Monday, November 30, 2009

Craft Night...

this night's task was homemade stockings!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Is...

Thanksgiving is finding every chair/bench/stool in the house, pushing tables together and having all your favorite people in the same room together sharing stories, wine and food. Then, doing it again and again all weekend, so that you can eat with all of your "families" related or not. Who could ask for a better holiday?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Scent Obsession

Last week I walked to the Minneapolis Institute of Art for some inspiration. I go there from time to time to visit a couple of my favorite paintings. (perhaps more about that some other time) my POINT today is what I found at the gift shop. As you may have guessed, it is the candle pictured above. When you smell this candle, you'll think you were transported to the middle of a forest of Cedar and Fir trees. I can't stop thinking about this candle. I want one, and I want it now!
I thought I could live without it, I even shopped around for a less expensive alternative. But, at the end of the day, nobody has a candle that smells like this one. The thing that makes this candle extra special, is that it's made right here in Minnesota! Check it out!
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Thursday, November 5, 2009


These are some bags I made real quick the other day for my boyfriend sean, who has been collecting seeds to plant next spring.

I also got a new desk (thanks to whomever left it for me by the dumpster in the alley!) AND made cushions for the bench seat in the entry way. (formerly a place where we piled junk) Hooray for fall "nesting" mood!