Thursday, October 28, 2010

break out the coats!

it is starting to get chilly! break out the fall and winter coats! i hear a pair of brown boots calling my name! i just have to sew some missing button on my dressier winter coats and i will be good for the winter! totally digging a messy bun these days when my unbelievably long hair gets in the way. (it is the longest it has been... EVER!)

Monday, October 25, 2010

fall faves!

i love fall, however, Colorado only has a short fall season before the snow starts!

Here are a few of my favorite things:

pretty fall leaves

photos by moi

cozy sweaters

pretty scarves

and plenty of warm drinks!

it has already started snowing in the mountains! the ski areas are starting to open! here's to fall, while it lasts!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

oh anthro!

had my second interview with anthropolgie this morning and this is what i wore:
billabong chambray shirt, gap blue khakis, vintage belt, miz mooz wedges.

good thing cause i got the job!


how cute is this fabric?! quick, simple envelope pillow cover. love love love!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Vancouver, eh?

the whole time we were in Canada we couldn't stop saying Vancouver, eh? we thought we were hysterical however, i think we only heard 2 Canadians say it!

anyways.... we went up to Grouse Mountain the next day via the seabus and public bus system. public transit was nice, clean and new. the whole city was nice and clean! also everyone is super eco-friendly. back to the point... we picked the worst day to go up to Grouse Mountain because while it wasn't raining in the city, it was pouring at the mountain! stupidly we left our rain jackets at the hotel because the weather report said it was to clear up in the afternoon. needless to say we now each own 2 raincoats and live in a city where it rarely rains. what-evs! we got a glimpse of the 2 grizzly bears that live in a 5 acre habitat at the top of the mountain. they were huge! sadly it was raining so hard that we didn't take any pictures because we worried that it would damage our camera. we missed out on the lumberjack show, hiking, and taking the chairlift to the windturbine at the tippy top the mountain. it is okay since there was no visibility, we could hardly see 10 feet in front of us!

back down at the bottom we saw 1 of the 3 wolves in their 2 acre refuge. this one is beta.

pretty! i wish we could have heard them howling!

when we got back to the hotel we went to the hot tub to warm up!

of course the next day called for rain but it ended up being gorgeous! grr. just means we will have to go back!

oh, Canada!

this past weekend was our first anniversary! we celebrated in Vancouver, BC with lots of sightseeing and lots of yummy eats! unfortunately some of our pictures didn't come out (i think our dslr auto dial got turned to manual in my bag), but here are some of the shots that come out okay. the weather was kinda of gloomy and rainy but that didn't stop us from having a great time!

we took a Zodiac boat tour and raced all over the harbor and checkout some of the islands nearby. we also played on the wake of the gigantic BC Ferries! the boat zoomed super close to the empty cargo ships anchored in the harbor, those suckers are huge! we also had to wear dry suits, like a onsie ski suit! i am glad we didn't need to use them!

john looking flashy in his dry suit!

yea-ya! they also had geeky googles for us to wear, which we didn't wear. the suits were enough!

harbour seals sunning themselves! we also saw a quick glimpse of some porpoise, 2 bald eagles lots and lots of seals!

Vancouver has amazing food and a huge street food scene but this takes the cake! it is called Japadog and it is amazing! sausages, hotdogs, kobe beef with an array of toppings. john's had nori and some amazing sauce, mine had red onions, sourkraut and plum sauce...ooh, i also added wasabi mayo. yum!

we got the Japadogs after out Zodiac boat tour- i look a little wind blown!

check, check!

new gingham shirt! gifted fabric from momma (seriously came home with half a suitcase of fabric when i went to see them in NC!), super easy, too bad fall is here! maybe i can layer... anywhoos... it has a schnazzy rolled collar, next time i will just make the front roll. so many projects! i discovered the Denver Fabric brick and mortar store, think 25,000 sq ft of fabric bolts at seriously awesome prices. with that said, i have a bunch of fall projects i need to get to!