Saturday, April 28, 2012

Our "Mini-Family" Photos

Just before Christmas we decided to get our "family" photos made.  We do a photo card for Christmas/New Year's each year, and I like have recent pictures to go on it.  Usually for economical reasons I have a friend take the photos, but since we just moved to a new city we didn't have any friends.  I was at a loss.  (Sad story, I know.)

Enter Craigslist!  I found wonderful, local photographer online named Heather Draper who promised $30 for 30 photos in 30 minutes.  It was a great price, and the pictures turned out beautifully, so I wanted to share them with you today.

Check the rest out after the jump!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

In the Works

Just popping in to say...I sewed something.  Finally.  Oh. Em. Gee.  It's been forever.  It's not finished yet, but I just had to let you know!  It felt so good to be in front of my sewing machine again.

What did I sew, you ask?  I'm working on my own version of this lovely pleated chevron skirt from The Crafty Cupboard.

I'll be sure to share when it's finished.  Until then, you should definitely check out the tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll see you next time!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Lilies passed down from my mom in my front yard! :)

We're celebrating with Easter baskets and a big lunch of roasted whole chicken, mashed potatoes with chives, and steamed green beans.  And peach cobbler for desert, of course.  This afternoon we plan to go to the park and plant sunflowers in our front yard.  I hope you're having a similarly pleasant holiday with your family.  :)

Talk to you soon!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spray Painted Owl: Ugly or Neat? You Weigh In!

When I started my job back in October, there was this really ugly owl perching on the ledge of my cubicle.  You know, one of those brown plastic ones they use to scare away rats and pigeons at gas stations.  Yeah.  Terrifying.

Anyway, no one knows who he belongs to, so I inherited him as a cubicle decoration.  Or something.  The hideous thing has been staring me down as I do my work every day for six months now, so this weekend I took him home with me determined to prettify him.  Or something.
By the by, I took this pic on my phone and texted it with no message to my mom.  I'm pretty sure she thinks I've gone nuts.
Owl, meet gold spray paint.

I had this spray paint left over from a fall wreath project I did a few years back, and gold just happens to be one of the school colors for the independent college newspaper I work for.  So I sprayed him with three light coats and voila:

He looks like a giant freakin' trophy.  I'm not sure if this is any more attractive, but it's less scary and will definitely add some novelty and, dare I say, retro/vintage bling to my office space.  What do you think?

In other news, the pallet patio table is coming along, although taking a lot longer to finish than anticipated.  We're about half finished with the painting, and then we'll start working on the top-secret part of the project that will make my patio table way more awesome than one I could have bought in any store.  So stay tuned.  I promise to give you the details soon!

Thanks for stopping by today and reading.  I really appreciate all your support!  I hope you're having a great weekend and are super excited for Easter tomorrow!  Until next time, happy crafting! :)

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