Monday, January 25, 2010

Problem Child...

For those of you who don't know, I'm a closet Martha Stewart fan. I love her. LOVE her, love her. I love her show. I LOVE her magazine and her Easter, Halloween and Christmas decorations make me giddy. In the current Feb. magazine, there was a multi-page spread featuring Darcy Miller-and her glorious art.

I have been in LOVE with this article since reading it (again and again and again) about three weeks ago. Tonight while going through my blog list it was being discussed all OVER the place. I just had to post it here, too. I instantly fell in love with her print, colors and textures. They are so simple...yet elegant.
PLEASE take a few minutes to visit Darcy Miller's site and fall in love too.

Just Be...

Inspired by the amazing STYX song, 'Just Be' and the beautiful words of President Hinckley in his book, Way to Be! I made these powerful little reminders for my brother and sister-in-law. I used all of Pres. Hinckley's 6 Be's and then some-pulling from other Church talks and inspiring messages.

I chose to have a "Be..." to focus on for the month-so there are 12 in all. Here is a sample:

This was a fantastic project to work on...and I fell in love with it right away! B & A haven't seen them yet-but everyone else who has loves them as well. I've even had a few requests for custom orders. Who knew?
*And yes, this WAS the project that killed the glue gun... ;)

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Some of my new Loves:

This Garden
(It's a mini ornament terrarium!)

These Buttons

These Headbands

This Toy

This Picture of Me

This Saying
(and the glorious guitar it's on)

This Glass

These Dogs

This Book

This Wall
(The movie was amazing as well!)


Thursday, January 7, 2010

I love shoes...

Love them...(even though I get stuck in the habit of wearing the same ones every day-I am guilty of wearing a fave pair of yellow leather zipper flats everyday for about 3 months...) The pile above (complete with a pair of klompen that I bought in an garage attic workspace near Kinderdijk, Netherlands-I often wear these to take out the trash...) is small compared to the massive shelf in the closet filled with 3 inchers, rock and roll rain boots, teal wedges, patent reds, and "Dynasty" flip flops... I seriously have the best shoes. But I have a new fave...

My amazing brother had this fantastic pair made for me for Christmas! The right shoe is my first name-with my current yummy Ovation (it smells like baby dolls!) and the left shoe is my last name-with a gorgeous Henna Luna. The back....

has "Clocks" with the TAB for, yes, Coldplay's Clocks. (Clocks is a shared love of B's and mine...for multiple reasons...) These were made by one of his students-an extremely talented 14 year old-and this was his first commissioned piece. From what I hear, he was very nervous during the reveal-he REALLY wanted his cool guitar teacher to like them! He did, and I was thrilled...and cried a bit. The best part?
The graffiti... ;)