nothing better

flowers and cupcakes. yes indeed.

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homesick, or something

so, i've got a head cold. i was feeling twinges of it last night and had to face facts - i was getting sick. i woke up this morning feeling entirely crappy - achy, unable to breathe, sore throat. and all i can think about is that last batch of chicken soup my mom gave me. or leona's chicken soup. either way, i'm over 2000 miles from the soup i want. for the first time since we got here i miss home. 

yes, home is here in portland with shawn, monkey and my books.

but its also chicago. because that's where mom's chicken soup is. 

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things i love tuesday

exploring new antique stores. so much fun.

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music monday (sort of)

gentlemen prefer blondes changed my life in weird ways. i'd had a crush on marilyn forever but it was jane russell i loved in this movie. she was more down to earth than marilyn. beautiful, smart and funny. i spent hours in front of a mirror at 15, figuring out how to properly use liquid eyeliner. i tried red lipstick after red lipstick. my favorite bathing suit of all time was almost exactly like her halter top here - and that's exactly why i picked it. i started wearing vintage. i stopped being a total tomboy. thanks jane. you were awesome.

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things i love tuesday (etsy love)

geeky, yes but i lurve it. (from unicorn empire prints)

 

i've loved this shop forever but these, yes please. (from darlingtonia)

 

a necklace inspired by one of my most favorite places in the world (by the lovely and talented, kateri)

 

nancy & andy strike again with this awesomeness. (from circa ceramics)

 

it looks like a jewelry box but no, its meant for all your little bpal bottles. (from milling in line)

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getting there

the kitchen is done. the bedroom is done. the dining room is done - if you don't count the mountain of cut down boxes and pile of waiting to be hung art under the table. the bathroom is done. my studio, shawn's workspace and the living room needs some more work. so more pictures to come but for now...

see bigger versions of the pictures here.

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things i love tuesday

the house we are renting has a porch. a porch with enough room for a swing. or even better, a glider like this one. i'm pretty sure we're going to need one this spring. bliss.

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foofaraw

i've been making lots and lots of fancy one of a kind necklaces lately, with beads and brooches and extra bits. the ones i've made this week may be my favorites, ever. and i think they're just perfect for a holiday party, perhaps with a dress like this...

all dresses from eshakti. velvet ribbons and sequins from pugly pixel!

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things i love tuesday

gypsies at heart by three red apples

 

this piece was on the front page of etsy the other day and i thought it was so great.  i clicked through to the shop and i was in LOVE. i love it all but gypies at heart is my favorite!

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