Thursday, August 27, 2009


more fun with picnik. features used: crop, color (saturation), focal soften, vignette before after :)


oh seattle... how i love you so. i kind of want to move there. artie and i spent a few days there for our 5 year and to visit one of artie's best friends. i think i would move there just to spend more time at pike place. there's so much more to eat! i packed my bags with pastas, jams, and a few peaches too. the peaches are unreal... i was eating at least one a day. they were so perfectly ripe and juicy! oddly enough i didn't get a picture of one... probably because they didn't last too long before ending up in my tummy.
beautiful flavored pastas
look at all that fresh produce!
the most incredible french toast in the world! made from cinnamon raisin bread with butter and caramel oozing down its sides.
piroshky piroshky. even the air around the bakery tastes delicious.
the elliot bay book company. have i mentioned before that i love bookstores? :)
waterfall with a perfect rainbow
seattle at night from our friend's apartment.

Monday, August 10, 2009

quick links

best class project ever. thinking about soy candles... they have a scent called monkey fart. incredible photography, sweet stories, all around good for a giggle. don't need but still want. looking for a pretty dress. this truly is the best chocolate cake recipe in the world. where to go from here?
wonder where this goes?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


playing with picnik some more :) these are from my trip to taiwan last winter. it's so hard to choose only a handful of pictures to sum up a two week trip. kind of clockwise starting from the top left: 1. beaches of kenting... one of the happiest days of my life. 2. the sun rising over taipei as seen from our hotel room. 3. the taiwanese flag. 4. cedar trees in ailshan. 5. taroko gorge... it was like falling into an old chinese landscape painting. 6. a HELLO KITTY ferris wheel. 7. another shot of kenting. 8. chiang kai shek memorial. i feel like taiwan doesn't get as much love as other asian countries when it comes to tourism. but there's so much to SEE and EAT! you're simply bombarded with food. unfortunately, i don't eat seafood or pork (a travesty to any asian) so i ate a ton of cabbage which i now will admit is a lot tastier in taiwan. it's sweeter. and i can't get enough of chinese watercress, a vegetable (it's name is literally "a vegetable"), and pretty much any other green thing. everywhere you turn there's food... regardless of where in taiwan you are standing, you will never say "geeze there's nowhere to eat around here." and the scenery... beaches, mountains, city skylines... it's got it all. i'm hungry... can i get some beef noodle soup?

Monday, August 3, 2009

i love labels

pretty labels are popping up all over the internet and the only reason why i haven't labeled everything i own (chairs, notebooks, the bunny) is because i can't decide which ones i want to use. iDiY always has loads of free printable labels and they did a great series of posts *for the love of (free) labels* with labels from lovely bloggers everywhere. these were some of my favs :)
labels from creature comforts
labels from just something i made these will be made into mini bookplates this week :) label away friends!