Sunday, March 29, 2009
2. Heart Gift Tags by Makalewakan
3. Swedish Design Wooden Gift Tags by Makalewakan.
4. Little Red Riding Hood Gift Tags by Crow and Iris.
5. Bohemian Rhapsody Tags by Figure22.
I love Etsy.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Melinda has chosen some beautiful charts for Easter and for other future choir exploits. That being said, I just really miss the sound that is produced from a MASSIVE GROUP OF UVic VOICE MAJORS!! *sigh*
A piece by the Oxford Choir, a group I should listen to more often while lying on my living room floor and directing with my fingers after a few glasses of good wine.
video courtesy of treblechoir99
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
It seems that Dave decided to have his revenge on me when he downloaded several seasons of Star Trek: the Next Generation, which we have been watching almost every night. At first I protested, wondering what pull the seemingly dorky series could have on him. Now...well, it seems that I like Star Trek. Just like Dave now likes The Office.
I guess we are finally rubbing off on eachother.
Pam Beesly - Dave's favorite character of The Office.
Commander Data - my favorite character of Star Trek.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Amber: Sure *goes in kitchen*
Dave: Here *hands Amber massive hunk of drippy pineapple*
Amber: It's too BIG!
Dave: EAT THE GODDAMN PINEAPPLE!
Dave: I should have said 'that's what she said'
Amber: what does 'that's what she said' have to do with pineapple?
Dave: When you said, 'it's too big!'
Amber: *chokes on pineapple*
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
My sister, who lives in THE BIG CITY and is in ART SCHOOL, sometimes gets to fill me in on cool new art that she gets to see and I do not because I live in THE MOST ISOLATED PLACE IN THE WORLD.
Most recently she told about a musician/artist named Chad Vangaalen. I'm not sure how to describe him...he has the ability to take a simple, pretty melody and make it eerie and haunting. He is also an animator and does all his own videos and album art - very cool.
This one is my favourite - creepy and beautiful at the same time. A true artist.
Monday, March 2, 2009
So I sent more stuff.
And it got posted THE SAME DAY I sent it. I'm 2 for 2, bitches.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I know, I know. Cleaning products are not stylish. But hear me out.
I've been using method cleaners for about 1 year. There are a wide variety of products available from laundry detergent to wood polish and all of them are non-toxic and naturally derived. The bottles and packaging are all made from 100% recycled materials and the cleaners themselves are biodegradable. You won't be breathing in damaging chemicals and all of the products I've tried work like a hot damn.
My mom visited last year and used the Method all-purpose cleaner to take oil off her car and it worked better than the industrial cleaners she had just used at the car wash. How's about them apples?
Our house is a teensy 980 square feet. A living room, kitchen, bathroom with a washer and dryer inside, and 2 bedrooms, one of which is a sad dumping ground for lack of storage. There is no utility room, mudroom, basement, entryway, storage (not even a hall closet!), or SPACE for Dave and I to relax away from eachother.
Not that we don't like eachother - we do - but when you spend virtually all your at-home time in the same room, it can get a little tense.
Dave had a brainwave. He decided to turn our small garage (our van won't fit through the door) into a hangout room for him and his guy friends. (Not only is this a fabulous idea, but it also frees up our spare room to turn into MY space, which will be the next project).
He's pretty much finished - and the best part? He did it for under $100.00, including paint for the walls and floor, all the furniture, the TV, and even the drumkit! There's a lot to be said for resourcefullness.
More photos here.