Monday, May 30, 2011

l love junk!

i met michelle at silver bella a couple of years ago. (i knew i would like her the minute i spied the red retro baby stroller that she picked up while we were antiquing during scrappy jessi's bus tour.) she's got an eye for adorable!!

she taught a class called a charmed life, which i was gaga over. i contacted her for a class kit...
and voila!

it's super j-i-n-g-l-y and j-a-n-g-l-y!! i love it so much! it was sooooo fun to put together!
check out michelle's shop!

okay. now i have to share some mamma love. check out my little man. (#1)

go cyclones!

Friday, May 27, 2011

home sweet home

"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." Maya Angelou

“There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits” Robert Southey

i love being home!
happy day, friends!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


this lovely little peach is cherie of humble pie designs. she is precious. karla and i met her and the other indiana girls at silver bella, and are so blessed by their friendship and encouragement.


cherie is a painter. (actually, she is an artist with many gifts.) she's been sharing some of the pretties she has created in a couple of classes. she has a great eye for color, and her blog makes me happy.

now that i'm home, (glorious!) i've had the itch to try her collage style painting and decided to go for it.

most definitely fun stuff.

i think i would like to enroll in the she art workshop that i've seen so many of you participating in. i wasn't sure, as paint isn't my favorite medium, but maybe i will give it a try after all!

happy day to you!!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

mini journals.

my little Bible study/craft group met a couple weeks ago. we are working to memorize one scripture verse a week. not just to recite the verse, but to dig a little deeper and find truths in those verses that the Lord may want to speak to us.

target had mini compositional notebooks in their dollar bins a couple of years ago. they are perfect for personalizing.

we added paper flowers made from old hymns, buttons, charms, and ribbons.

each one turned out so pretty and unique.

happy day to you!

Friday, May 20, 2011

there really is no place like home.

this is my all time favorite vintage postcard. it represents so much happy to me.
today is my first day home on summer v-a-c-a-t-i-o-n! i have been nesting. cleaning and organizing, wanting to get everything fresh and ready to enjoy. when i was in my art room i glanced at the postcard and smiled. i think i even thought, "i want to live there." and then reality slapped me across the face and said, "you do!" i grabbed my camera and went straight outside.

it is gray today, and the flowers are really popping. more happy.

happy day!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


i have taught in this building for 16 years. my very first classroom was to the left on the lower level. later i moved upstairs, which i totally LOVE! it is like teaching in a tree house!

this wednesday, we will dismiss our students within these walls for the very last time. we have completely outgrown our space and will be moving to a brand spanking new building. (it kind of looks like a mall.) gone will be the oak woodwork, built in cupboards, high ceilings, sparkly hallways, and "old school charm". (i would love to share my classroom with you, but all of my photos have students in them.)

this is what my new classroom looked like as of 2 weeks ago.

we are in the process of moving an entire school into storage until the new building is complete. i have never been great at change. while i don't FEAR it, and i recognize the need for change, i most certainly don't embrace it. are you with me on this?

i was feeling nostalgic today about the whole thing, and (rather than working on report cards) i made some domino charms for my work friends.

ANYWAY, i just wanted you to know why my little blog has been slightly neglected lately. our real life is b.u.s.y.

now. if you haven't purchased your inspired ideas, you need to do that. it is a wonderful ONLINE publication, and i can't wait for all this change business to let up so i can get down with the crafting!!

happy day to you!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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we are talking about some serious crafting glory!!!
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