why it is we love nyc so much. it was 40 degrees outside, sunny, most of the snow had melted away, and we walked about 4 miles, to our friends house for vegan pancakes, then coffee,  then to goodwill (this time to find nate parts for his costume for halloween), grocery store, burritos... i wish tomorrow was sunday again.

& yep, i put that disgusting random thing on the side of the street on my head. b/c i' like that.
(probably not the smartest thing to do, since there is a bed bug epidemic here...)

ok. that's all i have for now. til next time! soon i hope!