Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hammock, ahhh......

After the yard sale me and my hurtin' feet went for a relaxing nap on the hammock. But when I noticed all the photo opportunities I abandoned all comfort to snap some pics for everyone to enjoy the pure, simple, joy that only comes from lounging in a hammock.

Friday, August 21, 2009

motocycles comiot!

I went to this little antique/consignment store and found this tin print. The actual tin is not antique but the print is from 1899. I really liked the "modern" woman riding her bike through all the geese and the grumpy looking people in the background looking angry at her. I couldn't get my camera to take a good picture without a glare, but I did find the exact same picture on google images.

Monday, August 17, 2009


On Saturday I thought my room needed some color so I quickly made three pillows for my bed. The Green paisley is vintage fabric I got at a yard sale, I think it's from the 70's. I "plan" on making two bright blue striped ones to go with them too.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


A few days ago, my mom found a piece of leather in her room and she gave it to me. So right away I knew what I was going to make, a pair of leather shoes! . I know they're weird but they do have practical applications.

1. They are so comfy so I'll just wear them around the house.
2. Costume parties (though seldom they may be)
3. If I ever get invited to Big foot's family reunion!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Yesterday we got a package of Japanese candy from the Takahashis! The packages are so cute and colorful and the candy is so yummy too! Isn't the back so fun! I only wish I could read all those lovely artificial ingredients!Also, today in town we got the ingredients to make strawberry Italian soda. yum............. Sorry I don't have pictures of the soda , I already drank all mine.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Caveat Emptor

Last night I read a disturbing fact. It said "some common red food coloring are made from dried insects called cochineal". So I decided to investigate this claim. Way to soon I found it to be true. The shell in red M&M’s, Strawberry Yogurt, fruit punch, pink frosting, most things that are red or pink are made from this female bug! You’ll also find it’s what gives makeup it’s nice red or pick shading. It is labeled under Carmine, or "artificial coloring" what’s artificial about smashed bugs?
But before you decide to vow off anything that is red, Cochineal does support subsistence farmers in poor parts of the world, and is remarkably non-toxic. But just know that next time you feel like putting on some blush, or go to eat that bag of M&M’s you might be using a few dead bugs.

Friday, August 7, 2009


This is the snake Luke caught the other day.