Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I did a lot of bookmarks this week for silhouette.

These are my favorites.

If you have any ideas, let me know!

Monday, October 24, 2011


So I have been working on my etsy shop lately - getting things going and prepped for Halloween. And I was featured on Pretty cool. Thought I'd share!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I haven't been doing much blogging, but it's not because I haven't done anything blog-able. I've just been busy with my new girl and my garden, camping with family, building the new fence and gate... I found some great books I just had to read, and I've been learning to do a lot of cooking from scratch. One of my favorite things I've made instead of buying lately is granola. So easy and so much better, I think.

So this morning I had blackberries from my garden with homemade granola and yogurt (store bought - I'm not that skilled yet).

I want to get some photos up of my garden. This is my 4th year having a garden and it's turned out really great this year. It's taken a few years to get things going the way I want, and I still have some things to figure out, but at least I'm sticking to it! So, photos to come!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Has anyone seen the before pics of the neighbor's fence? Here are the after pics. We still have trim to add to the edges but having this much done makes me so happy! My dad suggested doing a corrugated metal fence and I thought he was nuts. But I saw pictures on the internet and actually liked them a lot - and I like how it turned out! Kinda modern, but I think when we get our trellis on the side of our house, they will tie the fence in well.

We are going to get the porch railings done this summer, also.

uh... here's the before...

Better than leftovers

Chris and I had an excellent dinner a few days ago. I had been working in the garden all day and realized her was coming home and I hadn't even planned anything for dinner yet. So I rummaged around and threw some things together and made a pretty amazing meal if I do say so myself. :)

I recently discovered the beauty of the broiler in my oven and I had some chicken so I spiced it up and threw it in there and got some pasta cooking. I found artichoke hearts, pesto, mozzarella cheese and sundried tomatoes and threw them together. It turned out so good! I had to take a pic to show my mom. :) and now I share with you! Sorry about the photo quality... I already ate half of it.

Oh and I made a salad with strawberries, croutons, almonds, craisens and a creamy balsamic vinaigrette. Mmmm. I told Chris it was better eating than Italian restaurant leftovers. And better than paying restaurant prices! :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

rolling her rrrrrrs

trying, anyway!
she runs out of steam at the end.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A new phase...

So our little girl is officially in the drooling stage. If you see her anytime soon, she'll likely be wearing a bib to catch all that drool that would otherwise be soaking her adorable onesies (that you now won't see because of the bib!)
She fell asleep with one on a few minutes ago, but just woke up because she moved and the bib scared the [slobber] out of her.
Must go tend to her... but here's the last pic I took of her before her bib-wearing phase. Again, no guarantees on how long she'll be wearing them. Two years? Three maybe??

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spreading the word

So I have a friend I used to work with at the Church who is doing a give away on her website. One way I can enter is to link to it. So I am chancing telling you all about it so I can have one more chance to win.
Here's the link to the give away.
No offense, but I hope I win. :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Favorite Uncle

Uncle Ty came home from Italy about a month ago. All the nieces and nephews looooove uncle Ty. And look at my baby girl with him. You can tell he's her favorite already.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

My sister-in-law took pics of baby and me for Chris today for Valentine's. Thanks, Shanny!
Here's my favorite. I love her smile!

Friday, February 4, 2011

I promised pics

Here are a few pics of our little one.

Thanks to Aubrey from for a job very well done.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The end of productivity as I know it

So we had our baby.
We are head over heels for this little girl.
I can't take my eyes off of her. Needless to say I don't get much done.
Born last Friday, 7lbs 10oz and healthy as can be. I'm feeling pretty blessed.
And she looks just like her daddy. :)

I will update this post with pics of her when I get the chance.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Remember my post a super long time ago about the desk I wanted to refinish? Well, I did it a long time ago, but only now have pictures and am posting about it. We painted it one of those colors that some people would look at and say "Ooh that's a cool desk - are you going to refinish it?" But we love it, so here you go!

(Here's the before if you really don't want to click on the link to the old post)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Great Idea

For Christmas this year, my sister-in-law came up with a great idea and called my sister for help.

Go to Loni's blog - she just finished a set of nesting dolls I'm pretty sure you've never seen before.

I love it - I'ma need me a set!

Also, check out the baby pants she made.