Wrays of Sunshine

Wrays of Sunshine


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Has it already been another week? Geez! I’ve been working on new paintings and new etchings and a new portfolio and, well, there’s been no time for love, Doctor Jones (ten points if you’re all about an ambiguous Indiana Jones reference like me!). But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few clicks on around the web that I can’t resist. First these words of wisdom for the hustler in all of us.

Remember when we met my ladyfriend, Bethany? Well, she’s been tearing it up in the kitchen! Find her here. Just look at this gnocchi! So delicious!

potato gnocchi

Emma from a Beautiful Mess shared on thoughts on changing dreams which was moving and inspiring.

And, of course, what it’s like to be a menace over at Hyperbole & a Half.


Happy Monday, party people! If you’re in Seattle, stay dry! If you’re somewhere warm and dry, suck it!



A Very Adult Birthday

I’m turning 28 on Saturday, woohoo! These are the things my heart is aching for. I’m looking forward to tea time with fancy tea towels. Building a wall unit of shelving. Painting is always a must. And for the evening, a little black dress with these sexy Ampersand heels from Seychelles plus cocktails with friends. What can I say? I’m easy to please.A Very Adult Birthday

Little black dress

Kitchen linen

Porcelain tea cup

Fashion is Smashin

Fall is my favorite season. It’s those shining burn-out days of summer fading into the time-to-get-cozy weather. It’s the leaves changing color and falling like some sort of dream world. It’s entirely coincidental that this season is also number one in the fashion world. It’s all about pattern, texture and lots of accessories. Count me in!

I’m not the most fashion forward gal around. I’ve generally tried to stay away from trends because timeless clothes last forever, but this past few seasons I’ve just hated everything around. Okay, not hated. Enjoyed looking at on other people. But, what with all the ironic logo shirts and neon there wasn’t much out there that really fit my style. What this means is I spent the whole summer in this pair of floral printed denim shorts I got from H&M and this outrageously spiky pair of gladiators. Just switched out the top.

Coming along this fall, though, these ten toes will be going back into the close-toed shoe part of the closet. The shorts’ll be filed under out of season. And I’ll be naked if I don’t find something soon!

This fall I’m looking for:

Fashion is Smashin

Labour of Love top

Wrap coat

Dolce Vita suede booties

Plush fleece lined hat

Black tube scarf

Killer combinations of the classic black and white. Stripes, florals, sweaters!

I naturally run hot and throughout my [upcoming] schedule I’ll be doing quite a bit of running around. This combination of factors makes layering essential. Who likes to be hot and stuffy and stuck in a huge cable knit sweater? Not I, said the little mouse. Lace is amazing because it’s so ultimately feminine and airy, but somehow provides a definite layer of warmth. I swear. Last fall I had a pair of lace tights with a mini skirt and short coat while Honeybee rocked thick jeans with shorts and big socks underneath. Guess which one of us was shivering!

I’ll need new boots both for rain and for dry cold days, a purse with enough umph to handle school stuff. And infinity scarves by the dozen. Okay, not dozen. Maybe just two.




Creating Spaces

teal living room
I’m experimenting with putting together spacial plans and designs. I love the way this teal rug fades in the middle like the inside of an old oak tree. Can’t get enough of that modern gray couch and it’s sexy, sexy texture. You can’t keep me away from a coffee table with storage and this one features an extendable top, too! Perfect if you like to have a gajillion projects going on at once. Ahem. No one here does that. Can’t forget that cutie little terrarium, either! Presumably this would go on the table, but what if it was giant and just sat on the floor?! Well, it would probably not be such a good idea if you have a curious kitty like we do, but, you know. A girl can dream.