Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Henry's Nursery- "The Big Board"- Part 1

Okay as promised nursery details are here.  Let's start with the single item I had the most questions regarding- Henry's Big Board as we call it.
It all started with a simple idea.  I wanted a huge board in Henry's room for pictures, etc. but I wanted something different than cork board.  I am going to have Patrick write about the initial conversations of what I envisioned but this was the very primitive sketch of what I wanted.  
In the beginning I planned on using old reclaimed floor planks from a local company that specializes in those sort of things but when hanging something over a crib, weight quickly becomes an issue.  Originally I wanted this board to be much larger but again, over a crib changes some details.

So after a lot of debate about safety Patrick went to work.  I had also planned on using amazing hardware for the corners but we ran into a lot of issues so in the end we used simple brackets to connect the boards.
 While most of my original ideas were scrapped/edited for one reason or another, one idea did make it all the way through- burlap upholstery tape woven across the back to hold up pictures, etc.  Ordered from an upholstery supplier this part was easy- weave, tighten and staple.
Several of you asked how we attached it to the wall so I included this picture to show the supports behind the board.  These boards (painted to match the wall) are screwed into the studs and the board was attached to these with hanging hardware.  I can tell you that board is not going anywhere, we were very careful about safety over the crib.
 Up after completion.
 I decided to include this too (although it is less than flattering) but it shows another view of the ceiling and light.
Closer view of materials.
Part II- Items on the board coming next.....

 First Image (the one better than the rest) courtesy of Paula of Two Ellie

Snow Patrol ...

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                                                                                                coat: jovana markovic (young designer),
                                                                                                boots: zara,
                                                                                                pants: pull&bear,
                                                                                                t-shirt: primark,
                                                                                                cardigan: non branded,
                                                                                                scarf: pashmina,
                                                                                                bag: parfois,
                                                                                                gloves: terranova,
                                                                                                sunglasses: accessorize,
                                                                                                watch: michael kors,
                                                                                                ph. Jovana Tomasevic

Photos arrived last night, and i as i promised you yesterday, here they are! ;)
Im showing you finally my new coat which i bought two weeks ago at Jovana Markovic store ( she is a young and talented designer, you can check her collection Here) , woolen with lots of studs and golden zippers, how not to love it?! This will be probably my new favorite piece for the upcoming months! ;)
I  wanted to ask you about designer sunglasses , do you have any suggestion which one i should get? Aviator, oversized or cat eye?
Huge thanks to Jovana Tomasevic again and these wonderful photos that she made!
Hope you will like it!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Short preview ...

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Last week i made some  photos with dear Jovana Tomasevic ( photographer)  , and here is a little preview of what is waiting for you! ;) You will see a lots of great shoots made on snow and finally my new black coat (which i bought two weeks ago) with studs and golden zippers! Until then, follow me on twitter or Facebook page! ;)

p.s. i wanna thank you for all your lovely comments about recipes, im so glad  that you tried it and really, really liked it!

Monday, Monday...Inspiration

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 2012 Meeting Minutes


Welcome Members/Visitors:
Rebecca Chipres, Clark College Student & Broadway Kia;
 Katie Grace, PCC Student Becky Vierck , Re-Born Automotive; Sarah Heidler, Tom Dwyer AutomotiveBetty Kindel, retired technician and educator Margaret Ragan, Tigard SUV and AutomotiveEliane  Brockbank, retired shop owner. and Liz Dally , owner &  Terica Devoreh-Spratt, Hawthorne Auto Clinic.

ATI Changes Sexist Training Materials- 
Sarah read a letter that she wrote in November of 2011 to the Automotive Training Institute in regards to some training materials that were presented at a class she took in the spring of 2010.  She verbally complained at that time that the materials were sexist but was assured that they were in the process of being changed, only to find that in the fall of 2011 (over a year later) the materials had still not been changed.  Although ATI has failed, as of yet, to respond directly to Sarah, they did announce in internal emails that they had officially changed the offending materials to be inclusive of both women and men.  

 By Laws
As a group we went through the bylaws draft, article by article and made corrections as the group deemed necessary.  The By-laws will be re-drafted and resubmitted by Sarah for final consideration in the February meeting.

Officers Elected
It was decided this year, we would elect and vote for officers to serve a short, one year term (the new bylaws, once in place, allow for a two year term) as an intermediate step to our more formal structure.  This was accomplished through informal motions from the small group and a oral count.  It was agreed that the officers for the year shall be:
President: Margaret Regan
Vice President: Carra Molgard (not present, but agreed via text to accept the position)
Treasurer:  Terica Devoreh-Spratt
Secretary: Sarah Heidler
Each person will write a job description to bring to the larger group for next meeting.

 WIT Fair:
Tonia Haney of Clark College has graciously accepted the responsibility of heading up our presentation at the 2012 Women in Trades Fair.
She will need volunteers to help.  If you've never volunteered for this event, it's a great way to get out and meet young women interested in the industry as well as networking with other trades professionals.  
Drop awa an email if you're interested = awapdx@gmail.com

Coming up:
Memberships are due for the 2012 year. 
Sarah will send out bills this year for membership dues.
Next meeting - February 29th, 2012 6:30 pm- Join us!

Quiet Time

In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.  John 1:4

Friday, January 27, 2012

In My Head

In my head I am Martha Stewart...
I am one step ahead, I cook great meals and my drawers all look like this...
 Ooohh, or even this....
But in real life (or as was the case last night) I am one hour late for supper club* and I show up with store bought cookies and wine purchased last minute at Walmart while picking up formula which we are almost out of because I am in fact never one step ahead.  

C'est la vie.....Happy Friday!

*And if you are more like me than Martha I hope you have a group as wonderful as this supper club because they don't mind.

**Also, as many of you have pointed out, those Walmart cookies are actually really good.  I had never had them before but I was pleasantly surprised.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I went looking for a dress from All Saints that I could not find, but I did find these two that I wish lived in my closet.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Graphic Panels and A Gallery Wall

Dear West Elm,

Saw these in person and I would like to thank you for making pre-made graphic panels, they look great.  Now, if you could just line your curtains I could start using them.  Lack of lining drives me nuts, rarely can I use an unlined panel.  I want to end on a positive note though.  Your gallery frames in silver/linen are used repeatedly in my repertoire...something I can't say about any other single item.  Example from install this week (complete room shot coming...one of these days):
*Black frames Target

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Recipe 3 ...

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                                                                                                 cup of joy ...
                                                                                                 or one row for me ... ;)

Tiramisu is one of my favorite treats for several years ... I got this recipe from my friend's aunt, and it's the most similar one to those from cake shops. It's really easy to make, and if you are a sugar addict like me, this will be your happy day! ;)
You will need :
- 4 eggs
- 6 tablespoons of sugar ( 4 for egg yolks and 2 for egg whites)
- whipped cream 250 ml
- mascarpone cheese 250 ml ( Zanetti is my favorite brand , i gotta admit that i didn't liked this one which i used)
- two packages of ladyfingers ( it depends of your vessel)
- coffee for soaking up the ladyfingers ( i prefer Nescafe)
- cocoa powder . 

Follow the instructions and after couple hours you will have your home made tiramisu! Enjoy!

Tiramisu je već nekoliko godina na listi mojih omiljenih poslastica a kao takav , morala sam mu naći i adekvatnu zamenu koja bi bila napravljena u kućnoj varijanti, nešto najpribližnije  zabajone kremu i pravom ukusu tiramisu-a. Recept sam dobila od drugaricine tetke i od taga ga vrlo rado  delim . :)
Potrebni sastojci:
- 4 jaja
- 6 supenih kašika šećera
- slatka pavlaka 250ml.
- maskarpone sir 250ml. ( najlepši ukus ima sir marke Zanotti, moram priznati da mi se ovaj sa slike nije dopao)
- dva pakovanja piškota ( u zavisnosti od posude)
- kafa ( najradije koristim Nescafe bez šećera)
- kakao .

Pratite uputstva sa fotografija i kroz dva do tri sata ćete imati svoj domaći tiramisu! :) Fil koji preostane najčešće iskoristim za dezert u čaši, koji služi da se premosti vreme dok se tiramisu ne stegne! ;)
Ukoliko budete imali pitanja vezanja za sam proces, vrlo rado ću vam odgovoriti  jer sada postoji mogućnost da se pojedinačno to učini za svaki napisani komentar pa je samim tim i preglednije! :)