Monday, November 30, 2009

tree pickin' day

yesterday we picked out our christmas tree. we drove to the tree lot where a local boys' club sets up shop. they earn money for summer trips by helping out at the lot. this was our view a few blocks from our house, mt si.

another mile and we're there.
there were rows and rows of trees.onto picking the right size. if it's only up to your elbow, it's too short. sorry little tree.

no, honey, still not quite tall enough.

walk around, walk around. look at the pretty lights.please don't be jealous of our sunny skies here in seattle. no, it wasn't evening. it was 3:30 in the afternoon.
there were a few of these running around.

but, no worries. the staff is prepared if they get out of hand.uh oh. i think someone's found just the right one. ah, perfect. he's the one. he's noble. no, he really is. a noble fir.
now if i just had little elves to decorate it.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

holiday weekend and FREE shipping

what are you doing for your thanksgiving weekend? last night i went to see this with the neighbor gals. it was... well, better than the first. i went in with low expectations. and came out actually kinda liking it. i think i've also converted to 'team jacob'.
today i'll be working filling orders, like this, for the shop. there's FREE shipping in the shop through monday. stop by and shop!

these two are doing this today. they've become quite the team.
and tomorrow we get our christmas tree! yay. the house will smell of pine. have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

one can dream

one year my thanksgiving table will look like this, or any one of these. and i don't mean exactly. i just mean a tablecloth, nice glass, nice plate, napkin rolled on plate, pretty napkin ring, silverware in its place, placecard. (how pretty is that feather?)
all images via here
i've got the nice plate, nice glass, and silverware. just lacking the others. and didn't really think about it until the 11th hour. ooops. i think the food will still taste just as good. and the company will be just as entertaining. enjoy your day. i know i will.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

there's no justice

in the world when first this lady is voted off

second, this lady doesn't win
and third, this guy does.
that's all i have to say.

Monday, November 23, 2009

love this

i'm obsessed with soaps in pretty packages. i pick one up every time i travel. and put it in my glass urn on my bathroom sink counter. i'd buy these even though i'd only have to travel to my nearest paper source store.

image from here

Saturday, November 21, 2009

before twilight

i got hooked into watching this movie again on cable last night.

i've seen it several times. the premise is... mother and daughter move into new manhattan townhouse,
are robbed by these men,
and have to hole up in the home's panic room.
does the daughter look familiar to you? i'll let you think about it while you scroll down. look closely. think hard. she's quite the popular thing these days.

did you guess correctly? it's her!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


i want these. they're 5x7 alphabet cards, found here. i know they're for kids' rooms but i love them.

there's french.

there's italian.

and spanish. i'd go for these. and frame a few of my favorites. and hang them in a grouping. i love their bright colors.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

it's all the rage

madeline and i got it going on.


image via here


available for purchase here

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

knit one, purl two

motivation for taking up knitting:

cute basket of yarn like this hanging around.
balls of fuzzy yarn with cute needles stuck in them.
making cute stockings to hang by the fire.

all images via here

Monday, November 16, 2009

the weekend

i took the weekend off, meaning i did nothing related to this. very hard for me epecially at this time of year. but i needed to. the trunk show left me wiped out. i needed to recoup and renew.

i read this.
and this.
and went to ikea and bought this. steve says it makes him dizzy. steve and pixel had a great weekend too. they took 2 hunting trips. and did this.
and then came home and did this.

Friday, November 13, 2009

i'm entitled

to a day off. and some rest. and it's snowing. see, look.

what better motivation to go back to bed. and i'm still in my pjs. see. do you like how my slippers fit inside steve's crocs so i can step out on the wet concrete and take a photo and not mess up my slippers.
the trunk show was last night. i could put away my display. or i could go back to bed.
or i could list into my shop my new favorite set of cards i made for the show. or i could go back to bed.
or i could sit here and admire my cute little bowls i bought from my friend at the show.
but i'm tired. i'm entitled to rest. there, i've convinced myself. back to bed it is.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

trunk show day!

today's the big day. hang tags are made.
bookmarks are made.
calendars are made.
portfolio is done.
and there's stacks and stacks of boxed cards. my little fingers are worn to the bone. i still have to do my table display. do the food display. make raffle tickets. make price signs. i'm tired. i think tomorrow i'll do nothing. and saturday. and sunday.

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