Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sunshine State, Here I Come

At the end of this week, my husband has a business meeting in Florida. I get to tag along and I couldn't be happier! Above is one of my lenticular pins that I kept for myself. When you move it, the other image says "Florida The Sunshine State". Little did I know how soon I would be headed there. I simply cannot wait to see the ocean and breath in that salty air!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Brand New Stuff

I've been a busy bee adding things to my shop lately. First, are these adorable lenticular pins. They are one of a kind vintage and the image changes when you move them. I had two others but they were snatched up already. Second, is my brand new silhouette print Of The Same Mind. I really love how this one turned out. I'm hoping to do some more silhouettes but I'm not sure how soon I can get to them. It's going to be a very busy week around here. My son is on Spring Break which means way less time for me to work. I'm also heading out of town at the end of the week for a few days at the beach! Hooray!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Can't Wait

When I first heard that they were making a live action movie of Where The Wild Things Are, I couldn't imagine how they would pull it off. But then I saw some of the productions stills and I was sold. You can look at them here. My absolute favorite is the one of Max running through the forest with the Wild Things. It looks magical, just like the book. I cannot count how many times I have read the book to both of my boys-enough times that they memorized it. And like everyone (I think everyone else does this, at least I hope so) we would "roar our terrible roars, gnash our terrible teeth, roll our terrible eyes and show our terrible claws". I can't wait to take them to see this.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Future Doctors

My children found this Simpson's Operation game in the basement covered with dust. We cleaned it off and brought it upstairs. My youngest son thinks that the entire point of the game is to make the buzzer go off. It was a very noisy couple of hours. I wouldn't be surprised if this game mysteriously disappears into the basement again.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My Very Own Koi Pond

If you look to your right and scroll down a bit you'll see my adorable little virtual koi pond complete with five koi! Click on the pond to feed the fish! Hooray for technology!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Deer

I got this little pin last month. Sort of a valentine to myself, I guess. I found it on Etsy (of course) from the vintage seller Find Me A Memory. It's so sweet and bright. I just adore it and it only cost me a few dollars. Browsing through all the great vintage things on Etsy is so much fun!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Amazing Artwork

Etsy never fails to deliver amazing new artwork. When I found this shop the other day I was simply blown away. Naoshi has some of the most gorgeous and vibrant prints I've seen. I wish I could buy them all! My absolute favorites are the twin prints. Amazing.

Photos via: Naoshi

Monday, March 9, 2009

Oh My

Let me start off by saying that I am a huge Black Keys fan. Huge. Last week my husband told me he had a little surprise for me. When he laid this CD in my lap I was beyond thrilled. Keep It Hid is the debut solo album of The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach. It is amazing. I love each and every song on this album and I so love my husband for giving it to me. Thank you, honey.

Photo via: Amazon

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring Forward

Thanks to Daylight Savings we lost an hour today. That's all right because Spring is just around the corner. This year, for the first time, I'm going to start some seeds indoors. I can't wait! My son drew the charming little frame for my pictures above with sidewalk chalk. He loves to help out!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Full Scale Toy Grocery War

Yesterday, the plastic french fry battle continued and this time I really was ambushed. I was sitting in the dining room eating my breakfast when I heard both boys quietly descending the stairs. They were whispering so I knew something was up. Suddenly my youngest appeared in the kitchen doorway, plastic french fry in hand, a big grin on his face. His brother, who was hiding safely around the corner, yelled "Fire!" The french fry was launched followed by many many more. A full scale toy grocery war resulted involving the whole family. Toy cereal boxes were brought into play along with fake hamburger buns and plastic bananas. I believe an eggplant may have been involved. I guess it proves that old saying that no matter what you give a little boy, he will find some way to turn it into a weapon.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Plastic French Fries Make Good Missiles

Plastic french fries make good missiles. I found this out today when my son ambushed me in his room. He prefaced it by brandishing said french fries at me and saying "I'm gonna hit you with these" so I guess it wasn't too much of an ambush. And so started 30 minutes of french fry war all over the house. My aim is terrible so he was smart enough to wait for me to throw and miss. Then he snatched up my ammunition and used it against me. I finally had to beg off because of my nasty cold. All that laughing set off my cough so we called a truce.
That second photo up there is the bouquet of flowers that my husband brought home for me today. Aren't I lucky?

Monday, March 2, 2009

What Happened To February?

Can somebody tell me what happened to February? It seems like I blinked and it was gone. Here it is March 2nd already. Even though it is freezing here today I'm still thinking of spring. I hope, I hope it gets here soon.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Another Flocking Success!

I'm so taken with flocking right now that I decided to extend it to jewelry. Here are my three new pins and I am so happy with them! They are simple circles of wood with the flocked silhouette image. I love simple, elegant pins and these are just that. Plus, the flocking gives them a soft velvety texture that adds an extra charm. My son took the top photo for me and I think it turned out great! I may have to promote him to assisstant photographer for my shop! You can purchase the pins here!