Tuesday, August 31, 2010


These zinnias reminded me of fall when I was at Lowes at lunchtime, so I bought them for our home.
These are going to be potted for our front porch.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Sophie stays close to whoever is around - tonight she placed herself next to us on the deck while we ate dinner.

And this is blurry, but it's cute. My husband and Sophie (I know she doesn't look happy, but if she didn't love the constant affection, she would have run away.)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I have a thing for stripes

These are two fabrics I'm currently working with. They aren't being used on the same project, but they're creating similar things.
I love stripes, in case you haven't noticed.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Asheville sunset

Taken from the balcony of the Sky Bar this evening, overlooking west Asheville. (My office building can also be seen a little in this photo.)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

her paws

Sometimes Chloe's paws are her best feature. I captured them in the sun.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

homemade pizza

Tonight I tried out the Pioneer Woman's recipe (a variation, at least) for homemade pizza crust. I made a wheat crust, and this was the finished dish:
It was pretty fabulous, according to me and my husband.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chloe...part dog?

Not only does Chloe love the dog beds (when I pull them out of the closet), but it seems that she also likes Sophie's rawhide chew.

Monday, August 23, 2010

cheer-up cookies

Mickey has a way of cheering a girl up. Especially in the form of chocolate chip cookies.
Many thanks to my friend for sending them my way. They definitely helped!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

dog park

Sophie hasn't been adjusting to life as an only dog very well (Oliver went to doggie heaven on Friday) so we made a trip to the dog park this afternoon. She was happiest sitting in the shade, watching the other dogs play. We hope she'll warm up to them and make new friends soon.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Jack Johnson in Raleigh

Jack Johnson performed in Raleigh on Saturday night. He performed an acoustic set before his show, and we happened to catch the last three songs. I really lucked out with my photos (and more will be posted on my other blog soon.)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

my Oliver

You wouldn't know it by looking at this photo that Oliver isn't feeling well at all.
Tonight we spent time on the porch. The weather finally cooled off and we could stay out a little bit longer than normal.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Santino Rice in Asheville

Santino Rice and Austin Scarlett are in Asheville filming their show, "On the Road with Austin & Santino" and today two reporters and I went on the hunt to track them down.
All I got was this simple cell phone shot, but at least I have proof, right? (That's the back of Jason Sandford.)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

will it rain, or won't it?

That has been the question most of the summer. On the left, we have mostly sunny skies. On the right, mostly cloudy.
And very little rain.

Monday, August 16, 2010

blueberry cobbler

....before it was baked.
You can already tell it's going to be more blueberries than cobbler. Oops.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

finished product

The finished product following yesterday's photo:
An apron. I'm hoping it will help me become a domestic diva. Or something like that.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fun at the ballpark

Ted E. Tourist and some random guy with the Tourists dancing in between innings.

Ted E. Tourist is a good dancer.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

distraction from work

This is why I have a difficult time getting anything done at my computer most nights.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

downtown Asheville

I just noticed this sign on my way to work. I quickly grabbed my camera while sitting at a traffic light.

Monday, August 9, 2010

High School Musical...in tote form

I made this tonight for my 11-year-old cousin. What pre-teen wouldn't want a tote bag in a 'High School Musical' theme?

There's a blanket to go along with this, but I'm saving that for my other blog (and for tomorrow's post.)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

my desk needs some work

After a night of classes and freelance work, I realized I need to really work on my desk.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

girl can start a fire

Taken at my Rotary Club picnic. Someone was supposed to show up early to start a fire, but Jacquie told me that SHE could start a fire. We just really needed someone to cook.

Friday, August 6, 2010

smoothie with blueberries

This morning I added blueberries to my smoothie, just to try it out. It tasted good, and I like the color.
I think I'll try it again soon.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

home away from home

I had to make a Target run to grab a birthday card for my grandma. I heart Target.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Chloe. Mid-yawn, next to "her" pillow and on top of the remote. I'd say she's having a pretty good night.

Monday, August 2, 2010

finished curtains

I finally sewed my curtains tonight. This is one of the windows in our guest room:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

a happy front

You'd never know that Oliver is feeling bad.
He always looks happy, but he's having a hard time getting around these days. I took a lot of photos of him today fearing that we may not have him around too much longer.