Monday, January 9, 2012

motel mondays: part six

welcome back to motel mondays! during my recent world travels none of the hotels i encountered were worthy of a featured spot in motel mondays so i decided to put it on hold until i was back in the good ol' usa... so, i was visiting family in arizona over the weekend and begged my dad to pull over so i could snap a photo of this one, the view motel!  we were driving through cottonwood, arizona during a day of sight seeing.  thankfully, my dad agreed to pull over when we passed this the second time (yeah, i don't think my family really gets my love of these vintage signs....).  i think this one is pretty fab, although i'm not gonna lie, i was pretty tempted to remove the AAA addition to it before posting... it would look even better without it!

my uncle was pretty cool about jumping in!

so, during my trip i was encouraging my aunts and uncles to join in on some jumping photos in front of the really beautiful arizona scenery.  i mean, how can you not jump for joy at the beauty of such spots like the red rocks set against the bright blue sky in sedona?  well, before the weekend was up i was able to get a few of them to join in and i have to say i won't be surprised if fun jumping poses will be included in photos on some of their christmas cards later this year. i'm just sayin'... mark my words... jumping photos will be all the rage in 2012!
during some post christmas window shopping i saw this jewelry display at my local anthropologie store at the grove.  look familiar??? yep, i thought so too!  turns out their visual display person was inspired by my blog post on how to make diy starburst urchin sculptures and ran to the 99 cent only store for supplies to put together this display.  pretty cool way to start the year, knowing that one of my favorite stores ever used one of my ideas! imitation is the best form of flattery and i really am flattered!!! and i have to say, i really like how they mixed the original clear picks with the metallic bronze paint and really made them full.  super groovy!

i am back to interning tomorrow.  i can't believe it was almost a year ago that i spent my first day interning in the fabric closet. wow, i have learned so much since that very first day! a few friends and family have asked what my plan is this year. well, i am going to stick with interning a couple of days a week as long as i keep learning on the job (in a lot of ways it is better than school) and see what happens. lots of ideas up my sleeve for 2012 and i can't wait to see what the year brings!

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until next time...

the (formerly almost) 40 year old intern