Thursday, April 30, 2009

Moving Sale!

I love danitashop's Moving Away print, check out her other lovely creations in her shop.

Her print is the perfect inspiration for me right now because in order to get ready for the move I am having a buy 1 get 1 sale in my Etsy shop.

After May 15th I will be closing the shop for about 6 to 8 weeks to settle in to the new place and hopefully work on some new designs. In the mean time, come buy and help make my move easier!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Treats from the Yucatan

Lorena of Hungry Gringos has finally returned from Mexico. And she came home bearing gifts! I was so happy to get a package last week that contained a number of treats from Yucatan. This embroidered panel was one lovely gift, and then there were the edible gifts.

I already ate the LĂ­ngua de gato and I think the packaging might have been the best part about them anyway. But last night I cooked up my fresh from the field gift of squash seeds.

I tossed the seeds with olive oil, salt and pepper and then baked in the oven. They were warm, delicious, and addictive when they came out of the oven and they made noises like Rice Krispies as they cooled. My husband and I ate about a million before looking up the nutritional value. At least I got 150% of my protein at the same time as 150% of my fat!

The other charming and old world treat in my care package was an adorable package of table chocolate. I haven't tried it yet, I'll have to wait for a cool night to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa.

Thanks so much for all the great gifts Lorena! I am glad you are home, happy and healthy! I am about to brew the hibiscus tea to enjoy iced today...

The big plans this weekend include checking out paint colors and floors at Home Depot, and hopefully taking some pinhole photos of the flowering trees before they are gone for another year.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Through the Pinhole

Over the long weekend we were in Pennsylvania visiting family and I took advantage of the time and weather and took some pinhole photos of our environs. Here are a few of my favorites, you can see more here.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Where I've Been and Where I'm Going

OK, I know it has been a long time since I have posted. You probably thought you would never hear from me again. I have all sorts of excuses about why I have been too busy to write, but the only one worth sharing is that my husband and I just bought a place to live in Waltham, MA.

The photos above were taken during the inspection (with the current owner's stuff still in it). We are very excited. It is technically a condo, but it is really just half of a two family that we will own separately from the downstairs neighbor. It is 100 years old and very charming. I can't wait to paint and pull up the carpet, etc.! We are super excited.

We close in mid May and will move in June some time, so I may disappear a lot this spring and summer, but rest assured I will post a lot of before, during and after photos. It has been crazy, but now I feel like it is really happening and can safely daydream about redecorating.