Tuesday, April 24, 2012

30 Things before Thirty # 4 (Learning the art of taking good pictures)

I am starting with a course in photography today and I couldn't be more thrilled. (Groupon, I love you!!!!!).....

No more blurry photos (like this one, which I kind of like), over-exposure and bad composition!

Oh, how very excited I am!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

This weekend I plan to .......

Hope you have a happy weekend too.

Image found on www.pinterest.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I would never ever......

    No, I am just not brave enough...

....but these kind of make me wish I was.

images from here

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Weekend in Pictures # 11

the last of summer fruits ♥ dusting off the dancing shoes ♥ smelling the roses ♥ eating way to many pastries ♥ the best gifts, if you ask me,  are  books (and double points if it's poetry books) - Thank you Trev.


My plane ticket to France is booked ...and I've been doing happy dances all day long.

Oh, and OF COURSE I had to celebrate my upcoming date with pretty Paris with a cup of coffee and a  croissant!

Monday, April 16, 2012

When my mom was 13 .....

.....she made this adorable little tapestry.

It seems like my mother has always loved beautiful things. I am hardly surprised because her whole garage is filled to the brim with old furniture, boxes of vintage fabric, dress patterns, porcelain and tons of other hidden treasures. She is a terrible hoarder but I love it because now that my sister and I have our own apartments, we get to decorate it with pretty things from my mommy's "collection". It is also where I found this little guy, packed away with other old photographs.

It now has a special place in my apartment amongst all the other print I love. A little reminder of the beauty of girlhood and how it's never really lost.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sew in Love

I love the smell of cloth and how beautiful fabric can become beautiful things.

I love the singing sound of a sewing machine as it creates prettiness under your fingers....


I love how an old piece of material that I found in a box can become a scatter.

I loved it all so much that I made two pillows....

.....one for Viv Cat's chair....

...and one for mine.

Monday, April 9, 2012

A weekend in Pictures # 10 (Easter Bunnies and Family fun)

Family, flowers and Easter egg pancakes.

Thank you Jesus that you died for us on the cross AND blessed me so abundantly.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Cat naps and bad ideas

I recently bought a new chair. I loved this chair and had this dream of sitting by the window, reading while the sunlight and cool autumn breeze streams in.
It was a bad idea ......

...because as soon as the chair found its new home in by bedroom, Vivienne claimed it as her own. Now I never get a chance to use my chair. You can't reason with a cat nor convince it to give up her new favorite cap nap spot!