Saturday, February 27, 2010

Black and White

I love black and white photography.

This treasury is stunning. Thanks to Photogrunt for including me in this wonderful curation!

Uh, oh.

I'm having all sorts of problems with my blogger template. I tried to upload a new one and now I can't change my banner or get my fonts to work correctly. Please excuse the look until I can figure out how to get it fixed. Thanks!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Bringing you a bit of spring!

It's Monday and that means its time to give you a bit of bliss with my bliss list. I thought I'd do it a bit differently this week and share with you some things that are uplifting to me. To start, I fell in love with Mirror Lake's photostream the minute I saw it. I think you will too. This photographer lives in Taiwan and primarily photographs birds, although his photostream contains the occasional monkey or butterfly (a great surprise). Here's a few of my favorites, but I encourage you to go to his photostream...I could spend hours there.

And a few more uplifting things to check out:

* It's never too soon to start taking control of your life. Turns out, attitude really is everything. Learn how to be your own placebo effect here.

* I've been really inspired to travel lately. This photograph is one reason. Anyone want to go to New Zealand with me?

* It's actually been raining here lately. Not common for my neck of the woods, but it brings a nice sense of calm to me. Do you feel the same way about rain?

* I've been blogged about on this very fashionable blog.

*Free art is always fun! Check out this free download from Nan Lawson at IndieFixx.

I'd always love to hear what inspires you or what brings you bliss. Feel free to leave comments or links!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wondrous Lady Talent

I've been featured today, along with many other talented female photographers, over at That Wondrous Time blog. There's some major eye candy here and I'm especially loving the train by ShannonBlue. I'm sure Jen would be thrilled if you stopped by and left a comment. While you are there, make sure to check out her incredible collection of photography!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

All you need is love...

art by nyoin

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! Hope it was a day full of love.

Friday, February 12, 2010

"I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful."
- Marilyn Monroe

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just Dreaming

I've been looking for months now for a couch. I've looked at garage sales, on craigslist, at thrift stores, at furniture stores, online. The problem is my budget is very low, my space is very tiny, and I'm very picky! I'd like something modern, mid-century modern, or somewhat retro. Yeah, and I want comfort too.

Well, I'm not having much luck yet. But meanwhile, I think I'll dream of what I'd like my living space to look like. Maybe if I visualize enough amazing spaces, my own will magically transform.

Here's a few favorites:

Monday, February 8, 2010

Blissful Monday

I haven't posted a Blissful Monday Bliss List in quite some time. If you missed where this all began, the Bliss List was inspired by Jess Gonacha Swift. So, yes, it's been a while, but that sure doesn't mean I'm not grateful!

Here we go. I'm utterly thankful for:

-The amazing Arizona sun and being able to enjoy the outdoors in the winter. I was lucky to be able to go on a rock climbing trip with some friends the other day to this amazing place.
- Last week being over because boy was it a stressful one. Here's to a better week!

- Having so many friends and good people in my life. I've been feeling a little lonely lately, but it sure helps to know there are people there for me when I need them.

- Tiny little cacti. I bought a ton of little cacti at a great nursery the other day and they are now scattered around my apartment.

- A part-time job that helps me bring home the soy-bacon. O.k. So I don't really eat soy bacon, but I'm vegetarian so I thought it sounded funny.

Have a blissful week everyone!