Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Black Rose

A dramatic name for a dramatic necklace.
Customize yours in my etsy shop.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bento Bandwagon

We occasionally pack the kids' lunches bento style. It's all the rage in the school cafeteria these days.
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I shouldn't be showing off how processed their lunches are.
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If you've seen 100 days of real food, one family is working hard to eat REAL food and help us as well.
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I'd love to go unprocessed, but it's trickier than it looks, especially when many food at the grocery store are marked "healthy" or "organic," but they are still processed and refined. We're always trying to do better, but for now, I will leave you with a little bento inspiration from the Japanese dollar ($1.50) store.
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Oh, well, I had my share of tv dinners growing up, and I turned out ok (so far)!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lots of legos

In honor of Master Ben's birthday, we took a drive down to Legoland in southern CA.
It did not disappoint! The new Star Wars miniland was a big hit.
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The second day was pretty quiet and there were no lines for any of the rides.
I would imagine if you are a lego fan, larger than life Bionicles and dracula minifigs walking around the park are pretty cool.
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We were even able to squeeze in a walk through lego Sea Life.
Definitely a fun, tiring weekend!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Berkeley Fall

Even thought the weather ALWAYS feels like fall in Berkeley, there are a few signs that it is actually fall.
Mainly that I trade in my converse for boots.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

More European Style Beads

I've expanded the collection! Here is a rhodonite large hole bead capped with two sterling ends - one side with, "This too shall pass," in English, and the other in Hebrew. It is strung on a black braided bracelet with sterling ends that unscrew to add or change the beads. The central bead is surrounded by two black onyx beads, then two sterling beads, all separated by black silicon stoppers.
This beautiful porcelain bead has a light gray and pink floral pattern, and is capped with sterling discs reading, "mother, daughter, sister, friend."
This porcelain bead is strung on a metallic berry flat braided leather cord with sterling ends. The bead caps each read, "love" in both Hebrew and English.
Here is another porcelain bead, also capped with "love" in Hebrew and english, with pink rose design. It is strung on a brown leather cord and surrounded by sterling beads and silicon stoppers.
You can find a limited number of these beads in my etsy shop!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween prep part 2: the Costume

What a bunch! This year we've got a genie, zombie cheerleader, pirate and Harry Potter. And no, Ronnie's not mad. She's trying to do her best zombie impression.
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But this is one mean, mad pirate!
noe pirate

Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween prep part 1: the Pumpkin

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Little pumpkins
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Big pumpkins
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and first time pumpkin pickers
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Lucky charms

A few new designs! These are a little bit edgy, a little bit sparkly, and a lot lucky!
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Cheeseboard: A Berkeley Institution

The Cheeseboard Collective in Berkeley has been around since 1971.
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It is a small pizza restaurant, cheese store and bakery in the gourmet ghetto. You can't miss it because the line is usually around the block.
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They offer one type of pizza per day, take it or leave it, and most people are happy to take it.
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Today Max and I enjoyed crimini mushroom, onion, french goat cheese, mozzarella, fresh herb, garlic, olive oil pizza in celebration of someone's birthday. Thanks, Max!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


lila noe
I wonder what they're talking about!