Alicia made this fun banner for me a few years ago and I smile every year as I find a new place for it. It reminds me of her, even though we've never even met. The sunshine was POURING through my windows this morning, making my heart so grateful.
twinkle lights up in almost every room, to help beat back the typical gray skies we tend to start enjoying this time of year, and I leave them on all day long. That birch tree branch you see back in the corner...I dragged a few branches home with me on a walk the other day. We had just had a fierce windstorm and this one was the keeper of the bunch. I let it dry out, and then sprayed it white and tucked it into a bucket with some rocks. I wound white twinkle lights all around it and it makes me smile. Little things.
so messy. There are normally piles of papers all over the floor. I felt like black would be a good color and I love it. Me- a girl who loves white. Who knew? I have to share that I texted my man asking him to bring home a quart of black paint and he said something like, "Didn't you just paint that desk turquoise, a year ago?" To which I replied (and I quote) "Turquoise is dead to me. I LOATHE turquoise. Down with turquoise." (I always feel it's important to find something in life to be passionate about.) (I also feel it's important to keep your man guessing. I mean, no girl wants to become too predictable, right?)
shop news; I have more Antique ball jar flour sack dishtowels coming, just in time for holiday gift giving- probably by the end of this week or next. I can always reserve some for you if you email me and ask, as they do typically go pretty fast- within a day or so. (Thank you!) AND I am working on a fun holiday dish towel design that I will hopefully be listing in a limited quantity as well, if it turns out as cute as I think it will. Be watching for it. :) (Unless it's awful and then I'll never share it. Ha!) Besides that, I have added a few of my favorite prints in post card sized packages of eight, in my shop AND I am happy to create custom packages for you as well, by request. Your wish is my command. And my final shop announcement... I am closing down my shop for the holidays, on Saturday, December 15th so plan accordingly. (Click here to shop.)
several generations. Sadly, nothing of note was ever recorded in it, but there were many photos, newspaper clippings, pressed flowers and such in it.
is its story. It belonged first to Adrain's great grandmother who lived in the south. Years and years ago, her entire house burned down and everything in the home was lost. Everything but this bible. It was sitting on the kitchen table and the fire didn't touch it. It was the ONLY thing that survived. I hear that story and my heart thrills. Kind of gives a whole new meaning to one of my favorite promises found in Isaiah:
"But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;