Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

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"When choosing a dream, look to your heart, not your "reality." That's why it's called a dream. Make that dream your goal. Commit to it. Act upon that commitment. The methods to fulfill that dream will appear."

Friday, May 25, 2012

Art Part 2

Sunday was the final day of the West Austin Studio Tour. I had the bright idea that I would just walk from my house to about 15 different studios. Yeah, all fine and dandy if you don't take into account the 90 degree weather. I almost melted and was plum worn out when I was done.

My FAVORITE artist on Sunday's tour was Valerie Fowler. The amount of work put into each piece is insane. She had some fabulous works on display in my favorite shade of blue. Check her out!
Negotiating Safe Passage
Crepe Myrtle Trees at Night
I thoroughly enjoyed Carolyn Kimball's work as well. She does quite a bit of etching laced with history from her days overseas while her husband worked as a journalist. 
The Long Road
Dome of the Rock
Next up Heidi Stanfield. She lives on a route Bronco and I walk frequently. Her dog usually comes to the gate to bark at us...Now, I've been on the other side of that gate.
The Rebirth of an Artist
Julie Williams does some very cool collage work, kinda on the girly side, but I'm girl so works for me.
Heel to Toe
Animal Spirits

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


And yet it's another weekend of art. There is no better way to spend my weekend than bouncing around checking out a variety of artists. This will be a 2-part post since I have quite a few artists I'd like to show.

Our art tour started on Friday evening after happy hour of course. There were several downtown spots hosting art work, which was nice and super convenient.

First up, Andrew Long, I LOVED his work. Check it out!
Andrew Long 
Andrew Long
We also loved Katherine Lott's work. Enjoy~
Katherine Lott
Katherine Lott

Monday, May 21, 2012


via Pink Sherbet Photography

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
- L.P Jack

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Austin pix while out walking with a friend. I'm noticing a lot of pictures of the Frost Bank Tower...must be a new obsession. Enjoy~

Monday, May 14, 2012


San Francisco 1946, by Fred Lyon

As we become curators of our own contentment on the Simple Abundance path, one of the great payoffs is that we start to seek peace and comfort in joyful simplicities. Little things begin to mean a lot to us."
~Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sunday, May 13, 2012


I have a confession, I really wish I had a backyard. Two reasons: one- I really would love to have flowers all over the place, and two- my 4-legged child would have somewhere to roam. This is a result of my recent visit to see my parents. They have a great backyard. Here are some pix of the flowers and guards of the flowers.
 I have no idea what this potted lovely is called, but he was fabulous!

And we have the first guard...
 My mom might have a thing for'll need to take my word for it, because I have quite a few more frog pictures, just not posting all of them.

 Photo bomb!
 Love the squiggles...

Friday, May 11, 2012


Ya know for a short work week for me, it sure was's where I want to be for my weekend, curled up with 50 Shades of Darker. Yeah, highly recommend this trilogy:-) Hope you have a great weekend!
via Freshome

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cool Spaces

Interiors I've seen and loved lately..
via Elle Decor
Love the mix of colors, modern furniture and those lights!

via House of Turquoise
via House Beautiful
via Here
via Design Sponge
via Here

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Chateau Johnson

The Parental Chateau Johnson that is...I don't think my 900 sq.ft. qualifies at this time. With it being Mother's Day this upcoming Sunday I thought I would share some pix of my mom's decorating skills. 
While Mom and I have different taste, she's got vignettes all over the house and I'm more on the minimalist side...I can appreciate her style.

 I thought we needed 2 shots of the above art work...I think it would look really nice in my place:-)
 Always a sore subject between my parents, the TV. My dad LOVE his TV, my mom wants to die that it has to be sooo big...what does one do, surround ugly with beautiful artwork. Problem solved:-) 

 I'm dying to paint my armoire black too. Do you see what's on top of this armoire? My lovely Christmas artwork for my mom. Nevermind it is almost in the ceiling, in their bedroom to never see the light of's not hidden in a closet.

Monday, May 07, 2012


via KaJ Design

"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 03, 2012


How did I not know about this? Some days I wonder if I live under a rock. I think this is a food truck (The Belgian Waffle Co.) I will be stalking in the near future. 
via Here
via Here
Has anyone tried this slice of heaven? What did you think? I love breakfast at all times of day and can't wait to try it.