A Few Things

March 26, 2010

Spring Break is officially coming to an end. Our first March in Denver has been as unpredictable as the locals warned us it would be. The weather changes so quickly. We went from shorts and bike riding on Tuesday afternoon to sledding on a foot of snow Wednesday morning. And I write that without a drop of exaggeration.

To celebrate our Spring Break Blizzard we took the kids to Dairy Queen and they each picked out their own Blizzard. Apparently we had never been to Dairy Queen before because none of them had any idea what I was talking about when I suggested the plan. But you can count them as Blizzard fans now! : )

Below are a few things I wanted to share with you as I sign off for the weekend. I’m on my way to New York this morning and I’m very much looking forward to it. In fact, I better be off to finish packing…

-I’m a big fan of Erik Natzke’s artwork. Made without brushes, paints or photoshop — built completely from computer code. Amazing. Erik was one of the keynote speakers at Alt Summit and his presentation was out of sight.

-Need some new trousers for your little guy? Look how cute these turned out — remade from a .99 cent pair of men’s pants. Brilliant tutorial here.

-Rad California desk.

-How adorable is this giant ruler for recording your child’s growth. I want.

-Gorgeous Easter Egg photos from Abby.

-No idea if they’re actually plantable, but I adore the look of these fabric covered flower pots.

-I’ve never heard of Frankie before but now I want to subscribe.

-My brother made a video that went viral this week. On Tuesday I was the 15th viewer. On Friday morning, there are over 250,000 views. My brother is a Democrat and this video reflects his views (in case you’re not in the mood to watch something partisan). It’s been so fun to watch it spread around the interwebs. Social Media is so fascinating to me!

-Make your own Girl Scout Cookies. via NotMartha

-Oh. The green and white parquet floor is calling my name.

-Stephmodo put together an inspiring collection of pretty offices.

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Have a fantastic weekend, Dear Readers! I’ll be back on Monday. I miss you already.

PS — Don’t miss your chance to win luxurious chocolate truffles. You can enter the Coco-luxe Giveaway here.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 dani March 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm

First of all, I love that artwork! Gorgeous. Second of all, you and your family are so cool and creative. Your brother’s video is awesome.

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2 beth aka confusedhomemaker March 26, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Here is Michigan we end up with the same wacky weather. We *might* get another snow, I’m hoping not. We also tried to explain to our oldest that it can snow in spring, but he has declared we are “NUTS” because obviously at 6.5 he knows far more than we ever will :D

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3 Patty March 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I love these patterns they’re so light and airy :) thanks for the links, the fabric covered pots are adorable!

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4 Kirsty March 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Your brother is a creative genius. Tell him thanks from me . Passing it on.

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5 Angela March 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Fantastic. Very creative love it!!!! You brother is super creative.

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6 Emily March 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Any chance you could get your brother to do a guest post on the making of this video? I’m so intrigued.

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7 Carrie Meadows March 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Love these- so soft, beautiful, yet modern.

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8 april March 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm

great to see your pride in your brother. Would be nice to move beyond these labels one day. THere are many people of all creeds, colors, and varied political parties who are celebrating… yes, we did!

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9 Sarah March 27, 2010 at 3:25 am

I love Frankie! They have a blog too – http://www.frankie.com.au/

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10 Terresa Wellborn March 27, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I love your art posts. They are always inviting and introduce such gorgeous art. Thank you for that.

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11 design traveller March 29, 2010 at 3:39 am

So subtle!

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12 joslyn March 29, 2010 at 11:15 am

i LOVE your brother’s video!

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13 jessica brown March 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Yes we can! Loved the video!

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14 this is carrie April 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Thanks for the shout out to the “Slim Slack” tutorial. One of my favorite refashions ever.

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15 ~j. April 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm

That video is awesome.

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