Archive | February, 2013

I myself have so many journals/notebooks but have yet to fill them up! I LOVE notebooks and cannot resist buying them 😀

Why Not Eight

mile markersI’m going to describe a scenario and you tell me if it sounds at all familiar.  So, ask me how many journals/sketchbooks/notebooks I have?  Umm . . . I don’t have that many fingers and toes.  Ask me how many are full?  Two.  Ask me how many are half full? Reply hazy, try again.  Ask me if my husband knows just how much blank space I have to work with, and yet I still feel the compulsion to buy/bind more books?  I decline to answer on the grounds that it may incriminate me.

The problem is that there’s no way to feel a sense of accomplishment in journaling until you fill a book all the way up, and with most journals, that’s going to be a year, at least.  Personally, I can’t keep something up for a year without some feeling that I’ve achieved something or met a goal.

I…

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Favorites Friday: Vintage Inspiration

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1. LetsBacktrack  //  2. Hindsvik   //  3. SesameAndSparrow   //  4. JennaRoseHandmade

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BleuOiseau Photography :: Portfolio 2013

BleuOiseau Photography :: Portfolio 2013

BleuOiseau Photography Portfolio 2013

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We had eggs this morning and my daughter complained for about 5 mins because the hubby mixed it with a ton of other ingredients…she probably would have enjoyed this recipe more:

Five And Spice

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My dear friends, would you be up for bearing with me for just a moment so I can talk about scrambled eggs?

Plain old scrambled eggs.  Not scrambled eggs with crisped asparagus or lacy pieces of prosciutto, not scrambled eggs with cheeses and meats and peppers and mushrooms.  Not scrambled eggs with anything, except perhaps a helpful piece of toast.  Just scrambled eggs.  Soft scrambled eggs.

Scrambled eggs are a staple breakfast of mine, and it has occurred to me – given the many times I have been given not very good scrambled eggs – that this absurdly simple preparation, requiring only a few ingredients and minutes, can be quite tricky to pull off.

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I think, like me, for many people the ideal of scrambled eggs is soft and creamy, a smooth pillowy mound of golden eggs with barely a curd to spear into.  Eminently scoopable eggs, almost like…

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The perfect bath

The perfect bath

Treasury Tuesday: two today ;)

‘Back to basics’ by BleuOiseau

Vintage Glass Beekers, Set of 3- Free Shipping - sesameandsparrow Flower Portrait, Flowers In Her Hair,  5x5 Print, Dreamy, Grey, Yellow, Conceptual, Feminine Fine Art Photography - ellemoss Fill In The Blank Thank You Card - FoxandAnchorPaper Hemp/Organic Cotton Tea Towel - red layered scallop - jennarosehandmade
Mid Century Lounge Chair - Modern, Eames, Side, Wood, Retro - Hindsvik Natural Decor, Dried Baby's Breath, Neutral, Gold, Fine Art Photography, Color 8x8 Wall Print - MySweetReveries State Fair 1935 -- size 6 small s - LetsBacktrack Wood Grain Fabric Burp Cloth Set - MarshMueller
Queen Anne's Lace 8x10 Fine Art Photography Macro Whimsical Flower Pink White Shabby Chic Summer Home Decor Wall Art - laughlovephoto Vintage Wood Office Chair - Mid Century Lounge, Dining, Modern, Retro - Hindsvik Please Come Visit Me In Portland - Postcard 6 Pack  - Six recycled kraft paper postcards - cooljane PINNACLE Head Chain & Hair Clip - BOHOBOcollective
paris camera retro floral photo print - whimsical fine art still life photography, nostalgic, escape, pretty, clothes, vintage - 8x8 - oohprettyshiny Yellow and White Pumpkin Pincushion - SeaPinks Lolli Pins -- Set of 3 Bobby Pins orange, green, blue, teal --stocking stuffer - LollyJoLolli Flowers and Butterflies - kid wall decal - miaandcoADzif

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘Urban + Country’ by BleuOiseau

California Photography, Fpoe, City Life, Cold Blue,  Los Angeles, Travel Photography, Greys, Blues, Wall Decor -Welcome to LA - urbandreamphotos Glass Flower Frog- Free Shipping - sesameandsparrow Organic Cotton Napkins (set of 2) Yellow Tree Houses - jennarosehandmade No.2  Round Concrete  Tea Light  Candle Holder - set of 4 - roughfusion
Ocean Sapphire Array Bracelet Premium Gemstone Ombre Blue Teal Green Handmade Jewelry - ShopClementine Vintage Dress Japanese Dress 50s Dress Pastel Yellow Lace Dress Rockabilly Dress - StandardVintage Solid  Perfume Coquette Light Citrus Lavender Bergamont Organic Essential Oils Vegan Base - CRUSHCOSMETICS bicycle dusk city ghent europe photo print - whimsical fine art architecture photography, enchanting, travel, romantic, dream - 14x11 - oohprettyshiny
sweet vintage white leather children's shoes 1950s baby shoes - ReverseChronology vintage wood accordion clothing dryer from vancraft 1971 - ReverseChronology Fine Art Photograph -- Birch Trees in Winter -- 4x6 - SweetEventide Oversized  Cotton Shrug /Scarf , Long Sleeves with Coconut Buttons in Gray Green - oOlives
After the Rain - 5x7 Fine Art Photography Print - nature leaves woodland forest natural green droplets home decor photograph - riotjane Chocolate brown mug cozy with red button by The Cozy Project - thecozyproject Ruffled Leggings for girls, white jersey knit w/ green dots, stripes, navy  - Mossy Ruffle Leggings  12m/18m, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6, 7/8, 9/10 - MaggieBogart Long Boho Earrings Blue Kyanite Copper Rustic Tribal Woodland fashion rusteam - daimblond

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wild thing

wild thing

simple

simple

green

green

Project redecorate is complete!

So we finally completed my daughter’s room this weekend.  Yeah!

We pretty much had everything ready but were waiting on the mattress.  I got a call Friday saying it was in though it was supposed to be delivered today.

The husband picked it up Saturday and I was so excited to get it all complete…but lo and behold, the foundation was way too high! My daughter would have to get a step stool to get on to her bed.

I was so frustrated to be so close to done that I was going to freak out, lol!  But luckily my husband is a carpenter and just went ahead (with all the scrap wood around) and made slats for the metal bed.

As for the decor, I decided to only buy from one shop because my daughter just loved this print and it matched one that I bought almost 2 years ago.  My daughter is an artist herself so I put a lot of her artwork on display.  I did get her a canvas set of my hummingbirds that I thought added to the room.

I really, really love the paint color and how it brightens her room up now!  So without further ado, check out the new room…

looking into her room, her great grandmother's embroidered art hangs on wall into her room

looking into her room, her great grandmother’s embroidered art hangs on wall into her room

loving all the new storage space and bedding from Land of Nod

loving all the new storage space and bedding from Land of Nod

kept this wall the same

kept this wall the same

BleuOiseau Photography hummingbird 16x16 canvas set...and my son :D

BleuOiseau Photography hummingbird 16×16 canvas set…and my son 😀