Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I Candy

Thanks Inkspot! 
I know this is old, but the blog is new so I'm playing catch up.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Petit Kitchen

Exceptionally beautiful play kitchen's from a land I've never heard of - Kfar Hess anyone (Levi, I just know you have been here)? The shop is Petit Kitchen.  Absolutely the best play kitchen I've laid my eyes on!

Plaid Boots!

I love these! They combine my love of graphic prints and boots and coziness all into one. Yes, please.
Pajar boots -top- can be found  here.

 Sorel's can be found here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bowling Party Plans...

I am in motion planning my almost 4 years old's Birthday Bowling Party at a beautiful vintage bowling alley in Milwaukie.  In my efforts to keep the cheese factor down and the kitsch factor up I am pulling together some great vintage bowling details... I found these on Etsy and E-bay- very inspiring color and graphic wise. Too fun! I love birthdays!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Art of Living Cheerfully

Persisting Stars has a photography and meditation e-course beginning November 14th. 

The overview captured me:
~ live a creative , extraordinary, and impassioned life,
~ explore our artistic natures and express ourselves creatively by realizing creativity extends beyond our art into the way we live our daily life
~ clear negative energies and people from our lives
~ discover techniques to uplift our joy and energy
~ delve into the art of the self portrait through photography
~ rejuvenate our creative living spaces
~ embrace a healthful way of living through food, meditation, exercise and much more.

What a fantastic way to lead into a new year with some good tools in your possession and from the comfort of your own home! If anyone enrolls, please let me know, I would love to chat about it.

feather photo by David Pohl Illustration

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jacob Hashimoto- prepare to *gasp*

A childhood friend who grew into a mind-blowing artist and a man after my own heart- Jacob Hashimoto.  I love the prints, the colors, the movement, the repetition. Serene and exciting at the same time.

(All photos are property of Jacob Hashimoto.)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Turn some heads- Aida Coronado

I am researching great vintage and ethnic embroidery for a freelance client, and came across Aida Coronado's shop- I love the layers, colors and ease of the way she puts these classic Mexican styles together- both current and timeless and figure flattering for most.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jurianne Matter- papercrafting genius!

OH how I love these ideas and colors from Jurianne Matter.  I am tracking down the wish boats and lanterns for a special little guy's birthday party next month. The patterns, colors, and simplicity all make me so so happy.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Autumn Equinox!

all photos from Yahoo News. Images of equinox celebrations from around the world.  What did you do to celebrate? We jumped in our first pile of leaves today!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Serena and Lily love!

I'm probably late to the game, but just discovered this shop Serena and Lily and am head over heels in love.  Now, I'm absolutely fixated on redecorating- just need to dig up a few grande somewhere....
so beautiful, bohemian, timeless and perfect in every way. swoon!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


These photos are are of some beautiful women I know, a generation ahead of me- I watch them be the center of their universe- patiently loving and guiding their clan. Giving comfort, being a rock.  The wrinkles and greys we are taught to fear are a thing of beauty- trophies of wisdom.  I hope that I can be a pillar of comfort, wisdom and hope too.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Aqua Shutters!

I have been obsessed with the idea of painting aqua shutters since seeing  an Odd Molly photo taken outside of Copenhagen.  Now the idea is scary- probably more so for the neighbors... I can always repaint though right? It sort of feels like jumping off a cliff, but I went to Flikr and searched for aqua shutters-

And all of a sudden- it made sense- it's the New Orlean-ian in me that wanted the aqua shutters.  I am so happy to bring a slice of my beloved city to my Oregon home!  So I'm almost brave enough to do it now. whew!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Babiekins love!

A new online kids mag called Babiekins was kind enough to feature me in their first issue- take a look! So much work and creativity went into this- I would be happy if this was my life's work.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

this is so weird that I love it!

In honor of the much talked about- SHARK WEEK!!!
From the Etsy shop Youth Diaspora - also so weird that I love it.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Big Birthday Party

Oh whew! We did it! A day full of bubbles, costumes, teepees, cakes, face painting, kiddos and lassos= one happy 2 year old.  Oh how I love birthdays.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Another Reason Why Portland is the Best!

Canvas Art Bar and Bistro located in NW Portland.  I want to go here!!! You order your canvas and medium choices off a menu for an affordable price and have live models, music, and art to inspire you as you dine and drink wine. Their aim:

"To inspire the mind, feed the soul and to foster community. How, you may ask? Through accessible, affordable art packages you can make in the space with your friends and family!
Yes, we have beer and wine, and a delicious menu of fresh and healthy foods. We also have books, art, models, film and musicians to keep the creative juices flowing! So give yourself a much-needed outlet. Soak in the inspiration. Discover or recover your inner artist. And let the world delight in the imagination, illumination and beautiful creation that is you! You are our muse. And we are your canvas."

Love it!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Itty Bitty Pretty Things

I have a new niece on the way and I am absolutely swooning over all things baby girl related!  You know you all do it too!  I found these items on the site "Supermarket".  The top baby bundle is from Lala's Pequinos who is a Natural Kids Teammate and the owner of the fabulous "Noonie" concept.

Sweet things for sweet kids

A celebration of things simple and beautiful.