Tuesday, March 19, 2013


on the way home from the desert darci and i stopped in palm springs and lived it up by staying at the parker... unfortunately due to the wind storm all the power was out, but after conning them into giving us a room with low power on the back up generator it kind of made it all the cooler. i could explore the grounds there over and over if i could afford it.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

wing span

a humming bird built a nest in our backyard...it was mesmerizing... unfortunately it was low to the ground and was snatched up before i could have all my dreams come true of seeing a baby humming bird (and stealing it and raising it as my own). it brought back all of my childhood days spent under bushes every time i went to go check on it.

Friday, March 15, 2013


i'm determined to catch up on this and i'm also overwhelmed trying to catch up on a years worth of photos ..but i gotta start somewhere, this is the closest thing to a journal i keep. last january darci and i went on a trip to the desert and stayed at a real fun site in joshua tree, where they refurbish old trailers for a  "trailer palace". bascally its luxury camping...which happens to be my favorite kind. despite the massive wind and sand storms we got hit with we headed to the desert for rock and treasure hunting and were not disappointed .. even the weird way maps told us to go led to such beautiful hidden spots. and anywhere there are rocks and bones i'm pretty happy to be also.

Monday, November 5, 2012


oh, you thought i was done posting pictures of a ceramics classroom?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

mouth watering

so i signed up for a ceramics wheel class at the local college last winter semester...

it was probably my favorite life choice ever... it's so different from any art medium i use and its so hard and frustrating and therapeutic and i love it...like to the bottom of my heart i love it ...it kind of turned into a relationship, at first i struggled, then i got addicted and it consumed my thoughts, and right when i got comfortable and in my rhythm it was over leaving me abandoned and wondering what to do on my monday and wednesday nights

  i don't know why i never brought my real camera and only used my iphone. the supplies alone are like eye candy to me...i love a good crumble

and let me just tell you... more than anything else...it's the smell...it literally makes my mouth water. you guys there is clay dust everywhere and the wet room? wet earthern clay trapped in a room?! if i told you i got so tempted i ate some would you think it was weird? cuz i did not.

thug life

my sister and her daughter... who is the only one of her children who enjoys getting her photo taken...which we take full advantage of
    photo credit to my nephew brandon on this one...and travis for catching me the chickens...i like to hold them but something scares me about actually having to catch one...(i know what they did to the poor turkey)
i get so shutter happy every time i'm there but oregon is just so beautiful...maybe if everything wasn't so lush and covered in moss i could calm down.

Berthrong farm

so saying i'm bad at posting is getting redundant...but for sure this time i'll keep up on this thing...so here comes a years worth of blogging... i went to my sisters up in oregon last winter and as always it was perfect.did i mention they live on a christmas tree farm? it just doesn't get cozier. also i'm pretty sure frederick wore that exact outfit every single day i was there. why mess with a good thing?

Friday, May 11, 2012

oh hi

i haven't blogged since before christmas so saying i'm behind is an understatement, let's just blame instagram and move forward ....

I went to portland awhile ago and my sister and i did some redecorating in rue's nursery, we used wood from her backyad and just cut out butterflies and did a front and back around fishing wire and glued some to the wall....we were happy with it, but i think their cat was more excited about it then rue was...which is probably better as it keeps it safe from little hands, also i think it translates better in real life over a photo because its more fluttery looking

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes

so i love holidays but i'm not always able to convince myself to go to the big socal things for it (ever seen that scene in tangled where she's deciding wheher to leave the tower? ya me over the ward social) so i decided to have a few girls over for a little christmas girls night in dinner and cookie decorating extravaganza
  • yummy homemade tortilla soup
  • light every candle in the house
  • worlds best vegatable dip
  • cookies (duh)
  • girl talk ...lots of girl talk  and then some more girl talk that somehow ends in scary stories and murder?
  • christmas light looking( i'll post a video or you can youtube the house up the street from me has a whole light music show extravaganza...it even has a light board you can text messages to)
  • get hit on on said text-light board/have heather save chrstmas from polluters
  • the new girl christmas episode
looks like we've got ourselves an anual christmas tradition