Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Words of Wisdom

 I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.

Diana Vreeland

Extra Coffee Time

It has already been a long week for me, I have been going through several pots of coffee.  It started with a call from my mom telling me that Dad had broken his shoulder falling off a ladder, he is doing fine now (it could have been allot worse) he had to have surgery on it but he is comfortable and is going to heal up just great. I've been working on a lot of stuff for InClover, I'm hoping we will be getting off the ground soon. I am trying to write a business plan, I've never writing one before and am feeling my way through it.  I've been testing bath salt recipes (I know, not a hard job right?) and I think I'm on to a good one.  The thing I have been stuck on is packaging. We have an idea of how we want it to look in our heads but I need to spend some time running around and trying to find some actual material for us to use.  Moms coming over here soon so I hope to have some stuff ready to show her.  It's been a lot of work but I truly am loving it. 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Snail Mail

This morning I found a lovely handwritten thank you card in the mail and it just made my day.  While now days email and texts have taking over the world I find that handwritten snail mail is even more special.  Apparently the Britain's Royal Mail thinks so, they have released these great stamps of old British post boxes, I love them!

Summer Salad

It seems like it is finally summer here is Seattle and I have been thoroughly enjoying the weather.  I have been spending many days walking around the lake with my sister after work.  I have also been in the mood to make some light, summertime type meals.  The other day I picked up a small seedless watermelon, I cut it into rough chunks and throw it into a bowl with a bunch of watercress and feta.  The mix of crisp and fruit was great.  Do you have any favorite summertime recipes?

Here We Go

InClover Bathworks is slowly becoming a reality. The first of the new batches have been put up to cure (this takes four weeks) and we have an official business licence.  I am having such an amazing time pulling this all together and am so excited to see where this will lead us.  Our next move is a trip up to Bellingham and a great supplies shop up there called Brambleberry, we need to stock up on a few things. I am having so much fun thinking of fragrances and packaging and imagining what everything will look like.  This is such an amazing adventure and I am excited, hopeful, nerves and yes even a little scared.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oh Carly

So on the Vogue website ( they have post on what they call beauty icons, they are usually pretty interesting but I must say for an icon they got the last one right.  The glorious Carly Simon, she has such a way about her, a kind of casual glamor.  


Last Saturday I had took my Dad to see a Mariners/Yankees game.  It was so much fun to have some one on one time with him.  I lived in New York for many years so I am a BIG Yankees fan, my Dad of course was for the Mariners so that made it all the more fun.  Before the game we meet at my friends husbands hot dog stand (in front of the bar Hooverville) he had the best frankfurters.  We had perfect summer weather for baseball that it almost felt like a movie. It was so much fun!!

Hip Hip Jorge

My New Adventure

Hello all, Sorry that post have been light lately I have been busy with a new project but I promise to be more diligent about the blog in the future.  In the mean time I want to fill you in on my new endeavor!  I am very excited to be starting a small business (very small, as in out of my bedroom).  Me and my mother have been making soap in someway or another for the past ten years.  We have always enjoyed it, playing with fragrances, perfecting recipes and of course taking lots of luxurious baths. Now we want to take it to the next level and I am so excited!! We are hoping to be selling on Etsy soon, so look for us!!  We are calling ourselves InClover Bathworks

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Paper Dolls

When I was a little girl I loved to play with paper dolls, I could spend all day dresses them up in different outfits. Well I found a grown up and fashion forward equivalent in the website Polyvore, it lets you create different looks with tons of images (I created the one above because I am longing to hit the beach).  It also links you over to were the images came from if you want to perches part or all of the look you created.  I could defiantly see myself spending all day creating different looks, just like I did with my dolls.

Words of Wisdom

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.
~Robert frost

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wild Target

I think this looks like a great movie, I love most anything with Emily Blunt in it.  It already came out in the UK, I think it will be in the US in October. Any thoughts??