Monday, April 30, 2012



"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror, I can take the next thing that comes along." You must the do the thing you think you cannot do."
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, April 23, 2012


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"Doing less meaningless work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is NOT laziness. This is hard for most to accept, because our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity."
~Timothy Ferriss

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Love Blue

I may not ever get over my love for blue. This color calms me, which is a good thing. So we're sticking with it. Don't get me wrong I love LOTS of colors, blue just happens to be my fav!
KaJ Design
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You knew this was coming...hello, Peacock!
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Friday, April 20, 2012

I Dig

Art that I enjoyed during Art City Austin this past Sunday...
Lisa Crowder 
Ok, that's not exactly a painting, but there was some cool jewelry at the event as well. Check her stuff out. 
Jana Epstein Photography
The above picture does not do Jana's work justice. Her photography with the frames she chooses is outstanding! You really need to see this exhibit in person.
Circles to make art, I think so!
Jeffrey Cannon
Stephen Dickerson
Chris Seeman

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Fun day at Art City Austin and random things seen downtown.
I love the 3-D signs that are always at this event. I am partial to the colors of the eat sign, though!

Fun exhibit. Austin Energy put on a contest of designing used refrigerator doors. These were my fav!

Now for the random pix I took downtown...I'll post the artists I enjoyed on another post.
Love the lines created by the balconies and windows on the W Hotel. Can't beat 1st St. Bridge being closed so one can stand in the middle and stare at downtown.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Artist Hetty Metzger

I've read this little philosophy a hundred times this weekend. I'm not kidding, granted it has a little to do with the fact I follow them on Twitter and get e-mail updates from them as well. However, this philosophy is really resonating with me.
"You don't get what you want, you get what you are."

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hello Friday

So good to see you again...dreaming of this while prepping for a weekend full of fashion shows, home tours and art. Yes, this is my ideal weekend. Hope you have a great one too!!!
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Walks with the B

B and I go for regular walks, sometimes I take my camera with me. Here are some things we've seen lately. Hope you enjoy!

*All photos by KaJ Design

Monday, April 09, 2012


Paris via Here
"In order to lead a fascinating life- one brimming with art, music, intrigue and romance- you must surround yourself with precisely those things." 
~Anonymous via Here

Friday, April 06, 2012

Art = LOVE

I Love Art and that's no surprise to you now is it...
Leah Haney
Leah Haney is currently on display at Laguna Gloria. I highly recommend seeing it. Small exhibit but super cool. You may even see my peacock friend. I probably need to give him a name since we see each other on a weekly basis.
James Marshall
Caroline Wright
Andy Gilmore
1957 Illustration, Artist Unknown via Pinterest

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Beast

Confession- I'm not working out much these days and while I'm ok with this decision, there is a member of my household who is not. Now, when I say not working out I mean I'm not running. I've got a minor injury that involves fierce stretching, which I'm actually doing, but it will take time before I can really run again...we won't discuss my lack of motivation. 
There is another challenge. I get up early every day, as in 5am with the exception of Sat where it's 6am wake-up. I am currently addicted to waking up early for my coffee (some may refer to as sugar & cream with a splash of coffee) and an hour to read before getting ready for work. 
Here is the end result of my selfishness...
 The above object was once a flower note pad that is now a block of sealed slobber thanks to the Beast. I am convinced that dog slobber has the equivalent seal strength as duct tape.
The culprit who is smiling, seriously!!! Here's the sad thing the guy is not exercise deprived I take him on long walks EVERY single day, play fetch and sometimes he gets to romp around with his bestie, Tosso.
So, Monday we start our morning runs. My right leg can fall off for all I care, I'm done with the above mess!

Monday, April 02, 2012


"In any given area of life, we have one of two things: reasons or results, excuses or experiences, stories or successes, justifications or justice. We either have what we want, or we have ironclad, airtight, impenetrable reasons why it was not even marginally possible to get it."
~John Rogers/Peter McWilliams