Wednesday, December 31, 2008


300 hearts

Show me the love...

I had a couple of pretty simple, year end goals for my Etsy shop.  300 hearts and 50 sales and I reached 300 hearts yesterday!  

BUT, I'm still 2 shy of 50 sales...8 hours and 20 minutes to go. Will I make it?

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Wile E. Coyote


It's 1:30am...Really, I should be in bed right now.  I just came in from a late night out...I drove home, alone on the dark and mostly deserted streets of Pasadena, the night before the busiest, most exciting night that Pasadena is host to, New Year's eve on Colorado Blvd.  
I stopped for a light and glanced to my right. Out of the corner of my eye I glanced a shadow moving in the darkness near the curb.  I thought it could be a stray dog... I'm a sucker for a stray dog, so I made a right turn to further investigate.  There, illuminated by my headlights, standing calmly on the sidewalk of a beautiful tree lined street dotted with quaint little houses, was a gorgeous coyote.  He was so calm and unafraid of my approaching headlights, he looked right at me at one point and when I met his eyes my heart broke just a little bit.  I was reminded of how humanity is encroaching, bit by bit on this stunning creature's out of place here amongst the concrete, asphalt, and cars whizzing by....just makes me so very sad.  

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Getting organized

Organized = Pure Bliss...

As my profile reads, I'm a frustrated minimalist.  What I mean by that is, I like less but have more. I like clean, empty surfaces yet am burdened by piles of papers and the this and that of life which seems to accumulate all around me.  This is something that plagues my daily life and I am sick and tired of it...

Now~ finally~ I'm going to do something about it!  Oh, don't get me wrong. I've made half-hearted (even 3/4-hearted) attempts to diminish the piles around me before.  They were valiant efforts that lasted weeks, sometimes even months...but before I knew it, there they were, the piles.  They sneak up on you until one day BAM!  you're wading through them, gasping for air.

So, part of my New Year's resolution is to GET ORGANIZED, once and for all.  To declutter my last clutter.  To be free to invite the random drop-by, unannounced guest or neighbor into my home any ol' time without cringing because of the mess.  

Now, I don't want to leave you with the wrong impression.  My house is not a pigsty by any stretch.  It's just not the way I want it to be; clean, uncluttered and organized.  One of the reasons I have finally reached my breaking point is that it's just after the holidays, I recently had a big Trunk Show and after that was busy filling holiday orders, then my daughter was sick and stayed home from school, now the school is closed for 3 weeks for the holidays, I had to have a little 'unplanned' but necessary surgery (read: not an emergency appendectomy) which laid me up for a week, etc, etc, etc, and as a result my house has gone straight to hell in a handbasket!

I will post some before, during and after pictures.  I think the first room I'll tackle will be my daughter's....

Ah, I feel better already.

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Today I was featured on the  StyleList Blog, a style guide website featuring celebrity style along with the latest trends, from hairstyles to fashion to shopping and!

You can read the article here (I'm just below Hugh Jackman...but, I'll spare you the puns): Something Blue

Thanks to Mallory Whitfeld at who wrote the article/interview giving my work a new opportunity to be seen by so many more people!  Thank you :)

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sincere Apologies....

I feel like I must apologize for being such a slacker lately.  I have neglected my blog for the past 6 weeks and I am truly sorry...please forgive me!

Now, on to blogging like I've never blogged before.  Ready? Set....GO!

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Monday, December 1, 2008


A Celestial Triangle...

Won't happen again until I had to take a picture.  

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