Sunday, June 21, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

What a great day....Studio 618 and HJM Art Gallery have both granted me the "One Lovely Blog" award this weekend and many thanks to you all!

Studio 618 is a practicing licensed architect as well as a fabulous jewelry artisan/metalsmith from California. Check out Studio 618 on Etsy and Studio 618 blog

HJM Art Gallery is an amazing professional artist who brings a fresh and unique voice to abstract art. Take a moment to enjoy her gorgeous Etsy shop here and a great blog

Now I am passing this blog award on. This is what you need to know: Accept the award, post it on your blog along with the person that granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you've discovered and remember to let the bloggers know that you have given them the award.

Here are my nominees:

My Daily Domestic Diary




Paper Cakes Finds

Shrimp Salad Circus


The Daily Sip

The Pink Samurai

the rikrak studio

trendy cards

sweeter than me

Indigo Rain-a bit of whimsy

Hands Full, Heart Full, Quiver Full

Good Dirt Jewelry

**Pardon all my long visible links...not techie enough to figure out how to hypertext each name** Baby steps!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ice cream sandwiches....

I love summer and this is why:

Ice cream sandwiches, a little color to your skin, comfy light clothes in fun colors, sandy beaches, no making school lunches every am, hanging out in the cul-de-sac watching kids play until 8:30 pm, grilling dinner outside every night, Adirondack chairs, heading up to Vail for the day, the smell of chlorine and sunscreen at the pool....

I could go on forever...hope your summer is off to a great start....

Monday, June 8, 2009

Measure twice, cut once...

Creating comes in many forms...and right now that form is in finishing our basement.

When I started my jewelry shop, I confiscated our dedicated playroom area. So where exactly do all those kid toys go? Well, they seem to go all over the house, so my entire house feels like a giant play pit.

We decided to finish our basement to have a little more dedicated play and family space. After all, we do live in Denver, where it is not uncommon to have 3 feet of snow on the ground. Try having four 8-year-olds over to your house for a sleepover and see how much room you have. We are hoping this can be a solution.

Little does everyone know, once that playroom space is no longer needed, I might make it into a secondary studio...I'm thinking big tools now.