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gwen
Alameda, California, USA
Interests: photography, crafting, jewelry, beading, cooking, web design, pluots, strawberries, grapes, my 92 cats, sunshine, a good cup of coffee
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Congratulations, and not at all surprising, you have one of the loveliest stores anywhere :]
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2011 on A little press. at Living the Fancy Life
Bright Star is one of my favorite movies, and I'm not sure there's another out there with more beautiful scenery...
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2011 on known through friends at Cozy Homemaking
*love*! the fabrics you've chosen are gorgeous!
I just love Maira Kalman, is that her new book? My DSLR broke so I've been using my phone camera. it's an -- um -- interesting experience. i might just dig my old film cameras out...i miss having the control.
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2010 on in my pocket at abby try again
I know I was getting a workout making it ;]
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2010 on The Plenty Nasty Workout Playlist at Jason Toney
great minds...though not quite the same ;] http://8tracks.com/gwen/1011-nsfw-dag-nasty-nic-mix
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2010 on The Plenty Nasty Workout Playlist at Jason Toney
I try to keep a sharpie handy so I can write the important stuff on my hand. no joke. it's the only thing that consistently works. and I'm definitely pen and paper -- I have signed up for a million and one digital things but sooner or later I forget they exist. I've been using the Moleskine weekly large-size planner [the one that has the week on one side then a big note page across that I use to track of upcoming/rolling lists -- here http://www.moleskineus.com/mbl511wr-moleskine-2011-red-large-weekly-planner.html ] and it's been working pretty well for me now that I'm in the habit of using it [you know that adage about it taking 30 days to form a real habit]. http://pomodorotechnique.com is a pretty straightforward summation of a lot of organizational methods [big to-do list, smaller immediate list, and break it up so you don't burn out].
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2010 on Standing in The Way of Control at Jason Toney
We just saw this for the first time ever this spring and OH i finally get the whole Audrey Hepburn thing. really get it. she's so, so, so lovely..... and I've always loved My Fair Lady. you'll get the craziest little snippets stuck in your head from that one.
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What wonderful news, congratulations!
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2010 on Pop! I'm engaged! at Miss Modish- Mojo Maker
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happy 10th anniversary! here's to many more :]
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2010 on july 2, 2000 at cookoorikoo
You make some fine-looking pancakes! My daughter is the pancake chef around here and she had to work early, so I strolled down to our new corner deli for a half-caf americano and the most delicious almond croissant.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2010 on Monday Morning Breakfast at Miss Modish- Mojo Maker
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What a handsome trio! what a wonderful birthday present :]
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2010 on My Boys at Nest Decorating & Designs by Tamar
I don't know what those are but they look delicious! here's to a lovely week for all of us :]
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2010 on happy weekend at cookoorikoo
such pretty colors, this worked out so nicely :]
very sweet! happy birthday :]
Toggle Commented May 31, 2010 on birthday surprise... at Something's Hiding In Here
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I don't know about fire ants, but I use benadryl cream when I have mosquito bites. aloe vera is also good.
Toggle Commented May 29, 2010 on just thinking at abby try again
sounds like you're settling in already! thanks for the great line-up of guests while you were on the road, i really enjoyed their photo essays. looking forward to more of your photos :]
Toggle Commented May 28, 2010 on starting here at abby try again
That's so cute. I really like the vintage quality the photobooth gave you, it's funny how different ones have different personalities :]
Toggle Commented May 22, 2010 on photobooth friday at cookoorikoo
I am a little disappointed that this was not your Tracey Ullman workout :[
Toggle Commented May 19, 2010 on The They Don't Know Workout Playlist at Jason Toney
oh Abby. what an exciting adventure, good luck! can't wait to see what you see in your new home.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2010 on austin here we come! at abby try again
those are so wonderful for summer! especially love the color.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2010 on shorts have been sewn at angry chicken
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so pretty! they look ike agapanthus. I'm just starting to do my gardening for the year, we have had all your rain down here and it's been too miserable to get to it earlier, so I'd love to follow along with what you're doing, too, since I haven't been thinking about it much ;]
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2010 on Happy Weekend! at Miss Modish- Mojo Maker
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I am so glad we were able to see this in the theater -- it is one of the most stunning movies I've ever seen. And of course I cried! My non-reading boyfriend was so moved that he bought a book of Keats poetry and reads it to me every now and again. I highly recommend doing so while lying in the grass somewhere, especially now that everything's all abloom.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2010 on Bright Star at Miss Modish- Mojo Maker
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congratulations to you and your family!!! that is a VERY big project! I know everything that's going on around you must be very stressful. When life is like that for me, I do try to keep in mind that everything will work itself out one way or another -- it always does! -- and that makes it easier to get through the tough times.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2010 on the cat's out of the bag at Happy Find
I wasn't really aware of them til I visited the rhododendron garden at Lake Merritt in Oakland a couple years ago. There were dozens of varieties and they were all in bloom -- it was a pretty impressive display. So I vote for like. What is the blue ball [tee hee!] flower on the sticker? Those are just bizarre. http://ofrenda.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/unofficial-flower-week-day-2/