Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year

I have another color confession. I love neon, as in love-love. Neon yellow being my favorite. In case you're unaware, it's really big in fashion and design right now. Don't roll your eyes at me, it's fantastic!!! Yes, I know this will be short lived and I plan to relish in it while I can.
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Be You!

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"There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself. Be true to the highest within your soul and then allow yourself to be governed by no customs or conventionalities or arbitrary man-made rules that are not founded on principle."
~Ralph Waldo Trine

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras

It's Fat Tuesday, big day in the Big Easy. I loved it when I was at LSU during this time of year...we were out of school on Holiday. Of course Mardi Gras is a holiday, duh! And no this didn't count as our spring break. 
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Monday, February 20, 2012


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"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."
~Alan Cohen

Sunday, February 19, 2012

What To Do

When your Mom and Sis come to town for one day, and it's raining the entire day...

 You drive them around in the rain showing them the various neighborhoods and Austin-y type things, then make a stop at Target. Odd I know, but my parents don't have a Target in their town so it really was super exciting. Once everyone is sick of riding around in the rain you do the following until its time to go to dinner...

Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm in need...

of a mental va-cay...
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Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Round Things

I have a deep love for circles and round things. Perhaps, it's because there's no beginning or end point. It just keeps going kind of like life. Or the silly childhood song that just won't quit, "the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round." I have a friend that used to sing that when we did speed work around the track. Talk about stuck in your head...
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 The above is a house for sale in South Austin...I LOVE the windows.

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Above is a house down the street from me. I'm yet to get a really good pic. It's hard to capture the entire yard. Amazing amounts of yellow.

Monday, February 13, 2012


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"From my experience, you can't wait around to find what you love. You gotta work your ass off. And then you find what you love by doing piles and piles of work."
~Kate Bingham Burt

Friday, February 10, 2012

Random Things fom AMH Tour

I must admit when on the Austin Modern Home Tour there were tons of cool things to take pix of, BUT with a house full of people milling around it was not easy to get all the pix I wanted. Below are the random things I was able to capture.
 I love skinny long tiles as in 1/2" to 1" wide.

 While the grill is cool and all it's the color mix I love...stainless steel and blue-gray, fabulous!

Some of the houses had some super cool furniture pieces like the one above.  

Awesome vintage vanity in bright green! 

This thing was just huge and warranted a pic...we weren't sure if it would come alive and eat us.

*All photography by KAJ

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Awesome Doors of AMH Tour

There were some fantastic doors on the tour. Enjoy~

Ok, the above house wasn't on the tour, but you have to admit that's a cool door. 

Balcones Dr.
 Yeah, slightly blurry but loved the color!
Highland Terrace
 I don't think I need to describe the reason for the door above:-)

Hilwin Circle
 Who said pocket doors had to be blah, super cool!

Hilwin Circle

Live Oak

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Austin Modern Home Tour

I love getting to cruise through modern homes that I would otherwise not get to cruise through. We saw some cool places on Saturday. Check it out.
Peach Tree St.
The above house had my favorite kitchen, which is pictured below. Architect James Harkrider of Studio D + Form.

Hilwin Circle

Hilwin Circle
The above 2 pix are from a house we looked at on Hilwin Circle designed by architect Travis Young. Some fabulous details that I couldn't capture, but really like his work.
Balcones Dr.

Balcones Dr. 
The above house did a fantastic job of living indoor/outdoor. Living spaces completely opened to the outside. Amazing vegetable garden not pictured here. Architect, designer and homeowner Elizabeth Alford of Pollen Architecture and Design.
Elizabeth St.
I love the house on Elizabeth St. Built by Richard White of Abode Modern Homes. He doubles as the homeowner, lucky dog! Concept design by AlterStudio Architects. This house had the most fabulous master bathroom. The bad news for you dear reader is I only had my phone on me to take the lens has a scratch so it's blurry, but I think you'll get the idea of how fabulous it would be to have this bathroom.