Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My life and love in snapshots

Me with long hair in Mendocino, Ca

Me and my girls in Roseville, Ca

A barista's breakfast on Catalina Island

Weekend in Catalina

Robert Photographs the Getty

Rock Sculpture Fountain

At the Getty ... a long time ago

One look at those puppy dog eyes and I was done for

My almost Noir wedding

How he makes me feel special everyday
I was trying to clean out the 65,000 images from my IPhoto account and I came across some from over the years- like the one that made me fall in love with my husband or the time we went to the Getty Museum on an unexpected day off. I thought I would share these bits of my life with you - hope you are all having a good day.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I Bought a Vintage Cape







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   I once again mustered up a posse of friends and dragged them to the nearest Buffalo Exchange- only one of the best clothing stores EVER- second in my heart only to J. Crew. I traded a few little things- ok- well, only a pair of sandals, but I went with the intentions of getting something practical for my move to cooler weather soon. Sixty degrees in August? Yipes.
   What I can home with was a cape. Yup. Practical. A vintage dusty blue handemade wool cape.  I am determined to make this a practical purchase- especially since I evoked a look of utter shock from dear Robert my loving husband.
    This put my little hamster wheel (brain) in motion- how does one style a cape... and live to tell about it? Here are a few girls who got it right :D What? Pictures of my cape? Well, maybe when I figure out how to style it on me. ;)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

One Last Hurrah.. again

Once again, my little trip to the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market did not disappoint. It was cut a little short by the fact that it was already 100 degrees by the time we got there at 9am.  Rachael and I made it to about 11:45 before we HAD to find air conditioning.  Before we threw in our treasure hunting towel we had managed to find some free bangles, some cheap bangles , and for me- a brand new-in-box 60's orange enamel fondue pot. (not Dansk or Catherineholm but still awesome) It was so hotI didn't even realize I had forgotten to take a picture of both Rachael and I until just now posting. :( The most important thing is we had tons of fun getting lost, finding treasures, finding a new little thrift store or two, and making it home just in the nick to get to work on time- almost. OH! By the way I got to wear a newly thrifted dress from Buffalo Exchange. Bonus. Please check out Joyful Treasure Hunting Blog if you haven't already - I am sure she is cooking a post about our little trip too.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Off to New Adventures...

Photo Courtesy of Rachael of Joyful Treasure Hunting Blog
Hello all! As you can tell I haven't posted regularly for a little while. I have been rethinking the direction of my little blog for a bit- well I've been trying to come up with a direction, that is.  I've been rethinking the direction of my life a bit too- nothing major just things like wanting to get back into my art, be more planned out and organized etc. I think my upcoming move to Portland (just 4 weeks) has been helping inspire that need somewhat. While weeding out most of my old things as we are downsizing a smidge (and hoping Buffalo Exchange will take most of my old clothing) I have come across things that remind me of good friends and the times we spend together- even the times we should have spent together.  To make sure we don't miss out, I and my dear friend Rachael from Joyful Treasure Hunting are going back to the Rose Bowl Swapmeet this coming Sunday! We are so excited! This will be our first and last duo treasure hunt in Pasadena together and while that is a little sad- maybe we will find a few things to commemorate our friendship with. I am personally hoping for some vintage clothes and maybe something Catherineholm!  Happy huntings to you all this week!