Monday, July 27, 2009

Finally refinished!

Back in June I posted a picture of a few projects I was hoping to work on. One was an old solid wood desk that I had purchased for under $6 that smelled of cigars and had some pretty big dents in it. I had so much fun working on this!
Here are a couple of before pics:

And here is the after:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Featured In My First Etsy Treasury

I know it's not super-enormous news, but I'm excited all the same. Mary from Vanti Designs on Etsy featured my Slate blue movie reel in her latest treasury of favorite items. This would be my first- Yay!
(Side note: Treasury is an Etsy feature that allows members to share several of their favorite items from various Etsy shops.)
...Just wanted to share my special moment ;)

Friday, July 10, 2009

It's my dad's birthday today...

I'm not one to get all sappy about most things. Sentimental- yes. Nostalgic- yes. But not sappy. (That was always my sister.)
However, It's my dad's birthday today and I'm feelin' all sappy inside.

(Dad's senior picture)
Why all this inner-sappyness over a birthday? Well, it's been about a year that he has been cancer-free and today I guess it struck me how blessed I am to still have a dad to wish a happy birthday to.
He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgekins Lymphoma shortly after I lost my sweet friend Michelle to breast cancer, and just before the passing of my husband's biological father to colon cancer. Needless to say, I am very thankful to God for allowing us more time together.
I still tend to take that time for granted (and about 8 hours of highway prevents us from seeing one another very often). But today I wanted to stop and really be...well...thankful...and yes...sappy.
And reguardless of all the things he says he wishes he had done differently while we were growing up, I really had a great childhood! He filled it with silly songs to wake us in the morning, his crazy antics to make us laugh, and all the love two little girls could have ever wanted from a dad.

(Dad's senior citizen picture (Just kiddin' dad!))

Yep...I really am thankful.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cute is ...

Cute is a little yellow and white kitten that we adopted from farmgirlcyn last month.
If you frequent her blog you may have seen this shot of him.

I wanted to introduce our little Malachi (also known as kye).

Our other cat Storm, and our dog Simon are both perplexed and annoyed with this new bundle of boundless energy that will randomly attack them. But they seem to finally be accepting the fact that he's here to stay.

Looks like he's all cuteness and cuddles, doesn't he?

But his favorite game seems to be make the humans bleed.

At least he crashes once in a while... But the nerve of this little guy! He moans and cries in his sleep if you talk too loud or have to move him...

He may be a bit of a stinker, but he's won our hearts.

I'll post a pic here and there as he grows.