Moving Hiatus

Morning my friendly blog-followers! I'm dropping in today just to say that this week is MOVING WEEK! I'm hoping to get everything 100% moved over to my new spot by the end of the week, but we all know how those things can go. Things are going to be a bit quiet around the blog while I get moved and re-settled, while still keeping up with the demands of my late spring/early summer craft fair schedule. By late June/early July I hope to be back with semi-regular posts, and my first giveaway of 2016, so you'll definitely want to pop back over when you can! And you can always check in with this Tangleweed on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest when you're looking for cat-sillyness, wardrobe inspiration, bits of life ephemera, and of course, new jewelry designs and behind-the-scenes Tangleweeds fun.

A quick run down for those of you I haven't told about my move: I'm moving to Vallejo. Why Vallejo? Because it's one of the few affordable hold-outs in the bay area. My rent is going to be much lower and I'm going to have a space much more suited to where I am at in my life right now (i.e. more space mainly.) Initially I am going to keep my studio in Oakland and most likely work 3 longer days so I'm not having to drive to work 5 days a week. I'm going to see how this goes though, over the next few months, and if I find that I would rather move my work space home, I may consider that, as I have the room for it. I am mot definitely apprehensive about this next chapter, as I'm going to be juggling many different facets of my life. I feel confident that I can do it. . . And I think part of the key to making it work is going to be learning to be flexible about things, and remembering to be present here and now. 

Here's to a new adventure!

(The photo above is from Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma. Those poppies were just gorgeous! Jeff and I took a day trip out to Sonoma on Saturday, a rare treat for the two of us to have the same weekend day off.)

Mini Berkeley Adventure

Last Saturday Jeff and I took the day and just sort of winged it. We knew we wanted to just chill out, have some good food, and not have to deal with traffic on the bridge (so SF was out.) We stuck close to home and had a pretty awesome day in Berkeley. We tried out the newish BBQ place, Smoke, on San Pablo, walked through the local plant nursery, hunted through treasures at Omega Salvage, and admired adorable front yards in the resdential neighborhoods near by. 

I seriously lusted after that settee in one of the photos above. If I had the money and space it would have been mine! Oh well, another time, another place, another settee =) And that idea of using old drawers as planters is definitely going to happen in my yard in the near future!

If you've got interesting/inventive gardening ideas for the spring, share them in the comments if you like. Happy Tuesday everyone!

Lake Merritt Weekend

This past weekend was so lovely. I think I spent nearly every waking moment of daylight outside. On Saturday I went to Lake Del Valle with my sister and her kids for a day of sun and swimming. Then, on Sunday, Jeff and I walked around Lake Merritt, explored the gardens there, had lunch at Grand Lake Kitchen and just had a slow-lazy day. Some pictures from Sunday are below.