Thursday, October 21, 2010

Adventures in Antigua

I'm writing this post from a very swanky suite in a very cool city and I have to say that I have officially been bitten by the travel bug. The city of Antigua, Guatemala is quite literally amazing and it would be impossible not to fall head over heels in love with it. The sheer volume of historic sights is overwhelming. I mean I spent hours exploring the ruins of just one cathedral the other day. At that rate, I'm hopeful that I'll get all my handwritten asteriks on my little map checked off before its time to return home!

But, until I do you can bet that I'll be taking nothing for granted and creating some life-lasting memories.

All my love,

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Taking In The Details

Leave it to me to have the first picture I take in Antigua be of cobwebs. But honestly it just sums up the city so well; its worn in, it has a history, and its beautiful even close-up.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gone Fishing

Hello lovelies! I'm thrilled to write this quick post this morning because it finally means that today is the day. I'm off to Guatemala to participate in my dear friend's wedding. I'll be enjoying the beautiful city of Antigua and refreshing my college Spanish - yikes!

I promise to take a ton of pretty pictures and share them when I return. I'll even try to get in a post or two while I'm away. Otherwise, I'll see ya'll at the end of the month. I'll be back just in time to catch my niece and nephew in their Halloween costumes - ahhhhh, how I LOVE Halloween.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Morning Movie: Blue Valentine

I'm a big fan of both Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. So, the pairing of the two in Blue Valentine holds great appeal to me. I've been hearing such good things about this movie, but am wondering when the heck is it gonna come out?! And now with an NC-17 rating it seems it may be tricky finding a theatre to show it. Unlike many of my dear friends I am not a relationship optimist. Like one of my favorite books titles I sort of feel that all things fall apart - at least they do eventually. Still, I'm a firm believer in humanity's beautiful capacity to re-build.

It'll be interesting to see how the story develops as it tracks a young married couple's relationship from the beginning to its demise. I'm already wondering if the couple will work to re-build what they started with or go their separate ways. Either way, it looks to be a good flick.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Time to Gush

It's cold and rainy here in Buffalo today - shocker I know - but the smile on my face is plastered on so wide that I'm feeling all sunny and warm. I'm super excited to share my news. Some of you who get Etsy's emails may already know what I'm going to say, but for the rest of you - I'm just dying to gush! My Autumn Harvest Confetti was featured in Etsy's Fall Entertaining Guide yesterday. I'm feeling a bit stunned to be included and am pleasantly swamped with orders - woo hooo!

I'm getting a ton of traffic to my shop and a bunch of new hearts (hearts are Etsy's way to bookmark a favorite shop or item). For a handmade artist literally every bit of word of mouth is a treasured thing, but to reach an audience this wide at the recommendation of one of Etsy's shopping guides is huge and I'm truly grateful.