Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Very Cute Reason to Baby-Proof the Casa

Introducing the newest "Z".....Wee Peyton-Pea:

Saturday just can't get here fast enough - we met him last weekend, but needed some time to feel certain about our decision. And, to baby proof!

Our boy is just about 2 months and very, very sweet. A real purring lover-lou. It will be so lovely to have him here. I hope. We still worry a bit about how Iris will respond, but I finally decided that at some point in time there will be an actual human child here at the house whom we will all have to transition our lives around...why not start with Peyton?

So there.

I've been visiting everyone's blogs, but trying to hold a healthy distance from the adoption circuit on some level. It can be a real challenge to balance for me sometimes. July will mark 2 years of the buttercup blog - so, if you've been following along, you know about one of my frequent coping strategies. Sewing.

Here are pics of my latest etsy project - The Spirit of 76' Owls.

Sweet Baby James:

Rooster the Owl:

and, Mandy:

Please click on the corresponding name-links above to see more pics and to read my nostalgia-laced owlish descriptions! C'mon, humor me. I'm having a lot of fun with my creative outlet and a couple of my campy little items have made it into the etsy gift guides. That was pretty darn cool to see.

I've got some new ideas that I'm working on, but I have a feeling that a small furry kitcat is about to take over the place & wonder how much trouble Peyton will create with my sewing supplies? More pictures to come and stories about our recent visit to the Big Apple - God I love that place.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tuna Will Be Required

We are taking our girl to the vet. It will be the first time since we adopted her 4 years ago. Why, you ask? Because that is what the rescue group requires and we think Iris needs a companion.

I get all excited thinking about having one of these little guys scampering around.

Who knows what will happen, the siamese rescue group is very particular and may not allow us to adopt a kitten as Iris is over the age limit. I'm hoping that they will forgive us for not taking her to the vet sooner as I think they were expecting us to have her in for annual visits...

If you have a cat, do you take them in annually? Even if they are indoor only?? I never have.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Don't Go Under...

Somehow Seal speaks to me:

Maybe a little bit more uplifting, whilst still being authentic.

My goal in life.

Working it out, people. Working it out. This girlfriend needs time, ok? Its been 2 f'ing years...24 months, ok???

Seal. Breathing. Good times.....

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Big Day

Sometimes my heart feels worn out at the knees....

"The sun
Is blinding
Dizzy golden, dancing green
Through the park in the afternoon
Wondering where the hell
I have been
" - Suzanne Vega

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Holy Guacamole!

Do you have one of these in your garden shed?

Yeah, neither did I. Neither did my dad, or anyone else that I know for that matter. So, when I went to the hardware shop looking for one, I wasn't sure what I'd end up with.

Here is the reason why I needed a "Fruit Picker" - or, more accurately, the reasons why I needed a "Fruit Picker":

Can you see the amazing avocado beauties up there?

We've been living in our home for 5 years and I have never seen more than a puny singleton lying on the ground. Usually the poor thing was invaded by a slug and then promptly tossed in the green bin. This year there was some serious gold up in that there tree and I was determined to harvest every last bit of it.

Pretty successful, I was:

I picked 18 of those bad boys!!! All by myself...and I'm short. Pretty cool, I must say. The Fruit Picker rules!

Productive in the sewing arena as well, I completed a couple of new owls for my etsy shop. For a dose of cute, I'd like to show off, Carly from my "Summer of Love" collection:

Click here to see more pictures and for cheeky bio on this groovy bird.

Good times. Hope you weekend was lovely, too. xo

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Retail Therapy

Sometimes it works! Don't these fresh little Ked's wedgies make you smile? The shoe guy gave me a completely unexpected 30% discount. It definitely pays to be nice to the sales dudes.

I was so happy that I booked a lavender mojito pedicure for this afternoon. Nice, new independent place...

More on that later.

Iris loves it when I get new shoes, too!