Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I worry

a friend tells me 
he would like 
a water feature 
in his yard

I worry

they are hard to get right
it takes the right plants and rocks to make them look organic

other wise they end up like below

please no.

do this boulder thing instead

a square one mixed in with your raised garden beds
good idea

a waterless fountain
which would otherwise be pretentious
made more casual by the cascading plants
but you need a big ol house and yard for this

I love the mix of textures here

small, serene, patina
good choice

expensive but awesome
for your modern house
stripey grass is way cool

good god do not

my thoughts: if you got extra cash for your project
if you need to block out street noise
if you really love fountains
then do it

if not
use the money to get bigger plants
on some awesome outdoor furniture
or beer

you're welcome

peace out


candy store

living the dream today friends

peace out

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

and then I see this

and wish I'd gone in a different direction 
with my patio
all soothing and green
and wood and Zen
damn you internet


Sunday, June 26, 2011

$110 dollar to make you holla!

that's my patio
that's a new bamboo couch I got on craigslist
did it cost $110?

but it would have been a good deal if it did

no, $110 is what I netted on craigslist this weekend  homies!
I sold my double stroller for $150
which was decent I thought
since I bought it on eBay for $350
5 years ago

so now I need to figure out how to weatherproof the $40 couch
any ideas?
some day... new cushions with marine grade foam and Sunbrella
for now maybe a clear coat of something
and hauling the cushions inside
and using a big tarp

the patio is slowing coming together
last year it looked like this

 those blocks with the grass between them
were sitting on top of this nastiness
I am pretty proud of how we recycled them

the ugly before

in progress

$0 budget renos take a long time

ps which way do you like the cushions?

peace out

Friday, June 24, 2011


be a friend 
and get it for me


you distract the locals
while I take the rugs and run

I'm a sucker for a white bed

peace out
I'm off to fetch the cubs
from Grandma camp

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Did you know about this?

You can make a word cloud out of your blog,

 a paper written by your kid, a famous speech, 

a bunch of stupid quotes from Million Dollar Decorators,

your favorite song,  a letter from your lover,  a dr suess book, 

you get the idea.

Tagxedo takes the most frequently used words and makes them the largest.
you choose the shape, color, font, etc

it is endless fun
because you needed another way to waste time online
express your artistic talent
you're welcome


you're welcome

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I wish monkeys could Skype

cool: this room

not cool: bringing your 7 and 8 year old
to see the Hangover 2

dude you are a horrible parent
and ruined the movie for me
I was too worried about your kids


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This speaks to me

and what it says
is you can't have too many
awesome chairs


Monday, June 20, 2011


The power of one

Think left and think right

and think low and think high

Oh, the thinks you can think up
if only you try
dr suess

I don't usually like topiary
I prefer my landscapes overgrown
and more casual
but maybe one
adds a nice juxtaposition
without giving too much 
of a Whoville vibe


this is contrary to my stance
on personal bushes
which should always
be impeccably shaped and trimmed
just sayin

Have you ever...

eaten breakfast in Africa

seen a chair this awesome

had vanilla ice cream with 
chocolate sauce
bananas and sunflower seeds
it's awesome

have you ever been looking for a photo 
and then got so distracted by what you accidentally found 
in google images that you forgot all about 
your post and ended up being late for work

don't put
food porn
into google images
just sayin


Friday, June 17, 2011

Cold Beverage

you have to move when you hear 


funky weekend

this would look good

in my living room

yours too?

this one is sexy
put it in the bedroom
enjoy it while you 
get some tushy pushy

you're welcome

peace out

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I like it light

better than so dark

just sayin


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

104 days of summer vacation

I know what we are going to do today...

posts are shorter
and farther between 
as I catch up with the cubs

peace out

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

yes, please

I need to see the rest of this space

also should I buy this for my patio?

and this? x4? with tropical plants in them

or this?

I had never been to Home Goods before
thought I was too good
you know
too bohemian
more of a thrift store, flea market, craigslist 
kind of girl
even though I live with 20 minutes of 
3 Home Goods Stores

turns out I'm a soccer mom

and I wasn't really into the garden stools
until I saw this brassy one
I kinda like him
but can he go outside?
he'd look good in the porch too

peace out peeps


Monday, June 13, 2011


I don't have a coherent thought left in my head today

I'm detoxing from my weekend

Death by chocolate, nachos, rum
and that was just Sunday...night

you don't even want to know about Saturday

the art fair   bad florida painting fair I mean 
junk food wagon parade was in town

they had free face painting

both days

still recovering
time to seriously join 
this girl on her journey

peace out

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I'm a good traveler

 don't go here
I'm winning
save your time

It's my 10th anniversary this August
I turn 40 in October
I get to win this trip
otherwise I will have to go camping
to celebrate both

Friday, June 10, 2011

speaking of tortoise...

you can pretend things are normal
but my feelings haven't changed


Check me

Check me out here today!
complete with 10 year old headshot

In other news

the giant snapping turtle
that laid eggs in my yard
last spring came back
and made for an exciting morning
on the last day of kindergarten

Thursday, June 9, 2011

It's Thursday I'm in Love

Old Navy tube dress
$33 -

Mesh sweater
$275 -

Sam edelman sandals
$190 -

Vanessa Mooney wire bracelet
$250 -

Morra Designs sterling silver jewelry
$120 -