Monday, September 27, 2010

That's Cracker Jack!

COSI, our science museum, is one of the best in the country. We've spent so many hours there playing, learning and exploring. Out of all the high tech gadgetry, the bells and whistles, my favorite spot to visit is an almost forgotten exhibit tucked away in a small corner.
It's the Cracker Jack display.
The backlit glass cases house dozens and dozens of the old Cracker Jack prizes that used to come inside the boxes (and still do). You can see for yourself just how wonderful they are.

Color And Glass

The glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

We were lucky enough to get to watch as they assembled this last piece.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Fall

The movie The Fall is a mixed bag. Parts of it are wonderful. Parts of it are terrible.
The ending, to me, does not satisfy.
But one thing that I can say for sure is that it is beautiful.
I find myself returning to it simply to soak in the remarkable scenery, costumes and visual effects.
Plus, the little girl in it is absolutely outstanding. Watch the second video if you don't believe me.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Original

This lovely lady is the newest original handcut silhouette in my shop.
She would make quite a lovely addition to your home.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Set Sail For Etsy's Front Page!

My original Captain made it to the front page on Etsy yesterday!

Friday, September 17, 2010


From the book Bird by Andrew Zuckerman.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


From the book Creature by Andrew Zuckerman.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Random Photos

Photos via FFFFound.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Walking To School

Monday, September 13, 2010

I've Got A Golden Ticket

One of our favorite movie theaters, Studio 35, runs a children's summer movie series. The last movie of the summer was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I love this movie, however, I wasn't certain that my 5 year old would feel the same. It has some awfully creepy parts, especially the tunnel scene. However, we decided to brave it.

Turns out, my son didn't even make it to the tunnel part. One glimpse of Augustus Gloop getting stuck in the pipe and he let out a wail. So, we took him to the lobby to calm down, thus missing the scary tunnel scene. I thought we would be okay but, no. Violet turning into a blueberry was his undoing. He'd had enough of Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory.

Oh well, maybe when he's a little older he'll be able to appreciate it.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot is one of my favorite movies. It's sweet, romantic, hilarious and full of wonderful fashion.
Plus, it has Marilyn.
Here are a few ways to make the look yours.
Cloche hat at Forever 21.
Gorgeous seamed stockings from StockinGirl.

Naughty hip flask from Collectique.

Dazzling bracelet from Old Ways Past Pieces.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

More New Originals

Even more new originals right here in my shop.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Originals

These brand new originals are in my shop.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

We said goodbye to summer yesterday with a good old-fashioned cook out. We had hot dogs, baked beans and fresh lemonade, to name just a few.
Then, when the cool of the evening came, we said hello to fall with a fire, roasted marshmallows and hot, spiced apple cider.