This wonderful lady I know posted this the other week. It’s so cute you just can’t help but smile.

It also reminded me of this:

which is quite possibly my favorite of all time.


the baker in me.

November 2, 2010

I really enjoy the rust and wear and love of this mixer, as well as the overall feel of the photo. It just brings about such a calm that I only feel when baking. Looking at it inspires me to bake more often than I have been this semester, as I’m sure my mixer is feeling a wee bit neglected at the moment.

I hope that someday my mixer looks half as well-loved as this one does.


Photo taken by Brian Ferry — he’s got some pretty neat stuff on his blog!

Oil & Water

October 28, 2010

Yes, that is oil from the coast of Louisiana. Yes, it was used to screen print this awesome poster. Yes, you can buy one right here, or you can just make a donation, but you probably want the poster, too!

This is a project by Happiness Brussels and ALL of the proceeds go to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.

images here


October 26, 2010

Now that I’ve learned how to knit yarn has taken on a whole new meaning in my life. So many pretty colors, so many cool things to make. I’ve got a good feeling about this one.

images found here, here & here



October 19, 2010

My 10 favorite images, one from each photographer, from the 1010 Project.

Blowin’ Bubbles

October 12, 2010

I am absolutely loving this bubble photography by Richard Heeks. These are just a few of my favorites, but he’s got a whole flickr set dedicated to them. Each one is so different and unique and fascinating. I’m pretty sure I could look at these all day.


Happy Autumn!

October 2, 2010

I know autumn technically started a couple of weeks ago, but for some reason October has always marked the beginning of the new season for me. This photo really makes me wish I lived somewhere the leaves turned colors and seasons actually existed, rather than in this city where it’s practically winter all year long.

The Autumn List
.: Make a pumpkin pie, from scratch, with a real pumpkin.
.: Make other pumpkin filled things, such as this delicious Pumpkin Filled French Toast & Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
.: Make lots of soups (I started this today with my grandma’s French Onion Soup).
.: Find a good book or two or three for the cold days that are sure to start any day now.
.: Learn how to make Peruvian String Earrings.
.: Take more pictures with film.
.: Finish decorating the wall in my room.
.: Volunteer at the Hayes Valley Farm on a more frequent basis.
.: Take a picture every day (this will be documented here and was inspired by 3191 & Habit & One Line A Day).
**As I think of more they will be added to the list.

[image found here]