Saturday, December 31, 2005
if you don't listen to their stuff, do so. it's wonderful music. all of it. them together, just her, just him...and carter family music. wonderful.
so. happy *new-new* year...2006!!!!!!! good golly...march is going to be my 1 yr. anniversary for sprout world and celebrations & happenings are a-brewing and a-swirling about in my brain...more about that later for sure!! (a special treat for *all* who have ordered from me in the last year - yahoo - it's a secret till march!)
we are off to watch fireworks from the top of our hill as long as we don't fall asleep first...ha. right now we are both in front of our macs w/ ms. dixie-loo smooshed in between...happy computer vegetable family....me blogging, bl photo editing...hehe...
if you're a lucky duck, we'll post some fireworks pictures over the bay bridge...we'll see ;)
kisses lovies and don't make any resolutions you can't keep!!!! keep 'em simple...like, eat more dark chocolate...why yes, i can do that in the new year!!! &...sleep in on every single saturday in january...i can do that too!!!!
cheers! 4 more hours till '06 for us on the west coast of the states........most of you east coast side and across the fair ocean are already snoozing in the new year!
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
a few photos from the day...
...& listening to the stone roses right now...i listened to them to death in 12th grade and i still love them...i haven't listened to them in a looonggggg time...i guess that's one of the things to look forward to in getting crusty...is remembering about listening to certain things...hehe...that was a tangent...
...anyone reading my little bloggy here, i'll be starting to post my sale stuff tonight...
...and this coming month i might have another little "first 3 people to read this get a sprout studio goodie contest" i'll post more on this later....
cheers for now lovelies!
Monday, December 05, 2005
...around the studio/home...we are going with a live tree this year: meaning, friends of the urban forest, a group here in sf, will drop off a live tree for your holiday and pick it up and plant in a neighborhood around these parts...! how great is that? no chopping down trees for us (although i have enjoyed that immensely in the past, and we were seconds away from doing just that this year) there is something in me that is quite joyously happy about our live tree that will continue to live after we are done holiday-ing & being super festive with her...we picked an olive tree - so pretty! i can't wait to get her and decorate her with all my funky handmade doo-dad ornaments!
...picked up this totally cool nature encyclopedia from the 20's today - i want to do a serious of these illustrations cut up and colored perhaps, and then destined for glass pieces...there are some really cool ones...i'm not near my camera or i'd shoot some pics for ya...later maybe (i know i promised pics before...sorry!)
...let's see...going to go out for roasted dungeness crab & garlic noodles this week...we have a house guest and apparently, we are super behind in things we were supposed to have already done while living in sf - which is eating dungeness crab and garlicky noodles...eh well...that's why house guests come...to make you do all those touristy things in your own town you never do...i'll let you know what we've been missing out on...
...got a good deal of wool roving sent to me by another crafter that had too much...i'm so excited to try and felt with this stuff - i got a book too - "simply felt" - which should help me nicely on my way...i love trying new things!!
...and let's see...i'm going to post links to fabulous things that i want for the holidays so you can see all those amazing indie designers that are out there...no, no, not so you can buy them for me, but so you can be green with envy too!! (tee hee) ...& once i figure out the linking deal, which thank you so much to my new u.k. friend ;) i should be well on my way to mastering this blog -- ha ha!
...that's all for now...hope the hols are shaping up to be lots of fun and not too stressful...in a perfect world, i know...
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
*my family -- they are wonderful & in virginia ;(
*my friends -- spread across the country, and globe...i wish i could be near them always.
*my little business sproutland venture...it wipes me out, & brings me lots of joy & stress - i love it!
*my 'real' job -- i do love this also. most of the time. my students can be quite obnoxious, & then say the best things *ever*
*my doggie -- dixie loo is about the craziest darn thing that's happened in my life lately - & i adore her!
*living in san francisco -- the best weather, the best scenery, the best goings-ons...& i get to still be here; yay!
*let's see...the roof over my head, a few pennies in the bank (& i do mean a *few* - ha!), & the plentiful food of which too much goes into this here belly...
*geez...i could go on forever...reading good books, perusing good books, buying good books to have & to hold...music fit just right for your mood...looking at art, finding art, making art, being around art.
*& i'm thankful for the my most favorite person...mr. sproutland...bxlx...love him. couldn't make it w/o him.
there ya have it. & now on to that yummy menu, of which, too much will be fattening up my buddha belly...
here's my overly ambitious menu -- to start: pumpkin bread in the morning (from scratch of course...), apps: stuffed mushroom caps, almond covered cheese ball w/ stoned wheat crackers, tomato & feta & basil toothpick snackies & the wine starts now too!...the courses: broiled wild king salmon w/ lemon, olive oil & old bay seasoning, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, sage & pecan stuffing, fresh green beans w/ dill butter, acorn squash, rosemary-cheddar cheese buttermilk biscuits...ending off: pecan pie (okay, bought this one from whole foods - it's dee-lish, i already had a piece...shhh...), lemon tartlets - making these from scratch...gold coast tea from the u.k. ;) yum. i'm full already! followed by a healthy long walk down by the bay bridge!! & then a HUGE nappie...
...i will also be introducing my new apprentice & sous-chef in pictures to come...until then, have an absolutely fabulous thanksgiving!! mwah!
Friday, November 18, 2005
...& of course, i'm a still a blogging moron...cannot figure out how to make that text a link, so do me a favor & do the ole, command c, command v okay? okay! (& anyone who can help a lady out...please chime in...)
...thanksgiving already?! i'll post my menu soon...no turkey for this household...yay free birds yay!
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Monday, November 14, 2005
and i need to post some photos b/c this blog is boring w/o pictures! i know it's so!! i'll post pics soon...
Saturday, November 05, 2005
tibet; cry of the snow lion
reading: real simple
'a winter without milk'
listening: lucinda williams concert downloaded from npr
my john prine one-a-day tracks from my momma!
all great, all highly recommended!
Thursday, November 03, 2005
there ya have it...i'll be changing these out every 2 weeks or so - check in often!
Saturday, October 29, 2005
another update on the deck for thanksgiving, already working on goodies & got a little stash happening!
i am also officially, taking a mini-break...down to santa cruz, night out in the bus, dixie on the beach, lounging with a cocktail, seeing our mexico bound friends off in style! yahoo!
maybe a share a few pics with ya on the rebound! it's a beautiful day in the san francisco hood!
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
there will be other designers there too...i'll be posting them soon also!
i think this weekend might be THE weekend for the darn late-as-tooshie update that keeps getting pushed back...hopefully it will happen and you'll be able to peruse new lovelies all next week!!!!!! keep those fingers crossed!
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
so there it is folks.
Monday, October 10, 2005
i just made some chocolate chip cookies that i had whipped up earlier in the month and froze...what a novel idea...pop them in the toaster...yummers 15 minutes later!! (but stuck to the tinfoil...but who's watching me bite off the bits from the foil?!)(haha)
& in my valiant effort to stay up past 9:35pm i'm eating cookies & listening to "you gotta fight, for your right......" yup.
studio clean up, major shift. major chat about staying on top of these updates. i hereto promise that within 2 weeks there will lots of fun new lovelies on the site. pinky swear. hold me to it.
another exciting thing that will be happening is launching "Adopt a Site" where i'll be featuring indie sites that you should check out! this will be rotating once or twice a month...stay tuned...
i'm also finding out about 2 more possible shows i might be doing in december...i'll let ya know!
oh yeah... "to................. PARRRRRRRrrrr-TEEEE"
(my pillow is whispering me name hey?!)
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
...& surprise, guess what happened this morning, on 3rd street, in the middle of the downtown financial district in san francisco, during the morning rush hour?!! oh yes, out of gas, lots of pissy people...we're taking up their lane and "little girl blue" has run out of gas. see, apparently i'm the one who gets to remember the number of miles we are allowed to go and if i forget to remember...well, you know.
now, as crazy as that is, here's the good part. thank you karma & angels for shining on us. as we are pushing little girl blue off to the edge of the street, what to our wondering eyes does appear, but a lovely gentleman mechanic with none other than a coffee mug size "VW" tattoo on his forearm. excellent. he lends us his gas can (as we scrounge around for no such thing, which normally lives allll the time in the bug...) we walk walk walk, get our gas...and i'm late late late to work. but, that's okay. it could have been crazier...(like that time we ran out of gas on the bay bridge...patty?! or, that time on our way to fresno...jb/kb?!) haha...won't give you those right now!
anyways...in sprout studio news, we photographed a bunch of shirts, new necklaces, felt pouches and a coupla bracelets. i also found out i'll be doing a benefit show for the san jose shelter - "ladies night out" a pre holiday event. it's in belmont. details to come. i'm also going to apply to the bazarre bizarre in l.a. that one's in december. and one more, decemeber 17th, 2-7pm holiday cheer, open house, trunk show in my building! mark your calendars and come on out my friends!
if you'd like to be a sprout studio trunk show host (who receives 10% of all sprout sales towards their own goodies - ooh la la) just give me a shout! we'll set one up! (but ya gotta be one of my california chickadees or...what do you call a boy chic?!)
anyways...had 2 yummy margaritas celebrating another girlfriends birthday and i'm off.......
Sunday, September 18, 2005
and, here's to rocking out to the yeah yeah yeah's! ;)
Saturday, September 17, 2005
watched "a love song for bobby long" (i think that's what it was called) -- heads up, don't bother. the book was probably worth it, but not the movie.
waiting patiently for my episode 1 of six feet under to turn back up at the video store so i can catch up on it...
cleaning up my sprout studio world this weekend and building a loft in our place, perhaps when i figure out posting pictures i'll show ya what i'm up too...also on the agenda, homemade veggie soup, ginger banana bread (new recipe) and walking in the park with ms. dixie-loo if that darn ole sunshine will peek back out that's been in hiding here in SF for too long.
xox - *jenifer