Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Life & Little Things...Summers End

I can't believe Summer is coming to an end! It's been a good, busy but fun one. Back to school prep is in full effect. I thought I was going to have tons of time to blog this Summer but I spent it all working, keeping the kids entertained, home improvement projects and any down time I can find reading...Lots of reading! :)









Relaxing around bon fires, tending to our little garden that is filled with lots of flowers and little critters...



excited about harvesting my herbs...




celebrating little (not so little) boys birthdays...




watching our sunflowers, succulents collection and other plants and flowers transform daily...



working away on new creations in the studio...playing around with some fall tones...



Celebrating with friends...





Sweetgirl is officially on the road in her own set of wheels! 
Needless to say, it's been a fun, exciting, whirlwind of a summer...





We all seem to be getting ourselves physically and mentally prepared to go back to school next week and back to routine. All the while feeling a little astonished that we now have a HS senior, a 7th grader, a 6th grader and a 1st grader heading into a new school year :) 
High five-ing each other a bit that next week the house will be empty, clean and quiet during the day at least lol! 


Friday, June 10, 2016

Life & Little Things...

Having some fun this week in the studio...New pieces are up and some still getting added to the etsy shop and my website is getting updated and worked on :)





These fold over bails are a blast to work on...



small and jumbo sized glass leaf headpin fresh from the kiln...I think the jumbo sized are my new favorites! I made them on a thicker gauge and longer "stem" so they can be used in a variety of ways and can easily be cut down depending on what you want to use them for... isn't that ink blue and raku dreamy? 



decided these stamped brass disks called for a pair of my jumbo glass leafs...still very light weight but a bold and fun earring and available in the etsy shop...



upcycling this leather jacket into some piles of fringe for a WIP and some leather cuffs...




Around the garden, Mr Handsome put some of his pallets to good use! I'm loving this herb rack he made! Lots of yummy herbs for sauces, mint for teas and tons of lavender and sage for me to dry out for my smudge bundles...



and this little nugget graduated 6th grade! 2 out of 4 kiddos are done for the year and 2 more have a couple more days left of school and then summer vacation will be in full effect and we'll officially have a 12th, 7th, 6th and 1st grader! 



and TGIF! It's supposed to be a hot weekend mixed with sunshine and storms. Hope you have a great weekend! be sure to check out my etsy shop for new arrivals and the website for some much needed updates :)



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Life & Little Things...blooms


Strangely enough, we are not quite in full Spring mode here in the mitten. The temps are sloooooowly warming up and then changing their mind. Even so, we've been busy and having fun planting some colorful blooms...




Mr. Handsome loves yard work and planting things and making thing and working outdoors... He goes into a full on zen mode when he gets outdoors...



I tend to follow behind and try not to kill anything lol! I love flowers and gardening and being outdoors but I tend to kill everything no matter how hard to try to take care of them...



I've even picked up several new house plants to keep Mr. Handsome's 10+ year old plant company...10+ yrs old people! That's a lot of pressure for this black thumb gal who thus far has only managed to keep hostas, roses and hydrangeas alive :)



so the patios and garden beds around the house are looking awesome and colorful...



Other things going on around here...



Proud mom moment: the littlest nugget got student of the month at his school for "Kindness"!! :)



This weekend has been my bday weekend...turned 29...again...*cough *cough



b-day pancakes and lots of chill time being outdoorsy, relaxing, reading, bonfires, wine, movies and feeling loved :) 




turning 29...again...isn't so bad! :) 
Thanks for stopping by! End of the school year events have taken over so my studio time has been here and there but I'll have some new things to show next time! Stop back and see what I've been working on or swing by my instagram (click up at the top) and follow along my daily musings and snaps.



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Life & little things...bunnies and books


This months Owlcrate unboxing! 


The theme this month was "Dystopian"
and here's what I got :)



I can't wait to dig in! I've read Ahern before and enjoyed her writing so I'm hoping this will be a good one. Loving my little Orwell notebook and mockingjay leather bracelet. Bookworm quote coaster, maze runner decal and Katniss magnet as well as a super cool book art print and some other extras! 

Now onto the bunnies and other wildlife hanging out in our yard these days...



while working on the landscaping and cleaning up the yard Mr. Handsome discovered these little bundles of squishy goodness...



and I'm not sure what's cuter, bunny ears or bunny butts...



also these guys (and gals) and their sassy waddles...



and this beauty that I've been having a hard time getting a good picture of...

when he shows off his tail feathers the vivid blue colors are amazing!




flowers are popping up everywhere, the little zoo we have going on in our yard is active and thriving, Spring seems to have finally sprung :)

What's going on in your neck of the woods? 


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Life & Little Things...rolling into Spring

If you don't follow me on Good Reads here is a quit low down on what's been on my stacks :)




and rather than snap boring pics of my kindle screen, I've also been devouring Karen Cantrell's Barbara Marr Mystery series and Denise Grover Swank's  Rose Gardner mystery series as well as several others.



At the start of the year I signed up for Owlcrate and loving how much fun each box is every month! If you'd like to give it a try CLICK HERE! I get referral points and you get a cool box chocked full of goodness! :)


what else has been happening?


Mr. Handsome and I had ourselves some St. Paddy's Day fun :)



stil working away on projects around the house...



Some Easter fun was had by all...



AND Spring has FINALLY sprung here in the mitten so I'm sitting outside, blogging, reading and enjoying coffee while nature and the kiddos burn off some energy and get some vitamin D :)






What have you been reading? Do you use Good Reads? Send me a friend request I'd love to read along with you!