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My grandmother sailed to New York City from her home in Chile in the nineteen thirties. With her parents, brother, and governess, they lived there and saw first hand its glamour and elite society. Everyone always elegant and well dressed -- hats, heels, and perfectly coiffed hair -- even during the depression. I'd give anything to go there just for a day.
And then when my grandmother moved with her mother (who was a journalist, interviewing all the stars in the thirties, forties, and fiftes from Frank Sinatra to Marilyn Monroe) to Hollywood a few years later -- that's another time I'd loved to have tagged along. I'm convinced I was born in the wrong era. But for now, I'm in 2011 and I'll make the best of it. After all, when I'm a grandmother, my grandchildren will ask what it was like to live now, with old fashioned things such as computers and television.

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rain

With no rain for three months, the weather has decided to make up for it now by four thunderstorms in thirty six hours. Oklahoma weather is madness, I tell you. And completely unpredictable. I'm not complaining though -- this morning it was a mere seventy one degrees. I broke out the skinny jeans. Me = happy girl.

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I've been falling in love with videography lately. There's something about the combination of music and moving photographs that makes my heart so happy. And this promo video for Jamie made by Hello Tomorrow? Perfect. If only I had a better video camera...

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quesadilla with jam

Quesadillas have been my lifeblood lately. A lightly fried, crispy outer shell of tortillas and a creamy, warm filling of cheese (preferably Colby), served with jam. I have the art of making quesadillas down to a fine science -- three slices of cheese on a tortilla, the other slathered with butter. Place into a pan with butter and fry on medium heat until golden brown on each side. Delicious.

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It's almost been a year since my trip to Paris. I miss it, y'all. I miss the adventure, the exploring, the culture. The next time I go back (and yes, there will most definitely be a next time), there's already a list formed of photographs I want to take and food I want to eat. I can't wait.

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Just some Pinterest loves -- left to right: chevron wall, yellow + grey room, vintage camera display, and plastic spoon wreath.

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Life lately:

baking
MeMe
paint set
self portrait
my mother

baking, pretty light in spite of the storms, painting (MeMe's new hobby). Life is good.

Happy Thursday!

-carlotta