Tuesday, April 15, 2014

help. me.

uh oh. uh oh. RUGS.WHICH ONES DO I GET. AHH.

Movin' on up

Or sideways. Actually, I think it's down.

In any event, we are moving! To a delightful little neighborhood called Bloomingdale in DC. We got the top floor of a love town house. There's a loft, and two skylights. And I need to paint some vintage kitchen chairs. And a table. And figure out rugs. And go insane.

Theres a bar/restaurant called Boundary Stone directly across the street that opens at noon. So I'll go there every day and…become an alcoholic I guess.

Oh and we went to our dear friends Aileen and Andy's wedding! It was a blast. What I can remember at least. (errrrr, it was a russian wedding. there was a lot of cognac involved. stop asking questions).

I made a silly face in a curtain.

Aaaand yeah! It's hard moving! Though we have a drawn out process that is basically spanning the whole month. I do need to find some interesting kitchen stools. And possible a bench for a bay window. And some more outdoor furniture for a deck. And cute lights for the deck. and somehow make an air planter out of a copper tubing and strip of leather. Also how do you paint a chair? 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Apatite Dangles!

Pretty lighting, pretty drinking

Working on some new rubber/brass bangles! 

Had some delicious things at the new La Colombe in Bladgen Alley

Friday, March 7, 2014

A glimpse

They're baaaack!

Margaritas at El Ray (beware, the margaritas are strong)

Sunrise at the airport

Sunrise at the Monument

No description needed. One penny. one. cent. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tonight I've eat:

Annie's macaroni and cheese, which i always manage to make not very deliciously.
Castelenatrova olives. i know that's not how you spell it but i'm too lazy to google.
blackberry spritzer
blackberry spritzer and malbec TOGETHER
and cookies and cream ice cream!

and now, drum roll please…. i have a stomach ache! who would have thought??

anyway. as anyone who is reading this probably knows, the snow is scaring everyone in DC. Tomorrow my goal is to never leave the apartment, sit down at the workbench (key word- sit. I usually just stand and do what i need to do. and i realize that most jewelry's *sit* at a work bench, and make things. lots of things. so tomorrow i'm going to try to make something for every stone on my bench.

i also went to nordstrom rack, and may never be able to shop again.

some highlights were:

these sparkle vans

This Top Shop dress:

Which is way way way short but i figure with tights should be ok. 

And a million more little nothing shirts that i'm head over heels for.

so. i'm glad i got to share this all with you, my faithful readers. 

also i'm in a maaaaajor jewelry rut!!! 

i hope i break out of it tomorrow! i was pretty excited by this summery earrings:

and this new bow ring, which i'm antsy to make with turquoise:

Soooooo. That's it? 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Series

I like having lots of things. Lots of things on the walls, lots of different pretty mugs, lots of….sunglasses?

Anyway. I thought it would be fun to start sharing these little collections and the stories behind them.

Let's start with wall hangings, shall we? Ben says we have too many but I think IMPOSSIBLE.

We shall begin in the hallway.


I picked up these little frames in a crafty shop in Iceland last april. The french man and lady in the frames are just what comes in them as examples but i LOVE THEM. The gal says Tres Chic and the gentleman said Monsieur. They were like $2 each.

This dude is some weird painted wooden wall hanging puppet thing of the mayor of Reykjavik! You pull the string and his legs and arms move up and down. Wise purchase? Yes. Expensive? Yes. 

I bought Ben this Winslow Homer print from the Phillips Collection a year ago or so. The gold sparkle frame was from Michaels recently, they had a million on sale for like $2. 

Our pie toppers from the wedding!

Emily and I got this weird cartoon of us drawn at the NPR holiday craft show that we were selling at. The guy doing it drew it on a tablet and then printed it there. We look like weird moms. 

A craft fair gem.

Our neighbor and coincidental owner of Sharp Shirter gave us this as a holiday gift! He has one in his living room I always loved. 

Ben bought the Tin Tin print on the left in Spain (? maybe?)

The weird pink worm on the right is from when we were living in Boston after college and I was intent on making Ben want to be more crafty, so I made him paint something. That is what he painted. 

Very awesome paintings we got from a friend at our wedding.

The summer after graduation in 2008, me, Ben, and our friend Steve went on a VERY long 3 month road trip around the country. I bailed in San Fran (i'm only human). As a birthday gift to Ben, Steve made this amazing framed artwork featuring a map of our journey and photos. 

An old tag sale find from western mass that we just can't seem to shake. 

Once for a birthday present I got Ben a weird computerized portrait of his beloved Camry that is no longer with us. 

A new acquisition- Pleasant Pops print! I've slowly lost two tacks out of the right side. Not too good. Need to get a frame. 

Our favorite rooster scarf which hangs above the couch! By Elizabeth Graeber

A super fun Bette poster I got from Smash in Adams Morgan because I liked how it went with...

Our beloved Bob Dylan poster I stole from my dad's album once.

Ben got the tree painting very early in our relationship which I love. Potato with lots of eyes is from a craft fair. 

Fun vintage map from tag sale a long time ago.

More Etsy/craft fair finds.

Cute beard painting from craft fair, and a Levon Helm print we found at a local craft fair last year. We had gone to that concert so it was super exciting! 

Solid Sound poster. From last year's Solid Sound festival.

Random tag sale find from a long time ago. I spotted it once in the office of Glen Close in Damages and almost died. 

My favorite fish that Emily got us from Nova Scotia for our wedding.

Another wedding gift from my old rookie Rachel (more for me than Ben) and a post card I bought from Merci in Paris. The only thing I could afford.  

And that's about it! Any questions????? 

next some day eventually maybe….FAVORITE MUGS.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

oh hi

more like yawn of the union!

jk. its pretty good. i guess. i don't even know.

anyhoo, have you heard about our new website called pillowords?!?!!?!


I had a weird day of not leaving the apartment until i met ben in the BASEMENT to get tacos.

That's right. the basement. I never took of my pj pants. Mind you they are black and red plaid and adorable, but still. It's a little embarrassing.

I'm also out of K-cups, so I basically had the worst day of my life.

I did make some new rings though!

And realized the my new ear cuffs make pretty rad pinky knuckle rings!



HELLOOOO. are you not absolutely shocked and amazed and in love?

sooooo thats it! i might just venture into the world tomorrow. its just so cold that i get nervous i won't make it to the post office. but i always do. 

Also, as I sit in the ugliest recliner that we took from Ben's dad's old office's basement, I dream of what chair I would like to put in its place. Heres a sampling:

eh its too hard. i found another one but i can't copy and past the image. so. lets just stare at this one forever.