Monday, December 05, 2016

Life and Little Things...Bookish Things

I haven't done a book blog in forever it seems. I'm pretty proud of myself, this year I actually stuck to a New Years "Goal" which was to not force myself to read anything that doesn't hold my interest and I set a Good Reads reading goal for myself. First I set it for 25 books and then reached that pretty quickly so I kept up-ing it. Finally, I just left it at I think 35 and blew right by that. So far ending the year at 42 books read this year but there is still the whole month of December left and I'm pretty sure I'll knock a few more off my TBR pile :)


So here we go... grab some coffee and hang out a bit



I subscribe to OWLCRATE and have to say their boxes are soooooo cool and they have never let me down yet this year! Vassa in the Night is a Russian folklore re-telling. BUT it's not even what you'd think it would be. Its this fantastical, magical, dark, bizarre story and I could not put this book down. 



Three Dark Crowns is currently in progress still because I paused it to start Heartless by Marissa Meyer...I just couldn't wait so I'll revisit this one and let you know what I thought...




Heartless!! Not quite finished but finished enough to tell you how enjoyable of read this is. It's an Alice in Wonderland re-telling ( Can you tell I'm into re-tellings lately?) and it's just been such a fun read! I mean, come on, Alice in Wonderland. It's everything you'd think it would be and more. 



This is a fun little charm I made to include with a gift box of goodies for my Secret Santa exchange for book group :) Love way it turned out! 



and a quick snap of the 9 3/4 wood burned sign my hubby made me :) 




So now onto How to Hang a Witch...ummmm...again I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! Such a great story. Paranormal, witches, Salem history. I loved the main characters. I loved the twists and turns. I gasped at certain things that I didn't see coming. It's a great read. It's currently available as an e-book for $1.99 I'm not sure when that price will change. 

and a quick run down of whats been blowing up my kindle these days...

The Taryn's Camera series by Rebecca Patrick-Howard which is another paranormal series
I'm currently on book #5 and still going. Totally fun, enjoyable, quick reads. 

also finished up the first two books in Brenda Novak's newest series The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles. I can't wait for book #3. Very suspenseful, creepy, edge of your seat, serial killer read! Highly recommend.
What good reads are you cozied up with?

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Life & Little Things...Major Update


I feel like I haven't updated in forever! But I have a valid excuse I swear! 

Mr. Handsome and I tied the knot! oh yes, we sure did! No invites or announcements, we literally just decided it, picked a date and then freaked out for a second because we realized that date was less than 3 weeks away lol! We knew we were keeping it very small, intimate, fun but elegant and as simple as possible and we accomplished exactly what we envisioned. It was a gorgeous, magical, amazing and fun day! 
My parents have a gorgeous backyard and flowers are totally their thing so it was easy to nail down the location for the ceremony.
The reception/dinner was pretty easy too. I panicked at first because we hadn't realized it was going to be sweetest day and thought for sure a high end restaurant (and one of our favorites) was for sure going to be booked but they came through for us and gave us the upstairs private dining banquet area and it was PERFECTION! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!  







My friend Erin takes AMAZING pictures and was gracious enough to rearrange a few things to capture our day. She does such amazing work and I'll be sure to share more pics when she gets them all finished <3 p="">


First dance as Husband & Wife was Foo Fighters- Everlong (acoustic version) Of course!



our little nuggets had a blast dressing up fancy and having their important roles in officially making us a family of six! 

So there you go, a perfectly good excuse as to where I've been and what I've been doing and why I haven't blogged in so long :) 
Thanks for stopping by! Now that things have calmed down around here I've been back in the studio and working on new things to stock the shop in time for Holiday shopping and I'll have some new things to show n tell in my next post, I promise!



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.