Monday, May 31, 2010

The Geography of Bliss Quote

"Money matters but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important. So are friends. Envy is toxic. So is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude." 
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

i must disagree with just one thing - beaches aren't so optional for the tuckers.
not forever anyway.

Things that made Memorial Day Weekend sweet ...

picked from our back yard

my bogonia is finally making an appearance (:

tram riding with my sweet heart

climbing to the top of the Basel Munster church
built in 1019.

I must admit climbing up the tiny staircases made my knees wobbly.  But it was worth it for the view.

I made Asparagus Lasagna. same recipe as my eggplant lasagna just with asparagus and more parm 
mmmm. it was good
my italian leather coin purse with a vatican city coin to open it puts a smile on my face & reminds me of our roma trip

My husband suggested we go to a tea room.  
I'm so glad i married him(:
darjeeling tea is my fave

This is my favorite graffiti in Basel.  

you are a delicious beautiful thing

& I bought two books today.
books make me so happy.

Hope you had the best memorial day!  
Today I missed being home.  
My usual memorial day is spent on the boat in a bikini out in beautiful sarasota bay.  
let me know how your memorial day went.

Happy Memorial Day Y'all!

Vintage Jessie Simps and I wish you a happy happy memorial day!  
Thank you to all those serving and all who have served the great USA.
I thank God for you.
You are all so brave and consequently my heroes!  
i <3 America.


Friday, May 28, 2010

zurich day trip in photographs

found some peonies that made me swoon

clear water, boat and tree lined streets

oh hey hottay nerd

on the boat cruise i got a captain's kaffe. 
 mainly because you get to keep the coffee cup--
which has different sailors knots.  it is so cute.
(ash - you would love it)

tofu deliciousness


i bought a hat.  sorry i was too cool for smiles here (:


i am obsessed with making these photos.  so be expecting a few more.  

We Tuckers love you Zurich!

Hope you had a sweeeeeet day!


more pics here

{via icanread}

i read this quote inside of a jamba juice when i was just getting better in 2008.
it prompted me to write down 25 things i wanted to do in life.  
i looked at that list the other day and smiled because many items are checked off.
a few of these are:
go to graduate school
travel europe
marry my true love

Anyway I think it's important to have goals and set and re-set them. 
so i encourage you to write your 25.  

won't you share some with me.  


Thursday, May 27, 2010

kunst museum basel

This morning we made a trip to the Kunst Museum in Basel to visit our friends:
Cezanne, Manet, Klee, Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas ... i could name drop for hours. I definitely recommend a trip if you are in Basel.
My new favorite is the artist who did the above image -  Gerhard Richter.  
We even bought a print for home.  

the entrance

"the true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths"

a gabriel orozco car

risk taking

and then we lunched at the museums cafe

more please.

i was bad. i had a coke.

white and green asparagus drenched in hollandaise. delish.

exactly how one should pose in front of a Rodin sculpture. (:


When JB and I first started dating we would go to art museums.  He would let me look for hours ... while he would sit patiently waiting.  I'm so proud of him because today he was genuinely interested in art.  He took more time with the exhibits than even I did!  So ladies ... sometimes men do change.  when it comes to art anyway- i have concrete evidence (:

left arm bangle love

I was pretty certain the trend began with Ash.  But she thought it was me.  Mysteryyyy. (:
For many years I have worn all of my bangles on my left arm.
Must keep my watchy company.  
Each of my bangles remind me of something or someone.
from left to right
grandma's bracelet
my aunt cindy gave me my hallelujah Amen bracelet
molly gave me the bling ones
mom gave me the plain gold from anthro
more from mom - the ivory bone ones.
and my watch- my jb gave me about two years ago today.

<3 bangles.  
won't you show me yours.  

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jessica has a day when she's feeling particularly good about herself...

My little sisters BFF posted this on her facebook.  I had to share it with you.  I just love this little girl and her affirmations.  hilarious AND amazing.  

I hope that today you feel just like Jessica.  


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

celebrating the proposal - parkside.

{Dress and belt are from Anthro
necklace is juicy from my bestie Ashie}

We spent this afternoon celebrating in the park- had lunch, strolled around, and were caught swinging on the swing set.  We celebrated the fact that it's May 25th! : One year ago today JB proposed in a park.  
And I'm soooo glad he did!

celebrate life.  

vöcklabruck, Austria

Spent the last few days in the quaint Austrian town of v√∂cklabruck for JB's baseball tourne.  
lush landscape

sweet little sleepy town

our cute little guest house above the restaurant.  

pops of yellow

they were shorter back in the day.

Way to go JB!
you are a stud.