Saturday, December 31, 2011

Heading south for winter

Just like us, the grackles have headed south for winter, and thousands of them decided that the intersection of West Belfort and Post Oak is a great place to settle for winter. My mom was kind enough to pull into the Krogers so I could snap a few Instagrams.



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bugs and gems

We are making the most of our time in Houston (not just eating ribs), and went to the butterfly center at the Museum of Natural Science

and let the kids run through the gem vault.

The highlight for Ronnie was picking out a geode and cracking it open to find her own gems.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Blast Off

Ben got to go to NASA during this visit in Houston.
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I got to skip that one...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Berkeley girl

Her name may be from San Francisco, but Noe is all Berkeley.



Thursday, December 22, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Hidden Hummingbirds

I would suggest that there is no possible way to get a decent picture of a hummingbird with an iPhone 3GS, but that didn't stop me from trying. See if you can find the hummingbirds in these pictures from Tomales Bay.

Friday, December 2, 2011


We will continue this week of hats with Noe. Can you stand this mug?

My second link up with LifeRearranged!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Where'd you get that shirt?

"Oh, my mom took me to JoAnn, and I picked out the fabric, and then she cut and sewed it into a shirt for me."
lila dress

Go, me!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011


Ronnie and Grandma
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Lila at the mall with Mommy
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Noe the Thinker
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And a little Occupy Berkeley

My first link up with LifeRearranged!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Earlier and earlier

She may not be able to walk, but Noe can send a great text message.
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Low tide

We explored a tide pool in Half Moon Bay this weekend. A little rocky and slippery, but very cool finds at low tide. Lila searched for anemones in a backpack on Edwin's back, Ben splashed around in his rain boots, Ronnie picked out a million awesome rocks she couldn't take home,

I watched hermit crabs and took pictures (of course),

and little Noe stayed close to shore with Grandma and Grandpa who were visiting for Halloween weekend.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sick day = new pieces

It's never fun to be sick,

but it is fun to cuddle with a sweet baby all day and make a few new designs. This bracelet set features beautiful pyrite roses and metallic bronze braided leather.

and this one has a lovely large rose quartz with a bronze buddha and lotus.

The rose quartz is one of a kind, so get this one in my etsy shop before it's gone!

Monday, October 24, 2011


Here is the gang before Ben's Pumpkin Patch Dress Up Jumpy House Birthday Bash.
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I know, I know, where is Lila's Medusa costume. She is 3 and fickle. And a ham.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A whole new shopping avenue

Did you know that if you wear a women's size 8 shoe or smaller, you can wear GIRL'S shoes! It's true! SO, if I happen to be shopping for the kids at Nordstrom (Rack), and find some awesome shoes, I can get them for me.

And what's better, you can wear matching shoes with your 7-year old.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Metallic Berry

So rich. So supple.
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Find it in my little bracelet shop!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Who needs princesses?

What three year old little girl wants to be a princess when she can be Medusa!
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Now, if I can just keep her away from the princess costumes at Target, we might have a winner for Halloween.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fleet week

This makes the Ostrin boys very happy.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Beach fun

Stinson beach in Marin.

Isn't this bracelet so beachy and earthy!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's in the details

These beautiful fasteners make the bracelet!


I call this one...Twilight (ie the Vampire movie)

and the Gold Rush.

Find them in my little bracelet shop.

Friday, September 30, 2011

New for every day

You'll never want to take these off. These great mixed metal nugget necklaces will be in my shop soon.

Silver and gold, or gold and silver?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Black and bronze wrap

This is my newest bracelet style - a leather beaded wrap bracelet. It is made from a beautiful metallic bronze leather with black beads. It wraps twice on the wrist and fastens with a sterling silver button.
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It dresses up a t-shirt and jeans perfectly!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Redwood wildlife

Besides a chipmunk and this little guy making waves,
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this caterpillar was the only wildlife we saw in Muir Woods.
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He was in a hurry to get somewhere.

I know, I know. You don't go to a redwood forest to see wildlife.

How lucky are we that this is just about in our backyard!