Thursday, July 29, 2010

No big deal...

Just picked up some awesome color shade polaroid film from the impossible project.
With August full of weddings and shop openings, I'm hopeful this stuff will come soon and I'll be able to document everything with polaroids.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

He Should Be My New Bestfriend

So I'm finally recovered from our vacation and ready to look at photos and be thankful that the boy took so many good ones!

We spent a lot of time at the ball park, which was really nice. I think every game we saw was sold out and the whole city seemed to be really excited. Everywhere we went we saw people in Twins gear.

We also got to experience what I would call 'authentic' mid-western food. Stuff like deep fried hotdogs and the jucy lucy (a hamburger with cheese on the inside of the meat). The best thing about this stuff was the diners the food was served in. Real authentic neighborhood places that weren't catering to tourists.

Other than that, we went on epic (for us) bike rides and ate at a few more upscale joints. This charcuterie plate was maybe the best ever. I read about 112 Eatery on Yelp before our trip and we just stopped in for a late nite snack and a bottle of wine (hey, we were on vacation!). We ordered this starter thinking it would be a few pieces of meat and maybe some bread, and were totally shocked when our bartender dropped this down in front of us. Yum. AND it was $12. This would be unheard of in Portland.
I'm so glad I got to see where Dan spent so much of his childhood. He has so many stories from Minneapolis and it was fun to go to his old neighborhood and have him tell them to me again.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm back!

I'm very stressed out but still back in action this week. I returned home to the most beautiful flowers on my doorstep from my wonderful husband. What a great thing to come home to after a long day of travel.
We had a wonderful trip to Minneapolis.

Here are the stats:
4 baseball games
12 mile bike ride in 100 degree heat
3 lakes seen (although no time for swimming in any of them)
2 greasy diner meals
2 nites in an amazing hotel and
1 phone call from our trailer guy for Wanderlust which almost ruined our trip but we're still pushing forward.

I may not be around much this week but I hope to do a full round up of our trip with photos soon.

Monday, July 12, 2010

You Take Your Car to Work...

This past weekend was full of fun Wanderlust related activities, one of which was strolling around our neighborhood scouting photo locations (and later shooting vintage clothing goodness there). I grabbed these shots with my phone as we wandered about and both feature some awesome cars. This pink sparkler is sweet, right?

Anyhow today I'm busy sending press releases to my favorite local bloggers, sharing photos from the shoot this weekend on the Wanderlust website, (full-time job) work and probably my laundry since we leave in two short days for Minneapolis!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Here's a tutorial I've been wanting to share for a while since I love hair pieces. Then I saw these and was really inspired to show you how to make a cute bow for you hair.

You'll need the following items:
- 1 piece of fabric 3.5 inches by 6.5 inches
- 1 piece of fabric 1.25 inches by 4 inches
- An alligator clip
- glue (I use Aleene's tacky glue) and scissors
- needle, thread and button (optional but it looks so cute!)

First, fold the large fabric in thirds the long way (hot dog style) and glue the outside edge down.

Then fold the short edges in on the seam you just made so they meet in the center and glue down. Set that piece aside.

Here's the optional part. If you don't want to sew a button, just skip this. Stitch a button to the middle of the smaller fabric piece.

Wrap your smaller fabric piece the short ways around the larger piece to create a 'bow' and glue the edges to the back.

Finally, glue your alligator piece the long ways to the back of your bow. Let the glue dry for a few hours.
This bow makes the cutest accessory to dress up jeans and a tshirt or with a cute dress too. I think it's a great way to use up my scraps of fabric and stray buttons.


Today I decided that wearing a bunch of stripes together is 100% ok. I don't know if this was really a fashion rule but before today I always steered clear of wearing stripes on top and bottom. This morning, in a decision most probably fueled by a nasty allergy attack (my allergies are horrible this year) I threw on this tank with wide navy and white stripes and paired it with this skirt, which has thin red/blue/white stripes. One of the cutest outfits I've put together in a while, if I do say so myself. Thank you allergy attack.

I'll be back later this week with a less self-indulgent post... I've been working my butt off on a ton of projects but I really want to keep blogging here so I'm coming up with some fun content to share soon!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Good Morning Monday

I hope everyone had a lovely lovely fourth of July. I got to light sparklers, hang out with fun new friends and ended the nite going through my old stack of 45s and playing everything from The Archies' 'Sugar Sugar' to TRex's 'Bang a Gong.'
Today I'm taking advantage of having the day off and catching up on some projects I've been putting off for a while. I'm also researching Minneapolis "must sees" for our trip in a little over a week (!) so if you have recommendations, let me know!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Felt Headbands!

I wanted to take a break from all the Wanderlust talk and show you a new project I've been working on. I whipped up one of these headbands in a few hours one nite and then preceded to wear it out to a party, art opening and other festivities and got a TON of compliments on it. Yay!

I've made them in several color ways now and I love them all so much, I can't choose a favorite. The brown, orange and yellow one is so perfect for fall and the grey, yellow and white one matches a ton of my summer dresses. I'm perfecting my skills in making these and hope to offer them up for sale soon. I love it when I make something for myself and then get to share it with friends too!