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Happy Canada Day!

Posted in meme, photo by gwen on July 1, 2010

Summer Colour Week on poppytalk — today is red + white for Canada Day — have a cupcake!

Red velvet cupcakes at Santoro's
D'arby & Lily & red #2
Canal Street - Cemeteries
Feel Better
Local artist
April 14: Waiting for Wizard of Oz to start
Driving While Sleeping
December 2: My birthday!
Esther vs. the Tomatoes

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Daily links

Posted in gwen, photo by gwen on May 21, 2010

A gallery featuring a couple of my photos of the beach by our house.

Another gallery with a bunch of photos I’ve taken of Chad, alongside Salvador Dali and a couple burners. I’m not really sure what’s going on here but it seems like a good thing.

One of the perfect little purses Chad brought home from his grandmother’s for me. I don’t think it is the sterling silver but it doesn’t matter, it’s gorgeous.

A tea party look I put together over at rikrak studio.

A couple of my photos that I meant to ask you to go vote on but didn’t remember in time. There are other lovely photos there, too.

And here is the bottlebrush on the corner for Sharyn:

More bottlebrush for Sharyn

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Home inspirations

Posted in craft, love this by gwen on May 18, 2010

I’m a renter and always have a hard time getting inspired to put a lot of work into doing decorating — even though everywhere I’ve lived, it always feels kind of fleeting because there isn’t the kind of commitment that you have with owning — we can pack up and move with just 30 days notice and then you have to start over.

Which is silly because everywhere I’ve lived, I’ve stayed for ages. And so what anyway! Half the reward is making something sweet and admiring it, who cares if it might end up being something left behind or changed. Life is too short! So I’ve been trying to keep an eye out for bits and pieces that I like to give me a little kickstart and am going to start sharing them.

Put this on while you’re admiring: Best Coast Should Be Your Sound of Summer. [And check out the whole Citizen Insane mp3 blog while you’re at it, it is full of sunny, poppy, fun summer music, which is my favorite kind. You can stream the whole playlist here.]

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Belinda’s March interior styling challenge at the happy home blog:

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Button Monday! with Lisa at Lil Fish Studios

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What are some of your home inspirations?

Be mine?

Posted in photo, St. Valentine's Day by gwen on February 14, 2010

This is my favorite, it is part of the display at Ole’s Waffle Shop here in Alameda, which is the most perfectly oldschoolest diner around. I highly recommend the pancakes and bacon and hashed browns and sitting at the counter and grabbing a box of crayons so you can have drawing contests on your paper placemats while you wait for your order.

Remember Me

Happy St. Valentine’s Day.

Querido

Posted in photo, St. Valentine's Day by gwen on February 12, 2010

Amour avec le SPARKLE
Draw back your bowGwen, House of Blues

1. avec SPARKLE!! at daisy’s 2. the calm before the storm 3. nola heart

Are you ready?

Posted in photo, St. Valentine's Day by gwen on February 11, 2010

Caution: heart
My life, my love, m'lady!HeARTflow by Mari Upton
Unchain my heart

1. west oakland heart 2. community garden sailor art 3. heart art 4. tree heart

Wasting a Saturday afternoon

Posted in photo by gwen on October 3, 2009

This one's for my sister

Yesterday was red for the end of Autumn Color Week.

I also have pink.

Blooming echeveria [?] at the Big Long's

And one more from the Handcar Regatta Sunday — I got to pet a baby lemur and it is SO SOFT AND CUTE AND HAS RUBBERY LITTLE PALMS AND HOLDS YOUR FINGERS AND OMG OMG OMG OMG. The naturalist said it is illegal to own one in California but no judge would ever convict me.

It is illegal to own a lemur in California

And, in case you missed it, my whole photo set, which is filled with all manner of delightful costuming and artwork.