Friday, February 27, 2009

Still, my mind is in Hawaii

Micah working his Yoga on Turtle Bay Resort.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Warm Thoughts of Oahu

While in Hawaii, we had our portraits done on the main street in Waikiki.
It was 85 degrees in January!
I'd like to rewind to this moment right now...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Happy Colorful Works

I came across this Etsy artist going by Joo Joo and love her work!
I thought I would share her works with you.
They make me smile;)

You can find her here.

Yed gave me a mini cactus on our first date.
Instead of flowers, he thought he would give me something that
would remind me of my Texas roots.
These cuties remind me of that moment:)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Monday Video Coffee Fix

5 days till the Portland Saturday Market begins!
I don't think I need coffee when I think about the PSM.

I change my mind, I need a triple!

Addiction #4 : Wood

I have an ongoing affair with wood.
That didn't sound right!
Let's not go there...
I love these modern, organic tables by Michael Arras!
Wow, these are gorgeous works and they speak to me...
You can find them here.
Michael is from Portland, OR!
Makes me love them a bit more.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Random Sustainable Thoughts

We get tons of junk mail and I'm behind on my shredding.
I was thinking, "What can I do with all this shredded paper?"
Of course I'll recycle it but can I re-purpose?
Suzanne would be proud.
How 'bout a chair?

Artist Charles Kaisin from Brussels is the creator

of this shredded paper chair.

My dog, Burnside would be delighted.


I came across this book that has tons of ideas

on revamping what you have and creating what you don't.

Even basic know how techniques that I don't know, like tying a tie.

Love it!


Tired of wasting paper cups by getting your coffee to go?

Check out this sturdy double-walled porcelain cup that keeps your coffee warm.

The lid is made of pliable silicone!

You can find it here.

Or at New Seasons (a dollar cheaper and no shipping).

Designed by James Burgess.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old times, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations,architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery- celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: "It's not where you take things from- it's where you take them to."

-Jim Jarmusch

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Primavera Photos

We just finished the shoot for our new collection,
With TONS of help from Kim, these images rock!

I have to compare these shots to the ones
I posted a couple days ago

It's like looking at my 8th grade picture!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Baubles and Bubbles Today!

Come Celebrate with us

Friday, February 13th from 4:00-8:00 pm
All day Saturday from 11:00-5:00.

Splurge Artist Boutique
will be hosting treats & libations with lovely discounts!

Come have a treat and visit with local artists like Suzanne of Mugwump, Byron & Erin of One Root, Kim & Kjell of PLYWERK and yours truly.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Collection: Primavera!

Finally we finished!
We get to celebrate!

This collection was inspired by works of
Italian Renaissance
Sandro Botticelli.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sweet Girls Night Out

Yesterday I went to the City Grill with Jennifer Kate
Gleason James DeAnda
and it was a blast!
I haven't laughed that hard in weeks.

I had to introduce her to the BEST Cucumber Martini
at Acadia first.
Sarah at Acadia doesn't mess around!
I love it there.

That was our pre-function.

The Grill was nice & empty.
We actually got a window seat. Very rare!
The view of downtown Portland on the 30th
floor is beautiful
We got to dish about old times & new.

We were way overdue. Actually expired...
The sweet couple sitting behind us paid for our bill!
Who does that? That was really sweet!

I have to hang out with the girls in my life more-
to charge my battery. It's hard to pull away from work and family,
but this keeps me sane.

*NoteToSelf: Must Read This Post Once a Week*

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Addiction #3: One Root Clothing

One Root Clothing

These embroidered skirts are beautiful!

The colors are vibrant and the original artwork on each piece is lovely.
I have about 20-30!

Clearly I am addicted and you can see why.
Erin & Byron Lee are the master minds behind One Root
and you can find their work at
Splurge and the Portland Saturday Market (starts Feb 28!)

Addiction #2: Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky
Whitney & Erin at Naturals (in Lake O) started this addiction.
Thanks ladies...

I treated myself to this red pair today.
I bought the last red pair over at Lily Atelier(in Camas).

Because I deserve it.
Damn it!

Addiction #1 Lindt Dark Chocolate

This is soooooo good!
Angie started this addiction and I was skeptical at first.
Now I need a 12 step program.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday Video Coffee Fix

This would brighten my Monday morning.
I found it after watching my friend Leah's video post on coffee art.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Morning Nostalgia

Good Morning;)
As I blog, it's very quiet in the house because my little turkey is at Grandma & Grandpa's house in Hood River. I miss the squeals and the sounds of lil' dancing feet.
By the way, a very rare date night was way overdue!

I am missing my family in Texas & NM.
Having breakfast together & maybe some shopping therapy with my Mom was always good. I found this picture of my parents and love it! My mom is rockin' the red lips & off shoulder red dress. Watch out! Check out the chandelier earrings by yours truly.
She won't like me posting this pic but, how can I resist?

My Dad is looking pretty dapper too;)

His best accessory?

The arm candy in RED.

Friday, February 6, 2009

My Shoe Addiction.

It's been almost 2 month's since my last relapse!
I've had my eye on a pair of heels like these bad boys by
Pour la Victoire.

They look so uncomfortable but sexy!
Isn't that what really matters?

I kid.

I love the platform in the front.
It says, "You can wear me for 3 hours."

Now these Alexander McQueen heels say,
"I'll kill you in 30 sec!"
Maybe 45 sec. There's a mini platform at the ball
I missed.

Are those imprinted toes?

That's kinda funny;)

Dream of Twins

I had a crazy Dream last night that I was 5 months pregnant with twins! Scary! I think its because my brother & his lovely wife learned that they are expecting a girl. Also, my dear friends' Erin & Byron are having a baby boy any day now. It could also be the small pressure of having another baby from friends & family. By the way they are crazy and I'll have to knock on wood now.
Well in all this baby fever, I came across this awesome
Bassinet by Bloom.
I could have used this 4 years ago.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Terrible Fours

My little guy is going through another phase: Turkey Phase Four.

He has officially perfected the tantrum.

He wins Best Actor in a dramatic series.

Yesterday would've been the day that wins him the Oscar.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Gifts for Him.....Hmmmm...

For his love of cars...
With a note saying, "This can only go up in the garage. Love you!"
Find it here.

This hat and nothing else.
Naughty, naughty.
Find it here.

A card and a homemade coupon for a free night out.
No dirty looks, eye-rolling or excuses from you.
Find it here.

The stylish fellow deserves these Atari cufflinks.
Old school baby;)
Find it here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I've always adored the Gerbera Daisy.

The cucumber tendril is so delicate and innocent.

Roe. Intricate. Tiny. Beautiful.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday Video Coffee Fix

This video makes me feel all warm & fuzzy. It's also inspiring & lovely.
Perfect this Monday morning.
It was shot all stills and took only 2 days to film with the actors on set.

Her Morning Elegance
Directed by Oren Lavie, Yuval and Merav Nathan
Featuring Shir Shomron
Photography by Eyal Landesman
Color Todd Iorio / Resolution

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cheers to the Super Bowl Right?

Dare I say that I don't know who's playing?
If we were in Texas right now--oops-- I mean New Mexico, this image would be reenacted. My Pops & Yed putting all differences aside and having a nice cold one.
Don't let him fool you, my Dad is really a softy.