Wednesday, October 31, 2007

happy halloween

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

rudi shot

he likes my new job too.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

killer things

these three things are wonderful. i want them.

i grew up using the lid of a pan to strain the water from what we were cooking. this method works just fine 90% of the time. i'm ok with that. the hubby grew up using fancy tools like cheese cutters and colanders. so we have a colander and i just feel like it takes up so much more room than it is worth. this one could bring me and my husband closer together.i've never been a big fan of these. they seem like a cute idea but how many of you actually remember to bring them out when guests are over? these ones i really like. they seem like they would feel great in your hand and they are so sublet and would go with most of your party decorations. (and they have nothing to do with beads. the men in your life with thank you)

i live in washington state and we grow apples. lots of apples and so many different kinds. my favorite are the pink ladies. but even though i like apple i have a hard time picking them up and eating them. i don't know why but i do know that if i had this graceful gadget i would eat apples all day.

these items are from the MoMa Store. Museum stores have the best stuff.

p.s. this is my 101 post. how cool.

Friday, October 19, 2007

the scarfs

so here are some of the scarfs i will be selling on Saturday. aren't they cute? they are much better in person. come and see!

thank you to my model and co-photographer lauren. isn't she lovely?

a Fall Thing

morning peeps. this satirdau i will be in my very first craft show. yeah! it's here in Seattle at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Sat 9-4. If you live here please come on by. Many of my fellow Esty Rain girls will be in the show so I know you will find something you like.

I made a few things but what I'm really excited about are a the scarfs I made. lauren and I are going to go out and take some photos of them later (check back this afternoon) I will be sharing a booth with my girl theresa. She made some really lovely baby blankets and hats.

Well. Happy Friday! I hope all of you have a dreamy weekend.

yelp posting

couple photos i took walking to work this week.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

juniper flowers

look at the gorgeous flowers hubby had delivered to my office. they are from juniper flowers here in seattle. if you need to order flowers i highly recommend them. there is so much art in every arrangement.

i am going to try and keep flowers at my desk as much as possible through the winter. they just make your day better.

Monday, October 15, 2007

welcome Lilly II

this summer my ipod Lilly had an unfortunate accident with the seat of our car. today Lilly II came in the mail to me from my favorite mac store smalldog electronics (i recommend subscribing to their excellent emails. lots of tips and tricks) anyway, now i need a new case because this one is a nano and my other Lilly was a big one. I will probably make it myself but i went out to esty for inspiration. here are some that i liked. i didn't see any that you can attach to your arm when you work out. that's what I want to make so i guess i'll just make it up. i'll let you know how it goes. if you have any ideas i would love to hear them.

shop suey?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

tango bag

in celebration of my new job and to accommodate carrying my new macbook on the bus, i purchased this lovely Tano bag. i have to say that it took a while to find something that was stylish yet not trendy. leather. can hold the macbook and more, went over my shoulder (even with a coat one) had a fabulous color (mine is actually red) and to find all this and not have to spend $500 (not that I would spend that much on a bag!) but i persisted with a little help from my friend Brandy and i found something that fit all the requirements.

If you like it you should check out some of the other ones they have or better yet look for a shop that sells them locally. They are made to be touched.

this is the style i got.
this is the color of mine. the photo does do it justice. it is the perfect red.

i really like this style too. isn't the blue wonderful. this is on my wish list if you are looking to get me something:)

i've been a lame blogger lately but it is for a good reason. my new job is awesome and i am actually staying busy! So i have to figure out how to work blogging into my after work schedule now. so please don't stop reading I will get it together soon.

I would also like to encourage you to think about your current job. Is it really serving you? do you believe in what you are doing. does the company provide and environment that makes you happy? are the people smart and fun? does the work move at a comfortable pace for you? do you see growth potential? If not, why not consider looking around for something else. it can't hurt to look and you might be surprised.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

happy birthday to me!

sorry for the lack of posts the last couple weeks. i've had a lot on my plate and mind. but today i shall not fret because it is my birthday and I'm going to have fun!

1. have coffee with hubby and my good friend brandy who is visiting
2. get yummy brunch

3. hike around the park with the doggie

4. shopping downtown

5. dinner with all my friends

6. drinks a favorite bar
7. sleep soundly.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

painting mood

i love betsy waltons paintings. i haven't felt like painting for a long time but seeing her imaginative, beautiful pieces today has put me in a painting mood. this one is reminiscent of darger who i also love. check her out on etsy.

Monday, October 01, 2007


monday + update = mondate where I catch you up since i usually don't post on the the weekends. The Front Yard Boutique went pretty well. Although we did have to cancel Sunday due to rain:( But again we met great people, sold some stuff and had a nice time hanging out in the yard all day. Rudi had a blast and then pooped out. like his tee shirt?

So while it was pouring all day on Sunday, I rearranged the living room and man it feels great now. i'm a rearrange every six months type of person and it was way over due. now i feel like i can enjoy the winter. forget spring cleaning it's all about fall cleaning and organizing to get the house ready to be in all winter. a few weeks ago i redid my studio/office/dinning room space. i think i feel a photo home tour coming on.

today i start a new job! i am so excited. no more driving a half hour or more now i just hop a bus downtown and i will work near all of my friends. i am so looking forward to yummy lunches and happy hours things that hardly ever happened when i worked in the burbs.

have a great week everyone. stay tuned for a long awaited etsy shop update later this week.