Archive for July, 2008

not a grey area

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Do not adjust your screen…this is an actual photo. It was not taken with black and white film nor was it converted to black and white with a photo editing program. I am throwing my dear cousin, Lizzie, a bridal shower next Sunday. The theme…classic black and white. I have [...]

“chalk” this up to a great idea

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

I’ve been contemplating what to do with this old windowpane for quite some time now. I’ve been dragging this thing around with me from house to dorm room, to apartment, and now to my very own home. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally make something of this flea market [...]

welcome home

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Just about every evening at about the same time, my pup, King Louie, begins to get antsy. He paces the floor running from window to window to door in hopes that he may hear the footsteps of his best buddy arriving home from work. His ears perk up. Was that the [...]


Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Miracles happen…

…you just have to believe.

wee gifts

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I’m still reflecting on my visit to Nashville. Somewhere amongst the four pairs of shoes, bathing suit, and cowboy hat, I managed so squeeze in a few goodies for the little people I was about to see. Living so far away enables a sense of distance between family members…especially in the minds of children. I [...]

songs of my heart

Monday, July 21st, 2008

My television has been blasting tunes from the County Music Television channel all day in hopes that it will take be back…even if only for a moment. My trip to Nashville, TN, home of country music, filled my heart with many different types of songs this past week. Songs that are dedicated [...]

sea, salt, sun, and sand

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Each season, and sometimes depending on the month, I like to delve into my yearning to decorate for the upcoming holiday or season. While I don’t particularly like to fill my house with seasonal items and knick-knacks, I do like to surround myself with reminders of the holidays and enjoy the idea of sharing [...]

a cozy find

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

My husband asked me if there was anything I needed to tell him when I brought home a $15, three quarters of a rusted, vintage, iron baby crib from my outing to Purcellville, VA this weekend. My reply…”Yes, we have a lot of work to do.”

After a little spray paint, a crib mattress from [...]

memory lane

Monday, July 14th, 2008

A visit to the country is just what I needed to refresh my mind and soul after a rough few days on the couch. Life beyond the weathered fences and white barn doors of the country can get a little chaotic at times. After frequent trips in my mind of our wedding [...]

an apron a day…

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

What’s the saying? An apple a day keeps the doctor away? After finishing this cutie, I think a word renovation is in store. I stitched this energetic little apron in hopes of giving my cousin a kick start in the kitchen. It’s amazing what a little motivation can do. I’ll [...]

a “to-do” want to

Monday, July 7th, 2008

So much to do…so little MUCH time! I am very lucky (or just very strategic in choosing a career) in that I have the whole summer to do whatever it is that tickles my fancy. I have the freedom to perch myself on a whim (wink) and spend my time doing [...]

ice cream sunday

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Ah, another lazy Sunday has rolled around. I dove into this lovely treat just outside a cute ice cream shop in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. This puts new meaning to an “ice cream Sunday!”

I spent the day strolling the quaint streets of Annapolis with my hubby and his parents. We happened [...]

love birds

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Today I am headed off to an engagement party for my cousin, Courtney. I was told by my aunt that this was not a gift giving event and to save the presents for her bridal shower. I currently have a lovely pink, yellow, and brown patterned fabric laying across my studio floor just [...]

pink tote

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

How lovely it is to dash off, with my pretty pink tote in hand, to join my dear friend, Joy, for an evening full of creation, inspiration, and giggles into the wee hours of the night. Somewhere amongst the piles of unraveled fabric, felting needles, and threaded goodies, Joy managed to uncover a cozy spot [...]