i may very well be addicted to instagram and this daily photo challenge. i feel like it keeps my creative juices flowing though! as always, feel free to link your own participation..
Monday, April 30, 2012
i hope everyone had a great weekend! we had a pretty relaxing and fun time enjoying the gorgeous san diego weather. one highlight from the weekend was our visit to rancho juliano. this 4-acre goat ranch is just 15 miles up the road yet it felt like we were way out in the country. molly and marcy are two friends that started making fresh goat milk soap in the past year. unlike other goat milk soaps that use powder or canned milk, they only use fresh milk and create small batches of cold pressed soap that takes 6-8 weeks to cure. it is an art and the soaps feel and smell incredible. i fell in love with the property and you can imagine my excitement when molly said they were happy to rent it out for special events like scrapbooking, soap making, or almost anything else you're interested in. it's a peaceful retreat that i think fosters creativity.
|love every detail!|
|shh! kitties are asleep...|
|one of my favorites|
|marcy and molly demonstrating|
|lily - photo by lori|
saraya loved playing with the goats and exploring the property. it almost makes me want to get a pygmy goat of our own! almost...
|she thought the tail wagging was hilarious|
|we had a jumper|
|investigating the escape artist|
|stealth paparazzi shot|
|beautiful little chapel|
|loved the weathered doors on the chapel|
|showing uncle travis how to play with rocks|
|they put a sheet down divided into sections with different letters and if a goat pooped on your letter, you won a prize!|
|one side of my bingo card|
|not a winner :(|
|the airstream lounge stocked full of refreshments|
|guarding the trail to the chapel|
angel's soap is not available online yet but it's supposed to be up and running soon. i'll try to let you all know when!
|a lunch stain on my dress :(|
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
our house is fairly new (1996) so there wasn't a whole lot that needed to be done to get it ready. however, the previous owners were artists and had a little dog. this means that there was a LOT of art on the walls, and some surprises under the carpet. we decided it would be easiest to replace the carpet and paint the walls before moving in. check out some of these before shots. these were taken for the realtor. i'll try to post some during shots soon but i'm not sure when there will be an "after" shot because it's going to take awhile to get things set up just right. half the fun is decorating though!
|from the front door|
|i call this the great room|
and the master bedroom had a PINK ceiling and wallpaper... definitely needed to change that ASAP.
|deck off the master bedroom|
so, there's a little bit to look at until i get some more pictures up. i'll post pictures of the kitchen and family room soon!