Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Meet Jack!

My brother and sister-in-law are new parents! They had their first little boy on September 16th (3 days after my brother's birthday). Yeah, that's right, I have a nephew and he is the COOLEST!

Meet Jack Michael...
He is soooo cute! I love him so much! Unfortunately, I got sick pretty sick the day after he was born. I got to see him the first two days when they were in the hospital. Since then, I haven't seen him bc I didn't want to get the little guy sick. But now I'm feeling better and I am so excited to go cuddle him!

In the meantime, I've been occupying myself by making custom little onsies for him to wear.
Thank goodness for his awesome parents who have sent me about 10 pictures and video texts of him everyday! :)

New lamps!

Philip has added some new hardback book lamps to the shop!
..this one is my favorite :)

Our living room has been a disaster the past few days with my projects and pieces of these lamps everywhere....but I always LOVE how they turn out and am SO proud of my husband so it's worth it :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

That's what I love about Sundays.

Yes, I DID just quote a country song. Don't judge- It's such a happy song!
I'm going to try and make this a weekly post. I have Sundays off of work, so that's my only full day off with Philip. We try to reserve that day for just the two of us. It's also a good excuse for me to take more pictures and blog about my life (not just things I find online).

Yesterday, I went to Thread with Kaitlyn. I am sad to say that neither one of us took any pictures (ooh...bad bloggers). We did have loads of fun though. As soon as we got there, we talked about buying things for other people. Kaitlyn managed to do just that AND talk me into buying things for myself. It's not her fault though, I'm easy to convince ;)

After a day of eating and shopping, Philip and I had he rest of the day together. Now, I know it's technically fall, but we are in San Diego. This is a city that loves to skip summer, go straight into fall, and get everyone all upset that we didn't get our beach time. Then once everyone gets cozy and ready for the fall weather, here comes the santa anas! Yep, it's blazing hot here this weekend! Hotter than any summer day we had this year, that's for sure. It's kind of scary- we usually have fires all over the county during September and October.
Anyway, with the heat, Philip and I decided it would be a good idea to go on a walk. (Our house feels like an oven right now and we dont have AC). We walked around Hillcrest for a while, then decided to go to the Tractor Room for a drink and appetizer before his show.

We had never been there and really enjoyed it. The food was good and the drinks were STRONG! yikes! good thing we were walking ;) We each just had one and decided to stop there. haha.

We walked home and expected to get ready for the Longstay show that night, but it didn't work out. That's ok! We spent the rest of the night crafting and watching Modern Family (our new favorite show!)

I started AND finished something all in one sitting...AMAZING!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I love this. Found it via this blog. you can find more of her work here.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Alright, I know we didn't really get to enjoy much of a summer this year in San Diego, BUT I can't wait for fall!!!! I've been day dreaming about bright crisp days, shnuggly clothes, warm drinks, and spices of all sorts. Here's a not-so-short post of inspiration.


Fun autumn crafting projects for cold days.

1. Danielle's cute vintage fabric pumpkins.
2. Yarn wreath by Itzfitz
3. LittlePrint's cute little yarn wreath

Delicious warm soup. I'm excited to try some new recipes this year :)

1, 2, 3. weheartit

We get to visit the pumpkin patch! Yay :)

1, 2, 3. weheartit

Cozy sweaters.

2, 3, 4. Weheartit

Cute and warm hats

1, 2. Weheartit

My favorite part of the cold seasons: being bundled up and drinking a cup of coffee or tea.

1. Print from this shop
2. Print from this shop
3, 4. Images from Weheartit


Can it be cold now please?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Old Books and Light Bulbs

If you're a fan of vintage books (I don't know anyone who isn't) and having lights in your home (being a vampire might be your only excuse there), then you should probably look into owning one of these lamps.

Typewriter Boneyard is the home of these awesome hard back book lamps. He does custom orders as well. I think they're really swell ;)