Happy Monday! I have a new canvas artwork set in the shop today! This is one of my very favorite verses. It is TRUTH. We are HIs creation and so precious to Him. It’s a reminder I need daily.
You can find the artwork here.
This is a weekly feature I’m going to have every Friday on the blog. It will include happenings from the week and some links I felt were worth sharing.
This week has consisted of a few times at the pool with the kids (relaxing but not relaxing at all if you know what I mean), taking a look at several properties, hubs has been fixing up the basement to get it in decent shape for when we put our house on the market, and it’s just felt like summer has been good to us.
Some links for you to check out //
This dad has got some serious dance moves. I could watch him all day long.
I make this drink almost every Sunday after church to go along with our brunch.
This before and after transformation of an adorable cottage is truly inspiring.
Jim Gaffigan has a new show available on Hulu. He cracks me up.
How to invite people over when you live in your house and it shows. Great post by Nester.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend friends!
Pinterest is such an awesome source of inspiration. Here are some recent photos that I pinned.
Subway tiles are so classic and I love the open, raw wood shelving…source
A gallery wall of botanical prints? LOVE.
Chocolate poke cake – gotta try this one because it looks amazing…
Painted wood floors…
Sweet little girl’s room…
This looks like a fun little project…
Climbing roses – my favorite…
The wood ceiling on this kitchen is perfect…
Want to follow what I’m pinning on Pinterest? Find me here.
Here is some of my recent custom work… I’ve done quite a few signs in different languages, which is fun and challenging! You can find more info on my custom work on my website here.
A little taste of what’s currently going on in my life these days…
LOVING // podcasts. I know, I’m a broken record, but I feel like I soak up so much knowledge listening while I work or drive or cook. Here are some of my favs. I’ve had some long drives for Sawyer’s many (many!) doctor appointments, and I actually look forward to the drives, so that I can just sit and listen.
EXCITED ABOUT // finding a new property and moving our family and business. So far the process has been fun and exciting. I love dreaming about a fresh new start!
TRYING TO // be more efficient in a lot of areas and coming up with strategies to make that happen.
WORKING ON // designing Christmas signs. It’s July and it’s the last thing I want to think about, but I need to be prepared early.
USING // The Day Designer planner. I don’t use it as much as I should, but it helps me stay organized and get things done.
WEARING // a cute skirt from Walmart of all places. Go get yourself one. It’s super comfy, flattering, and less than $10.
NEEDING // a hair cut and highlights. The hair always on the back burner.
LEARNING // So many things lately. This podcast episode taught me some important things about using social media for my business.
LISTENING TO // Avett Brothers on Pandora. They are my jam right now.
DREAMING OF // having more land to someday plant a big garden, have some horses, a place where the kids can explore, and we can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
We have a brand new product available on our website! We’ve started making these chalkboards made from beautiful reclaimed barn wood, and you can find them here.
They are available in three sizes on the website, but we can also create custom sizes. Email for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
They are perfect for kitchens, homeschool rooms, play rooms, or just about anywhere! I love this one in our kitchen/dining area. Just like our signs, we create them using authentic old barn wood and high-quality materials. I’m so excited to share them with you!
Our main bathroom has been a work-in-progress for a looong time. It’s a project that has not been high on the priority list (that’s a direct quote from my practical husband).
We finally finished it a few weeks ago! I really wish I had a photo of the room when we moved in. It was pretty terrible. Think dark fake wood paneling, dark wood cabinets, old nasty tub, peeling vinyl floor.
When we moved in to the house nine years ago, we painted the paneled walls, cabinets, and put in new flooring. Recently, we put in a new tub, tore out the paneling and had the walls dry-walled, and put in a new cultured marble countertop.
It’s a small space with just one sink, but it feels so much bigger now! I tried a new paint color for the walls and I am really loving it. The wall color is Sherwin Williams Stone Isle. And it’s a great neutral color! I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a true light gray that doesn’t read blue, like so many other gray colors do. And I really like that it’s very light and makes the small room feel airy.
Most of the finishes I chose in the room are pretty neutral, because we are house hunting (eeeekkk) and will be selling our house in the near future. We are busy finishing up some house projects that have been on the back burner for too long.
House hunting has been exciting but also nerve-wracking. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to find time to pack and move! We would love to find a larger property with lots of room for the kids to play outside and also have a much larger shop and studio for our business. And we’d love to renovate a fixer-upper home again. We are in the beginning stages of house hunting, so stay tuned!