June 29, 2009

Nighttime Light at the County Fair

I was talking with one of my best friends, Ali (of Penelopea and 5one9) on the phone yesterday and she mentioned how she had gone to her county fair and taken fun pictures in pretty dresses. She has yet to post them, but I'm sure they are beautiful. As it so happens, our county fair's last day was yesterday and I thought I'd go snap a few pictures for myself. Michael, my brother-in-law Matthew, my Mom and I all went and had some fun. I was so happy with all the beautiful lights and even more happy to see how well they turned out in pictures. They totally capture the feeling of the fair at night, don't you think? And check out those funnelcakes - that's the real reason I wanted to go to the fair. These are in no way as glamorous as Ali's are going to be - I'm almost positive, but nonetheless, here they are.

June 28, 2009

Moving Announcements

This is what the table looked like after Miriam (of the lovely ...Mimsicle...) and I had a night crazy crafting. I had bought a few things to make moving announcements and as soon as I showed Miriam what I wanted to do, she thought it would be a great idea to make them right then and there. It was 10:30pm. Obviously I couldn't resist. Here are the announcements in full detail.

June 26, 2009

New Shoes...and Then Some

Hello world, meet my new shoes. I just got these the other day and I love them. They're really summery and comfy. You can get them here.

Now, I definitely don't need any of these things, but I couldn't help but find some cute things at Anthropologie that might look adorable with my new shoes. I'm such a sucker.

June 25, 2009

Nature Anyone?

Sorry, but I'm gonna get a little naturey on you. A couple of weeks ago Michael and I, along with my brother-in-law Matthew, and our friend Daniel drove down Highway 1 to Big Sur. We had never been there, and I don't think I was prepared enough to see all the beautiful wilderness that we saw! I was absolutely blown away. We stopped off the highway and walked down to a trail that led straight to the ocean. There were tide pools, caves, and even a river that led down straight into the ocean. These pictures don't really do the place justice but nonetheless, here they are.

Have a good weekend, and go enjoy some nature!

June 24, 2009

Our Little Garden

After living in Berkeley - the urban part - Michael and I have been craving to get our hands into the dirt and grow our own food. We lived in a tiny apartment where we weren't allowed atop the roof, thus leaving us nowhere to put planter boxes (not even the ones that hang out the window). Michael and I dream of having our own winery and farm yet we have not had the opportunity to really try our hand at it (except for the tiny gardens that we helped our mother's tend as kiddo's). Anyway, since we are hangin' out here at my parents house while we are transitioning into new jobs and a new place to live, we figured it would be a great place to experiment with gardening. My parents were kind enough to let us use one of the large planter beds in their backyard for our very own little veggie patch. Here's a few pictures of the garden and the better looking plants in it.

I was reading one of my favorite blogs today and I saw this adorable porcelain garden stake set from Pigeon Toe Ceramics. I couldn't help but wish I had these for my garden. The set only includes lavender, cilantro, parsley, catnip, rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme, and basil - all things that I'm basically not growing but I want them anyways.

Here's a few pictures from the Pigeon Toe Ceramics website.

June 22, 2009

Finally Graduated...Finally Posting on Plumb!

I felt that this post was an appropriate one to start off this blog in that it kind of captures exactly where I'm at in my life right now. I've finally graduated college, and I am still thrilled when I get to make crafty things and send them to all of kingdom come. Here are the graduation announcements that I made and sent last month. I bought the card stock at PaperSource, and I got the cute little cotton bags here.

Something that I love to do to make an interesting invitation, announcement, card, etc., is to add multiple textural and visual elements. In the case of these announcements, I incorporated two different shaped cards, a photograph, a soft cotton bag with cotton thread, shimmery ribbon, and a safety pin. I also included printed text and hand written text as well as a couple different fonts.