Wednesday, September 30, 2009
But don't worry. Some other folks out there are smarter than me and I hunted them down and copied theirs. And it's all because of the love.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
*think happy thoughts* *think happy thoughts* *think happy thoughts*
This is part of my job. Yay.
Thankfully, Daniella, from Dress Design Decor knows where to find the prettiest stuff in the whole world. And she posts them for my very own viewing pleasure. (well, okay. everyone else's, too) I am totally smitten with these pics by Steven Chee. I LOVE this photo. This is perfection in my head right now. Rocks and grass and worn in jeans. A long sleeve shirt. Nice and easy. Very Bridgette Bardot, too. The heavy lashes and nude lips. This is another one of those photos that leave me with a longing in my heart. Maybe it means I should go for a hike. I don't know.
Friday, September 25, 2009
The weekend has arrived. And it's looking pretty rainy. The ground around here is like mush from all the endless showers. The chance of taking new product pics is looking pretty slim.
But I have been feeling creative lately. I have that desire to create. So maybe by the time I actually get to take some photos I will have some brand new stuff to add to the shop!
Before heading out for the weekend I wanted to share this painting from Yumi Yumi. I love the colors. It just feels so peaceful; and you know I love things that feel peaceful. The little petals and the drapey dots on the bottom are so delicate. Pretty. Pretty. Pretty.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I think the rain is going to change everyone's plans around here. But I would be just as happy to stay home and create. :) Till next time.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I'm speechless. Someone needs to fix the dang system so that it clarifies what the crap is about to happen.
I've still not accepted the arrival of fall. Been feeling a little emotionally uneven the last few days. My hubby has been coming in at night and watching Band of Brothers (again). I was in a total creative mode last night, but I couldn't escape the sound of guns and bombs in the living room. So I just ended up scowling at the husband all night.
Anyway, I could keep rambling, but I won't. SO...... in honor of changing seasons and the lovely early autumn breezes, I give to you a set of undulating rings by Embellish Jewelry. Now, there is just something about these rings. Something that reminds me of breezes through the treezes. They are so smooth and curvy. Very soothing. (unlike ridiculously realistic war movies.) If only I could find a pair of earplugs this pretty. ;)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Okay. Seriously. How could you possibly say that this red hair doesn't rock? The hair, folks. Not the tight-rolled pants. The hair.
* yes, of course it's from the Sartorialist, and hopefully he won't kick my hiney for stealing a pic. I asked for his book for my birthday. That should count, right?
Monday, September 21, 2009
But I'm trying to keep my head up and stay productive (despite the gloomy, sleep inducing weather). I'm still toiling away at getting organized and simplified. The closet above makes me giddy. I love organization and this closet makes it look so easy and so fabulous. This is my dream closet. A place for everything and everything in its place. Plenty of light. Open and airy. I can just see locking myself in my closet to read new magazines! One can dream, right?
* photo from House Beautiful
Friday, September 18, 2009
I did get a LOT of yard work done. Trees cut, bushes dug up, lots of stuff planted, bulbs in the ground. No grass seed sown. No fill dirt in the yard. But I did have to do a lot of the work in a drizzle of rain. So, I did pretty good on that front.
As for the shop..... I have two and 1/2 t-shirts finished, a pile of de-stash to photograph, a few more things in the works. However, the weather is not prime for good photos. I have things lined up and ready to go, but the sun has yet to shine through. I'm not going to say that it was a complete failure. I've just been put on a rain delay. That's all. PLEASE, keep cheering me on . I'm really trying, here. Really.
I'm dreading Monday. Being off just reminds me that I should have married for money so I could stay home. Marrying for love is completely overrated. Hee. Hee. Hee. Just kidding.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Just dropping in to say that vacation time seems to go waaaaay too fast. I have gotten some yard work done. And a few t-shirts for the shop. A little bit of cleaning. But then....... it starts raining. Yes. It started yesterday afternoon and is still going at it. It is slightly difficult to do yard work or product photography when the weather is like this. I guess this is what I get for relying on the Farmers Almanac to tell me what the weather will be like.
But I'm not giving up. I'm still working on stuff and hoping that the sun comes back out. So, keep your fingers crossed for me.
Love to you all,
Friday, September 11, 2009
This seriously talented lady makes seriously stunning pretties that bring to mind an era of excess and adornment. She enjoys taking old hats and such and refurbishing them to surpass their former splendor. Her shop is insanely beautiful and poetic. And the photography......... well, there's no need for words.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
My favorite spa sent me an e-mail saying that their massages are on special this month. Ahhhh. I love a good massage. That's really hard to pass up. But I've been eyeing the collection of boots from Born. I'm such a sucker for shoes. And the foreshadowing of fall is making me crave a pair of boots. I don't want the "uniform" winter boots. I already have a pair of those. High heels, tight fit, mid calf. No. I want a pair of soft leather, flat sole, would look insanely awesome over my jeans kind of boots. Boots like these.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday was spent at a friends house playing old school Nintendo. No joke! The original Mario Bros. game.
Saturday was a day on the lake with friends. Jumping off big rocks. Playing behind the boat. And lots of diving off the side.
Sunday........ my girl got back from Jamaica. We did a little grocery shopping and then I cooked dinner for all of us.
Monday was drag racing. All day at the track. Hotter than the pits of Haiti. But it was a blast. The car is running great (finally!). 7:13 in a quarter. That's just motor, no nitrous, if you know anything about what I'm talking about.
I didn't have the digital camera at the lake, so I have no pics to share. Sorry. I have race pics, but I figure you couldn't care less about that stuff.
How was your weekend?
Friday, September 4, 2009
I love blankets. I just can't pass up a pretty, soft, cuddly blanket at a good price. I keep them on the couch. I take them to the races. I throw them on the ground to sit around the fire pit. In the winter I tend to keep one wrapped around my shoulders while I tool around the house. A good blanket feels like luxury to me.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
So, here's the deal. I have the week of September 14th off of work. I chose this week because it is supposed to be the ideal time to reseed the lawn and do all my trimming and plant moving. I need this time in the dirt. But, I also want to use this week to take new photos of my items and do a Miz. November shop makeover. I will go into more detail about what I hope to accomplish later. But for now, I am going to leave it at this.
** The goal is to have my Miz. November shop cleaned out and ready to go, with new pics and a list of de-stash items, by Monday, September 21. **
And I expect you all to heckle the life out of me if it doesn't get done. Unless, of course, some other catastrophe prevents this from happening. Or as we say around here, "Lord willing."