Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
every summer i do a lil' "summer cleaning." i had a whole schedule laid out this week. one day. one room. one room at a time. well, it seemed like a good plan. but organizing and rearranging furniture in my living room is taking more time than i planned. and i haven't visited the pool yet.
the good thing is that the weather has cooled somewhat. these are the days that i love where i live. i can enjoy the neighborhood. stay out a lil' later, because of the nights are cool, and i don't have to be anywhere in particular. i have a few days before i get back into "photog" mode. so i'm enjoying it. although i woke up in a sweat after waking up from a nightmare that my flash and camera were not working, and i was trying to shoot this wedding. ugh...sigh.
so my goal this summer is to 1) organize my house (aka:declutter!), 2) retrain my puppy, Popo, because he's getting a lil' bratty, and 3) do well in all my shoots this summer.
so, now the schedule is to just get through organizing/decluttering the living room and kitchen for this week. then, attack the rest of the house, next week. then, SHOP (yay!!) for the house the following week. i hope to have some guests over before the end of july.
hope everyone has a wonderful, cool, week!!!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
the pix above is a "diaper cake" present that i gave to a dear neighbor friend of mine, who was having her baby shower last weekend. i love ordering diaper cakes from Pampered Sweets because in comparison to other diaper cake makers online, she makes the most original and the best, in my opinion. i have seen diaper cakes that either look like a mountain mess of diapers, with "stuff" hanging around it, or it's just plain sloppy and unattractive!
all i had to do was give her some color schemes and a theme, and she created this beautiful, sassy, almost "sex and the city" homage "cake." i loved it! i have not seen anything like it, and i received a lot of oohs and aahs from the guests at the party. my neighbor does not want to take it apart! it was perfect because her theme for her baby shower was leopard print and pink! i think celina from Pampered Sweets exceeded my expectations.
you can also see how much "treats" she puts in the cake. all the items that you see in the first picture represents the items she fills the diaper cake with. not to mention about 45 newborn diapers (that'll go quickly within the first month!!) that make the cake! she also makes favors, and smaller treat items. stay posted. i'll post those pix soon! she makes "sundaes," "cake rolls," and what she calls, "spa cakes." their the cutest. everyone i've given them to says they're too pretty to take apart, but the items are all practical, and nothing is glued on. just take apart, and use it!!
if you would like to know more info about Pampered Sweets, email celina at: firstname.lastname@example.org. tell her guen, from gj spiller photo sent ya!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
hi fellow folk!!
Monday, June 9, 2008
i'm a die hard fan of the indiana jones trilogy. i'm not a total geek, in that i can spout every line, but i appreciate the genre. the new movie, the crystal skull, follows along the same style of storytelling of the previous three. steven spielberg was inspired by these chapter movies, growing up, where there was a hero, in dire circumstances, of course, and at the end of each chapter, there was a cliffhanger, leaving the audience wanting more. so i look at this as another chapter in the adventures of indy. also the fact that harrison ford is still hot, after all these years, and he did a great job not making indy look like someone who is on their way to the geriatric ward.
there's the indiana jones clichés, which i think make these movies "classic." i like how the cliché is consistent and constant throughout the series. shows that spielberg has a vision, and sticking to it. i respect that in an artist. not changing your vision to fit status quo or popular culture. there's the classic lines, like, "i have a bad feeling about this," and "i hate snakes!" there's the "natives," the bugs, the treasure hunt, the chase, the romance, the swashbuckling fights (like how is going to get out of this one?), the humor, the heroics and machismo you want in one movie. it might not be as popular as all the other remakes of comic book heroes, and maybe it's all above the new generation, but i think the movie did the genre justice, and stayed true to itself.
and that's my 2 cents.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
i have to rave about this designer. first off, and i'm so bummed that i didn't get close up pix of his apparel, his t-shirts are art. if you appreciate: 1)island culture and heritage, 2)reggae, 3)hip hop culture, 4)view graffiti as art (see #3), 5)like to wear t-shirts that have substance and meaning, and 6)like support up and coming designers with vision, JPSOUTHPACIFIC is the hook up you need!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
here's my dad. we spent the morning together, with my hubby and bro, at the Triumph and Ducati motorcycle dealer. we were bored, so i started shooting pictures with my little compact camera. the salespeople were wondering why i was so intrigued with the bees and the flowers, snapping pix of their bushes and landscape. after that got old, i started taking pictures of the motorcycle parts, but this, by far, is the coolest pic of the day!!!