Saturday, July 23, 2011

{Fun} mellow yellow...

Yellow is the color of the day here. I find that I really gravitate towards the happy hue. I needed to mellow out last night & I decided to create an Etsy treasury (making them is sort of how I go to my  "happy place"). So here you have it-  a summery yellow collection of things that caught my eye. Speaking of yellow... the sun is finally out here in the NW - so Sayer & I are going to go outside & enjoy it! Hope you have a nice weekend! What colors are you gravitating towards lately?

View the Yellow Treasury live here.
{Top image- Lemon Poppy Garden Shorts by Sohomode}

Thursday, July 21, 2011

{Four Finds} Cool Characters...

I'm always fond of a cool character & these four folks have caught my eye. They bring a smile to my face when I see them & make me wonder what sort of adventures they've been on. I'll bet their creators are just as interesting... Hope they put a smile on your face too!

{top to bottom}
Floral - Made by Ching for Big Bone Handmade
Poppy - Made by Chris Theiss for  hutch studio
Mr. Elly - Made by Jess Quinn for Quinn Knits 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

{Photos} hanging out in kiddo's room...

We've been hanging out in Sayer's room a lot lately. I love to watch him play & tend to reach for the camera when he isn't looking. It seems like his room is always changing to respond to how fast he's growing & changing. I've got an ongoing documentation of the morphing of his space on flickr & added a bunch of new pictures this weekend. We've replaced a table & chairs with a vintage school desk & chair (from a local salvage yard)- the table is now in the living room.  We have some new prints that Sayer helped pick out (by Blanca Gomez & Jayme McGown) & some new vintage finds- a Fisher Price school house & village (including a post office & fire station) - both from the late 60's early 70's. Well, I'm excited to say that my snapping of the camera & obsessive room documentation was was shared on Ohdeedoh yesterday! I guess it's a good thing that we've had so many inside/rainy play days lately because I was ready to pass on new photos when asked. 

Thanks to Sarah Rae Trover for writing a such a sweet post & to the kind people that left comments. You can view the rest of the room tour here.   Wow, this week is shaping up quite nicely! How is your week going? 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

{Everyday Inspiration} and so I whisper...

The blogosphere is a pretty fantastic place. It's truly wonderful the friendships that form &  connections that are made through blogging. One can play the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon game with people you meet on the web. Which brings me to Anabel Fournier & her blog, and so I whisper. I first learned about Anabel & her company "Fournier" through my friend Chantale (who I also met via blogging). I found & bought the necklace above & started following Anabel's blog because of Chantales high praise. 

There is this great series on And So I Whisper,  called "Where I get Creative". Anabel interviews all sorts of creative & inspiring ladies including Florence Rolando & my friend Chantale. Reading about other creatives & their work space inspires me & I love the idea of this series. I was really honored to have been asked to contribute as well. 

Here's a little peek of my interview that was posted yesterday. You can read the whole post plus get a little studio tour here

Thanks for including me in your series Anabel! I look forward to reading more "Where I Get Creative" interviews along with previewing your gorgeous products (& photos) on your blog. 

{top photo via here

Sunday, July 17, 2011

{Music Monday} booty shakin'...

Rain, rain, go away! Sayer & I were inside a lot this weekend because of the weather. However, we did take full advantage of it by lots of singing & dancing. A little while ago, we put our old boombox in Sayer's room along with his little suitcase of cds so now he can dj until his heart's content. He really loves listening to music & audiobooks. I used to make playlists on my ipod for him when he was a baby, guessing what songs he would like. But today, we created one together & bought some new songs while we were at it. It's sort of dangerous that he knows what itunes is now. He was so excited to have all of his favorite songs on one cd plus some from his favorite movies. He was in this position a lot of the day- wiggling, dancing & singing at the top of his lungs. He has also recently learned about the lip syncing concept which he practiced as well. Right now, he is a bit like a poorly dubbed foreign movie - which is hilarious. Here are two songs that made it to his new mix. We probably watched this first video about 10 times over the weekend. It seemed like an appropriate song for a Monday - plus the video is so great.

The other rainy day activity this weekend was that I took Sayer to his first movie in a movie theater on Saturday. We went to see Winnie the Pooh - along getting with popcorn of course. He's still a bit too young for Harry Potter & Winnie the Pooh just seemed like sweet "first movie". It was nice to hear so much of the music performed by Zooey Deschanel too!  Happy Music Monday! How was your weekend? Do you remember the first movie you saw in a theater?


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