Thursday, November 29, 2007


I can't make the label cloud work!!

Please help me

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


So, I've been hibernating a bit lately... I've been really busy with work and am attempting some semblence of a social life... I wish I could say that all week I've been slaving away at the promotion ad below (being printed in much better quality, blogger doesn't like 25mb files, by Modern Postcard as 6.5"x8" ad mailers), but I actually didn't start that until about 11 am yesterday and finished it around 10 am today! My boss wanted it done by 4pm, but I was pretty sure that while I am amazing, I'm not quite that special. So I called the company and apparently 4pm was the exact same as 1pm today, so I told my boss that I had changed my deadline thanks to this information! Thanks to Sarah & Hanna for listening to me rant and solving all my questions!!

I have big news that's gonna be coming out soon!

Oh and Christmas is at my house this year, so I'm stoked that I get a tree and I get to decorate my house!!!! Oh, the fun I will have!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday Five

1) Soft Trees from Little Birds Handmade - I have the perfect fabric for this, and I plan on making an obscene amount of them...

2) Branch Shelf from West Elm - I saw this when Leslie and I went to West Elm (Oh, how I wish I had a bigger suitcase and a bigger bank account!) and I decided that Blair could probably make this for me bigger and better and then I wouldn't have to paint the expensive one!!

3) Tree Bed from Shawn Lovell Metalworks - The most beautiful canopy bed I have EVER seen!

4) I love this print by Robin Rosenthal - it's all over the internet and reasonably priced and I think it might be making it's way to my house sooner rather than later!

5) Flowering Crab Apple Tree from Mumblepeg - SO pretty but SO expensive!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A bit of an update...

I guess owls don't really count as an update so here goes...

We had a great time in Florida, we spent the first week in Key Largo going snorkeling, relaxing by the pool and eating delicious fresh seafood! All of this was done in the sun! On Thursday we drove down to Key West and it rained the whole way down there and thankfully the sun came out in time for lunch and a bit of strolling around the downtown section.

Then on Friday we drove to Sanibel Island on our way to Sanford/Orlando... look at a map of Florida, it's not exactly on the way! And again it rained our whole way there (we didn't even get to stop in the everglades) but the sun came up right before Sanibel Island and we had a great time on the beach looking for shells and then headed off to Orlando so that Blair and I could pick up our rental and then followed my parents to Sanford...

Had a great few days in Sanford with my relatives, spent sometime shopping in Little Vietnam with my mom, aunt and Liz and had an amazing lunch there. Then Leslie and I went to the Mall at Millenia and wow, what a gorgeous mall! And Anthropologie needs to open a store in Vancouver or Calgary ASAP... because I'm in love!! Had an amazing dinner at Barry and Liz's and got to see Reece again.

Then we made our way to Daytona Beach and by this time (Sunday) the weather was just staying nasty and, well, Daytona had no beach to speak of! Our first day in DB (Monday)was actually spent up north in St. Augustine doing some historic stuff and we spent some time at Ripley's Believe it or not (mainly because it got us out of the rain) and then back to Sanford for dinner and so we could pick up our camera that we left there! On Wednesday , we went back to Orlando and had a great, mostly sunny day, at Seaworld (and an evening at Sephora!!!!!). And by the end of that day we had already decided we didn't have the energy for a follow up day at Universal Studios :(

On Friday we went back to Sanford to stay the night because our flight was at 6am on Saturday. And I got in a bit more quality time with Leslie and quality time with my credit card :) Luckily our interests go hand in hand quite nicely and I've picked up a few new things to covet!!

And then Saturday we flew home, got into Spokane at about 12pm, drove home and picked up our much missed puppy from the kennel and fell promptly asleep!

Two weeks is usually the perfect amount of time to be gone, but this time with all the rain, it just seemed far too long... I wish we could have spent more time in Sanford and less in Daytona Beach, but that wouldn't have been fair to Leslie's grades!

Since I've been back, I've been working lots, trying to get the house a bit more organized, because my friend from school Lauren is moving in with us for a month either this coming weekend or the next...

I've also been baking a bit! I bought this years Every Day Food Holiday issue and so far I've made the Chocolate Pear Tart and the Lemon Fig Tart. I forgot to take the picture of the chocolate pear tart, but it was fabulous! I made the lemon fig tart tonight, but we haven't tried it yet because it's for after the movie (we're currently watching the Bourne trio on the projector), so maybe I'll take a picture.

Blogger won't let me upload pictures right now, so I'll try to get them up tomorrow, they're also up on Facebook.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Owls in the family...

I made a few more owls... and I have a strong desire to make more... I need to do a lot more organizing in the office before I can even justify bringing out my sewing machine again :( And to make matters worse Moonstitches has another owl project up and it's definitely on my to do list... that and the soft trees which I'll be posting on Friday...

Leslie... would you like a garland of these if I get good at them...

Monday, November 5, 2007

Welcome home

we're baaack...
update to happen soonish!