Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pho you

Dined at our favorite PHO in Seattle last night.
Good for the Body and the Soul
"one of each please"
at UVillage Confectionary. What dreams are made of people.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

aw thanks

real pears.
real thankful.
really love the gingerbread cookie name placers.
real love for my parents and sibs and nieces and nephews.
real glad I have amazing friends.
real happy about being in Seattle again for a wee visit.
real lucky to have a job that I love. a real adult job.
and real grateful for my religion

see teeners post {here}

Friday, November 27, 2009

11.09 Music To My Ears

1. Everyday-Buddy Holly
2. Stan-Eminem
3. Jolene-Dolly Parton
4. Today-Smashing Pumpkins
5. Girls-Beastie Boys
6. Gardenia-Steven Malkmus & The Jicks
7. When My Time Comes-Dawes
8. Here Comes Your Man-Pixies
9. Vice Rag-AA Bondy
10. Forever Young-Jay Z
11. Alligator-Tegan and Sara
12. Ego Remix-Kanye West and Beyonce

10.09 Music To My Ears

Thursday, November 26, 2009


loved. loved. loved. Fantastic Mr. Fox

i need to see it again just so i can catch more of the incredible details.
the clothes! the soundtrack! the characters! the stop motion! the perfect voices!

that tie. need.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

need want want need need want


during an art project today I overheard this little riddle:

first grade girl: Knock Knock
first grade boy: Who's there?

first grade girl: Ms. Metcalf
first grade boy: Ms. Metcalf who?

first grade girl: "I wear really cute clothes"
first grade boy: ...........

Thursday, November 19, 2009

roll out

we got our 'roll' on at Kyoto last weekend.
It was a dream to be back in the presence of salt lake's finest.
i know. i know what you're thinking. she's the prettiest thing you've ever seen. that maggie.
showstopper she is.

behind the lens, another slam dunk (Kristine duh)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

don't get mad

This is the backpack I've been looking for. Mom---Can we figure out how to make a backpack when I'm home again?

I'm going to figure out how to do this. So, Grandma---I'll see you this week for a lesson.

I'm making this right now.

lambs ear
for me, for you

Friday, November 13, 2009


Does that car bug me? Yes.

Lunch at Lowell's. Ya know...Sleepless in Seattle...when Tom Hanks and that guy eat lunch at that counter. That one.

The "it" girl.

New Favorite Jam. Drool. And with plain yogurt. I'll never go back to pre-mixed fruit yogurt again. (okay, a little dramatic)

Honey, Honey. Flavors you haven't even heard of yet. Hazelnut Honey, Lime Honey, Lemon Honey...mind blowing honey.
It's a must-see in Seattle.
I go every time I visit home.
Thanks Mom for taking me!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

olly olly oxin free

I am having way to much fun in my parents picture folder.

Can you handle these two? I mean really.
If you tell me I look like her I'll kiss you. An ekiss that is.

when I chop my hair I want to do this. so epic.

"What a guy!"

front right
front and center
That Dad of mine.
Pictures from his Mission
London, England

Apples and Orange

My mom teaches a cooking class for the Relief Society. It's a slam dunk for the ladies.
The theme was "Apples and Orange" (Full of Apple recipes and many in Orange color)

On the menu:

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Sweet Potato and Black Beans Burrito
(excellent and apparently factors out to $1.29 a burrito)

Glazed Butternut Squash

Apple Pie

Little Mini Pies the ladies made to take home

Others that were on the menu (but not necessarily made):

Indian Inspired Butternut Squash

Brown Basmati Rice with Butternut Squash

Apricot Chicken

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Apple Custard Tart

Apple Bundt Cake

Apple Crisp for Two

email me if you're interested in any of these recipes.

(then I'll email my mom. )

Sunday, November 8, 2009

every time

Last nights after party consisted of
another one bites the dust.
thank you Queen
and thank you Showbox
for kicking me out while dancing to this goodness.
can't stop, won't stop

Well, I think that I have found myself out on the floor

I've seen them in Rexburg, ID...epic
I've seen them in Salt Lake City, UT...epicer
And now I've seen them in Seattle, WA...epicist
I'd see them a thousand times over
Ghostland Observatory knows a good show.

I have GOT to start smiling with my teeth. What has gotten into me?

The lazors are a nice touch.
See for yourself:

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Are you mad?
Cause I've been sleeping in your bed?
And it's heavenly.

breathe easy

After Egan's drool worthy post about Pointer shoes my mom and I went on a mission to find them. My mom was crushing on these. And I, these. Our first stop brought us to Lambs Ear
boutique in Fremont. They didn't have Pointer's, but they did have $300+ shoes that were so glorious I think my heart stopped once or twice. We then went downtown and hit Totokaelo. Sweet mercy people, i die. A.P.C., Rachel Comey, Y's by Yohji Yamamoto, Slow and Steady Wins The Race. I wanted to just pet, stroke, obsess over every piece. Some boutiques that I go in are frankly gross: over priced for lame clothes that only the House Wives of Orange County would fall for. But this, this is utter beauty and perfectly executed. I wish you could have seen it. Egan and Kristine- we'll have to take you to see this place over Thanksgiving. Really though, how in my life can I have enough self-control to save my pennies for pieces like this, or these, or this?

image from Totokaelo

Friday, November 6, 2009

float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

My Mom and I took a roadie to Portland yesterday. We took a tour about the Nike Campus where my cousin works.
My favorite part was the Idea Lab. An incredible library and place for creative inspiration. Whiteboard tables with bins of post-its. A 360 of inspiring books, trophies, shoe-boxes, modern furniture, little figurines.
Nike has an amazing history and still more in the making. I loved seeing the people that work there---such style! It was the ultra-cool for sure. Lots of Nike kicks. I even saw the guy that designed the Air Force 1. Epic.
This picture is of a track (duh) that is part of the Nike Campus. It was gorgeous with all the leaves. I was about to run a few laps myself.
We headed to the Nike employee store. UH OH---it was a score.
Thanks to my girl, Kimberly for recommending Mother's Bistro in downtown Portland.

We walked around downtown Portland. I LOVE this city. Like, I can't wait to go back.
Oops. A little windy.