Monday, July 7, 2008

Harajuku Heaven!! The Kawaii Collaboration

The girls of Adagio Bleu are having a collaboration with a Japanese influence. Have a look! Search ABSD.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I Like Silly Names!

I work for a mail place. I have customers. I give them nicknames.

I don’t do it to make fun of them. I give them a nickname so that I’m not calling them by their Box #. Hey!! Here comes Box #880!! It just sounds too impersonal.

I thought I would share with you some of these names.

Oompa Loompa-This person has the exact face as the Oompa Loompa in the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The one with Johnny Depp. You know...the guy who is EVERY Oompa Loompa in the movie.

Rifleman-One of my favorite customers. Too obvious I know. Yes he mails rifles and shotguns weekly.

FaLaLa Lady-She sings the opera the entire time she is in the office. Oblivious to anyone else there. Makes you just want to slap her!

The Wizard of Fraud-He named himself. He’s my CPA that recently became a Private Investigator. CPA….PI….strange.

Moleman-He’s a self ordained minister who kills moles for a living. Enough said.

Baby Jane-What ever happened to her?

Certifiable-Gorgeous guy who works for the government. He only mails Certified letters so before I finally asked his name I gave him one of my own.

The Waterboy-He, along with his brothers, owns the bottled water company here in town.

Fred-His name is Don. Don’t ask.

Brown Dude-Well who else but the UPS guy?

The Candyman-He brings me candy because I’m really nice to him. I am really nice to him because he is whacked and I don’t want him going off.

Can’t Complain Enough Guy-Nice man but never anything good to say.

Saving the best for last……

Bidet Man-Sounds like a superhero doesn‘t it? Yes.....he sells bidets for a living.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Visiting Flagstaff, AZ.

Have you ever had one of those days where it was so bad it felt like it had been going on all week? I have. It wasn't bad enough that I am having a bad hair day but the rest of the day? So…to cheer myself up I thought I would talk about my recent trip.

I visited Arizona. My niece in Flagstaff was getting married. My daughter and family live in Tucson so I flew there and we all drove up to Flagstaff. What a beautiful city. I live in the Pacific Northwest and expected Flagstaff to be just like the rest of the Arizona desert. I was pleasantly surprised! It is not much different than here with it’s Ponderosa Pine forests. The weather in Flagstaff is warmer than here. We’ve been in the 60’s. It was about 80 degrees there and I loved it!

On my flight to Tucson I was bumped up to 1st Class. It was great since it was a three hour flight. This was only the second time I have ever flown 1st Class. The first time was also when I visited Jamie. She must be lucky for me.

I think I’d like to move here!!! It's probably really pricey.

The college in Flagstaff is gorgeous. It is also huge! It has a ginormous dome that looked like a spaceship. The rest of the campus was beautiful.

I couldn’t believe how green it was here!

AND.....I got my kicks on Route 66!!

I can't wait to go back. Also the wedding was absolutely beautiful as was my niece. It was so nice to see this side of my family after so long.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Do You Sis Boom??!!

Adagio Bleu Studios is so honored to have Jennifer Paganelli join us as a guest designer. Today is launch day and we have over 100 designers participating. Check us out!!

Jennifer will also have an outfit up for auction with the proceeds going to the charity Wounded Warriors helping soldiers hurt in the war.

Here is my listing. Green with Envy.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

After A Long Hard Day At Work......

Look what greeted me!!

I am sooooo.... lucky it missed the house. Whew!

What a view!

I can't get out!

Just missed!


Whoa!! That's big!

Thank goodness this guy survived.

I'm really looking forward to moving this thing tomorrow...........HELP!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

More Pictures From Quilt Market!!

Quilt market was HUGE!! The designer's booths were wonderful. Jamie and I bought sooooo....much "stuff". I've got many pictures but can only share a few here.

Look at this gorgeous chair re-covered with prints from Anna Maria Horner's collection.

A picture with Jennifer Paganelli.
Myself, Jennifer and Jamie.

Angela of Bunnys Designs and her mother.

Joel Dewberry's beautiful booth. He had gone home early.

Finally we were so tired we had to sit on the floor to shop!!

Looking forward to Houston Quilt Market in October!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Guess Who's Red Shoes??!!

No they aren't Dorothy's!

Jamie of MaricopaFabrics was wearing the same shoes but in black.

They belong to the very talented fabric designer Sandi Henderson aka Portabellopixie. We chatted with Sandi and her husband Dustin at Quilt Market while we looked at her new patterns. Too cute! The two of them were so nice. Sandi also has her newest line of fabric coming out...Farmer's Market. The line is gorgeous and I can't wait to see it in person!!

About Those Bathrooms!!

All over Portland this is what you will find in the bathrooms stalls. There is one on the back tile wall and also one on the stall door.

The Water Saving Dual Function Handle.

You didn't know I always take my camera to the bathroom?!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Quilt Market Was Awesome!!!

We had a great time. We ate way too much but we walked way too much so that helped. Our hotel room was near the convention center so we just hopped the shuttle everyday.

We had quite the day on Thursday the day we started out. We both left in the morning around 7ish. Jamie was flying in from Arizona and I was driving down from Washington. At 7:30AM she called me from the Tucson airport and said her flight was running late and that she may not catch her connection in Salt Lake City. At about 10:30 she called again and yes she did miss it.

While she tried to make other arrangements I kept on driving. I was 40 miles outside of Portland when she called and said that her flight into Portland wouldn't arrive until 7:30PM or later. It was only 11:30AM so I would have had to wait all day for her!! The other option was that her flight would land in Seattle at 3:00PM.

Well.....I didn't want to just sit around the hotel room waiting for Jamie so I decided to turn around and drive up to SeaTac airport (2 hours) to pick her up and then we would drive back down to Portland. (2 hours or so). I know....crazy....but kind of a fun roadtrip.

We arrived at our hotel about 6:00PM way before her flight would have arrived so I think it was worth it. Besides she drove the last leg of the trip and the entire time we were in Portland!! What a nice break.

I'll be posting pictures once I get them uploaded and more about the Market.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Portland or BUST!!!

That's what I've been hearing lately.

Jamie of Maricopa Fabrics and my alter ego buythebolt are heading for Portland, Oregon for Quilt Market. We arrive there Thursday and will be staying through the weekend. I'm so excited!! I am hoping to meet Sandi Henderson, Kathy Miller, Joel Dewberry and so many more. We'll be taking alot of pictures and coming home with lots and lots and lots of new fabric. I'll share our exciting weekend with you all when we get back.

It's suppose to get up to 90 degrees over the weekend in Portland. Portland?!?! I wonder if we have a pool at our hotel.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Priceless Gems from a Mother......

I came across this in a magazine the other day. With Mother's Day approaching I thought it appropriate.

1. If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, wrap then fastidiously, put them in the refrigerator where they can easily be seen, and throw them away the next day.

2. When you're sad, don't fight it-accessorize it. Get some gin and cigarettes, then play Edith Piaf until the CD starts to skip.

3. Knowing how to roast red peppers will impress more people than you'd think.

4. It's OK to read at the table.

5. But it's never OK to watch TV at the table.

6. You can always substitute white wine for vermouth in a martini.

7. Everything tastes better if it's served by candlelight.

8. If nothing matches, no matter. That's just another reason for candlelight.

9. Do not try to order in French at a French restaurant unless you are French.

10. Unexpected gifts are the most appreciated.

11. At work, find the people who can fix things-the copier, mistakes in your expense report-and then be very, very nice to them.

12. There are five things that will always make you happy if you have them in your home: flowers, a lovely place to eat a meal, a chilled bottle of white wine, Goldfish crackers, and a cat.

13. If you must leave a party and you don't have a good excuse, spill something on yourself.

14. The proper way to end a conversation is "I'm sorry to let you go."

15. If you think you're fat, remember that at this time next year, you will look back and wish you were the weight you are now.

Buythebolt has Amy Butler!!!

More to come soon!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What Kind of Nut Are You?

You Are a Brazil Nut

To most people, you seem exotic, unusual, and even a bit scary.

But you're really quite normal. You're just hard to get to know.

If people leave you alone and let you do your thing, you really shine.

But you tend to get lost in a crowd, especially if it's filled with big personalities.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Yo Gabba Gabba!!

I can't forget Etsy! I've got these listed there and they are HOT! I've made the clay beads myself and will take custom orders. Search alligatorsoup on Etsy.

One Fish, Two Fish!

Just listed a few days ago on Ebay for Adagio Bleu's Orange Turquoise launch. This one was made 2 match the Free Spirit Lightning Bugs line. Search ABSD on Ebay!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Still Nothing.

This is my first blog and I'm a bit overwhelmed. All of my friends have blogs so I thought I should have one too. One of these days you might be surprised when I have something of interest to post. LOL. Meanwhile I have a big job interview tomorrow so I need to go over my notes and practice my Jessica Alba walk. I've almost got it nailed!! Until next time.

Sunday, March 30, 2008