Road Trip: day 11, Helllooooo, Chicago!

Posted on September 27, 2010

Road Trip: day 11, Helllooooo, Chicago! Did Betsy mention what a hero I am?  I mean, seriously, there was SO much rain on the way to Chicago.  I basically drove through an ocean to get us to Chicago.  A crashing, frothing, insane ocean filled with rabid monkeys and spooked horses.  It was ridiculous.  And while we're on the subject, what about if someone invented something so... Read More

Road Trip: day 10.5, oh yeah...the storm part

Posted on September 24, 2010

Road Trip: day 10.5, oh yeah...the storm part So we left birdies with some nosh from YJ's---the single most recommended eats to us in KC---mmmmmm, SO good.  Then we got on the road. This is what met us for…weeeeell, pretty much the ENTIRE ride up to Chicago: That's right folks.  Like 10 hours of rain.  Torrential rain.  Rain that overpowered the sound of the radio as it wailed... Read More

Road Trip: Day 10, a birdie in a storm.

Posted on September 23, 2010

Road Trip: Day 10, a birdie in a storm. A girl needs some good support! (know what I’m sayin’??) birdies is somethin' special.   Just before we left KC, we met with our last sweet spot shop, birdies. I.    love.    birdies. There is something so nice about having an expert do expert things with your tee-tahs.  WHOA!  That sounds craZAY, but I actually mean it in a very... Read More

Road Trip: day 9, Things that happened in KC.

Posted on September 22, 2010

Road Trip: day 9,  Things that happened in KC. We saw... loads of interesting art...and fountains...everywhere!   castles for houses.  tons of them.   cool colors and architecture We shopped...     hobbs, inc in Lawrence, Kansas.  successful meetings at the most lovely shops!   new wooden bracelet. found at Colfax (look for b & i here in mid-October).   Steph shopped betsy & iya. beautiful woman with her... Read More

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 6

Posted on September 18, 2010

We couldn't have asked for a lovelier first day in Kansas City.  It's more humid here than Boulder and Denver, but not quite as hot.  It's lush; the neighborhoods bend and amble into one another.  Fountains spurt.  It reminds me in some ways of Norfolk, where I grew up.  A lot of the same trees, grass, bends in the road,... Read More

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 5

Posted on September 17, 2010

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 5 Another driving day, folks.  We tore across eastern Colorado and Kansas, stopped to get our air conditioner "fixed," "worked out," and tore some more. ***Song of the Moment: Tropicalia, by Beck*** Read More

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 5

Posted on September 17, 2010

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 5 Another driving day, folks.  We tore across eastern Colorado and Kansas, stopped to get our air conditioner "fixed," "worked out," and tore some more. ***Song of the Moment: Tropicalia, by Beck*** Read More

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 4

Posted on September 16, 2010

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 4 I can't believe it's only been four days and we're having so much fun and success.  On day 4, we really knocked a couple out of the park.  If you've been checking up on us on Facebook, you've probably already booked your airfare to Denver/Boulder.  Not only is it gorgeous, not only are the people friendly, not only is it... Read More

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 4

Posted on September 16, 2010

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 4 I can't believe it's only been four days and we're having so much fun and success.  On day 4, we really knocked a couple out of the park.  If you've been checking up on us on Facebook, you've probably already booked your airfare to Denver/Boulder.  Not only is it gorgeous, not only are the people friendly, not only is it... Read More

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 3

Posted on September 15, 2010

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 3 Today, we stopped. I heart Boulder. And we had the best day.  Boulder is beautiful.  W is beautiful.  Life is beautiful.  We love the shops we're meeting with, the mountains, the town, the people.  Yes...the people.  Again, I am reminded (my favorite reminder) why I do this.     spiraling. (like, in a good way)   Earlier today, W asked... Read More

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 2

Posted on September 14, 2010

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 2 News flash, folks: Wyoming. is. boring.  I mean... it's really beautiful.  I guess by boring, I really mean, homogenous.  But then again, that's not all together true either.  There were color and geographical variations, but I've never seen as many back to back "No Services" exits.  The theme of the day was brown.  Let's play find the brown, shall we!? ... Read More

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 2

Posted on September 14, 2010

The Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 2 News flash, folks: Wyoming. is. boring.  I mean... it's really beautiful.  I guess by boring, I really mean, homogenous.  But then again, that's not all together true either.  There were color and geographical variations, but I've never seen as many back to back "No Services" exits.  The theme of the day was brown.  Let's play find the brown, shall we!? ... Read More

the Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 1

Posted on September 12, 2010

the Great betsy & iya Road Trip: day 1 Sitting is hard, people!  But let me tell you what: after the marathon 3 weeks we've had getting ready for this road trip, a day in the car felt like a wonderful vacation.   my birthday watch!   We drove like this for 3 hours.   A forest farm. I love these rows!   these things are massive. YAY wind... Read More

I'm going on a road trip and I'm taking...

Posted on September 08, 2010

Did anyone else play this game at summer camp?  You'd all sit around a campfire and have to say all the items that were said before you and then add one of your own before passing it to the next sugared-up, marshmallow fiend?  Except usually, you'd be going some place cool, like the moon or Jupiter. Well, it's for realz... Read More

Moments.

Posted on June 24, 2010

Moments. ...from the last few months. lots of love. ***Song of the Moment: undertaker, by M. Ward*** Read More

Job Perks.

Posted on April 26, 2010

Job Perks. Just before I met up with the other wonderful women on the Handmade Marketplace panel to speak at Etsy Headquarters, we checked into this Brooklyn hotel: and snuggled up in our cubby bed... outfit of the day: boyfriends, tight pants, and cowboys. Loved it.  every minute of it. I'll leave you with one of my favorite Brooklyn-based bands: ***Song of... Read More

Moments from the Road.

Posted on April 13, 2010

Moments from the Road.  I love every little bit of my job.  It takes me to family, old friends, and new adventures.  I have so much to share with you.  Here is just a small offering. I always learn so much when I go away. I find that fascinating. ***Song of the Moment:  Today, by Dr. Dog*** Read More

The Way I Am: things that never stop.

Posted on March 09, 2010

The Way I Am:  things that never stop.   I keep waiting for things to slow down... for when I'll sit down and write a meaningful post, share those pictures with you, reply to those emails, get in touch with that friend I haven't talked to in so long, workout more regularly, go to Cathedral Park more often, etc etc, blah blah.  I keep waiting for all of... Read More

Live Aloha.

Posted on September 22, 2009

Live Aloha. (I know you want more wedding pics, and they're coming, I promise.  We're just waiting for the final pics to come around and I'm just trying to get used to normal, uninterrupted life again.  In the meantime, the honeymoon...) We'll start simply and from the bottom of our hearts. We made each other laugh SO hard that day (every day)... Read More

Cherry Blossoms in Wonderland.

Posted on August 05, 2009

Cherry Blossoms in Wonderland. I forget how much I love drawing and painting until I'm actually doing it.  And then it's as if the world melts away, all of my troubles, fears, obligations, sadness; I find myself in a smooth, colorful, geometric, creamy, limitless world of adventure,  joy, and peace...no matter the subject. Over the past few months, I've had the privilege of doing... Read More