Saturday, February 28, 2009

Its 4 in the Morning.

Its 4:53 in the morning I have been up since like 2 am. So I figured I would tell you that I received my sample t-shirts from my Honey and Pig Store. If everything goes right I think it will be finished by Monday!!!! I am soooo excited. its very cute. I will post a photos tomorrow, today I mean. Is it wrong to eat breakfast at 4:56?

I am pretty sure Pauly will not be happy with me if I do that. I am thinking waffles with cocoa and maybe something else. Ideally with bacon and eggs and fruit but more realistically it will just be eggs and spinach or something. 

Lots to do today I was feeling pretty yucky all week so I didn't finish all the things I was supposed to do. If I can defrost my hands I may work on some Illustrations for the poem I told you about. 

So here's what I have to do today.........
1. Laundry
2. Return some things at some stores.
3. Buy gold paint cause we are making the coolest castle on the entire planet at school......they voted and Golden Castle won by a landslide.  
4. Technically... hit the gym. but that might not happen 
5. Mall visit to jcrew for 2 headbands. Miss Avril needs one too. 
6. Clean the house- check. made Pauly help me last night. ..... that's what you get for watching LOST without me. 
7. Work on Verna's illustrations
8. Finish the Honey and Pig store
9. go to Flu's CD release party in Manchester, Ct.
10. oh maybe get some sleep since that doesn't seem to be happening now.

I'd also like to squeeze in some toe nail polish at some point. 
if I do that now I will probably get really sleepy and ruin the paint job cause I pass out.
but sadly I am not tired.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Design Works

My friend Rachel is from Cape Cod and her mom still lives there and she works at one of the 
greatest stores ever...
its in Yarmouthport, Massachusettes and whenever I get the chance to go there I do. 

Some really cute soaps. 

Ribbons I love.........

When I was in college I used to go home with Rachel in the spring and I loved staying in Yarmouthport with her. It reminds me of Spring. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

Flowers for your Head

So today one of the cutest girls on the planet was wearing this headband. I just had to find it for me. Sadly she is four years old, but whatever.  It will look good on me too. 
I found them all at j.crew

This magnificent purse will go great with my headband. 

Flowers and Fun

Oh Hello friends. 
Today is Monday, February 23, 2009

Boy this year is flying by already. 

I am getting some things together 
Plans actually.

1. My Sister Chrissy, better known as Ratface or Cubby is turning 21 this year. 
Thats right. So we think we have settled on a trip to Dave and Busters instead of a big Party. 
so I am to plan that..... If she is nice

2. A trip to New York City to see the Museum of Natural History and to get a gluten free cupcake in Brooklyn. 

3. I am hoping to visit my friend in Massachusetts in April. I have a week off. She is planning her wedding and I can do some pretty amazing things with a  glue gun. 

4. Seeing the Killers.

I am also working on several projects in the next few months.....

1. Illustrations Over the Treetops a very cute poem written by Verna Gilson.

2. Getting my Cafe Press store up and running. 

3. Finding someplace to make my illustrations into something special....
I'll tell you if it works. 
4. Finding someplace that I can go to yoga more often then I do.... Cause I love yoga classes but I can only get to one a week at my gym and thats not enough. 

I am a list person can you tell.

so besides that getting in the mood for spring.......

So sad....... I found this very cute hair accessory at Etsy and now I can't find it again.....

I have to look more.

This wonderful yoga bag can be found at Old Navy.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cafe Press- Honey and Pig Store

I am working on a my store at Cafe Press.....

It will contain some really cute stuff including octopus shirts, cupcake mugs, and robot shirts for the kids and adults....and monsters
Still working on it. 
It should be done really soon. 

This is my Octopus Tote Bag

Good Morning

I have been super busy and I haven't had time to post....... But its 8:40 and I have to wake the husband up for yoga class. I will be back after class with some fun stuff. 

Above is one of my newest images. Pretty cute huh?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Make It......A Blog

Turkish Coffee Soap 
I just found this blog called Make It.
I dream of this soap.

She said its a Dud....
but I don't believe it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

3 Way Calling

Remember 3 way calling?
I think the last time I used that was in fifth grade...... well I just figured out how to work it and I forced my brother and sister into a three way call. It was magical. 

Some How I don't think they enjoyed it quite as much as me. 

I Didn't Want it to Snow Today

I think I would like to be a hammer head shark in my next life

or maybe at least I could work at an aquarium. 
Or at the very least live in Atlanta so I wouldn't have to be so very cold all winter long in Connecticut. 

Plus they have the best ribs at Shane's Rib Shack. 

I am currently working on online store.  I didn't even know you could have one my friend Lauren has one right HERE, called Cupcakes and Buttons. 

She inspired me, besides I have truly loved cupcakes, buttons and Owls for a long time and the Little prince. so we must be soul mates. 

Plus I wish it was August so I could watch Shark Week and be warm. 

One of My Favorite Illustrators.

One of my favorite illustrators of all time is Arthur Rackham.....

His illustrations are so magical. 

Illustrations above  from Alice in Wonderland

In one of my Illustration survey classes in college I learned that Arthur Rackham used to mix his watercolors with bleach and thats how he got those tones and how he got the bright whites was by actually bleaching parts of his paintings. 
I was always so impressed by his style. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Magical Day

After 2 years of being Gluten intolerant and many years with Lactose intolerance

I was walking down the health food aisle in Stop & Shop and there it was......

Lactose free Gluten free Cookie Dough Ice cream! 

I have been know to smash up gluten free fake oreos into my rice dream but you can actually buy it like this. 

Valentines day was my 2 year anniversary with no gluten...
So happy anniversary to me!!!!!

its pretty good too. even my husband who loves some gluten said the cookie dough was really good. 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday.... oh Sunday oops! I mean Monday

So the Dark Chocolate Chili Truffles seemed to come out good yesterday..... and I watched Megaladon and drank root beer as my special Valentines Evening. and I got the remote car starter I always dreamed of from my sweet husband ( I got him Tupperware cause he never brings it home from work he has also stole like um 3 bowls from the kitchen) and my mom got me the cutest sunglasses........ 

Then I slept thought yoga....

and I spent way too much money at Michael's today and at Target and at CVS......

I got this RED HEART plate for $1.50 
  1. A monster bowl for Pauly $2.99
  2. a pair of red heart leggings for Zoe and Black heart leggings for Mackenzie.
  3. A scrap booking paper container for $4.99
  4. Scrap booking paper set for $12.99 and one for $3.49
  5. butterfly ribbon for $1.00
  6. lots of paint
  7. new undies lot of new undies in various patterns 

  8. new blue converse 
  9. 2 stripped picture frames on sale for $2.50 each.
  10. face masks biore and so other fruity ones
  11. oh and some really delicious smelling shampoo for my mom. 
there was actually more but that's good enough right?

but it was so worth it.

And they I didn't have time to post this so I am doing it now. 

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I have been so busy lately that I haven't been able to post anything so here is a collection of things I made today for Valentine's Day.

Some Valentines for my friends.

Here is some of the Conversation Heart Bark I made for 
my sister and her Sweet Heart, Robert. 

I made Chocolate Covered Strawberries for my parents and and my Valentine. 
And I am working on Dark Chocolate Chili Truffles I found the recipe at Elana's pantry. 

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Verde Rosa........ My love

 There is a boutique down the street in Woodbury called 
Verde Rosa, it is the most visually stimulating store imaginable. It is in a huge barn with gorgeous hot pink curtains that you can see from the road. They are just lovely.
The ceiling is filled with every color petticoat you can think of. 
Its just perfect. Verde Rosa sells vintage and new designer clothing, accessories, 
jewelry and more. 


I love to visit whenever possible.

For the Love of Chocolate

I am sorry but I just saw this at oh joy!
Is this for real? Its genius. Seriously. Chocolate pencils? Magnificent!

Also if you are in Connecticut go the Kent Chocolate Fest!!!!
on Feb 11th.

While you are there stop here.......
Photo by Michael Stern

This place has the best chocolates you can ever imagine. 
I have been thinking about it all week.

And if you can wait till spring Kent Falls is right down the road. 

I hear the birds singing it must be spring!!!!!!!
Well almost.
I'm going to keep telling myself that anyway.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Spring Fever Two......

I had a bathing suit like 
this when I was little.

And then I found these at Anthropologie.
Its as thought they fell down from the heavens just for me. 
Yup all of them. 

Spring Fever

I woke up and there it was, It came from out of nowhere.....Spring Fever.
Well it might have been brought on by too much shopping.  



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