Thursday, February 25, 2010

cute story

last saturday, i was on my way to pick up something from a friends house, and i noticed these two little girls selling stuff on the side of the street. i stopped and asked them what they were selling. they said "cookies, and flowers." of course, two of my favorite things. they had this lovely little plastic cup of fresh daphne, and it smelled amazing. so, we went over the "financial" end of things and i went home with this lovely little bouquet. it made my otherwise weird smelling car smell oh, so good. i put it in my room, and when i woke the next morning, it was such a lovely smell.

Monday, February 22, 2010

signs of spring

seriously people, i can't believe it, look at the daffodils, all standing at attention. beautiful.
even through the gravel, they certainly have a job to do.....
at the front of the property, these babies are pushing their way through. i woke up to 30 degree weather, but the flowers don't seem to mind.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

new fund portland website

we all love radio. i in particular don't listen to the radio in my car because it is always a barrage of commercials, and stupid ads. now, i can listen to some great, informational, and somewhat irreverent content on pdx radio podcasts. check it out here.

working on my picture downloads. sorry about this. a call to apple on monday.

Friday, February 12, 2010

before and after sort of

i had a rough piece of wood hanging from my bead table that was just so ugly. so, i decided to make a padded bead holder out of it. with some batting, ribbon, and corded ribbon for the hanger, and a little tulle for cuteness, this is the new and improved bead board. as you can see, that is a concrete wall (downstairs studio), and it not much for accepting nails, so i had to get creative.some of my findings and beads in place. i just need stuff off my table. you know how it is.
not bad eh?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

eco blog find

mayamade is a blog i stumbled on that deals in all things "eco." maya has a very relaxed, cozy nature to her blog and it is a joy to read and smile at the same time. she was mentioned on a major website as being one of the really cool blogs to visit, and i did just that.

catch her here

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

another before and after

this is one ugly picture i had hanging downstairs in the studio, i felt it needed a leg up, an inspirational push, a new life, not a reality show.
so, with a little "saucy ness" and some paint, this is what i came up with.
i just love a great before and after! no?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

before and after

i just love a great before and after. of course, since i can't seem to figure out how to make one image come out before the other, this is sort of in reverse.
the picture on the right is how i bought it. the tag said 10 bucks and "needs refurbishing" on it. i snorted, and said to self,"refurbishing" is your middle name. so, i couple coats of paint,and some nice new knobs, and presto, the pic on the left is the finished product.

i love the combo of brown and blue, not puke yellow.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

welcome back

long time no talk. life has been nutty. i haven't taken many pictures, but i am still alive. i will be posting some stuff later.

see you