Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Here is our artery clogging breakfast. We usually eat really healthy when we are at home, but all rules seem to go out the window when we are camping or on road trips. If it is any consolation, we washed this down with fruit juice and home made blueberry muffins.
Here is Lac Le Jeune. (Insert your "oooohs" and "ahhhhhhs" here).
This is a pic of us on the dock by the lake making gansta signs... I think the ducks and geese quite enjoyed it. (And just to clarify, for those who's sarcasm detectors are on low today, we aren't actually in a gang).
Some pretty wildflowers we saw along one of the trails - a pretty pic Roger took. (Yah, my man likes to take pics of pretty flowers sometimes... got a problem with that?)
The sun setting. (Insert more "oooohs" and "ahhhhhhs" here).
And the last pic is at Logan Lake, which was on our drive home. I believe this machine is used for mining... but I just wanted to take a pic with it, since it made me feel like a teeny tiny sprite.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Happy day! Today is our third wedding anniversary! Roger and I got married here in Vancouver at Heritage Hall in 2006... wow, seems like only yesterday (insert dreamy sigh here). Here is a pic of our wedding card that we illustrated together and the mini button magnet sets we made as wedding favors.... the whole event had a pink and chocolate brown theme. We googled to see what the traditional third anniversary theme would be (1st is paper, 2nd is cotton), and found out year #3 is... leather?! I know everyone is snickering right now... 'cause that's what we did too. Anyhoo, we will be heading out to a nice dinner tonight to celebrate... can't wait!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Last month I posted some pics of a mystery project that Roger and I were working on together. Well, the time has finally come for the big reveal... and no, it's not a jewelry box, or a bread board (as a few had guessed)... it is a skate deck! Merging our two styles into one (which would mean, of course, that it would be woodburned and have awesome skulls), the deck is our entry for my hubby's company Crooked Walker. The deck is part of Contributor's Smile On Your Brother Art Show, where a selection of international artists and designers were asked to create art boards. All the boards are up for auction online (Aug 24th - Oct. 25th) to help raise funds towards donating 100 skateboards to disadvantaged youth across Canada. Check out the auction here if you want to see some of the other boards, or perhaps make a bid (hint hint).
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
1. cub salad
I am truly hoping someone was trying to make cobb salad and not a salad out of actual cute little cubs.
2. the art of gathering meat with birds
Perhaps this is an ancient lost art that someone is trying to revive. My question is how do you get the meat from the birds, once they have it all... are they known to share?
3. can i have snoopy tattoo?
I don't know... can you?
4. yodel club vancouver
Yodel-lay-he--hooooooo! I didn't know one even existed!
6. burning birds
I am scared of who typed this in. Are you the same person who makes cub salads? Or is this what you do after the birds have collected you some meat?... (which, btw, would make you quite ungrateful indeed).
ps. remember to enter the august giveaway!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Hooray! One of my collages has been included in the children's section of the Etsy Gift Guide! The collage was inspired by one of my favorite movies of all time, Albert Lamorisse's 1956 short film Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon)... I get all sappy whenever I see it. Someone has actually posted the entire film online... so sit back and enjoy it here. It will make your heart warm.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
There I am in front of Albina Press Coffee Shop, where we got our morning fix of Stumptown coffee (the local fave)... I'm on the right waving... the person on the left is just some hipster guy getting his bike, who probably thought I was some crazy lady randomly waving.
Roger is an avid video gamer, so when we heard that there was a big classic arcade called Ground Kontrol, stock full of games and pinball machines from the 80s, we had to make a visit. Even cooler, is that after 5pm, the place turns into a bar, so you can enjoy the games with a nice bottle of beer. I got my ass kicked in every game we played... in my defense though... I was a bit too young to actually play some of these arcade games back in the day. (Roger just gave me a glare, when I made that point... heehee).
One of our fave places to stop when in Portland is Powell's Books... it's like a Chapters and Barnes & Nobles combined and on steroids... but waaaaaaaayyy better and waaaaaay bigger. It's huge and has every book (new and used), you can imagine. Swept up for hours there, we forgot to take pics, so instead I took pics of some of our loot. We scored some nice Edward Gorey books and I bought a copy of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and am loving it so far!
Next stop was Voodoo Doughnut where we indulged in some sweet treats.... Roger got the one with Froot Loops on it (I think we almost went into diabetic shock over this one - it was that sweet) and I got the chocolate and peanut butter glazed doughnut with Rice Crispies... yummy.
And lastly, here is the photo booth pics we took while staying at the Ace. There is a machine in the lobby, so every time we visit Portland we make it a point to get an updated photo.... we forgot to adjust the stool before we put in our money this time, so were trying to guess the right height the photo would be.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This chubby guy (or girl, not sure) was one of the loudest ones... perhaps it was yelling at us "Wwaaarrrghch!" - translation "Welcome to Oregon!"
Stopped in Seaside to walk on the beach and take in the views of the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, the area was a bit in its own weather system and it was a bit chilly and cloudy... so we did not get to use our bathing suits. Sorry that you do not get to see slow motion Baywatch-like photos of us running on the beach... maybe next time, haha.
We were trying to decide on where to eat dinner, and side by side (no joke) were three restaurants called "Pig'n Pancake" "Pudgy's" and "Girdle's"... hmmm, with the tubby sea lions still in my head, we decided to wait until our next stop to grab a lighter bite to eat. (Perhaps I am thinking way to much about it, but is it not weird that the mascoton that sign is inviting people to eat him?... he must be a very naive pig indeed, if he thinks he gets to eat the pancakes).
Which leads to our last stop before getting to Portland that night... Cannon Beach. Again, it was a bit cloudy and cold, but still super pretty. Ok... can't let this side show scroll on forever, so I will post some of our Portland photos tomorrow!