chalkboard paper banner


  Greetings readers! As my obsession with banners and garlands rolls on I've got a great little project for you today that I hope you'll love. It's a chalkboard paper banner! I know, right?   Ok, for starters I picked up some chalkboard paper from Michaels.   Then I cut the paper into perfect little pennant shapes.   I punched holes in the top and put eyelets in each pennant then strung in … [Read more...]

snap! creativity at your fingertips


    Last week I had the amazing opportunity to attend the SNAP! conference at Thanksgiving Point and I loved every single minute of it! It was so amazing to meet and be around such incredibly talented woman. I can't remember when I felt so inspired and empowered. If each of us could be this supportive towards everyone in our lives there's no telling what we could accomplish. This welcome banner is to die … [Read more...]

music monday: trent dabbs

trent dabbs

  What a fantastic time the SNAP! Creativity At Your Fingertips conference was! Seriously, amazing. I'm still trying to get caught up around here with work and house and everything in between. More to come on the SNAP! experience, but for now I've got another music recommendation for you. Trent Dabbs. Anyone? Have you heard of this guy? Brilliant sound. Brilliant lyrics. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. My personal faves … [Read more...]

bright & sunny front porch love

porch love

  I have lamented on numerous occasions about my porch envy. I desire a glorious wrap-around porch that begs for lazy afternoons and lemonade parties. Until the days of porch swings I'll just have to make the best of what I've got, which isn't spectacular. I don't know why, but I've always had such a hard time decorating my front porch. I think some of the problem may be that it isn't covered and is exposed to the elements, which here in … [Read more...]

music monday: ear candy


  I know I'm super lame for only doing one post this last week. It was a crazy busy week. But I'm back today with some more fantastic music for you. Both of these albums are going to make you feel invigorated and ready to take on the world! Go! Get listening! The Naked And Famous; start with Punching In A Dream, Young Blood and Girls Like You.   The first three to get you going here with Graffiti6 are: Free, … [Read more...]

easter muffins

cadbury eggs

  Happy Easter weekend! This morning I really wanted to make some chocolate chip muffins, but we didn't have any chocolate chips. What the what?! How do we not have any chocolate chips?! But I did notice the bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs in the pantry. You can see where this is going right? You know it! Yep! I put Cadbury eggs in our muffins. And let me tell ya, they were AMAZING! Seriously. As I was making them I told Curtis … [Read more...]

from the ashes of failure

hanging fabric balls

  Greetings! So, ever have one of those days where everything you try is a big fat failure? Well, this is my story of one such day. Actually, my big fatty failure-ness spans over a couple days. Here it goes.... I had big plans of making a hanging "wreath" (that's not actually a wreath in the conventional sense) for my front door. I wanted to make some of those giant t-shirt pom poms. Anybody else seen these? I'm sure you have. … [Read more...]

superhero party!


  Before our best friends, Paul and Alison, moved away one of our favorite things to do was have parties. Most of the time it was just the four of us, but boy, have we have some great parties. Some great, crazy and obscure parties. For Christmas, Curt and I gave a subscription for the Party of the Month Club to Paul and Alison. It's like the Jelly of the Month Club, but parties instead of jelly. It's the gift that keeps givin' the … [Read more...]