Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Homework with Milk

Eddie does not like homework. But yesterday there were only a few complaints. Perhaps the milk helped.
Did any of you like homework? How did you make it more palatable? Or how do you for your children? Any ideas welcome!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I Love

this stamp...
I hope you have a great Tuesday! It will be beautiful here today (maybe in the high 70s!), so I'm going outside.
Image of the Hemingway stamp found here.

Monday, April 23, 2012

RealFit: My Sister's Gym!

My sister and my niece opened a beautiful gym! They've been working very hard and it looks so good. I'm really proud of them. Let the happy people roll in... and get fit!
RealFit is in Highland Park, IL for any of you who live near there and would like an excellent full-body fitness experience! Find them at Congratulations Cec and Lucy!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Down by the River

Happy Sunday! We enjoyed our little bike ride by the river yesterday...
I hope you're having a great weekend. What have you been doing?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dwell on Lego

Well, happy Friday! Filed under the category "How Did I Miss This?" Dwell recently held a contest: Construct a model of an original mid-century modern home inspired by iconic California mid-century modern architecture...The MoMo home is by far my favorite. Since we didn't even know enough to submit an entry (which would have been killer for sure), I hope MoMo is one of the top five chosen to to be on display at this year’s Dwell on Design, June 22-24, where a panel of judges will choose the grand prize winner live from the show floor. Fun!
Have a beautiful spring weekend!
Found thanks to MidCenturyHome.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Outback Camp

Love the romance of this place. It's so simple...Mudgee is one man's retreat, a permanent campsite, in western New South Wales, Australia. From Vogue Living May/June 2009. Making the blog rounds for a few years now, but new to me.
Casey Brown Architecture, photos by Mikkel Vang for Vogue Living. See the article here.
Found thanks to beautiful Somewhere I Would Like to Live.

Kickstarter: Lille Huset

Hi all. Happy Thursday. Do you know of Kickstarter? It's a site connecting artists with financial backers for their potential, creative projects. I just backed Alyson Beaton's Lille Huset. She's looking to kick start her business creating modular dollhouses. I think her work is very cool, so I invested a little bit, and I receive a sweet bike and mini dollhouse for my donation... I'm pretty sure they'll be a hit -- Eddie will use the house with his Lego guys and we'll all fight over the bike. I love Kickstarter. It's how Minka came to be, and was also how Laura Brown, one of my favorite printmakers, funded some of her work. Check it out.
Lille Huset found via Family/AT.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hemingway and all

Hi. Well, that was an awful weekend. Sickness, irritability, bad weather... oooof. OK, done with the rant. I hope yours was much better! I did read two wonderful (though disturbing and morbid) Hemingway stories. I'd have read more, but these needed to sink in a bit. He tells a great story. The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber meant a whole lot more this time around (read it 20+ years ago??). I also finished the The Capital of the World. Marvelous but very sad. I highly recommend a Hemingway fix every once in a while. I'll be with him for a while, with forty seven more stories to read in the volume we had hanging around.
Since Hemingway's on my mind and he loved the bull fights, I smiled when I saw this sweet little painting by William Posey Silva... Reminds me of Hemingway. To be auctioned tomorrow at John Moran.
Bull Fight - Madrid by William Posey Silva.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Happy weekend to you. I'm a little sick, so this is my plan today... I've been reading a lot of Hemingway lately. This is just the latest. Thanks for visiting this week!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cowan's "American Indian Art"

Happy Thursday. We've been busy and my boy is under the weather, so not much blogging! I did browse a bit yesterday, and saw these Native American pieces to be auctioned today at Cowan's. The beadwork, weaving, sewing and carving are wonderful. But while gazing at these pieces is exciting, I do not like seeing these at auction. The loss they represent is too depressing and discouraging to get into here; suffice it to say I wish they could go back to their people.
A Northern Plains beaded and quilled token pouch, a pair of Cree beaded high-top moccasins, three Paiute beaded baskets, an Eskimo carved wooden seal rattle, an Attu Eskimo lidded basket, and a pair of Sioux beaded hide moccasins.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! I hope the whole weekend is uplifting for you!
This sweet Sir Hopsalot is by Forest Blue on Etsy. Found via the lovely Automatism.
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