Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Saturday Market + ReadyMade

We had some fun friends in town from Texas over the weekend. They were the first friends to visit us in our new city and it was so nice to have a place like the Portland Saturday Market to take them to. There are so many artists creating amazing things in this city! It's so exciting. Somehow I got out with only buying one thing and it was a cuff from Erin Macleod I think I might need to visit her again because I didn't make it past the suitcase full of vintage tie re-creations. She also had cute skirts. Look what I purchased! While we were in her booth, erin recognized the rings we were wearing from her magazine. I purchased my first ad space last month in the readymaker digest which is inserted into Readymade magazine 2 times a year. and I was REALLY surprised to see this when she pointed out the picture that I submitted for them to publish! They featured my adjustable ring! TERRIFIC! Thank you READYMADE! you are great!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

so sad to say good-bye

Only 5 days left til purple,pink+orange closes up shop. There are so many super duper cute things at 50% off...including a few items that i created and these amazing pincusions by loose string and art prints by helena garcia amy has been amazing to work with + fun to get to know, but for now she has decided to concentrate on school. you can still keep up with her here!

Monday, May 21, 2007

i heart pancakes

i think that it is super that i can get my favorite pancakes in the world made for me here at home! yesterday i enjoyed waking to the rain and then eating these yummy pancakes that my extra special brian made for breakfast. i think i like brian's the best because he adds vanilla and just the right amount of pecans! this picture was taken pre-syrup. i'm also lucky enough to have coffee shipped right to my door for free! my mom's coffee is enjoyed almost daily in this house. my favorite flavor that they have is the yankee doodle. it tastes like cinnamon hazelnut.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


i think i forgot to mention that i have relocated. me + brian + our 2 kitties moved on up to portland oregon! we have been enjoying everything about this city so far. i LOVE it! right now we're enjoying the weather (a bit of a change from the texas heat!) and all of the beautiful greenery outside. when spring arrived i was very surprised to see all of the bushes surrounding the front of our house bloom. i don't remember this ever happening in texas. we have bushes with all different colors. we've started several plants for ourselves here... herbs and strawberries and succelents. it's so fun to watch them grow! i didn't really participate in the watering of plants in texas because it was so hot and i was trying to balance 2 jobs, but i've promised brian i would help. we're also trying tomatoes in the backyard. I found this interesting concept on the Frecklewonder blog april 25 - about growing the tomato plants upside down. we might have to try that next time around.