Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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To take take the cookie photos, I ventured out of my comfort zone. Generally, I like to take pictures of things as I find them. This time, I created the background and manipulated the items for each picture. I generally like the way the pictures turned out, what do you think?
Now, as far as maintenance of the rink is concerned...that's what the children are for!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Something like this would be nice:
Our afternoons would be filled with the kids and their friends gliding around the rink.
Afterwards, we would all sip hot chocolate:
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I also lust over vinyl wall decals. The trouble is, there are so many great quotes and pictures to choose from that I just can't make up my mind. Of course, you can never go wrong with a monogram... This one had me at hello:
Another great source for vinyl decals is wall words, which I believe used to be wonderful graffiti. And don't forget etsy!
Can't wait to see your new decorations!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Anyway, I say go for it, if you really want to. You only live once. Hair grows back. But you have to promise to wear your eyelashes like Twiggy, too, if you do the hair.
So, all this talk of Twiggy had me searching for other 60's hairstyles. Which, of course, lead me straight to Marianne Faithful. She was one cool chick. I just had to share this picture of her and Mick Jagger. Isn't it sweet?
They have some really cool stuff for photographers and photography buffs.
I need this:It's not a new lens...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Please, 40- STOP ME!!! Doesn't it look suspiciously like the haircut I had in 7th grade? It sure looks good on Twiggy, though. The more I look at it the more I like it. What do you think, 40? How very sorry would I be? (And how very ugly would I look??) Wow- I love it though!
Monday, November 15, 2010
It turned out that both boys had a blast. For a treasure hunter and collector like my 12-year old, the estate sale turned out to be a wonderland. The woman who owned the house was a collector, too. There were bags and bags of beautiful shells and sea glass she had collected throughout her years of travel. Old urns, pieces of fences, and architectural pieces greeted us at every turn. My son went home with a PS2 game system, 14 games, and a ziploc bag full of "rare" blue sea glass.
My 3-year old amused himself by playing with the house dog and old toys, talking to everybody who crossed his path, and running through every room of the rambling house.
As for me, when I saw a tub full of vintage Fisher Price toys, I knew I had to buy them. I had recently read on Sarah's blog that she buys vintage Fisher Price toys for her children. I loved the idea of buying some vintage FP, and searched for some on ebay. I really wanted the amusement park series, but all of the toys offered on ebay were either too expensive or in poor condition. Now, right in front of me, in a plastic tub on a dirty basement floor, were the toys I had been lusting after on ebay, in perfect condition and for less money. Serendipity.I bought a merry-go-round:
A circus train:
Seven little people:
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I am participating in Tristan's Souvenir Foto School this session. This time, the theme is food. The students will be posting their pictures to the Flickr group FOOD+FOTO by midnight Sunday of each week. This picture is my first submission. Head over to Tristan's blog, or Flickr see all of the great pictures that have been entered.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I should have titled this post- "No really, I'm serious". I love this! I can't stop listening. Honestly, how about that Julio? I mean, Willie has always been Willie and he's great. When we were young, our dad certainly went through his Willie Nelson phases. We even saw him at the State Fair once. But I am developing a new fascination for Julio. I actually think that this is the only song I have every heard by him. But I am thinking I need to invest in some more of his music. I want to have a dinner party and play only Julio. For real. I'm not kidding. And anyway, I had to distance myself from all that Christmas talk, I can't take it this early in the season.
P.S. Who doesn't love some good old fashioned cheesy pin-ups? Your welcome.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
And with that, maybe I'll throw down a challenge to 40: in the next few weeks, let's try to make the cheap pom pom wreath. After all, surely ours will be beautiful!
Instructions on making this wreath can be found here http://calebdanielle.blogspot.com/2010/10/diy-yarn-wreath-with-felt-flowers.html.