Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
But this time it really can't be helped. This time she is playing Julia Child and what true foodie can resist that?
And because the Powers That Be love me so much and wanted to throw some delicious icing on this cake, guess who wrote and directed this? Nora Ephron that is who! Just pinch me now people, pinch me now!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Although sometimes I do bang on the door and shout - I gotta pee!!!!! Because frankly, I gotta pee. I pushed 2 10lbs babies out and my bladder control is not what it used to be...
But enough potty talk. On to the pretty talk...
Because I share the bathroom with all my boys, it is the one room where there really isn't any pink. I tried to keep it bright and colorful and not too girlie. I am saving all the girlie stuff for my "someday" bathroom....
1st up, WASH is all in place. For months there was just the letter S hanging above the sink, and then there was the letter A and the letter S, now finally, W & H have shown up to complete the set....
Also, you can see in the mirror the reflection of the paper lantern I hung. To make it more festive I tied a bunch of left over ribbon scraps to it for fun. I just love hanging lanterns.
Next up, I decided that I am going to use colorful vintage tea towels as the hand towels in here.
They won't get quite as dirty as they would in the kitchen and the colors fit great!
I also added some vintage pom pom trim to the bottom of the cute little Martha Stewart shades from K-Mart that I bought a while ago for client and then didn't use. They were a great deal (on clearance I think) and I loved the shape. Now with the pom pom trim they are that much more special...
On my Still To-Do list is:
*Finish Embellishing Shower Curtain
*Hang Vintage Poster
*Paint Vinyl Floor
*Take good pics of window
Wonder if it will take another year to get done?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
A busted clothes dryer has interrupted some plans, but that is all fixed now and we are back on track!
At least some of my surfaces are looking very clean and that is making me happy.
Now, back to my regular scheduled program of laundry and glitter...
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
A portion of my "clearing out the cobwebs" of my brain includes clearing out some of the things that have been piling up in my mental "to share" closet. Things and places, people and faces that I have been meaning to share with you, but just haven't gotten around to yet...
So with out further fuss or muss, I am clearing off a space in my mental closet, and sharing with you the beautiful photography work of my friend (and former design assistant, oh those were the days...) Whitney Loibner.
Whitney is beautiful inside and out, and it shows through in her work. Recently she taught me how to roll California rolls during a Sushi night at a friends house and afterwards she took the most amazing pictures of our hard work. ..just looking at these is making me hungry!
She does portraits and weddings and news photography, but I think maybe I love her food work the most. Maybe that is because, like me, she is a true foodie.
To see more of her work visit WhitneyLoibner.com , it's all yummy!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Maundy Thursday, Dinner with Friends
Maundy Thursday is the night we stop to remember the last meal Jesus shared with his friends before his crucifixion. What better way to observe this very personal & pivotal moment in God's story than to take time to stop, remember and gather together ourselves to break bread just as he did ?
Several Dinner with Friends meals are happening all over town, hosted by members of our community - some in homes, some in restaurants, all are open to anyone & everyone who are interested.
One of the really cool parts of the night was that each Dinner with Friends group could conduct their dinner however they wanted, making them each unique and personal.
One group held a traditional Seder Supper (this being the first night of Passover,) one group met in a pizza joint, another grilled burgers & dogs in the backyard, and so forth and so on.
My friend Mark found this really great verse from a Mennonite songbook that he shared at his dinner; I think it sums up the heart of the night, and of communion, perfectly.
This is the Welcome Table of our Redeemer, and you are invited
Make no excuses, saying you cannot attend; simply come,
for around this table you will find your family.
Come not because you have to, but because you need to.
Come not to prove you are saved,but to seek the courage to follow wherever Christ leads.
Come not to speak but to listen, not to hear what’s expected, but to be open to the ways the Spirit moves among you.
So be joyful, not somber, for this is the feast of the reign of God,
where the broken are molded into a Beloved Community,
and where the celebration over evil’s defeat has already begun.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
At the time of it's discovery I was drowning in designer self-doubt, and frustration. I was working as an assistant to another designer in town, and everything we were doing -including the curtains- was big and overwrought or cold and modern. All the materials we were using were heavy, dark, expensive, & excessive. I felt completely lost & hopeless in a see of brocade and taffeta and bead trim.
Here was someone who designed curtains the way I thought they should look, out of simple, beautiful, charming, & fresh fabrics. And almost always with a whimsical twist somewhere in the design... Nothing stuffy or dark and too serious. Instead she offered curtain ideas that were light, and airy and real life ready....
Turns out, she designs a lot more than just curtains...
Don't you just want a swing like this in your backyard?
Or how about a picnic like this? I have a red plaid flannel blanket that I think is begging for a G monogram. What do you think?
The simplicity is breathtaking.
Wouldn't that be the best bunk house ever?
Now that is what camp should look like!
If you get the chance you should visit her website and see all her other lovely creations, they will inspire I promise!