Friday, October 30, 2009

There should have been Buffalos...

We had a great time at Santa Rosa Plateau yesterday. We spent about 3 hours roaming all the trails and even though we never saw any mountain lions to Jake's chagrin we did see a family of deer that never ran away. They were still there even 1 1/2 hours later. In VA we always saw female or baby deer but I was excited to see a buck.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Family Photo Madness

I'm trying to plan out my family photo. Not an easy thing when it involves 7 people. 7 People who all have their own rules for the photo shoot... it's going to be rough but I'm up for the challenge.
Task one: convince my brother to cut his hair. My parents are officially "those parents" now.
Task two: come up with outfits that look great on everyone. That'll be fun. Trying to make an 11 year old girl and a 15 year old girl happy at the same time will be challenging.
Task 3-10: Location, Getting everyone together, Hair, Make-up, Smiles or Happy Faces...etc...

According to my iPhoto this is the last semi-group photo I have of us minus mom, Johnathan and Jake. This was May 2008...

This one was taken in August of this year but it's minus me, Johnathan and Jake.
We will get this right. Fun!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Jake and I spent our Honeymoon almost 1 year ago at Disney World. We want to go back... the pictures that we took will have to do for now. We don't want to even go to Disney Land because we know it just won't be the same. It was just all too perfect I guess. :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

This Charming Girl

You must check out This Charming Girl. A lot of her stuff -and some of my favorites- are sold out because they are so wonderful but hopefully there will be more works of art soon. And I really like the book locket, you don't normally see that.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I've done the profile before but nothing like these awesome silhouettes from Paper Cuts by Joe.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Parisian Apartment

Designer Christian Lacroix's Paris apartment
I really like the floor to ceiling windows and that beautiful fireplace. I wish I could find a clearer picture of it. And the hardwood floors are not just a straight forward flow of wood like you usually see but  put together in some patterned way. I would also like to see the black and white striped couch without all the patterns on it.

Away for a Couple Days

Jake and I are going to celebrate our first year anniversary a bit early by going to South Coast Winery and doing nothing but relaxing in one of their villas and enjoying time by the pool. We won't be bringing our computers and I can't wait. Yay! I want to get up early and watch the hot air balloons go by. Too bad I'm too chicken to get in one.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Found at the opening night of the Taubman Museum of Art in November 2008. It was also the same day as my wedding. I unfortunately don't remember the artists name and the photograph probably isn't still hanging in the museum but it's still so beautiful. I know the butterflies are probably fake but I like to think they are real.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I Want This Bed

This is like a Fairytale bed and I love it! Found in Anthropologie and wanted both by mother and daughter.

Someone buy this for me for Christmas...

Good Times is Finally Up and Going

Jake has his website dedicated to his best friend JJ up so check it out if you want a good laugh.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

11th Birthdays

Friday was my youngest sister Hailey's 11th birthday and so today we all went to the American Girl Doll store in LA to celebrate. It was awesome I have to say. The food was yummy and the atmosphere was great. But afterwards my mom, my sister Madison and I wandered around the grove and did some pre-Christmas window shopping. I had to practically pull them away from Anthropologie. We found some great stuff while we were there:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Beautiful photography by Jennifer Squires. Enjoy!

I want to visit Greece, eat cupcakes and buy flowers now.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


The next two weeks are full of birthdays starting with my mom's birthday today.

Happy birthday mom!

Love, Jac

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hand Rolled Sushi

I love sushi. LOVE it. And I'm up for trying almost any kind. The other night I went out to dinner with a few of my co-workers and they insisted on bringing me to this mom and pop Japanese place. Good call! I had never been to a place that offers both cut rolled and hand rolled sushi. I never even knew there was a difference. So I got the hand rolled so I could see what it was like and I really liked it, even though it was a bit hard to eat since you have to hold it kind of like an ice cream cone and the seaweed wrap is a bit chewy. Besides that it was great. And now I REALLY miss Disney World where Jake and I would visit Epcot's Japan a lot and enjoy their awesome food. Honeymoons are such fun!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lonny Magazine

After the sad demise of Domino I'm glad to see someone has started a new magazine to fill the gap. Even if it is an online magazine its really worth checking out here: Lonny Magazine

Just Stick It

I think wall decals can work if you really plan it well and avoid "tacky".
My favorites are the simple ones like this one:

also by Walldecor