Sunday, May 31, 2009
here's some cool stylish picnic gear I found on etsy:
1.vintageluggage $25.00 2. TheCherryChic $24.00 3. ValourVelvet $32.00 4. VintageWorks $16.00 5. VintageDame $24.00 6. Jennmapp $7.00 7. AntiquesGaloreGal $10.00 8. KBExquisites $16.00
Last summer I got a bike. It was an older cruiser kind and had been in a wreck so I got it for pretty cheap. I took it home and for a month it laid in the living room while I (and Potsch) hand painted it ala Jim Houser. I was so proud of my bike.
I think I rode it once maybe twice before it sat on the balcony for moths on end collecting dust and spiders and fallen tiny leaves.
Well, it is summer again and the bike ridin' season is upon us. Thanks to Potsch and his clean sweep my sweet bike bike was ready to ride - absent of the cobwebs.
Once again, my love affair with Bike has begun. I hope it will last more than two rides this time.
It is too pretty not to share.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Ok enough about me here is the real reason for this post - Kate Towers. Kate is living and designing in Portland,Oregon. I keep finding and falling in love with so many things from Portland lately. I must take a drive. Maybe to meet Kate and have a dress designed for me. See, that is what she does. She makes one-of-a-kind dresses and capelettes. When you go to her etsy store you will see the many wonders she has created in the past that are named things like "Only for Victoria". Such exquisite beauty.
I just designed the logo, packaging and business card for Chef Cathy Shambley. She is an amazing chef and I will definitely do a post on her as soon as she finalizes and photographs her new product line. Brilliant jams and marshmallows, just to name a few.Anyway, business cards are no joke these days. Sure there is still the flat information look but what does that say? I want something that sparks interest with out losing focus. (Like Chef Cathy's colorful and exciting)
These are a few cards I found today that just blew my mind and caused a bit of panic.
Though I love these I fear they will cost a bundle for all the special bits and pieces. But thank god there are people designing everything. Makes my life so much more inspired.
Then we decided to check out the gorgeous and huge Pasadena Central Library. Amazing!!! We got New Library cards - very pretty.
I love Libraries that look like those big old college ones. This is totally like that. I even sat and read my book while waiting for Potsch to find a few DVD's that he checked out. Out side there is a little cafe with seating and umbrellas. So f-ing cute!!! This is only a few blocks from our place and in my mind I imagine myself camping out here all the time and justing my smart on.
I just liked these little vintage paper dolls they had on display. On the right is Lucy and Ricky.
I even checked out a book. Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres. At my last book club the ladies raved about it. It is a little hard to move on from my Cullen Family and I miss them dearly.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Anyway today we got to do some kickboxing and Muay Thai. I love that stuff. I vow to summon my inner Tony Jaa the next time.
Today I am hurtin' a bit in my middle back. I feel like I got a chunk o'sheet stuck under me and slept contorted all night. hurts. Potsch being the lovely caring someday husband that he is wanted to help me and rub it out. I laid on our office floor and we punched in "How to give a message" on you tube. It was the best massage he has ever given me. Thanks You tube!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Yes it is!!!! It is a very cool two light Pole Lamp. And it works!!!!
It needs a little refurbishing but not too much. How cool that I now have a sweet lamp that is a family heirloom. hehehe. Thank god for family and the ones in it that really get you! Aunt Sandra is the absolute best.
Spidy is pretty thrilled with the box it came in too. So thank you from her as well.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Yes, I know, it sounds a little foul and it definitely takes a moment to find the positive but once you do you will feel like the sexiest coolest spaniard on a summer vacay to the states while still getting to enjoy a bit of home.
When it comes to the red wine I really don't know which grape would work best. I say try them all and see what works for you. Then splash a bit of the american Classic Coke Cola drop in a few ice cubes- a twist of lime - and kick back and enjoy the sweaty heat and sun.
Make one and tell me wat you think. Am I crazy? let me know.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I just fell in love with this dress. the color is one of my favorite. Might even be one of ouor wedding colors. ooooohhhhh!
This is my favorite kind of rainbow.
Fun! Stella Neptune has a cool line of vintage remix pieces. I was a fan of this cashmere cowboy number. She also has some great kids pieces too.
Thanks to Potsch's eagle eyes he spotted in a back corner just as we were about to head out, these sweet babies. $50. Just perfection!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
My workout yesterday was AMAZING!!
Melody told me we would start with 30 min sessions until we build up my strength and endurance. She assured me that she would definitely kick my ass in those 30 and that I would barely make it.
She was not lying!
I have strong shoulders but a weak chest so we focused on upper body. What The F!?!?!?
at the end of the thirty i felt like i had been electrocuted. There was seriously an energy surging from my left finger tips through my body to my right finger tips. It was nuts!
Today I feel awesome!!! I feel the burn but it's not so bad when it is mixed with pride.
My friend, and co-founder of our book club, Megan G. sent me this link to her Florist friend, Danielle of Brown Paper Design. Everything is just beautiful. I loved all the photos of the stunning arrangements and then I read her about and just about asked her to be my maid of honour.
"There is inspiration in everything, even in the most familiar places. I find that to be the most exciting thing about life."
that was just a sweet taste.
My stress is gone now.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
They turn your shoebox full of photos and mementos into a beautifully bond book. You can either chose to do the layout yourself with help from their template or have them custom design it for. Either way they are beautiful and what a wonderful way to share your story. Whether your story is your baby's first year - a picture a day, or your family history or your wedding, nothing will do it more justice than having Good Stock do their magic.
these are just a few of the covers. Go to the site and you can get a sneak peek inside.
I just took a stroll through their blog...just brilliant. A perfect gift for anyone you care about - even yourself.
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup garbanzo beans
(those together make a complete protein)
1/2 tomato cubed
A little pepper
A slight dash of sea salt
And voilà ! Yummy yummy.
You can also get a bit more involved and add 1/2 cup brown rice. All
together makes a great complete (protein and carb) meal.
Feel free to throw in every veggie you want. I like cooking up some
purple diced onion. Mmmm.
If you make it tell me what you did.
nervous to start my first training session. I am excited but fear I
may throw up just from the hard throbbing pulse in my throat. Wish me