Archives: November 2010


A few weeks ago marked Sam’s 28th birthday.  There is only one month out of the year where Sam is 3 years older than me….and I milk it for all its worth!  And  yes.  These photos are long overdue…but ahh, better late than never.  In honor of “Movember” and Sam’s respectable stache….I went with the ever played out “mustache theme” for his party.  But really, who doesn’t like a good mustache right?

Needless to say, I went big.  I bought him a motorcycle!  Well, not just me, I had the help from a bunch of our closest friends.  You see, Sam NEVER buys anything for himself.  It’s almost pulling teeth with him to get him to buy something.   I actually love him for that, because I have quite opposite tendencies!  He’s super generous and finds joy in giving over receiving.  I hope I can be just like him when I grow up!  haha.  No, but really.  I KNEW he would never actually go through with buying a motorcycle even though day after day I found him scouring craigslist for a good deal.  SOOOO I decided a motorcycle surprise party was in order!  I wrote all our friends and set up a paypal where everyone could donate to the “fund”…and little by little, I raised enough money to make the purchase.  I felt a bit scummy at first for asking for donations to help my husband get a “dangerous toy”….but after I emailed everyone and realized how excited everyone was to pitch in on the surprise…I felt good about it and knew how much it would mean to Sam know that it was not just a gift from me….but from ALL OF US!  Thanks to all of our amazing friends.  I am still waiting to see Sam shed his first tear in front of me but I think this night he was close!

Vintage 1970’s Honda a.k.a Orange Bang!

Cutest little man in my life:  my nephew, Bruce.  (fitting name for a bad ass biker, wouldn’t you say!?)

woops…stache slip.  This is my family.  I love them a lot.

And this is Mark.  I love him too.


I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!  Sam and I headed east to my parents house in El Cajon and spent the day with my family and cousins.  We played our traditional football game in the morning before feasting on mom’s turkey day spread.  I almost ate the entire green bean casserole!  Not really, but I can’t get enough of that stuff.  It was baby central this year too, which made it all the more fun!  Everyone kept saying how WE ARE NEXT! ….oh boy.  In due time.

Well, Black Friday had nothing on me this year.  Instead of scoring deals at the mall, I slept off my Turkey Coma and didn’t roll out of bed until 10:00.  I can’t remember the last time I slept that long.  It was marvelous.  The day after Thanksgiving, for me, is officially christmas time!  Which means shopping, decorations, Amy Grant and apple cider….yep.  It’s the best time of year.  Sam even hung our lights today.  Good husband.

I did a bit of online browsing for gifts.  I thought i’d share a few shops I found with some great gift ideas :

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Apple Papple Poster / Postcards / Mountains Wallpaper / Stage / Fruit People Cutting Board
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Hidden Birds Print / Fox Eraser Set /  Winter Rabbit Friend Notecard /  Foundling Print

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Heirloom Recipe Box / Pine Wrapping Paper / Harry Had a Bad Feeling Print / Kirie Clock


I put this look together around a tee shirt graphic I designed for Jedidiah that reads “Grow from the Inside”.  The graphic is printed on a long body burnout tunic.  It’s the best kind of tee…long, super soft, and perfect for layering.  This post is a bit premature as the tee will not be available to buy for a few more months on our online store….BUT, I guess you could call this a sneak peak !


It’s hard to believe, but this weekend Sam and I will be celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary!  I hear it all the time, how fast the first year goes, but I didn’t expect it to go THIS fast.  It feels like just yesterday we were exchanging our vows and dancing the night away.  What a great year it’s been.  We are headed to the land of sunshine this weekend, aka Palm Springs, for a bit of R & R.  Lounging poolside, sleeping in, breakfast in bed….ohhhh I want it to be tomorrow already.

Happy weekend to you all.  xo Kelli