Saturday, August 21, 2010

Old Favorite/New Favorite: Mother and Child

Old Favorite: Mary Cassatt

New Favorite: Ellen Heck

Don't you just love these intimate portraits? I've always loved Cassatt's work and when I saw the top Heck portrait on Anna Maria Horner's blog it instantly made me think of her work.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cool weekend hike: Carl Sandburg home

Beau and I really wanted to get out and hike this weekend. We first tried to hunt down a cool trail that Beau had googled but we were only given some not so accurate directions and a pair of coordinates to look for it. With neither the coordinates or directions matching up or giving us much to go on we decided to choose between the trails at Jump Off Rock or at the Carl Sandburg Home. Since we were closer (at this point) to Flat Rock we settled on the Carl Sandburg home.

This place is amazing. It's not hard to see where Sandburg got his inspiration from, the beauty of WNC is all around you in this place. Not only does it have tons of great views, the outbuildings, gardens and goat farm are awesome to check out too.

This place has hikes from 5 mins to 2 hours and various skill levels and is definitely worth checking out. The hikes themselves are dog friendly enough. They do have several spots for you to get water for your pups from wells but the water just spills on the ground so if you dog is picky about what to drink from you may want to BYOB (bring your own bowl). However, pets are not allowed inside the houses or main farm areas (for obvious reasons) so if you want to take any of the tours and such it's best to leave your pooch at home.

We chose to only bring Rocky for this hike and I'm glad we did. I think Frankie would have freaked out upon seeing the goats but Rocky just stared at them with what could only be described as confusion. Since he didn't know quite what to think of them he just stared at them quietly while Frankie would have been barking like crazy.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

DIY Dress

Image found at Chic Steals

Check out this awesome DIY over at Chic Steals, isn't it awesome!!! I want to make one out of one of Beau's old shirts!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'm back kinda and a fun DIY

So we are settling in up here in beautiful WNC but not quite used to the day-to-day yet. I'm sorry I've been absent for so long but for those of you who are clicking on still I promise to have up update on our house and such soon (for example, we're planning on making a trip to Ikea this weekend for a cool bed that we've wanted for a long time...won't that be fun?).

In the meantime here is a totally awesome DIY from a Honestly...WTF. I mean honestly how cute is this idea...and how easy!