Wednesday, June 24, 2009

too busy to breathe

have you ever felt like that? sometimes i think if i just took time to breathe, i would do a lot better. it's important, ya know. to breathe. i just wanted to say hi. now i'm off to run around, take pictures and hopefully... breathe.

Monday, June 15, 2009


corsages and collars are here.
i'm tired.
the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz was me sleeping.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

a succulent and a turtle

that's a title i never thought i'd use.

Monday, June 8, 2009

a rosy weekend

although most of the weekend kind of drifted by without me noticing, sunday was quite productive. we (and when i say "we" i am mainly referring to andrew and his folks) finally finished the vegetable garden. andrew was nice enough to build a shade cover for the lettuces that actually aren't supposed to be planted in summer (but i want my lettuces, daddy, and i want them NOW!). of course he suggested wire and some green plastic something. i don't think so. you see, i am very difficult. i am aware of this, so somehow i think that makes it ok. i don't want green plastic in my veggie garden, just as i didn't want wire cones for the tomatoes. i mean come on. i was able to find some great bamboo arches for the tomatoes and beans and some cute burlap (yes, burlap can be cute if i say so) for the shade cover. it all looks great. fingers crossed. i am known for killing plants, lots and lots of plants. we also planted my two david austin rose bushes. i did not know about david austin roses, my my mother in law told me they were quite famous. i liked them because they looked like peonies, and since i can't really grow peonies here, i thought this was a great second option. oh, and they smell really, really good. old fashioned rose smell. mine are a lighter version of these. right before we planted them (and again, i am not a part of "we" - - just imagine me in the background shouting out orders and belittling people when they give me a suggestion i don't like) my mother in law gave me the bad news. they would have to be cut back. all flowers off. i trust her, though. she's a real green thumb. so she trimmed and i quickly put them in a vase and took the above photo. hopefully there will be lots more rose photos to come. i checked this morning and they haven't grown at all. how long is this supposed to take?

ps. it is not all glamour. mum and i pulled weeds out of our new back yard that we (you know the drill on "we") grew from seed. wow. what a difference. it looks like a real lawn and strangely enough, i found weeding very therapudic.

Friday, June 5, 2009

busy week

what else is new? busy is good. rich and relaxed would be better, but we'll get there. we just put up a bunch of new styles at so check them out. great stuff for summer. i think this one is my favorite. or maybe this. collars and corsages coming soon! i'll keep you posted.

oh, i also finally got around to planting the veggie garden (with a lot of help from andrew and his folks). it is so exciting, a tiny little dream come true.

have a great weekend.

Monday, June 1, 2009

sneak peek

coming soon - - as in the next few days! corsages.
they are amazing.
take that from an unbiased source.