Thursday, May 21, 2009

Glee... *insert squeeing sounds here*

I have discovered my favorite new show... and its about choir geeks in high school. Its about me, and my friends 10 years ago. It is BRILLIANT.

Check out their website.

I am not ashamed to admit that I cried a little at the end of the episode... two tears. It was that good. But they were tears of GLEE ;)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Please join me in a moment of silence...

I am at a loss for words.

I thought for sure he would win!

I will always be Team Adam.

I believe my friend Lorie Ann said it best when she wrote me on Facebook.

She said:
The world may have just fallen off its axis, Georgia. WHAT HAPPENED? ADAM is our Idol. Period. Exclamation point!

We are going to wear black as a symbol of our mourning, play Mad World on repeat, and paint our fingernails black in protest.

Join us!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Civil Wars

A lot of people ask me about the music I listen to, so I have decided that I will occasionally blog about different bands or artists I listen to that inspire me and my art :) I like to listen to music on myspace or Pandora while I make my jewelry or edit photos.

I have been myspace friends with a musician named Joy Williams for probably almost three years, and she is enormously talented. Her voice is gorgeous, and her music really makes me smile. It is what I imagine I would be singing if I were in any kind of band still... and if I had ever learned to play that blasted guitar I have in my closet...

One of her songs will be featured on Grey's Anatomy this week (May 14th), so if you watch the show listen for it. The song is called Charmed Life.

Joy is also in a band called The Civil Wars, and I think I might be in love. These two video's make me smile. I downloaded both songs today and have been listening on repeat while I do dishes and pick up around the house. I especially love the Leonard Cohen cover... *sigh*

Enjoy :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I think about it sometimes...

Sometimes I think about homeschool... and my kids... and homeschooling my kids...

Other times I cannot wait for all 3 to be in school so I can breathe...

But then I think about it again... and I wonder if it would be something I could do without wanting to sell my kids to the highest bidder.

And then I say "You are thinking crazy thoughts Georgia... you are not the kind of person who could do that."

And then I wonder if it would be good for me AND the kids to homeschool... or if they would only end up learning how to make my jewelry for me so I can have my own little sweat shop... And then I think that would be kinda cool, to have little people working for me... I could pay them with lollipops.

I have lots of friends who homeschool, and they seem to do okay. And their kids never get in trouble at school for saying things like "Peacock". Instead they do cool things like go to the beach and talk to marine biologists... or jump in mud puddles.





For the record I mostly think I am crazy when I start thinking these thoughts... I am someone who needs alone time and when I don't get it I being to feel REALLY insane. Also for the record, my hubby does not think I would be great at homeschooling our kids, because lets face it... I SUCK at math, and I would probably just fill the day with crafts and stuff... but maybe not, maybe I would surprise us all and be amazing... Or not. *sigh*

Discuss. :)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Squam Art Workshops!!!

This video got me SOOO excited for September, when I will be at Squam :)

Where will YOU be in September???

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Be as a bird...

Be as a bird...

“Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.” -Victor Hugo

One of the photo's from our weekend in Tubac...

Weekend getaway

I never seem to have enough time to sit down and write everything down! My life has been full and busy lately, and I have not been able to come share everything.

Last weekend my hubby and I drove down to Tubac AZ. and stayed at the Tubac Golf and Spa Resort. We stayed there last year for our anniversary, and this year for our late birthday celebration. Both of our birthdays are in April.

This place is wonderful. We stayed in our own casita. I am pretty sure it was the casita anyways... we had only one King size bed in the room though. :)

From their website:

The 16 Casita 800-square foot suites are beautifully decorated units, with a large living room and separate bedroom. The living room has a convenient pull-out couch and cozy fireplace, and the bedroom has two queen size beds and a private patio.
The two-bedroom Casita suites come with high-speed internet access, walk-in doorless showers, jet tub and sleeper sofa. The Mexican tile floor accentuates the warmth and beauty of the main fireplace, and each private patio looks out onto one of our many breathtaking Southwestern vistas. Some units also have kitchenettes.

Yeah... it was pretty much heaven. We also ate at both of their on site restaurants, and the hubby got in a round of golf Sunday morning while I sat in the cart and took pictures. I am not really into golfing, but the course was beautiful... and I think I will try golfing next time we go down there. I did get some great shots of the local wildlife... a cardinal, and another bird with a yellow tummy. I will get those up later.

On our drive home we had a really great discussion filled with dreams for our future... One in particular I am holding on to. I think its the best idea EVER and I want to make it happen... Maybe I will talk more about this sometime in the future... not now though, this particular dream is years off still but I cannot stop thinking about it. CANNOT stop thinking about it. I really want to talk about some of my idea's with some of my uber creative friends and maybe author friends to see what they think :) But even if it is something like 10 years or more off... it excites me!

Also, I don't think I have shared here on my blog yet... but we are moving. FOR REAL this time, we are REALLY moving. We are going to be renting a house about 10 minutes from where we are now, and we move starting June 1st. I am looking forward to this move for many many reasons, I think it is perfect timing and I look forward to the new adventures that wait in the new house.

I have a lot more to write, and maybe I can find time later today or tomorrow. I also want to get pictures of Tubac up, the place is almost magical... I don't say that about the desert very often either ;)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

One Boy Told Me

I love this video. I love this poem. I love that all of the words came from a small child...

I think I need more poetry in my life.

Congratulations readergirlz!

I know I have mentioned before my friends over at readergirlz... but I think I should mention it again :) Recently they won a MAJOR AWARD!

And I don't mean the lamp from A Christmas Story... They won an Innovations in Reading Prize from the National Book Foundation! This is fantastic!

In addition to this Justina was on their local news. If you look close you can see my friend Lorie Ann (wearing the fabulous scarves) as well... and if you look REALLY close you can see a necklace I made for Justina :)

You can watch the video HERE. Please take a couple minutes to watch the video and see what these lovely ladies are all about :)


Is it weird that part of me thinks it would be interesting to build a raft out of garbage and sail it to Hawaii? Hrmm... I bet I could get a LOT of my book written that way :)

This is also why I don't buy bottled water if I can help it, and I recycle... So if you buy something from me don't be surprised if it comes in a re-used mailer. :)

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Tuesday night thoughts

I have been watching some of these TED video's lately, and I am smitten. I absolutely LOVE the ones I have watched... they are inspiring, and wonderful, and uplifting... and so what I need to have in my life.

Thank you Jenica for sharing this video on your blog!

I have several more I would like to share, and will be posting them in the next several days. Isn't this GREAT???

Friday, May 01, 2009

The Lisa :)


What can I say about Lisa... I absolutely adore her.

Some of my favorite memories EVER involve her.

She has THE best hair.

She makes me laugh till I cry.

She introduced me to the Pork Barbacoa Salad at Cafe Rio... Get it with the Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Dressing, WOW! It is fantastic.

She is a true, loyal, lifelong friend.

She thinks that "Foogerts Frozen Yogert and Smog Checks" is just as funny as I do. She is one of maybe 5 people in this world who will even get that at all ;)

I love my Lisa :)

Lisa Hansen

Swine Flu...

Is anyone else really tired of all the talk about Swine Flu? The flu that totally fails? I mean... as far as the flu goes this seems pretty mild so far.

This is what I think of Swine Flu...

The end is especially disturbing. I would like to thank my Uncle Doug for this gem.

Chocolate Cupcakes of Birthday LOVE!

Today is my friend Britten's birthday. So I made her this video...

Happy Birthday Britten!!! Enjoy this craptastic video I made especially for you ;)


I do NOT know how to make a video... I don't see a future as a youtuber for myself ;)