I just came back from an invigorating bike ride. I feel so alive when I ride. Yes, I finally got a bike! It's used but in solid shape, and I got it for only $50, way below what it should have cost. I totally lucked out. The quality is much higher than the bike I had when I was in L.A., but unfortunately, it's not hot pink. Perhaps, a spray paint job is in order.

Anyway, this is a good time to start riding again so that my inflated ass can be whipped back into shape. I need to fit into my wedding dress! My energy level has been hit hard by various health issues in the last couple years, but especially recently, so I haven't been as active as I used to be and the state of my derriere shows it.

I just discovered today that it's World Wide Knit in Public Day. I miss it every year! If I had known, I would have joined the group that's meeting at Kits Beach right now, but my day is already booked.


For months I've been wanting to paint our bedroom walls, and today I finally started! A while ago, I scored a quart of Ralph Lauren paint in a gorgeous gray-blue hue for $3 in the "Oops" section at Home Depot. A very lucky find! So I used it to paint one wall of our bedroom, and I totally dig it. It just livens up the room so much. It's amazing the difference a paint job can make. The rest of the walls will be in a pale yellow, and I can't wait to see the outcome.

Also, I'm going to check out a used bike tonight. I hope this one's it because I'm dying to ride again. It's been way too long since I last rode.


Whilst wedding planning, I've avoided scouring the world wide web for wedding ideas and stalking a million and one wedding websites. But there is one wedding website (www.oncewed.com) that I recently started tuning into regularly because I adore their DIY projects and the real weddings they feature. If I could plan our wedding all over again, I'd do it on a farm or in someone's backyard.

Now, I present to you The Behemoth.






My first furniture refinishing project, which I finished a while ago. My favorite feature of the whole project is the handle. Doing the bird silhouettes was a pain in the ass. The nightstand is far from perfect, but considering it was my first project, I'm pleased with it.

I'm currently on my third piece, which is another nightstand. I shall post pictures of the Behemoth (the oversized dresser) as soon as I'm able to document it.