Monday, January 31, 2011

Chickity Check it! New Stuff!

Round 1 of some new goodies in the shop
Stay tuned for some more vintage and vintage repurposed items soon to be added in the next couple of weeks.

Until then, enjoy some new to you candles:
{Owl Mug Candles}
{Butterfly Bowl Candle}
{Creamer Candle}
{Glass Cup Candle}
{Deer Bowl w/ Lid Candle}

Monday Motivators

making plans
chocolate satin pie from marie callendar's
Miller dancing to Elvis on vinyl
advertising my little shop
playing with my new camera lens
uninterrupted naps

Monday, January 24, 2011

Waiting... Waiting... Wedding!

It finally came!
And it went by so fast!

It sounds so cliche to say that the whole day, the bride, the overall energy was so breathtakingly beautiful, but it, she and it truly, honestly, sincerely and from the bottom of my heart was.

I will repeat myself over and over again to state that it was an honor to take part in this celebration. These two are the easiest (and prettiest!) people to love, adore, and send well wishes for a wonderful marriage.

I love you guys. Welcome to your adventure!

Monday Motivators (despite a serious knock me on my feet cold)

flip flops in january
watching ina garten make lemon curd
pink glittered toenails
making new friends while celebrating old ones
not becoming a total sobbing mess at erin's wedding
false eyelashes!!!
mussels for lunch
balcony jacuzzis
evan building forts with miller

Thursday, January 20, 2011

See, I can be a productive person!

(**Disclaimer: DO NOT read this post until Saturday if you are a bridesmaid in Erin's wedding this weekend.  DO read this post if you enjoy cute pink crafty brooches.)

When I planned my own wedding (8 years ago!!), there were no etsy sites or awesome wedding blogs on the internet to be lost in.  I remember holding my DIY heart back, afraid of being viewed as having an immature, kitschy and cheap looking wedding.  I would smack that fearful gal upside the head now, shocking her back into diving heartfirst into crafting a day to showcase every detail, hope and reason why marrying your best friend is always a good idea.

It's a good thing my oldest friend who LOVES a good DIY crafty idea has blessed me with standing next to her this weekend as her matron of honor.

Check out these super adorable (and super simple!!) brooches and/or hairpins we've made for the bridesmaids to wear on the big day:

Supplies needed for each pin:
{3 graduated sized circles of tulle, 3 graduated sized circles of poly-silk blend fabric (with lightly singed edges from a lighter to help seal edges as well as creating a "petal like curling" effect), vintage rhinestone button (secured with thread), pin (secured with thread)}

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Boys will be boys...

Evan, this is not quite what I had in mind when we made Miller a set of alphabet magnets

Monday Motivators (Tuesday Edition)

three day weekends
new flash diffusers
helping a friend get crafty for her days away wedding
see's candy trips
hopeful new haircuts
buttery sourdough toast
new episode of the awesome trainwreck that is "bad girls club"
miller saying "cheese" everytime i bust out the camera (where did he learn this?)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Motivators

hanging art
etsy customers
watching Miller put on sunglasses
catching up on "30 Rock" ("High fiving a million angels!")
hating the victoria's secret swimsuit catalog and immediately throwing it into recycling
blogs like this, this, and this
date night (aka wii bowling and some tomato-y, garlicky soup)
wearing my pajamas at 2:30pm

what's motivating you this week?

Friday, January 7, 2011

What a treat!

My lovely nieces were in town this week while their parents relaxed on a much needed getaway.  (I can't wait to see pictures, guys!)  I'm not sure who had more fun with them around.  The girls?  Us?  Miller?  My in laws?  :)

We spent a wonderful day eating fresh waffles, watching movies (FOXY of course!), playing with ALL of Miller's toys, coloring, walking, etc etc etc.
This week went by too fast!  We can't wait to see you guys again soon!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"...home is whenever I'm with you..."

I don't make resolutions, because I just end up breaking them.  By January 3rd disappointment creeps in, explodes its suitcase and sets up camp on my living room floor.  You will not be a houseguest this year.  Jerk.

One thing I would like to re-solution this year is to start playing guitar again.  My sad little acoustic Yamaha waits, collecting dust bunnies.  Each time I've had to move it in the last ten years, it greets me with doe eyes in hopes that I pick it up, dust it off and, at the very least, tune the poor thing.  Sadly, I just end up shoving it into the dark abyss of our underbed world.

This father and his ridiculously adorable daughter singing Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' "Home" inspire me to start getting my fingers calloused again.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Motivators

sleeping in
leftover bbq
fresh milk
fresh laundry
giggles with good friends
giggles with family
meltdown free post office trip
sweater weather
making a home with these guys:

Playing with some of our new toys

{*balling, roaring, not eating*}
{*listening, calling*}

200th post and a BIG thanks for all the days before this!

I sip my tea.
I listen to some Ray.
I am settling into 2011.

There's another great year ahead.  I hope you'll enjoy sharing it with me.


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