Once again, Halligan Norris Smith blows my mind with her clever holiday crafts on D*Sponge... these awesome little retro-style easter baskets made my to-do list, INSTANTLY! They are soft & simple in design, not too much fluff or frills. Sometimes Easter is just too sweet for me- leave it to Halli to fix that. Go here for the full HOW-TO.
One of my favorite girls in all the world, Sunny Skurow, discussing her rad job at Heritage Auctions. Go here and read ALL about it. I have a thing for beautiful gems, but nothing like the girls on Gem Gossip. They are true gem geeks, especially Sunny! I love her stacked rings below- what a lovely mix of metals & stones!!
This weekend my family & I walked for MS, or for those we love and have lost with MS. The walk took place at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, after dark. Sadly, we couldn't see much in the way of animals- but it felt great to be together as a family & supporting my sister-in-law Kjersten, and keeping the legacy of our family friend, Sue Honey Muroff, alive. We were Team Sue Kee (Kjersten's nickname is Kee Kee). MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain & spinal cord. The statistics and the newly developed information on this fairly young disease is overwhelming & mind boggling. Before Kjersten was diagnosed with MS 2 years ago I never knew how much could go wrong with our bodies without us even knowing it. It fascinates me, how fragile we are. Today Kjersten is doing great despite her MS and with hope & prayer, she will continue with little/ slow progression. Her strength as a young mother and wife is so encouraging...
I have been dying to see this stellar film, The King's Speech, and tonight my visual, textile, and tactile fanatic-brain was fulfilled completely with goodness! I have to agree with the Academy Awards, this is the best picture I have seen ALL year. Not only was the display of color and design and the cinematography beautiful- Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush- were all in great form too. I never knew the story of King George VI- what an honorable story of perseverance & a trusting friendship. If you haven't already taken in this great film- do it quickly, so that you don't miss it in theater (like i usually do).
p.s. i LOVE the English. this movie brought back so many of the good feelings i had when i experienced London almost 5 summers ago!
As a buyer for Lucky Day, my ordinary Mondays have turned into Market Mondays. Instead of spending my day off reading a book or going to the gym, I am hunting and gathering, picking up great finds for the shop and of course, for myself... I grabbed this $10 painting of the Seine (i think!?). Can anyone confirm?? Anyways, I love it. La Seine or Not. The shadowy tiny-folk sitting by the river are my favorite part. For now this painting is on loan to my mother. I will just have to visit her bedroom from time to time to enjoy!