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July 27, 2010


I would say “weekend” but the lines between week and weekend are awfully blurry as of late. I seem to be in the habit of blogging Tuesday – Thursday, which is less than I hope to but sometimes all I can manage.

But look at these things I took pictures of over the “weekend”:

Dashiell has his first taste of “food”. Which is actually this flakey instant rice stuff that you mix with breastmilk until it’s basically like milk soup. Supposedly it’s whole grain, though I didn’t see anything wholesome about the box of white flakes. Can’t wait until I can make my own millet cereal for him. Yummm.

We have a miniature Easter Island sort of situation going on along the bike path where we run. There are literally hundreds of these balanced rock sculptures lining the Ballona Creek. Creek should actually be “creek” (lot’s of quotes in this post) because it’s actually an inlet/outlet from the marina, but whatever. And I’ve seen the guy who makes them. He’s out there every day stacking and stacking and stacking.

Finally got around to finishing the bumper for Dashiell’s crib. I’m in love the fabric. It’s vintage Marimekko I found at Lincoln Fabrics, of which I proceeded to purchase ever last inch last December. I’m not so in love with my sewing skills, but those could potentially improve.

Also of note, cooking from the garden. I’m on my second batch of Jamie Oliver’s pickles. They are amazing. I think I’m going to try green beans next. And then make small jars of cukes for xmas presents. Might as well get ahead while the garden is giving.

And we made it out to the otheroom for a little rosé in celebration of Melanie’s birthday. Do you want to hear how nice my husband is? We were supposed to switch off pushing Dashiell around Abbot Kinney so we could each have a dllinkkity-dllrink, but I was so ecstatic to be out in the world, sipping chilled wine and socializing with other adults that he let me stay in the bar the whole time.


  1. jamie said on July 27, 2010


    man I NEED to start pickling.

    And? get that old sewing machine out of the closet and *attempt* something.

  2. Emily said on July 27, 2010

    Lovely photos! And that vintage fabric is do DIE FOR! Love homemade baby things.

  3. Shannyn said on July 27, 2010

    I went for a long run along that path on Saturday and saw those rocks, too! I wonder what's on that guy's mind to do that. =)

  4. The French said on July 27, 2010

    I went for a long *ss bike ride down that path a few weeks ago and saw that guy as well!

    Oh and I need those pickles now:)

  5. Anonymous said on July 27, 2010

    Could you please post a link for the pickle recipe you used? Thanks!

  6. Anonymous said on July 27, 2010

    My little one just had her first taste of rice cereal this week too. I made my own baby food for my two older ones, but always bought the boxed organic cereal. This time I made my own from organic short-grain brown rice. The site is a great resource. It was so easy with my Vitamix blender. Love your blogg!!

  7. Marty J. Christopher said on July 28, 2010

    I love those sculptures! How cool is that? Your weekends sound so productive! I don't know how you do all that you do…and with a baby! I'm constantly in awe of your many talents and ability to keep it all together.

  8. Simply Mel said on July 28, 2010

    The pickles looks AMAZING ~ went to the Jamie Oliver site and was lost in my search.

    Please link, pretty please?!? {and of course, no hurry}

  9. Nikki said on July 28, 2010

    Yes, please post a link for the pickle recipe. They look fantastic!

  10. 3LambsStudio said on July 28, 2010

    Lovely photos – and your son is so adorable!

  11. olivia rae said on July 28, 2010

    wow, you are lucky – he sounds like a GEM. also, vintage marimekko fabric? that is incredible, and even if you aren't, I'm impressed by your sewing skills!

  12. Jennifer said on July 29, 2010

    Are those rocks in San Diego? There's a guy there at Seaport that does the same thing! He's even on youtube!

  13. Theonlyfashionprincess said on July 29, 2010

    Your son is such a sweetheart! If you want, follow my blog too. I've started it a few days ago and I hope I'll have soon more "followers". Thankyou!

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