Tuesday, July 27, 2010

those who create together.....are creative together?

just wanted to share this with you. i love the 'ol ets! i really like to give gifts purchased from there but even better is buying stuff from those who create together. i especially like ben and natlaie's story.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

a lemon a day

case and i are going to cleanse together over the next month or so, but we are starting slow and easy so as not to upset our bodies;) so for this first week we will simply wake up and have a drink of warm water and lemon and be on our way. we will also be eliminating any sugars (limiting fruit as well, berries are good as they are low in sugars when it comes to fruits), dairy (ew), alcohol, anything in a box (again, ew), meat, fried foods, etc... shouldn't be too hard except for casey's love of beer and my chocolate problem. our meals will consist mainly of brown rice, steamed or raw veggies, miso and lots of water! again, not so tricky except for summer bbqs! argh. o well. it is much needed and i am so looking forward to it. we may even throw in a little dry skin brushing and ginger bath to boot! 

on another note i love this fireplace arrangement. and by arrangement i mean everything from placement to accessories. ha!

how i love white kitchens

this one i have kept under wraps until now. doing it!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Lulu To the Point

this is what g and i are rockin' at the moment. let me tell you i am TERRIFIED of biking, but we got this seat for george and we just cruise around the neighborhood. guess i am overcoming my fears. i do have strict rules about where we go though....slowly but surely i will overcome you bicycle fear! slowly but surely.
anyways, i am mildly obsessed. we like to go in the evening. i think it is nostalgic for me. i sing songs and point out the roadkill and flowers as we zoom by. she sits with her feet up on the handle bars, ankles crossed.
Three Generations
originally i wanted this little contraption. hasn't happened yet....but ya never know!
Bornholm Family
would be so goooooood.

maybe my birthday wish will come true and we will bike through denmark and/or holland;)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

so sweet.

Max & Margaux's Sneak Peek #2 from Shark Pig on Vimeo.

this reminds me of casey and i when we got married.....and still;) skipping!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

it's tricky being green

my bro sent me this today after the topic came up over our picnic lunch. it is so hard to know when you are truly being eco-friendly, especially when building a home! check it out. ps those are NOT plastic water bottles.....they are glass;)

then he set up his new tent in the park for a test drive.

the rube liked it!

siding time!

we chose the lighter siding. i like the dark but i was sacred of it being too dark.....can you see the little samples;) my dad hung out the window to get em set up all nice for comparison. We are using hardie board for our siding. it claims to be eco-friendly. hmmmmmm.

we are in love with the black windows. pretty, aren't they!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

get my goat

the newest addition to our fridge is goats milk. what is truly shocking is that my babe loves, loves, loves it and i merely told her to give it a go and if she was not a fan i wouldn't force it - god knows i cannot bare the taste so why should she suffer? although i prefer cheeses made with goats milk, and can even stand to eat the yogurt at times, i just cannot acquire a taste for the milk of a goat. bleh!  i have tried it and i actually feel guilty giving it to g but she loves it and it is easy on the digestive system and o so good for her. fatty and rich with vitamins for her growing body.
the reason why goats milk, or better yet sheeps milk, is best for us to drink (say no to dairy as it messes with the acid and alkaline state within our body, at times leeching calcium from our bones) is because it is closest to our milk and therefore easier to digest. it comes from an mammal closest in size to us and therefore the molecules in the milk are smaller than that of a cow and easy for us to deal with, plus it is usually organic and free of hormones so another added bonus there. i still choose almond or rice milk for myself and making it at home is best so it is free of things like sugar and carageenan, but kudos to my girlie for enjoying the nutrient rich goats milk!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


the house is coming along....i know i need to get some pics up, and i will! we have windows and doors and shingles o my! the windows look pretty;)
here is the lighting route i think we may take.

Schoolhouse Lighting

with a little jaunt toward industrial....
depot Industrial Lighting from Urban Archaeology

i love trouble lighting....where could something like this go?
Trouble Light- Large HookTrouble Light - Oval
man, i have no idea what to do. they are all so pretty.
Beddington. Frosted Porch Globe Turned PENDANT NewCaribou. Industrial Minimalist PENDANT

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

long time no post

georgia and i are back from the cottage and we had a great long weekend in the city. i love when casey is off. it feels like we are on vacation and all we do is drink a few beers and picnic here and there with the dog and kiddo. it's nice to just hang out and enjoy your favorite people (finn is considered a person btw).