december web stuff

Ok, ok. Don't put your recipes boxes away yet. I promise I'll ask tomorrow, but first I need to take care of some business.11/02/09 11/02/09 a favorite from last month . . . . . . . . . . . The Noticing Project: Heather and I have decided that December will indeed be the final month for our beloved Noticing Project. This project has opened my eyes wide. At first I was always on the lookout for a good "noticing opportunity" and then it just became part of my day, examining and enjoying the small, lovely things around me. But the thing I thank the NP for the most is sweet Heather. She has become one of my dearest friends in the world, and for that I'm eternally grateful. We are proud of this two year collaboration. It has been quite an endeavor- taking photos when we were really busy or just not in the mood, emailing photos to each other from out of town, or saving photos to post later when we couldn't. There are only a handful of days we missed. The similarities between our photos were often amazing, even to us. It makes me so pleased to look at the archive pages and remember each small moment. Each and every one. But it is time to let it wind down. I hope you'll join us a lot over there this month and help us wrap it up in grand fashion. . . . . . . . . . . . Habit: December will also be busy at habit. Molly and Emily have asked all of the year's guests to rejoin them for the month. I really can't say enough about their brilliant project, and I'm honored once again to be a part of it. . . . . . . . . . . . My shop: Here's the deal. I have had plans to put some cute little notepads (kind of like this) and handmade items into my shop for a couple of months- I think they'll be really fun. I just haven't had the time to get them finished up or assembled. I don't want to forget them all together, but I know when to say 'uncle'. I just want to take my time on my own gifts and enjoy the season. . . . . . . . . . . . Their shops: If you're going to purchase something for your loved ones, please consider handmade items. Pretty please? It really makes a difference. Rachel always keeps lovely items in her shop. Heather is having a little sale. Martha's Handcraft Holiday Collection is to die for. I really do want every single thing in this shop. (Plus she has the best name.) Melissa has berry bowls again, and then some. Claire has the most amazing stuff in her shop. So creative. Crazy Awesome McTote Bags. ; ) I could go on and on... Ok, then. Have a great Tuesday!
p.s. Oh, wait. I forgot the Simply Photo Pop Up Shop. Yes, Yes. Go there and buy something. It's all good.

it's pretty easy being green

the fixins

It's Green Week. Just in time to celebrate that Spring is coming and we made it through February without flinging ourselves off any craggy cliffs. My sweetie just stopped by home for lunch, and I made us the best sandwiches: sliced red peppers and purple onions caramelized in a little olive oil a healthy spread of hummus (made yesterday afternoon) sliced cukes a sprinkling of salt and pepper lettuce on a toasted whole wheat bagel Deeee-wishous.

Don't forget to stop over at the Noticing Project {2009} to see our new little game... and there's a gonna be a giveaway! : )

a message from the starving artist

work pile
a keeper

well... not exactly starving. But isn't that how the saying goes? I am finding just a little studio time these days. Dearest Emily ordered a custom artist apron, so in my eyes that justifies pulling this one out of the shop to keep for myself. A new apron makes me happy. **smile** I wanted to remind you that there are still a few items in my Shop Mayfly and also that the Noticing Project Shop is still quietly waiting. We've been thinking up ideas for something new over there. Hopefully more on that soon. Is your week going well? xo.

happy monday

good (monday) morning

to you! I have a great feeling about this week. A pessimist by nature, I try really hard to stay positive, but some days trying isn't necessary. One deep breath and I know it's good to be alive. Can you feel it too?

Noticing Project photographs are appearing in our mailbox. Hooray! Read the details here if you'd like to play along, but just to clarify: we're asking for ONE photo apiece, no more than 450 pixels wide. But listen now. If you don't know how to resize your photo, please don't let that stop you. We can resize if need be. We usually post over there in the evening, so if your image isn't up immediately, don't be discouraged. Check back in the morning and you'll see it. THANK YOU for playing along and viewing all the lovely noticed moments!

Also, I'm planning a Shop Mayfly update next Tuesday, May 6. I'm going to work hard this week to make it happen. I hope you might take a peek that day. Have a great week, nice peeps!