Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I can't figure out how to post videos on here, so instead I have to post links to videos.  Anyhoo click on this link - I've been listening to this band's new album Echos a lot.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Change is Good

So I changed my blog name and web address.... I've had more time to think and carlychris0515 just doesn't have the ring I wanted.  It's what I always use for screen names and emails - so I figured it would be easy, but I hate easy, easy is no fun.  A lot is changing in my life (new apartment, new job, masters degree...), so why not add blog name to that list.  And now onto the more serious portion of this post: Men in Bowties!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The great Mr.PaddyCakes

SollyBear hugging a Chair

Black and Gray: Love? Hate?

Whiskey, gun, and Muffinhead

So many great animals in my life.... how lucky am I!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


So this May my roommates and I are moving into a new amazing apartment about two blocks away.  Out my bedroom window is the roof of what is eventually going to be a coffee shop.  It's a beautiful open rooftop space.  We're planning on making it a great summer place for us to hang out.  We want lots of plants, vegetable gardens, twinkly lights, a grill, an outdoor bar so we can make margaritas, and some nice outdoor furniture.  I can't wait!  Hopefully we can get a lot done before summer is here.


I think these scooters are the cutest thing ever!  They would be perfect for going to the farmers market this summer!  I can see my basket now, filled with lots of delicious vegetables, homemade bread, jam, and a bottle of wine.  If you have a moment take some time to look through this website - they have some amazing stuff!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This bag is from Quote at Etsy.  It's all sold out... but I want it!! I think I might try to buy cool canvas fabric and replicate this.  I have soo many projects in the works though... I probably won't get to this until the end of the summer, and then it will be too late : (

I came across Richard Wood's work and website.  He is an amazing painter and sculpter and has projects all over the world.  The site was mesmerizing... I couldn't stop looking at all of his work.  He focuses on structures, buildings, floors, walls, staircases etc... just completely changing the vibe or perspective of a room or element in nature.  I love this dresser above.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


More jewelry I've been working on.  It's all a work in progress.  I'm interested in getting feedback on which pieces work and which don't.  I want to make as much as I can of the best, so let me know.


I got this great book at a yard sale last weekend when the weather was so great.  Who wouldn't be entertained reading about a bear attending a dinner party or a parakeet who talks like a "ham actor"?  I'm going to bring it home to Binghamton this weekend and read some.  


I am also donating these earrings I made to Sugar City.  I am thinking about making a lot more of these to sell on my etsy store.  Reanna and I are planning on making as much as we can before opening it.  Hopefully we'll be stocked and ready by the end of the summer.


I made this frame and print today for a Sugar City donation- it turned out pretty great.  I got cheap wood frames from Michaels and lots of amazing card stock sheets.  

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Ahhhh I love this necklace... might be my new project.


I love the way this bedroom wall is painted... I want to try this, when we move into our new place.


I want to have a cottage that I can go to every summer.  I can invite all of my friends up, play music, swim in ponds, have cookouts, and run around in the sun.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Cute mushroom stools... I want them!  There's space for me and my two fat kitties.


Love the pictures, love the pillow, love the couch.