Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Burrito Craving

Last Thursday, I spotted a new Chipotle downtown. And instantly, I was hungry. I freaking LOVE burritos. In fact, back in the days of my roaring 20's, eating late-night burritos was a ritual. We'd drink a lot of beer, walk over to 7-11 and buy one of the best frozen burritos ever invented, "The Bomb"... I kid you not.

The pillar of nutritional values, "The Bomb".

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

For the Love of Blogs

Being a blogger is hard work. You have to create, inspire and entertain. So imagine the pressure to come up with creative, inspirational and entertaining posts over and over and over again. Not so easy.

That's why these bloggers (and their blogs) are so amazing. They not only make me want to post more and more each day, they inspire me to search for stuff that's more than just...well, stuff. Because who knows, someone may turn to the Half Pint Review for creativity, inspiration and entertainment some day...

Creature Comforts

The Function Key

Worn Fashion Journal


Color Collective

Monday, November 8, 2010

How Tweet It Is

Typically, I peruse through my Etsy favorites--searching and searching for gems to post on the Half Pint Review. But I thought it might be nice to change things up a bit. So today, each item has been found via my Twitter "followers" list. See, loyalty pays off--even on Twitter.

"Up and Up" screenprinted poster, $20 - from Johny and Stacie.

Vintage Canadian highway sign, $39 - from The Vintage Cabin.

Black, red and white belt, $15 - from Bare Tree Apparel.

Wood Chip necklace, $13 - from Violet Reaction.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday Faves - "Out For A Stroll" Edition

It's been an unusually nice October (by Northwest standards), so I've been taking advantage of some rarely seen sunshine. Walking is always nice. I love taking different routes through my neighborhood--seeing houses I've never seen, discovering hidden coffee shops and cafes, and shopping at stores whose windows I've only peeked through...

"Riga in February" 7 x 10 print, $20 - from Artquirk.
"Chai" love mug cozy, $16 - from Knit Storm.
Vintage Swedish medical field bag, $29 - from Militaria.
Chocolate sandwich cookies, $20 - from The Tiny Kitchen.
"Wheat Skies" 5 x 5 print, $10 - from Soma Venus.
Moneybag wallet, $55 - from Chakra Pennywhistle.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Faves - Flying Solo Edition

I've felt a little bit like a one-man army this week. So this week's edition of "Friday Faves" goes out to all of my hard-working troops out there. Just know that even though you're an army of one, you have the support of many...

"The Maiden" print, $33 - from Theater Clouds.
Wooden horse statuette, $49 - from Mazuli Vintage.
Patchwork hoop, $10 - from Merriweather Council.
"Pup in the Grass" sewn print, $20 - from Tastes Orangey.
Hanging glass vial vase, $8.50 - from Tortoise Loves Donkey.
"Happy Moment" print, $40 - from Shira Sela.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Buzz...from The Hive

I'm a proud member of The Artisans Collective--a diverse, talented, incredibly creative group of Etsy artists and crafters. We're always busy at work, just like little worker bees (hence, our "Hive" moniker). And everyday, our members list their new creations on Etsy. So let's see what all the buzz is about this morning...

"Autumn in the City" photograph, $25.50 - from Jude McConkey.
Sterling silver, letter "E" necklace, $23 - from Piano Bench Designs.
White on white, 3D garland, $18 - from Maisy and Alice.
Lavennz Osy - inspired locket, $22 - from Polarity.
Screenprinted moleskine journal, $9 - from Cutie Pie Company.
"Looker" print, $18 - from Amber Alexander.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


My brain seems to be happier when geometric shapes and themes are in play. Doesn't matter if they're in the foreground or background--any "ground" works well. A clever arrangement of squares, a never-ending sequence of interlaced triangles, or even a mod-themed, geometric pattern--they all seem to stimulate my network of neurons.

Giclee print, $33 - from Inaluxe.
Embroidered necklace, $75 - from Spinthread.
"Moon" t-shirt, $25 - from Blackbird Tees.
Paper assembly card, $8 - from Essimar.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Faves - Live from Moon Lake

This week's edition of "Friday Faves" is inspired by Betsy Walton's "Moon Lake" print. Mysterious, intricate and beautiful, Walton's visually-engaging artwork serves as a reminder of the creativity continually streaming from Portland, OR.

"Moon Lake" giclee print, $35 - from Betsy Walton.

Enjoy the rest of today's "Friday Faves"--and keep an eye out for those creative Portland-ites!

Chevron striped journal, $5.75 - from Wit & Whistle.
Vintage Utilico metal cash box, $20 - from Cushion Chicago.
Herkimer diamond gem necklace, $45 from Pole Star.
Pillow sham/cover, $32 - from Sewn Natural.
Washington state coat hook, $36 - from Old New Again.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Clockwork Orange...turquoise, red and more!

My vintage clock died last month. It was such a sweetheart of a clock too--yellowish, with a faux bois display, and the cutest set of constantly flipping numbers. (Sigh)...the sadness...

But then I discovered "Clockwork Universe" on Etsy. This Latvian gem of a shop features a slew of vintage Russian alarm clocks, watches and other time-keeping goodies. Yup, I'm pretty sure my "new" vintage clock is in here somewhere...

Vintage turquoise alarm clock, $35.
Antique German alarm clock, $69.
Vintage red alarm clock, $28.
Vintage 1950's USSR alarm clock, $28.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Feathers in the wind

For me, the weekend means it's farmer's market time. Georgetown on Saturday, Fremont on Sunday...this is the routine. Starting at about 8am (each day), Jody and I set up the Blackbird Tees booth. After that, we sit back and hopefully enjoy a day filled with happy customers (and sales).

Today was a bit chilly; definitely a sleeping bag kind of day. And as I sat, cozily cocooned in my sleeping bag, a little tuft of goose feather filling escaped and floated through the air...

"Feathers" art print, $20 - from Groundwork.
 "Fly Away" moleskine journal, $20 - from Mary's Granddaughter.
Silver feather ring, $16 - from Velvet.
Needle-felted miniature owl, $48 - from Sewn Natural.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Faves

Friday is upon us! And that means it's time for "Friday Faves"! This week was incredibly busy. My girlfriend was out of town, so I was managing her Etsy store (as well as my own). I had no idea it was so much work to pack up t-shirt orders! Now I know why she's so exhausted all the time...

Enjoy your weekend...and my faves!

Embroidered heart, $34 - from Miniature Rhino.
Stitched canvas print, $69 - from Laura Amiss.
Book mobile, $68 - from Shop House.
"Disco" fine art photograph, $25 - from SLG Designs.
Vintage bull figurine, $20 - from Shaving Kit Supplies.
Vintage pink skirt, $48 - from Zwzzy.
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