I sat down for a bit
and made some presents
for my far flung friends.
January 31, 2012
January 27, 2012
I found this quote while perusing a favorite site and it really resonated with me.
I can get so bogged down with worry about things I have no control over.
I took this photo last fall in Post Falls, ID during a family photo session. The sky seems so big up there, it's crazy. I stood in the middle of a wheat field and just looked up. So cool.
January 22, 2012
Lately I've been in a real funk. Not sure if it's the dismal weather, the homesickness, or what, but it's been a huge funk.
The natural remedy is to spend some time soaking up the sun in a tropical locale with my sweetie, right?! No responsibilities. No drama. No snow. Ahhhhhhh....
Sadly, that won't happen until March....so I'm trying to focus my energy on some winter projects. (Remember my perfect chairs?!)
I have started something new. And BIG. A project that is going to be a huge challenge. But it is going to rock. I've gotten started with the help of the brain trust (some very dear and talented amigos) and I'm more excited than I can say. Want a tiny little peek?
Confused? Well I'll tell you more about it.....soon. :)
What ways to you get out of a funk? Or do you live in Barbados?
January 19, 2012
This year I decided to buy 2012 Calendars through Pinhole Press, a chic company with an array of fun products. I sent them out as Christmas presents to family, and kept one for myself. I love them!
I used photographs from our family reunion in Maine this past summer, and I love how the images conjure warm, sunny, happy feelings. :)
January 18, 2012
January 16, 2012
Friends, I've had a wonderful victory.
Have you ever had something that you've searched for, for a long time, with no luck? Like the perfect pair of boots, or the right lamp, or whatever?
Since we moved to Spokane, my elusive white rabbit has been a pair of bamboo captain's chairs. Back in CA we found them everywhere...but up here? No one seems to know what they are.
But I've finally found some. A pair. For cheap. On Craigslist. Aka, the BEST THING EVER. Bonus: the incredibly chic seller (she's moving to NYC next month and I want to go with her) gave me a whole roll of webbing to make these chairs perfect. (You can see the monster roll in between the two chairs below!)
They are perfect. With a coat of paint, some webbing, and a couple custom made cushions - they chairs are going to be just the project to get me through the rest of our winter. You know, until June.
January 12, 2012
January 5, 2012
The start of 2012 has been pretty good.
And searching for tickets to see the Hoskings.
January 1, 2012
The start of a new year is such a magical time. I'm a sucker for a new beginning, and I feel particularly inspired as we enter 2012.
Matthew and I are on the cusp of many brand new things, and the excitement to begin is awesome...and overwhelming. 2012 will be about waiting for the right timing, trusting that we'll end up where we're supposed to, and of course full of adventure.
Last night we took part in the Columbian Tradition of "Destroying of Faults" - where each person cuts out a cardboard representation of themselves and pins on little pieces of paper with "faults" written on them. I took faults to mean things we had fostered in 2011 that we did not want to bring into the new year - resentments, emotional baggage, false friendships, and the like. You throw the little cardboard person into the fire and watch as your faults burn away. It was magical, smoky, and awesome.
So out with the old, and in with the new. I detest the association that accompanies "New Years Resolutions" so, like Anna, I'm going to share with you my Goals for 2012!