Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer in the PacNW

Summer shows it's most beautiful moments here in the Pacific NW. Look, see for yourself!

Now I know these are stock photos but I hope to post some of my own very soon. With my computer down it may take some time - but bear with me! This weekend we are camping at Nahalem Falls down on the Oregon coast and also have a few day trips to Seattle, etc, planned. 

What are your summer plans? and send me pics!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

no news is good news?

So, no news yet on my's my fault really. I've yet to have time to drive it to the Mac store and see what's wrong with it! Hope to do that next week...but here is what I'm thinking. Get rid of her, get software to update the eMac AND get an iPad?? Depending on what is wrong with the laptop, the iPad and software upgrade might be more cost effective....and for sure more fun!

Hope you all are having a great week! I promise more posts soon once I have steady computer time.

Off to finish my summer-rainbow cupcakes!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

sad, sad day...

My beloved Mac laptop died last night. RIP. Blog posts will be few and far between until she comes back from the shop (fingers crossed it's just the hard drive...) I am going to try and get my eMac set up sometime this week to possibly upload some old photos and do some "Remember When" type posts...but we'll see. Say a little prayer for the laptop!! And all my info on her hard drive....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I just love this room I spotted over at Smile and Wave! I can see myself having a room like this some day in my home! Love love love!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

for your viewing pleasure.

I know at least a few of you will appreciate this one. 

 source unknown

Do-si-Do's - My Way

Here is a little cookie recipe I decided to try from Annie's Eats that I wanted to share with ya'll! Even though it's hot and Summery outside, I still like to turn on the oven and bake a bit. Who doesn't want dessert all year long? These cookies are light and a great summer treat! Here is how mine turned out...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

new knitting venture

I've decided to try my hand at knitting this satchel. So far so good! The color I've picked is Barley - to sort of give it a more textured look. I'm thinking maybe Snapdragon or Linen for the next bag!

image © Lion Brand
 free PDF pattern download HERE

image © Lion Brand

Friday, July 9, 2010

DIY Birdhouse!

Here is a fun video I found on Threadbanger today - DYI Birdhouse! All the birds are out in their full glory up here - so this would be a great addition to our porch!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

love in a bag

Just a goofy little concept I came up with today - love in a bag. I decided to of course feature my bestie Sandra and her guy Colin (with an ordinary, naturally!) Want me to design you a "love in a bag"? Comment me!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

playing with design

UPDATE: I've added more creations after the jump!! Plus a new banner just for Summer!

Since I had this afternoon off work, I decided to play around with some fun designs for the blog. I found some amazing free digital scrapbooking stuff that has really come in handy and makes design more fun! Check out : Free Digital and the Pugly Pixel (who's button is also on my sidebar) for cute and easy to use digital freebies! Here is a little taste of something I've created so far!

I was just surfin' around the web today and fell upon artist Will Bryant's website. I love love love this design and many more of his others. Check him out - Will Bryant of Austin, Tx.

 © and illustration by Will Bryant

Sunday, July 4, 2010

dream kitchen

I just saw this picture online and loved it instantly. I know it doesn't show a complete kitchen (table, appliances, etc.) but you get the idea. This is exactly what I'd love for a kitchen one day!

and Happy 4th!    

Saturday, July 3, 2010

I want. I NEED!

Just some clothing items and accessories I am loving these days! As much as I'm enjoying summer clothes, I can't wait to get some black jeans/pants for fall/winter. I'm sort of Kelly Cutrone inspired this year!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

july blog of the month!

The Long Thread  is my pick for July's blog of the month!  The Long Thread is a site dedicated to sewing, handmade crafts and tutorials.  For you mommies, there are even kids craft tutorials!

Here are some images and links to my favorite tutorials and ideas on The Long Thread! And don't forget, the blog button is located on the right hand side so you can access the site anytime! And while you're at it, pick up my button, too!

(all images and ideas below copyright The Long Thread)