Sunday, January 30, 2011

At the risk of sounding like a lush...the perfect cocktail hour.

First you start with the freshest of fruits. That is probably the key ingredient in all delicious cocktails. That and a generous pour cause who wants their cocktail to taste like kool-aid...

Fairly top shelf booze helps too. I don't mean taking a gun to a knife fight here or anything, but something between top shelf and ridiculous is nice....

Then the possibilities are endless....

You might maybe throw in something to snack on too....

Sometimes it looks like this....

....but most times its a little simpler...


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Yup, back at Mamie and Papie's...

So my parents decided to go to Costa Rica on a whim, must be nice, and they just got back this week. Thus the lack of awesome dinner photos with lavish cocktails, appetizers, and fancy deserts.... I am always so happy to have them back safe and sound.

So we're back on track with fresh strawberry daiquiries, foies gras,chanterelles mushrooms, beef tongue stew ( the only thing I won't eat), and chocolate fondue with an almond torte, fresh strawberries and bananas.

Welcome home!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Museum of Egyptian artifacts, Cairo.

Cairo, Egypt
Originally uploaded by sruce2638
Ggaaaaaahhhhh! Keep the museum safe...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Violet's first Edmund creation.

Its in the is Violet's first creation for her new puppy. I helped her a little but she took all the measurements. Transferred them onto paper and made a pattern! What a way more interesting way to learn math...she has a couple orders already so i had her figure out how much she should charge for them. From her time spent, to materials, she added it all up. Clever girl...she came up with "Edmund's tail" for her company name. And off she goes...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

lynz was tired afterwards

lynz was tired afterwards
Originally uploaded by ahbrooks
the other winner! can't believe i didn't get a picture with hat on....although this pic kinda rules.. grasshopper 2011

First place women

yay! lucille ball hat goes to a good home...grasshopper 2011

team inglis

Originally uploaded by nickgaetano
team kickin' it!grasshopper 2011

team inglis

Originally uploaded by nickgaetano
forrest & ed! grasshopper 2011

team inglis

Originally uploaded by nickgaetano
master brook! Grasshopper 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Luce riding in

wait,'s one from today! Grasshopper 2011

Dogs...whadda ya gonna do...

Post grasshopper and pre shower. Silly beast climbed in there all by himself...a huge shout out to everybody that did the hopper today! Super fun seeing everyone...rode in to Occidental to meet everyone but left the old camera at home. Trust me it was awesome....

Friday, January 21, 2011

At the risk of repeating myself....

There's still time! You could win this...

...or this!

...not to mention having the opportunity to get your ass handed to you by this beautiful place that is Sonoma county...

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Originally uploaded by luce goods
It happens...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Shadow of a Retrotec....

Shadow of a Retrotec....
Originally uploaded by luce goods
Went on a ride. Finally. I only took a couple of shots cause I was having too much fun riding. Enter photos of amazing bucolic scenes and pretty bikes here...someone please help me put my arm warmers on right side up.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chek out who's sponsoring what...

GAS11 Poster
Originally uploaded by kimdow
Come know you wanna get out there and do it...go!

Ms. Pearl fits right into the chaos...

If you look closely you can find just about anything in my shop...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Crizzle strikes again!

Crizzle strikes again!
Originally uploaded by luce goods
Had a pretty lame day today...till I got home, post 1.5 hrs of intense sweating (thanks Anna for melting the day away!), and found this ultimate dinner waiting pipping hot on the table...oh snap I win again!! Even got some serious sewing time in the shop...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rock Carving on Vagator Beach, Goa India

Pretty much totes ready to be here. I keep closing my eyes and wishing myself there trying to forget about the cold gray skies outside my window. Preferably with and ice cold cocktail in one hand and home made naan in the other...Goa, India is a top destination for me and it will happen during a midwinter cold snap. Until then i will zip up my down jacket, hunker down in front of the space heater and suck it up...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bam! Eddie.

Over the hill. Down the road. Past the Free way. Through some towns. Down a dirt fire road and through a gate...

Many critters lived there. A llama named Latte was blocking the driveway.

They had a forest just for pigs. And a dog that lives with pigs and thinks he is one.

Eddie won us over pretty quickly. He was right between the mellow one and the hyper one.

When we came out two day old goats were sleeping under our car. We had to get their mom to call them out.

There was two of them. Baby goats that is.

The ride home was long and windy.

My burger was bigger than his head.

and then....Bam! He was home.

Friday, January 7, 2011

They let all sorts of riff raff in at the flying goat...

Call her what you will..hamster, Rizzo the rat, stripe....she's mine and she rules and yes....she is ridiculous...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Parenting sisters

Originally uploaded by luce goods
Often times parenting involves telling them what they don't want hear...but mostly its about listening.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Originally uploaded by luce goods
It hit the high twenties today on the trail! Nothing for most of you east coasters but for us Californians that's some weather. We just didn't have the right stuff to take care of that kind of chill. There was a lot of loud singing and game playing to keep us going. A long sesh by the space heater and a couple peanut butter chocolate chip cookies fixed was sooooo beautiful out there!

Monday, January 3, 2011

decisions, decisions...

If you can't hang with cute move on...cause this post is gaggy cute. Recently made the decision (for Christmas, gag) to let Violet have a puppy(gag). She's been steadily mounting a campaign for a weinner dog, complete with petitions, contracts, extra chores the whole nine yards. A boy naturally so ninja can have a boyfriend. What can I say dogs are my soft spot. It didn't take much.... Here's what we've found so far..

Which one..

would you...


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Luce Stuff

Luce Stuff
Originally uploaded by luce goods
Here's a little bag I made up today for all the loose stuff that gets lost at the bottom of your bag. You know like pens, bottle openers, tire levers, chap stick ( always have to have chapstick), patch kit...that sort of thing. The inside is made of recycled vinyl banner from our local bike shop and the outside recycled stuff.

I decided to make these yesterday after pretty much the best new years day ever in japan town when I decided to get everyone a new sketchbook/journal and pen to start off the new year. We also did it right with the most ginormouos bowl of ramen, unagi, and spicy hamachi rules!...and so does nigori sake...

The weather looks like it's gonna be clear tomorrow so Violet and I are gearing up to put on lots of layers ride to work tomorrow...

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Originally uploaded by luce goods
It's only 9am on 01/01/11 and we've already come up with some new ideas...