Saturday, June 20, 2009

Frida Cat

Frida, originally uploaded by appleschloss.

this is a test to see how to get pictures from flickr to blogger without loosing my mind

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Volume Twenty Five

I love finding new shops on etsy... sometimes I feel like I spend so much time on there that I've seen everything there is to see

...not so!

Tonight i discovered Volume Twenty Five - a great shop filled with adorable uplifting art... one of my favorite pieces is this one...

Such great words to remember! I think this would look so cute in a craft room or computer room. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need it once I start renovating my craft room (which currently looks like a hurricane hit it!). 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Bungalow Bride!

I love weddings. Obviously, since I photograph them, film them, and I've decided I want to plan them. Also, wedding headpieces are pretty much my very favorite thing ever to design. It's such an honor having someone decide to wear one of my pieces on their wedding day! One of my customers sent me pictures from her wedding where she wore the blake headband!

Here is Alisa singing Heart's "Barracuda" at her wedding while her husband's old band played... so cool!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thoughts of a sick girl

So I'm stuck in bed sick with the worst cold and my laptop is my big source of entertainment (that and leaving the window open, enjoying the fresh breeze, and trying out my future career as a neighborhood gossip by listening intently to everything I can catch my fellow 209ers saying... but anyways, thats besides the point). My real point was, I've exhausted myspace, facebook, etsy, stalking random profiles on myspace, you get the picture. After getting an e-mail from urban outfitters that said "Dear Amy, we hate you so we're holding our annual yard sale this week that we know you love while you're sick. ha ha. Enjoy thinking about all the fabulous finds you could have picked up between '$10-$20' if you weren't sick with the devils own cold"... or something along those lines. Well... after my heart shattered in to about a million pieces I decided to comfort myself at urban out(wait.... someone is talking outside... what was that?!)fitters big sister store. My soulmate of a store. My one true love. Anthropologie.

How amazing is this top? I mean really... with a pair of little white shorts and these shoes...

oh and then if I was going to decide to go on a spontaneous vacation somewhere fabulous for the weekend I could pack my new fabulous shirt in this!

I'm pretty sure all of these goodies would instantly heal me! I can't swear to it but I'm 99% sure.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tarragon Salad

Summer is finally here full force and when it gets this hot out two of the things that I always crave are grapefruit and avocado. I finally got inspired to try putting them together and let me tell you, it was magical! This is officially my summer salad! I added thin slices of avocado and slices of grapefruit over a bed of organic baby greens with the most amazing tarragon vinaigrette!

I found this recipe for the life changing vinaigrette over at Green Colander

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

3/4 cup olive oil (I'm hooked on Safeway's O Organic brand)

1 large clove garlic, minced

generous grind of fresh black pepper

1 tsp sea salt

1 heaping Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon

1 tsp chopped fresh chives

Whisk together ingredients and you're set!

Really... if you're not already slicing your avocados... get to it! You will fall in love! I guarantee!