Friday, August 3, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
First coat of spray paint.
My husband loves me and thinks my things are cool. And that I'm cool. And he sneaked it on the board before I took this picture :)
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
This whole business thing, small though it may be, has been a walk of faith for me. I don't know how long it will last. Not much stuff is selling in the store downtown. But it has been fun nevertheless! Hope that this etsy shop will help some of my far away friends be able to enjoy my creations as well!
Now off to catch up on everything I can't do on the days I work! ILOVEMYDAYSOFF!! :)
Friday, April 20, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Then, come to Fredericksburg!
My little space is located inside of Caroline Square Crafts & Antiques (It is literally right across the street from Capitol Ale House -- and I know you all know where that is!) There are two doors, and you want to go in the one on the left (the craft side vs the antique side :) Inside, it's set up like a little town with little "streets" through the shops. Take your first left, and then your first right and STOP. Ha. The wall space on your RIGHT is what you're looking for! It's a tall white shelf full of fun goodies! I am sharing the space with Nancy Shattuck, who makes all sorts of fun wool felted things (purses, water bottle slings, and more!) so be sure to check out her stuff too!
It's not quite fully stocked yet, but over the next few weeks we'll be getting more and more things on those shelves! OH, and be sure to pick up one of my adorable MOO business cards when you're there. I'll be bringing them by today :)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
So today's pinterest accomplishments are less crafty and more FOODY!!#1: Smoother Freezer packs! I went to Costco and filled up my cart with all sorts of yummy fresh fruit! (Specifically: nectarines, kiwis, strawberries, bananas--even though I don't like them--, aaaand spinach which is not a fruit :) I also grabbed a mango when I went to Walmart later. I have recently found on pinterest/blogs the idea of putting fresh spinach into smoothies to get those great spinach benefits with all the sweet fruity flavor. I thought it sounded like a pretty rad idea. And basically I think I need to grow up and start eating bananas even though I don't like them. They are cheap, easy to pack, and filling. I should probably develop a taste for things like that. Smoothies is a good place to start I think. Basically I just chopped everything up and split it semi evenly into 8 freezer bags (quart size). I squeezed all the air out, zipped them, and threw them in the freezer! ta daaa! Breakfasts/lunches for quite a few days this month! (I think each bag will be more than plenty for both me and tim....if I can convince him to eat them :) Also -- just a side note -- the blog I was reading suggested using WATER instead of any kind of milk product when blending up the smoothie. Mostly because fruit and milk don't tend to mix well, and its easy for your stomach to digest with just water or juice. They suggested to move a bag from the freezer to fridge the night before to let it thaw some, and its ready to go in the morning!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
DRESSER: It was already white, so it just needed a fresh coat of paint. And then some flair to make it match our room (I copied the flowers from our bedspread....and penciled them onto the side, and then painted :)
I put a nice coat of mod podge over the whole thing to seal it. Mod podge is my favorite!!
Aaaand then came the drawers. They were lined with contact paper that hadn't been changed in about 20 years. Sooo, i ripped it out, sanded them down, and painted them inside and out. And then painted the sides colors so I can be happy when I leave my drawers hanging open :)
Ok, so then I had painted the knobs all those different colors. Which was rad. Until I put all my colorful stuff back on top. Then it looked like the dresser of a 10 year old. And (believe it or not) I wanted a grown up look. Soooo, painted them all brown :)
ta-DAAAAA!!! There you have it :)