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Mock turtleneck cable sweater coat

This is my new winter staple, something I’ve worn every day for the last two weeks despite the fact that the weather doesn’t even call for it yet. It’s a sweater I found in the juniors section at Target, which means I had to buy the biggest size available (this is not out of the [...]

Ready for the moguls

Whenever we’re up on the lift overlooking the hundreds of skiers and snowboarders racing down the mountain, we invariably wonder out loud what it would be like if we could bring the dogs. And it doesn’t take us long to agree that the answer is WHAT A HORRIBLE IDEA.

Cheat grass

Looking south: the foothills, then Mt. Olympus, then South Mountain. Over that last peak is Utah Valley, home of BYU. This picture was taken near the fabled spot where Brigham Young took a look over the entire Salt Lake valley and declared, “This is the place… to smoke our weed.”

Little whirl serving dish

Bronx-based ceramist Kim Westad sent me this hand-thrown and altered porcelain dish from her collection. While it was probably intended for use as a food serving dish, I found the shape of it to be a perfect place to store some of the jewelry on my messy dresser. This is actually one of three different [...]

Western territory

Whenever we go hiking and let the dogs off leash it is always our hope that they will run themselves silly. And Coco usually does, but Chuck inevitably spends the majority of his time marking every vertical object within reach. This can be maddening, I mean, MADDENING, because he delays the whole group. And seriously, [...]

October sunset

This was taken from the middle of our street, and you can see the tip of the Great Salt Lake there to the right. We’d be able to see the lake from inside our house if it weren’t for a bank of pine trees that line the perimeter of our yard, something we won’t ever [...]

In celebration of That Awful Dog

This week marks Coco’s first birthday, and to celebrate I’ve gathered most of the Daily Chuck photos that feature her and set them to music. Consequently, this video also turned out to be a celebration of Chuck’s enduring patience. I know, I know, we’ve never done this for Chuck, but I intend to put one [...]

Playful ponytail holders

These ponytail holders and hair clips are from the lemon drop studio Etsy shop, and while I thought I could get Leta excited to pull her hair back by using something this cute versus the boring rubber bands I’ve used in the past, she’s still having none of it. Although she does like to wear [...]

Along the foothills

Yesterday we took a long walk through a nearby nature preserve, one we haven’t visited since Coco got a foxtail lodged in her ear. I cannot remember a more spectacular October, the weather has been exactly what weather this time of year is supposed to be like, and I feel like I’m falling in love [...]

Liberal pocket

There are far more Obama signs in our neighborhood than McCain signs, surprising because the area we live in now seems much more conservative than the area we used to live in. I say this because the day after we moved in (a year and a half ago) the bishop and his first counselor from [...]