my first craft show!

Man! Craft shows are a lot of work!! But I’m really glad I did it. It was held at a small local school, which was the right size for my first show. There was a decent crowd, and I had … Read More

new additions to my etsy shop

I haven’t been posting much lately because I’ve been busy adding greeting cards and printable invitations to my etsy shop! The greeting cards are $3.50 each or 4 for $10. All of the invitations are $5 each, and you will … Read More

Jane’s new bedroom

If you follow me on Instagram, you might recall that Jane got a new bedroom. She is a very light sleeper, and we have always had an extremely hard time getting her to fall asleep/stay asleep/even go in the corner bedroom. … Read More

more terrariums

I’m 100% sure that I would kill a terrarium if I planted one, so I will continue to admire them from a safe distance. However, I have recently come across some in non-living forms that I would confidently welcome into … Read More

mini vacation

A couple of weeks ago, we took a vacation-y trip to Cincinnati (as opposed to a family visit trip to Cinti). We had a super-duper lot of fun, starting at Kings Island: We got rained out in the afternoon, but that … Read More

things that I bought that I love

First – these hanging flower pots from Menards (only found in stores) are really nice and inexpensive! They’re only $10 a piece! Definitely a nice alternative to these. The picture doesn’t do them justice. They are much brighter in person. I … Read More

BAM

About a month ago three months ago (this post has sat in the hopper for awhile), I was able to spend some quality time with my gal pal Alison in Bloomington. During my stay, I was also able to clock a few … Read More

outdoors

Here we go again! Another year of annuals, and another year of trying to get it just right. Thankfully I feel like I’m improving. 2014: 2013: 2012: I call this “Flower Pots: The Gathering“. Most of this is due to … Read More

shopping spree – CB2

It’s been almost exactly three years since I did the last CB2 shopping spree, so it’s high time to do another! I’m still dreaming away at all the things I could do with our still unfinished basement (although we have … Read More

easter

Alright, I think this is the last holiday I have to decorate for from scratch (here’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Valentines; Christmas has been a work in progress for a few years – here, here, and here). I’ve already told Jane … Read More

let’s talk shoes

First and most importantly, Jane got her first pair of Chuck Taylors: When I told her what these shoes were called, she reminded me that Chuck is what Peppermint Patty calls Charlie Brown. Of course. Secondly, I got a new … Read More

more Orla!

I’m not sure how this has happened again, but I stumbled upon something amazing on my own and not via some design blog…! My ebay feed (again) had been showing me a listing for a red canister, but I always … Read More

new prints in my etsy shop

Now that calendar “season” is over, I am now selling the designs from my 2014 wall calendar as individual prints in my etsy shop. print 79 print 80 print 81 print 82 print 83 print 84 print 85 print 86 print … Read More

vintage playing cards

Apparently collecting vintage playing cards is a thing, and I need to start doing it ASAP. I first stumbled upon a few during a random etsy search and figured there might be more out there like it. 1 – 2 … Read More

vday decor!

Holiday decorating at our house is officially a thing now. (Here’s Halloween, fall, and Christmas if you missed it.) I was trying to be festive for Valentine’s Day in small and simple ways, all the while avoiding pink as much … Read More

family pics

These were taken last fall at our house (with my iPhone 5S and edited with a PicMonkey effect). Jane Marie had just turned 4, and we had just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. My, how we have changed in 2 years!! And 8 … Read More

orange lamp from walmart

In a sea of ugliness at Walmart, this lovely lamp practically jumped off the shelf at me recently and begged to be noticed. I almost spoke out loud and asked it what the hell it was doing at Walmart, but … Read More

playing catch up

It’s so far past Christmas that I hesitate to even share any of this stuff, but if I don’t, it’s going to bug me. So, here smashed into one post are all of the holiday related things I wanted to … Read More

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