Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Had a lovely little "pick-a-nick" with the Mr. a few weeks ago...Dallas has bee very warm and sunny! Normally this time of year its in the 40's but we have been in the 80's...not sure what that means for this summer...(NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT!!!) But for for now I will just enjoy what time I have and what comes along, as long as my fella is with me we can make the best of anything!!

PS are not those puppies the cutest little things!!?? The kids I nanny for got them a few days ago, there names are Dixie and Darlleen! puppies really are just the best aren't they?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

shop around the corner

So the Mr. and I took a little walking tour of our neighborhood (something we have been meaning to do for quite awhile) last was so lovely outside and the company was as good as it gets!! We went out to do some thrifting and man were we on a hot streak! I found a cute little embroidered tea towel, a copy of Fathers little Dividend (the original Part 2 of Father of the Bride), the husband found a very cool Dior jacket, and my favorite find was the beautiful vintage dancing dress with silver beading that I got for $5.00!!! The rest of the day was spent at whole foods doing some shopping and taste testing, all in all a pretty fantastic day!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

new to me

Here are some new to me little items I am loving right now!
Dress: Vintage, Dolly Pythons(Dallas), Hat: Gap, Shoes: Target.


So, here we are a typical Friday night, where the Mr. and I hem and ha for about an hour while we decide what the evenings activities should be. Eventually we settle on saving money and making dinner at home, watching the Krav maga episode of Human Weapon (so good, I am going to start lessons in it, Israeli street fighting here I come!) and then eventually we each retire to separate activities, of video games for him and a good movie for her! ( p.s. I watched Sarah's Key, and man oh man did I cry my eyes out!! SO good but sooo sad!!)

be my valentine?

So I realize this is a bit late, however my Feb. 14th was too sweet not share! I would like to note that normally in the Martin household this day goes by without to much fuss. My husband is of the conviction that any day where a certain behavior or gift is required is not for him, instead he values the idea of spontaneous goodness to be the order of the day. However for some reason this year we went all out!!.....(and I loved it!!!)....When I ran home around noon to make him lunch I walked into find him cleaning the kitchen!! (CLEANING THE KITCHEN, AMAZING!!!) as well as he had cleaned the rest of the house, now this quite refreshing! We had a lovely little lunch together of Salmon Burgers with blackberry BBQ sauce, and a side of fruit!! Then the day continued with me getting off early from work, and walking in to the apartment only to see my sweet man cooking me Dinner! To top it off he had Roses on the table and some wonderful chocolate waiting for me! He even wrote me a poem on my valentine to go with each rose! Wow what a man!! We had a wonderful dinner by candle light, and listened to some truly cheese-ball 1990's romantic music! I was so very blessed, and surprised, so thanks to my handsome Valentine Mr. Martin!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Heritage Village

A few of the more wonderful shots i got at a trip to the Dallas Heritage Village a few months ago, for some reason I just can not stay away from the creepy photos! (more to come later!)

playing catch up

Here are some pictures from the last couple of months....i have been just awful at up-dating! Shame on me! Some are from when we first arrived in Dallas...(In 'n' Out was one of our first stops!!) and is still a regular on the list of favorite places. The tree is from Christmas at Highland Park Village...and then a picture of my new hair cut ( from November) and ....oh yes New Years with John and Mel, and little Jackie Boy!! Such fun!! Such a blessing we love those kindred spirits! Being with Mel just reminds me of my past and makes me enjoy the present and feel good about the future! I can not wait for another visit, and to meet her new little one Baby Zoey!! PS I am also loving a new to me band called Blind Pilot, out of Portland, i feel like they are a mix between The Shins, (WHO FINALLY HAVE A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT, ITS ONLY BEEN 5 YEARS!!!) and The Head and the Heart.