31 May 2010

Weekend Treats

Incredibly beautiful and tasty arugula from our friend Tracey's garden, thank you Tracey!  And a little cold treat for after!



30 May 2010

Peter Doig

All I can say after recently discovering this incredible artist is how come I never knew his work before!?  No need to describe any further, I think these beautiful paintings speak for themselves.  I am just taking them all in myself for the first time....Love....
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29 May 2010

Kate by Mario Testino

One of my absolute favorite images by Mario Testino. The story behind the image is that it was a collaboration between the photographer and the subject. He asked Kate to apply certain colors to her face. She did this without a mirror and this is the stunning result!

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Head About Head, 2001, by Mario Testino.

25 May 2010

23 May 2010

The Nature Poem

Poem by the great Richard Brautigan. Photo by me.

22 May 2010

City Mural

I saw this beautiful mural by Leanne C. Miller and Helen Bayly in downtown San Francisco the other day. I love all the beautiful colors and the style of painting. My favorite one is of the fox, his expression is too cute.

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Drawing of the Day


21 May 2010

Best Google Doodle Ever!

I am a big fan of google doodles and always love the fun images they come up with but this one is truly awesome!  An interactive doodle to celebrate Pac-Man's 30 year anniversary!  Go to google's home page and check it out!  You can actually play it with your arrow keys when you press the insert coin button....Ms. Pac-Man is my favorite video game ever but Pac-Man is a very close second!  Have fun....

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Secret tip: If you hit insert coin twice you can play in two player mode with Ms. Pac-Man as a guest!

17 May 2010

Backyard Progress Sneak Peak 2.0

This weekend we put some more time and sweat into the backyard.  Here are some shots of a few things we managed to complete:
In the distance you can see Michael put the plants in the ground!  They were pretty desperate to get in to the ground.

Here is a close up of his hard work.  He used some of the old bricks we found in the backyard when we took the ramp down.  They keep showing up in the most random places.  He even found one 1 foot deep in the soil when he was making a hole for a plant! I think the border looks beeaautiful! If you look closely you can see we also put in some fun solar lights!

Here is a shot of his veggie garden.  He got these bamboo stakes for the snap peas yesterday at a beautiful local nursery called Flowerland.  I wish they had a website that I could link to because they had some beautiful plants and garden things.  Maybe I will go back and take some pictures....


Lastly, I finally painted the shed!  We thought we would do a fun color for now and some plants would stand out nicely against the dark color.  I was also able to paint the fence yesterday.  I'm not crazy about the color and wish it was just natural wood, but for now it was the quickest and most budget friendly way to get rid of the red. 


Hope you like the updates!  Sorry the pictures are a little dull I was rushing to take them before it rained! More to come as we finish up.....

13 May 2010

Backyard Progress Sneak Peak

Michael and I have been busy bees trying to get the back once junk yard into a garden. Now that the warm weather is upon us we have been working every weekend trying to complete it so that we can enjoy some of this lovely weather.  The last few weekends have made a huge difference and Michael has worked so hard hauling the heavy stuff, getting rid of the junk, and tending to his vegetable garden.  Here are a few shots of the progress so far, hopefully we will have some new updates after the weekend.


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We rented a pressure washer and gave the concrete a nice wash.  It made a world of difference.  I knew it was dirty but really check out these before and afters.  Both sides are still wet.  But the left side is before,  the right side is after.  I think the concrete was glowing when we were done!  It was so satisfying to wash.  Next time we will power wash the driveway.



Sadie supervising the activity from her perch.

Next, we brought in some beautiful plants.  This one is called a smoke bush.  I love the deep purple color.  Now we just need to plant them.


We also put in many many bags of D.G. (decomposed granite) in this beautiful deserty color.


Last but not least we finally got a few pieces to sit down proper.  Can't wait until we are done!!  More updates to come.

09 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mother's out there who give so much everyday and to one in particiular...mine!  XO

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Print by Frances Pelzman Liscio.

08 May 2010

Happy Weekend!

Hope you find some treasures....



03 May 2010

Photographer Mikkel Vang

I have just spent a considerable amount of time swooning over Mikkel Vang's portfolio! All of his images are so spectacular. The richness in the tones of the photographs blew me away. His composition, lighting, and subject matter are so inspiring! I wish I had more information about the photographer himself but have not been able to find any. Here are a few beauties to take in...

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All photographs by Mikkel Vang.