Monday, August 31, 2009
One day left!
This lady has big plans of sailing around the world.
24 months, 24,000 miles.
Jacob showed this to me. I think he is jealous someone is doing it before him.
I've got my money on a sailor hat.
Although, I wish I could afford to get a coconut in the mail.
Posted by jess r. at 8:43 AM
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This past weekend we went to clear lake near Bend.
We rented a row boat, had a picnic and stayed until dusk.
It was quite spectacular. You could see straight to the white sandy bottom at points it was 100 feet down and you could still see everything underneath.
There are free standing petrified trees in the middle of the lake that you can row right over. It appears that you are going to hit them but then you get there and realize the tops are still a good 10+ feet below you.
So great. I want to go back right now.
Posted by jess r. at 9:25 AM
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Jacob said I could help design the inside of the camper.
I wonder if he knows what that means.
He already gave the go ahead for table cloths and we discussed designing the table so that it has a built in vase holder. That way the flowers won't spill as he is off roading for the best surf spot. The table cloths will of course, have to be customized with a hole in the middle to fit around the vase.
I think this wallpaper company had exactly what I have in mind.
Posted by jess r. at 9:04 AM
Monday, August 24, 2009
I've been joking about wanting to go on a honeymoon lately.
You know, minus the marriage part.
The boy and I are headed to Puerto Vallarta in November.
A good excuse to buy a J.Crew one-piece with an end of season discount.
Any suggestions of things we should see or do?
Posted by jess r. at 8:40 AM
Friday, August 21, 2009
Last fall and winter were particularly hard on me.
I'm not sure why.
After nearly 18 years of living in Portland I would consider myself a seasoned, rainy-season vet.
I think it had something to do with the dark mornings and an equally dark-mooded roommate.
Either way, I have been preparing myself for the rain to start basically since it stopped.
I will be well armed with sweaters, SAD lightbulbs, cooking adventures and TONS of creative projects.
Closed's Fall & Winter 09/10 collection made me perk up about what's ahead.
Like busting out my black, trench coat and woven, wool scarf.
Posted by jess r. at 10:00 AM
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I got my sewing area all set up yesterday.
Well, I moved it. Hopefully this new space will prove to be useful.
My inspiration for said move?
Browsing all the free patterns on Burda site.
I have piles and piles of fabric and I hope to make a good dent in it over the next week.
Starting with this skirt and a good navy, school-girl plaid.
Posted by jess r. at 10:07 AM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
It's been awhile since I have wanted to but I need it now.
Let's run away and build this house.
Quite honestly, I am sick of roommates.
I have only had them for one year but that is enough.
I knew better when I was younger.
We can have rooftop dinner parties for me.
Rooftop stargazing for you. Telescope and all.
I can imagine working all day in a well-lit office, filled purely with natural light.
There is your shop out back.
Quiet mornings. Owls at night.
The first meal made is coq au vin.
We can eat it while watching whatever film you like.
I'll most likely drink too much wine and fall asleep half way through.
Please? Can we? Let's run away.
Posted by jess r. at 4:02 PM
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
I've spent years scouring antique stores and Goodwills for Julia Childs' books.
At 5, I preferred the french chef to sesame street.
Read Julie + Julia and wished I had thought of it.
Listened to every subsequent interview with the author, Julie Powell.
I have been patiently waiting since hearing Meryl Streep was cast as Julia Child, to see this movie.
6 more days.
I cannot wait.
Until then....an old clip.
Posted by jess r. at 9:46 AM