Tuesday, September 29, 2009

gearing up for our halloween party

We kind of go all out for Halloween. I mean ALL OUT. I'm positive we spend way more money on it than on Christmas. So, just because I feel like bragging on my sweet invitation, I'm posting it (I dummied the contact info because I'm sneaky like that). More photo updates to come...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

thrift store find of the year

Today I found the Holy Grail of vintage, hand-made thrift store afghans.

The hubbs hates it, but Gomez here approves. It stays.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

the penguins at the Indianapolis Zoo.

I know, the blog has been slow lately, my 7 faithful readers. I've been busy. As it is now Autumn, and I love nothing more than to take rainy-day fall photos, I think I'll be updating more often. 

In the meantime, please enjoy these penguins. I sure did.
p.s. My blog is now a little over a year old! Happy Birthday Bloggy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I want this!

I have an anniversary coming up—Rodger, I'm looking in your direction. That being said, I found this amazing little company at the Oregon Arts District Street fair this weekend. They're called Metamorphosis, and they are from Bloomington, Indiana. I'm really thinking I need to check out this city, as some pretty rad stuff comes out of there (One of my favorite bands, Murder By Death, being one of them). Anyway, you can purchase they're amazingly beautiful butterfly wing necklaces at their Etsy store, http://www.juliegootee.etsy.com/.

This is the one I have my eye on:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

urban nights

This weekend was all about relishing in the fact that we are twenty-somethings with awesome friends, and nothing to tie us down yet. It was pretty magical.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hey Daytonians!

This is going to be a super exciting weekend for Downtown Dayton. There is so much going on, and I encourage you all to get out there and take advantage of it. I hear a lot of people speak so poorly of our city—how nothing ever happens, and there's nothing to do. However, this weekend there will be SO much happening, One definitely won't have time to get to it all. So please, please, please, get out and support our city. It takes a little bit of participation from everyone to make our home a happier place.

The Greek Fest is going on all weekend. They have amazing food, and an awesome little store that sells Greek items. I bought a beautiful soapstone owl their last year:

Urban Nights is tonight from 5-10. All of Downtown will be opened up, heavily patroled, and well-lit. It's walkable, but you can also take free trollies around town to easily reach several destinations. See lots of art galleries, free performances, etc. My husband's band, Me & Mountains, will be performing at the "Spotlight on Second" stage from 8-9, at the corner of Second and Jefferson.

My favorite part of Urban Nights is the Taste of the Miami Valley. Taking part in this event at Riverscape tonight from 5-11, will be numerous local restaurants. They will be featuring a handful of their signature dishes. You purchase tickets for $2.50 apiece when you arrive, and trade your tickets at each booth for a sampling of their featured items. If you love to eat, as I do, you shouldn't miss this.

Tomorrow, Saturday, the Oregon District will be hosting their first ever Oregon Arts District Street Fair (10am-6pm), on East 5th Street. There will be several vendors selling handmade goods, food, crafts, vintage clothing, art, and more.
P.S. I designed this lovely poster :)

Monday, September 07, 2009

all 30th birthdays should come with surprise pirate parties

My friend Jake's best childhood birthday party was a pirate-themed shindig for his 9th birthday. His girlfriend decided to surprise him once more with a pirate party, for his 30th. She's pretty awesome like that.

It's so fun to get dressed up ridiculously from time to time. Here's mine and the hubb's costumes.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

urban rustic

A few more from my Cincy photo excursion in July. I'm Channeling the plums, beiges, and slate grays that are ebbing their way into trend this fall...

this is our group. The guy with the giant backpack is Brian Steege, our fearless leader.secret self-portrait.
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