Sunday, June 7, 2009

More Than Alive

No real video here, but listen to that voice! As I'm packing up on this rainy Sunday I just can't seem to get enough of Hayden...especially this song. Have a relaxing day everyone.


Make sure to visit the photo blog for some great weddings and engagements!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Swedes, I belong.

Now that school is over, I'll be doing some baking this weekend. This man has always been my inspiration, and some say that I DO look Swedish, and I'll be baking many of my goods in IKEA wares.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Antlers...need I say more?

That's right, during our weekend in Jackson Hole, April and I ventured to the ANTLER RENDEZVOUS (does the word RENDEZVOUS hold no more beauty and charm!)

An Antler chandelier to light your finest dining adventures.

A nice antler lamp for the library, to read stories of hunting and espionage.

Want a lovely, romantic, candlelit dinner for two? Nothing says romance like a nice matching set of Antler candlesticks (and yes, I believe that stuffed raccoon IS holding a cracker jack box).

Want to cut your pizza with finesse? Any Antler cutlery will do!

Wine + Antlers = Decorating Bliss!!

Frame that family photo in the frame that keeps on giving.

Nothing says "Celebrate the Holidays Wyoming Style" like an Antler wreath.

No need to cut down greenery for a Christmas Tree. This Antler reusable tree is green enough!

Grand Tetons

We went on a hike to the Tetons over Memorial Day. We hiked out long and hard. We got caught in the rain and showed our fear. But we persevered and four blisters later I have a really great memory with my very best friend. Love you sis!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hard to Pigeonhole

I don't think I've mentioned yet just how excited I am for the new Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor!
So I'll say it now.
I'm excited.
And while most of the Republican party tends to have a "just say no" to EVERYTHING approach, it's gonna be hard to pigeonhold Ms. Sotomayor. The likes of Cheney and Limbaugh (shudder) will do their best to make her appear "too liberal," "too activist," or "intemperate" . And yet, to turn her into a villian is to take a huge risk. They could end up losing the women vote and the Hispanic vote.

And while she has sided with defendants, inmates, and environmentalists, she's also made several conservative stances throughout her career. Plus, she has an impeccable upward-through-education-and-hard-work pedigree: She grew up in public housing in the Bronx, the daughter of a factory worker, and got a law degree from Yale.

What's not to like?

Cheney and Limbaugh will find something. It's just the way the world works.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The "Taming" of the Shrew

At the beginning of May my drama class put on the second production the school of ours has ever seen. Working at a Math, Science, and Engineering school means less attention to the arts....until I came along. Last semester was a modern version of Much Ado About Nothing set in a high school. This semester we did a 1940s/feminist version of The Taming of the Shrew.
I didn't have much money for costumes, but thanks to my awesome friend Eleanor (she has an etsy shop!) I got some awesome headbands and the rest of the costumes just kind of came together. I also taught myself the first things about stage make-up and bought the stuff to do the classy 1940s look with stage foundation (so different than what most people use on a regular basis) and lots of other cool tricks! I think it turned out pretty well.

The cast and crew of The Taming of the Shrew!! A Success!