Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gnome Place Like Home

(farm painting= thrift store, tiny orange gnome=??????)

Well, I guess its finally time for me to post here. As Claire will more than happily tell you, this whole thing was kind of my idea, but as usual, I've been a little slow getting started. So, how about we take it easy at first. Let's just climb over the fence and sneak a few little peeks at how things are shaping up around the apartment. It has only been 7 months, but we are finally getting it together.(Like I said, slow getting started....)

(cat= Claire's, book= They Called Her Styrene, Ed Ruscha)

(owls print=Laura Baisden@isle of printing, frame=thrift store, big orange gnome=Deals+spray paint+me, house blocks=poplar+me+Claire, grass=the internet)

(curtain=IKEA, green gnome=same as above.)

(shelves=scrap wood+me, chair=waiting room+Claire's mom, rug=TJ Maxx)

So, a little bit of progress being made. We've ripped up carpet, re-plastered parts of walls, repainted almost everything, with more to come. Eventually I'll get around to posting a little before/after business, but I'm just looking forward for now.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

snap, crackle, what's up...

Hello, my name is claire. i'm 29...i mean, soon to be 29 on april 9th. ahhh!
my boyfriend, ron, 35, wanted to split a blog together.
i think i became a bit inspired by my sister, beth's blog.
and here we are.
after college, i worked at a winebar for a year before deciding to go to cosmetology school. 9mos. of hair school and a couple months later, i was starting my training at an aveda salon, studio branca. i am currently working at the new 2nd location, salon branca, and i love doing hair.
so, here's the deal, since i know a little about wine, ron and i are going to taste out a bottle of wine a week. is that getting too ambitious? i will tell you honestly, we can put the wine down. and the wine can put us down too.