How to get flawless skin.

I am not a big fan of foundation but I like to have a little coverage on my face. Since I wear sunscreen every day, I like to have another layer to minimize shine and usually top off with some powder. A few years ago I accidentally bought a tinted moisturizer and became a big fan but never found one particular product that really stood out. Until now.

I ran into Perricone MD in some magazine and thought the No Foundation Foundation sounded like what I was looking for. It is perfect! I no longer wear a separate sunscreen and because the foundation gives a nice natural finish, I don’t have to wear powder either. Give it a try next time you are in a cosmetics store!

best pictures ever

I am always amazed by what creative things parents do to capture their children’s first years. I thought I had seen it all but the most amazing series I have seen yet came to my attention last week. Jason Lee took capturing his kids’ childhood to a whole new level. Some of my favorite shots are below but check out the whole series and lots more good stuff at his website!

Book Igloo?!

How amazing would it be to have a book Igloo in your house? Artists Miler Lagos  made one for the Magnanmetz Gallery in New York. (I don’t think its on display on there anymore).
I wonder if there is a way to build a light wire frame so you could have a more secure structure and you could still read the books without compromising the soundness of the Igloo.
If I had one of these, I would never leave my house. 

my first “pet”

A few months ago, I noticed a bird in the little alcove above our bedroom door. Every morning it would sit there and watch me get ready. Some mornings, its partner would sit on the balcony and they would both watch me get ready. 
At first, I just thought they were random birds but soon I realized it was the same two. I pulled a chair up to the alcove and saw that there was a little nest there. I love waking up each morning and getting ready with the birds.
Our friend told us that they birds were Mourning Doves. It makes sense since the two parent birds have been around the whole time and a few weeks ago, two baby birds made an appearance. In their first weeks, I would watch the mom bird trying to teach the baby birds how to fly by flapping its wings.

The poor baby birds are a little slow at learning. They can kind of slowly flap down but they have to wait and regain their energy before trying to fly up again. They hide behind the broom while they wait. 

Look at those little babies growing so fast! This past weekend a crow tried to scare the doves out of their home and I missed them so much for two days. Luckily the rain drove away the crow and they have settled back into their home.

Here is a shot of the little family without the dad. Since I have never had a pet, it has been so nice to have these guys around. Mourning doves can reproduce up to six times an year so there is a strong likelihood that our new pets are around to stay. I think it might be time to start thinking about names for them.

Do you know that Mourning Doves are Michigan’s state bird of peace? Its nice to have a little piece of home here! We got them a little house but I think it is too small for their big family!