Thursday, April 10, 2014

hush now, be still...

{ Louise Nylander Art }
I bought an art print!  Well to be fair, I won it on Tophatter... but the artist Louise Nylander is also on Etsy too, so I wanted to share her work with you.  Isn't this drawing so beautiful?  You already know I love butterflies... or do you?  But even so.  Hush Now, Be Still is the name of this piece, and I am so there now... looking for peace, quiet, harmony, simplicity.  I am also looking for the perfect place to hang her.  She really has such a peaceful presence.  And the print is actually larger than I expected it to be in person too, which means she's going to need a great frame.

If you're on Tophatter, you can find Louise's page here
and if aren't on Tophatter yet, you can join by clicking here
or if you want to check out her work on Etsy, go here

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

lately...

{ whisked away ~ DreamyPhoto }
Life has been all kinds of sunshine and rain lately, and I am grateful.  This is my most favorite time of year.  I have such an affection for flower bulbs, and they are all doing their thing right now...  I wanted to drop a quick post and let you know I haven't forgotten about my blog you.  I've been tip toeing in, and visiting some of yours as I've had a spare few moments, but life has caught up with me, bringing me some sort of chest cold/flu thing that doesn't seem to want to go away.  And yes, I am finally doing the taxes.  Next week I'll be doing my last Partner auction on Tophatter for a while.  I'm having a lot of fun over there, but also finding a lot of stress accompanied with coming up with several new items to feature each time I do another show... I'm just not that quick on my toes to create entire collections over and over again while always bringing in several new items too.  Hubby is currently reading this book about the past casts of Saturday Night Live, and he mentioned to me recently how one of the members talked about how challenging it was to come up with new material week after week after week.  And not just 'new' material, but good new material.  Yah, that about sums up how I'm feeling right now.  I have lots of ideas for great products, but keeping them coming in on a constant is becoming challenging...  Instead, I'm going to toy with the regular auctions that run daily there, and try my hand at that for a while.  I also mentioned a couple weeks ago that I was working on a project for the May, Be Nice Box, (here's what was in the April box, yay!) and just as soon as I can sort out the pictures and write up the tutorial, I'll have that to show you as well!

Hope everything is going wonderful for you friends.  It seems that 2014 has gone off with a bang and most of us are wondering where the time has gone.  But such is life.  :)  Time flies when you're having fun, ay?!  ♥  xo.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy First Day of Spring!!


I bit off well more than I could chew this month.  Times they are a changin', and I am trying my damnedest to change with the times!  Spring has sprung our way.  Even though there has been frost at night, there have been days filled with sunshine and rain, and 50's temps, which means it's a pleasant little beauty of a growing environment around here lately.  The crocus came and went, they grew, and got smashed by pounding rain, just as they almost always do... the daffodils are flourishing, however I don't have many of those in my own yard, so I am enjoying them from afar... and the tulips are going to bloom soon.  I still haven't started finished our taxes yet, but that's okay because we still have 3 weeks left until the deadline, and I know I can get them done well before that.  This weekend I am hoping to take a little break from the chaos, and work on a project I am excited to do for the May Be Nice Box!  If you haven't checked out Diana's Be Nice Box yet, you totally should... and of course I'll tell you more about what I'm up to... soon!

Hope your week has been going well friends, and Yay Spring!!  xoxo.