Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Here I am. Living in SPECTACULAR Seattle for a month (well...just outside of it). I've been here three days and I've made up my mind that I don't want to go back to Phoenix (well, except I'd miss My Guy a lot). My posts for the next month will probably revolve around my experiences here...go figure. There is just so much LIFE here!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
How cute is this lil thing? Fits on your keychain...and when you need her...cablam! she's big and perfect. From Green Mountain Energy for a mere $12.95...read below how amazing this is.
For each BeGreen Pod purchased, one native tree is planted in an ecosystem restoration project in the United States. You'll also get a reusable bag that can help avoid up to 330 plastic bags and 32 paper bags annually! Choosing reusable bags over disposable bags helps prevent about 21 pounds of CO2e emissions each year. What's more, the BeGreen Pod is made out of 100% recycled polyester.
Yea, me and My Guy will be adventuring up the west coast this weekend...wahoo! That's right...up the Cali coast through Oregon to Seattle. I totally dig road trips...especially when they are with My Guy (he's pretty much the best).
*gotta buy a sweet camera so my pics can be as rad as hers.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I think this is rather fantastic. Check out the blog of Lisa Rupp Design. She's giving away monthly calendar downloads *for free* = awesomeness.
(she's a local Arizonan = more awesomeness)
Check out these pretty prints for purchase...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Lavender makes me think about my grandmother. She had lavender scented sachets in every drawer in her spare bedrooms. When we would visit as children, for the long lazy summer months, our clothes would carry the smell all day. I miss that.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Went up to Flagstaff on a spur of the moment day journey...
had a cup of coffee...
drove up the mountain...
checked out the view...
purchased a lil music...
inhaled as much mountain air as possible...
ate lunch at the museum club...
drove around a bit...
bought a diet coke...
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Dear Mr. Chihuly - Master Manipulator of Glass,
Your installations in the desert are beautiful beyond description. They way the sparkle in the Arizona sun is magic. They are bold, and delicate. Whimsical, and elegant. An awe-inspiring display of loveliness that heightens the intricacies of our southwestern landscape.
I've been three times.
Thanks for providing such perfect Sunday afternoon adventures.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
So I was busy drooling over pretty frilly things on Etsy last night - including the dress listed above. I wish I had elegant places to wear such things...but my simple solid cotton sundresses seem to be my mainstay.
My Guy peered over my shoulder and said, in all seriousness:
"wow... looks like ham."
I love him. But he clearly doesn't get it.
(Though he may have a point - this one time.)
I wish to death each of these frocks could be found hanging in my closet. Other sarahseven beauties that I can't take my eyes off :
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The more you and I get to be friends, the more you will understand my absolute devotion to the handcrafted arts. Seriously. I find it to be crazy luxurious to use, own, consume products that were created by an impassioned individual.
Hence, my love and adoration for strawberry hedgehog, a local handmade vegan soap shop. No really, have you ever fallen in love with soap before? The owner, Tracy (totally rad chicka btw), has a booth at the Farmer's Market I frequent and now I'm hooked. HOOKED I tell you.
*side note - they sell LOADS of handmade pleasures on their site: pretty jewelry, face products, yada yada..check it out.
I'm still way new to the blogosphere. I've only been around for a couple of weeks. However, it has somewhat consumed my life. I find myself thinking about blogging while I'm working, while I'm studying, and while I'm driving. When I get home, I no longer cuddle up to My Guy to catch up on Sports Center, and I certainly haven't been caught studying for my boards (ooops!). I'm obsessed with this thing. I LOVE to see what's out there - all of these creative energies have captivated me.
My Guy came out to the kitchen this morning from the nice warm bed and asked me why I was no longer snuggled up beside him.
"'Cuz I feel like blogging..."
He sadly moaned, "I'm loosing my girlfriend to a blog..."
Whoops! I will find my way back to you and the rest of the world soon...perhaps this weekend?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Not to mention - their stuff is AMAZING. These are a couple of my favorites:
Gujarat Elephant Pillow made in India - $22
If you don't live in the Southwest I don't know if you can really appreciate the wonderment of the orange blossom. (ummm...yes I make up words like 'wonderment').
I wouldn't say that the West has a "pleasant" odor - the monsoons at the end of summer leaves the damp rain smell that I love, and the creosote tends to smell rather yummy a few days out of the year. When the summer grass is switched out for winter grass, an awesome manure scent lingers for weeks (yucky). But other than that, aromas are rare.
However, during this particular time of year all I want to do is inhale as deeply as I can. My mission is to suck the sweet nectar lingering in the air into my lungs. It's wonderfully intoxicating. I love when the orange trees blossom.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
My mom studied in France in the summer of 1968.