Thursday, March 29, 2012

little darlin'.

color me happy.

I've been in my new place for 3 months now and I've decided I need to paint. My bedroom is boring, simple and driving me crazy. I really like the top two blues for my bedroom. There's a bunch of knock outs in my room and I think the lighter blue would be a great change up against the darker color.
My second idea is a little harder to explain. My work space is in a small corner in my living room so I want to use the teal blue called Impromptu to create a rectangle that stretches from the 3 foot corner wall to behind my computer. It'll sit right below my computer desk top and stop just about 14 inches from the ceiling. I  want the help to serve as a frame around the rectangle. I'll just have to post photos...eek! Can't wait to get out the brushes.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

just around the bend.

'tis the season.

Well, it's about that time of year again in the Midwest where we start contemplating gardens, outdoor activities, and yard work. I, myself, could pass on the yard work but I do love to garden! This year, however, will be a new experience to me since I moved from a over sized yard to a smaller yard with some friends who also plan on gardening. So this year will have to take some creative thoughts and innovative processes. Thank goodness I have other friends with green thumbs that enjoy the same things as me that are willing to share such great ideas, such as vertical gardening. Yes, if I had it my way I'd be on a farm with a pond, some chickens, and a garden-but maybe next year. For now I have some big plans to think over!

This book intrigues me for multiple reasons. 1. The Iowa references that I've found and 2. Rothman is my mother's maiden name and I'd really like to know if the author is some how related. Not to the mention the graphic work in this book makes my mouth water.

With a new space for gardening, which is quite limited to my previous over sized yard I'm going to have to be a little more creative with my growing process.

I think growing up, not growing out is a good idea for a lot of things, not only vegetables, but let's not get political here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

my biggest fear was september.

Someone put their money into the juke box at work tonight and stuck between Journey and the latest hip hop song came a blast from my past. This song always makes me think of high school, old friends, big dreams, and the days when the biggest thing I had to worry about was when the next car ride around town with Jessica was.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

mr. golden sun.

The last few days in Iowa have felt so much like spring that if I didn't know better I'd say spring has arrived. However, after living in Iowa for the past 26 years I know all too well that there is still another freeze headed our way and we will most likely get a little snow. This did not stop my niece, Aubrey, and I from getting down and dirty at a local park, sharing some ice cream that we let melt in the sun, and squeal with delight when the rain drops fell ever so softly on your bare arms.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

about three hours.

Okay, I'm from Des Moines. Born and raised. Well, I moved to SW Iowa for 3 years, but otherwise I'm all about the city of 2 degrees of separation I call home. I was a little sad they failed to mention Tasty Tacos, the butter cow sculpture, Kum N Go (a classic joke my cousin and his friends in California throw in my face when I visit), Bacon Fest, and the high school rivals that continue until death. I must admit, however, that I am guilty of saying or referring to about 75% of the things mentioned in this video. And yes, I've seen most of the in Juice of DSM Magazine.