first official

First official day of summer for me. No more students, no more books, no more teacher's dirty... classroom? I should be ready to relax and do absolutely nothing.. but of course I have a HUGE list of things to accomplish while I am off of work, painting and decorating our bedroom, taking up our curtains, pottery, painting, design work for a friends band, making patio furniture, and major gardening. That is just what I can think of off the top of my head... I am not good at relaxing. Today I am planning a birthday party for my best/going away party for my love that we are having here tomorrow. So far all I have got is slip-n-slide, grill, and margarita cupcakes. Besides all of the work I am on a never-ending search for free pools to get into, plus I would love to find that slide pictured above, that looks delicious.

Polaroid image from let'sexplode's photostream.


Rachel Comey

I do not normally follow fashion designers- as much as I love fashion I just don't have the mind to follow the big names. But I know what I like when I see it- and I like Rachel Comey's Spring 2009 Collection. I know its a bit late as we are heading into summer, but as we all know with fashion- these pieces will carry on into the next season quite effortlessly. And honestly, in NC you aren't wearing many slip dresses until late May/June anyway... at least I'm not :)

I am happy to be seeing myself wanting to incorporate more color into my wardrobe, after a fall and winter of essentially all gray, black, and tan. Here are some of my favorite pieces from her collection:

And it all began with these shoes that I spotted that belong to Alice from Forest Bound, one of my new favorite blogs.. but that is another post all in itself.



Oh Deer

***Update- we went with the moose head, it was the misters first choice, and since there is already so much deer decor in our house, I think Mr Moose will be perfect!

I know that one cannot really say that they need a laser cut recycled cardboard deer head to hang on their living room wall- but i need this laser cut recycled cardboard deer head. It is the PERFECT piece to hang on our living room wall that has been sitting empty since we moved in. It is the largest wall in our house and has just been blank for the past month. I have even been working myself up to do a set of paintings for it, but my first attempts have fallen short of my approval.

Sooo this is gonna be it. And for $58 it feels like a splurge to me, but is certainly still affordable enough for me to justify the purchase. A good splurge. I am also excited to buy a piece from another artist, rather than slap up another painting of mine that I can never feel fully content with. I also love the moose and rhino, along with almost everything else in the Cardboard Safari shop. Maybe one for every room...

Cardboard Safari on Etsy.