Sunday, October 26, 2008

there's a SALE going down...

y&o cocktail earrings, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

...on top of the little discount i offered earlier, there is now a SALE going on over at sprout studio -- i figure, some peeps might want get their holiday on a little early...

now, if one were a smart cookie, they might just combine that little discount code down there on top of the rad sale items they might toss into their cart & then they'd have themselves a truly great DEAL. IF one were a smart cookie...i'm just sayin' ;)

happy sprout shopping all!

Friday, October 24, 2008

together our dreams can be one...

i have been feeling so hopeful lately -- more so than i have in such a long, long time. i almost distrust that little bird fluttering around in there that says, "it's okay, you can feel this feeling again -- it's alright to have this bubble up & want this excitement and feel these small little earthquakes or 'what ifs' and imagining the *good* from change that can come..."

2 weeks feels like a long time now to wait - but i really, really am so thrilled at the possibilities & i really, REALLY don't want to be incredulous and totally bummed out like in 2004. so here's to HOPE, CHANGE, freedom & of course, we gotta throw love in there right? :)

have fantastic weekends dears!

oh! and i almost forgot to give credit where it is due, christopher david ryan has allowed these great posters to be downloaded for free. get yours here


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

sprout studio autumn sale!

hey everyone!

a little sprout studio sale for you, lovely readers :) until october 31st, you can take 15% off your whole order with the secret code: "autumn times" -- just pop the code in at checkout and you can get a jump start on your holiday shopping and make some sprout admirers happy peeps!

have a great wednesday!


Monday, October 20, 2008

the pumpkin bounty

the pumpkin bounty, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

yay! a wagon full of pumpkins are a happy site...however, earlier in the day, we had a rather baffling scuffle/exchange at a deadbeat corn maze we tried to go to. it involved popping a squat in a field, & fava beans, & then ended with some jocko dude pulling out a knife (i know WTF???!) & the farmer telling us we needed to leave & jocko dude yelling at us and our friends to "take showers you free loaders" ?? i'm still equally baffled and confused at this whole exchange...i think it seriously involved some strange crappy stereotype about vw bus owners; like we are stinky hippies or something?/! mind you, i was quite presentable as you can see in the photos...but obviously not so to this man. it was kinda crazy.

but we prevailed, went to our soothing and favorite farm and picked up some fab pumpkins to erase the insanity of that weird experience :)

hope your weekends were fantastic, and did not involve potential knife fights in a pumpkin patch!!!!


seaside pumpkin farms

seaside pumpkin patch, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

my friend sarah & i split a huge stalk of brussels sprouts too and i picked up a bunch of leeks which went into the delish potato leek soup i made yesterday. and since i can't ever leave a recipe alone, i added a sweet potato in there plus a little butter and some celery - it was soooo good & i'm having it for lunch today!

pumpkin patch gathering

pumpkin patch gathering, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

Friday, October 17, 2008

my favorite mister

my favorite mister, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

i like this guy a lot. he's a good one, and a keeper and i'm glad we found each other :)

we are heading down the coast on saturday with a coupla friends to do some pumpkin patch pickin' and have dinner at a tavern in pescadero that's been around since 1892! i love autumn. it's always been my favorite season. on the east coast it's that final relief from those scorchin' summers and out here, i just breathe better. i love cozying up with books and soups and baking & nesting in. it does my heart good. i mean really, how can you beat homemade pumpkin bread with cup of ginger peach tea & a good book?! that's pretty divine.

i hope your weekend is filled with something autumn-ey and that you have a rejuventating time whatever it is you fancy!


Friday, October 10, 2008

october mission indie mart

october indie mart, originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

i'm going to be at the mission indie mart this sunday with loads of other fun vendors! come by and see me and say hi :)


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

the deck above, my studio below...

this is what you see when you walk into my home and stand in the middle of the room...

we have lots of art making stuff, art, stuff and everything in between :)

we have grand plans for shuffling things around up top on the deck though. it's going to be a library shortly; which i'm insanely excited about. all our books (well, not all, we pared down a lot) from virginia that we've storing are finally going to get some light of day and perusal again. yay!! it's been since 2001 since i've seen some of them...they need some hand holding, some page flipping and some time out in the world :)

i'll post photos when we get closer to said grand plans.

happy wednesday!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

queen bee

i've been in love with all things queen bee for a long time. i have bags, wallets, totes...i love her stuff. so durable, cute, practical with great designs. so now of course, she's done it again...with the edith *sprout* tote - oh hello, of course i need this one too!!