Tuesday, April 22, 2014

making :: home {sew fresh}



My fabric is still tucked away in boxes {and one huge duffle bag}, but with a stack of new fat quarters burning a hole in my back pocket and a promise made to write a tutorial I set aside home improvement projects and pulled out the sewing machine.  {What a run-on that was!}  All this to say... go take a look at the tutorial I wrote up for The Intrepid Thread.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

in this moment :: at {30}

I am…

{feeling} happy.

{enjoying} new morning routines - like green smoothies and pushups.  

{loving} the switch from having cable to not having cable.

{remembering} when we had to wear our biggest down jackets in the morning before we fixed our heating situation.

{thinking} about being 1 year older today and no longer in my 20s.

{wondering} when the perfect time to buy plane tickets will be.  I'm checking every day.

{hoping} the kitty continues to feel better.  He had a tough day yesterday, but is on the mend this morning.

{anticipating} a fun bachelorette party in May - let the planning begin.  

{listening} a new version of 'Stuck in Lodi' and some White Buffalo.

{watching} House of Cards and shows on the internet - bye bye cable!

{saying} mmm cozy, when I steal Lukas's fleece flannel shirt.

{inspired by} Elise and her post about favorites.

{thankful} for family and friends and moving into my 30s.  {yikes!}

Thursday, March 6, 2014

morning:noon:night






a little bit of :: the details
:morning: a green smoothie - this time spinach, blue berries, coconut water and a little ice
:noon: finding my focus in SAS
:night: good music and a squeeze of the hand

Saturday, March 1, 2014

a little bit of :: these weeks




:: a short week was had following that long weekend.

:: I had one morning of extreme dizziness. Maybe my ears were plugged up.

:: paper work got partially filed.

:: Lukas cooked dinner and it was awesome.  When asked what I wanted for dinner my response was, "you to cook!"  And he did - fish sandwiches with avo sauce, potatoes o'brian and fruit salad.

:: pulled brisket was just as amazing again.

:: and Elevation 66 is always worth any excuse.  The best excuse… Betty and Nik came up for lunch.

:: I Skyped my dad from work to wish him happy birthday.

:: there was a late night conference call for work.  Working across time zones does this once in awhile.

:: morning dinner prep continued with much success.

:: we planned how to take down the bird shed/aviary/hutch.  Whatever you want to call it, it's coming down!

:: BART was quite challenged this week.  My evening commute ended up on the bus and dominos pizza for dinner.  It was surprisingly quite tasty.

:: another day the train driver overshot the platform and that caused a lot of trouble too.

:: we scheduled and then had to reschedule {due to rain} the sewer lateral replacement.  Welcome to being a home owner.

:: Lukas worked Saturdays, while I got stuff done around the house.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

making :: home {a little blue}


Paper!  Some how it doesn't seem like there should be so much of it.  Yet there it is, coming in daily by stacks and stacks.  It really does pile up rather quickly into leaning towers of oddly shaped sheets.  They build and build becoming a daunting mess of clutter and ever increasing lack of desire to sort through.  A file cabinet, however unexciting and most certainly ugly looking, was much in order.

Pursing craigslist prior to the move yielded some acceptable options at reasonable prices but all were file cabinets and therefore most uninteresting to say the least.  Besides, why buy furniture right before a move?  That would just be crazy.  Pandering to our lazy ways paid off this time when the house we bought came with this file cabinet left in the garage.


Now, this was not even among the somewhat decent looking ones we saw on the internet classifieds but for free the price was right.  It only took some gloved spraying down with bleach, lots of scrubbing and sanding, and several coats of blue spray paint.  The ever so slight morning breeze caught the tiny droplets of paint.  It blew them off target and onto me where they clung to the fine hairs on my skin.  Most notably, my neck, arms and face became a pale shade of blue.  Not so blue as one might obviously recognize that I had been painting.  No, this blue quite perfectly made me look just a little bit off.  Seeing me - and people did since I had to run back to the store for more paint - one might think, "She doesn't look too healthy.  I wonder what condition she has!"  


A full week later and I've still got little speckles of paint stuck to me.  The file cabinet is cleaned and prettied up though, sitting waiting to be filed.  My desire to sort through those stacks of paper has not increased in the slightest.  Instead, I'm just happy to sit and look at my handiwork.  Best get to filling it and tackling the rest of the ever growing to-do list for the house.