Sunday, June 29, 2008
This is Monday June 23rd. At the end of that road you should be able to clearly see hills in the background but they are barely visible.
This is Thursday June 26th. You can barely even see the outline of the hills - way too much smoke in the air!!!
Things are looking more normal today and there is even a hint of blue in the sky. Hopefully we'll be breathing clean air again in no time!
Here are the 3 pics side by side for your viewing pleasure :-)
Saturday, June 28, 2008
allsorts!!! It is rare that I find them in stores - I usually have to stock up when I go to England, or buy them from an overpriced online store. I love how it says "proper sweets" - so English! Josh (like most Americans) is not a fan of black liquorice so I also got some chocolate so he wouldn't feel left out. Also, they were giving all customers a free Eco tote which I thought was awesome - especially since its a totally snazzy cream cotton one and is much cuter than the ones I've bought from other stores!
After that I decided to have a quick look in Pier 1 since its right next door (and yes I realize this was an unnecessary stop since I was just there on Sunday) and bought a bar of dark chocolate soap. I love eating chocolate so why not try bathing in it?! I should really wait to try it since I already have 5 bars of soap in the shower but patience isn't really one of my virtues so I'm sure it'll be in the shower tomorrow morning :-)
Friday, June 27, 2008
The first batch was lemon verbena scent and I was trying to color it a nice bright yellow. Those brown specks are color pigment I couldnt get to mix in - not so attractive. I also totally overdid it with the fragrance oil and the soap makes the entire bathroom smell like lemon verbena - oops!
Next we have an attempt at a color swirl. I waited too long to pour the blue soap and the white was already setting up so the blue didnt go all the way to bottom of the mold. I did a better job with the fragrance on this batch and they have a pleasant minty flavor.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
A couple months ago I found these little swallow charms and made this necklace with them:
I totally fell in love with the little birds and I've been thinking about some more interesting necklaces I could make with them. Anyway, I've been collecting different beads and charms and today I sat down and made 8 necklaces! I like them all but there is one that I really love. Some of them are gifts so I will have to wait until they have reached their new homes before I post pics. I dont know why I love these little birds so much because I dont really like real birds ... wierd ...
In other news Josh and I were browsing in Pier 1 this morning and I came across this pillow:
I think its adorable and I would love to have it in my living room! Unfortunately it only comes in blue and our color scheme is black and white with warm accents - not really a place light blue fits in. Josh would kill me if I decided to redecorate the entire room to incorporate a cute pillow so I'm going to do the next best thing - try to make my own version. If my project works I'll post pics ... and if I never mention it again you'll know it was a heinous disaster!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
I think in the end Josh had a good time and he might even go back with me to pick peaches - woohoo!