Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

xmas dinner at the Rashkins - delicious!

May 2013 be filled with light, laughter, love and lots of good food and company!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Colorful Cookies

to start: many blank canvases and a shot of bourbon

the end: many very colorful cookies!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

I am such a lucky daughter! My mom baked and mailed me cookies (and divinity!!) -- SO delicious. What a treat!

My lemon rosemary cookies, lime meltaway cookies and chocolate cayenne cookies are ready to go in the oven for tonight and tomorrow's festivities.

Be safe and have fun!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Winter Solstice Celebration

Music, games, chokecherry wine, meatballs (made with organic pork, pine nuts, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg), polenta, salad (made with spinach, cheese, pecans, and rosemary roasted beets), and many various cookies, lighting candles with our intentions for the coming year, and gift giving. What a wonderful evening!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Colorful Nails

A Sephora "manicure" -- try on every fun color you're curious about and enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Gift Ideas

Gift ideas for this holiday season:
- affordable, unique jewelry by mo*tif on etsy
- fun, vintage and retro clothing, jewelry and household items by The Credenza on etsy
- limited edition prints of Corey Drieth's beautiful paintings on 20x200
- E.O. Wilson/Alex Harris book just listed in the NYTimes Holiday Gift Guide, plus all the other amazing books recently published by GFT
- for you Fort Collins people: a gift certificate to the Children's Art Workshop or a membership to the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cat Bubble Fort

always wondered what to do with all that packaging...

Monday, December 3, 2012

I Love Leftovers

I was so lucky this year that two very dear friends shared their delicious leftovers with me!
It makes the holiday joy last longer.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Arts & Crafts Holiday Sale at Colorado College

(jewelry by Poto & Cabengo)

Remember to shop locally this holiday season!

2012 Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale at Colorado College:
Worner Campus Center - 902 N. Cascade Ave.

Friday, November 30:  4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 1:  10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 2:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Belated Birthday Lunch Treat

Shuga's Tray (a little bit of everything = perfection)

Goat cheese and caramelized onions = heaven in your mouth!

Thanks, Carol, for a lovely day and a dreamy lunch in the November sunshine!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Recent Design Project

I love creating wedding invitations, programs, reception invites, etc... so much fun!
What a cute couple, too :)
(sorry for the blur, but I can't show the personal info!)

Friday, November 23, 2012

A Week of Thanksgiving #5

I give thanks everyday for all the beautiful art in the world, inspiring and pushing me to create.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Week of Thanksgiving #4

Every year I am thankful for all the beautiful food I am able to share and enjoy. This year was quite the delicious veggie feast!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Week of Thanksgiving #3

I am ever thankful for the unconditional love from Sam, Pippin and all my past animal companions.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Week of Thanksgiving #2

I am thankful for my mother in so many ways. To name a few -- I am grateful for our shared memories, the family history we treasure, and all she has taught me.

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Week of Thanksgiving #1

Today and everyday, I am so very grateful for all my amazing friends.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Celebrating Three Years!

Many thanks to all my wonderful fans who continue to take the time to visit my blog. This has been fun! I'm looking forward to three more years.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

DIY: Platform Bed

With the help of a friend, her truck and saw, I was able to build this platform bed! Now I have much needed storage. I'm sure it would have gone much smoother/faster, had I used a properly working drill to begin with when actually building it, and realized the correct size for my pre-drilled holes, but I learned a lot. In just one day, I felt super productive and proud. Plus, I found a use for all that canvas I bought back in art school and have been carrying around all these years. Paint on it? No. Protect my nice new mattress? Sure! I also made some protective felt pads to save the floor. Here is a pdf of my platform/loft bed design.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Egg, Bacon, Avo Wrap

Soft Boiled Organic Egg, Avocado, Turkey Bacon, Cheese & Lettuce in a Wrap!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Picnic for Moving Day

Thanks to Michelle, I had a delicious picnic the first night in my new place! The perfect idea, that I plan to keep in mind for my friends - after a hard day of moving, you really have no energy to grocery shop, so good food is a lifesaver!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Platter by T&V Limoges, France

a gift for Sara ... sweet little hand-painted vintage ceramic dish