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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Smiles all around

Thanks to Megan for posting it on her blog, I decided to borrow it. Her wonderful wordsmithing can be found here: lemotjusteandtea.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 16, 2011


So the past 7 days have been all about Lowe's and how much money we can spend in a single transaction. Larry and I are almost living there at this point. We've made a best friend in Roy, who is always there (I mean he does not take a day off) to help answer questions about tile and how best to decorate the floor. You see, Roy is one of the most helpful employees on the planet and I love him. He is single-handedly getting us through this difficult time of DIYing.

So here's a before pic of our bedroom. Notice Larry ripped off the baseboards and I made sure to take a picture of the trashcan for the most chaotic "before" pics. I'll reveal the after pics soon. If we can only decide between a diamond pattern or a straight pattern for the tile. I believe Roy would pick diamond...for good reason. There is nothing straight about that man. :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Featuring briskmamma on Etsy

Handmade Artist Forum Feature- briskmamma

This week I have the pleasure of featuring an artist, briskmamma from Croatia, who works with one of my favorite techniques----hand embroidery!

Her shop is full of wonderful items, from embroidered totes to little holiday gems and even photography. One of her many talents is her embroidery. Check out this lovely green flower tote. What detail, it's so sweet!

She also has handpainted art prints in her shop. Here's my fav. Perfect for Valentine's day, right?

Finally, what shop is complete without a tribute to animals? For me, this adorable cat and fish bone tote is just the solution for packing up library books and traveling in style.

Thanks for coming in and looking around. Be sure to check out her Etsy store at:


Monday, January 3, 2011

A new year is here


Can it be 2011 already? I haven't posted in many weeks but truth be told, I couldn't even get a breath in with family, gifts, Etsy sales, work and my family life. It all went off without a hitch.

So here are a few of my favs from the holiday..Happy New Year!

The Family

Mom and me

Geddy the "reindeer"