Friday, January 30, 2009

Creative People

There is something about the way that truly creative people's minds work. On days when I am being cheesy, I like to describe it as a beautiful mystery. A creative can help you to experience something ordinary and making it unique, completely their own, taking you on a journey that you could not experience if not for them. 

Maybe I find it truly intriguing because it's something that I'd like to be, but I'm not sure it's a quality that you can obtain or learn, I think you have to just be born with it. So I'd like to dedicate today's blog to things that I find creative. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do, and I'd love to see what you find creative.

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie 

Sheye Rosemeyer's photography, I find her to be an inspiration:

I really enjoy the art of corid, she has a shop on etsy:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Coming Home

Last month, one of my dear sweet friends moved back to Oklahoma after being gone for a year, living a schedule that was impossibly opposite of mine. And even though she's still 2 hours away, my heart feels more like I'm at home, having her more accessible in my life.

Husband and I made the journey to go see her and her family a couple of weeks ago, and had a grand time meeting their new home, and exploring the whole foods down the street. Completely jealous I am. Love the store. Please, Whole Foods, come and reside in Oklahoma City. I want you, I need you.

I want to start posting some pictures of things that i love, so here it goes. One of the things I love the most about my sweet friend is her creativity, and love of novelty. We had fun seeing all the different types of lettuce, rice, granola. I'm sure all of the earthy people thought we were crazy, like we had never seen fresh rutabaga before. But my most favorite thing we found were these itty bitty little apples at WF, and even though they were ridiculously expensive, couldn't resist buying them. Aren't they just the cutest thing???

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

State of Emergency

It is my utmost opinion that when the place your living is in a "State of Emergency" due to winter weather conditions, that you shouldn't have to go to work that day. You should get to sleep in, and lounge in your pajamas and fluffy slippers. And the only amount of brain power you should have to exert is trying to decide whether or not you can wait a few more minutes to get up to use the restroom, or if you can hang on to a little bit longer to the nice and toasty in your blanket burrow on the couch.

But no. The past two days, I have trudged my way through the ice and snow, ignoring the warnings of weather persons, to get to work and finish those oh-so-important projects that are apparently more important than my LIFE. Each day as I pick up my keys to walk out the door into the winter wonderland, longingly I glance at my couch, wishing to spend some quality time with it. Oh, how I miss you today couch. 

But because of the sour attitude, I've decided to write down 5 things I love about the snow:

1. The morning you wake up after it has snowed, and there is a beautiful blanket of pure, untouched, unhindered snow. So beautiful.

2. My husband starts my car for me. Because of the cold weather, he gets up and turns on my car so that it will be warm and de-iced. This act is one that makes me feel so loved and cared for.

3. Fun memories. Snow that actually sticks is a pretty rare occasion where I live, only once or twice a year, so remembering all the fun times of sledding down neighbors hills, and building up so much that when you are actually playing you sweat to death. So fun.

4. It makes me really appreciate that I am blessed enough to have a warm house to live in.

5. Sometimes you get to stay home from work/school. And hang out on your couch. Only thinking about weather or not to get up and go to the bathroom.

Too bad that #5 wasn't today. But I'm thankful anyway.