16 hours ago
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I found this floral top last week at Salvation Army. Got it half-off for $2. I'm liking it a lot. It’s rayon which is such a light and comfortable fabric, perfect for the beautiful spring-like day we had on Saturday.
Did you know that rayon is made from wood pulp? Unlike most man-made fibers, it's not synthetic... what better way to start off the week than with a fun and random fabric fact!
When our flowering cherry lost its leaves over the winter, we discovered a small nest tucked in its branches. The wee thing is right at eye level but the shrub was so dense with leaves that you couldn't see it. It looks so pretty right now, nestled snugly in all those new blossoms.
The plum tree behind me is blooming away too. I wish I liked plums because I’m told that this tree makes really good ones. Oh well, at least Clover and Lucas enjoy them, I’m so glad she didn’t inherit my weird aversion to fruit.
As for fruit I do like, our new little peach tree is happily sprouting leaves, woohoo!
I’d like to think that strands of my hair went into the making of this nest. It sure looks like they did!
Lucas brought a beautiful bunch of blooms back from the farmers’ market Saturday morning. The guy selling the flowers grabbed a piece of newspaper and wrapped them up...
...it happened to be the movie section, which ended up making for a somewhat hilarious bouquet. See what happens when you put a guy in charge of flower wrapping.
In other floral news…
The latest issue of N.E.E.T came out last week and I was featured in the global fashion section in my floral mish-mash outfit, along with several other lovely ladies (including blog buddy Claire looking gorgeous smack dab in the middle).
My age being 37 (when the picture was taken, that is... I just turned 38!), I couldn’t help but notice that I’ve got a good 10+ years on the other gals. This got me to thinking... Gee, I wonder if I’m the oldest person to have been featured in this section? A little back issue sleuthing and it appears I am indeed the oldest woman, though there was a 39 year-old guy from Portland in one of the earlier issues, so I can’t completely claim the title, but still... :P
If I actually felt my age, this might freak me out a little, but I'm still young at heart (Lucas even says I’m like living with a teenager sometimes, haha, I’m pretty sure he does not mean this as a compliment) and I still get carded when I buy beer at the grocery store, well maybe not every time anymore, but often enough ;)
You can check out the new issue of N.E.E.T here and if you don’t already know this wonderful non-profit online magazine, which celebrates grassroots creativity and showcases independent, vintage, eco-friendly and organic designers, shops and artists from all over the world (ok, so I didn't come up with that description on my own, but it's true!), then you should definitely give it a look-see :)