Feb 25, 2010

Your sunshine

I wanted to share a few recent shots from my 365 day project.   Spring has come early around here, Winter bowing out after a short stay.  I lazed around our new neighborhood last weekend soaking up the lovely sunshine.  I danced in the basketball court at the park across the street so happy to have the sun out for days at a time.  I went on runs along the waterfront, drank coffee at the little coffee shop a few blocks down the street and unpacked all our books to go in the built-in bookshelves circa 1924.  

I am giddy.  I know that I will make the most of the sunny days that come and go this spring/summer and that makes me ecstatic.  I will take hundreds of photos, I will go on long bike rides, I will ride the ferry to Vashon Island, I will have adventures with good friends, I will go swimming, I will float the river, I will go to concerts outside...and I will dance to songs like I am not a Robot over and over.

What will you do with your sunshine?

Feb 18, 2010

Home brew hobby

Hope everyone had a lovely and relaxing weekend! (I know…I know it's almost the weekend again.) We spent a fun couple of days in a cabin in the snowy mountains, where we unveiled to friends our home brewed beer. These are the labels we came up with, two versions to add a little variety. It actually turned out really well, so we're on to try an IPA and a Pilsner next.

We moved mid-week so things have been very busy and exciting in our neck of the woods. Needless to say I might be scarce around here for a bit, but I'm sure I'll be posting some updates regarding the new house soon.

Feb 13, 2010

Happy love day

What are your plans this weekend?  Peter and I are heading up to the mountains to play in the snow, sit by a fire and listen to old records with good friends.  It's our V-Day tradition and this will be the 6th year!  

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day Weekend!  

Feb 10, 2010

Is this me?

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results.  I have found myself in this rut lately.  I see things in my life I want to change but I am not making the efforts to change them.  Instead I just mull things over in my mind a million times, which really only takes up valuable space and leaves me feeling drained.

So that's me up above, asking myself what I will do differently today.
It's time for a change.

Feb 8, 2010

My love is no short year's sentence...

A few photos from the last 2 weeks of my 365 day self portrait project, and a poem I will hold dear to my heart for the rest of my days...

'My love is no short year's sentence
It is grief lodged under the skin,
Strength pushed beyond its bounds;
The four quarters of the world,
The highest point in heaven.
It is
A heart breaking or
Battle with a ghost,
Outrunning the sky or
Courting an echo.
So is my love, my passion and my devotion
To him to whom I give them'

-Author unknown

Feb 5, 2010

Old School Stationers

How cute are these 'Camping Circa 1960's' prints from Old School Stationers out of Portland, OR?  They are available as cards, journals and wall prints.  I think these would be great framed and hanging up in our future den! The images remind me of one of my favorite children's books (I read to the kids I babysat when I was in college): A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee.

Click here to find a store selling their work near you. 

 Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Feb 3, 2010

Dolce Design :: Wallpaperie

My lovely friend Brittany over at Dolce Design :: The Dish, is so kind to share with everyone a charming desktop design for each month of the year.  I was delighted by her design for January which featured my favorite little creature            Mr. Squirrel

But Brittany...how I love your creation for February!

♦ ♥ ♦

Thank you B!

Feb 1, 2010

Branching out

{Ted Muehling Branch Candlesticks via Remodelista}

I was flipping through an old copy of Smithsonian Magazine and came across these gorgeous candlesticks that come with a not so gorgeous price tag...$1,298.00!  Ted Muehling originally created the pieces in 2003 and they were included in the exhibit "Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730-2008" at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.  I sighed when I saw these candlesticks they are so lovely.  
The pieces, made at a Munich porcelain factory that has been in operation since 1747, were cast from wind-twisted cedar sticks.

I would love to have a set similar to this flanking each side of our fireplace mantle with my favorite framed photograph by my friend Christine Tran right in the middle!  I can see it already.

Unfortunately I have searched online for something similar, and nothing is quite as stunning or breathtaking as Ted Meuhling's work.

Here are a few of the others I found:

{via ivillage}

{via casa sugar}


What do you think?