Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inspired by...

Ree of Pioneer Woman! She has a great site on photography, everyday life, home and garden, homeschooling and cooking.

Last week there was a recipe for homemade pasta and it looked so easy I had to try it!

It WAS easy - eggs and flour. The hardest part is to keep it all from sticking into a big lumpy mess. I was doing this and Sarah was like "What's your plan B for supper? - I don't know about this...." lol

It turned out great though, and I would like to try more shapes. It only takes 2 minutes to cook and swells right up - feels so "natural" too!

Thanks Ree!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New items on Etsy

Vintage photos..

A needlework magazine from 1932 with a great ad on the back cover.

Available here

Monday, May 25, 2009


We have liftoff...

(lettuce tops peeking up this morning)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A year of color catch up

I am in Kari's year of color and I am doing pages in my art journal for the color theme of each month. I was behind, so I got to it and got caught up!

March was monochromatic - which I am not big on.. but I found these 2 pics that are cool in a one color kind of way.

April was polka dots and I did one page. I am into polka dots much either, although I like the items on this page.

The other side is May - Green! Now we're talkin'. I love green. And I had tons of pics too but limited myself to 3 pages.

Green is very appropiate for May around here since we are just starting to get leaves on the trees now and my tulips are halfway up.

Yup, gotta love it.

Friday, May 15, 2009


What I'm doing this long weekend?

Yeah, can't wait! and also tons of yard sales. Bring it on!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Etsy update!

I have added some more items to my etsy store. Some great collage packs, sheet music, book pages and ledger pages.

Take a peek!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What I've been up to...

Yeah, Lotsa fun! When I got back from artfest, I wanted to get a spot made to actually PRODUCE art. So I had to figure out a plan for this room and once I did that, I got to work! This was from a couple weeks ago, and I am just now getting everything in its place! I was away for a bit last week and weekend and we have been doing yard work since there haven't been any bugs!! Love it. So now outside is getting better and the bugs are coming. :( So now I can get to work in here!

I will have some before and after pics soon. The biggest thing I did is put my table right in the middle of the room instead of against the wall. It used to just be covered in crap! So now I hope to keep it clear and have a place to work! And YAY I actually did some last night. I am working on some cards and I have made up a schedule since I find it hard to get away from this computer. agh! Hopefully this schedule and some kind of deadlines will help me get some stuff done. I have to be on the computer for ebay and etsy but I am trying to make certain times and days for that.

So I don't leave you with all these nasty pics, I added two below...

These are the tulip fields in Holland from the air this spring.. isn't that amazing?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Artfest finally!

Just a few pics..

Great roomies!! Michelle, Nikki, Alex and me. Lots of fun.

Does this count as a heart rock? I don't have a heart rock.. this was too heavy anyways, but...

More fun with new friends and old!

Awesome pic of the mountains as I flew east.. sniff.. I miss the mountains and the water...and everyone there.

Speaking of which, here is a great shot of a bunch of us on the beach before we all left. A great time for beachcombing and saying goodbye.

I like this pic cause it looks like a butterfly, but it's not and it reminds me to fly even though maybe I'm not made for flying?