Thursday, December 31, 2009


I am leaving 2009 in the same general mode that it has been in the entire 12 months: RUSHED.

I wish I had more time for a better post, but I don't. So Happy New Year to you all. Hopefully I will see you in 2010. And I hope that it turns out to be a great year.

Photo of the hottie in a collar and mohawk is from Plush Palate. (from Vogue)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hello again.

Does Christmas even feel like Christmas to you anymore? It doesn't to me. I'm not saying that I don't enjoy it, but it somehow just doesn't feel as special as it once did. Now that it's over, I am craving cleanliness and order. A good workout and plenty of water and veggies. A renewed spirit and a clear mind. And I have to say, even though its a long way off, I am craving the sweet smell of spring.

My head is full of ideas right now. Ideas for paintings and drawings. Colors and shapes and pretty things. Sometimes I am inspired to make "things": jewelry, clothes, purses. But other times, like now, I am inspired to make art. I am really wanting to spend some quality time with my paints and brushes and pencils. I have my fingers crossed that I actually make the time to let this creativity come to fruition. I haven't been too good at that in the past year. It's too easy to let other things take over and let the creativity be stifled. Hopefully 2010 will be different.

I don't make New Year's resolutions. I think they aren't very realistic and they sort of set us up for failure. But I do have hopes and ideas for the new year. What are your hopes for 2010? Care to share? Saipua got a jump start on their new year with a new website. That's where I found the amazing photo above. I think it's just the breath of fresh air I have been craving. Those colors are perfection and the feel of the photo is exactly the feel of the images floating through my mind. Nothing like a few posies to brighten a Monday.

Have a great week, lovelies. I will try my best to stay present, but please forgive me if work wins out for the next few weeks. The body shop business is booming, to say the least.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Boy. I feel like I have been out of the loop for a while. Last Friday brought a huge snow here in the mountains of North Carolina. Today is the first time that I have been able to get to a computer. Yes. One of these days I will get internet at my house so I won't have these problems.

To be honest, I like being snowed in. I like knowing that I don't have to go anywhere or do anything in particular. I like being home all day. I like seeing what my house looks like in the morning sunshine.

I still haven't wrapped all my Christmas presents. I haven't really even finished getting presents. They may just have to wait for the New Year! I did make sugar cookies. They were as good as I hoped they would be. And now I have the ingredients to make gingerbread cookies, too. I hiked all over the mountain in my new snow boots. Threw some snowballs. Watched movies. Cleaned house. It has been quite enjoyable being snowed in.

Now I'm off to get my house cleaned up and get ready to go to a friends house for dinner. I probably won't be back around for a few days. So, from the bottom of my heart, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I hope it is magical and peaceful and that you enjoy every minute of it. Reading your blogs and your comments are like getting a Christmas present every single day of the year. Thank you. God bless you.

With Love ~Jo~

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cookie Monster

I am so terribly boring lately. No big, fancy, amazing piles of inspiration for you. No deep and thought provoking words. Nothing. I'm pretty useless.
I keep wanting to tell you it's cold here, but "uh. yeah. duh." it's pretty much cold everywhere but Australia right now. What have I been doing? Sitting on couches watching football, watching The Taking of Pelham 123, watching The Hangover. Reading magazines. Looking for Christmas gifts for people that I dearly love, but can't seem to find good gifts for. Cleaning house. Daydreaming. Drawing a bit.
But you know what I really want to do right now? I want to make sugar cookies. Okey, wait. I really want to eat sugar cookies that I made. But I don't really want to make them. I would rather take a good, long nap and wake up to a pile of fresh, warm, sprinkle covered sugar cookies that I made, but didn't really have to make. I'm crazy. I know this. But seriously, I just don't like eating sugar cookies that someone else made. And I really want some sugar cookies. But I really don't want to have to make them.
The more I think about it, I should just take a nap. I have another hour and a half before I can go home, I have no idea what I am going to do for supper, I am craving sugar cookies like a maniac, and I really feel that the greater good of the household hinges upon me taking a nap this evening. Thank the good Lord above that I am off work next week. Hallelujah!
*the cookies above are from Cakebox Cookies. They look pretty darn yummy. You should order some and then tell me if they were better than the ones you make at home. Just sayin.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hello Monday.

You know how sometimes we run across something that makes us go "Wow"? Well, that is exactly what happened when my mom asked me if I had seen the tree in the window of the new antique store in town. As we drove by and she pointed it out, my eyes got big and my mouth dropped open. Wow! So..... Friday afternoon, I decided that I just had to have a picture of this tree to share with you. Upon closer inspection, I found out that the tree is not just covered in strands of pearls. It is covered in antique pearl costume necklaces! Piles and piles of necklaces! Isn't it stunning?

I am, honestly, not very interested in antiques for the most part. But this new store was filled with case after case of antique jewelry. Real and costume. I ended up staying there much longer than I had planned. I even picked up a few pieces that I hope to work into some jewelry for my shop. Now if I could only get enough pearls to cover my Christmas tree!

In it to win it.

Have you been to the Bright Side yet? If you haven't, you really should. The Ambassadors of Sunshine give something away every single day!

In order to help my mom enter for one of the prizes, I am posting a pic of her latest project. This is an egg gathering apron and a chicken purse that she made for one of my little cousins for Christmas. There is no question where my crafty gene comes from! Some of my little cousins have started raising chickens. They love it. They get so excited every time one lays an egg. Leave it to mom to come up with an apron just for gathering eggs. The front pocket has separate compartments to hold a single egg each.

So there you go. Good luck to mom. :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mark it down.

Here we are, at the end of another year. Time to make resolutions. Time to clean out and start over. Time to buy calendars! I am quite fond of having a big wall calendar for keeping track of appointments and important dates. But what better way to brighten your year and remind you of what day it is than a little desk calendar from Etsy? There are tons of choices. Just search calendars and you will get some 200 pages of results! Here are a few of my favorites.
This one happens to be at the top of my list, both literally and figuratively. The magical world of The Nebulous Kingdom makes me smile. Such sweet, fantasy-like images. And the colors break my heart.

This gorgeous Parisian photography comes from Little Brown Pen. How pretty would this be sitting on a kitchen counter? The gelato shot? Yes, please.

It doesn't matter how old you are, or how tough you try to act, you cannot deny that joo joo has the goods to make you smile. And once used, these little prints would look so cute framed in a child's room. Okay, or yours. I won't tell anyone.

Leah Duncan has a very interesting style of artwork. Like a folksy, Aztec, tribal, block print batik. Lovely, muted colors and adorable animal kingdom characters make this calendar fit in just about anywhere.

Finally, if you have not seen the beautiful illustrations from Immortal Longings, you are in for a treat. Each print is a still from one of Shakespeare's plays. If you aren't into Shakespeare, don't worry. These art nouveau style depictions are breathtaking regardless.
I hope you have a great weekend. If you get a chance, please visit some of the shops above. They are all very talented artists. These desk calendars are a great, affordable way to sneak some new art into your home.
Luv ~Jo~

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thank You, Harper's Bazaar

After refusing to renew my subscription to Vogue, I decided to fill it's spot in my monthly lineup with an old friend of mine, Harper's Bazaar. I subscribed to Bazaar for years. Loved it dearly. But then, along with a new editor, the magazine got a new look. A look that I didn't particularly like. So I let my subscription run out.

But this past year, Harper's Bazaar has been grabbing my attention from the magazine stand almost every month. Stunning covers. Beautiful editorials (in a land of ever increasing unflattering, ugly, dark editorials). It has been looking fresher and cleaner than ever. I have grown quite smitten with the new look and easily made the decision to add my name to the list of subscribers once again.

So imagine my delight when I opened my mailbox yesterday and found the colorful glossy cover above staring back at me. Thrilled beyond words. Good decision. Good decision, indeed. I do believe that this is THE most gorgeous magazine cover that I have EVER seen. Truly, I do. And I am so excited to see what the coming year will bring to my mailbox.

Thank you, Harper's Bazaar, for being the bright spot in the American fashion magazine world. It's so nice to have you back.

*photo from the Bazaar website.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I have been dreaming of this place ever since I spotted it on the Dress Design Decor blog yesterday. I fell asleep last night imagining that I was curled up there, all cozy and quiet, with a heavy blanket and peaceful thoughts.

Monday, December 7, 2009

medicate me

I have decided that I have Housecleaning A.D.D.. I know that I am not the only one who suffers from this condition. My grandmother has it, too.

I can start washing dishes, walk away to go put in a load of laundry and thirty minutes later remember that I have a sink of dishwater that is probably cold. It seems that the very reason that I cannot keep my house as clean as I would like is because I cannot stay on task. It's ridiculous. I have been known to start cleaning the bathroom and end up cleaning out closets, without finishing either! How does this happen?

Plus, for some reason, my brain is way more occupied with the "deep" cleaning of things than it is with the surface stuff. So I end up deciding that it isn't worth "picking up" here and there without doing a complete overhaul. What is my issue?

And now I am going to tell you a little story about Christmas trees.......

They are a pain in the ass. God forgive me. I love celebrating the birth of my Lord Jesus Christ. But why on earth can't we come up with something simpler than hauling in and setting up a seven foot tree in the midst of our homes, fluffing it to perfection and then trying to hang some doodad on every other limb? Why? And for anyone out there debating whether a real or an artificial Christmas tree is best, give it up. They are equals. Their pros and cons all balance out in the end. The idea of a romantic, sparkling, magical Christmas tree is only a reality when you can hire someone else to do all the work for you.

The End.

*sorry if I crushed your elf like spirit. please don't hate me.

Friday, December 4, 2009


I have the prettiest Christmas pics from magazines that I want to show you, but I can't find a scanner anywhere that works.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

~*~*~*~have you heard~*~*~*~

Godiva now has baked goods. Yeah, I know. Shoot me now, right? Better ask for a treadmill for Christmas. ;)
*go to Godiva

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keep on keepin' on.

* by vol25

I will be grateful for this day. Even when I have to suck it up to get through it. Even when things go from bad to worse. Even when it seems impossible to be grateful.

It is supposed to be the season of magic. Brotherly love and good cheer all around. Laughter and music. Peace and goodwill. But it's not always.

Christmas will be here soon. And deep down in the bottom of my soul, what I really want this season is contentment. Not just for me, but for my family and friends, too. I'm not only talking about physical contentment; being happy with what we have. I also want to be content with myself, my relationships, and my own efforts. Am I doing enough to make my life a positive one? I want to know that even when things around me are faltering and everyone is confused and unsure, that I am fully content with what I stand for and believe. I want be able to look chaos in the face and rest assured that I am doing what I can to preserve my self. My morals. My faith. Other people can have a way of making you feel like you are crazy. I want to be able to distance myself from the crazy and see things for what they really are, even if it sometimes means that I have to give something up.

Life is constantly changing. We just have to keep on keeping on. This month, in the midst of the hustle and headaches, I hope we can all stand back for a moment and find the peace within ourselves. And be truly content with what is deep inside our hearts.

*I apologize if you spaced out half way through that rambling. One of those moments where putting my thoughts into words was not that easy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holy Mother of Rainbows and Unicorns!

Thank goodness for the Daily Candy. If it weren't for them you would be getting a rant about all the things that are making me ill right now. BUT... instead, you are getting the most colorful, sparkly, fantastic, magical, fantasy land post in the history of Miz. November blogging. Doesn't that make you happy? It sure made me happy!

This, my loves, is the magical world of Lime Crime makeup. The incredible invention of the fabulous Doe Deere, Lime Crime makeup is what your wildest color fantasies are made of. The brightest, boldest colors on the market. Insanely saturated sparkly eye shadows. Purely opaque couture colored lipsticks. If you only click on one link that I have ever made for you, please let it be this one. I promise, you will be glad you did.
Happy Thanksgiving! I'm ready to trade in the pumpkin pie for some cotton candy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Sorry for the absence. I have been a little short on words lately. Feeling a little out of sorts. I did go get a new tattoo over the weekend. That always helps me feel better. My tattoo artist says I'm a weirdo because I actually like the pain. Something about it just feels like such an emotional release. I love sitting under the needle for hours at a time. I've been trying to design something bigger and more elaborate to get done so that it lasts longer. A good four hour session.

Yes, I know. Weirdo.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Shopping List

Okey. So obviously either none of my readers buy gifts for guys, or they just avoided that post all together. Regardless, I am back with some more Etsy finds to make your Christmas shopping a little bit easier. Or maybe not. Maybe I'm just giving you some pretty stuff to lust over. Doesn't matter. Here's the Sweet List.

The Teton Cocoa Company is making my belly growl right now. I have never had white hot chocolate before, but it's looking pretty darn tempting. Creamy white chocolate in a cup. Mmmm. Not to worry. They have the regular stuff, too. And it all looks too good to pass up.

If this doesn't set your heart a'flutter, I just don't know what will. This is only one example out of a store full of sweet heart designs. I'm loving them all. From Sarah & Bendrix.

If you haven't seen the Hydrangea collection from Patrick Irla Jewelry, you are seriously missing out. Delicate little blossoms falling from your ears, clustered around your neck, floating on your fingers. So pretty.

I keep running across the most stunning pictures from Little White Dresser. This place is just running over with lovely. I am particularly fond of this soft lilac headband. Give this store a look. It will make you feel all feminine and frilly.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This is where I want to be right now. Well, technically, I don't know who's house this is and I'm not really into hanging out in strangers homes. But, ideally, in my own little imaginary world, I am totally hanging out right here today. Daydreaming and reading and sipping on something warm. Can't you just imagine it?

*photo from Country Home

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Let's Hear It for the Boys

Most all of us have a guy or two on our holiday shopping list. And, lets face it, guys can sometimes be pretty hard to shop for. Finding something for the boys on Etsy is not always too easy, either. But there are some awesome choices out there. You just have to dig to find them.

I love this jacket from CHONCORDIA. It has the look of a snowboarding jacket, but its made for casual street wear.

Does the boy like tattoos? Mine does. And he's always wondering if there is a better ointment to use during the healing process. Mirasol Farm makes this herbal tattoo salve to heal your new ink up and to keep it looking good on down the road. This would be a pretty cool stocking stuffer.
Hurt Couture has to be one of my very favorite Etsy finds of all time. I mean, where else can you get a nice leather belt with a self defense weapon built right in? Exactly. This simple looking buckle pulls out to reveal a shiny, sharp dagger. (not recommended for guys who like bar fights)

I had to laugh out loud when I read this shirt. Yes, this is my sense of humor folks. Etsy is the place for witty tee shirts. This one is from Not Your Moms Vinyl. I also highly recommend Signature T Shirts.

Guys need to carry things, too. I prefer they look manly when doing so, and these duffel bags from RAGGED Edge Gear look plenty manly. Check out the store, because they have lots of color and size choices.
I hope you find something on this list that would make the man in your life smile. Of course, you may just find something that makes you smile, too. Happy shopping!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend Update

On Friday evening I always have big ideas about what I am going to get done over the weekend. But then, come Saturday morning, all I really want to do is curl up in a sunny spot and rest. This has been especially true this weekend, as the weather has been unusually sunny and warm.

I have been ridiculously slack lately at getting things posted. Work has been very busy and I don't have a computer at home, so I'm left trying to find time to fit a post in here and there. But today I came to mom's to use her computer because I miss you guys. I read your posts. But it's just not the same if I'm not posting, too. I miss the interaction. And, today, I want to share something different with you.

Inspiration boards have become a very popular subject lately. I love to see other people's inspiration and I'm sure you do, too. Interestingly, I have been making inspiration "pages" for years. I put together small collages in a little book that I made in high school. I keep boxes and folders full of magazine clippings, waiting to be edited and compiled. These collages are my own personal escape. They are something that I do for myself and I don't often share them with others. But, seeing as you are an appreciative crowd, I thought I would share a few of them with you.

These are three of the more feminine and sparkly collages in my collection. I'm not a huge fan of tons of bling in real life, but I love the way gems look when piled up on paper. The images come from years and years of random magazine addiction. The photos aren't great, but I hope you can pick out all the images and words.
I think I have also mentioned my enormous collection of fashion photography before. Maybe one day I will give you a glimpse of those, too. One reason that I enjoy these collages so much is that they are just for me. There are no expectations from others like there is for my art and design projects. Does that make sense? No one asks about or questions these things. But everyone wants to pick apart and give opinions on and tell me what I should do with my paintings and designs. Do you have anything like that? Something that you do just for yourself? A creative outlet that demands nothing more than your own heart? I would love to hear about it.
I hope you have had a restful weekend. I hope to see you more often this week! And I hope you find time to do something just for you.
xoxo ~Jo~

Thursday, November 12, 2009


for my Aussie girls.

Do Australians wear UGGs?

I wonder this every time I see an UGG ad in a magazine. Just curious.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Let's Get Started

First of all, I would like to thank you guys for such sweet birthday wishes. I think we can all agree that lovely comments from fellow bloggers can just make your day. I appreciate each of you.

Now. Let's talk about the upcoming holiday season. I know. I know. You don't want to hear about it. It's just November. But months go by quickly and if we don't plan ahead we will all be sitting in traffic fighting for the last parking space at the mall come December. You don't want that, do you? Me neither. This is exactly why shopping online is a great idea. And shopping handmade online is even better!

I have a few different lists for you, all stocked with items from Etsy. Today we are going to start with Classic and Cozy. Beautiful things that anyone could love.

Have you seen the bags from CalviRee? They are gorgeous. And simple. I do believe that this design would span any generation gap. They come in different fabrics, but with the same cool handles.

Ok. So I have a soft spot for jewelry by One Garnet Girl. But, can you blame me? Such clean cut designs. So classy. Who wouldn't love a pair of white topaz earrings? I know I would. Once again, just as lovely on your grandmother as on your little cousin.
Not everyone loves handbags and jewelry. For those loved ones who would rather adorn their homes, there is April Hiler Designs. You would be hard pressed to find a prettier wreath than this one, made of frosty colored succulents. Beauuuuutiful.

For those who love vintage, and recycling, and greening the planet..... Mireio has got you covered. She recycles vintage glassware by hand pouring her clean burning soy wax candles into them. Yeah, wow! How awesome is that? Plus, she also makes some lovely eye pillows filled with natural ingredients. What better way to relax?
I hope you check out all of these great Etsy shops. Most sellers try to list a range of items that cover all budgets. Maybe you'll find a little something for yourself while you're at it. ; )

Friday, November 6, 2009


As some of you have already figured out, today is my birthday. And right now I am sitting at my mom's, full from a most fabulous birthday meal and uploading pics to the computer. My hubby is off doing Army stuff that he can't get out of. And so I am here with you, sharing a few photos.

These are from a few weeks ago. The leaves fell really quick this year. Not much time to enjoy them. This is the maple in my front yard.

When I get home in the evenings my living room is already getting dark. The yellow leaves outside seemed to illuminate the window like a lantern. So pretty.

This is the dessert table from the baby shower I hosted Monday. We had two big pots of soup for dinner and then cake and cookies. I put the flower arrangements together with flowers from the grocery store and leaves and greenery from my backyard.

I moved the flowers to the hall after the shower. They look right at home on my linen dresser. The frames above showcase a favorite gift from my grandmother. She bought these "paper dolls" at a flea market. There are a whole pile of them, but I could only frame a few. They were folded inside one of those huge Uncle Sam war posters. They are actually hand cut out of catalogs! Some have been colored. Some have arms missing. They were obviously well loved. My Nanny knew that I would love them, too. Click on the pic to see them a little larger.
Hope you enjoyed my little show and tell. Love to you all. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Rock Candy

Raw Naked Gemstones!!!
I love a beautifully cut diamond as much as the next girl. I love polished stones and metals. I love refined jewels and I would never suggest that we toss them aside (unless you're tossing in my general direction). However, there is something to be said for elements in their natural form. Especially gemstones.
How gorgeous are these naturally formed stones? They look like colorful sugar crystals spiking up from their bedrock. Proof that God is a master jeweler. I'm sure you have seen the popular druzy rings and pendants. I've even seen big chunks of stone fashioned into votives and paperweights. And I love them. What do you think of them?
These two amazing examples come from My Cellar Door. And they are quite affordable. (and you know that if I am saying that, that it's true)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Whew! November.

WE MADE IT!!! It's November. October is finally over. The time changed. It's actually light in the mornings when I get up for work. Whew. I feel like I just ran a marathon! The October marathon.

How was Halloween for everyone? I spent time with the family kids and then me and the hubby went to a little get-together with friends. The baby shower for my aunt went fantastic last night. We ate good. She got tons of cute stuff. My house is still clean! This weekend is going to be a special one for me. I'm not gonna say too much, but it involves my mom cooking my favorite meal and buying me The Sartorialist book. And then some more quality time with friends, hopefully. Woo hoo for November!

Okey, so. I have always been very aware of the fact that I am a very touchy-feely kind of person. I love hugs and cuddling and sitting close and brushing up against people in crowded spaces. Love it. Truly. But Saturday night it occurred to me that a lot of my friends are also touchy-feely people. We are a very loving bunch. Now, don't take that wrong. We aren't crossing any boundaries here. Nothing creepy or too provocative. We just like to hug and touch and be close to each other. So. When I ran across this shirt from Signature T Shirts, I just knew that I had to have it. I haven't ordered it yet, but I plan on it. And I am totally stoked about wearing it! What do you think? Would you wear it? Are you a happy hugging homey like me?

*btw. I am very sorry for the sporadic posts. Things have been lightening speed lately.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Yes. I have been m.i.a. lately. Believe me, it's not by my choice. I have officially declared this October to have been the month from hell. And now I have my fingers crossed that November is much better.
So, now that I have a minute. I want to share with you the Miz. Jo way of accomplishing things. Me and the hubby have been in the house for around six months or so. I still have piles of unfinished this and that and stuff stowed in corners until I can figure out what to do with them. BUT... I have found out the perfect way to push yourself to get stuff done around the house. Volunteer to host a party. Yep. That's what I did. I volunteered to host a baby shower for my aunt (who is finally having a girl, after having three boys). In the past two weeks I have accomplished more in my house than I have in two months. And (hopefully) I will have some pics to prove it soon.

In other news, I have recently decided to become quite blase about anything happening at my workplace. I have decided to do my best and then just let the rest sort itself out. I always try to do things to the best of my ability at work. I try to run things efficiently. But lately it seems that many outside stresses have left me getting fussed at for things that I cannot do anything about. So my new take is decidedly detached. The bills aren't paid? Well, get me some money and I'll pay the bills. The bathroom is running over? Yeah, that's not my problem. Such and such part came wrong? Sorry. I can't wave a magic wand and make it right. If they want to fire me for things that I can't do anything about, well then I guess that's just the way it will have to be. I'm not killing myself over it.
Two more days in October. Please tell me that November will be better.
~I love you all. I adore reading your comments. You never fail to make me smile. Thank you so much for being my sunshine. ~ xoxo Jo xoxo
*quote from Creature Comforts. photo from Marie Claire.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Thirty more minutes until I can go home. And counting.

I will give you a post worth looking at when things calm down.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Love is...

Love is a stupid thing.

How can you want to rip a person's head off and eat it like a praying mantis one moment and want to hold them so tight that they can never leave the next? My husband can make me so mad. He can hurt my feelings like no one else can. At times I have even wondered how we stand to live with each other. However, he is also the one who can calm me down. He can make me laugh when I am trying like hell not to. And at times I wonder how on earth I could make it if I lost him.

Last night I was thinking about how complex love is. Yet, even in all its complexity, love at its very basis is embarrassingly simple. It has the ability to rouse every single human emotion. It can build up and it can tear down. Love is undoubtedly the strongest force available to mankind.

Marriage is a lot of work. You will never know how vulnerable you are until you trust another person completely with your heart. Its scary. And sometimes painful. But as I lie in bed last night, my husband's arm around my body, his chest warm against my back, I had one prevailing thought.

Love is stupid. But it's worth it.

* photo from Le Love

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Finally! I actually had a bit of a stint of productivity yesterday evening. And it felt quite nice. I raked some leaves before they got completely out of hand. I finally hand washed my swimsuits and laid them out to dry. Thanks to the dandy people who came up with Dryel, I was able to "dry clean" a bunch of my sweaters. If you haven't already, you should really try that stuff. It's amazing. I done some ironing and promptly decided that some of those clothes are really not worth the time it takes to iron them. I also worked on getting my art/craft/project room in decent order.

I was thinking, while hanging paper lanterns in my project room, about how I used to despise the color pink. As a young girl I hated pink. I guess I thought I was too tough for it. But now I adore pink. I think it is one of the prettiest, happiest, bright, mood lifting colors there is. It goes well with about anything. It can be soft and understated or bold and vivacious. Pink really is such a great color. How on earth could I have shunned it for so long? I mean, just look at that room above. Doesn't it just make you smile? God was surely in a good mood when He came up with peonies, don't you think?

What color makes you smile? Like really, truly, happy making color.

* photo from House Beautiful.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

She's got the Look

Just a few things that you've missed if you still haven't checked out Lookbook.