Sunday, August 29, 2010

Whirlwind Weekend in DC

Just a little taste of a quick trip across the country. Landed Thursday morning, had the day to explore, rehearsal on Friday with rehearsal dinner and bachelorette party following. Saturday was the wedding plus reception, then left on Sunday morning.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Walk in my Neighborhood

I got off work early today, and played around with my camera for a while. It's amazing how many pictures I can take without realizing it. Good thing I got a 16GB memory card ;)

New herbs for the patio/balcony

pretty little web being spun by my front door.

This little guy was so excited to get out of the car and go to the park.

My favorite part about this sign is the "Free Exercise!"

I didn't even see this until I looked at these pictures on my computer. I was just taking pictures of the clouds for no particular reason, and now I see a familiar face!

Diana lens makes all the sunlight look like twinkly jewels

These are the baby "sunflowers" that we're currently growing on the patio. They're doing admirably considering we neglected a few other potted plants.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Amigurumi Friends: Baby SunGod

This is a cute little guy that I crocheted based off of a 2d graphic. He's the baby version of one of my school's unofficial mascots, SunGod! And, he's less than 4 inches tall, the perfect pocket size.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I like things that are practical.

I think this would be a super sweet hallway table for catching keys, mail, etc. right by the doorway. You get a functional built in ledge to prevent things from falling off, like in an earthquake, as California is prone to have, and you have a pretty little table that is unique.

IKEA Klack Tray
Vineyard Bracket via Anthropologie
Paeonia Wallpaper via Anthropologie

Since I am currently renting the apartment I live at and plan to move out in less than 2 years, I, sadly, have no pictures. This is just a concept that I think would be lovely and fairly easy to do.

I would primer/paint the wooden part of the tray white, sand to distress (to match the brackets), then apply wallpaper to the base of the tray. Add a layer of glass, probably stolen from a picture frame, just to protect the paper. Then mount brackets to wall, and for added security, drill 2 holes for screws into back side of tray to be screwed directly into the wall. This is probably easiest using a tray with straight sides, not ones that slant outward.

Or forgo the wallpapering for a lovely vintage wooden tray like this one on etsy with a hand painted sailboat.