Saturday, March 31, 2012

DIY: Cranky Pants Heart-bot

Handmade with love by my Dad.

Life: Vintage Wood Boxes

Recently inherited vintage wood boxes from my Grandfather's collection....

Life: Vintage Wood Boxes

Life: Vintage Wood Boxes

Life: Vintage Wood Boxes

Art: Friendship!

Art: Friendship! by Sanctuary-Studio
Art: Friendship!, a photo by Sanctuary-Studio on Flickr.
Dave Choe's Siamese Twins under my new glass  "Friendship" bell jar/cloche.

DIY: Farilla's New Beer Caddy

A birthday gift from my dad.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Photos: Griffin's Big Day!

Little G's first (safari-themed) birthday bash went a little something like this....

Handmade birthday hat & bunting courtesy of Mama:
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First of many birthday song sing-alongs:
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Incredibly thoughtful & curious:
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A moment:
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Giraffe Tom's:
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Farilla and I had the best time celebrating Griff's first year!  And we look forward to celebrating many more of his milestones!

You can view the complete slideshow here:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Life: In 10 Hours...

...we went from this...

Life: In 10 Hours...

...to this...

Life: In 10 Hours...
Life: In 10 Hours..., a photo by Sanctuary-Studio on Flickr.
And I went from this:   :)   
to this:   :(
Dear Los Angeles: *sigh* We're back.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Life: All good things..

...must come to an end. We've had an incredibly full week! We're taking one more dip in the pool before heading up to Mike & Jaime's newly built vacation home just up the hill a bit from where we've been staying here in Playa Guiones.

Life: Howler Monkeys...

Yesterday afternoon as Farilla, our 3 house mates and I were hanging out in the pool I looked up and spotted a family of Howler Monkeys resting in the shady branches of our massive Jacaranda. The sneaky little monsters were so quiet! We have no idea how long they'd been there but it appeared that they were just as intrigued by us as we were them. Unfortunately I was only able to get a clear shot of this guy once they started moving through this tree with a less dense canopy. However I did get some video. Stay tuned...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Playa Pelada, post-wedding ceremony

I think it's safe to say that last night we witnessed the wedding of the year held right here on this magnificent beach. Picture this: short and sweet sunset ceremony followed by cocktails, dinner, fireworks, the lighting of numerous Thai sky lanterns which drifted off over the Pacific, live music by a funk band flown in from Colorado, a fire/poi dancer and finishing out the night with traditional Costa Rican Mascarada Puppets. So much love. So much fun. Pics to come....

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Life: A Daily Visitor...

He sleeps outside with the Howler Monkeys.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Life: A one minute walk to the beach....

...or a 1 second walk to our private pool? Yep, you can find me here all week.

Playa Garza...Revisited

We had an epic travel day yesterday. LAX-->MIA, 3 hour layover then MIA--> LIR. We waited another hour or so at the airport for some friends to land. Our shuttle ride was about 3 hours. Half of which was on a "road" that was about as bumpy as a dried out riverbed. But none of that mattered when we saw this. This lovely beach is a few miles south of where we're staying but it was exactly what we needed at that moment. Pura Vida!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Life: Succulents, Insulators & Tarnished Silver

Photo courtesy of Farilla.

I just realized that the frame, insulators and silver vessels shown here are all thrifted items. We <3 upcycling!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

DIY: Air Plants (Tillandsias) In Tarnished Silver

I decided to revamp my indoor air plant (and orchid) garden by displaying them in some up-cycled tarnished silver vessels leftover from our wedding. I love love love the way they look! What do you think?

Airplants in tarnished silver vessels

Airplants in tarnished silver vessels

Airplants in tarnished silver vessels

Airplants in tarnished silver vessels

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Life: The White Demon's Warning!

Earlier that day....

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Life: The Anchormen


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Monday, March 5, 2012

Art: New A*R*T by Denial

After spending the weekend framing four new pieces I can say with much certainty that ready-to-hang art IS THE BEST!

Arret by Denial
spray paint and stencil on wood

Life: Friends + Family = Framily