December 19, 2011

WINNER :: cd giveaway

Lucky #11 was the winner this year, and that gift goes straight to a gal I know in real life, Miss Aimee of Made In The Fold!  Here's what Aimee is most thankful for:

i'm thankful for friends and family who love me and to give things to this year (and for your mamma!) :)

I've gotten to know Aimee through my mom (who leads a discipleship group Amiee is involved in) and she is nothing but incredibly kind, intentional and talented.

Thank you all for such sweet and meaningful responses.  I'd be lying if I didn't get teary nearly every time I sat down to read them.  

Praying for sweet memories, kind words and full bellies this holiday season.
xo xo xo

December 15, 2011

christmas cd :: GIVEAWAY

It's that time again, dearlings!  I had so much fun putting together a Christmas mix last year that I couldn't wait to make a new one for 2011!  

This mix is full of sweet Christmas and holiday themed songs that'll warm your heart and tickle your toes.  (And, for the record, there are two unreleased Sufjan Stevens holiday songs on this mix.  You heard me.  Jump on this!)

To enter the give away, just leave a comment below telling what you're most thankful for this Christmas season.  It was such a gift for me to be able to read all that you're grateful for last year; I can't wait to read more praises of thankfulness.

Like last year, I'll randomly generate a number and announce the winner Monday morning, so get your comments in before then for a chance to get your little paws on our Holiday Tunes Mix.  If you're leaving your comment anonymously, please leave your email address so that I have a way to reach you!  Otherwise, check back Monday morning!

before & after / built-in shelf

Showing you the "before" picture of the built-in in our bedroom kind of makes me feel like I left the lock on the dressing room door undone and you walked in on me trying on a bathing suit--it's that level of embarrassing.  Yep, that's a sock in the lower left corner.  And uh huh, those sure are vitamins, rolls of film and chapstick on the fourth shelf.  I mean, we'd really given up.

I love the idea of this built-in, but the shelves were such an awkward height for us.  It took a couple of years, but I finally found it in me to revamp the space and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out.

I'm not sure how helpful this is for you, but if you're interested in the simple steps I took to redo the shelves, here you go!

After cleaning off and wiping down the shelves, I removed them from their brackets so that I had the empty shell to back with the paper I found at Paper Source.  (The whole shelf took about two rolls with lots of leftovers.)  If you're not impatient like I am, the next step could be to tape off and protect the inside of the shelf where you're not papering so that when you spray the adhesive on the back of the built-in, it doesn't get everything else sticky in the process.  But clearly that was one more step that I didn't want to take, so I just wiped the inside of the built-in once the paper was up.  Anyway, start spraying the adhesive in small areas and place the paper as you go.  It's not a permanent hold at first, so you have some play room to adjust the paper.  Since the roll didn't cover the entire height of my shelf, I used the shelves as markers to begin a new sheet of paper so that the seam wasn't apparent.  The fun part was putting the shelves back in, but only half of them so that there was more space between for our books to fit vertically.  PS--The two white, ceramic horse pieces, the elephant and the blue urn are all from either Ross or TJ Maxx.

December 5, 2011

MORE new work in the shop

1/ available as a 5x7 card  
2/ 10x10 caldear : 2012  
3/ available as a 5x7 card or 8x10 print  
4/ available as an 8x10 print  
5/ available as a 5x7 card or 8x10 print  
6/ available as a 5x7 card

Here are a few more goodies from the show this past weekend!  Pick up that thank you card that's two months late or grab one to flirt with that bangin' gent that serves you your latte juuuuust right.

new work in the shop : holidays

1/ available as an 8x10 print or a 5x7 card, with envelope  
2/ available as an 8x10 print or 5x7 card with envelope  
3/ available as a 5x7 card  

It was so great to see several of you at Porter Flea this past weekend!  I've now made the prints and cards available through my Etsy; head on over there to take a gander!

December 2, 2011

SNEAK PEEK : porter flea : TOMORROW

If you find yourself in the Nashville area tomorrow, don't forget about the artisan market Porter Flea!
East Park Recreation Center / 600 Woodland Street / Nashville, Tennessee

Shopping is from 12:00-8:00pm.  Be sure to bring your dancing shoes for the DJs spinnin' sweet tunes, an appetite for the array of food trucks on site and cash money!  (Cash is the universal currency since some vendors will have credit card machines and others won't.)

See you dames there!