A Week in Pictures – 5/1/12

gift wrap, smith street style

Gift-wrap.  It’s usually best if you use things that you have lying around the house, which in our case clearly is some kraft paper, sharpees, a leftover Christmas bow and a patriotic gingham ribbon used to dress up one of the presents we brought to the birthday girl’s Minnie Mouse themed party on Sunday.  Presents are about three things:  anticipation, surprise and usefulness.  Nothing like a sweet wrapping job to get ’em excited!!

party favors for little mickeys

H. did an amazing job at decorating the house with Minnie decorations.  There was also one little boy at the party and his gift bag looked like Mickey’s characteristic red underpants.  So awesome!

and for little minnies

And these, for all the little girls (sooooo many little girls!) little Minnie favor bags.  Cute little presents inside, too!  My niece wouldn’t put her Minnie stickers down until the coloring book, coffee table and two cats were covered in them.  It certainly brightens up the place.

making Portland beautiful, one flyer at a time

Also, J. and I spent Saturday walking around downtown Portland and flyering for The Big Thaw (May 12) and the Pussy Riot benefit show (tonight, at SPACE Gallery 538 Congress St., Portland) he and his band are playing.  You should go – oppression stinks, and seeing Metal Feathers for the first time in a few months in order to fight it is a pretty win-win situation.

time to start practicing

Lastly, Bath Salts (that’s me, Tara and Jason) have a show on May 12 at Bayside Bowl.  That’s the same day as the Big Thaw.  May 13 is gonna be awesome and relaxing.  Also cause it’s Mother’s Day, and mine is lovely.  Wait – focus.  Bath Salts has a show, and that means we need to start practicin’ big time!  I wrote a song about the summertime and we have a bunch of other new songs, but if you want to listen to the ones we already recorded you can do it at our Bandcamp page by clicking here.