Tuesday, June 29, 2010


so, i just found this polaroid movie printer & i absolutely NEED one. yeah right, that's the last thing i can afford right now. but i can dream. about all the unnecessary things that would make my life complete. & this is high on the list.

what an amazing idea. thanks, photojojo for opening my eyes (& wallet) to all these wonderful creations... speaking of... how did i know about the lomo spinner 360?!

an awesome camera that uses 35mm? readily available, affordable film? no way! i think you get 8 pictures per roll, & i think i need this!

now i'm reminded, i need to finish r's adventures sweet diana scavenger hunt. one roll of 120 left! oh no! ♥

Friday, June 25, 2010

ooh la la

from all the luck in the world, via daydream lily.

maybe i'm looking at it wrong, but i like the day idea of making some collaged/decoupaged mounted vases/small storage vessels.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


it is 96 degrees out right now! i'm staying cool inside watching dirty dancing. thank you, amc.

so, aside from getting fired from the salon via text message at 10:45 last night, i had a great weekend. saturday i puppy-sat for my friend joanna. her little pug, emperess rainbow, is the absolute cutest & i truly will die if i do not get a pug.

i got an awesome new 80's grecian-style dress from work this weekend, & i'm so thankful to have a part time job, even if it is at the best vintage clothing store ever where i usually end up spending my entire paycheck.

yesterday, i visited my friend sara in shepardstown. we went to the sweets shop for yummy doughnuts, followed by nutter's, the best ice cream shop everrrrr for some delicious cotton candy confetti ice cream. the kiddie cup is HUGE & it's only $1.15!

then we went to the most beautiful midcentury-mod house, with the most wonderful record collection, with the most delicious mulberries!

i had my first raspberries of the season while walking down the trail to a rock quarry to go for my first swim of the season. the water was bright blue & clear, & it was so warm! we could only stay for about a half hour, but i'll be back next week, no matter what.

today my glittery gold toms came in the mail, all the kittens got a good brushing, & i'm hoping to go see puro instinct (pearl harbor) tonight{long story short, i assume. a lot. this show will be at the end of july...} in dc with my beautiful boyfriend, & tomorrow tara & sara from baltimore are coming to town to go swimming!

so like i said, despite getting fired (totally bogus!), things are going pretty well. not to mention all the wonderful things that i don't even mention here on the interweb.

&... i have about a billion pictures from the past couple of weeks & i lost the cord for my camera, & this laptop has a slot for just about every kind of memory card EXCEPT the one my camera uses. so... they will have to wait til the weekend when i go puppy-sit for my dad & use his computer.

up next, i'm going to post all of my findings in the hunt for local swimming holes!

all images via we heart it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

true blood

okay, so maybe this is mildly embarassing, but i am OBSESSED with true blood. after waiting over 6 months for season 3, i finally saw the first episode last night & i am giddy with anticipation for the second episode.

i should tell you, i have had very few television obsessions. the few i have had, however, are all embarassing. let's review:

blair waldorf, i love you. chuck bass, you better not be dead. little j, stay in hudson forever! georgina, why were you wearing a blonde wig in the season finale?

oh, marissa cooper. rest in peace, baby girl.

the original 90210. i miss you, dylan & brenda.

probably the most embarassing. shannen doherty never lasts more than a few seasons on any show.

lucky for me, i have a boyfriend who not only tolerates, but actually seems to enjoy watching these shows with me! ♥

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

holy hannah!

i'm loving tim laursen's swinging bed. when i find an extra $2000, this will make a wonderful addition to my dream house/garden. found via the urban outfitters blog. ♥

Monday, June 14, 2010

omgosh i love this tee-pee from varpunen, awesome style blogging mama from helsinki. goodnight!

Monday, June 7, 2010

woah baby!

so, i happened upon reform school the other day, & i am completely smitten. this is a great site for gifts (for others & for yourself!) & i have composed a little wishlist...

captain & bear squirrel

i have a (creepy?) obsession with baby-crafts, meaning crafts for babies but also miniature things... in this case, the former. look at these sweet little onesies. "what is it about a squirrel playing drums that everyone just loves?" lol-ing.

where you came from

guh. so sweet. adorable illustrations. i love how quirky, strange childrens books are becoming more popular & available! brent talks about making a children's book sometimes; he does the best illustrations. i can't wait. this book would be a good gift, paired with the squirrel onesie, for the pregnant girl i work with, if she had any sense of humor at all, but alas i'm afraid the irony might not translate...


holy cow! i have been promising myself i will make a tee-pee for the backyard for at least 6 monthes now. sigh. one of these days. or maybe i will cheat & buy one, seeing as how it is essential to my happiness...

yeti, mermaid seascape, & owl.

these seem like a lot of fun. i would not give these away as gifts because i am greedy.

fox set

another something that i'd end up keeping. those foxes are so hot right now!

well there are a bunch of other things on the website that i love, these were just from the child development section of the site. happy hunting! i'm off to shepardstown to see my friend sara & our beautiful heart-shaped garden! ♥

Friday, June 4, 2010

oh happy day!

found via pia jane bijerk, photos by jonathan ong. i've been looking for new & interesting ways to display plants & flowers from the greenhouse, & this is such a beautiful display. i've been collecting vessels, bottles, jars, etc. for miniature terrariums, but i only have my window ledge to display them. i did just hang a crystal chime in my room with some string going across the corner of my room; i wonder how much weight it can support? a few bottles with some dahlia blooms maybe?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

holy moley!

i found this cuisinart soft-serve ice cream machine on style crush & i absolutely neeeeeed it! look at the sprinkle compartments! my birthday is september 12th, just so you know. ♥

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


omg, i love this cat house from apartment therapy.

the cats house.

i've been really excited to make some kitty-oriented crafts, but this is beyond my (& the kittens') wildest dreams! i love the secret passageways & the ladders that lead up to the rafters!

I've wanted to make this cat magnet for a while, Brent's kitty Kazoo loves it!

Here's a few other kitten crafts I'd like to start:

♥ Martha's catnip mice.

♥ I found this sweet kitty tent the other day, & it's absolutely adorable. Cats love tents!

♥ Cathy Filian's tutorials look awesome. Hello, catnip bubbles?! (!!!)

♥ ReadyMade's kitty hammock.