March 29, 2010

a vintage crush...

knitted landscape rug?

Once again I am convinced that toys for kids were SO much better a few decades ago.

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1978 British book
The Needleworker's Constant Companion.

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March 28, 2010

Todd, you steal my heart.

Yes, people.  I adore Todd Selby and his work at  theselby.com. So much authenticity and inspiration. I love peeking into peoples lives through visiting their spaces like this. Such diversity and beauty.

Here are a few from one of my favorite selby shoots.


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I have to say, I am still quite obsessed with the color of their living room. And since we can paint here at the new place... I just might.

Pretty excited that the husband is on board with the ruffly curtains for our living room. And the other highly anticipated internet purchase will be...

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the wall paper will go into our many built in shelving to create a floating shelf effect... or at least thats my hope. I'll share how that turns out.

Promise to do a little tour as soon as it comes together for us here. In the mean time, we did manage to pull of a pretty darn good selby inspired shoot of our own at our old home.

And so, a little tribute:

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(sigh)

oooo. a quick edit: The nesting doll painting in my girl's room was done by none other than our very own yelizabeta.

March 25, 2010

sweatshirts

I have really gone a little crazy for sweatshirts. Thats pretty much all I am searching for at thrift stores these days. And I feel like I can't get enough. I have a few favorites, a few that are in need to be a little worked on for them to become favorites (but I am wearing them anyway) and some borrowed that that I have to say I am enjoying a little too much.

I love dressing up a plain sweatshirt.

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Oh Markus Lupfer you do some amazing things with a sweatshirt.
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There is sequence polar bear one in the shop that I really wouldn't mind owing...

And what? You have bearded man sweatshirt just for me?
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I would even settle for the less hairier version...
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So yeah, I am a little (but only very little) fighting this warm weather. oh well.

March 24, 2010

in case you were wondering

if any of you have gotten close enough to see the state my eyebrows are in at the moment; don't be alarmed. I know.

Hence the bangs in my eyes to hide em a little. I have tried several times to let them grow out like these two beauties here and I have to say I think I am the closest I have ever been. Resisting the tweezer is tough business.

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March 23, 2010

oh breakfast

i am so looking forward to having you
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add one more to the list

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how amazing is this shadow portrait collection?
I will not be putting it off any longer. I've been wanting to make some of the fam, especially the girls and make it a yearly tradition for foreva now.

Supposedly its simple to do.

Maybe it could be my very first DYI post? hhmmm. We'll see I already have such a long list of projects to do but everything is on hold until we unpack.

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naked (not for the weak hearted)

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naked coffee is my favorite these days, and how convenient that they are now just a block away? a little too convenient.

Since we have been working hard setting up shop, we have also been making lots of these naked inspired drinks to keep up with these hard times.

Karoac: 4 shots of espresso, 2-3 table spoons of condensed milk, handful of ice.

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Make 4 shots of espresso and pour into a jar, or something that you can put a spill free lid on.
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Drop 2-3 table spoons of condensed milk into the jar.
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Add a handful of ice and place the lid on. Give it a good shake, until you can see that the contents are well mixed.

I like to leave it in the jar to have it on the go, or pour into a glass. Whenever my husband makes these for me, he throws in coffee beans on top, it looks pretty.

(Only recommended for serious coffee drinkers.)

March 21, 2010

treehouse

and so we moved.

so long 2215 P St. You were good to us. Vintage Wedgewood gas range, I will miss you most.

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Not that we went too far, a whooping 7 blocks. But still. Its been a crazy busy weekend. We are all loving the new place.

The husband is doing a late night run to Target for some shower curtain rings because after all he has to go to work and we can't go on without a functioning shower any longer. So, of course, I get on here to check out what kind of shower curtains Target is selling these days, while he is there maybe he will pick 'em up?

Today he and I have been taking turns going to the old place and cleaning, and thus taking turns at some good ol' quality time with the munchkins. I think they had a little more fun with me this afternoon/evening, but thats just me.

We have a little balcony adjacent to the kitchen which you could only get to through a window and so we kicked out the screen and threw down a blanket and had a lovely dinner/picnic out there while watching the cars go by down below. It felt like we were in a treehouse.

Go here and listen to their treehouse song, it was one of my favs some time ago...

March 18, 2010

white crow children

I am very excited to introduce the white crow children collection. This is a little vintage collection of 50's and 60's children clothing, size ranging from 12-18months to 5 years. Each item has been loved and the quality and condition is unmatched by all means. The colors are beautiful and the pieces are perfect for spring/summer. You will be able to find these and more on etsy soon!

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There will be a lot of unisex separates, a few sleepers, formal onesies and a whole lot of cuteness once the kiddos are in these. Prices will range from $8-$18. With a few shipping specials for those that order 3 pieces or more. Keep an eye out and I'll keep you posted.

Here is Eva modeling one of her favorites:


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