Thursday, January 31, 2008

Go Ducks!

If you've been reading Kstyle for awhile you know that I am a diehard University of Oregon duck fan. So check out this darling "green and yellow" purse I found at J. Crew. I just came back from a weekend in Eugene to attend the Oregon/USC basketball game and I could've sold a hundred of these just standing in the lobby. too cute, k

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Stylin With Hearts

Jam thumbprints were the first cookies I learned how to make and have been a favorite ever since. I love the heart versions I found at and if I were organized I'd make a batch and give to all my awesome friends for Valentine's day. IF! k

Monday, January 28, 2008

Exploring Etsy

Just spent a few minutes browsing Etsy this morning and found this darling potential valentine's card. Lots of other "sweet" cards at this Etsy shop. Hmmm, I better get busy. Valentine's just around the corner. k

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Photo Journalist

His assignment??? Go out into the chaos, find a good "it's a snow day" in Ashland shot, and try to avoid getting into an accident in the process. So this is one of the shots that will appear in our paper tomorrow and thankfully J survived another dicey assignment of which their are many.

It's been a very busy week for me so hopefully will be back in design swing soon. k

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Passionate About Lampwork

Just a quickie post tonight as we are busy busy this week with finals and meetings and my birthday Thursday. Speaking of which if you wanted to REALLY please me you would buy me these amazing beads by lampwork artist Melanie Moertel. R are you reading this? k

Sunday, January 20, 2008

It's a Dog Thing

I'm sure you can tell by this post that I'm needing a doggie fix right now. Especially in lieu of our recent robbery I am definitely craving something soft and furry and "ferocious" in a good way. I saw one of these gorgoeus soaps from Gianna Rose Atelier while out to lunch in neighboring Jacksonville this weekend and the detail and the packaging are really outstanding. The perfect gift, especially for k.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Passionate About Lampwork

Spent a tiny bit of time browsing my favorite category on Ebay and look what I found. I love the contemporary take on this lampworked heart and you can go here to bid on it right now. Hey guys, what a perfect valentine's day present for your sweetie.
On another note my posts maybe a bit sporadic next week as I have a lot going on including the fact that it is finals time again for '"waterboy" and that always means of flurry of last minute cramming and usually a few papers which need to be "edited' and "fine-tuned". talk soon, k

Monday, January 14, 2008

I Love Whimsy & Ralph Lauren

I love love these whimsical dessert plates by Ralph Lauren Home. Lots and lots of gorgeous items here but these were my favorites. Wouldn't it be fun to set a table with these. so clever, k

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Etsy Goodness

I found this absolutely wonderful Etsy Shop 4th Avenue Soap Co. via Oh Joy today and well you just need to go there to check it out. Plan on spending a few minutes in this soap wonderland. Awesome, k

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Suba K

Yes, I know this is a bit off topic but I just had to share. You are looking at my birthday present, which btw is next week. What you say! Just a boring pretty green ipod shuffle. What could be so K stylish about that? Well this is NOT you're ordinary ipod. Nope, not at all. In fact it has been dipped in a secret waterproofing potion which makes it oh so special to this swimming blogger named K. Yep meet my new underwater ipod which now so stylishly accompanies me on those long and boring laps that I swim almost daily. If you're a swimmer check this baby out at she boogies to the H20, k

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Passionate About Lampwork.

I love this new work by lampwork artist Dustin Tabor. He really is a master and his beads are just breathtaking. To see more go to Dustin's website here. Having bookclub at my house tomorrow so will keep it short. So much to do and so little time. talk soon. k

Monday, January 07, 2008

A silver orchid

Spent a little time today browsing my old standbys and found these amazing silver sculpted orchids at one of my favorites. Yep it's Gumps of course. These are just so gorgeous and would definitely be cheaper in the long run than all of the orchids I buy and bury. k

Sunday, January 06, 2008


Hey Kstylers, Thought it was time I finally put a pic with the "K" and of course by now you all know that I am NOT in the under 30 blogging group. Hope you all had a great weekend and are staying warm. We are talking snow here in Ashland. Maybe some photo ops in the next few days. Am still working on getting my computer back into blogging order. Wow I had no idea how much stuff I had on there and how IMPORTANT it is to back up. Will be blogging about design again soon. i promise, k

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Meet Lola And A Story

Hey Kstylers. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a fun New Years. Meet Lola, my friend C's grandog. She was the star of the Sorry Tree party this year and definitely won the prize for best dressed. Unfortunaly our xmas went a bit sideways this year and here's why!
After the party we arrived home and realized we had forgotten to give waterboy a key as he was with friends so my husband didn't lock our car door thinking he would have to go out and retrieve said child. As it turned out he was just a few houses away and so walked home. But the problem and I mean BIG problem was that R forgot that he hadn't locked the car door and so we all went to bed thinking we were all locked up safe and sound. Oh and did I mention that I had gone online before bed just to check my email and unwind after party placing my laptop on the floor next to my chair as I always do. And btw my chair sits right by our xmas tree and our first floor living room is adjacent to the master bedroom all on the main level of our house.
So here is where the storey gets dicey. We woke up a bit late the following morning, my husband first and I here him say in an a sort of frantic tone. "Baby, I think we've been robbed." I ask him how he knows this from the bedroom which is only a few feet away. He says fairly calmly "because your laptop is gone and so are most of our xmas presents." At this point I cannot fathom that we are actually having this conversation, but unfortunately we are. And so as we now understand the robbers got into our car, took our garage door opener, quickly opened the door just enough to slide under came into our house while we sleeping a few feet away, took my laptop and the power cord, and all of the xmas presents that looked like they might contain ipods. In fact they got two. Then they slid back out the way they came. We never heard a thing. How scary is that??
Now you might question where we live. But no, we live in an outstanding neighborhood with great neighbors and very nice new homes. We have learned that there have been a rash of such robberies in our area and several of them have also occurred while people were sleeping and the mo has almost consistently been entering via the garage door opener.
So Kstylers the good news is that none of us were hurt. And our insurance will ultimately replace our lost items. But I lost pretty much EVERYTHING on my computer as I had not backed up recently. Devastating from my design and blogging perspective. I had thousands of resource files and well you know how it is. So it will be awhile before I am up to blogging snuff. I do have my new computer but no photoshop yet and I haven't even begun to replace the resource files so important to blogging. So hang in there with me. And please lock your cars at night and your doors during the day. talk soon, k