Saturday, May 31, 2008

it's a great day for watermelon

it was 82, perfect and sunshiny beautiful. we had a 3 hour stint of weeding, mowing and watering. we sunbathed several times during the day but never made it out of the driveway. we planned for a nice long walk after a light dinner of fajita's and salad and then BAM the beautiful weather turned dark and we are now listening to massive rolling thunder. the news predicted this all week, but we held out hope that they were terribly wrong. it's strange because it 78, dark and any second it will have been worthless that i watered. still, the yard could use it, but poop. i really wanted to take a walk. i don't think the nice weather was supposed to carry over tomorrow, but we will see. i want to get to the falls, i hear they are raging since the whole flood thing.
Hans and Cam had a great idea. they rememberes the watermelon photo's from lijah's 1st birthday . this is lanna 10mos old at his celebration when she had her first watermelon

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

the IRS forgot about me.

no, it's cool, i didn't need to eat anyway.
WHERE IS MY FREAKIN CHECK?!! I was the first round, but did i get mine? NO. no i did not.
they say allow 4 days for it to reach you, and today is day 7. they forgot me. or they hate me, maybe both.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

wild wild west, topped with toilet paper

this is how lanna "Set the table" for us.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

when you need a little sun

this is a painter i love. rachel ann austin. not because we both share a FIRST AND MIDDLE name (just a bonus) but her work is very abstract, colorful and so much fun. rachel has a website and an etsy site. she is just a hop-skip-and a jump away in portland. someday i will own one.

a weekend for beautiful things

3 beautiful summer sets, and more will be listed this weekend in the shop. and BA DA DA DA! the new darker shade of the lip tint. this is a wonderfully smooth and glossy recipe. i used my avocado oil to the fullest. i seeped alkanet root overnight in essential orange and tangerine oil and somehow it came out smelling like blackberry pie! a wonderful surprise.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

"making a water fountain"

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

words from lanna

let's just make this a shorter version. skip the dramatic part...someting happened that caused nathan to "shhhhush" lanna. lanna hates to be shushed.

lanna: i have to go tell mommy about this!

lanna: mommy, daddy shushed me! that was not nice and he used his rude voice

me: well, he asked you to be quiet several times and you got louder

lanna: he's not listening to me! he needs to listen to m words, my words are IMPORTANT!

me: yes, they important. so is daddy's sanity. i think you need to go say sorry.

lanna: she marches into the living room with hands on hips;
"mommy said that you need to apologize to me"

a new team in town!

this is exciting! we have started up an 'eastern washington esty team'. we have been super busy with planning, chatting and organizing plans for our etsy future. this is a great tool to help etsians who do not have much exposure really branch out and show people thier work. i created a team blog (above) and other sites have been created as well, we love
and a group flickr account. this is all web search able and a great way to draw in traffic and help esty grow even more. goooo etsy!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

lots of pretty going on over here

carnelian and crystal cornflower carved glass carved cinnabar and crystal

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

the mother of all weekends

now, i have never been one for the trivial holidays; valentines day, mothers day, anything that hallmark makes bank on- i'm out. i have a wonderful husband and i hate that every radio station needs to remind him what a douche he is if he does not surprise me with a lavish trip or a 62 carat diamond encrusted piece of toast, or better yet a hamster dipped in solid gold. (ok, that would be TINY bit awesome) my birthday however...whew, now that is really something. this last "mothers day" weekend was quite frankly, a dream in my tiny little life. the husband had a comic convention in seattle that he needed to whore himself around at. it just so happened that my little sweet peluta was having a trunk sale that SAME weekend. i know. what were the odds. well, i can tell you the odds of those two worlds colliding again are the same weekend that i get my golden hamster. at first i thought i was only able to spend a few hours there, but as it turned out i loved it so much, she had to shove me out the door as they were nearly closing. it was fabulous. it was crazy busy right off the bat at 10am and the gift bags were in full swing. you totally missed out if you did not get one of these puppies. our dearest friends ann, jo, lijah and baby daphne were on the the first ones there and i could not have been happier to see them! they kidnapped me and forced me down the street to a great little place called "my coffee house". this is a place that lijah frequents. its a great little place for kids to hang and play while mom and dad eat and drink. there is a cool train set there, and if you tell lanna we went without her she will kill me, so just keep this to yourself.train time, and lij in the sweet petula sign outside
stephen, ann and daphne
after i was forced to say goodbye (i hate that part) i returned to the sale that was still going oh-so-well. if you have never been into sweet petula before i have to highly suggest it. it is so very comfortable and you can't imagine the aroma that flows from the doors. not at all a perfumy smell...i cannot describe it as anything but magnificent. after lunch Hor`Derves and red champagne was served and that was delicious. sidney ann had some awesome bags on display and yes, i got one and it's beautiful. get one. baby hoot was also there. you should have seen this array of adorable and totally essential items. burp cloths, baby blankies, teeny tiny aprons and much much more. all of which are on really unique and run fabrics. i got some of sweet petula's ruby grapefruit essential spray and my-oh-my. i am in love. i have to say this is a woman after my own heart.
3 mysterious girls outside the store
after the fun filled day we headed back to whidbey for the evening. and i have a big announcement ladies and gentlemen...WE MADE THE FREAKIN BOAT!!! it was running 2 minutes behind. this may have been the first time in the WSF's history that i did not secretly wish a "sinking" on them. we departed early the next day. i think this may have been the fastest trip in history-but you have to do what you have to do, right? we stopped by the store where nathan's mom works to surprise her and say happy mothers day. lanna ran in there and yelled "surprise" and handed her present to a total stranger. once nathan's mom saw lanna, she got pretty darn excited. she is the best person to surprise. she loves it and she has the best reactions. some people get mad or are totally throw off, but she has always been a good one to throw a surprise in for. we then headed to the boat and there was a monster line. we knew there would be, everyone was trying to get their moms off the damn island. after a short wait we headed to the happiest place on earth. yes, IKEA. we had a blast spending the 500.00 gift card that i won in november. we dropped lanna off in the drunk tank and we had ONE HOUR...and GO! we stuck to our list and that took us the one hour. we picked her up, just as i landed myself in the "as is" section. nathan returned with her we we loaded up the trunk and wouldn'ta know it, the dang thing was only HALF FULL. how did that happen? we looked at eachother and knew we had to go another round. we went in for lunch of the usual sweedish meatballs, red potatoes and salad. we then set off to another 1.5 hours of shopping bliss. we spent the majority of the hour in the kids section where lanna found a rug that is a 'city' and she can zoom her cars on it. she also got a train set and a toy box.
that was it. we loaded up our full trunk and our very full bellies and set back to spokanistan. it was really crappy out and as soon as we got over the pass it was nothing but sunshine and rainbows. since i knew you would not believe me, i took a picture.
see. sunshine and rainbows.
we got home at 7:40 and started rolling in our IKEA loot immediately.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

how cute is this little pumpkin pie

look look! we have flowers, because it's SPRING TIME NOW

don't forget to come to the trunk sale on saturday. this saturday. 10am. that's this saturday at 10 am. not, 10 pm silly, i said TEN AM. the first 50 guests will get a really awesome gift bag! you don't want to miss out on yours! i can image they are nothing short of a pile of awesome topped with awesome sprinkles. and then wrapped in awesome.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

these will be present in seattle on saturday

unfortunately the uploader is not working very well and i cannot caption things. i have awesome bottle cap necklaces for adults and kids, as well as magnet sets for kids.