Wednesday, March 30, 2011

s.t. designs

This is Sarah Tyau.  She is a massively popular DIY blogger (1,500 followers and counting).  She designs new fashions and restyles old clothing.  And she does it all right over my head. 

Sarah and her husband Jay are our landlords and live above our basement apartment.  They are great- so are their cute daughters.  Follow her evolution as a clothing designer online @

(In this picture Sarah is modeling her dress that won Shabby Apple's design contest.  She made it out of one of her mom's temple skirts from the 70's.  It will be available in their Spring Collection.  Go Sarah!)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

pop and slide

(I am thinking I would like to do a series of paintings based off this one-but!-in oil- which will let the colors pop and slide with more impact...hmmm).

Monday, March 28, 2011

awake within a dream- by maria pace-wynters

(This is beautiful and splendid and I want it for my increasingly imaginative and artistic daughter, Myka Krystianna- who has flowing red hair down to her bum.)

Friday, March 25, 2011

etsy ideas for myka's dress








Yes, I am crazy and want to try to make a beautiful baptism dress for my soon to be eight-year-old daughter.  Sewing can be addicting- and Etsy makes finding ideas really easy.  So, of course, whatever dress I copy will be changed for a young girl's body and have sleeves of some sort, or a bolero style shrug- and it will be white or light ivory. 

(I had Myka come sit by me the other night and choose her favorite style- she was not impressed with any except this last lacey, tiered one.  And she did like both sparkly rhinestone headbands.)

Thursday, March 24, 2011



As I stood in line for some photo enlargements at the Provo Costco the other day, I heard the loud 'clickity click' of high heels behind me so I turned around to behold the most sinteresting thing... it was a knockout of a platinum-blonde woman strutting black, leather, thigh-high boots with coordinating black stretch pants and buckled leather jacket. 

This woman was in her late thirties, yet had the curves and waistline that only occur in nature never.  (I mean how does one achieve 2% body fat yet work a heavy bustline and j.lo-esque backside?)  If I sound jealous it's because I sound jealous.  She was turning heads and getting double and tripple takes all over the place- mostly from men- even obviously Mormon men- even men whose wives would never guess they ever let their eyes wander.

I am guessing that 'thigh-high-strutting-Provo-Costco-lady' knew exactly what she was doing in the morning when she squoze into her clothes and then went shopping at the Provo Costco.  She wanted to attract attention and knew what would work.  Part of me is suprised by how many heads she turned, but then not suprised because I was looking too- but not in that way--

And so I am still figuring out how I feel about thigh boot lady and the amount of endowed attention she was getting. 

(Aaron and I discovered some years ago that just because you marry someone- it doesn't mean you never, ever again in your whole life think another human being is attractive.  And so when I tease him at the mall or wherever there may be other beautiful women we see, he tells me, 'a gentleman only looks once'.  But then he didn't see boot lady... I wonder where she is in Provo shopping today....)

Monday, March 21, 2011

girl ball


Young Women Basketball!  Go girls!  I do have a handful of blogreaders who can remember the days when girls were not invited to play sports at church or school or even recreationally.  Thank goodness we are way passed that!  I got to coach our ward's YW this year- (with Aaron's constant help cause I don't play basketball).  These girls were energetic, fearless and had awesome sports(wo)manship.  I loved that I got to be a part of their team.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

auntie meikel

I remember first seeing my baby cousin in 1983 asleep on my aunt's bed in the bay area.  She was about six months old and I thought she was so wonderful.  She turned 28 the other day and I must say it is a beautiful number on her- she is a lovely mother and wife and one of my best friends in the world.  Check out her photography at her blog

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

me and my girls

(every once in a while i have to remember to take a picture with myself in it)