Wednesday, February 29, 2012

bike ride

Sunday, was predicted to be one of the last nice days for awhile. So we hopped on our bikes and went on a 25  mile ride. I hadn't ridden my bike in months. Well actually, I hadn't gotten much exercise at all in months. Surprisingly, besides slightly sore knees and rear end, I held up fairly well.

And the gorgeous views were a good distraction. There were lots of cows, horses, even sheep, mules, chickens, and goats along the way. It was late afternoon so in attempt to make it home before dark, I only stopped once to take a few shots.

Here's a fun way to visualize the route. The mountains run parallel on the west side. The southeast corner of Lake Tahoe can be seen on the far left.

So who's coming to visit? =)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


About a week ago, I went to a nerd themed party. It was fun digging threw my recently thrifted stash to put an outfit together. The nerdiest part was probably my white socks and brown lace up shoes. But my dress was so long, they were easily missed.

It was a super de duper fun time!

Friday, February 24, 2012


Yes, I am obsessed with rainbows. It's official.

There is a fun way to shop on called a treasury. They are themed lists of items curated by members. I decided to curate a few myself and have completely lost it. I seriously posted 4 rainbow treasuries just today. haha.

I also recently updated my shop banner. I really enjoy changing up the colors every couple months, usually coordinating with the upcoming holiday. I made this one prodominantly green with a bright full spectrum rainbow. Of course, my 'logo' is already a rainbow, but I started off with a non-traditional one with fewer colors and lower chroma colors. ANY who. Here's my cutie header!! And my colorful featured items below it.

I've added 2 rainbow leg warmers and 2 green leg warmers and a green Retro Rack so far. Next up is my final pair of green leg warmers. They are green and yellow striped. You might recognize them because I've been wearing that sweater for the last couple winters. After that is the little art bag I made with a painted rainbow on the front pocket. Plus, I finally photographed the rest of the retro racks and the 4 aprons I just finished. Lots of photo editing in my near future.

Wishing you sunshine and rainbows!

jessie b

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Snow Day + Sunshine Coat

WE GOT POWDER!!! Yes, we did! It's been looooong coming. I made sure not to miss out this time. Headed to the slopes first thing this morning. Did 5 runs. It was so good.

I had planned to do a photo shoot today. I have 5 leg warmers and a bag I want to get into the shop pronto. I'm gearing up for St Patty's Day. So many reasons to love St Patty's Day. My favorite color is green and I am crazy in love with rainbows. Plus I'm Irish. Oh, and if I can find my way to a pot of gold, it would be my fave holiday ever!

Well, the outfits I meticulously picked out would not be so cute hidden under a big frumpy coat. Instead I headed out into the snow to take pictures of a 1980's ski jacket that I affectionately refer to as 'The Sunshine Coat'. I seriously can't help but smile every time I look at it. More Rainbow Bright meets Punky Brewster! That about sums me up. haha

It was a good day.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

off trail hike

Yesterday, I went for a nice long hike near the house. I've always stayed on the path, but this time ventured off to go exploring.

road to adventure

 the first gate

It was a nice foggy day, perfect temperature for a winter hike.

Where we decided to venture off the trail.

and just go straight up. It was pretty steep and sandy.

Fun with rocks.

The destination in view.

Miss Pecker.

We found a nice spot on the rocks to have lunch. This was the view.

The sun decided to come out and play for a bit.

Sliding back down went twice as fast as climbing up =)

The reward.... Georgia mud from DQ  =)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Poster and Ticket Design

VDAY is a great organization and I'm proud to be a part of it. Although this year I'm not performing in the Vagina Monologues, I am creating the marketing materials again. Here's last year's design.

And here are new 2012 Vagina Monologue Posters and tickets.

If you live in the Tahoe area, come check out the show. Last year was standing room only so it's actually going to be 2 nights this year, Friday February 24th and Saturday the 25th.


Oh how I love trying new foods, especially fruits and veges. Walking through the produce section, this beauty caught my eye. Now, I like grapefruit. But for those that don't like it because it's too bitter, the pummelo is a great alternative. It's mild instead of bitter, and just as sweet.

It actually looks like a huge grapefruit and has the most amazing smell. It's somehow calming and invigorating at the same time. I think it might just be my favorite smell to date! And even though my nose has been on the fritz ever since the short hairy roommate arrived, I can still manage to catch a whiff now and again. Just having it near me seems to lift my spirits. =)

Monday, February 6, 2012

what I wore

Last week, I had some errands to run as well as do a little photo shoot. I love the chance to do a shoot somewhere new. I headed to town, keeping a look out for a good spot to pull over. I found a dirt road right off the highway and it ended up being a great backdrop.

This is my favorite!

So yeah, I stopped and took pictures first and then continued on with my errands. Usually I take of the legwarmers because I don't like to get them dirty and have to rewash them before shipping them off to a new home...BUT I decided to wear them. All day.

I wore the whole outfit all day actually. Hat and all.

Man, can you believe it's this warm? Loving it!

I went to 2 thrift stores, 2 paint stores, a shipping/copy store, a fabric store, and a large hardware/home store.

I started thinking about all the places this outfit is perfect for. Musical festivals, burning man, welcoming home a soldier, voting, occupying, performing, and of course the celebrating our nations independence.