Tuesday, July 31, 2012

kai made us a headboard

Kai has been toiling over this headboard the last month or so on the weekends. It is nearly complete, (he is going to add some sort of wood element to cover up the lamp cords).
It is beautiful and shiny and made from reclaimed barn flooring, I believe. We estimate it weighs between two and three hundred pounds. I couldn't even lift a corner, and Kai dragged it in somehow harnessed over his shoulder...without injury! Please excuse the crappy sheets, it's laundry day.

Friday, July 27, 2012

another new painting!

 Overgrown, 8 x 10 inches, acrylic on watercolor paper, available here.

Have a happy weekend.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

new painting

I am in the middle of working on several commissions, but squeaked this painting of my own in...it is a little wild and more abstract, titled Centerpiece, and available here.

Monday, July 23, 2012

so romantic

How sweet is this Blue Sky Silk Shift Dress by SLC-SLC !! I want everything in their gorgeous shop.
And underneath you could wear these supremely lovely Amethyst & Smoke Panties by Ohh Lulu. I just ordered a mixed set of three, in my quest to replace the sad and holey assortment of undergarments I shamefully possess :)

the married to the sea short story

Want to find out the short story behind Married to the Sea? Check out the article on the Etsy blog, here.

Monday, July 16, 2012

searching for a comfy loafer

This weekend we took a little trip to San Francisco with our friend Ariel, to meet up with my friend from crazy art high school days, Sarah and a couple of her friends who were visiting from Brooklyn. We had lots of fun tromping around the city and eating and drinking delicious things. Living in the country has given me a terrible fear of loud and crowded places, but also a lusting and appreciation for specialty foods, and other fanciness only cities can provide! We stopped in at Bulo Shoes in the Hayes Valley, and I lovingly fondled the Hudson Bolero loafers above, and then left empty handed with loafers on my mind.

The Hudson shoes were really soft, and had nice hand made feel about them, which made me think maybe I could find a well crafted pair of loafers on Etsy. There aren't too many to be found, but these Ladies Loafers by  Ninon Shoes look pretty neat, and are a lot cheaper than the Hudson pair too!

Does anyone have any other comfy loafer suggestions? I am itching for some little leather slip ons!


Monday, July 09, 2012

honeymoon photos!

 Day 1, Kai's birthday Spam shopping spree. Kai loves Spam. Seriously! Most nights he cooks really delicious, fancy meals, I couldn't be luckier...but like all food lovers, (so I'm lead to believe by reading the Lucky Peach), he also likes to indulge a little (or a lot) in some seriously greasy cooking action. I won't go into detail, but the Spam and American Cheese omelet might be one of my new favorites.
 We are not tan yet, but we are very happy!

Our front lawn

The house we stayed in had a really cool 70's aesthetic.
 Our favorite beach, Wailea Bay, or Beach 69 has the perfect combination of sun and shade. We spent most of the trip here, hiding out between the trees drinking our favorite tropical drink, the Mai Tai.
 Enjoying one of many Mai Tais in a tree. You can't see it very well in this photo, but I am wearing this swim suit, which I am totally crazy about! I think it is my favorite suit I've ever owned.
A lazy turtle, and a partially washed away turtle sand sculpture we happened upon.
 Kai picking coconuts.
 Kai harvesting a coconut, for a delicious beach treat!
Kai went Coco Loco! I was totally satisfied with my choice in husband, after watching him scale a palm tree and shake down a bunch of delicious coconuts. I know we would survive if we were stranded together on a desert isle.
 The sky was beautiful night and day. It is only slightly embarrassing to show and mention we floated around in tubes more than a few times, (before they got holes in them) like babies. I don't think brightly colored inner tubes are Hawaii appropriate. We got a few dirty looks from the classier beach goers.
Kai fished on the reef in front of our house, but we were warned the reef fish carry a horrible toxin, which can make you sick for years or kill you, so there was a lot of catch and release.
Mai Tai fixins
Kai was so bummed we couldn't eat the reef fish, so he plucked a sea urchin from the rocks. Luckily he had these gloves on hand?! I guess he knew he was going to have a Survivorman honeymoon. It was not as good as Uni from Japanese restaurants. We had sushi later, and the chef told us the water in Hawaii is too warm for good Uni...it has to come from Japan or California apparently.
Yes, you guessed it, another beach Mai Tai. We are currently having Mai Tai withdrawals.
It was a very happy, and oh so relaxing honeymoon!!
Now back to work.