Monday, January 31, 2011

Its been awhile....

Has it really been since July that we've said 'hello'? So sorry!

Here's some pics from a fun photo shoot Alex and I did recently. No, she's not getting married - but we had some fun vintage hats to list in our vintage shop ( We spent the afternoon laughing while we played dress-up.
She edited them with a very cool vintage effect - what do you think?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Oregon Gardens

Hello friends and followers! I wanted to share a few pictures from the gorgeous Oregon Gardens. One of our favorite types of photographs is flowers from underneath.

What are your favorite types of nature photos?


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Studio Macros

Just wanted to share a couple macros from my studio, totally digging this color combo lately:



Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Reading Digs

I'm having fun catching up on some of my stacks of books I seem to habitually buy. Here's my shortlist of some good reads to delve your mind into:

'So Long Insecurity, you've been a bad friend to us' by Beth Moore - Entertaining, deep and honest. Beth openly shares her own insecurities and the path she took to healing and wholeness.
Excerpt: "We can get away with thinking we're secure people because, for a time, we have the important things just like we want them. But then change happens, and suddenly we are thrown for a severe emotion loop. We realize we weren't secure. We were spoiled."


'Make A Scene, Crafting a Powerful Story Once Scene at a Time' by Jordan E. Rosenfeld - If you love to read then you've probably thought about writing a book or screenplay at least once or twice in your lifetime. For me, that's more often, such as every hour on the hour! I do love writing and I hate receiving those rejection slips from publishers. This book is amazing. I bought it when I wondered if there could be more to writing than just creativity, good punctuation and the ability to organize an intelligent thought into something worth reading. There is a SCIENCE to writing a book, novel or screenplay. These items designed for mass entertainment must contain elements that a publisher and producer are looking for. I love this book because it is easy to understand, inspiring and is a fun read! I have a full blown library of books on the craft of writing. Some other recommendations are: 'The First Five Pages' by Noah Lukeman (he also offers some free online downloads of writing helps - just google his name and see what you find), 'Write Better, Write Faster' by David A. Fryxell, and 'Writng For Children and Teenagers by Lee Wyndham.

I'll leave you with these two for now....I'm off to read a bit more before jumping into my day!
I've got a fun sewing ideas, art ideas and decorating ideas...I'll show you some pics when I finish something worth posting. :)

Let me know what you've been enjoying this summer!

TTFN (Tah, tah for now)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

My father always had a load of good things to say, but the most profound thing he told me was when I was in my twenties. I had said, "Wow, Dad, you've really changed since I've grown up." His response, "Theresa, I'm not the one who grew up." I had to think about that one a bit as it caught me off guard.

As we grow older, we hopefully grow wiser, less selfish, less demanding, more content, more forgiving.

The past is the past and the future is waiting for you to create it.

Today, share you love with the man who loves you as only a father can. Leave him
with a tidbit that makes him stop and think a bit. Tell him you love him, silently forgive him
for all his short comings and let your heart be light and trouble free. The past is the past, the present is a gift, and the future is an unfolding adventure!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Can you help?

Please read the incredible story of 14 month old Israel at This family is very near and dear to our hearts. Israel is such a special boy, amazingly sweet and very brave. He's had to endure multiple surgeries and hardship just to survive. As you read his mother's latest post, you'll read the heartwarming story of how Israel just took his first steps! Unfortunately, his therapy is only twice a month and an hour away. Can you please help this loving family purchase his special therapy walker to use at home? The cost is $2,000.00 - so if 200 people can contribute $10....or if 100 people can contribute $20, Israel is well on his way to learning to walk. Its going to take a lot of hard work on his part, and his family will be there day and night to help him, to encourage him and to cheer his every step. As for me, I am happy to give up my weekly coffee a couple of times, or pack a sack lunch for a week to pass on a blessing to Israel. Can you please help?

Thank you so much - have a blessed Memorial Day Weekend!
~Theresa :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

One of my personal favorites....just one of many!

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Did I mention that all of our cozies are reversible? That's a budget friendly 2 cozies for the price of 1.

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