Sunday, June 2, 2013

so, i have a blog, but...

hello you dear friends that are still reading and checking in. bless your heart for not completely writing me off!
it has been a longgg time.
too long.

i so love this little blog and the cozy internet world it created for me.

i don't really want to say so long, but i sure don't have time to nurture it. :(

i'm not exactly sure what is next. weird.

i will tell you that in the last year, i have lost 75 pounds! yes, i feel like a new person, but the same somehow, too.

we got a dog. we are all in crazy love.

we have finished school and are one week into summer vacation!

speaking of wonderful things like summer vacation, sunshine is calling to me, and i cannot refuse! i hope to be back soon!

Friday, July 27, 2012

the room that changed our lives and GO TEAM USA!

 You may or may not remember this long ago post.
we waited for years for this room to be finished...and it has been so. totally. worth. the. wait!
 in case you haven't heard, we are in the midst of a drought here. it's a stinking scorcher. except for this glorious room in our basement. i am telling you, it feel likes a meat locker. freezing.

and, as you can see, we've got our olympic spirit going on! 

 we are so pumped for the opening ceremony!

 i love all the tv coverage, the ooey gooey emotional stories about the athletes, the unyielding competitiveness that makes these people OLYMPIC ATHLETES!
it's truly amazing to me.
 so, we will be here, bundled up with flannel blankets, cheering for our favorites! how will you be enjoying the olympics?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

i miss silver bella.

holystink. blogger is way different than i remember it! is this an indication that i have been gone too long???

girls. i have to tell you something. i NEED silver bella. or some other art retreat that isn't a million dollars and far from home. the well here has run somewhat dry, and i am thirsty!!!! what are you all doing? please share your plans for creating with me. i would love to hear what you've got going on.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


first of all i want to apologize for the longest blog break ever. not intentional, just life. i'll catch you up very quickly.

we bought the dump next door.

and then we tore it down.

this was evidently a springboard onto a plethora of household projects, because we haven't stopped moving since!

1. the dump is gone.
2. the scary room in the basement is now a utility room. (yay!)
3. our wood floors have been redone, and they are gorgeous! we are so thankful!
4. i painted our living room, and have been slowly putting our home back together.
5. grant organized and completed some slight construction in the garage to make better use of the space there.

now that i type it out, the list looks somewhat short, but we have been getting everything done AND working our regular jobs, AND kid stuff. so. you know what i am talking about. B.U.S.Y.

i will be back soon with pretties.
happy day to you all, if any of you are still around!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

oh, i DO love pink roses!

these are coffee filter paper roses.

i l.o.v.e. them!

so pretty, so easy, so forever, so many possibilities!!!
happy day, friends!

Sunday, February 26, 2012


february has become one of my favorite months of the year. pretty sure it has something to do with all the pink, the roses, and, of course, the chocolate.

danielle, a silver bella friend, recently hosted a valentine swap. we were each asked to create three stuffed hearts to be sent off and traded with like minded girlies "out there".

this beauty was created by connie at constantly vintage.

so lovely. the white on white with all that vintage goodness speaks to me. LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

and this is simply divine. jana, brown-eyed girl and photographer extraordinaire. seriously check out her blog. holy moley. she is talented.

i was blessed to share a table with jana during charlotte lyon's class at my first silver bella. jana is a wonderful, sweet southern girl, and i am seriously tickled pink to have one of her handmade lovelies in my home.

sigggghhhhhh. and this. THIS precious pillowette was created by kana, who possesses one of the greatest southern drawls out there. kana is also a silver bella friend. just one of those girls you like immediately and can't wait to get to know better.

i am in crazy love with barkcloth, and totally wild about this subtle pink pattern and design. the sweet ruffle, the vintage key hole - doesn't it just melt your heart a bit?

this is a photo of the hearts i sent. the pink fancy work was found in the bottom of an old box at my grandma's. (we have been sorting through her precious treasures since she and my grandpa have become residents in a local care home and have decided to sell their home.) there were about 12 inches of this piece wrapped around a spool. i had been hoarding it, wanting to use it for something really special. this swap fit the bill.

thanks for letting me share my sweet treats, friends!
i have to share this little funny with you. i realized i really wasn't feeling well when plugging in the glue gun seemed like too much work! ha!

much love!