Tuesday, November 25, 2008

mmmm truffles

i think i might try and make some truffles today...i found this awesome recipe that i want to try!

other things to do today...

...pay internet bill
...put up christmas tree
...attempt to tackle the rest of the christmas decorations
...refinish entry table
...run errands in town
...wash my hair (it's sad that this has it's own place on the list)

it will be a busy busy day. short list, so hopefully i'll be able to finish it!

oh, and i went shopping earlier this week online at anthro...i got some of the cutest things! i can't wait for everthing to come in!

have a lovely day!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


i've been falling way behind on the 365 project...my camera still isn't fixed. but as soon as it is, i'll have to get back on that. and post pics of my new mug! i'm sipping hot chocolate out of it right now...yummm

so here's some great news...my favorite artist, elsie flannigan, is opening up her very own art boutique! it'll be a combination of online store and brick and mortar store (located in springfield, missouri). i'm super excited...it opens feb 1st and is named, what else, but redvelvetart! i'm sooo super stoked and can't wait to see what lovely things her and the other rv girls put in there, as well as the other artists they'll be working with. i love rv!

since my camera is still on the fritz, here is a compilation of my current flickr favorites :] they are all from the lovely lucia holm or as she's better known as in the internet world, miss lulu and the teaspoon shortage. such lovely work!

brit's coming over to hang out while i cook today. :] then, off to work

Friday, November 14, 2008


there's a horrible glare of the computer screen on my glasses...hopefully my camera will be fixed soon so i can stop using the webcam for these things. i mean, it's fun every now and then, but you know. oh, and as soon as that bad boy is back in working order, i'll share photos of my mug!!! :] and some super cute perler bead animals that the sister and and i spent making last night :]

to do today, all before 3:00

1. hang up all clean laundry (ick)
2. dishes
3. wash at least 2 loads of dirty laundry (more ick)
4. make my way to the bank to pull out rent, and then pay said rent
5. run downtown to pick up sushi surprise for cecily (and maybe a roll or two for myself :] )
6. stop and pick up goodbye cake for cecily
7. make it to work a bit early for cecily's "moving to night shift" impromptu shindig

it doesn't sound like much , but oh...it will be a long day. too bad there's no crafting involved. maybe tonight?

enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


day two and i'm sick :[ i came home from work and took a two hour nap. yeah. i made shepard's pie for dinner. i feel that i should cook since i have this lovely girl staying with me this week

so now i have curled up in one of the husband's thermal shirts, i'm watching kung fu panda with the sister, and eating some of the yummy pie. so glad i can sleep in tomorrow!

have a lovely evening and i'll see you tomorrow with day three! ooo, and i get my new glasses tomorrow! :]

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


i've decided to jump on the photography bandwagon and accept the 365 challenge. if you don't know what that is, it's a challenge to take one self portrait every day for a year. i'm sure i'll miss a few days here and there...it's bound to happen. but i figure that this will be a great way for me to inject a bit of creativity into every day, even if it's just a teeny bit. :] here's day one

oh, and i got the call from the ceramics place! our mugs are ready! i'm going to go pick them both up and bring brit's to her at work...surprise! :]

have a fantastic day!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

this week...

has been crazy! last friday, the hubs was waiting for me when i got off of work, and we quickly hopped into the car for a trip to the inlaws. we spent halloween night with the neice and nephews, and then on saturday, we headed further north to columbia for the gough family reunion. that was definitely an interesting experience!

i woke up sunday with pink eye...again. that wasn't a very pleasant experience, especially since it was the second time in a month! once monday hit, things went completely beserk...there was work, work and more work! another week of overtime...but i've been having a lot of fun planning the company's holiday party, so that has definitely given me a little break from the day to day.

today i finally had a day off from work, but definitely not a day off from life. :] i had errands to run, an eye doctor appointment (i finally got to order new glasses! soooo excited!) then i met brit for our biweekly creative day. this week, we hit up cocodrie's for caesar salads (yum!) and then we headed to a new pottery shop in watson that just opened. we spent the afternoon painting a pair of giant ceramic mugs. they should be glazed and fired this week, and then i'll get to take mine home...i'll be sure to post pics of them! we had so much fun today that we've vowed to definitely frequent this cute little shop often. we only wish that we could find a place that would allow us to first create our own pottery, and then let us decorate. i took pottery classes as a kid, and i loved it so much...hopefully we'll be able to find such a place locally. :]

tomorrow is another day of gym then work...but i think i'm going to spend the evening at home. i really need to get crackin' on those invites for my holiday bake exchange...they need to be sent out next week! also, that etsy update just keeps getting pushed back further and further...there's just been so many things that have kept me from getting to it. now you know you're dork when you're choosing to spend your friday evenings in front of a craft table!

well, now that i've overloaded you with a ton of text, i'll leave you to your evening. i still have to go get a shower before bed anyway...i'm gross!