Archive | November, 2011

loving

I’m finding our dark days here really beautiful lately, as well as, an empty house and the quiet that comes with that.

Also, loving this video…

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PSSST

I have a little sale going on in my etsy store, 20% off all purchases!  This will be good through Sunday.  Just enter FRIDAYNOIR at checkout!  Also a few new prints have made their way to the shop, happy shopping!

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around these parts

This time of year I become a bit scarce around here.  I am working away in my studio to get portraits completed for holiday gifts and planning our own holiday.  Also, I have quite a few new prints and such to add to my etsy store and plan to have some of that done Friday (along with a little print sale perhaps).

Here are a few new little treasures around our home, along  with a selby film for zara featuring Lucy Chadwick.  I think all of blogsphere is now completely crushing on her and her life/home etc.  Personally I am dying over her coffee carafe.  Seriously, I told my husband if he can find one, he will make my Christmas!  Her whole home is so lovely, simple and so perfectly curated.

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a few little vintage brass deer

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old candles that were my grandmother’s

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our new front door decal from Shanna Murray

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the coveted coffe carafe and stand (oh, and those lights they have anchored to their table) By the way, I did quick google search and it seams I’m not the only one.  Also her glasses seem to be causing quite the stir…


(found via simple lovely)

Oh, and a Happy Thanksgiving to those here in the states!!!

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Business cards

I had some extra business cards sitting around that I did this with last year that I wanted to try another little project with.  Since I ordered them blank on one side I was able to do whatever I wanted, so I painted them!  I love how they turned out.


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a little gold horse

For all my nerves, we ended up having such a great time at the horse show.  As adults we don’t have many opportunities to earn a little gold trophy, so I have to admit, it was pretty fun.  I honestly didn’t expect to do well, and it so wasn’t about that for me, so it was a really nice surprise.  So please excuse my display of winnings, but the 8 year old in me is pretty darn happy.

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My daughter also rode in the show and had her best showing yet, with a first and second place finish!   She also was the one to hand out the ribbons for my class, so it was a pretty perfect mother/daughter day.

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Happy Friday!

I’ve been MIA this week, working on portraits and trying to psyche myself up (and not out) for my first horse show this weekend.  It’s just a casual show at the stable I ride at, but I am nervous as anything.  Wish me luck!

Here were some of my favorite pins this week:

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painting in high heels, gotta love (pinned here)

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using this image as inspiration for a simple but lovely holiday (pinned here)

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fell in love with these beautiful grey sheepskins (via here)

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oh to look this calm and confident while cantering with no saddle (confession: I hate, HATE riding with no stirrups, especially at the canter, which unfortunately is a regular part of learning to ride)

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wrong month

This morning when I took my son in for his flu shot I accidentally dated my signature as being October.  I am still a bit perplexed on how it got to be November so quickly!  Any how, I will be back to regularly posting soon, I’ve been working on portraits and trying to do a little blog/website clean up (sooo time consuming).

In the meantime how fantastic is this cake?

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here via here

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