Friday, February 20, 2009

Sad Day

So I bought the last issue of Domino Magazine yesterday. I have been on the look out for the last few days. The Target in Kelso just never seems to have the new issue when everyone else does. This might be a plot to irritate me, and if it is, then the plan always works because there are few things that make me more uspet than having to wait for an issue to get into the store when I know it is out other places.

I joined the masses in depression the day I found out that my FAVORITE interior design magazine was closing it's doors due to the poor economy. I actually got upset, I threw up my hands and without hesitation said, "Oh no, no, no... This can't happen." I'm pretty sure I was having a bad day that day anyway. I think that was the day that I totally murdered our lasagna (which as never happened), Safeway didnt have anything I went looking for on my list, and on top of that I got a jury duty summons. I have been called up 3 or 4 times since I was old enough to register. The icing on the cake was Domino going under. If Josh hadn't have been sitting next to me I might have cried, and then thrown myself in agony on the floor, I haven't done that since I was a child, but I do tend to throw things like hangers and pots when I get mad.

So when Josh came home yesterday, and I told him reluctantly that I bought the very last issue of Domino, accompanied by a small sound that can be compared to that of a dying cat, he turned to me and said, I have some bad news. The first thought that runs through your head when they come home from work is, "Oh god, he lost his job." But this wasn't the case. He told me that they also announced that our favorite morning radio talk show that we would listen to every morning while on our 40 minute drive into town back when we first got married was airing its LAST show either today, or yesterday, I can't remember which. JUST SHOOT ME NOW!!! PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY. I love talk radio, the funny kind, not the Dr. Marsha Fieldstone kind from Sleepless in Seattle. The kind that drones on and on and makes you want to jump out of the car window.
I was actually excited in the mornings to drive in silence with Josh, drinking our coffee, and listening to Adam Corrola complain about anything and everything. Yes, in fact he can complain about beautiful sunny days that aren't too hot or too cold. Anything could be argued with. Does that make me a bad person? That I love to listen to that kind of stuff, and I find it entertaining? Apparently, I'm just sarcastic enough to LOVE it. It doesn't seem like the normal way to start a day. A good cup of joe, and some ranting and raving, we didnt care. So what do I do now? Listen to Don Imus on the radio? He's gone now right? I don't have Sirius radio either. He's old and grumpy looking anyway. I much prefer the sarcastic 40 something. If Don Imus ever read this I'm sure he would have some sort of mean comeback about the state of my hair, because he seems to be so clever in the mean comments to innocent people.
Anyway, onward. I thought I would post a few of my favorites from Domino today, and if I couldfigure out how to add a little music to this post, I would definitely choose "Taps" If you listen closely, I'm sure you can hear a little trumpet playing...
I don't usually like white walls, I love color, but black
and white are always perfect. This mostly white bedroom makes me happy

Those are just a few. There seems to be a theme today with the little blue touches. Josh hates that color. I LOVE it as an accent.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Creative Space

I think having a space for creativity should be something that everyone has. I spend 90% of my day at my desk working on the computer, so I need a place that I feel comfortable sitting. Before Josh's dad made me my desk, I had my papers, and such spread out on the floor, because I couldn't bare the thought of working at the dinning room table. Don't ask me why, I don't know. You would think anything would be better than working on the floor.
My desk is still a work in progress. It's in the middle of the living room, being as we don't have a special room for my office, so I usually keep it clutter free, and free of too much creative inspiration. I can't wait to have my own office with an inspiration board, and organizer mounted on the wall, and all that kind of fun stuff. But for now I am loving that I can look out the window at the trees across the road, and that I can pull my feet up and sit while I'm working (I rarely sit in a chair with my feet on the ground. It's a habit I have never been able to break.

There is a desk lamp I have my eye on from Pottery Barn, something that will reach around over my work better, and something that has a little more light. This space is my creative space, a place to find inspiration, have fun, work and create art. Do you have a creative space?

Have a wonderful and creative day!


Monday, February 16, 2009


I have an obsession with photos. Surprise, right? I dream of laying in a room with beautiful photographs surrounding me. I could spend hours and hours discovering images, and finding inspiration in even the simplest photo. I live for images, beautiful photos, and the way they make you feel like you are in that moment, like you want to be the one standing in that spot, and taking in all the beauty around you. There is absolutely nothing like looking at a photo, whether it be a personal photo of my grandmother when she was young, or a photo from a fashion magazine.

And this brings me to my post for the evening. I found this photo via another blog. There are photos from Rodney Smith's website that I have seen before, and have wondered who was the mastermind behind the image. His photos make me feel, feel what, I dont know. Maybe it's a feeling of longing... Whatever the feeling is, Rodney Smith's photos are captivating. You should definitely take a look at his work.

LOVE this photo! Photo by Rodney Smith

I'm serious, go look! Magical. Have a wonderful evening


Friday, February 13, 2009

Yummy Treats!

So, I'm not a huge fan of Valentines Day, most of my friends know this, but I do love pretty treats! Josh and I agreed not to get eachother gifts this year, but what do I get on the door step this morning? Pretty little pink roses. I have the most darling husband in the world. So in honor of Valentines day, and all things yummy here are some treats that I think look divine.

Not only do I stalk fashion, design, and personal blogs, I also check Taste Spotting regularly. This is where I found all these lovely treats!

Beautiful right? Now you should go check out each of these blogs, and

Enjoy Valentines Day Tomorrow!


Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday :)

In honor of our trip down to see some of the most amazing friends in the world!

I've decided that my blog has been pretty boring lately. I have a full blog ready for Monday. I have to find something interesting to talk about too. I'll be gone all weekend visiting friends with my husband. Sweet, sweet friends! Yay! Have a wonderful Friday, and a wonderful weekend.


Monday, February 2, 2009


I've been thinking about the goals I want to achieve not only in the short term, but the long term ones as well. I went looking for something that made me feel... Feel, what? I don't know, but this is the one that touched me tonight.

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