Monday, May 31, 2010

if the bee does not sting...

In the back of Breakfast at Tiffany's there are three short stories by Truman Capote.

The first one is called House of Flowers... and tonight after a drive home with the windows down and the heater on, i read it-- all stretched out on my yellow couch next to the window.

True to form, Capote wrote an incredibly interesting and haunting story that totally takes you away to a different place. And also true to form, he employs some of the very best names in the story- including the main character whose name is Ottilie (isn't that the greatest?)

This is a little clip of Capote himself reading a tiny bit of the story.
Listen to it, then read the rest of the story.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Well, hello.

The New Yorker Fiction Podcast... lovely.

It's just been right there in the itunes store all along!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Evidently the simple act of getting off the ground requires giving in to something like joy. You have to let go.
“When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping, and the mask falls, so that the real person appears.” -Phillippe Halsman

*Britannie sent me the link to this lovely NY Times article about the photographer Phillippe Halsman. It brightened my day.. so I thought it might brighten yours as well... (all 4 of you who read my blog).

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Book Thief

Just 6 (of the many) sentences that I adored.. from the book i finished today:

1- "It was a Monday, and they walked on a tightrope to the sun."

2- "His voice was close to noiseless, but his eyes were louder than ever."

3- "Again,the human child. So much cannier."

4- "The kitchen cupboards were the shape of guilt, and his palms were oily with the memory of what he'd done."

5- "She was suddenly aware of how empty her feet felt inside her shoes"

6-"Rain like gray pencil shavings."

sometimes we all get a little

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Take Care

One of my favorite people in the world is getting married on Saturday!!
I met Emily Clifford a couple of years ago when I moved up to SLC and lived in the Avenues. She remains one of my favorite people on earth! Talking with her, or just being around her is always just so stress free and fun. She is one of those friends that you are just always so happy to have because they are so easy and fun to be friends with.
Another great thing about Emily, is that she is really creative and has great ideas. She approached me a couple of weeks ago to make her some aprons for the two server girls who will be helping out with drinks and things at the wedding reception. I have to say that I had the most fun looking around for fabrics in her colors and deciding what to make. It felt really fun to be in on a part of the wedding plans.

When all was said and done- there were two aprons in Heather Bailey fabric and I made some little earrings to go along with them. Emily was kind enough to snap some cute pictures of them.

Emily had the great idea to market these custom apron sets or bundles to Brides as Brides' Maids gifts! I am going to see what I can do about making that happen because I would love to have this much fun more often.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

mom spelled backwards, is still mom

Just a few favorite memories of my mom:
-she sat on the floor next to our bunk beds and read us
(The Box Car Children, To Kill a Mockingbird etc)
-on nights when she didn't read, she would sing to us
-she home made play dough-- she let me add the food coloring
-when i was sick, she wrapped me up in my blanket and rocked me
-she sewed us Easter dresses

Just a few favorite things about my mom:
-when she laughs really hard her nose gets cherry colored
-she always smells like perfume. (obsession)
-she loves john Denver

My mom is humility and charity and love. She is the best.

Man! I really love my mom.

**oh, and seeing my sisters become moms.. equally incredible!**