Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Zebras and Birds!

Etsy Finch Tote $22.00
Etsy Finch Necklace $34.00
For an early Christmas present I was presented by Dan with two lovely zebra finches! They have the most delightful chirps an are much better to wake up by than an alarm clock. Sebastian and Lucy are very welcome members to our family. It is quite fun to watch them and they provide very ambient background music. They are easy to take care of too. In ode to our new finches I have found some delightful objects on Etsy http://www.etsy.com . Welcome Lucy and Sebastian!

photos-- Etsy.com
Etsy member mauxfaux @ etsy.com
Esty member artisticcreations @ etsy.com

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Exciting news!

I have exciting Christmas news that I will be sharing as soon as I get a spare moment!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Decorate Yourself for the Holidays!

As we decorate for Christmas the tree, our houses, and presents we should also be decking ourselves out! The other night I spent wrapping up presents, listening to music and burning Christmas CD's for everyone. I had some extra decorations left over at the end of the night so the next day I decided to make some earrings out of the extra. I found these cute littely shiny balls and made some supercute drop ball earrings out of them, I think they came out great and total cost=free. I had some silver wire which i bent quite easily with a plier and some wire wrap to attach the balls. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Deconstructing Simple Tee's and Adding Spice to your Outfits

Okay, so I had the whole day off today and was feeling creative so I bought this neat big bag of random old buttons...sooo much I can do with these! I got a bunch of super cheap tee shirts not too long ago and they are boring! I needed to add something so I deconstructed this blue shirt by making a slash on the side and adding all sorts of cool wooden buttons and making simple holes with a knife. Another great tip is to add unique and obscure buttons to your sweaters/anything that has buttons. These really dress up a boring black cardigan to something a little dressier. Plus it makes your clothes different without having to buy expensive clothes or making your own.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rock out in Cold Weather

Yay, I got some really cute cold items for the upcoming cold rainy wetness that is Portland winter. First off I have been craving a pair of these Dr.Marten's boots --http://www.drmartens.com/ since I saw the Style Bubble rocking them--http://stylebubble.typepad.com/. I decided on the original mid-calf style and they are not only pratical but very kick-a$$! I also got this superfuzzy warm hat from the Gap, I love the red color, its very cheerful.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama Wins!

Obama has done it! In Oregon he won by 78%, quite a lead. In May Dan and I saw the then senator Obama in Portland. It was a beautiful day by the water with sailboats and a beautiful shining sun. There were bicycles everywhere as you can see a bit in this picture. To that date it was the largest rally Obama had held, i think over 60,000 showed up. Here are some pictures and video when he came to town. Okay well video is taking forever to upload and I am going to eat a delicious breakfast with Dan so I will post some more later.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My mind may not, be at least my room is!

My mind is all over the place these days, but at least my room is tidy and organized if I am not. The loft like area that I live in is very spacious and we barely have any furniture but its nice to just have empty space sometimes. My favorite thing is my cute dresser and knick knacks on it with all my favorite stuff- pictures, jewelry, lotions, potions and candles!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

What Have I been up to?

Hmm I have been up to lots of things. Spooky things, sweet things and well all sorts of random things. For Halloween I dressed up as Uncle Sam seeing as how my name is Sam anyway. For work I just dressed up in my hat, bowtie and beard but at a Halloween party with Dan I work handcuffs and had a toy gun. The party was so cute with spooky cobwebs, lots of great food- mini hotdogs, some kind of cheese with pomegrante on it and veggie platter. MMM i ate so much and we watched some scary movie and told ghost stories. Then on Halloween night Dan and I went to Frighttown in Portland were they had 3 haunted houses to go into. They were pretty scary, the creepiest though was a big fat hairy guy with a crazy claw. Oh I also made some really cute cupcakes for Dan's YMCA kids. I went and read to them and played 4 square which is a really awesome game I never played before or didnt remember I had. Check out my cupcakes!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Autumn Fun

On thursday we all had the day off and went to Sauvie Island farms where we did very autumny things. Dan and my roomate Victor came and we ate delicious food like candy apples and corn on the cob, we rode a hayride, looked at some cute animals and did a corn maze. It was very autumny and i ate a bunch of pumpkin pie that day too. I wore my Christopher Brious Burning Leaves perfume and i was very in the mood for this outing!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

lazy, hazy days of summer

Muy Muy caliente! Its been super hot here in portland, although that hasnt stopped me from riding my new bike around town and enjoying the last bits of summer. Dan and I went to our favorite spot Random Order cafe this morning and we bought him a bike this morning. Our new appartment is shaping up nicely, and I recieved a lovely care package full of goodies from my mom this morning. She sent me cat pjs, homemade wine and jam, money!, and socks...got to love the moms for sending the practical things. Going mountain biking tommorow on our new bikes! YAY SUMMER!

Mikay our house cat is excited too!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Nuevo Abode

Yay, finally moved into the new place with dan's friend from starbucks. Its very nice as you can see in the pictures and we even have a cute kitty named Mikay.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Feeling creative lately with the weather being so pleasant...have been chilling in cafes and such and going for long walks in the park. Today Dan and I went to Random Order cafe and had a lovely brunch and then went for a long walk in the sun. Here are some random sketches I have been doing as well....

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Day Off, Out and About

Yay on Tuesday we had the day off and we started by going to mississippi ave to eat brunch at a nice restaurant called Muddy's. There were two really cute tan dogs, one which was a greyhound. I had a really good omelette and strawberry milkshake. The weather was beautiful and sunny and we went for a stroll in some shops, along the way we went into a plant shop and there was these really cute small chickens that would let you pet them! We also went into a comic book shop and a cool shop called Flutter with birds in a cage flying all around and random stuff like this small alligator thing. We ended the day chillining out in Peets coffee as it was really hot!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Long time, no blog

i have been busy/lazy and havent updated for a while, but heres what i've been up to instead. I finally took a long awaited trip to Vancouver BC for 4 days. It is similar to seattle but slight differences. i met some really nice people at the hostel i was staying at and went to much of the sights including stanley park, the museum of anthropology and the art museum. On Sunday i signed up to see the anthropology museum at the BC campus and was the only one who ended up going but my guide Kangri was a Vancouver local and she showed me around and we had very pleasant time and went out to thai food afer. I also went to some restaurants and just walked around taking in the scenery. The train trip up was very nice, when it wasnt delayed but customs going into canada are crazy now. Here are my pics, enjoy.