Monday, April 22, 2013

around town

Happy Earth Day! 
We spent Saturday enjoying some "earthy" things around town.
It was the perfect day for being outside - Color Run, Heart Walk, Farmer's Market and capturing some of spring's colors on camera. Here's a little of what we saw~

make your own tulip bouquet
 who doesn't love a picket fence?

 brilliant red azaleas & purple phlox

 blue skies & red tulips

 lavendar wisteria and white dogwoods

 bright orange and soft pink tulips

green herbs
every color imaginable!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

we always will

Our prayers are with the victims from yesterday's senseless acts. I saw this piece this morning on the internet and it words struck me and reminded me to never forget that humanity is inherently good. 

Patton Oswalt's words on yesterday's tragedy - 

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."
But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem -- one human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet.....This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in a while, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness. 
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evildoers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy Celebration of the day of your Birth!

Happy Birthday Emily! Twenty seven years ago today your dad and I were starting the day early with a trip to St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Your big sister had stayed the night at Grandma's in anticipation of her new sibling. We were anxious and excited and couldn't wait for your arrival on this pretty spring day. All of your extended family waited for our phone call to find out who you were! We didn't have to wait very long for your arrival into this world~you came in screaming and healthy and we were completely thrilled to meet you! 

Emily Jane....what a joy you've been to watch grow from the shy, sweet, sensitive, stubborn at times, shadow-to-your-big sister little girl to the woman you are today. Maybe not as shy but not so different either from long ago. Don't ever lose your sense of humor, your sense of wonder at little things, your sense of speaking up for what you believe. You were born with those things 27 years ago and they are part of what make you YOU...Wishing you lots of birthday love and fun! 


Thursday, April 4, 2013

coming out of hibernation

Happy April! The rain has moved east and the sun finally decided to come out for the first time here in April which means opening windows, drying out the soggy grass and finding renewed energy. We have been heads down in our studio working on products for Vintage Market Days which will be here in just 6 weeks!

ElizaJane Studio will be there with unique items to brighten any celebration. It is quite a mess here with fabrics, drawings and pens scattered everywhere. There is a method to our madness though (at least we say there is) and we are enjoying working towards this goal of VMD!

here comes the sun...

 look up sunny daffodil

hope to see you there!!!