Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I love Mobile Uploads

My friend Jake took these photos with his iPhone while we were in New York and in my rural New England hometown. He used some sort of awesome iPhone filter to color the photos this way. I love the quality of the images!

Santa Baby... can I have an iPhone? Been an awful good girl...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Recycled Candle

Last weekend I found myself in my apartment with an empty beer bottle and a lot of burning candles. After pouring a bit of hot wax into the empty beer bottle, I dropped in a piece of string for a wick. I continued pouring wax from lit candles throughout the night and the following week. Little by little I filled the bottle to the top.

Breaking the glass to get the candle out required some careful hammer tapping at the curb outside my apartment, but it was worth it.

Check out the resulting masterpiece:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Oil Change

Pimp My Mason Jars

I keep my various teas and spices in mason jars most of the time, because it makes my kitchen more beautiful.

This weekend, I made my mason jars sexier by adding some cloth to the tops. Some of it is New Englandy (the red fabric) and some of it is from Tanzania (the purple and green fabric).

Either way, the jars are cooler now.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Crazy Tea Pot Ladies

I went to the West Side to have scrambled eggs in a little cafe this morning.

On my way home I went to the Farmers' Market.

On the way home from that (laden down with the season's LAST crop of Figs from my favorite Farmer) I got lost looking for the freeway.

I was just starting to get annoyed about being lost when I happened upon a tag sale by a bunch of older ladies. These ladies were roommates, and the terrace of their house had a million tea pots hanging from it. Apparently people have been bringing them tea pots to add to the collection for years. They sold me some amazing stuff, too. For example, I bought a third brass swan, which I think means I now officially collect brass swans. I said that out loud, and one woman went inside to get her Medicine Card book, because she felt my swan affinity was significant. After she read to me about the symbolism of swans (creating sacred space and not denying the power of my female energy) I bought her 1980s one piece shorts thinger with big pink flowers, and a weird hat. Can't wait to go out on the town in that outfit. I will think of the teapots, the crazy room mates, and the swan.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Award Winning Pumpkin

Won a $35 Target Gift Certificate in my office pumpkin carving contest with this baby:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009