Monday, January 30, 2012

Quote for the Week

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"Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human." 
- Anthony Robins

Friday, January 27, 2012

Room with a View

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Not a bad view for a bedroom.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

South Austin Fun

Fun things I see in my hood while running.

These barrels bring a smile to my face every time we run by them. 

I'm so glad these lights are still up...I thought they were only for the holidays, turns out they're year 'round.

Taking yard art to a whole new level. 

Because you need a side view. Also, another smiley feature while out running.

My assistant.

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's Monday

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"Going for it doesn’t guarantee success. But to me, that’s not entirely the point. I want to take risks, try new things, and continue to build and create. If I was guaranteed to succeed then it wouldn’t be called a risk. And if I waited for the can’t-fail moment, then I would never try anything new. The key is discerning what’s worth going for and what’s worth shelving.”~ Shawn Blanc

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Happy Friday! Any exciting plans for the weekend? I'm hoping for a little lazy time myself...
Suzanne Kasler
via Bear Hill Interiors
I love how this room is modern and comfy at the same time...that green stripe, perfection!
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Sweet dreams!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Art Work I'm Lovin'

I've seen some really cool and different art lately that I thought I would share with you. Do you have a favorite artist? 
Nat Nicklin
James Nares
Steve Mills
Steve Mills
The above 2 paintings look like photographs...guess what, they aren't...they are indeed oil paintings on aluminum. This guy is super talented!

Francois Marie Banier
Francois Marie Banier
I first read about Francois Marie Banier's work on the design blog, Sketch42, I follow. The above 2 paintings/photography are actual pictures Francois took then he paints over them. He has a fantastic website of all his work. Love!

Monday, January 16, 2012


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"Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself 
that you have built against it."

Friday, January 13, 2012

Room with a View

Happy Friday!!!
via Renee Finberg

Isn't this the most relaxing bathroom? Perfect place to unwind after the work week. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Things I love

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I think this would make a fun and colorful painting.

I'm obsessed with Ashley Longshore's work. I highly recommend checking out her website. Her paintings are fun and lighthearted. Hopefully, I'll be in New Orleans soon and can check out her studio.

My 'hood via my new camera.

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What I wouldn't give to have my own art studio...

Monday, January 09, 2012

5-Day Work Week

I really think we need to have 4-day work weeks only...
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"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow."
~Orison Swett Marden

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Heavenly View

I don't know what it is about January but I'm always craving blue water and white sand at this time of year...

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At the rate I find awesome pix of the Maldives Islands I clearly need to go there pronto!!!

Monday, January 02, 2012

A No-Work Kinda Monday

B-day Trip in SF

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."
~Barbara DeAngelis

Sunday, January 01, 2012

New Year Word 2012

Well, I've been thinking about my New Year Word for a while now and believe I've found it. So without further ado...My New Year New Word for 2012
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CREATE- (verb) to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.

I like this word it's action packed and reminds me to move forward...I feel like 2011 may have been a semi-stuck in a rut year, don't get me wrong there was plenty of positives sprinkled with love, there are just some things I need to move forward on. I think my New Year word, create, will help me do just that.

Happy New Year!!!

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"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins." 
~Bob Moawad