Thursday, November 29, 2007

off to see this girl!

and this dog! tomorrow is my sister Kacy's birthday so i'm off to San Diego to visit and bbq and bowl. super excited. tomorrow is also cowboy's gotcha date... the date she first got her dog. in fact this is their first picture together exactly 1 year ago.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

happy thanksgiving

this is one of the first thanksgivings i have had off work in 10 years. we are leaving soon to drive to Parasise, CA to visit Ro'ns family and feast. We'll be back tonight cause i have to work tomorrow and all weekend for that matter.

The tree is so not what was shown in the ebay pic. I am a bit dissapointed. The box made it look so much fuller..... oh well, it is fun and adds a quirky touch to our living room.... if my husband will let me i want to put up the classic green one too....

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

cupcakes take the cake

i am perfecting my recipe and i found the trick... madagascar bourbon vanilla extract... it is a bit more expensive then regular vanilla but it makes such a difference... it is also the vanilla that sprinkles uses. so i made some thanksgiving cupcakes for my kids at work. the turkeys didn't turn out exactly as i planned becuase i couldn't find the right ingredients but they were still cute... and they tasted great which is the most important part.

oh, my pink tree is here too so i am decorating it and will share some pics later.
happy weds.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

photo swap lovin'

i did one with the lovely Rachel Denbow and look at this amazing one she did of me. I freakin love it. she rocked it!
Here's what i made for her. she makes scrappin easy cause her pics are so fun. i love how the red one turned out.... so not my typical colors... plus i love Rachel's creative croppin on that pic.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

mom's always right!

she said the black and whites had to leave the living room. they just don't go anymore. she was right. i want to do something like this

minus the wall paper and with this deer head from pottery barn teen

also, thanks to the encouragment to get my tree up... who cares if it isn't even thanksgiving, i'm goona enjoy this holiday season for as long as i can.... and the tree will go up as soon as it arrives in the mail.....
okay, off to start on some holiday crafts. we'll share later.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

cucakes and chirstmas trees

our date last night was great. PF Changs was sooo yummy and we stopped by the cupcake store after and got some yummy treats. I also bought my pink christmas tree yesterday a la ebay... super excited about that!
so is it too early to put it up? i want to start decorating as soon as the tree gets here next week.
I hate when people complain about seeing christmas decorations already. Working retail i hear this alot.
"It's not even thanksgiving yet.... and you already decorated for christmas!!!!"
yes, just like last year and the year before that and the.... deal with it, it is the same time every year! I love it. I celebrate it. I saw a house with lights up yesterday and it made me giddy inside.
so, climbing off my soap box..... is it to early to put up the tree??

Saturday, November 10, 2007

running with scissors

so i decided to cut my bangs today.... this rainy weather made me a little bored so i skipped off to the bathroom with some scrapbooking scissors and voila.... i'm happy with the result.... now off for my date with the hubs to PF changs and cupcakes {smiles}

channel your inner girlscout

it's cold and rainy here so i am off to build a fire

Crumple up eight pieces of newspaper, and set directly under grate.
Place four sticks of fatwood kindling (a resin-y pinewood sold at most hardware stores) on top of the newspaper.
Lay down three pieces of firewood in an H formation, and light paper in a couple spots. (If you can find it, try kiln-dried firewood. It has a nice appearance and an ultradry texture, which makes it burn amazingly well.
Let fire blaze a bit, then put in a few more logs, creating a boxlike configuration.
As the fire burns down, add logs in twos.
Pat yourself on the back. Fire-building isn't just for dudes!

pop culture

i am nearly done with my living room redo.... i wanted a pop art feel.... bright colors and funky finds.... i wish i could paint the whole thing, but since we rent it would be kinda silly... so for now white walls it is....
love how this turned out. it makes me smile to look at it.

i love how these turned out, just some old frames that i spraypainted and hung without the glass or pics... i attached black ribbon onto two of them and i love!

this print was in my studio but it now fits much better in the LVR, i will hang my new elsie prints in my studio to replace it

i think i shared these a while back, but they are retro suitcases filled with dvds in the corner

these pics have been in the LVR for a while but i like them, they kinda work for now, until i can do something else on that wall...

Friday, November 9, 2007

sushi cupcakes and itunes, oh my!

it's been another busy week.... we just launched our holiday season at work so i have been busy putting out the red cups and brewing the
christmas blend.
but i did make a super cool purchase from elsie

pretty excited to frame it.... and cause i have gotten all of these things this week

i new resturant opened acroos the parkinglot from my store called Sushiholic and it is amazing... i have gotten it for lunch everyday this week, anf they make their rolls with whole grain rice if ya want and tey have a gigantic sized menu...yum!

plus i found the tea cake bake shop on tuesday in emeryville and they have the best cupcakes i have ever had.... we are going back tomorrow cause ron and i can't stop talking about how good they were

and i have been listening to tegan and sara non stop this week, i love all their songs

Sunday, November 4, 2007

beagle fest 2007

Yesterday Lola and I went to the Sausilito Beagle Festival. There was 99 beagles all ready to romp and play. It was pretty cool to compare her to other beagles... she is for sure on the small side as everyone thought she was a puppy...

Lola was kinda interested in this lil cute, i have never seen a beagle looking like that....

but for the most part she really wasn't interested in the other dogs getting to close to her

when they did, this is what happened.... she spent most of the day roaming the park and keeping to herself... she would follow other beagles but didn't want them to get too close to her

Here was Lola for the costume contest... she didn't win but i think she was a pretty darn cute bee.....

This lil lady bug was pretty cute and chashed Lola around a bit.... which was pretty funny to watch a ladybug chase a bumble bee...

I totally loved this spider..... so freaking cute... this costume was at Target so I went today to see if it was still there... no such luck....

Finally, this was the winner of costume contest, i totally loved this lil guy, Underdog. And you can't beat a homemade costume either.

They also had "best Aroooo" contest and "doesn't come when called" which was pretty funny... people calling their dogs and the dogs just walked the other way... beagles are notorious for this... thankfully Lola comes most of the time. It was fun, but Lola was getting pretty tired and she has been sleeping since we got home... so until the spring Beagle Fest....

Saturday, November 3, 2007

totally feeling it.

a pink christmas tree that is... hmmm... granted we bought a fake one last year and it would be silly to buy a pink one for design sake.... but it would me cute..... hmmmm.... let's see what ebay has.....