Sunday, December 23, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

holiday cookies by kira

first ever holiday cookie night hosted by miss birney...thanks to emily g., jessica, cameron, ben, bobby and ange for making an appearance.
happy holidays and happy new year!

Monday, December 3, 2007

12.2.07 craft fair!

another hearts and crafts affair is done and over...tears. the event was a blast tons of folks braved the weather to check out the goods of local artist and crafters. good times.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

list of vendors for the holiday hearts and crafts affair

howdy friends...i thought you might like to view the vendors participating in the holiday hearts and crafts affair
december 2nd, 2007, noon-6pm

Monday, November 19, 2007

felt heart factory

*red felt
*safety pins

Thursday, November 15, 2007

coffee six

hooray! i am back in brooklyn at my favorite coffee shop (guess). i spent my last day in pdx not drinking stumptown coffee. i checked out a local roaster/coffee shop...ristretto roasters to enjoy a cappaccino. the end.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

coffee five

howdy friends...another day another coffee experience. miss stefanie mihoulides (aka my bff) , a waitress at the j&m, showed off barista skills with a cappuccino. then over the burnside bridge i walked to the downtown stumptown for a macchiato and a croissant. a great breakfast!

coffee four

more coffee exploration....stumptown at the ace hotel....they have four clovers and tons of coffee to choose from! with help from the barista i ordered and drank fabulously clean and rich cup of micro mill lot, costa rica, finca salaca-villalobos.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

coffee three

howdy if you have not figured it out yet, i am in portland, oregon running around kickn' it with old pals. in between shooting the shit, eating food, walking around and drinking alcoholic beverages i have been checking out the local coffee shop scene with a new appreciation after leaving the NW for the NE and being part of the growth of cafe grumpy. so today...i started my caffeine in take at the fresh pot on mississipi with a cappuccino made by my favorite barista miss katie greenhoot.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

coffee two

i got clovered at the annex. i drank a lovely cup of ethiopia, hache.

Friday, November 9, 2007

coffee diary

we proudly serve stumptown coffee...i enjoyed an americano at tiny's and a cappuccino at the albina press.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

cupping 101

cupping 101
facilitaor: ed
objective: to analyze four coffee samples
roll call: jonathan, cheryl, ryan and kira
we were given 4 coffee beans to analyze
we analyzed the fragrances and aroma of the ground coffees
water was added to the ground coffee
more smelling of wet coffee
it's time to break the crust to capture the escaping gases (aromas)
spray and slurp to analyze the brightness, flavor, body and after taste
the cupping was concluded with the attendees comparing notes and sharing their descriptions of the four coffee types based on five categories: fragrance/aroma, brightness, flavor, body and aftertaste. finally ed revealed the coffees samples...a tripled picked sumatra, misty valley ethipoian, 80 lot costa rican and an paca mara, el salvador.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Friday, November 2, 2007


thank you cam for designing a fab postcard for the holiday hearts and crafts affair!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

check out my etsy store

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

vendors wanted

howdy artist and crafters...i am in the process of planning and organizing the holiday hearts and crafts affair. the affair will be held at cafe grumpy on sunday, december 2nd, 2007. if you are interested in participating i will need the following from you by monday, october 22nd, 2007...
*your name
*phone number
*description of your work
*3-4 photos of your work or web address

please send application to

Sunday, September 9, 2007

the affair

mannequin circus wrote and performed a song in my honor...i love these ladies.
my hostess dress by the cuties at alter on franklin and greenpoint ave.
my latte/cap!?!...first beverage of the day, an americano and a mini iced americano followed.

high five to felice and jay for being super barista's for the affair, yummy caffeine beverages kept us all going.

hooray! another hearts and crafts affair. thanks to the great, talented and fab artist and crafters for rock!
ps thanks cafe grumpy.