Sunday, November 21, 2010

Packing my Bag..

My laundry is all done, my bags are laid out, and since my two work days next week are a bit hectic, I need to get myself all packed this weekend... Leave it to those ultra cute Girls With Glasses to provide some inspiration!

NYC, here we come! :)

the bird xo

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Good-Bye...

It's been quiet here at the blog for a few days now, and with just cause.  This past weekend we said good-bye to my beloved Grandmother.  And with my sadness, there just weren't any words... So in attempt to break the block, I thought I would pay tribute to the most amazing mother/wife/grandmother/sister/friend any of us have ever known....
My first introduction to the greatness of giant shades, something that will stay with me a lifetime...
Both my Grandparents on their land up north, where they raised their four kids
My Grandma with my mother on their European trip. This is Carnaby Street in London, and yes, those are monkeys my mother is holding!

We will love you and miss you forever Grandma, and I will think of you everytime I put on my big shades.

With Love Forever,
Ash xo

Sunday, November 7, 2010

evening light...

I don't know if it's the shorter days, the crispness in the air or the unique colors of winter evenings, but lately I can't get enough of warmly backlit photos...
sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

 I hope everyone had a great weekend. I am off to spend what's left of mine with a cup of tea and my sketch book. 

~the bird

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Start of an Epic Journey

Yesterday we dropped our long time friend Joey off at the airport for the start of a new adventure.  Joe has left his job at as a flight nurse here in Orlando and is moving to Australia! (check out JB in my minty sunnies! hehe. it was super bright & he forgot his shades in his car! ;)
The Start of Joe's Epic Journey
The Start of Joe's Epic Journey
En route to the airport, Joe shared with us a tradition of "breaking" an apple and sharing it for good luck before departing on a journey.  He taught me how to split the apple with just my hands.
Breaking the Apple for good luck on Joe's Journey
After we dropped Joe off, JB and I stopped and got our first red cup of the season and discussed all sorts of possibilities the future may hold.  (We also hit up Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie...;)
First red cup of the year
Even though it was super sad to say good-bye to our friend, we couldn't be happier for him, (and can't wait to visit!) so yesterday was a great kick-off to this chilly weekend! Winter is definitely comin'! 

Stay Warm,
~the bird