Bumbershoot Music & Arts Fest – Seattle, WA

 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Fest   Seattle, WA

Bumbershoot is this coming weekend, Sept 3-5, 2011. I know. I promise to start doing these road trips a little further in advance so you can actually, oh, I don't know, maybe PLAN to go!

Anyway, Bumbershoot is one of the granddaddies of the current music fest trend. Held in Seattle, WA, 2011 is the 41st year for it. Bumbershoot is now the largest urban arts festival in North America. Covering all forms of art – from music to dance, comedy and film, spoken word and visual art (painting, sculpture, etc.), there's something for everyone.

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Fashion Friday: Caftans

I know, I know.  Caftans?  Are you crazy?  Honestly, I had the same reaction!  I was totally like “NO way am I gonna be caught out in a caftan!” These aren’t your mama’s (or grandma) caftans, though.  They’re cute, and dare I say it, kind of hot.

 Fashion Friday: Caftans
Iconic Sequined Caftan – Sir Alistair Rai

Silk. Sequins.  Great new, neutral color.

I’d pair this with skinny jeans or leggings.  Maybe a wide or skinny belt, too, to change up the line.

2 Truths 1 Lie – 8/25 – REVEALED!

Sadie over at Randomosity is hosting this fun blog hop.  Everyone has played this before, right?  If not, the name is fairly self-explanatory.  There’s 3 statements, 2 of which are true.  You have to guess which one is false.

2truths1lie 2 Truths 1 Lie   8/25   REVEALED!

1. I ate cereal for breakfast
2. I love anything with peanut butter.
3.I love to swim.

Take your best guess in the comments.  I will reveal which is which on Saturday, so come back and find out!

 ***********Revealed********

#1 was my lie.  I actually had brownies for breakfast.  Yes, plural.

I like just about anything with peanut butter.  During the warmer months, I practically live in the water. 

Ways to Update Your Home

 Ways to Update Your Home

I recently moved from “our” house into my apartment.  Our house that had the great furniture that we had hunted down and lovingly refinished.  The great artwork that went perfectly with the refinished furniture.  The pillows that made everything homey and oh-so-comfy.

My new place has, well, me.  And frankly, it’s kind of sad. I’ve yet to put up any artwork.  I haven’t made – or even purchased – any pillows.  No tchochkies.  Heck, I’ve only unpacked the things that I really needed.  Well, that’s about to change!  Here are a few ways to update your home:

 Ways to Update Your Home

1. Bottlecap Tray from Sweet Something Designs
2. Wheat Pillows from V and Co.
3. Chickenwire Memo Board from Under the Sycamore
4. Gather Up Pillow from Pink Chalk Studio

lead pic from BHG.com

How To Make Your Own Stickers & Seals Tutorial

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Have you ever wanted to know how to make your own stickers and seals?  I’m going to teach you how!
how to make your own stickers How To Make Your Own Stickers & Seals Tutorial

Have you seen those big, fancy stickers that people use for seals on their packages?  Have you priced them out lately?  PHWEW, talk about getting pricey!  Wanna know a secret?  They’re super-simple, and really quick to make.  I will teach you how to make your own stickers and seals.
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