Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday::Peacocks

I have been inspired by the peacocks from my previous post. So, in keeping with the peacock theme, here is wordless Wednesday.


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{Oh, I want that!}::Peacocks

Every once and awhile I come across something so absolutely, wonderfully, lovely that I must have and I must share or I will explode! Here's what I found today.


Aren't these clips so adoreable?!?! I love anything feathery, especially if you can put it in your hair. These wonderful clips come from the Garden of Whimsy. Make sure to check out the shop for more lovely goodness.






When I saw these shoes my heart went a flutter! I love high heels, I love peacocks, and my favorite color of the moment is teal---these shoes have it all.

Now, you can't have beautiful peacock heels without the matching purse. Check out Paris xox for more fashionable goodies.


I love cupcakes. I love peacocks. Whats better then a edible peacock feather to garnish your favorite cupcake.


So, what do you think? Which is your fav?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Do you live a catalog life?

Have you ever heard of Catalog Living? I found out of about from the Nester.

Molly Erdman, the author of Calalog Living, describes the blog as peek into the exciting lives of the people who live in catalogs.

If it's been one of those days and you need a good laugh hop on over to Catalog Living, you are sure to be entertained.

Here are few of my favs, click on the picture.












Which is your favorite catalog life?

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bring your kid to work day


Yesterday was bring your kid to work day. Well, not really, I just brought my kid to work.

Once a week, I make the long treck out to the end of oblivion, Van Nuys, to work at my favorite client's sign shop. Einstein has been dying to go with me ever since I told him that the sign shop made signs for Disneyland. Being the boy that he is, Einstein just had to see how these signs were constructed. So, I made the crazy decision to take Einstein with me yesterday. I packed up my laptop and he packed up his drawing stuff and we headed off.

It was so nice have someone with me on that long drive over there. When we got there, I introduced Einstein to all the guys, all 4 of them, and then Einstein settled in at the desk next to me. He searched for legos online and I worked on the billing. After he got tired of working on the laptop, he went to the back and the shop manager showed him how to make some simple signs. After a little bit, Einstein came back up to the office and helped me stuff and stamp some envelops. After by the mid afternoon I was done and we headed back home.

Overall, it was really fun to have Einstein come along with me, especially on the long drive back home. We had a great time together. Maybe we'll do it again some time.




Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday:Ice Cream

It's been so hot over here in southern california that when I get home all I think of is ice cream. Never, has my ice cream maker been used more than now.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

30 Things Before 30

After much contemplation and strategic thinking, I have finished my "30 Things Before 30" list.

So here we go....

  1. Get a blog makeover.
  2. Go back to school to finish my English degree. done
  3. Sew myself a dress.
  4. Finish knitting Einstein's blanket.
  5. Finish reading Ronald Reagan's autobiography.
  6. Get pregnant! done
  7. Make a dish from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of  French Cooking.
  8. Blog constistently, Monday through Friday, for a month.
  9. Workout consistently, four to five times a week, for a month.
  10. Go to the Huntington Library.
  11. Eat at Larchmont Bungalow.
  12. Put together my wedding album.
  13. Try Pink Champagne (from An Affair to Remember)
  14. See a movie at the Arclight at the Grove.
  15. Visit the Museum of Tolerance.
  16. Sew Einstein a dress shirt.
  17. Put together my design binders.
  18. Finish hanging the pictures in the hallway.
  19. Update and use my inspiration board.
  20. Make my toilet paper roll project.
  21. Reorganize under the glass of my desk.
  22. Fit into my black strapless dress.
  23. Clear and reorganize all the bookshelves.
  24. Visit Grauman's Chinese theater and find the footprints of John Wayne, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Clark Gable.
  25. Visit the Hollywood Bowl. done
  26. Put together Einstein's baby scrapbook. (It's been 7 1/2 years)
  27. Visit the Santa Monica Pier and go on the ferris wheel.
  28. Take Einstein on a trolley.
  29. Finish changing my last name on all important documents.
  30. Visit the Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park.
Ok, so now everytime I complete a task from my list, I will cross it off and  post pictures.

Here I go. Wish me luck

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Grab the kleenex

Grab the tissue and then watch this,



I absolutely love this video.

And if you didn't know it already, I absolutely love my country.

I am very patriotic.

I am so very, very thankful for our military and all that they do. And this video made me think that maybe I don't do enough to show how eternally gratefull I truly am. So, one way I thought I could show some support is to adopt a soldier. I also think it would be good for Einstein to show support too. And so I am going to have him write letters too.

I will keep you posted on how it goes.

If you know a soldier who needs a care package or some letters sent their way, then let me know and I will gladly oblige.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

For the love of procrastination

Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a procrastinator.

Yes, I am a self proclaimed procrastinator.

I am not ashamed of it anymore; but rather embrace it now. Most times my procrastination works in my favor.

Sometimes it does not.

Sometimes my procrastination makes me laugh, sometimes it makes me cry. All in all it is who I am.

Ashley from Oh What Fun shared this little video and I loved it so much I thought I would share it with you too!

If you are a fellow procrastinator, how many things in the video do you do too?

I must admit, I do about 98% of those things; however, I drink coffee, not tea.



Procrastination from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

Happy Tuesday :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Home Ec:Learning to Sew

So, what are you doing this weekend?
I am going to go thrift store shopping for some vintage fabric, sheets and pillow cases.
Do you wanna know why?
Well, I just signed up for Home Ec, the online sewing class for beginners.


 Home Ec is a four week e-course with 3 wonderful teachers, 26 step-by-step projects and 3 live chats all for only $60! Call you believe it!?!?  The class officially begins this Tuesday, August 10th. You have a few days left, so sign up now to get the 3 special earlybird guides. For more info and to sign up go here.

Happy sewing :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Waiting

via Olystad

Waiting.

Lately it seems that all I've been doing is waiting.

I hate waiting. I detest it. I loathe waiting.

And yet I find myself waiting.

Waiting for what you may ask. Well, let see....
I'm waiting...
...to see if I got accepted to SNHU, so I can finish my degree.
...for little Einstein to starting listening to me the first time.
...the husband to find a job. It's been a year now.
...for my Etsy shop to take off.
...for a cure to cancer.
...for some people to grow up and others to slow down.
...for the right time to have another baby.
...for my lemons to grow.
...for my aunt to get a kidney.
...for life to slow down.

It seems that lately my days have been based on waiting for this thing or that. And I grow angry and frustrated with all the waiting. Sometimes I just want to throw in the towel and say "forget it!" to everything and everyone. Then I want to throw a pity party for myself and and cry to God and say, "Why me, God....why does it always happen to me?!?!" And it's just then that I hear God's sweet voice, "I'm waiting too." It hits me. He's waiting for me to stop whining about waiting; learn my lesson and just sit at His feet and be content.


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