Tuesday, September 13, 2011

pretty bride..

My cousin's wedding was beautiful - here are a few photos I took.. She was so pretty and her wedding was so uniquely lovely.  It was a farm style wedding, even  with some cow's mooing and bluegrass band.  So cute.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Today we are headed to South Carolina to my cousin's wedding.  What a beautiful day it is to get married. 
I hope to take lots of pretty pics.
I am also testing the new blogger app right now...  which means I am posting this from my phone.  Fun.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What I did this summer...

I feel like a schoolgirl returning to school after a long summer vacation - writing a essay about all the various things I did during the summer break. I have been away, but I am not sure "break" would accurately describe my late spring/summer.  I never really like essays and have always been a list lover, so a list it is:

What I did this summer:

+ put in an offer on a house ( it was accepted) - Closing date: April 13
+ gave landlord notice that we would move out before May 1
+ had a garage sale
+ Closing date extended to May 13
+ moved all of our possessions into storage
+  April 28 left for vacation to Washington DC. We were actually there when Osama Bin Laden was killed.
+ came back from vacation and found ourselves with no home
+ stayed with sweet brother and sister-in-law for a week +
+ May 12 - Closed on house - hooray
+ moved all our things AGAIN
+ May 15 - celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary in a heap of boxes
+ two weeks after moving into our house - we got a sweet miniature dachshund - we named Pippi
 Pippi - approx 7 weeks

 Pippi - approx 20 weeks

+ Memorial Day weekend - started painting the main rooms of our house - Bonsai
+ First weekend of June -  Camping trip with the family
+ Week long trip to New Orleans area in June.  It was HOT.
+ Father's day x2 at our house - Low County Boil and Po Boys. Yum both times.
+ July 4th Weekend - painted the master bedroom - Cathedral Stone

+ Week long trip in July to Texas - El Paso then Dallas.. yeah it was hot in Texas in July.
+ Conference in Charlotte NC
+ Mister goes to Phoenix for work
+ Week long trip to Dallas Area in August - still hot, over 100 everyday
+ Family trip to Great Wolf Lodge - Super fun.
+start to unpack shop inventory for shop and open again!


Still more coming up in September and October..
+ my cute cousin is getting married 9.10.11.. isn't that fun? I am making (almost finished) a burlap bunting banner for her.
+ cutie niece Annie turns 2! can't believe it
+ County Fair.  Our church has a festival type event at the fair for kids. Lots of fun games and prizes.  My husband will give a presentation during the event.  We are busy preparing for that.  They have done some pretty funny stuff in the past.  It is always lots of fun and lots of WORK.
+ Wedding Shower for Sweet Sister in Law.  She picked the best guy.  That is going to be lots of fun.
+ Another week long trip to Texas.
+ Footloose , the new one, is released on my birthday October 14.  I love the original from 1984 and am quite skeptical of the new one.

+ Wedding of a fore mentioned Sister-in-law and best guy.
+ really hoping  to restyle and photograph all my shop inventory.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday April 15 - Yes!

I couldn't be happier that it is April 15  - well I could be, if the tax deadline had not been extended  to April 18th due to some Washington DC holiday... Oh well.. I am still estatic that tax season is over (almost)

Here is a happy song friends...

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros "Home" from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo.

Happy Spring and Summer to you all..

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Etsy Love - ErinDollar

Oh I want to tell you about one of my favorite etsy shops - erindollar!

Erin is so much fun and  I adore her work. We are actually on three etsy teams together! yay etsy teams!

Here is a little info about Erin from her etsy profile:

I'm an artist/maker of things currently residing in Pasadena, CA. Besides prints and paintings, I also like making cookies, zines, weird dinosaur noises, and pinatas.

Oh, and there's that whole beard thing... you can check out my beard shop at imadeyouabeard.etsy.com
She closed her beard shop at the beginning of March, but I had to show you a pic of one of her adorable beards anyway - because they are that much fun!

Here are some cool items from her shop:
Abstract Pile - Original Ink Drawing

Thanks Postcard

Keep the Roof on Lithograph

Triangle Pillow

Check out Erin's blogs

Also check Erin out at Pinterest