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Sunday
Apr062014

winner winner chicken dinner

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each & every one of you are a blessing!
thank you SO... very much... for playing along on the giveaway.
y'all are FUNNY!
SO encouraging!
such a blessing to me.

the shop is open...
feel wierd too... it's been so long.
goodness i've got some kinks...
but it's all good... great!
i see that many of y'all have already been by to take a peek... how great is THAT!
the best!
thank you. 

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we went the good 'ol fashion route this time...
cutting out all 153 entries for a jar.

and because i was wishing i could send something to everyone...
i had to draw TWO names... two WINNERS!
lil bit drew one... i pulled out the other.

congratulations SASHA & VICKI!
can't wait to see what y'all pick!
i'll be in touch.

keep your eyes peeled... i imagine i'll have another soon.

love yall!
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little footnote.
thanks so much for all the inquiries...
I WILL BE LISTING MORE OF THE CROSS NECKLACES... "positively"... this week.
i sure appreciate you're seeing... checking and understanding.
truly.
other items will be showing their faces too.
will keep you posted. 

 

Friday
Apr042014

happy friday y'all 

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i wanted to hop on here this morning...
tell y'all hAppY fRiDaY... yay we actually made it...
and let y'all know i'll be hopping back on this weekend for the drawing.
thanks so much for playing along!
y'all are down right fun!
if you haven't yet... you still can... just jump in.

it's been a full week... juggling various balls over here...
and i've been at the mercy of the patina too.
it's been feisty......... or should i say... stubborn.
ha!
no... it's expected... i just forgot... i guess it's been thAt long.

now... it's friday... time to be a little hog-wild don't ya think?
dig those heels in... extra deep.
grab ahold... i say with both hands.
smile big......... it makes all the difference.

yup... i just posted a photo of my hog with a flower in his ear.
he likes it ya know.
♥︎ 

Friday
Mar282014

dusting off the shop

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i hope this finds you with a big 'ol smile on your face.
i'm wearing one.
it's friday......... aNd... i just arrived in Dallas for Hope Spoken!

it has been years since i've had a long drive like that solo.
though my rear was tired of sitting... i loved the drive.
cranked up the tunes...
sang like i didn't care who saw...
and talked to the big man above.
it was great.

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i wanted to hop on & share something really fast...
before i head downstairs... i said i would... didn't want to miss it.
and it's taken me quite some time to say this... feels like a whole other time...
but........ i'm opening up shop again!

i've had the snips n such out... the process has begun!
i... myself... can hardly believe it.

so... i'll will be running a small batch next week...
will let you know what day of course...
with cuffs...
a few buckles...
and the thing i'm asked about most... the cross necklace.

i would love to kick things off with a GIVEAWAY.
what do you say?!!
 and i'm thinking... i'll let yOu choose your favorite.

ok?
yay!

all you have to do... click down below... and leave a quick comment.
let's see... hmmm... maybe just for kicks & giggles...
 what would yOu pick... if you're the winner?

that's it.
yay!

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thanks sO much for stopping by... taking a peek... sure makes me smile.
i look forward to drawing the winner next week!

hope yall have a gReAt weekend too!
♥︎

COMMENTS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS DRAWING...
thank y'all sO much!
keep your eyes peeled... i imagine i'll have another soon.

Tuesday
Mar252014

our master bath

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it's where we brush our teeth...
and wash our faces...
where he shaves...
while i try to tame my hair.
where our little one loves to take a bath.

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i'll say... i knOw... it's a simple blank canvas of a space right now.
would like to add some color... and touches here & there...
but it's one of those things i've been "getting to".
oh my word... my "getting to" list in this house is mighty.

it's not super noticeable here...
but the frames around the mirrors are actually a lighter shade.
have been pondering a color change to those.... easy enough.
i just keep going back & forth on that.
hmmm 

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home...
the making of it...
is such a process isn't it?!

sometimes the process & ideas flow like a river...
it feels clear... the direction you want to meander...
and other times... it seems your feet are stuck in the mud.

 i'm learning... that bOth are good... at least i think so. 

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i'm not a bath tub person... but felt it was important for resale.
ha!
so used to moving... it's part of me.

lil bit likes to bubble up & watch a show in there every so often.
precious little... she's like a tiny peanut in there.

you would have thought it was the world's most important decision...
when it came time to pick the plumbing fixtures.
just as my sister told me... i called her a bazillion times you know....
she was right...
in the end either way would have been perfectly great.

to me they're a bit "modern"... and a bit "classic".
i like that.
i'm really happy with them though... would choose them again no question.

one thing i was certain i wanted... i had them build in a little foot ledge.
see it down there in the shower?
so when i shave... i've got a foot prop.
that thing may be my favorite! 

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subway tile... i clearly love it.
the grout color on the walls... the choosing of... of my word... that was a doozy too.
in this bath i finally leaped with subtle... by going low contrast.
for some reason i felt my mind would crave the simplicity... the quiet in here.

of course i see spaces with high contrasting grout... and i freak...
i love it so much.
:)

the sconces... when i saw them... i knew.
i love their shape against the rectangle tile.

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the man cave.
bahahahaha
 
the tile made it's way in here too...
in a high... almost five feet... wainscoting... around all walls.
can't believe i took a pic of the toilet. 

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there's a little nook on the opposite side of the shower...
right now... it's temporarily housing a small cabinet & a favorite print.
i'd like a tall narrow cabinet in there... to fit the area better...
and i'm thinking that might be a fun spot to add a pop of color too.

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it was funny... before it was built...
i imagined myself being at that sink (above)... the one on the right.
once we were actually standing in it... no way...
it felt right for me to be at the other.
hubby thought so too... we fell into place.
 i guess it's like when you go to a hotel and one side of the bed feels right.

i do want to add a hanging pendant above the tub.
just need to find one. 

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i look forward to seeing how this space evolves.
my feet might feel stuck right now... but when i do get them out...
i love that part!
after all one of my favorite things is tweaking home.
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cabinet color... Benjamin Moore Galveston Gray
mirror frame color... Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows
tile... honed vein cut limestone... in Chenille
subway tile... Daltile Rittenhouse Square... arctic white... 3x6
hex tile... Daltile Keystone Shapes... arctic white
faucets & heads... Purist by Kohler
sconces... Hinkley Lighting
toilet... Kohler... Tresham
hide... Cowhides International
floor grout... Custom... Oyster Gray
wall grout... Custom... Snow White (99.9% sure... i'm checking)
cabinet hardware... Rusticware satin nickel... My Knobs

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if i'm missing something... and you're still curious...
by all means just give me a holler... super happy to share.
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Friday
Mar212014

spring itch

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i think i felt i might have felt my first hint of an itch.

i am a lover of winter.... find the cold & all it's bundling up quite fun.
when i see it's on it's way out i want to grab on & hold tight.
silly i know... it'll be around again soon...
but it's like saying goodbye to a friend you know you won't see for a while.
sort of.
a friend is clearly a whole different level... clearly.
but... ya know what i mean.

well... the hubby was outside yesterday cleaning out our pool storage room...
where we keep all our garden pots & all things pool...
when it hit me...
"hey i'm liking the air out here".
as crazy as it sounds i'm convinced i could fEEL spring.
knocking... whispering... waiting right there at my heels.

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as much as i love winter...
i love much of what spring brings too.
fish on the grill.
the smell of fresh cut grass.
buzzing bees.
the sun staying out longer so we can play.
fleshly painted toes.
ice cold cocktails.
arts & crafts outside.
pretty potted flowers.
all kinds of bright & fresh veggie salads.
picnics.
sidewalk chalk doodles.
dinner on the patio.
rain drops. 
 sun on my face.

have you felt the itch?
what are YOU looking forward to this spring?
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