so a few weeks ago we had a few friends over for dinner.
we try to get together with these two couples about every other month, rotating houses.
this time it was my turn.
let me just say, the two other gals are AMAZING cooks.
i’m not so much.
i try. really hard.
i’ve slacked in the past, but this time…
i even set the table.
which, i still felt needed help!
please tell me. what am i missing? a runner? colored mats? table cloth?
do you have any of those items with really annoyingly long cords?
either they’re in the way or even just an eyesore.
this has been mine of late.
and finally, today i took a couple of minutes to do something about it.
i don’t need it to be very long so all i did was gather it up back & forth till it was the length i needed.
then i took a few pretty colors of washi tape and begun wrapping it around and around.
i would recommend several rotations so that the cord doesn’t end up tearing out of the tape.
ahhhhh. all better.
not just organized and clean but even fetching!
sometimes, it’s the simplest of accomplishments that make me the happiest.
we finally had a sunshiny day here in the portland area!
in celebration, my mom and i took a little walk around the neighborhood with our cameras.
my husband and i celebrated our 19 yr. wedding anniversary a few days ago.
19 years, oh my!!!
AND we still love each other. (well, most of the time anyways)
we tried out the recommended tapas restaurant- toro bravo for dinner.
it proved to be a hoppin’ place with yummy, creative food and awesome atmosphere.
well, i’m off to make today super productive.
lot’s of artfest prep still to do.
my norwegian friend janne is coming tomorrow!
let the ART-ing begin.
my friend reenie of peculiar ambitions gifted us some beautiful eggs from her farm the other day.
these little guys were even standing on their heads they were so excited!
the fabulous egg cups are by artist alison palmer.
i’d love to visit connecticut and take one of her workshops someday!
i’ve had an obsession with ceramics for as long as i can remember.
i did take some classes once.
i very quickly came to the realization that…
i should just stick to purchasing other people’s.
all this really makes me want chickens!
my husband would NEVER go for it.
i will have to settle with living vicariously through you reenie.
it’s my latest find on etsy, of course.
i’ve always wanted a vintage coffee pot.
when i finally searched etsy to acquire one, this was one of the first ones to pop up.
and it’s perfectly me.
it was a “meant to be”.
and, it even works!
i plan on serving many batches of hot tea punch out of this big yellow beauty.
i’m a happy girl.
this weekend i’m DETERMINED to be productive & inspired.
i plan on running for one, since i’ve fallen off the wagon and didn’t run a SINGLE day this week.
painting for two, still many paintings to finish.
but mostly, just using my time wisely.
st. patrick’s day is already almost here!
these cute & funky st. patrick’s day cupcake toppers are ones that i previously designed for a party. i’ve included the free downloads for them at the bottom of this post. i haven’t quite gotten around to this years yet… not sure if it’s going to happen.
do you have any big plans/traditions for st. patty’s day 2012?
part of this weekend was spent weeding through my studio, working on completing all the paintings that are half done.
the bummer is, starting again after not touching them for SO long- i end up essentially repainting the whole thing over again.
perhaps i will grow out of this rotten habit someday!?!?!?!? PLEASE say you have experience with this and you’ve conquered it.
give me hope that the whispered words to myself of “never again” are not lost in the wind.
i also managed an 11 mile run on Saturday!
my longest run in over a year.
it feels good to be active again.
and my body seems to be holding up. yay!
another painting complete.
a bit on the hedgehog-ish side.
super love him…
but still trying to come up with a title.
anything yelling out at you?
i have a few in my mind, but i’ve not settled on any one of them yet.
words are my weakness.
as you can probably tell with my mad writing skillzzzz.