Monday, September 28, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

too much.

loving lola a bit too much right now, but I don't mind because my heart is with her.

more updates and dialogue to come, but for now i'll hold close to my heart the last few weeks that are so precious to me.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

we're famous!

well, kinda sorta...not really.

our wedding photographer updated his website and we made it to his latest portfolio!

Friday, July 24, 2009

currently playing

Walk down the sidewalk,
Staring at your feet,
Wishing my steps were longer,
So by your sides I could keep.

Hold your hand much bigger,
Never wanted mine to grow,
So I could always fit perfect,
Inside your palms just so.

No one loves me just like you do,
No one knows me just like you do,
No one can compare to the way my eyes fit in yours,
You'll always be my father,
And I'll always be your joy.

Lay me on your belly,
Nights when mama wasn't home,
Lightning made me shiver,
And you never let me feel alone.

I tried to match your breathing,
Beating my little heart against yours,
Perfect were the nights we were sleeping,
I never want to end what we are.

'Cause no one loves me just like you do,
And no one knows me just like you do,
No one can compare to the way my eyes fit in yours,
You'll always be my father,
And I'll always be your joy.

One day he'll come on bended knee,
And ask my love away from thee,
And when I give my love to him,
You'll always have a place within.

One day he'll come on bended knee,
And ask my love away from thee,
And when I give my love to him,
You'll always have a place within.

No one loves me just like you do,
No one knows me just like you do,
No one can compare to the way my eyes fit in yours,
You'll always be my father,
And I'll always be your joy.

Friday, July 17, 2009

le sigh

9 months later, I am reminded how blessed we were on this day.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

via dear abby.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

ay mami!!!!

finally, excited to Puerto Rico trip, and the pretty sweet condo we'll be staying at.

hurray for MAT-THU!!!

View Matt & Thu's PR Wedding in a larger map

color love

...x's INIFINITY! {shotgun}

source: YourDailyWed

Thursday, July 2, 2009

PREVIEW tag sale a commitment to my public resolutions...
A PREVIEW SALE for friends/family before I sell elsewhere.
[eeps, edit - i already started!]
A sad but cleansing moment for LoveLola's closet. {le sigh}

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

40 years of bliss

Dear friends -- Just a short glimpse into the party we threw for mama & papa on Sunday, June 28th - forty years after they first wed in Newark, NJ at the Sacred Heart (then) Cathedral. My parents if you didn't know already, are close to my bestest friends, even though I will never tell them - shh! And while it was a little stressful the days leading to the party, I am so glad we were able to pull it off! I will follow up with some details on the easy projects, but for now here is the digital slideshow looping in my head.


P.S. - I have a new found appreciation for my people and brethren in the Fil-Am community in Bergenfield, but more on that later.

Amy's Garden
41 Legion Drive, Bergenfield NJ

the easiest banner in the world, thanks to leftover marigold legal paper, string and a forgiving laser printer.

the thing I love most about Amy's garden is the outdoor tents, umbrellas and the undisclosed gazebo.

the opposite side: simple centerpiece for the table;
this side: mom & dad's love story, a la Mad Libs style - first table to win gets lotto tickets!

It's a good thing that in 29 years, I've learned how to lie, and lie well to my parents -
they were definitely surprised beyond belief!
(even though mom scolded me and yelled at me minutes before revealing the surpise.)

such a happy and cheery cake a la Christine's Bakeshop: 1/2 Pandaan, 1/2 Mocha

Quick slideshow a la Picasa.

Twelfth of Never - song & dance (yes, my mom MADE him sing the songs before this twirl.)

Not only do I love this idea (borrowed from my bridal shower), but that the silk forsythia arrangement was 'borrowed' from mama's house the night before - sneaky, I am. They are also significant because these flowers were in full bloom when mom first came to the states.

Baquiran/Corrales clan - too many generations to count in this pic, but lovely all the same!
[Facebook tagged version here!]

Last, but not least: the magic 10!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

used to... offended by images like these. Should I?

cahmon google, really? {not inspired to be ninja-esque right now.}


I admit that post-wedding, I still want another wedding. Not because I was not satisfied with mine - still inner-glowing! - but that there are so many great ideas out there and so little time!

In lieu of getting married again (eeps!) - I'll be throwing my parents - with the help of my brothers - a surprise 40th Wedding Anniversary party on Sunday.

And then I see this exciting 'pop-up' and holding myself back from taking an extended lunch break out to BK:

sigh. sigh. sigh.

Monday, June 22, 2009

my goodies, my goodies

project #2 | goodie bags for the 20 some children coming to this party. yoinks!
- Bachman pretzel sticks (always fun to 'fake-smoke' them)
- Kirkland trail mix
- Linden's chocolate chip cookies
- notepad, stickers, pretty pencil...all that good stuff!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's time to quit my day job!

11:30 - purchase supplies
12:30 - arrive home; prepare lunch for 2
1:00 - start project
3:00 - complete project
$5.99 wildflower seeds
$3.00 envelopes
$8.99 --> 75 favors = $.12 each!

Friday, June 19, 2009

i never knew

how people fall upon my photos in flickr since i'm a lazy tagger, but a recently chosen fave pushes me to share with you all:

skip here for further detail | le sigh.

Monday, June 15, 2009


By far, the best $1.90 i've spent in a long, long time. I love you Rob Ryan; you're the reason i've started my small paper cuts collection in our stairway. {sorry, don't know why still full price.}

- don't know why i've not sent out all the invites yet.
- don't know why i've been so incommunicado lately.
- don't know why i feel i've been in limbo the past two weeks.
- don't know why i can't pull it all together lately, but i have to.

all i know is - you/it/they/them/him/her/ours: is on my mind.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

madewell for mama's day

+ I think I'm making this my new 'homepage'.
(who refers to 'homepages' anymore?)

+ I am a HUGE fan of the handwritten.

+ Did you call you call your mama?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

too blessed to be stressed, right?

thanks to wonderful ladies in my life who keep my spirits up.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Corner of 1st St. & Twisby

you would find this intriguing remodel on the other side of the tracks.

explore google street view here.

a day in the wood

while getting my jersey gas pumped, caught a glimpse of this intriguing public art work of bars & tone.

Friday, May 1, 2009

i needed this today.

Common sense is
genius dressed in
its working clothes.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, April 27, 2009

she makes me feel old/young at the same time.


my precious bella,
minus 1 tooth, plus new makeup.

and this little bugger is too cute to be cranky
(but she was.)
Happy 4th Birthday Angie!

this or that

i have a new hope.


still recovering from a most wonderful weekend.
{ to be continued }

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I <3 New Hope

act one:
Flemington, NJ

act two:
New Hope, PA

act three:
Lambertville, NJ

Friday, April 24, 2009

[in] place

Have you ever come across a product and thought to yourself: YOU STOLE MY IDEA!

150 + 1

reached 150 posts. pretty nice miss love}{lola!

ps - YES, i really did start a new (venture) blog yesterday on the eve of the 150th.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Just in time.


THE chief operating officer of award-winning NYC-TV played a starring role yesterday in his own law-and-order drama when he was arrested for allegedly siphoning more than $60,000 from the station, authorities said.

Trevor Scotland, 38, former No. 2 exec at NYC-TV, which operates city-owned Ch. 25, was charged with pocketing advertising money that should have gone to the city.

Officials said Scotland kept 80 percent of the more than $60,000 that came in between March 2007 and April 2008, while a cohort pocketed 20 percent.

The money came from at least six advertisers, including Miller Brewing Co.

Scotland, who lives in Brooklyn and joined the city station in 2004, resigned last month. He had earned $99,000.

He was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit federal wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years upon conviction.

Scotland was a producer of Ch. 25's best-known show "Secrets of New York," about hidden spots in the city and hosted by Kelly Choi, who always appeared in a black, floor-length slicker raincoat.

Investigators said they are working with the department that oversees NYC-TV to "strengthen internal controls."

Village Voice, North Country Gazette.

welcome to the WOOD.

Kate's Paperie
new warehouse | 40 Rockwood Place 07631

Driving directions to
40 Rockwood Pl, Englewood, NJ 07631
1.0 mi – about 3 mins

when its time to replace my watch

just so darn pretty.
It's like a pretty bottanical trapped inside
a practical men's watch face.

What time is it?

ok. i'm really feelin Fossil these days. who knew!

You want me - don't you.

{ You want me - don't you. }

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

dream the impossible dream


in the next four months:
- pay down debt (so almost there...)
- pay for nursing school (stupid FAFSA)
- pay w/o pay (i know i'm not the only one)
- renovate the kitchen (i like how IKEA tries to make renovation look FUN w/ building blocks)

let us see ladies and gents if we shall succeed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How to host an Easter Saturday Celebration:


step 1: Identify yourself.

step 2: Take a deep breath in.

step 3: Record yourself.

step 4: Get the step ladder.

step 5: Get messy with Grandma & Grandpa!

step 6: Show off your finished project!

step 7: Pour pretty colors down the drain.

step 8: Go find the eggs!

step 9: Count your eggs.

step 10: Lead me LORD!