Friday, September 3, 2010


went to patch a hole in my jeans in a
not super visible area (if you know what i mean)...and,
lo and behold- it ended up not being just any ol' worn
out was a piece of art!

i kinda don't want to patch it anymore.

Friday, May 14, 2010

easy answers

do i ever keep up with this blog? no.
do i need to keep up with this blog? yes.
why do i need to keep up with this blog?
well...for one...because this is coming up again!

any spare minute i've got in the month
of may will be spent makin' goods
for this lovely market!

i'm excited to be a part of it again.

you wanna come? yes.
ok..great! (see details above) :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

love is in the air

cute ideas from:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My choice...

the Kitchenaid stand mixer in pistachio.

...and i'm so excited to now have it! it was the final 'prize' i
chose as part of an incentive program we did at work. once i
decided between that and the netbook, the hard part was
deciding what color- pistachio or pear (shown below).

things have been busy so i have yet to use it since it came in
it's lovely target box last week...but i'll be sure to share how
it is. for now i just know it's purty.

and...from what i've heard...everyone, at some point, gotsa gets a kitchenaid!

i saw a link on my cousin's blog (i think) a couple weeks ago
for a blog that was having a giveaway for one of these beauties! i don't
think it's going anymore but i did come across this one that looks legit:

Get on it! :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Question: If you were to get 1, I repeat, 1 of these
items for free/as a gift/whatever, which would it be?
a. a netbook
b. a gaming system- Wii, XBox360,
or Playstation 3
c. 22" flat screen TV
d. Kitchenaid mixer

p.s.- this is not a giveaway. sorry. maybe
one of these days my blog will be cool like that!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

dec. 29th.
i'm lame.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
(...filled with many hand-made gifts and decorations?? If so- please share!)

I had every intention of posting about numerous festive hand-made items I've found in the past couple months but, as you can see, that did not happen.

How bout next year? Ok- sounds good.

I must move forward.

I just found this story online about an
incredible 7 yr old painter.


Here's to a new year of being inspired
to continue to create!

Monday, November 16, 2009

fabric that's been sitting around forever + a couple feet of ribbon =

Thursday, November 12, 2009


My stuff will be here starting in the next couple of
weeks and i'm so excited about it!

Patina is the darling little shop creation of our good friends Justin (drummer of Nate's band) and Nichole. It's located on Main St. in Pleasant Grove and the 'grand opening' will be next week.. And, really, you should go check it out! I went to drop off my stuff there last night and couldn't get over how charming the place is!

Spread the word!

To find out more, go here.

(some really not-so-great pics from the market saturday!)

creating as of late:
paper weights
ipod cases
chalk boards

...and many more items (hopefully) coming soon!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


the bijou market yesterday was great! so many cool things there!
with it beings my first 'show', i learned a lot and had a lot of fun.
thanks to all who came. man- there were a lot of people there!!
...and thanks to the 3 cool girlies that put it on!

i didn't get a lot of pictures because the sun was shining right on our table (bummer) for a good part of the day, but i'll be getting some pictures of my stuff up soooon. also, i said it last year (ha!) and will say it again today- i've got an etsy account that i've had set up but still nothing posted on it. gimme a few weeks and hopefully it really will be up a running! (i'm for reals this time!)

isn't this room perfect?
i love how simple and fresh it is.
thank you, one of my new favorite blogs ever, for the inspiration!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

my cousin's talk of wanting to learn calligraphy
reminded me of this for some reason:

at some point during my childhood years, i got this book called "The Butterfly Alphabet"- it's all real pictures...pretty amazing! i had an obsession with butterflies- in elementary school, i spent my recesses catching them with the girls! -sigh- the good ol' days..

anyways, i think this would look cool as a big framed poster..maybe with more toned-down colors.

and...back to calligraphy (sorry if i'm stealin' your
thunder, bkb!)...these are awesome:

Sources: 1 2 3

Sunday, October 25, 2009

here's some details for you...

also, go here for a sneak peak of the vendors.
i believe there will be new vendor features daily up until the time of
the market.
from what i've seen, there will be some awesome stuff...


you should come!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

hope you've had a happy sunday!

now it's on to a new week of a lottttt of

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

i'm so excited (and nervous)! i'm doing my first
crafty show?/fair?/market? (whatever you
want to call it) on nov. 7th. i'll keep
you posted with all the details...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

i just got back from the cutest little alice in wonderland
mad-hatter tea party/b-day party

so cute and so fun!
(and i think i need to get me some of
those tissue paper pom poms!)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

while on a lovely little jaunt to the fabric store during my
lunch break today, i came upon these beauties:

i'm thinking i may need to get some new
for our couch in the works!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

beautiful day

...for a little bit o' paintin

Saturday, July 4, 2009

(one of my favorite pictures ever-
grandma and grandpa arnold- i miss you!)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

spoke too soon

after today...apparently summer

was not here to stay.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

lovin these simple patios-

i think summer
is finally
here to stay...


Sunday, June 28, 2009

f i n a l l y

hair clips and a feather necklace-
makes me happy to create

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

got milk

shout-out to whoever it was that left these delicious chocolate-peanut butter cookies on our porch last night...

perfect after-the-gym snack :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

so, you know that post i did a while back with the "cake bites"...

this is a little something i found that
sounds like it pretty much follows
that same recipe...
...they're just a little more pleasing to the eye.
so cute!

man, people are so creative.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

to the maker of this pillow:

thank you, whoever you are!

just what i was looking for.
brought to me by none other than the
fabulous D.eseret boutI.que

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

love this room. i think it's actually mostly just the chandelier and the fabric of the curtains...the lamps too. oh how i long for a big, beautiful chandelier. kinda like this one here from anthropologie. but, $695 dolla...on sale!?


maybe when the n8 becomes a rockstarrr...

Monday, May 18, 2009

still alive

...and missing this place! wish i woulda visited more when i lived 45 miles/mins away. now = 775 miles.

don't know what you got till it's gone.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Too Flappy