Thursday, April 13, 2006

Dreaming a little dream...

.....of a perfect STUDIO....

Read Ali Edwards blog entry today...LOVE that she shared pics of her SPACE...made me want to get my room in order ("no, honey, it isn't a 'crap room' - it's a CRAFT room!" Maybe I should start calling it my ART STUDIO! Sounds more official and then my hubby cannot bastardize the name, eh? oy...)

ANYWAY...was also leafing through the latest Pottery Barn catalog (why CAN'T I have one of each?!?!) and loved the idea of this counter height work space...would like to have different work stations for all my various tasks...a place to gift wrap packages (with all my curling ribbon on some sort of poles or dowels overhead....rather than the copy paper boxes they are currently in)....and a spot for embossing....and one for my large paper cutter....and for the SKOR IT I want to get (60 skeet! yikes! gotta save my pennies!)

I hate that no matter how I organize myself (or attempt to!) - I always end up with 8 square inches of work surface! What is that? I think I need to SIMPLIFY and purge...and oh I don't like that idea! I am so torn....I love all my STUFF but I'd really like a clearer, less cluttered space....

...the dilemma of all crafters, eh?

And so to bed....and more dreams of a Pottery Barn Room MakeOver!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A Shout Out to My New Scrappin Pals Aimee & Jess!

Hey girls!
I couldn't resist capturing our fun day with Donna D on a few pages...lovin the pink and peach colors for spring...and my Heidi Swapp flowers and handwriting attempts! (I am practicing faithfully in my "Learn to Love Your Handwriting" workbook!) These ladies are my prolific and CREATIVE and ORIGINAL....I wanna be just like them when I grow up! How can it be midnight already? I have tons I want to do and I don't have time to sleep!


Sunday, April 09, 2006

Nothing Better Than...

....finding a good "new" restaurant close to home! Rob and I had dinner at Bamboo Restaurant (self billed as "House of Noodles") last Friday...good food and the best Jasmine tea I have ever tasted. And even better - the presentation in these pretty pretty princess teacups! Love it!

I tried to get the brand name of the tea...was told the owner brews it herself from leaves and of course it's a secret recipe. drat. Ah well - reason to go back often! (Tip- try a thinly sliced lime with your tea next time...very nice!)

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Crocs Rock!

Let the record show that I fell in love with these LONG before I knew Diva Donna D had them!! My UGGS were my winter fabuloso LIME GREEN CROCS are taking over my heart now! And get this - I HAD TO BUY SIZE XS! EXTRA SMALL?? Oh yes--I will have to have these in every color (nothing else on my bod is or ever was extra small!) Expect to see me in a lot of green (at least til I get a pair in orange, or purple, or pink, or maybe blue....)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Objects of my desire.....

Can I ever get enough of
new palettes
Bobbi Brown emails me with such tempting treasures! and if I order this doozy by midnight Sunday I get a free Sandwash makeup case to carry it in. Sigh. So not in my budget! But it's pretty to look at, no?

Eye Candy!

Hippity hoppity - Easter's on it's way! And how yummy are these little ceramic bunnies?! Found them at Genardi's (of all places!) when I stopped in for a Starbucks...too cute to pass up -don't they look like CHOCOLATE??! They are the perfect ZERO CALORIE centerpiece!