Friday, April 30, 2010

Pop Tart & maple syrup gems

Another relationship revelation...

James: "How did I marry someone who doesn't put butter on Pop Tarts?"

Me: "WHO puts butter on their Pop Tarts? Weird!" Of course I'm pouring delicious maple syrup on low fat vanilla ice cream while saying this.

James: "Well, I've NEVER met anyone who puts syrup on ice cream."

Me: "OK we're even."

I love these little moments of discovery...only to be unearthed by seemingly simple, everyday life. Gems. Valuable little gems.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

latest sewing project

I've finished the little curtain project for our kitchen sink and also one for a counter (pictured) that has a great shelf for storage, but lends to a view of unsightly clutter. It was quite simple. No pattern. Rough measurements. A quick fix. Why didn't I do it sooner?

The ribbons were a plan B decision. Plan A was to find some sort of rings or clips (similar to shower curtain rings) because the rod the curtain attaches to does not come off (I think it's designed to hang dish towels and pots and pans from little hooks in classic IKEA style)-- making it impossible to sew a simple pocket and slide it on. Like most projects in this house, that would have been waaaay too easy (insert sarcastic "wwwffff" sound here). The ribbons are a bit more frilly than I desired, but it will do.

Oh and the fabric is IKEA and "James approved" of course.

day 11 :: 30 days of beauty

bathing beauties
with the addition of a shallow ledge in the pond,
the birds have found it makes for an excellent private bath

Saturday, April 10, 2010

day 10 :: 30 days of beauty

caught a picture of this little guy in flight during the sunrise this morning

Monday, April 5, 2010

a glimps of my childhood

Last Christmas my brother dug out some albums from my dad's record collection. What a trip to our childhood that was! Among the eclectic assortment of musical memories, we found The Point by Harry Nilsson. Oh how our family loved that album!

Yesterday, my brother put it on a cd for me. I've listened to it 3 times already. Including on the way to work today. Certainly made a Monday commute most awesome.

Here's a clip from the 1971 movie version of The Point with one of my favorite songs from the album, Think About Your Troubles. I love, love, love the animation. Beautiful!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

day 8 :: 30 days of beauty

one of my most treasured friends, lisa, and her beloved Sugar Pie