.a la orange.

.this is what happens to an orange when it is cooked for 45 minutes in wine... It's a piece of art. {click on the image to see it up close}.


.dave's dog.

.THIS is my friend Dave's dog - Fenway....he's been asking me to post these for the past month of so. He's such a cute pup!! I particuarily love the photo on the right of him at Fenway Park. HAHA.

.oh, hello.

.I found this and I l.o.v.e. its simplicity. .......yes...


.milly art.

.I posted this a while ago and I needed to repost it as a reminder of the art I use to create. I did this before I really started painting. I actually picked dried paint off of a plate, pasted it on the canvas and painted over it with tons of layers. I need to start being more C.R.A.Z.Y again with my paintings....seriously.

.PS: this is sitting in my brother's basement in HOT-LANTA. awesome. haha, I might take it back.


.interesting fact.

.the LOW point in the S&P 500 from the last recession {after the tech bubble burst} was on October 9th, 2002. The BULL Market that followed hit its HIGH on October 9th, 2007.

.We are now 30 points or 3.7% away from hitting that low from 2002. Ugh.


.I've been posting a lot of my photos lately and less design stuff...I promise to post some design stuff soon. I love this picture and the shadow of the bee in the left bottom corner. Doesn't the bee look so dainty with his legs crosssed! How proper.



.out and about in Jamestown, Rhode Island this weekend....dreary day, but I was able to find some cool photos.


.Thanksgivin' Menu.

.Thanksgiving Dinner Menu.

.Sooooo, looks like my cousin-in-law Mel and I are cooking part of the dinner this year...luckily, my mother-in-law isn't making me do the really important stuff like the Turkey & Stuffing...wise decision on her part!.

.Mel will be cooking the traditional Rhode Island dishes and I will be cooking the traditional Southern dishes. My mom has LOTS of awesome recipes to share on her blog....I'm finally getting her to post more before she goes back to France!.

.here is an old post I did of our Thanksgiving table at my parent's house in NC a few years back...


.Ziptrek in British Columbia.

.Danny - this is for you... Can we go back immediately??.


.milly pages.

.excerpt from the milly pages....I love this table, but I think I especially love the yellow painting. Not sure where I pulled this from, it has been in my book for a while and I still like it!.


.cloud theme?.

.when I was posting about clouds today, I remembered this picture that I took at my friend's wedding in upstate NY. So maybe crazy clouds are a Northern thing? This was an AWESOME day.

.Clouds in Rhody.

.There is something about the clouds in Rhode Island... I guess being this close to the water creates the perfect atmosphere for crazy clouds? I am fascinated with them!

.These were taken in various spots around RI ~ Smithfield, Portsmouth & Newport.
{click on the image to enlarge}


.new word.

.horripilation: {haw-rip-uh-LAY-shuhn}, noun: the act or process of the hair bristling on the skin, as from cold or fear; goose flesh.

.So this is what goose bumps are really called. WOW....who knew?.

.window boxes.

.Dan needed window boxes for his office, so I created these today.

.one is a combo of parsley, mint & rosemary (thought it would smell good & they are hard to kill) and the other is ivy & Orchids (little bit easier to kill). His window gets full sun on one side & partial sun on the other, so I thought this would be a perfect combo. Now let's just hope he doesn't kill them. HAHA.

.East Side, Providence.

.out & about on the East Side today... The first picture was taken at Prospect Park & the 2nd one is on Benefit Street. I love the black doors....so New England!


.then again.

.It also means that these days are coming back again...


.Makes me long for days like these...

.rain drops.

.another picture taken around my work's campus. All of this rain is really depressing.



.I refuse to comment on politics, but isn't this picture awesome!??!.


.chandeliers & velvet.

.this is a before & after from Brooke Giannetti (Velvet & Linen OR Giannetti Homes). I'm such a sucker for beautiful chandeliers and ummmm, VELVET. thx, Brooke!



.I took these pictures last week ~ Fall in Rhode Island. I have this painful feeling that Fall has already peaked :( ....

.I am in denial.

.black spots = birds.

.EVERYDAY, as I leave work, they are always doing something ridiculous. There have been at least 2 occasions where I took a 'flying poo' to my windshield. BUT, nevertheless, they were there and NOW it gets dark three hours entirely too early so I bet I won't see them.

.still in denial.

.(click on image for a larger view, really cool, birds everywhere!! see the top of the tree? crazy, right?).

.custom candles.

.So I am pretty much in LOVE with this idea and while I don't currently have a dining room table (sad), I can still pretend.
.According to the article from Country Living, all you need is wax, wicks, putty & a candy thermometer, all of which can be found at a craft store like Michaels. The article has more detailed information on the process....

.Dusk on the 9th.

.one great golf hole...