Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Baby Morgan

Santa brought our friends Robyn & Don an early Christmas present this year!  Baby Morgan!  Omar and I got the opportunity to meet her this Sunday.  She was so sweet and precious! We love her so much and can't wait to see her again!
I think she looks just like a toy baby doll in this picture. 

Christopher Radko!!

A Christmas gfit from our friends Robyn & Don!  Thank you so much!  WE LOVE IT!

This represents our 2009 wedding in Texas that Robyn & Don attended.  They were our guests who traveled the furthest! 

I heart Christopher Radko ornaments and the vintage feel of blown glass ornaments.  I've been trying to decide on a theme for my future Christmas trees and this is it!

Monday, December 21, 2009


I think I might have to frame these shots!  Omar has been a good sport about posing for me!  Thanks, Love!  And it turns out that he might have a knack for photography as well.  The last picture was taken by him.

Bus Stop

This pictures makes me laugh! Omar was a little hesitant to sit next to the used medical gloves!

I think you would call these pictures overexposed.  I didn't mean for them to turn out this way, but I thought it was a cool mistake!

What a wonderful life

What a wonderful weekend.  It was so nice.  We ran a few errands, watched movies, received Christmas gifts from the Zennadis, and welcomed Baby Morgan to the world! 

Oh, and we practiced with our camera a lot.  So I have some fun pictures I will share with you throughout the day. 

First pictures - dinner last night!  Yummy!  Omar and I made rosemary steak with blue cheese, home-made whole wheat mac-n-cheese, and broiled cauliflower.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Shake it

Some of my new favorite pictures from my iPhone!!!  Yes, Omar and I got iPhones from Omar's parents.  I've been a very good girl this year!


Friday, December 18, 2009

O Holy Night

If you know me, you know that I've been listening to Christmas since the day after Halloween.  Download this free version of O Holy Night by Night Night at 21st & Ivy.  It's really pretty!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I love this charcoal wall paint (benjamin moore "deep space").  I have a picture that I tore out of a magazine of a bathroom in this color.  One day when I can paint my own place without having to worry about my landords....

For now I guess I can live with my charcoal blog backdrop!

Christmas cards

Now that I've finally mailed out my Christmas cards, I can share them with you!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Party Recap

I must say that I think our Christmas party went really well!  It seemed like everyone was comfortable and having fun.  And, I'm pretty sure everyone had enough to drink because we went through a case of beer, 8 bottles of wine, 4 bottles of champagne, and a bottle of wiskey!

Here are some pictures!  I actually didn't get alot of of my guests...I was too busy being a good hostess!  The few pictures I did get where the ones who lasted till the end!

Darcy & Brig
Dale, Randy, & Brooke
Courtney & Gypsy

Omar and I also went to an Oakland Raiders game on Sunday.  It was Omar's first NFL game!  I think he enjoyed it, especially since we were seated in a luxury suite!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Everybody is workin' for the weekend!

Who's ready for the weekend?  Me!  I'm so excited for this weekend for several reasons!  First and foremost, my Christmas party is this weekend.  The house is all clean and ready so that is a huge relief.  Secondly, I'm getting a mani/pedi tonight after work.  I can't even remember the last time I got my nails done - it's been awhile.  Third, I'm so excited to play with my camera during the daylight.  Hopefully it won't rain all weekend!  Also, Brooke & Randy have graciously accepted my offer to take pictures of them before the party!  I'm a little nervous, because I hate being bad - *fingers crossed* that some of the pictures turn out and maybe I have a knack for this!

Does anyone read this blog?  I know someone does because I see my counter at the bottom go up daily.  But no one ever leaves comments.  Boo!

Have a wonderful weekend.  I can't wait to share pictures of the party with you!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Buttermilk pancake mix with chunks of Mo's Bacon Bar, which combines applewood smoked bacon and Alder sea salt with deep milk chocolate.  $12.

I heart books

I was just looking at my bookshelf last night thinking I needed more space!  Please welcome my future living room.  

4th edition - Old Sould New Heart

Welcome to the 4th edition of the perfect Christmas gifts!  All these are from Old Soul New Heart.  I'm loving this shop, and want everything!  And not bad prices.

Planning a wedding?

How cute are these invitations from Lauren Lowe Design's Etsy shop?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

This one is for you, Summer

Check out this awesoem post on Little Green Notebook to turn this $40 Ikea dresser

into this

Monday, December 7, 2009

Weekend Recap

Wow, what a productive weekend!  Omar and I were go, go, go this weekend.  Here's a quick recap:

 Saturday:  run with Gypsy / primp / baby shower where I got to be photographer / UT football game / primp / Christmas party / champagne and beer / walked home and enjoyed the beautiful night / home and in bed before midnight

Sunday:  The Grove / much needed groceries at Safeway / finally new luggage at Target / caught up with 2.5 Baughmans in Burlingame / drive home in the rain / crazy crowded Trader Joe's for more groceries / camera bag at Best Buy / Omar work / addressing Christmas cards (but still need stamps) / two Lifetime Christmas movies, wine, and the heater / sleep

All this go, go, go didn't leave much time for me to study my camera!

How was your weekend?

Am I helping?

Here is the THIRD edition of my holiday gift guide!  Let me know if you end up using any of my ideas.  I hope I'm helping someone out there.

Monogrammed Ladybird Sunday Tote

Texas Pillow from Love California's Etsy shop

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas gifts guide #2

Here is the 2nd edition of Whitney's 2009 Holiday gift guide!

Shirtdress (on sale at Kate Spade)

California Pillow from Love, California's Etsy Shop

Felted Rose Headband from Snugar's Etsy Shop

Sweater Knit Throw from Pottery Barn

Infant Shoes from Small Bean's Baby Etsy Shop

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Practice makes perfect

Here's a shot of me and my camera.  Kind of hard to take self-portraits!

Gypsy welcomes you to our home!

My hot hubby

Omar took this picture of me