Ever since I've discovered Yiruma and listened to that during Whitney's birth, I've been on a piano/instrumental/composition genius kick lately. I was doing what I do most nights when I'm not sleepy-- blog hopping-- and came across this incredible video that a friend of a worldwidewebby friend had posted. Um. incredible. Am I the only one just now discovering the genius of John Schmidt? And if I'm late to the game, why haven't ya'll been filling me in?! :-) So here you go... its worth the watch/listen. And a jump to his website to download. Fo sho.
Friday, March 19, 2010
I LOVE the Pioneer Woman. If you're one of the few people still living under a rock, and you've never visited Ree Drummond's uber-gorgeous blog, you need to! She encompasses every reason I LOVE being Oklahoma and am just so proud to be an Okie! This Golden State's got nothing on my home state. :-)
Anyways, I just read on Perez that they may be making a movie based on her blog?! Anyone else hear about this? And Reese Witherspoon has been courted for the part!
Here's the article on Perez.
If this happens, I'd be so excited!! What about you guys... anyone else a PW fan? A friend of mine actually won a weekend at the Pioneer Woman's ranch! I drooled over all the pictures! That's all for today... :-) Seriously, though, if you've never seen her website, give yourself a couple hours to go check it out! :-)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Whitney's blog is now much easier to find.......
Yay! I'm going to be adding some new pages in the next few days and maybe changing up the graphics a little bit... look back soon to see the updates! :-)
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Has anyone out there tried these? They are 3-in-1 laundry sheets... you put one sheet in your clothes with the wash and then transfer it with the clothes to the dryer. Well, I just tried them and have to say I was sorely disappointed. I have a HE Frontloading washer & dryer and I was not impressed. I got a free sample that had two laundry sheets. I just tried my first load with one of these... colored towels. When I transferred the towels to the dryer, they still felt soapy... not nearly as soft as they are with regular detergent. When I pulled them out of the dryer, they were still static-y. About the only thing I liked with these was the smell... they do smell great-- very fresh and clean, like laundry should!
The next thing I'm curious about is a new camera... what kind do you all have? Do you love it? Hate it? I've been looking at the Canon Rebel series as my next camera. However, I just borrowed a friend's this week, and it almost felt like it was "too much" camera for me. I need something that will take great pics of people as well as scenery (like say... pyramids and camels!) and will take good pics in ALL lighting situations. So.... what do you use!?
So, I read a lot of blogs. And the more I read, the more I realize how many insanely talented people there are in this world... and I'm not talking about the famous artsy ones, either. There are millions of crafty, gifted, beautiful artists who are just like you and me. And I LOVE seeing their work! I read about all different kinds of art... architecture, design, paper crafting, painting, photography... the list could go on.
Just look at the uh-mazing interior design of this Brookly Brownstone over on Design*Sponge... (Trust me, its worth the jump over there.) I've ALWAYS wanted to live in a brownstone. *sigh* Maybe some day!!! But the pictures of this one made my jaw drop to the floor. I could literally picture myself living here... walking up the front steps with my eco-friend recyclable bag of organic groceries (um, er... ok so maybe it'd still be Diet Coke and PopTarts).
Next, I saw this awesome site called 39 Sqaures. Here's the link to the blog. Basically, its kinda like the 365 project I'm doing. Every day they stitch a square... it can be anything. But the creativity of these women is endless!! You can browse a bunch of the women participating by clicking through the names on the right of the blog. I wish I'd known about this when I started maternity leave... 6 weeks times 7 days each week would come out to 42 squares... that would have been neat. Maybe I"ll still do it. Sometime. :-) Too much going on right now, but I do love the idea. Here's a picture of one lady's squares so far... (Make sure you click over to her blog to check it out closer!)
(Photo: Inspire co.)
So, just thought I'd share some of the pretty things I've seen around the web lately. :-)
Monday, March 01, 2010
I finally got a post up about Whitney's Birth. It is on her blog HERE. I'm also working on getting our own domain for that blog so it will be easier to get to... more on that later! :-)