So, for whatever reason, I have not been super excited for Halloween this year. I dont know why, but I decided not to go all out on a costume and just wear what I made last year IF I even decided to do anything. Friday during the day I took the kids I nanny to their Dad's work Halloween Party at Wieden + Kennedy. It was so so fun. They go all out there and it was so great to spend time with the kids away from out typical schedule. Friday night we ended up going to a friends party. It was super duper fun. So many of my friends were there and it was such a rad party. I had a wonderful time and had to be dragged out by the boyfriend because he had to work the next morning. Unfortunately I must have had a bit too much fun because the next day my time was spent between my bed and the bathroom. UGH. Oh well. The rest of the weekend has been spend doing massive amounts of crafts and reading/watching all things Vampire related! I have had a wonderful and (mostly) relaxing weekend. Tonight the boyfriend and I are staying in, eating candy and watching the Harry Potters ( I hate scary movies and dont have cable so this is as Halloweeny as my dvd collection gets:) 

Happy Happy Halloween Loves!

beautiful shoot.


Loving this Vanity Fair shoot for the new HBO show Boardwalk Empire. So beautiful.




& why am I letting it all pass me by?

on my way...


I am an idealist.
I don't know where I'm going

but I'm on my way.
- Carl Sandburg



10.10.10 - 11.11.11 // a project


Another daily photo project. 
Yep. Basically just a 365 project but with cooler start and end dates.
I am hoping that it will challenge me to photography my surroundings in addition to my portrait work.
I posted two picks today, the first day, partly because I couldnt choose and partly because it made the blog just look better.
Please follow along if you like.



Is it wrong how excited I am for today?
Its not a SUPER special day, but I am all smiles.
I have the day of from my nanny gig, which is always fun but even better today since yesterday was a 16 hour day.
The boyfriend is working so its one of those alone time kind of days.
I have two meetings, both with rad people.
I have errands to run, and they are the fun kind.
Some editing to finish, of all friendly faces.
A new book to read.
A potential trip to the park with my puppy.
A definite trip to the couch with my puppy this evening for some snuggles and a chick flick. 
Some furniture painting.
& Ive already kicked this fabulous day off with a cup of hot chocolate!
I love today.




Today was amazing. 
It started off so great, mostly because I got to sleep in. Sigh. 
I got to sit in bed sip my coffee and snuggle with the boyfriend and my puppy. Its so great to be able to savor those moments in those illusive morning hours. 
Noon came around so I headed off to work, but on my way, I saw a little dog wondering around by himself. I always stop when I see a dog. Always. I cant stand the thought of something happening to them with out any effort on my part. I stopped and saw that he had a collar but no tag. He was darty and just seemed lost. So I called him over and after a couple of minutes he let me pick him up and put him in my car. He was so sweet and took to me right away. I brought him to my work and put him in the back yard. He was such a delight. I took a couple of photos and put him on craigslist with my number right away. After a while it got pretty cold out so I brought some blankets out and he sat on my lap and fell asleep. After the kiddos woke up from nap we headed to a vet to check for a chip, but there wasnt one. And the only place in Portland that will take a healthy stray was closed today. CLOSED, all day. So weird. I hadnt gotten any bites on the CL ad either. So I brought him home with me. We went to the dog park with Dex and they played together so well. It was great. He has been snuggling with me all night and I am completely smitten with him. I just hope I can help find his family. I would so much rather do that than just drop him at animal control. Please think happy thoughts for him (shhh, I call him Petey).

But the best part of today was that it was my first day of fall. It was the first day thats felt crisp and cool and had that smell, you know that fall smell. It was the first day that felt fall. And I just felt good today. Happy, light and driven. I loved today. 
How was your day?


[par-uh-shoot] noun, verb, -chut·ed, -chut·ing.
a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device for allowing a person, to float down safely through the air from a great height.

“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty