Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Inspiration
New textile collection from Wayne Pate
Fashion inspiration from the Sartorialist. Balenciaga strappy sandals. To dream...

Maybe the coolest girl I don't know. Such ease--this is what I need to channel during the summer of stress, which is what I have dubbed July-August 2010.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

 Just when it seems like the craziness has settled, a new week comes up with new challenges and I'm wondering, "When do we get back to normal?" As August approaches, we're reaching our one-year milestone here in Austin, and life is still so topsy-turvy and filled to the brim with excitement. And stress. And long 75-minute commutes each way, almost everyday between the Lake house, work, and the house project.

 Renovating a home is never easy, so I won't bore you with stories from this first time buyer. You make mistakes despite all the research, and you suck it up and find ways around disasters. But all the juggling and list-making has been keeping me from actually making stuff, which is my true love.

 I've had two website renovation plans go on hiatus permanently as I juggle all the other things that need to get done now. BUT, despite all this, I keep telling myself to B EZ, sage advice from my friend Jess (given over 5 years ago and still heeded--that's impressive). Soon enough we'll be settled into our new home, and I can finally unpack and setup my full studio, half of which has been in storage for the year. Patience, patience, patience. I've learned a lot about that this year.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Fresh figs & HOPE Farmer's Market
Summer is in full season and we are picking figs like there's no tomorrow. Ben has wiped up some fabulous Fig & Balsamic Vinegar jam for the farmer's market. We've been working like mad to get ready for the Salt & Time debut this weekend at the HOPE Farmer's Market in east Austin. If you're in town, swing by for a visit on Sunday, July 4th, from 10am-2pm come rain or shine. The HOPE market is located on e.5th st and Waller.

We'll be offering fresh hot dogs, 6 different types of salumi, salumi snack sticks, a smorgasbord of pickled vegetables (fennel, squash, beets, watermelon radishes, pumpkin, & green tomatoes), jams, chutneys, and grilled peaches in basil and mint syrup, among other things. Is your mouth watering yet?

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