31 March 2011

C O WG I RL D RE AM S

AH ! LAST DAY IN THE MONTH OF MARCH . 

YESTERDAY , L+L+J+I HAD A LITTLE IMPROMPTU HIKE UP A M O U N T A I N AFTER WE DISCOVERED THE COORS BREWERY TOURS WEREN'T RUNNING FOR THE DAY . SO I HIKED THE MOUNTAIN IN MY COWGIRL B O O T S . AND NOW MY FEET ARE TERRIBLY SAD THEY DID THAT . BEAUTIFUL VIEW . SAD BLISTERS . 

NEVERTHELESS , I'M SURE WE'LL FIND SOMEWHERE TO BE HIKING TODAY , WHATEVER OUR PLANS MAY BRING , BUT YESTERDAY MADE ME THINK OF MY COWGIRL OUTFIT I WORE THE OTHER DAY + HOW , YES , I WISH I WERE A COWGIRL 
{ S OU R C E }
AND IF I WERE A COWGIRL THIS VERY MINUTE , I COULD JUST KICK MY HEEL + BE OFF ON MY HORSE + RIDE AROUND EVERYWHERE I WANTED TO GO + FORGET ABOUT THIS LITTLE LIFE FOR AWHILE . PERHAPS NOT HAVE A CARE IN THE WORLD . OH , I DO LOVE MY LIFE + THE CARES I HAVE , I SUPPOSE , ARE THINGS I SHOULD BE CARING ABOUT , BUT TODAY , I'M JUST HERE W I S H I N G FOR COWGIRL DREAMS .

30 March 2011

V IS I TO R S

F R IEN D S  I N   TO W N  . B A CK @  H OM E . 
{ SWEET LITTLE ETSY SOURCE }
WE ' L L  BE  ALL   O VE R  T HI S  C RA ZY  C I T Y 
+ MO RE .  S P RIN G   BR E A K ' S  N O T   O V ER  Y ET  :)
X O X O   H APP Y  W E DN ES D AY . 

28 March 2011

3 TH OU GH T S 4 TH EE

UGH . I'M NOT SO SKILLFUL @ BLOGGING + " VACATIONING " .. . YES , MY VACATION TO MINNESOTA DURING THE WINTER SEASON .  BUT EIGHT CHILLY FEET OF SNOW OR NOT , I AM ABSOLUTELY L O V I N G MY TIME WITH OUR TWINSIES + FAMILY + FRIENDS . THE BABES ARE P R E C I O U S + I TRULY THINK I COULD SPEND F O R E V E R LOOKING INTO THEIR LITTLE BLUE EYES + TICKLING THEIR TINY LITTLE TOES + SMOOCHING THEIR ROSY LITTLE CHEEKS . I LOVE THESE BABIES . S O  MUCH . 
BEING AWAY FROM THE CRAZINESS OF HOME FOR A FEW DAYS HASN'T REALLY TAKEN THE CRAZINESS OUT OF MY HEAD , HOWEVER + I HAVE BEEN REELING OVER THOUGHTS + THOUGHTS + IDEAS + THOUGHTS OF PROJECTS I WANT TO START + PRODUCTS I WANT TO BE CREATING + OBVIOUSLY , THINKING OF MORE THINGS I CAN BE BUYING + MAKING FOR THE TWINS . AND BEFORE I BORE ANYONE A N Y M O R E , H E R E   A R E   M Y   T H R  E E   T H  O U G H T S    F O R   T O D  A Y : 
1 .
YES , A BAG I RECEIVED FROM {MOM} THAT NEEDS A LITTLE BRIGHTENING UP + W H IM S Y TO ITS LOOK . CARPET BAG OR NOT , THIS BAG NEED NOT BE DULL + MY PROJECT IS TO MAKE IT A B E A U T Y . NOW , THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT FOR A BAG LIKE THIS , BUT THAT'S WHY IT IS A P R O J E C T . MY FIRST ADDITION TO THE BAG HAPPENED ON THE PLANE RIDE FROM DENVER TO MINNEAPOLIS , AFTER I SMUGGLED A NEEDLE+THREAD THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY  .  YIKES . THE ADDITION WILL BE POSTED OH.SO.SOON .  M O R E  ADDITIONS TO COME  . .  . 

2 . 

FIREFLY HANDMADE : A SWEET LITTLE HANDMADE MARKET I AM H O P I N G TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SUMMER IN NOWHERE BUT BOULDER , COLORADO . ANYONE BEEN TO THIS SHOW ? NOT ME , BUT PLEASE COME VISIT ME + MANY OTHER INDIE-CRAFT ARTISANS WHEN WE ARE THERE .  M A N Y  WONDERFUL DATES TO C O M E .

3 . 

SWEET WILLIAM MARKET : ANOTHER LOCAL HANDMADE MARKET , JUST BLOCKS AWAY FROM MY SCHOOL , I AM JUST WAITING TO GET MY HANDS ON . THINKING OF DATES I CAN DO + I WILL MOST SURELY POST THESE DATES ONCE I HAVE THEM SET . I AM OH.SO.EXCITED TO BE TRYING THE MARKET SCENE OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME - SEE WHAT SELLS BEST + I AM SURE , MEET SOME SPLENDID OTHER ARTISTS.

REALLY , MY  T H O U G H T S  FOR TODAY   +  T O D A Y  IS JUST ABOUT  O V E R  . 
S O  G O O D N I G H T  T O  Y O U . X O X O

25 March 2011

M EE T IN G T IM E .

H ELL O   K EL S EY  !


H ELLO   B EN J A MI N !


H ELLO   T WIN S I ES !


I AM THRILLED NOT ONLY TO BE AN AUNT TO THESE SWEET , SWEET BABES - BUT TO BE ABLE TO  M E E T  THEM FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY SWEET !  I'M IN LOVE WITH THEIR LITTLE FINGERS + THEIR LITTLE TOES + THEIR BIG STEELE BLUE EYES + THEIR LITTLE SMIRKS + SMILES + THEIR LITTLE GRUNTS + SCREAMS AS IF THEIR SWEET LITTLE LIFE OF SLEEPING + EATING + POOPING WERE SO VERY HARD TO HANDLE ! THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY P R E C I O U S + MORE PHOTOS WILL MOST DEFINITELY BE COMING IN THE REST OF MY DAYS HERE IN MINNESOTA . IF THESE SWEET TWINSIES WEREN'T IN MINNESOTA , I MAY BE CRYING THAT THIS PLACE IS MY SPRING BREAK DESTINATION . BUT I'M NOT . THEY'RE HERE + FAMILY IS HERE + FRIENDS ARE HERE + I'M  L O V I N G  IT. HAPPY FRIDAY .X O XO 

23 March 2011

W E 'RE O FF . . .

T O   S E E   TH E   T WIN S I E S !  THE  W ON D ER F U L  T W INS I ES  OF  OU R S !
{ PLEASE SING TO THE TUNE OF  " W E ' R E  O F F  T O  SE E   T HE  W I Z A R D "  }
{ SOU R C E }

22 March 2011

HE LL O S PR IN G .

{ OFF I C IALL Y . }
AND WHA T   D OE S   A    H APP Y   SP RIN G  S TA R T   E NT A IL ?

+ FABRIC BOUQUET IN A MASON JAR
+ A GREEN CHALKBOARD TO WRITE ON 
+ A PAIR OF COWGIRL BOOTS + A SIMPLE DRESS
+ RICE PUDDING { S TI L L }
+ A TRIP HOME T O M O R R O W 
+ A PARTY TONIGHT :)

MM M M . Y ES .  GOO D  SP RIN G  D AY . X O XO 

21 March 2011

O H , M ON DAY .

 
1 . A "WATCH FOR HULA HOOPERS" STREET SIGN . IF ONLY .
2. THE RICE PUDDING I SUCCESSFULLY CREATED .
3. THE COOKBOOK I LOVE THAT IS HELPING ME BECOME A LITTLE MORE DOMESTIC .
4. R E D  V E L V E T  C A K E  P O P S .
5. THE HOMEMADE COLESLAW I ALSO SUCCESSFULLY CREATED . CABBAGE BOWL + ALL .
6. THE VOLKSWAGEN CABRIOLET PARKED IN FRONT OF MY SCHOOL THIS MORNING . A TRUE SUMMERTIME DREAM .
7. NUMBER OF WHIMSY DAYS TIL I MEET THE T W I N S I E S .
8. LOVELY LADY LIESL .

W EL C OM E   TO   A  W H I MS Y   W EE K  . X O XO

17 March 2011

{ HA PP Y . SA IN T . P A TT Y S }

AINT NOTHING LIKE A SWEET LITTLE GIFT O IRISH WORDS TO JOIN YOUR JIG + BEER .
{ S OU R C E }
 X O X O . HA PPY   ST . P ATR IC K S  D AY  2 0 1 1   T O   YO U   +  YOU R S .

16 March 2011

I  T    I  S    O  F  F   I   C  I   A L    . 
THESE SWEET BOOTS WERE OH . S O . GOOD TO ME THIS WINTER , BUT BOY , ARE THEY HISTORY NOW + LAYING IN OUR ALLEY'S DUMPSTER + I COULD NOT BE . L O V I N G . THIS ANY MORE : 7 5  D E G R E E S  IN THIS SUNNY COLORADO SKY . I SUPPOSE THIS IS WHY WE LIVE HERE . GOODBYE BOOTS + HELLO SPRING .X  O X O 

14 March 2011

E ME R SON . M A DE

A GOOD LITTLE MESSAGE TO HEAR ON A MONDAY . I ACTUALLY DIDN'T RECEIVE THIS LITTLE GOODIE IN THE MAIL  T H I S  MONDAY , BUT NOT VERY LONG AGO FROM A DEAR FRIEND WHO WILL BE ON HER MERRY LITTLE WAY TO VISIT FROM MINNESOTA    J U  S T    N E  X T    W E  E K   .   H  O  O R  A  Y  ! 
S U C H  A SWEET ACCESSORY + IF ONLY I HAD A DRESS LIKE THAT  T O O  . . . 
LOVE THE BOX . LOVE THE MESSAGE . EMERSON MADE : M A D E   W E L L . 
X O XO . H A P P Y   M O N D A Y  :)

12 March 2011

W EE KE ND W HIM SY .

it is T H A T time of year here in colorado . 
at least for this weekend . parade + sunny scooter rides + bicycles + B B Q .  { so many darling photos once more }
grill away + have a very W H IM S Y  weekend . x ox o

10 March 2011

TH IN G S I L OV E .

H M M M M  . T H IN G S   I   L O VE . 
THIS WEEK , VIRTUAL MAGAZINES . 
MAGAZINES ONLINE . YOU KNOW , THE ONES WHERE THE PAGES FLIP SO SMOOTHLY WITH THE CLICK OF A MOUSE + EACH PAGE MAKES YOUR HEART FALL MORE + MORE IN LOVE WITH THE IMAGES + ARRANGEMENTS + COLOR PALETTES + THE SWEET EMOTIONS THEY ALL CONVEY . 

IT REALLY WASN'T TOO LONG AGO THAT MISS KARA FROM KARA ROSENBERRY CO . WAS TALKING UP TWO FABULOUS VIRTUAL MAGAZINES , LONNY + RUE .
AND FABULOUS THEY ARE .
I JUST GOT THE NEWEST LONNY MAG LINK + THE MARCH / APRIL 2 0 11  RUE MAG SHALL BE ON ITS HAPPY WAY VERY SOON .  EVEN SO , TAKE A LITTLE GLIMPSE INTO THE SWEET PAGES OF R U E . 














YES . ALISON SUDOL FROM A FINE FRENZY + CLOTHES + ACCESSORIES + ROOM ARRANGEMENTS + DECOR + INSPIRATION GALORE . FURTHERMORE , I LOVE RUE'S BELIEF SYSTEM THAT THEY HAVE POSTED ON THEIR SITE : 

W E  B ELI E VE  : 

+ THAT EVERY COLOR CAN BE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR .

+ THAT GREAT TASTE COMES IN MANY FORMS : THE FRINGE OF A CARPET , THE PULL OF A DRAWER , THE LINES OF A SOFA , THE CURVE OF A SMILE 

+ THAT A GOOD CAN OF PAINT ATONES FOR A MULTITUDE OF SINS 

+ THA FRIENDSHIP CAN BE FORGED ACROSS CONTINENTS BY ONLY A KIND WORD + A SHARED LUST FOR LEOPARD PRINT PILLOWS

+ THAT A GLASS OF PINK CHAMPAGNE REALLY DOES A PARTY MAKE

+ THAT EVERYONE HAS THE TALENT + DRIVE TO DESIGN TEHIR MOST BEAUTIFUL LIFE - WE ALL JUST NEED A LITTLE NUDGE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION { LO V E  TH AT }

+ THAT INSPIRATION IS EVERYWHERE . 

X O XO   H APP I E ST   O F   T HU RS D AY S .

09 March 2011

H APP Y BI R T HD AY .

A S IM PL E  LI TT LE  PO S T  F OR 
A L O V E LY  LI T T LE  FR I EN D .

W OU L DN 'T  YO U SA Y , RAC H EL ? 
H AP P Y 2 5 Y EA R S  O F  LI F E 
+ H APP Y  2 0 I S H   YE AR S  O F  


S W EE T , S W E ET  F RI E N DS H IP :)

+  F O R  B I R TH D AY  G I R L  L IZ , 
IT S JU S T AS H AP P Y  PA ST 2 5 TO O . 
X O X O   L O  V E  T O DA  Y . 


08 March 2011

IN WRITING ABOUT ALLI COATE , THE INCREDIBLY BORDERLINE O V E RTALENTED MIXED MEDIA ARTIST YESTERDAY , I WAS INSPIRED TO DO THREE LITTLE THINGS :

1 . DRAW

2 . M A K E   M Y   D R A W I N G S   I N T O   F A B R I C

3 . S E W

INSERT { S P O O N F L O W E R }

WHERE YOU CAN DO JUST THIS . UPLOAD A PICTURE - IT WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE DRAWN FOR ANY OF YOU NOT.SO.ILLUSTRATED ONES - AND SELECT YOUR FABRIC + WALAAAAAA , DAYS LATER , YOU HAVE SOME SWEET MATERIAL TO SEW INTO WHATEVER YOU FANCY . PURSES . PILLOW CASES . BAGS . CLOTHES . WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES .
YOU COULD ALSO JUST ORDER SOME FABRIC OF A PRINT THAT SOME OTHER WICKEDLY AMAZING ILLUSTRATOR + ARTIST DID . THAT'S ANOTHER ROUTE :) BEFORE I GO I'LL THROW OUT SOME OF MY LITTLE SKETCHES FROM LAST NIGHT . I'M TRYING TO GET SOME ANIMALS DRAWN OUT TO HAVE PRINTED + PUT TOGETHER INTO LITTLE STUFFED ANIMAL PILLOWS FOR OUR TWINSIES FOR WHEN WE GO VISIT THEIR SWEET LITTLE FACES @ THE END OF THE MONTH ! EEEEEEEE . 




HAPPY TUESDAY . X O X O . OFF FOR SOME GIRL TIME .

07 March 2011

O H . A LL I .

HELLO AGAIN MONDAY + HELLO AGAIN FRIENDS . 
MONDAY , MONDAY AGAIN + AM I EVER THANKFUL THAT I HAVE ALMOST SUCCESSFULLY SURVIVED IT :) AFTER A WEEKEND OF RECOVERING FROM LOSING MY WISDOM TEETH + A WEEKEND OF DEALING WITH THE INSECURITIES OF A PUDGY LITTLE FACE , I AM DRAGGING A LITTLE ALREADY THIS WEEK . 
BUT IT DOES HAVE MUCH IN STORE + MUCH THAT IS GOOD , SO I SUPPOSE IT CAN JUST COME ALONG LIKE IT WILL WHETHER I WANT IT TO OR NOT  . 
TODAY FOR SOME MONDAY MAIL , I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ONE OF MY FAVE PINGG ARTISTS . A NEW FAVE , AS I JUST REALIZED THAT A FEW OF MY FAVORITE CARD DESIGNS WERE ALL CREATED BY H ER ! 

MEET LITTLE MISS ALLI COATE , A MIXED - MEDIA ARTIST FROM PROVIDENCE , RHODE ISLAND WHO CREATES ILLUSTRATIONS + HANDMADE ITEMS FROM FABRIC , THREAD + PAPER . REALLY , THE MORE I SEE OF THIS GAL , THE MORE I LOVE ! SHE TRULY DOES INCREDIBLE WORK + HAS A WEBSITE , ETSY SHOPPE + EVEN A BLOG TO PROVE IT . THIS LADY HAS GOT IT GOING ON + I MAY OR MAY NOT BE COMPLETELY JEALOUS OF HER CRAZY + DELIGHTFUL ABILITIES ! 



I PERSONALLY GUSH OVER THE SIMPLEST OF HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS + LOVE THAT ALLIE HAS BEEN ABLE TO FASHION HER ILLUSTRATIONS IN SO MANY WAYS . THERE IS SOMETHING SO   T R U E  + WARM + COMPLETELY YOUR OWN THAT COMES FROM LINES DRAWN STRAIGHT FROM ONE'S OWN HAND .

TODAY , ONE OF MY FAVORITE PRINTS OF ALLI'S IS ONE CALLED " Q U I E T   T I M E ." THE QUOTE BY SUSAN TAYLOR REMINDS ME A BIT OF THE POST I HAE IN MIND FOR LATER THIS WEEK , SO I THOUGHT I SHOULD SHARE THIS NOT ONLY HAS A TOTAL INSPIRATION TO THINKERS + ARTISTS OUT THERE, BUT ALSO AS A PRELUDE TO LATER THIS WEEK :)


OTHER FAVES . . . OBVIOUSLY . . . 
{ C L OU D  C AR R I E R }
{ O WL  }
OHHHHHHH . ALLI . YOU FILL MY HEART FOR A MONDAY . AREN'T HER DESIGNS LOVELY AS CAN BE ? HAPPIEST OF STARTS TO THE WEEK FOR YOU DEARS . X O XO 

04 March 2011

W EEK E N D . D REAM S

I WAS A LITTLE GIRL 
ALONE IN MY LITTLE WORLD
WHO DREAMS OF A LITTLE HOME FOR ME 
I PLAYED PRETEND BETWEEN THE TREES
AND FED MY HOUSEGUESTS BARK + LEAVES
AND LAUGHED IN MY PRETTY BED OF GREEN .

I HAD A DREAM
THAT I COULD FLY FROM THE HIGHEST SWING
I HAD A DREAM .

LONG WALKS IN THE DARK 
THROUGH WOODS GROWN BEHIND THE PARK
I ASKED GOD WHO I'M SUPPOSED TO BE 
THE STARS SMILED DOWN ON ME
GOD ANSWERED IN SILENT REVERIE 
I SAID A PRAYER + FELL ASLEEP

I HAD A DREAM
THAT I COULD FLY FROM THE HIGHEST TREE
I HAD A DREAM

NOW I'M OLD + FEELING GRAY
I DONT KNOW WHAT'S LEFT TO SAY
ABOUT THIS LIFE I'M WILLING TO LEAVE
I LIVED IT FULL + LIVED IT WELL
THERE'S MANY TALES I'VE LIVED TO TELL
I'M READY NOW , I'M READY NOW 
I'M READY NOW 
TO FLY FROM THE HIGHEST WING

I HAD A DREAM .



LOVE IT SO MUCH . I'LL LISTEN TO IT THE WHOLE DAY I BELIEVE .
AND THEN I'LL SING ALONG + MAKE MY DREAM JAR
WEEKEND DREAMS FOR YOU ?  X O X O .

03 March 2011

TH IN GS .I. LO VE

A D R E A M JAR . OH . OH . WHO WAS THE D A R L I N G  WHO HAD THIS IDEA ?
PERHAPS IT WAS PARTIALLY MY LATEST OBSESSION WITH THE SONG "DREAM" + PRISCILLA AHN'S LOVELY VOCALS , AS WELL AS MY MANY.A.THOUGHTS WITH WHAT IT IS I WANT TO DO WITH MY TIME + MY LIFE + MY PASSIONS , THAT DREW ME TO THIS IDEA . COMPLETELY ENCHANTING .
WHY WOULDN'T YOU HAVE A MAGICAL LITTLE JAR TO HOLD YOUR EVERY DREAM + WISH + ASPIRATION , ESPECIALLY FOR TIMES WHEN YOUR HEART IS JUST TO FULL TO HOLD ANYTHING MORE .  BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT HAPPENS . OR AT LEAST I KNOW . BUT I'M FAIRLY CERTAIN THAT YOU KNOW .
THIS WEEKEND , MY D R E A M IS TO BEGIN MY DREAM JAR + FILL IT WITH DREAMS I ALREADY HAVE . NOT ANOTHER "T O . D O" LIST . NOT A JAR FULL OF POSTITS READY TO FULFILL + THROW AWAY . REALLY , JUST A SIMPLE JAR FULL OF THOUGHTS + PASSIONS TO . ON E DA Y . BE FULFILLED . OR @ LEAST L O O K E D  BACK ON + S M I L E D  UPON . REALLY , TRULY  S M I L E D  UPON .
PEOPLE CHANGE , I WILL CHANGE + I KNOW MY DREAMS WILL TOO , BUT WHY NOT CAPTURE THEM FOR NOW + SEE WHERE THIS LITTLE LIFE OF MINE MAY LEAD ME .G O O D  DAY , FRIENDS .WHAT A G O O D  . G O O D .  DAY .  X O X O
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