Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Journaling

I'm trying my hand at some art Journaling swaps. I joined a group that swaps Beatle song themed pages. Holy crap could there be a more perfect swap group for me?? This is my first page. While more scrappy than arty I really like it.

Friday, April 27, 2012

My Week

Holy crap this has been one CRAZY week!!! We had a super exciting weekend last weekend which I will be highlighting in a post soon but this week has gone a little like this:

Monday: Home sick with a messed up back

Tuesday: Work and TOM PETTY!!! Didn't get to bed until 1 am!

 Wednesday: Work, fancy lunch for Administrative Professionals Day, Middle school orientation

Thursday: Work, Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet

Today: Work, collapse on couch and watch TV all night (at least that's the plan)


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thrifty Tuesday

My latest "must have" item. Ripply crocheted goodness and only $5.99. It's all washed and ready for snuggling on the couch. It's good size and crocheted with super soft yarn. I love it!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I'm one of the millions of readers of NieNie Dialogues - I've been reading her blog since before her life utterly changed in a moment. I was so excited to get the paper this week and read the Parade article featuring her and her family. Such a beautiful, loving and damn courageous woman and family. I can't wait to read her new book. And if you don't read her blog yet you are missing out!!! Get on over there and check it out -

Monday, April 09, 2012

Happy Easter!!

The DZ girls all dolled up for church. We had a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing Easter. It was perfect.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Lamentations on Footwear

I have finally resigned myself to the fact that I can no longer wear cute flats. Gosh I love them in all their multi color glory with cute little embellishments but I end up hobbling like a 95 year old woman the day after I wear them. I am slowly converting my shoes to Born, Clarks, Dansko and all those other nice thick heeled supportive shoes. Makes me pretty sad but my feet sure are thanking me. And luckily those brands have quite a few cute options. They are pretty pricey but definitely worth the investment if I can have happy feet. I found these shoes last night at the thrift store - brand new Clark's artisan. $12.99 and I had a 30% off coupon. So I brought them home and immediately put two pairs of flats in the goodwill bag.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Bunny Love

A darling little bunny I made for a swap - we each used the same pattern found here - Bunny Rabbit So stinking cute! My desk is getting cluttered again:(

Monday, April 02, 2012

Card Queen

I love making cards. I used to churn out tons and tons of them per month but lately I haven't been doing any. And it makes me sad to see all my card making supplies sitting unused. So I joined a couple card swaps and am getting back into it. I made these cards for a masculine birthday card swap. I love how they turned out. Simple and clean. It's fun to see how my style has changed over the years.