Wednesday, February 24, 2010

dreamy aussie wedding



these wedding shots are so lovely, and i love the blog. so sweet and charming.... reading it certainly sparks a longing to visit australia... someday. hopefully sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

wanderlust amsterdam





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these images are so romantic. i've never lived a snowy winter, and now the thought is tugging at my heart strings. curled up in a warm wool blanket, wearing beautiful coats, tights and boots, riding a bike all over the city, frosty breath, and snowflaked eyelashes ... i'm certainly swooning, but not complaining about a sunny 76 degree day and a walk on the beach here in ca. i've been lucky enough to experience that which is wonderful amsterdam twice, and i'm completely in love. it is a uniquely beautiful amazing city. great design, gorgeous architecture, fabulous museums, international food, yummy beer, FLOWERS!!! what else could a girl ask for?!

*shout out to my home girl joey livin the A-dam life. i'm jealous :) xo

Monday, February 15, 2010

teddy bear? oh hell no



this girl's posts are so fun to read. her wit and writing style make me giggle out loud everytime. AND she makes the most beautiful floral creations(ie the ones above).
* go here for more of her stuff.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

words of wisdom


we are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
the trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let
the beautiful stuff out.
-r. bradbury

* so eloquently put...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

oh, february how cruel thou art




i don't know what it is about this month. it stinks!!!!! for the past six years it has stunk up this girl's life anyway. i've never been a big valentine's day fan and maybe it is cupid's curse upon me, but this february has been epically, spectacularly, entirely shitsville. one for the history books... march 13th will be eagerly awaited, and looked forward to like never before.
in the mean time the doctor has prescribed pearl jam turned up to 11, blaring the smiths, radiohead, tegan and sara, damien rice, a little quiet joni mitchell, a karaoke dance party of one to the ting tings, and a healthy dose of chocolate.
count down to the the renaissance of my life sans ball n chain... t-minus 27 days


in the mean time some lovely snaps of studio choo's. oh, how i've felt like lil' boy all week. and btw break-ups suck.

Monday, February 8, 2010

knitting is knotty


got me some new knitting needles. fun! i love em. they're japanese bamboo, and so fly!

Friday, February 5, 2010

lil sumthin



copper cymbidiums. nasturtiums. mini callas. geranium

Thursday, February 4, 2010

cool cottage






summerland is one funky little beach town, and this might be my favorite little cottage among many. part residence... part art installation... part heap o' stuff <3

p.s. and how pretty is this bearded iris??

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

wanderlust lisbon



yesterday i got the newest j crew catalog, which was all shot with beautiful lisbon as a backdrop. can i please live in these pages? wearing these clothes of course.. i have fallen head over heels. hellllo cobble stone streets, gorgeous architecture, and a nice glass of port. mmmmmm...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

colored glass


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started a collection of colored glass.... i have a few aqua, and a few cobalt so far... hope one day it's displayed as beautifully as heather frazier's.

Monday, February 1, 2010

olive wreath



wired some leftover olive branches into a little wreath for the front door.

diy- this variety of olive has a natural curve to it. i started with three pieces with a similar shape and wired them together, adding and wiring as i went, keep in mind the shape and size of wreath you want in the end. this could also be used as a garland if the two ends are left unattached.

celebration




70th birthday party for a very well loved husband, father, grandfather and friend.
cabrillo arts center- january 30th
santa barbara