Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Music Tuesday

March 29, 2011 Music Tuesday In heavy rotation this week, Top to bottom and left to right: Broken Bells Arcade Fire: Funeral Tom Waits: Blue Valentine The Dead Weathers: Sea of Cowards (Jack White's other other band). Amy Winehouse: Back to Black (I really wish Amy would get her shit together and make another album). The Beatles: Rubber Soul

And finally, I've had some knitting success.

I would really love it if you would share more of your favorite albums.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nature Love

March 24, 2011

Nature Love

I spotted a heart in the roots of the next door neighbors tree today.
I've been walking past this tree for 13 years.

I wonder what else I haven't been seeing that's right in front of me.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Music and an Awesome Trip to the Antique Store

March 22, 2011

Music and an Awesome Trip to the Antique Store

Reading and researching your favorite albums has inspired me to keep up on my,
Tuesday: Music Post Day.
Two music posts counts for dedication, right?

In heavy rotation this week:

Left to right, top to bottom:

The Kills: Run Home Slow (Remixes')

White Lies: Ritual.
- This is my favorite album of the year (so far).
The White Lies are three English lads that make melancholy rock.
Think Joy Division, The Smiths, A-Ha, Portishead, The Cure.

Thom Yorke : The Erasure
(Radioheads frontman).

Eurythmics: Greatest Hits.

The Beatles: Abbey Road

Pulp: His and Hers.
Pulp came with the 1990's brit pop movement along with Oasis, Blur, Massive Attack, Katie Moss, Tony Blair, Princess Di's death and Portishead.
I love Jarvis Cocker. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cache.clean-cut.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/83_JarvisCocker_L281005.jpg&imgrefurl=http://clean-cut.org/tag/different-class/&usg=__u5zoKBf_OnL81KYqOR7UoKrgOSA=&h=184&w=300&sz=94&hl=en&start=0&sig2=sSxdTDXC2viqcuCBl5zNxg&zoom=1&tbnid=6SKVeiL0R1UY-M:&tbnh=103&tbnw=168&ei=JmuJTYL2G4v6sAODwcmYDA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Djarvis%2Bcocker%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us%26rlz%3D1I7ADSA_en%26biw%3D1419%26bih%3D735%26tbm%3Disch%26prmd%3Divnsuolfd&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=933&vpy=147&dur=118&hovh=147&hovw=240&tx=143&ty=88&oei=JmuJTYL2G4v6sAODwcmYDA&page=1&ndsp=35&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0

I went to Sandy Antique Mall today and found a few great things!

I've been looking for a side table for Freya's new bedroom. (Coming soon).

I love the woodwork on this piece.
Attention to detail makes all the difference.
It was also the right colors and $45.

I picked up the knit, baby pink sweater and Charles/Di plate for an additional $3.50.

My favorite score of the day is this mini white bench.
I rarely pass up small benches because you can use them in so many different ways.
(This one was $10).

I haven't been antiquing for several months and I had a super lucky day!
Please share more of your favorite albums.
It was good fun for all!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Baby Shower

March 21, 2011

A Baby Shower

Saturday afternoon I co-hosted a shower.
(Thanks Aunt Elaine and Chelsea).

My cousin Sarah is having her first baby.

I went to Harmons for flowers Saturday morning and came home with these anemone's.
($2.50 ea.)

I quickly pushed them into pots.
There is no sun in Utah so they may be dead in a few days.

Cucumber sandwiches
Peanut butter sandwiches
English biscuits from Pirate O's (in Draper)
Spinach salad with almonds, crasins and like raspberry vinaigrette.
Sun Chips
Tea from The English Pantry (in Sandy), with lemon, sugar and honey.
Elaine and Chelsea put together a yummy luncheon.
I had fun playing with my dishes.
A great time was had by all.

My mama.

The little girls ate a lot of biscuits.
Freya: "Mom they're cookies not biscuits."

Lots of family came together for the first time in awhile.
Love was in my home!

Cookies, chips PB&J and a tea party.

Chelsea and Elaine.
My aunt Elaine has been a nurse for 20+year and I really admire her.

Belly to belly.
My sweet cousin Sarah (pink stripes) and my sister-in-law Marti.

We all fell in love with this knit hat. (My sister Katie has great taste)!
I would love to learn how to make them.
It was a Best Day Ever day.
P.S. Saturday night we had the best family Scrabble game ever.

and I won for the first time ever).

Cheers to a new week

Happy Hair Cut

March 19, 2011

Happy Hair Cut

My sister Katie came over yesterday afternoon to give us all haircuts.
Kate convinced me to go dark in December and I have really not liked it.

I love my new cut and color.
I told Katie how I wanted it cut and she went from there.
She did a bang up job!

Katie is going to put some pink coloring in Freya's hair next week.
Of course Freya is over the moon.

Chris' Morrissey tee finally made it to the rag bin.
I saved some of him.
I may make a pillow so I can sleep with Morrissey every night.

My sweet husband on St. Paddy's Day!
Thanks to everyone who shared there favorite albums.
I love it and have a lot of new music to listen to.
Please e-mail me your addresses to oliver_freya@yahoo.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


March 15, 2011


Music is your only friend. - The Doors
My love of music comes from my dad.

He has requested many times for The Door's: When the Music Over, to be played at his funeral minus the line 'Cancel my subscription to the resurrection'.

I can't say how much I have enjoyed looking up and listening to your favorite albums and songs.

Music is a best friend of mine.

(Obviously I'm having spacing issues and I'm a lazy blogger and don't care to fix it).

I am going to commit Tuesdays to listing five albums I really like.

Above: from left to right and top to bottom.

U2: No Line On the Horizon

Cat Power: Jukebox

The Raconteurs: Consoler of the Lonley

Annie Lennox: Songs of Mass Destruction

Neko Case: The Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

Loud music plus chores and sewing while Oliver and Freya are at school = a good day.

I can accept five more comments.,
If you've commented please e-mail me your address and a color preferrance.

Cheers everyone!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Somethings Seem Springy

March 14, 2011

Somethings Seem Springy

Spring banners are springy.
If you would like one leave a comment on this post listing five albums you really like.
I know at least twenty people read my blog so I expect to give away twenty banners.

I need to get over the fact that my voice is baby girlish and post a video of banner making.
It is ridiculously easy and fast.
That's why I can sew up thirty in a weekend.

Bubbles are springy and we go through gallons throughout the warmer months.

Oliver's Birthday is springy.
He turned 13 on March 12.
His mates from school came over for sandwiches and then we went to the Nicklecade.
I laughed all afternoon at the things young teenagers say and think about.
Like "If he teases you again "word up" all in his face"
I asked them if bullying is as predominate as the media makes it out to be and they all said no.
Also they said everybody gets made fun of, it's how you choose to react to it that matters.
"Ya have to through back the heat dude!"

Yesterday we celebrated Oliver's birthday with family at my parents house.
The girls love to pile on Oliver and he loves it too.

Laney, she has an iron will.

Katie and my mama.

My mama knitting.

Cheeky Danny.

Chris made yummy taco soup for everyone and baked a cake.
I'm happy he enjoys cooking.
I don't enjoy it at all.
I don't like touching food I was a waitress for a day.
You have to touch a lot of eaten food to be a waitress.

Chris doesn't like to dig in the dirt and I love dirt.
It's a good trade off.
Actually I love all physical labor.
Chris hates being sweaty and getting his hands dirty.

My mama tells the story of Little Red Ridding Hood.

My family is great and I love them in two hour doses once a week.