My dad came to visit me for a few days, the first family member to visit me since my college graduation. I had a blast hanging out with him and sharing our interests. My dad and I are both into music, but he has more experience and education in playing a musical instrument (whereas I only know how to sing by ear). So I'm glad I was able to help him fulfill his dream of impromptu street performing. I also helped him upload videos of his performances to Youtube!
My dad is awesome.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Inspired by this, I decided to make my own garland for the office holiday potluck using holiday themed scrapbook paper, cut into triangles, and a sewing machine. What fun!
Some other fun garlands:
Napkin flowers, felt balls, and poms
More poms and felt balls
Watercolor paper chain
Scandanavian Inspired Stars
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Partook in oysters at the Tomales Bay Oyster Company near Point Reyes, CA. Stats - 7 people, 50 small oysters, 50 medium oysters, another dozen medium oysters, and a dozen large oysters. THAT'S 124 OYSTERS! Some were consumed raw, others were barbequed on the half shell or fully in the shell. And let me tell you, shucking is so much fun.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Went to a Local Natives concert at The Fillmore in SF. 'Twas awesome! I don't typically go to concerts, but this is the first time in my life in which I can honestly say the band live was better than the recording. Best parts: playing one song (Shape Shifter?) slower than the recording for extra drama and rocking out to Sun Hands.
The opening bands, The Union Line and The Love Language, were awesome as well. Will most definitely be getting my hands on their music.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
After watching The Story of Cosmetics and reading No More Dirty Looks, I did some research on cosmetics and beauty product brands that are primarily non-toxic. There are quite a few out there, but I am leaning heavily towards Josie Maran's line. Even though I don't wear much makeup, I'm still interested in using products for evening out my skin tone and skin hydration.
Even cooler, I found that the CA Dept of Public Health has a Safe Cosmetics Program!
Jimmy informed me of the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database. Great resource.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
This is the tank I finally finished. It didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted it to, but I still wore it. I was hoping for a quirky tank top, not something a kid would wear. More like this or this. Maybe the prints I chose make it seem more juvenile? Or the neckline?
I wonder what other people do when they finish a project they don't like 100%...