Monday, March 30, 2009

taylor is a kid

tiger just chilling
making a nice face
the opposite end of the spectrum
and the extreme

no really. taylor is a little boy. his favorite prank to pull(lately) is taking double chin pictures and posting them on line AND on my iphone as my screen saver. hilarious- not really- funny- yes i guess but annoying- as in all the time!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

spell check and other mishaps

so let's just say i had the funniest typo in an email ever today. i was writing to someone about a job opportunity and i said 'i can commit 2 times week'. because i didn't put a double 'm' in the word commit on my stupid iphone it read 'i can vomit 2 times a week.' classic - really allison?! seriously i cannot make this stuff up. 

another amusing(depending on how you look at it- could be completely idiotic as well) thing happened to me. i was loading up a to go box of fix ins early this morning at the whole foods salad bar for something for dinner- yes i like to plan ahead. i had a doctors appointment and me and one salad bar brouser were the only ones there. i go to pour a little balsamic vinegar into a to-go container and it has a hole in the side- immediately drizzling all the way down the side of the counter. being the dedicated whole foods lover/customer i am, i get some napkins and clean it up. decide to grab the balsamic dressing(less healthy but i need some dressing dang it!) and star to pour that into the to go container. hello - a drop smaller than my eye drops comes out. i turn it up right- sort of shaking it up in hopes to de-clog it and from out of the sky- it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's dressing! a huge glob of it landing directly on top of my HEAD! perfect! great way to start the day. smelly and tasty dressing right at my roots- brilliant. it was quite the bridget jones moment. sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself and hope no ones watching-life is too short not too. 

hopefully this weekend no major spills, falls, crashes or other craziness will never know though. i am beginning to feel like alice in wonderland :)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

welcome home taylor!

the welcome home masterpiece :)
taylor ready to chow down but i am making him pose
taylors' taco (has a ring to it :)
my taco(don't be a perve)
taylor has been out of town for work and i missed him so much! he had a late flight in last night and to celebrate his arrival and LOST(hello?!) i made him red snapper tacos-they were delightful! i made a fresh salsa of avocado, red pepper, and mango that was super tasty on top. the snapper was seasoned with cajun seasoning and lime/chili sea salt. i also had some slaw, cilantro and a drizzle of blood orange/lime for toppings. taylor loves sour cream(don't we all) but i get so conflicted when i go to buy it because of all the fat that i just used 0% greek yogurt- so tangy and tasty. and the corn tortillas were from whole foods- 3 ingredients- stone ground white corn, sea salt and water. delish!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

my morning

listening to: when i grow up fever ray

Monday, March 23, 2009

Confuse me say what?

our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall

in the spirit of healing and recovering - 
i'm off to see the roulfer to hopefully fix my si joint

Sunday, March 22, 2009

first days of spring

gross- but in my defense i had been crying and do have mascara all over my face 
and plus my knee hurt like hell! see below

colorful bromiliads at north park

spring is officially here! yay! one of my favorite things to do at this time of the year is sit out on a porch when the sun is still out and just relax and chat with friends/taylor :) saturday night after i taught class we were on a hunt for a porch to chill on and i suggested cosmic cafe because i really enjoy the vibe there. we took some pics and really enjoyed our meal. we found it hilarious though that people come to eat a healthy vegetarian meal here yet they can't refrain from smoking!?! seriously? tofu doesn't go well with rat posion. come on people- doesn't that defeat the purpose? anyways -sorry to go on my rant. i swear...i didn't let the smokers steal my peace. there was a deck of tarot cards on the table and taylor and i had quite a time 'impersonating' card readers while telling one another what the future holds.....according to the cards that is. we will just say there was a lot of rising suns and past moons and meeting of the makers and cosmos. good times.

taylor got me a road bike so we could ride together- thank you husband! i usually rock the mountain bike or banana seat beach cruiser. this afternoon i received a exciting and unfortunate tutorial from none other than quick gears lance tv armstrong. unfortunately it was a bit wobbly. and by wobbly i mean crash and burn FAILURE! so i clipped in with my new shoes- got the left foot in then proceeded to take it for a downhill spin down the driveway. taylor is behind me saying 'make sure to use your brakes'...i proceed to test the breaks saying 'yeah i got it''s not my first rodeo. in that moment some how my right foot clips in - i pull off onto the front lawn to bail out because i feel a bit wobbly. so i pull into the grass then the whole bike falls on top of me and bangs my left ALREADY injured knee from yoga and yes- falling down the front steps in flip flops when the sprinkler was on!!!!! and i apologize to my neighbors for the expletives that simultaneously came out of my mouth. 

needless to say- i need to be more careful. that is what i have been learning with all these recent injuries. also failed to mention that i hurt the good ol' si joint on the left side in yoga on friday. i didn't get to do advance class- i was really bummed. but i did learn an important lesson- listen up kiddies: be careful, listen to your body and yes push yourself but at the same time no when to say when and take a break. as bikram would say 'take it easy honey.' 

i posted some pics post injury and cry fest for you viewing pleasure

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


my husband is on a team of bloggers for - a really cool blog with a inspiring mission!
check out these rockin' photo/illustrations of the bloggers! no one can miss taylor-it's all in the hair my friends:)

get green

who says i don't know how to have a good time?! :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

monday mantra

mary shelley
nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a 
steady purpose-a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye

Saturday, March 14, 2009

make your own pizza night!!!

welcome to friday night 'make your own pizza night'!

the doodle placemats
my beautiful sister in law hilary got these for me! so fun!!!

our finished masterpieces
pizza topping station
a hot pizza pie fresh out of the oven
rayne, taylor and aubin- aren't his sisters beautiful!
some french girl that didn't want her pic taken:) 
friday night was make your own pizza night at the vieger casa. taylors' beautiful sisters came over and we had so much fun. seriously who needs to go out when you can stay in and have good food and conversation with good friends? we really enjoyed ourselves- aubin and rayne - you should come over more often. and thanks to hilary for the awesome doodle placemats. we learned about new creatures and had fun drawing them as well. art time is my favorite time..with my favorite guy:) tv.

Friday, March 13, 2009

spring fling

mike and chris
built by wendy

i am having an imaginary fling with these beauties.....
the clothes that is

Thursday, March 12, 2009


runaway lobster
nanners in love
praying mantis
for more fun with food go to

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

turning japanese

i love all things japan. tokyo is one of my favorite cities ever! when i was there i felt like my spirit was awakened. clark back me up on this one....i secretly wish i was japanese! i love their culture, food, art...the whole enchilada- or in this case rice ball ;)

guilty as charged

normally i have excellent taste in music and movies .....BUT everyone has their guilty pleasures. i have a confession to make: i love dance movies! that's right, you heard me. it's out there- i said it. i don't know if it's the awesome dance moves, the over the top plot line (girl gets involved with a guy from the wrong side of town, falls in love against her friends and families' wishes and they make sweet dance love on the dance floor), the rap music, or the lead hot 'thug' male role that appeals to me. sadly - it is probably all of the above. i can't believe i am actually admitting this in a public forum. i guess the truth hurts. here is a clip from the final dance scene in step it up 2: the streets.

p.s. some of these sweet dance moves are similar to advance class...seriously

Monday, March 9, 2009

more polyvore fun!

more outfits 
another fun one to make-like how the 2 black and white ones turned out best:)

yoga for life! 
this one was the most fun for me to do bc 
it is the most realistic one for my lifestyle
casual chic
this is elegant and chic
yet casual and approachable for weekend cool
uptown girl
lovely fancy attire for posh parties or a night on the town
let's be honest though- when is the last time i had a night on the town?

thanks to rayne- my lovely sister in law- i am hooked on yes- this is a girls fashion dream! you can mix and match sets till your heart is content. very addictive. be careful fashionistas- you have been warned. best part about this whole shopping experience- it's free!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

sunday fun day at white rock lake

taylor and i rode the lake this afternoon. it is so nice to be out in the sun in the afternoon enjoying the beautiful weather with my honey. and talk about people watching. i could be entertained for hours. the dog park alone is a clown parade in itself. it is so fun to watch all the characters...the small dogs versus the big dogs. added a few pics from the day-

Saturday, March 7, 2009


hear this: sleepyhead 

hear: tunnelvision
hear: blood bank

hear: keep the streets empty for me

hear: my girls

here are some songs that i have been jamming to lately. i love how music can instantaneously lift your spirits! 

'sleepyhead' - passion pit
'tunnelvision'- here we go magic
'blood bank' - bon iver
'keep the streets empty for me' - fever ray (lead singer of the knifes' solo album)
'my girls' - animal collective