Sunday, December 30, 2007

Let's Run Away

and build a cabin. then we can drink hot toddy's eat lentilles de Puy, listen to swedish music, share blankets and build fires.


Anamorphic Cups

kinda love 'em

by Ross McBride



From Indexed


I miss it.

I wish shit like this happened to me.

(photo via Mareen Fischinger.)

Update: They're Everywhere!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sicky Sick Sick

I'm sick. I need to stop moving and get well for New Year's Eve.

I think i'll lay in bed tomorrow and search the internet and watch mooo - oovies.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Day

Snow, flocks of birds and my own little beasts.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Drawings of People With Glasses

I was just reminded of this book by Jon Huck. I love his breakfast series and might have to post my own tomorrow. The drawings are equally grand.

xox jon huck.


My good pal Steph is in town for the holidays. I took her to Broder because:
jess & steph + aebelskiver & lemon curd + roasted squash + mini square cast iron pans & individual mini oven mitts = so much cuteness and love i might vomit rainbows. and kittens.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Portland Art Center Panels

Only 2 days left to go see 'em and buy one. Good last minute affordable art gift.


Bah Humbug!

I have been busy, busy, busy trying to catch up and acclimate to a new personal chef gig that is turning out to be a lot more work than I have anticipated. The funny thing about that is I have tons of new recipes to post to unique eggbeater but no time.

Unlike most bloggers I probably will get more posted over the holidays than I can under normal conditions. And, I look forward to it.

I will sleep in. Eat a delicious breakie. Open presents and watch the kitties open their (*ahem) delights. (giggle giggle)

Until then I leave you with a link to Keetra Dean Dixon's website that is bursting with visual delights. I found her through Tornados in Brooklyn.


Monday, December 17, 2007

Where is my new purse?

Is it here:

or here:

or here?


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Eco- Skirt

I swear I was looking for something else. I officially add this skirt from Levis' Eco line to my holiday wish list. In fact I love the whole outfit. Sweater tights, high heel brown Mary Jane's.


Gift Ideas

Some are having a hard time with holiday shopping so here are some ideas to make life easier:

1.) French Shopping Basket for Sauvie's Island vists. I like the one with the long handles.

2.) Books with Yellow Covers (the yellow cover thing is a coincidence but they would look fantastic next to each other on my night stand.)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
No One Belongs Here More Than You

3.) Big Comfy Socks

4.) Made Her Think 1, 2, 3,

5.) Dainties

6.) Wolphin

7.) Art in America

8.) Affordable Art

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

That Reminds Me

Oh, old book art is fun. I like these 3d book alterations by Thomas Allen.

Green Graffiti

This is Edina Tokodi. She makes graffiti out of moss. I love how art is reflective of current socio-political topics. Just another great example. Read about her here.

Little Black Flats

I go through black flats. Quickly.

I've needed a new pair for about 2 months.

I like this pair, need, noted, cute as can be, yes please, & these

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I'm finished studying and now just waiting to take the final.

(I hate waiting.)

I saw this site of pictures of people and their breakfast via vic.

Love it!


I have my last anatomy exam today. After nine long months of anatomy and physiology I am one test away from being done!

I think this calls for a glass of wine. After the test of course.

Monday, December 10, 2007

R.I.P. Blueprint

I'm actually a bit sad. Read about it here.

Does anyone know what happens to subscriptions?

Friday, December 7, 2007


I am a sucker for jammies. I like the dainty, super soft cotton anything-s. I had a pajama renaissance after spending the entire week writing papers in my lounge wear. Then I took inventory and realized that I have the same rotating sets that I have worn for 5 years and they are grungy.

I love the new looks here, here & here.

Soap Making

Last year I made a bunch of soaps for family members as holiday gifts. It was great of impromptu hostess gifts etc. I don't really have the time this year but if anyone else does I highly recommend it. I order my supplies from a great company in Bellingham, WA called Bramble Berry. They have a great selection of organic soap bases, bali sea salts and dried flowers for additives.

We also made moisture rich bath bombs and soy candles. I really liked this idea of making Savon de Marseille with melt and pour bases. I'm almost regretting my decision to not do this for gifts this year.

What a treat!

(image via martha stewart)


Someone special is getting the Diane+ from me this year. I think they will be super excited. I am hoping that I will get some prints for my walls out of the deal.

Maybe I'll throw in some expired film to boot.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Children's Books

I am super nostalgic about things from my childhood. I share this passion with my sister. When I was growing up my Favorite kids book was "But No Elephants" by Jerry Smath. It has been out of print for ages but I thought that I would search amazon just in case.

What I found was not only did sellers have used copies but they were selling them for dirt cheap plus shipping. I got two copies from a local book sellers but the combined total was less than $10 for two.

I searched again for another book I wanted to get for my whole family but am not in a position to spend $20/ ea on top of their gifts. There were 3+ copies for about $5.00/ea including shipping.

Gift giving is looking up for this lady on a budget.

What is your favorite children's book?

Silhouette Masterpiece Theater

I found these on a swap partners blog. Totally love them.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Clark and Michael

My internal conversation goes something like:
Evil Jessica: Dang these two are adorable in the nerdy, sloppy first kiss, fumbling make-out kinda way.
Good Jessica: Yes, young. They are practically fetuses.
Evil Jessica: What? I can still look and from a distance. The one in brown is looking right at me saying "yeah you hottie" with his eyes....and body. Plus I think the one in yellow has a (hetero-notmaive) boner you just can't see it. NSFW you know?
Good Jessica: Get to work on your papers and stop watching their videos. Your drool is going to damage your keyboard and make your computer short circuit or something. Then there will be no nerds for you!

No seriously. This site will suck up like 12 hours of your day if you let it. Hooray for the cleverly hip, the young and the motivated!

Seattle only 86 miles away!

This is a picture of I-5 and an overpass after the recent floods. It really brings it home.

What to Wear: Company Holiday Party

I like these skirts. ( Can't remember where I found it but it is most likely foreign.)
And these outfits from lucky outfit of the day:

I have a problem with buying new things for specific events. I rarely have the chance to get something new so I want to be able to wear it all the time. Not just to some schmancy holiday party.

This negates the fun things like sparkle and satin in most cases.

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