Saturday, July 31, 2010

~Pink Balloon~

~Pictures I took of one of my sweet little sisters on her birthday this last month. Watching little sisters grow up is a precious experience I wouldn't trade for the world!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


~Currently I'm super excited and happy to announce that I won first place in Hypeed fashion magazines Theme "Farniente: Luncheon on the Grass"!!! (Click here, here, and here to see the pages I'm featured in the online magazine!) I'm sure y'all recall these pictures from a couple months ago...

~Yesterday my lovely prize, all the way from France, arrived! (I'm almost more excited about the packaging than the lovely jewelry!) Care to take a look?

 ~Many thanks to Sandra, the creator of Les Dissonances, who participated with Hypeed to award such a wonderful prize. I hope to have pictures up of me wearing it soon - I love how delicate it is!

Monday, July 26, 2010

~Mod Modesty Monday, Rummaged Goodies~

~Can you believe I almost forgot to post again today? Craziness! I've been quite busy with home improvement projects, and sewing costumes for a medieval feast we'll be attending soon, and cleaning up my messy room... These pictures were actually taken way back in February while passing through my Grandma's on our move. My sis and I raided her wardrobe for all sorts of vintage goodies (isn't the hat darling?), and this was one of the rummaged outfits I came up with! A little shorter than I would normally wear (the knee is my cut off point! this was just "at" the knee), but I didn't realize it until I went to sit down. Standing up all is fine, sitting down, well, take heed ladies! All in all once I added the tights it wasn't really too short, just a little more than I usually like.

~Hope everyone's week is starting out well!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

~Rose Clippings~

~Some clippings from our rose bushes outside! Have a nice weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

~Randomness and Rainbows~

~I was reading the other day and noticed a small fleck of rainbow on my lap. It was streaming from a nearby window and looked like it might stay awhile, so, I grabbed the camera and my vintage dictionary (I keep it handy when I'm writing/reading you know!) and flipped it open to the definition of "rainbow". The effect was pretty special I think!

~For the random part of this post I'm sure you've all noticed several things were lacking from this weeks schedule, ahem, Monday and Tuesdays scheduled posts.... Things have been rather busy around here, and my computer was having problems (all fixed now! thanks Dad), so I never got around to posting! Hopefully I can rectify that next week...

~Have a lovely rest of the week!

Monday, July 19, 2010

~School Whimsy~

~Two school subjects I never cared for, bright colors, and a carpet of light, some fun pictures... Take your dislikes and get creative!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

~Croquet in the Garden~

 ~A game of croquet anyone? Its a longstanding tradition to play croquet when we visit my grandparents house!

 ~Batter up, the competition will be somethin' fierce!

 ~One of these cute little girls beat me - and I'm still gettin' over it!

 ~Starting the game...

~Hope your summer is as lovely as mine, and may your games of croquet be luckier! We're leaving to go home tomorrow - expect more pictures soon!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Grandma's Victorian Cottage

 ~I haven't had a chance to get many pictures of my vacation spot yet - but I assure you, there will be more to come! Above is my "vintage" luggage case, vintage because it was my mothers and before her it was my grandmothers. When I pulled it out of the shed it still had the little red white and blue traveling tag with my mothers maiden name and address written in! Little details that really make me smile - and I added a blue and white scarf of my own to keep it company.

 ~Front door entry...

 ~The front of the "cottage", don't you love gingerbread trim?

 ~White picket fence out front with beautiful red roses. My Grandmother is an avid gardener, she has zillions of flowers all over the place!

 ~Rose against the sky.

~The corner of the original molding on the porch, still sturdy after 112 years!

~That's all for now! I'll try to find time to get more of the house when I get a chance!

Monday, July 12, 2010

~Mod Modesty Monday, Boating Summer~

  ~So here we are, its Monday, and I'm finally getting my post published! if you've noticed some scarcity in posts the last couple days its because I'm vacationing on the Oregon Coast - and I'm staying in a house built in 1898. Lucky me, the house belongs to my grandmother :)
~I thought I'd call this post "boating summer" because this is definitely an outfit I'd wear boating... As it is I have been doing a lot of swimming! Globbing on the sunscreen too - I discovered years ago that I simply don't tan...

 ~Outside in my Grandmothers lovely flower gardens!
~I'm sorry I can't write and post more at the moment - I promise to be back with more soon! Think lions and tigers and bears, and strange vortex's, and rocky beaches, and swimming pools, yes, life has been wonderful and diverse lately! I'll also try to post some pictures of my grandma's darling little Victorian cottage when I get a chance!

~Hope everyone is having a beautiful summer!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

~Simple Things~

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