Sunday, February 27, 2011


:: Sunday random thought ::

photo found here

"The earth does not belong to us we belong to the earth" Chief Seattle

Friday, February 25, 2011

a special valenti(m)e

I found the inspiration here

Here is what Kaya gave out as Valenti(m)es to her classmates this year...and we had to make a quick stop at the neighbor hood grocery so she could deliver her last one to them (all her idea which I think was very sweet)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

This is similar to the frame I am imagining for our bed.

found here

We have an old salvaged door a dear friend gave us that we are using as a headboard. After I worked for days scraping, sanding and sealing to use it as the door on the kids room we noticed when hung it was seriously warped. So in our crafty way we screwed it to the wall.

not the best picture of the door but it gives you an idea

I popped the glass out and want to upholster with foam and burlap tufted. My hubby has always wanted an upholstered headboard so it works that it is on his side of the bed.

Now I want to raise the bed slightly using old gray cypress to construct the frame. I was not imagining anything coming up from the foot of the bed but I kind of like the way the one pictured above is. Ideas, ideas, ideas!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

a blooming flower

found here

:: inspired by her favorite flowers ::
19 years young New Zealand native Kelsey Genna

Begonia House Collection

found here via here

:: flowers inspire me too ::
my wedding colors were inspired by the vivid colors of the zinnia, which I also think would be a beautiful name for a little girl.

there is so much inspiration to be found amongst our beautiful mother nature and many different people are doing many diversely wonderful things with that inspiration

How does she inspire YOU today?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

off the laundry room

found here and here

I like the olde stucco walls combined with the aged tin and wood
...oh and of course the wild garden (my favorite kind)

found here

found here and here

We are planning a small lean-to addition off of our laundry room. A simple design with a wood frame and old tin. I would like to do something using stucco or earth walls and applying to the exterior with a raw, organic approach not being extremely particular of a smooth or seriously tended to technique. Just a natural application. What feels right not trying too hard.

Monday, February 21, 2011

simply living

a simple sweet sanctuary
for some folk (like myself) it doesn't take too much
usually just a special place and this place seems special

this space is a great example of a functional tiny space that coexists with nature,
providing for all ones needs
a place to rest your mind, body and soul

look here for more great pics of this sweet place 'gypsy on wheels'

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

for the children

How sweet!

Beautifully styled photo shoot. I love the womanly ethnic feel of the child's head wrap

and the historic feel of this photo

Their clothes seem so simple and comfortable I love the use of earth (un)color and how you can see the historic inspiration in their designs.

I already have ideas for a dress like this last one for my little one layers and all.

Visit this lovely blog for more

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

our love

our love is solid as a rock and stands strong against all odds


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

making our house a home no.2

Our bathroom makeover. Slowly but surely.

We have replaced the old ceiling with aged tin and are going to rip up the vinyl rug to reveal the wood floors like in the rest of the house. We are putting 12" square slate tiles on the bottom half of the walls and around the bath. With earth pigmented plaster on the top using a specific technique called tadelakt to create a waterproof plaster. We are excited and anxious about the bathroom being completed and experimenting with this new technique but hesitant to get started due to some time constraints. Often times I feel like just jumping right in but I am bit intimidated with not knowing what might get exposed. As you can see it definitely needs lots of work.
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