olympics=dinner on couch

i have been a pretty big loser in the cooking department for an embarrassingly long time. so tonight i decided it was time to cook. i had picked out a couple recipes for us to try this week, in addition to at least one night of fish (from the mister's alaskan fishing trip) and vegetables. … Continue reading olympics=dinner on couch

craigslist couches

my husband and his family are the world's best craigslist shoppers. ever. before my birthday bryce scored a couch and matching love seat that are brown and yellow herringbone. straight out of the 70s. they are amazing. he went to joplin to buy them from some woman, who bought them at an estate sale from … Continue reading craigslist couches

I miss bookshelves full of books.

I miss dark hardwoods. Four inch baseboards. I want to finish painting my house. Then I can hang art. And find places for things. If my husband is reading this he just cringed. Not about the art, about the things. Owning a home is such a strange feeling. There is so much more to get … Continue reading I miss bookshelves full of books.

{get crafty} week 17- liz’s wood round- FINISHED!

this weekend was my thirtieth birthday weekend-more on that later- and so my girl liz was in town visiting the great state of arkansas from her home in brooklyn, ny. if you are new around these parts, liz is my partner in anyday (and crime). also, if you are new around these parts, welcome! after … Continue reading {get crafty} week 17- liz’s wood round- FINISHED!

{get crafty} week 16- happy birthday amber, mixed media

wednesday was my work sista amber's birthday and i wanted to make her a little something... so i did. i couldn't pick a quote for her and then i remembered my stash of fortunes in my wallet. i took them all out and spread them across the kitchen table. picking a fortune for someone is … Continue reading {get crafty} week 16- happy birthday amber, mixed media

{get crafty} week 15- liz’s wood round…a work in progress

after i made the first wood round my girl liz commented that she wanted one for her birthday. but then the next week when i got started on the birds, she decided maybe that was what she wanted. and then i decided i would attemp a mix of both. liz, if you want this all … Continue reading {get crafty} week 15- liz’s wood round…a work in progress

{get crafty} week 14- bird board, carving on acrylic on wood

so, this week ends with another unfinished project. the truth of the matter is that i am getting to the point where i want to be taking on projects that take longer than a week to complete. what does this mean for the get crafty posts? nothing yet. for now, you are just getting unfinished … Continue reading {get crafty} week 14- bird board, carving on acrylic on wood

{get crafty} week 13- 5th Ave. Coloring Book, take two!

years ago i picked up some fabrics at hobby lobby to have around for crafting. one of them is this wonderful print of shopping ladies, with dots and roses. i loved it. the first thing i ever did with it was paint it, like a coloring book. it sold at my show and was one … Continue reading {get crafty} week 13- 5th Ave. Coloring Book, take two!