Hi all. It's been a little while since I've posted, so I thought I should write an "official" post about my absence. When I started this blog a few years ago, I was exploring different outlets of creativity in my free time. I had just started doing more crafts, and my day job was pretty … Continue reading Farewell for Now
Almost heaven, West Virginia...Russ and I are both Mountaineers at heart, and this weekend we spent some time in the good 'ol mountain state, hiking and chasing hot air balloons. When we were in college, one of our favorite fall traditions was the Mountaineer Balloon Festival. Sadly, the festival hasn't been put on for a number … Continue reading Wild & Wonderful Weekend
I told y'all about the surprise summer dates that I had planned for Russell throughout the summer...what I didn't tell you is that they were my cover story! The entire time, I was planning a surprise 30th birthday party for Russ and didn't want him to know. I set up a bunch of other surprise … Continue reading Cheers & Beers to 30 Years Surprise Birthday Party
It may only be September, but I am already getting started on the holiday crafting bonanza! I took inventory this past weekend; I have glittery gold, hot pink, blue, purple, and more ornaments in stock, just waiting to be put together for a custom ornament wreath. The most popular request I receive is for rainbow … Continue reading 2016 Ornament Wreaths
I've wanted colorful hair my entire life. When I was a little kid, I used to hoard those Halloween colored-hair-spray-in-a-can contraptions that would turn your whole head (and your brush, bathroom, clothes, and lungs) hot pink. Arguably, the best time to experiment with wild hair color would have been high school or college, but I … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to My Roaring 20s
Do y'all remember about two months ago, when Russell and I bought 50 pounds of sweet Georgia peaches from The Peach Truck? We...erhm...severely overestimated our love for the fruit. And we had to do something with all of those peaches... I made peach pies and took them to parties. We made peach pie filling and … Continue reading Homemade Georgia Peach Jam
There are certain recipes that can take you back to a simpler time, reminding you of sweet summer sunshine, lightning bugs, family dinners, and childlike giddiness. This is one of those recipes for me. My Bubbie & Nana, my grandmother and great-grandmother on my dad's side, respectively, were two of the most influential women in … Continue reading Blackberry Cheesecake Dessert Recipe
My favorite flower...it's always so happy. Good inspiration for today. Be colorful. Be bold. Have fun. Smile. Get some sunshine (but wear sunblock). Live. Bloom.
The construction on our 1930s bathroom remodel ended back in March, but we have only recently put all of the finishing touches on the space. I finally took photos to share with y'all! The remodel overall was a super painful learning experience: countless trips to the tile store, more money than we ever planned to … Continue reading 1930s Bathroom Remodel – Reveal
Stood in 94 degree heat today to buy two boxes of fresh Georgia peaches from The Peach Truck. I can't wait until they are ripe enough to devour and to can!