Monday, May 31, 2010

memorial day....

we just got back from our town's memorial day parade. now there is a fantastic thunder storm - a baptism of sorts for the thirsty plants and trees, the hard soil and hot streets. i love it when it rains. the kids are hoping the sun will come out later so they can go to the pool again today. happy day to you all!! did you parade today? k

Sunday, May 30, 2010

love wins....

he drew a circle that shut me out-
heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
but Love and I had the wit to win:
we drew a circle that took him in!
edwin markham
happy sunday. paz, k
walker evans here

Saturday, May 29, 2010

supersized prints....

did you see the martha stewart issue where a very cool couple had these prints in xlarge (approx 32x40) hanging in light blue frames in their kitchen?!! it was amazing. i would like to do the same some day. supersized prints are my
fave!! you must check out the site to see the other beautiful selection of prints they have. happy saturday friends!! k

Friday, May 28, 2010

from a friend....

these little lovelies were dropped off by a friend. just when you think there might not be enough love and joy in the world to sustain us all a jar of white peonies appears and you are forced to count your blessings once again. spread the love today.... k

Thursday, May 27, 2010

just a peek....

outside your window. what do you see today?
a matisse exhibit is running at the art institute in chicago. i must go before it closes late june. school is out next week so i think we'll take the train into the city and go see this little blue room in person. happy friday! paz, k
matisse, the window


what a miracle unfolding. hope you are having a splendid day. k

happy thursday....

what is something lovely you are doing today? I'm picking more peonies to put in bottles to give to friends and put in dark corners of the house. paz, k

mussi musings here

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


stayed in the house again today with my little sick one. i thought the warm weather would cure all of these colds!! looks like it might rain outside. the soil is cracked in spots and desperately needs some water. i hear the ice cream man's music down the street. oh sweet spring. the peonies are open and their heads are so heavy they are falling to the ground. hope you all are well. i need to check in on your posts later tonight. i've not had a moment to do so. enjoy this amazing artist's work. pamela sunday. very cool name and Wow! those sculptures are outrageously wild and so beautiful.yes, i kinda want to be her - even for just a day.

paz, k
so cool here

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

i heart cavendish....

happy tuesday friends!!
i am a complete magazine addict. one of my favorite foodie magazines is saveur. i love it because it not only has wonderful recipes but also has such interesting stories about food, its origins and social and cultural impact in our world. it is a great read. i just finished an article called Fruit of the Future by dan koeppel and learned 5 fun facts about our little yellow friend you might not know:
1. entrepreneur andrew preston made the U.S. fall in love with the banana more than a century ago
2. the banana is the most popular fruit in the U.S. - we consume more of it than we do apples and oranges combined
3. andrew preston created united fruit co. - today it's called chiquita
4. a banana is actually an herb - the world's largest (hmmm...)
5. cavendish is the type of banana we are accustomed to eating - U.S. originally ate Big Mike bananas but their crops were devastated by disease
so, go on out today and eat your cavendish!!
i can't thank you enough for your thoughts/comments and kindness. thanks also for helping me to continue seeing the world through your eyes - for training me in observation of so many little miracles. paz, k

Monday, May 24, 2010

street gallery....

i find street art to be obnoxious at times and yes illegal (mostly) but i also find it to be a needed stroke or act of rebellion of the common person - a shot to the mundane life that might just shake someone out of their everyday trance of going, going, might just make one stop

and think,
or smile,
or laugh.
how do you feel about street art?
happy monday! paz, k

Sunday, May 23, 2010

snaps from the weekend....

graue mill - a little river running through suburbia reminding me that once there was nothing but trees and fields and marshes here

beautiful mill wheel

stone wall by the riverside

thrift store finds!!

english tin tray and floral dishes to hang on my wall -
i have a rotating wall display of them

eco tip: buy plates or trays for your walls from a thrift store then when you are done with them you can pass them on to others with something yummy on them like a cake (ie for a new baby, thank you gift, just to say you love someone or really really like them...)

couldn't leave this little blue bird behind

japanese retro print from on a very cool plate i bought for $2.
it will likely makes its way to my wall after i use it
for pancakes and sandwiches and then i'll pass it on

carnival in the strip mall in aurora, il
probably my favorite snap.
i love carnivals in strip mall parking lots.
have a wonderful night. sweet dreams. k

a happy sunday morning is....

pancakes in the sun. what made you smile this morning? paz, k

*cakes on my new thrift store dish i adore!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


for you to open my friend. happy saturday all! k

Friday, May 21, 2010

rug love....

do you fancy any of these rugs? i fancy them all! i think they would work almost anywhere in the home - living room, dining room, child's room....
have a great evening!! k
bold beauties here


happy friday!! what are your plans for the weekend?
here are some worn but persistent helicopters (that's what we call them) trying to find a safe place to land and root and finding respite in my daughter's hands at that moment. i love those little hands. paz, k

Thursday, May 20, 2010

transplant to the country....

you must check out saidos da concha blog. concha is a portuguese transplant living in the english countryside of straffordshire, england. she creates such beautiful photographs and even lovelier patterned clutches. it is a delight to wander through her blog and live vicariously in a place where meadows are the norm and bowls of fresh cut flowers adorn her home like jewels. enjoy!
happy friday friends!! paz, k
be sure to take a peek at her sweet etsy shop too! i have my eye on the pencil cases for my kids this summer. we can keep our crayons in my purse all neatly packed.


nice as a beach cover too

so elegant!!

just adore these boots!

from the fabulous joules (UK) spring collection.....yummy. do you have a favorite pick? k