Quiet house

Last week I was dogsitting for some friends and my little studio was just bustling with activity. We were total couch potatoes most of the time but I know Suki had fun with all the company and the occasional rough-housing. This morning I found her curled up next to the spot where we had stationed Wendy and Annie's doggie bed. I couldn't stand the sad puppy face so I bribed her with a treat before I left the house. Instant happiness.

top image is suki, bottom is wendy (on the left) and annie (on the right)


Time for some change

This week the Monterey Bay Aquarium put out a new video on climate change. I kinda love it!

Click here and check out the MBA blog.


Goodies in the mail

Dontcha just love getting stuff in the mail? Other than junk mail and bills of course. This morning I opened my mailbox and these lovelies from the Rifle Paper Co. were smiling back at me. Big ups for stationary!

image via rifle paper co.


A little grammar humor to spice up your life

After taking a Writing and Editing class in college, I became a little obsessed with grammar. I really love the subject, even though I still on many occasions make grammatical mistakes (you've probably found a few already). Here's a little grammar joke that I read in a book during that great class:

A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.
“Why?” asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.
“I’m a panda,” he says, at the door. “Look it up.”
The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation.
Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.”

Yes, I did laugh out loud when I read that joke and yes, I am a big dork.


Hooray for overly-dramatic romances!

I love this movie oh-so-very-much! If you haven't seen The Notebook, please make your life complete by watching it immediately. :) I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

image via miss molly


The Majestic Plastic Bag

This video pays tribute to a clever, agile and awe-inspiring beast-- the plastic bag. I think sarcasm and a British accent are truly the best, most effective ways to get any message across. Can someone get this thing aired during the Super Bowl, or better yet, the season finale of The Real Housewives? If you live in California please be sure to call your senators and tell them to support the Ban on Plastic Bags! I would be so very proud to live in a state that is taking action to reduce our footprint on the Earth. 



We're going to visit family in Seattle this weekend! See you all on Monday. Happy weekend!

image via seattle guide on design*sponge


Sight seeing

This week I've been playing tour guide with Mom and the little Sis. They came to visit me on Tuesday and today we went to Hearst Castle. Despite the winding road and deadly cliffs we had to drive through on the way there, the trip was absolutely amazing and the castle is seriously breathe-taking. We ended the day at Nepenthe Restaurant where we ate way too much yummy food. These pictures were taken by my very talented little sis. Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!


Milk cartons + Plants = AWESOME!

I found these "head gardeners" on Inhabitat. I just love this type of green graffiti, and these milk cartons look much cuter than all the dirty ones filling up landfills. Every street should have one!

artwork by Anna Garforth


Turtle Time

I was surfing the net the other day and found a video posted on You Tube. Who was the genius behind the oh-so-steady camera? Me! This video was taken when I did my internship for the sea turtle conservation organization CICTMAR in Venezuela. I spent three months doing just what you see in this video. It definitely brought back some great memories. Enjoy!

If you would like to adopt a turtle please click on the CICTMAR link above, they are always in need of funds for this amazing project!