Tuesday, April 13, 2010

spring walk

I went for a walk with my friend Cole today. Here a few photos of our adventures.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Spring is trying hard to break through the rain I just know it.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I found this on Pinkshirtsandcarwrecks this morning. I thought you might like it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

back to the blog

I haven't been on my blog since the holidays. I think about it often and I always have these great posts that I want to do but things have been 10 times busier than they were last year at this time so I am having trouble finding time to do everything that I want to do. I have decided to keep it simple and post a photo I took yesterday. Richard and I drove up highway 1 from Pismo Beach and stopped in Big Sur to look around. We went out on this cliff and I took some photos. This is one of the photos. Hopefully this will get the blog ball rolling.

Can't believe it's almost April.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


We finished trimming the tree last night. It all came together so fast. The new addition to the crew this year is the little elf in this last photo. I found him at a flea market 2 weeks ago. He seems right at home. I LOVE his little boots.

Happy holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2009

holiday spirit

this is a photo of the top of the tree in the lobby of our building.

The whole holiday thing is really moving fast this year. Our holiday projects are well under way with cookie baking, card making and tree choosing. Here are a few photos of our tree and card projects. We still have to trim the tree but it looks so damn cute just sitting there that we have been enjoying it without all the stuff on it. Maybe we can get to it tonight.
Richard with our lil tree

the very beginning of the holiday decorating projects

pre-trimmed tree

I ran out of Gocco screens that we needed for our holiday card project. I was horrified to find out that they aren't making screens this size anymore. I didn't have time to buy anything on Ebay so Richard and I came up with a plan to reuse old Gocco frames with new screens. We were pretty pleased with ourselves.

after we cut out the old screen we lined the edges with glue stick

then we glued the new screen to the sticky, glued edges

we thought it would be a good idea to put the screen under a heavy book for a few minutes to make sure that the new screen stuck to the frame

we had a little help keeping the book and screen in place

After the glue was dry we reinforced the edges with clear packing tape and we were ready to burn the screen!

Richard's holiday drawing just before we burn it onto the screen

short movie of me using the Gocco printer that Richard gave to me two Christmases ago

Richard taking advantage of his obsessive tendencies by make sure to evenly apply ink to each card

the card drying station

Next post will include cookies and tree trimming!


The weather is so amazing today that I just have to wonder if it's really December. I probably just jinxed myself by typing that...well, the day is gorgeous and the rain we had two days ago didn't totally do away with all the flowers around our building. I'm posting a few photos of what things look like around here.