Tag Archives: missouri

MEET rubyASSATA in ST. LOUIS

23 Jun

A friend met me in St. Louis toward the end of my trip.

Here I am at a Cardinals game looking the part. Budweiser and freaker in hand. I’m such a sports fan.

Did you know people really stand up and stretch during the 7th inning stretch?

We had kick ass bloody marys at Rooster. Voted best breakfast and in St. Louis.

Looking  at the field notes itinerary .

and yummy magical black bean crepes.

This is outside of the St. Louis art museum. It was free and really beautiful.

My favorite exhibit was William Kentridge, “Visual Musing.”

I took about 25 pictures of his work before they asked me stop. Apparently, you couldn’t take pictures of this particular exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Calder ? At least that’s what the title said.

I want to put all of rubyassata‘s stuff in these.

We stayed at Dwell 912, modern bed and breakfast .

Front porch love.

The whole apartment was decorated with local art and vintage furnishings.

View from the balcony.

Looking at things this way.

Amazing 100 year old spiral staircase to the upstairs bedroom.

I may have had some drinks .  .  .

Living/dining room.

In the morning we had an organic breakfast made by owner Jenn from these chickens. Super cool.

You should really check out Dwell 912 if you are in the St. Louis area.

So. . . I should be in Wilmington right now BUT my great grandmother past way yesterday morning. She was 92 and will be missed.

Five more days in Missouri . Leaving Tuesday.  Miss my North Carolina so bad. Miss Courtney so bad.  Just super miss.

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StiLL kiCKin’ it IN the MiDwESt

14 Jun

I’ve had so much free time I managed to actually read a book, Rabbit, Run. (If you know me, I’m not the biggest reader.) I also had time to watch the entire first season of Mad Men. (Yeah, yeah I know I’m late on the Mad Men train.) Oh, the things one can do without television or internet.

Also, with the added free time we’ve been making more fun labor intensive dinners like, these shish-kabobs. Yum-O.

I carved my name into the wall of the Mokane Market, apparently in 2001.

I did go to the Holt Summit Winery, which was way fun.

I like the solo cup for water.

That same day I fell madly in love with this pup, Mia. Awwwww.

Today we visited Jinx Books, an awesome but messy book store in Fulton, Mo. Super messy.

Oh, you have a shit ton of rad colorful zippers? Yes, please.

I found this baby frog outside of my house. Does the fun stop? Nope.

I can’t wait until RA blog is about cool designs and handbags again. One more week.

So soon!!!!!!!! and St. Louis on Thursday!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOMe SwEEt home?

7 Jun

So many crazy things have happened in the past couple weeks. Here’s a list.

We moved into old farm house.

Won’t stop raining.

We move out of old farm house.

We move into a different house. (ironically my great uncle build in the 1960’s.)

Someone stole the air conditioning unit in new house.

The transporter with all my parents things is 4 days late.

Transporter comes.

My dad has a heart attack. yep. (he’s doing well, now)

Spent some time in a hospital 40 minutes away.

Now, it’s 95 degrees, just got air conditioning yesterday.

Also, I have no service on my phone unless, I go into town.

We can’t get the internet at new house so I’ve been using AT&T USB quicksilver. I used 65% of the data plan in 7 days.

AND my calculator watch broke.

On the upside, I love being able to see my whole family all the time and it’s really pretty here.

(I also have an amazing St. Louis trip planned next week that should bring my spirits up.)

My grandma’s three bean salad. (Good for my dad’s heart.)

This is Sally the turtle. She lives at my house.

That’s a deer in my front yard. 

I have seen more animals in a week then I’ve seen in ten years.

Congratulations FREAKER USA !!! They met their Kickstarter goal. Dreams do come true.

Here is a collection I made last year of Mokane, MO, if you’re interested.

Ohh, internet how I miss you. . . and North Carolina. I can’t wait to get home and finish all those Kickstarter rewards.

Super miss.

Memorial Monday in MISSOURI !

30 May

Happy Memorial Day from Missouri!!!! After driving 16 hours straight in the rain, we finally made it  to a small farm house in the middle of 18 acres of green pasture.

Sounds charming but the house was dirty and dilapidated plus the barn my parents were going to use for storage leaked. So we moved. . . again.

In the mean time, I visited my aunt and her new colt, Itchy.

This is the hayloft I played in as a kid. It was built by my great grandfather.

We have this crazy locust/cicada infestation here.  Apparently they come around every 7 years or 17 years? They cover trees. It’s crazy.

I’ll be here for the next couple weeks helping my parents settle-in, visiting family and missing North Carolina.

Movin’ on UP

20 May

Well it’s done. Everything I own is in Wilmington. (Even my car) It’s been a long couple of days.

On Sunday I’m driving my mom’s car to Missouri. I’ll be gone for a month and RUBYASSATA will have to be on hold. We desperately tried to get all the kickstarter rewards finished but, everything happened too fast. Don’t worry, we promise you’ll get them as soon as I get back and RUBYASSATA is whole again!

This move wouldn’t have been possible without my amazing freaker moving team. We barely had room in the uhaul for all my crap.

It doesn’t help that I inherited a lot of things from my parents, like this kick ass 1980’s stereo. Who wants to listen to records?

It was so hard. Old chucks. . . gone.

While in Missouri I’m gong to do drawings in my new personalized field notes memo book and post them on the blog. (Hopefully I’ll have the internet)

I just wanted to remind you that FREAKER USA only has 17 days left on their kickstarter project. They are great friends of ours making a cool and practical good in the USA. Give and share. Give and share.Give and share.Give and share.Give and share.

MOVE, MOVE, MOVE

8 May

I have spent the last couple days packing and organizing. Basically, I haven’t ever thrown anything away in my entire life. I might be a hoarder.

Anyone want a life size cardboard cut out of Marilyn Monroe?

I have a week and a half to pack up Rubyassata life ship it to Wilmington and then I’m going to spend a couple weeks in the middle of a no where Missouri. Should be interesting.

Here’ a couple drawings. . .

OH, and we have to finish all the kickstarter rewards before I leave. Don’t worry, we promise you’ll get them soon!!!

THANKS to all our kickstarter backers we were able to get a snazzy new sewing machine!!! We are still blown away that so many people threw in and made this happen. We feel loved. Thank you.