Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas was good to me!

My favorite bath products, Farmaesthetics.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Return Trip.

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All-Hail the Ceasar of Christmas.

Daily photo: 12/28/08

The Lake.

N.'s dad and step-mom live on this lake near Dallas, the Richland-Chambers.

Daily photo: 12/27/08

The San Jose.

This is a beautiful hotel in Austin that N. and I would love to stay at sometime. Maybe someday we will.

Daily photo: 12/26/08

A Merry Christmas

Christmas at N.'s brothers house in Austin, TX.

Daily photo: 12/25/08

Highlights of the season.

Lights a the Pedernales Electric Cooperative in Johnson City, Texas. It was very pretty.

Candy from the previously mentioned Whole Foods. From clockwise from top left, we have: Marzipan, a green tea truffle, vodka orange truffle, salted dark-chocolate covered caramel, basil truffle, and another salted dark-chocolate truffle...they're really good.

One of my favorite places in Austin, TX.

The headquarters for Whole Foods.

This is N.'s brother takin' a bite.

Daily photo: 12/24/08


Playing dominoes with N.'s grandmother.

Monday, December 22, 2008


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On the road again...seeing places that I've seen many, many times before.

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Our Duty.

My cousin graduated from the University of Missouri on Saturday, with a psychology degree.
N. and I made t-shirts featuring his nick-names, wore these ridiculous outfits, and embarrassed him as much as we could.

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On y va.

Left on a foggy, icy day in Ohio.

Daily photo: 12/19/08

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It was a draw.

Saw Nothing Like the Holidays today. Very different movie from Four Christmases, and I wouldn't really call it funny. Good, though. I recommend it, but more as a bitter-sweet, melancholic Christmas story, rather than a feel-good comedy.

We start traveling tomorrow so posting will be spotty.
Sorry, Brian and Miles. I do think of you. ;-)

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Movies.

Saw Four Christmases today. Cute--pretty over the top. N. and I have bet about which new holiday film, (Four Christmases v. Nothing Like the Holidays) will be funnier. Haven't seen the second one yet, which is my pick, but I think I'm in a good position to win this one.

Daily photo: 12/17/08

Peace on Arms.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008


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Monday, December 15, 2008

Next Christmas Gift.

Giant cupcake cookie jar from FruitFlyPie on Etsy.

Daily photo: 12/15/08

Cooking Cornbread.

I like the drama of the harsh oven light. It makes the cornbread look so serious.
Tried to take a picture of the chili that went with this cornbread, but N. informed that while it tasted good, it sort of looked like dog food.

Daily photo: 12/14/08

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Warm tootsies!

Got my first Christmas present from N. today; these comfy slippers from CaitiJo on Etsy.
They make me feel like Peter Pan!

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Our iron bed frame that belonged to N.'s grandma.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Don't let the cobwebs fool you.

When I'm gone at night, these little army men obviously go hunting for bugs. They keep showing up on the window sill in my studio.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nothing special, but...

there used to be a hole there in our kitchen, so I'm pretty happy to see this.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008


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Sunday, December 7, 2008

And After.

I will grant that this is very pretty. But it was also reallllyy cold.

Daily photo: 12/7/08


Snowing. How weird...for Northeast Ohio.....

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Friday, December 5, 2008

This is the ceiling of a truly creepy parking garage. This is also what I love about pictures, because now this creepy parking garage looks mysterious and interesting. Frames matter.

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Glass sale.

Had the glass student sale this week at Kent. I got these two wine glasses--I consider them a male and female set.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bathing in the sun.

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Crazy 'bout Christmas Lights!

I really like 'em.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

A rainy, foggy, yucky drive

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Family home

This house in the Dogtown neighborhood of St. Louis, MO was bought by my grandparents when my mom was 16. My uncle bought it from them when he graduated from college and his wife and son (only sort of, 'cause he's in college) live in it still (my uncle passed away 5 years ago).

Daily photo: 11/29/08


My grandpa gave N an LED light that clips to the underside of his hat bill. Came in pretty handy doing stuff around mom's house this weekend.

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Thanksgiving 2008

I cannot and would not deny my roots as a woman who celebrates Thanksgiving in a trailer in the Ozarks of Missouri. Notice my Grandpa's home-made wind vane, complete with sparkly pinwheels and two long screws on the front for balance. My craftiness is hereditary.

Daily photo: 11/27/08

Smack dab in the middle of nowhere, Indiana

On the way to Missouri for Thanksgiving. Great driving weather, which we could not say for our drive home.

Daily photo: 11/26/08

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


We strung lights around the arch way to our kitchen this weekend.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Holiday Contest!

Be the first to guess what is pictured above, and I'll send you a copper ornament! Good Luck!!

Daily photo: 11/23/08

Saturday, November 22, 2008

III-cicles! (read like Queen sings "BIII-cycles")

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Spent Friday re-labeling brochures for the Enamelist Society.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winter Wonderland.

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Guess I was wrong.

Snowed pretty good here on Monday. This is Tuesday morning.

Daily photo: 11/18/08

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lake effect, baby.

We don't usually get it too bad this far south, but north and east of us is supposed to get 6 to 8 inches of the white stuff by this evening.

So winter is definitely coming. again.

Daily photo: 11/17/08

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Just love her!

Sarah Vowell spoke today at the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library. Got there too late to get a seat inside the auditorium (she's standing at a podium against that wood paneled wall in the distant background, through the doors, but we could see her on the screen, and she did walk through the crowd RIGHT NEXT TO ME when she went in. I think we made eye contact.

Oh, celebrity...

Daily photo: 11/16/08

Down to the wire.

Forgot to take my picture on Saturday so I had to jump out of bed and get one real-quick.

Daily photo: 11/15/08

Friday, November 14, 2008


I'm guessing this hook once held a clothesline that was connected to another hook on the back of our house. Poor tree. But I guess it's growing fine around it.

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Something pleasant for a Friday afternoon.

It's a gorgeous (and rare) day in Ohio today--sunny, warm and breezy. So I shot this footage of the tree in my backyard, for those of you who can't go outside to see such a thing yourself.


Sometimes I am very aware of the hair on top of my head. It can be overwhelming.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Soo Excited!

The new season of Top Chef started tonight!

Daily photo: 11/12/08