Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I found this photo on PostSecret (which, by the way, is one of my all-time favorite sites and an incredibly ingenius ongoing art/social experiment).
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
This is so wild...
Designers at ENESS created this art installation at Mount Buller in Victoria, Australia. Giant snowballs, projected light, creepy music and a Snowplow of Destruction. This is art for the sake of art distilled into its purest form - putting so much work into something, not only knowing that it will eventually be destroyed, but destroying it yourself. A dark metaphor for life.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Don't get me wrong -- I still think she's a mind-controlled Stepford wife who is going to be very, very surprised when her ten-year contract is up and her "husband" is no longer jumping on couches over her.
One of my most favorite songs ever is "Run" by Snow Patrol...
Now Leona Lewis has released a beautiful cover of the song, which I think is just as haunting... Her actual video for this is on YouTube, but embedding was disabled.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Oh my holy I love this peacoat so much... This gorgeous piece is actually from Target's Go International line. $59.99! Since I live in Phoenix I have a limited period of time each year to wear coats, so each piece has to really make an impact. I love the deep indigo color and the soft velveteen fabric. It's a stylish alternative the plain black wool coat we all usually turn to in the winter.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I find Justin Timberlake, the musician, to be mediocre at best. However, Justin Timberlake the comedic actor is hilarious, y'all. He really should give some serious consideration to hanging up that microphone and accepting a cast position on Saturday Night Live.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
My father walked me down the aisle -- more specifically, through the sand to the water where my groom awaited.
And we're married! Our officiant was Alison Hand, who I also highly recommend. Contact me for her info if you're interested in having a non-denominational, meaningful ceremony full of love. She's game for anything -- I put together our entire ceremony and she loved it.
My parents live on the Choctawatchee Bay, and have this old swing by the water -- perfect for a bridal portrait.
My new husband and his mother share a moment after the ceremony.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
On election night, I flew from my home in Phoenix to Seattle, and the flight took place in the midst of polls closing and the first real stats on what was happening on this incredibly historic evening.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
There was a pimp walking the aisles.
I did a double-take, then just, "To each his own."
Then I thought, "Oh, it's Halloween, that explains it!"
Then I thought, "Oh wait, no, it's not Halloween yet. That's tomorrow." And I became concerned again.
Because the last thing one needs in one's local grocery store is a pimp.
But then the cashier at the checkout lane I used was dressed as the devil. Which could be a metaphor for something, I suppose. The dangers of high-fructose corn syrup? The ties between the global economy and the world food crisis?
A child saw her and said, "You're the devil."
"Don't I know it, kid," she replied.
I love Halloween.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I was just peeking and dreaming of the new Stella McCartney line for Adidas -- peeking because it is gorgeous in a way athletic clothing rarely is, dreaming because it is rather pricey for stuff you're going to get sweaty, dirty and stinky and need to wash a million times. But isn't this tennis outfit to die for? I might actually take up tennis for the chance to wear something this amazing.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
As a Taurus, one of my astrological traits is a love of all things sensual - especially food. Rich, delicious, flavorful dishes that fill the tummy, winter dishes that are usually shelved through the heat of sumer - I can not wait to start cooking these again once the weather starts to cool. Stews and roasts are a particular favorite, and a crock pot or slow cooker are the perfect way to guarantee moist, tender meats and perfectly seasoned veggies with little effort on your part.
One of my favorite slow cooker dinners is Cranberry Pork Roast. Served with red cabbage and brown rice, it is a fabulous dinner and enough to feed the whole family.
1 (3 to 4 lb) boneless pork loin roast
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can whole cranberry sauce
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c apple juice
2 apples, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Place roast in slow cooker; rub all over with the minced garlic. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. Pork should be about 160° when fully cooked. Serve with rice.
Serves 4 to 6.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
"I didn't really know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become."
I feel like that every day. Or maybe more like, I don't know how to choose between all of the things I want to do, but I know the woman I want to become. Do I have to choose?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
I'm getting married in less than a month! While I'm not big on themes for weddings -- I was under the impression that "wedding" was a theme in and of itself -- I did decide early on that I wanted to use birds as an integral part of our decorating scheme.
My dress is rather simple, so I wanted a dramatic necklace to set it off. I had this piece custom made by Morning Glory Designs on Etsy. The blue matches my beautiful sapphire engagement ring! My ladies will be gifted with garnet jewelry with delicate bird designs.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Feist+Sesame Street monsters=genius.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I live in one of the sunniest places in the US - Phoenix, Arizona. It seems crazy that solar energy is not utilized more in a place like this, but we're getting there.
Until the day our grid is powered by sunlight and wind, we can each capture a little bit of the sun to light our nights with these neat little sun jars.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I love to cook, and I love wearing cute things, so it seems rather obv that I would love a cute apron, no? And yet I do not own one! This is shocking, considering the wealth of adorable pieces I've seen lately.