Wednesday, September 29, 2010

city livin'

views from the "L"...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

marvelous little toys

beautiful wooden toys from three sisters toys

Monday, September 27, 2010

all i want is you to be my sweet honey bee


If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves

If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

If you were a river in the mountains tall,
The rumble of your water would be my call.
If you were the winter, I know I'd be the snow
Just as long as you were with me, when the cold winds blow.

If you were a wink, I'd be a nod
If you were a seed, well I'd be a pod.
If you were the floor, I'd wanna be the rug
And if you were a kiss, I know I'd be a hug

If you were the wood, I'd be the fire.
If you were the love, I'd be the desire.
If you were a castle, I'd be your moat,
And if you were an ocean, I'd learn to float.

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

mommy weekend

happy birthday mama!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

this is just to say...

i had a disturbing dream in which i threatened violence upon my students because i suspected them of covertly stealing my family size jar of nutella (which, in the dream, i kept on my bedroom windowsill. of course.).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

art inspiration: marcie paper

these are works from a series called "paintings for the recession" by marcie paper (who i am minorly obsessed with and who also may have the coolest name i've heard in a long while). you should go check out her "animated paintings". SERIOUSLY, go do it. they will make you feel light and happy like springtime and soft cotton.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

totally dreamy kitchen

sigh.
(photos via apartmenttherapy.com)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

no big deal

here are some ooey-gooey looking stuffed peppers i made for dinner.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

living wall

in wicker park

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

sung

saturday night monica and i went to millenium park to hear the lyric opera stars perform some fancy arias.

so crafty

on sunday i went to the renegade craft fair with gina and my sister and our trip was wildly successful. we all found exciting stuff, enjoyed the most gorgeous day, and flirted with more babies and puppies* than i can count.


*look at this fluff-ster!

i came away with a pair of laser-cut wooden earrings from this seller, several nice letterpress postcards, and tummy full of sushi.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

show and tell (new old things)

these are the fun turquoise shoes at the consignment shop yesterday


and this is the antique pocket-watch-turned-locket that belonged to my grandma

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

disjointed fall musings

the weather turned crisp and it's making me sentimental. i've been thinking about seasons and change and cycles and life. i've had several friends move away recently, and being home for labor day weekend got me thinking about what makes a place a home, and what it means to be part of a community. my mind has been full of noise, despite the quiet coolness outside. i've been making some updates to my website. i've been making more art with cut paper. i've been drinking more tea.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

in celebration of old-school-low-brow teen drama

when i realized yesterday's date was 9-02-10, 13 year-old me and 27 year-old me totally high fived.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

branch ideas

i think these are lovely, but totally make-able....

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