Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
This morning I put together some of my my favorites to inspire the weekend. I love these because of their whimsical nature, but they seemed to scream a theme all their own. They are shouting, "Go green, my friends"!
Some of these are older, and I do not have their origins. Please forgive me for this and correct me at will. Have a great big, whimsical creative and green weekend! xoxo kim
Friday, July 24, 2009
My great grandfather, William (Bill) Fry was a published author and poet. Sadly he passed before I had the chance to know him. I recently came across a photocopy of one of his books of poetry in a drawer. The actual book is safely packed away in box at my mother's house. She does not share my belief that wonderful family heirlooms should be enjoyed, but that is a topic for another day. What I wanted to share is his Introduction to the book. I believe he wrote this between 1900 and 1910:
Friend, when on these pages
Perchance your eyes may look-
For fun instead of wages
I write this little book.
Full well I feel this feeble pen
Unequal to the task,
But I, like you and other men,
A candid hearing ask.
And should these pages you amuse
My effort is repaid,
If I can drive away the blues
By something I have said.
I think this sums up my purpose in this blog.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
The trap door, so cute!
The colors, so soft!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Camp looks like it's been good so far. My Big T looks to have gained some weight and some facial hair (could he also be wearing a wig???). It's a good thing camp is like Vegas...What happens at Winnamocka stays at Winnamocka!
Lucky for me his little sis took pictures while she was there!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
[from the characters in the Persian fairytale, The Three Princes of Serendip, who made such discoveries].
Little man's room has been needing revitalization for a growing kiddo. One thing holding this off is that he loves, loves, really loves, well loved his bed. Oops! Yes, we had a tragedy. His bed frame broke this weekend. It was very old and just gave way. while he is broken hearted, I am thinking of the possibilities. Namely this one posted here the other day. I immediately fell in love with this bed. I even called the Travelin' Mister in to see it. I was thinking it would make a fun guest bed for the sun room, but now in light of this tragic development, I think it would make a great big kid room. With this on one side of the room and the opposite wall in chalkboard. Maybe a short and tall ladder painted cute to reach varying heights on the chalkboard and buckets filled with chalk. Who wouldn't want to hang out in there? Travelin' man thinks I'm crazy, but I think it's just too cool. I even like the lanterns from the ceiling, but of coarse in boy colors! or maybe Little Man and I could make a great big funky mobile to hang. Since I'm almost finished with the kitchen (yes, I know I've been saying this for months, but I really am close now), I will be starting this ASAP! I should tell you that the mister's response was..."What's wrong with just leaving his matress and box springs on the floor? You know college day style" Rest assured, I let him know what was wrong with that idea!!!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
As you know, we have two English Bulldogs.
Tuesdays in my neighborhood are "large item pick-up" days. what this means is if you have tree limb's, furniture, garbage that is too large for the regular pick-up, you can call the city and on Tuesdays they will pick it up from your front curb. What this also means, is occasionally you can hit the mother load on your way to the grocery store!!! I try to restrain myself, when I see something priceless on the side of the road, as my family seems to think this is the absolute lowest form of treasure gathering, but sometimes it is just too hard to resist! Especially, when you can see a great pile a block away. Yesterday was one of those days. As I passed the junkiest looking house you've ever seen, I nearly missed seeing it. My view obscured by two other women loading, and I do mean loading their Suburbans with really great junk. They had antique vanities with big round mirrors, benches, great frames and bed frames. All really wonderful. If I had only left the house 10 minutes earlier...I did manage to get this really cool rusty, old push mower with the wooden handles to sit in the garden, and this charming glass lamp (one of my "Boardinghouse" shades). So I was happy!! When my travelin' mister returns, he won't even notice, and with the kids at camp they are non-the-wiser!