Friday, December 31, 2010

there's a dream in my house.

i found this room on the Brick House. It's like being inside a dream. i'll take the wood chop table, and those pretty white floors (for one room at least). it's like being on a boat.

Friday, December 17, 2010

in circles.

I am working on this garland right now for my house, but most likely with just white or old book pages.
click here for the tutorial from Allison.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010


it's much more difficult to write a poem that is happy in sentiment, than one which is tragic. at least a good one.

Friday, December 10, 2010

my new shell

it makes a perfect detail on top of my book pile. i saw these when we were in montezuma, costa rica. they had made all kinds of beautiful jewelry from this shell. but i still like it best in it's original, organic form. it's perfect!

p.s. i miss the water.

Friday, December 3, 2010

coco bear

i saw annie bear sitting on my bed and it reminded me of my bebe coco.

you acorn

gigi and i did our separate projects this morning and took a moment to document it, which leaves us with our photo of the day. I thought it was odd how similar our projects looked too! Her project is a solid perfume of cloves hiding in a beautiful lil' locket. Regina has a independent business that is growing quickly, so get your holiday orders in soon! She was just featured today on the Huffington post which you can see here. There are tons of really affordable gift ideas, with enough room to still afford some for yourself. :) Find her etsy page here: chanchainchained.

My project was this stuffed squash recipe recommended by my dear friend, MaryBeth. She made a similar recipe, which I preferred... so she will have to share her secret. I did add, to her recommendation: spinach, walnuts and mushrooms. And then also added a bit of asparagas and replaced the dried cherries with fresh figs. You'll see in the photos that they kind of resemble red meat, but much prettier and tastier.

find the full recipe at Martha Stewart: here.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

a week ago today

since then, i have realized:

1. to-do lists that are too long defeat the purpose.
2. you should continually clean out old emails and rooms and basements.
3. the darkness comes too soon in the night.
4. thrift store can sometimes have really good books.
5. that time is the answer to everything.

Thursday, November 4, 2010



i need a canoe

one day, on my registry will be a canoe.

running on empty

It's been awhile. I am trying to come back and get this off the floor again. Did I lose you?

I've been thinking of our photo-a-day project again. And starting a sewing class. And recently I've had a new re-found interest in River Phoenix. Today we watched a bit of Stand By Me and The Thing Called Love, which is not so great. But there are a few I haven't seen, so I may be visiting Redbox soon. This photo is amazing.

And today, when there was barely any light at all, we drove quickly to this random little dead end spot and took these photos. I will be back when the light is right. gigi looks amazing though. she reminds me of a 60s actress with perfect beauty & grace.

Friday, September 24, 2010

out of the womb.

The first hour started perfectly with my grandma spinning her finger in a circle (like a party favor) singing 'happy birthday to you, happy birthday...'

I heard this song this morning, which seems appropriate for today.

I believe love will always surround you
Brave as a bear with a heart rare and true
But if you are scared, if you are blue
I have prepared this small song for you:

Sweet Esme! Sweet Esme!
Oh, oh, oh!

Thank you, joanna for my small song.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

as our affair grows older

This is the cutest anniversary celebration. They rented a cabin up north where they brought all their creative endeavors to work on, while celebrating their so many years together. I really wanted to go to Saugatuk and stay in a lil' cabin for my birthday. but even a lil' tent in the woods so we can see the stars would be beautiful. Or even this bell jar with a sparkler. :) or really just a lovenote. when you think about it, small gestures can swell up bigger than the grandiose ones.

and this is the surprise she woke up to on her birthday! what a sweet thing. i love so many things on her blog.

see more here.

this song is amazing. most otis is..

Saturday, September 4, 2010

futon byebye

i know that having a futon as a pull-out bed is nice for guests, but it's not comfortable anyways. I think I would rather just replace it with this loveseat.

* found on Design is mine.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

trading spaces

Can I trade the black chair in my house for the black one in Brick House's house? I will take the amazing secretary she found on craigslist too... the one I'm pining over.

adding color

I always thought making a collage of paint samples was a nice way to add color to a room. and i just saw that someone else agrees with me on this: Apartment Therapy. I think I may try it, but with a similar color scheme. maybe yellows and greens. or yellow and cyan.

small faces

We went camping last weekend in Honore, for our annual get-away. I would probably take more photos if sand weren't the death of my camera, but you will have to take my word for it... it was beautiful. swimming in warm waters, jumping off piers, laying in tents, floating down rivers... it makes me wonder why we come home again.

i did a portrait of all of us, but they are so small when i post them all together...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

to pass the time

M & I went to Boston Edison today for the Attic sale, which is a string of estate/garage sales in the beautiful, historical district of Detroit. Unfortunately, the universe was working against us and we showed up with not nearly enough time to navigate and then suddenly a downpour of rain rushed everyone back inside to close up. But just before the rain, we stopped on a porch with letters that read, "F-R-E-E". I picked up this lil' pile of things along with some photographs and tiny art projects. Maybe I'll photograph them because they are really interesting.

When I got home I began to work on a couple projects. This birdhouse I found at a garage sale up north that needed to be nailed back together. It's sweet and I like how it looks all worn like this, so wah-lah!

the table I found on the curb while we drove around in the pouring rain today. The wood was peeling up, so I decided to paint it, and will probably affix wallpaper to the top once I find a pattern I like. But for now, I am using this placemat on my new tv-tray.

Monday, August 2, 2010

not even

when you step outside of the small worlds that we live in, some things don't seem exactly right.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

i just got you and i'm over you

I thought i wanted a large painting over my mantle, but now I'm thinking this isn't the one for me. Still looking for the peasant like mb's. And I also have been searching for a better quality (not broken, or cheap plastic) mirror with an ornate frame. I just bought this one, but already want to sell it. Anyone interested?? Come on, you can paint it any color you want! it's goin' on craigslist tomorrow.

mirror two

what's your favorite?
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