Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Round of Life

I apologize for not having more gripping and frequent postings on this blog. Life has taken over in the past week and thus blogging gets pushed way to the back burner.

But, life is good. Just yesterday I put a party in a bag and lugged it to my son's last day of speech therapy: graduation day after 10 months of hard work. I'm so proud of him.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I Spy An Amazing Shower Curtain!

We're finally ready to tackle paint colors in our house (it's only been a year, really).  There is definitely an order of priorities:  Living room/Kitchen first, Master Bedroom & bath second, kids rooms, etc.  The one room I haven't put one ounce of brainpower into is the kids' bath.  They don't care, no one else cares, so why should I care?!

Anyhow, while clicking around Apartment Therapy last week, I spied an adorable shower curtain:

Photo from Apartment Therapy
I was pleasantly surprised to find that this super-fun shower curtain was found at Target and still available.  A few clicks later, and it was on its way. 
Photo from Target website
The kids love the little squirrels and owls in the charming forest, and it adds just the right amount of life and color to the drab, albeit brand new, kids bath.  Who needs paint in there now?  At least not for another year...

Friday, January 14, 2011


Whilst checking out the happenings of life on my old neighborhood blog, I found myself doing the typical clicking that led me to a few things that made me happy.

First, I went to a sister blog that highlights the best Gumbo in the city, Where Ya At.  I love gumbo.  I had a favorite spot just up the street from our previous home, the 74th St Ale House.  This new gumbo "hot spot" is actually made, served and sold in one of the ever popular mobile food trucks that roam the streets of the greater Seattle area. 

I can't wait to escape from the 'burbs and order a serving of this apparently excellent curbside creole grub.

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall

 Well, next I found out that one of the locations for Where Ya At is at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall.  Georgetown is a industrial community in between Boeing Field and downtown Seattle.  A recent trip to the neighborhood for an amazing dining experience at the Corson Building certainly opened my eyes to the new shops, cafes, restaurants and bars that have popped up all over.

The Corson Building restaurant
Now, back to the Trailer Park Mall.  I don't know much about it, but what an interesting concept.  Clear the expensive overhead of a building and create a shop on wheels.  If the food industry can do it, why not clothing, crafts, arts, etc.   I look forward to a jaunt,  minus the small fry.    

I wonder if my suburban neighborhood would be open to mobile stores in the form of trailers...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ten on Ten on Monday

Charge those batteries. Empty your memory cards. Ten on Ten is on Monday.

ten on ten button small

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I Spy A New Trend?

I admit that I'm a sucker for some cute decorative objects, especially when it comes to miniature versions of life-size things.  I just picked up a fantastic (1/2 price) glass cloche and stand at Pottery Barn on Tuesday that will soon house either a single cupcake for a party or whatever I fancy.

However I spied the following items yesterday while flipping through the latest round of spring catalogs and had to chuckle.  Are we now on a Ferris Wheel trend in decorating?

CB2's offering

CB2 wheel in room

Pottery Barn's Rustic Wheel
Seeing these two made me think of Catalog Living and the brilliant and hilarious ongoing story of Elaine and Gary.  Perhaps they'll make a Ferris Wheel purchase and add a clever chapter to their saga.

* all photos above from respective websites