Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 13

"Good things will come in time young Grasshopper"
~ Kung Fu

Sunday, August 29, 2010

On The Work Table Today...

Getting ready for an epic event, soon to be announced!

Why yes, that is Glow In The Dark Glitter!

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, August 26, 2010

2 Lovely Quilts, 2 Lovely Gifts

For my Birthday I received an unexpected gift in the mail...

It is absolutely one of the most awesome gifts I received this year, hand made by Mama J!

Isn't it Lovely?

While Mama J was busy making my quilt, I was busy making a quilt for an expecting friend!

I love the simpleness of this quilt

Can't wait to see the baby wrapped up in it!

"Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love"
~ Unknown

Monday, August 23, 2010

10 Things I'm Loving Right Now...

1. My Smith glasses.

2. Striped Shirts.

3. My Flower Necklace.

4. My Camera Display.

5. Martha Stewart's Kitchen Drawers.

(courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Magazine)

6. Homemade Zucchini Bread.

7. Boston Terrier Butts.

8. Piles of Goodness.

9. Boston Terrier Pajamas.

10. Listening to "The Smiths".

"You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way ?
I am Human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does."
~ The Smiths

Saturday, August 21, 2010

No Cow Pictures Today...

Here are the first shots from the Fish Eye Camera...

We took the camera on a road trip through Sausalito...

We took the camera on a road trip through Bodega Bay...

We took the camera on a road trip through Petaluma...

On our way through Petaluma I had the perfect shot of cows at a farm right off the highway. When I was through with the roll of film, I couldn't remember if I had to hand wind the film (see what technology has made of me). So what did I do? I popped the back cover of the camera right open in full sunshine! To my dismay six photos were exposed that included my perfect cow shots!

Sorry, no cows pictures today...

"No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film."
~ Robert Adams

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Living Walls...

It seems like they are all the rage right now, so of course I'm crazy about them. I was inspired by one planted up by Flora Grubb Gardens below. It was a bit out of my price range, so I worked with what I had.

I had a 9.5"x11.5"shadow box I found at a thrift store quite a few years ago that was a perfect container to get me started. We drilled holes at the bottom, filled it up with succulent soil and topped it off with a wire screen. I purchased succulents in a variety of sizes. 1 gallon pots are a better purchase because you can divide them into many plants. "Holes" were cut in the wire screen to plant each succulent. I let the completed box grow for about 2 months before we hung it up.

I was so excited as the small one grew in, I decided to plant a bigger box! This time I recycled a mud flat container (the plastic tray ground covers are sold in). I planted it, excluding the wire screen, let it grow for about 2 weeks. K built a frame around it using recycled lumber. We were a bit more inpatient with this box, so we ended "wiring" the plants in place before we hung it.

The finished size is 21"x21". This box was so heavy we installed it with HUGE bolts! I'll have to get K's help to take it down for me so we can water it, thankfully succulents don't need too much water!

“I consider it the highest compliment when my employees go out and start their own companies in competition with me. I always send them a plant to wish them well. Of course, it's a cactus.”
~ Norman Brodsky

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Birthday Picnic

So this is what turning 34 is about huh? It use to be all about the party, but all I wanted this year was to relax and check out a few places. K, Mochi and I were planning to go to the beach but we spent yesterday in gloomy weather at Bodega Bay and we all felt we needed some sunshine today!

Mochi was super excited to be at the park on a Tuesday afternoon with no one around but us!

I had a bag full of cameras to play with! I'm especially hyped over the new Fujii Instax Polaroid I got for a birthday gift from K! I used up the 10 pack in just one sitting! I also received a Lomography Fish Eye camera as another b-day gift, but I don't have any of those shots yet as it uses good o' fashion film.

We all had a good time soaking up sun, pounding back beers (which I haven't done since I was 21) and chasing the birds! Thank you all for the awesome well wishes it's nice to know people are thinking about me on my birthday!

"Inside every older person is a younger person – wondering what the heck happened?"
- Anonymous