lovely lovelies.

July 20, 2010

Such beautiful, rustic-y jewelry from New Hampshire based Lisa’s Lovelies {or, New Hamster as my daughter used to call it}. There seems to always be something new at her shop…and, I know, because I’m there more often than I’d like to admit visiting the “bramble ring” above. Gorgeous pieces…and ooh, how I’d love to sport that ring on my finger!

gadget geekiness.

July 9, 2010


My birthday was in June…and, as much as I totally hate to get older, I love celebrating…hanging out with friends, getting presents and eating cake!! This year, I especially scored in the presents department…my husband bought me an ipad {yipee!}. I hadn’t thought seriously about buying one, but now that I have one, I think it’s such a fun and useful gadget…I’m all geeked out about it!

Maybe even better than the ipad itself, is the coolie case I bought for it. It’s the one above, center…from Temple. It’s made from re-purposed military fabric, as are some of their other bags. I love the look of a high-tech gadget tucked into something that looks so old. I like their other bags too…so rugged and masculine.

summer break.

July 7, 2010

Hi everyone! I took a little much-needed {and unintentional} blogging break…and it’s really nice to be back! June has been a little crazy: I’ve been to Oregon to visit my parents, to Thai Massage classes, had a visit from the in-laws, and have been driving my daughter to Chicago for two weeks to art camp at Lill Street Art Center {yikes}…which brings me to today’s post!

One of my daughter’s classes was a week long “metals” class from a fantastic teacher, Rebecca Zemans. Of course, I HAD to check out her site, and was totally impressed with her beautiful jewelry and metal sculpture…what a lucky girl to have such a talented teacher!

cute yoga clothes.

June 4, 2010

I ordered the green capri pants from Kaya Yoga Wear {bottom, right photo}…and they just arrived. I LOVE them! They are made from a really thick fabric, and fit like a dream….no muffin top, and no bagging in the booty or stretching out. I wish I had ordered some more! The tops in her shop are really cute as well.

If only I hadn’t screwed up my shoulder, I would actually be able to wear them while doing yoga!! I’m out for a few weeks doing physical therapy. Problem is, I think I’m still 25, and my body is telling me NO. *Sigh*

campervans + pillows.

May 26, 2010

Helena Carrington has drawn, quite possibly, one of my very favorite illustrations ever: the campervan. I’m smitten. You can buy it in either a pillow or a card..but I love the little pillows! Her other work is fantastic as well…little fiats, “camping in Paris”, and photos from Italy and France are all just splendid!

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