The end of the sogginess

here in SC! We had 5 straight days of rain, fog, and gloom. The type that requires lights all day. I am glad that's over! Phew, that will dampen anyone's spirit. On this bright sunny but cool Sunday, this is what I'm doing:

Loving my french press brewer. If you don't have one, try it! Makes strong coffee though but I like it that way. Just like my NeeNee; having a pot of coffee simmering on the stove. One of the best smells I remember from her. Dark chocolate--must have! I have to limit sugar's though and the Dr says if I'm going to eat chocolate make sure it's dark -won't spike my insulin so bad.

It's been a rough weekend for Devyn. She's 18mos old and still won't sleep well. I think I had 4 hours of sleep last night. I hope it's growing pains. She did transition to toddlers last week at school and was having some overexcitement from that. Hoping this week will be a little calmer!

I do have to recommend this cookbook. It's absolutely darling and has some of the easiest recipes--family and kid oriented, beautiful photos and stories. The fun part is that is based by color! I just love that idea.

I've just purchased these-you can find: here and here . Can you tell I collect cookbooks? :)

Preparations are under way to attend Sweet Flower Fairy Garden Art Retreat!

Lastly, I'm off to watch my DVR movie from Lifetime--nice sappy romance for one tired person.

xo Kris

Oh, how do you like my new banner? I am in LOVE with the vintage look and my favorite-birdies!

Happy Spring!

I love reading about the goodies people find but I honestly have to say, right now, I'm lucky if I get a full night's sleep. Finding the time and energy--it will have to wait. Also I don't have anyone in the area that really enjoys the hunt.
I have to show my new obsession (I mean collection!).
Vintage Postcards

Okay, at first, I thought I can make some collages but as I keep collecting more of these beauties- I just enjoy them. All 4 are from the early 1900's and have the most interesting handwriting. I paid $3 for all the flower ones. I splurged on the bunnies $3.50 for the card itself but I HAD to have it. I have a 'thing' for bunnies. Sad but true--I admit it!

Just a couple of sweet Easter goodies I made. Sometime's the image is great by itself and all it needs it some glitter and ribbon!

Isn't this an awesome photo?

Enjoy your weekend!

xo Kris

A Touch of Spring

If you've read my posts before, I'm a Target junkie. Look at the goodies I got! My favorite is the cream colored pottery with the bunny. I will offer these few items for sale in my shop for Spring and/or Easter. They would be so sweet in a baby's room too!
You are my sunshine is made with vintage bingo card, vintage bunny image, vintage ledger paper, scrap paper, sweet buttons, and a pom pom tail with a so soft pink yarn for hanging. It's approx 5.75 x 3.5 inches

Blue Bird and Flower Bird

Bluebird is made with scrap papers, hand painted scrolled wings with glitter over it, sweet velvet flowers, and vintage earring and drop, seam binding for her bow and hanger. Her eye is a rhinestone. Her tail has a my favorite sentiment from Emily Dickenson 'Hope is the thing with feathers'. I also hand painted her back (see pic below). She will hang sweetly off a door, wall, mirror!
She is approx 9.5 inches from head to tail and approx 6 inches from belly to top of scroll wing.
Flower bird is made with vintage wallpaper, handpainted scroll wings with glitter, velvet flowers and vintage earring, seam binding for ribbon and hanger. Her eye is a vintage part of an earring. Her tail has my favorite sentiment 'Hope is the thing with feathers'. I also handpainted her back. She is approximately 9.5 inches from head to tail and 6 inches from belly to top wing scroll.
Lastly, here is our Magical Thinking Jar!

Now you are asking 'what's that?'. When I'm having a crappy day which is way to often now at my full time job. I can pull one of these bits out!
Children say the funniest things, yet all too often, you seem to forget them after a day or two. So I will start writing down the funnier moments of the day. This jar will be on my desk, and when the my little one says something particularly worthy of recording, I will put it on a scrap of paper and jot it down.So when I'm having a crappy day, I can reach in and pull out a quote.. and suddenly I'm laughing and running to hug my little one.

Simple to do:
Jar and pretty doo-dads! I used vintage crepe paper, seam binding in the middle, vintage flower, buttons, and fabric.
Hope everyone's weekend is going well. It's been raining here for days and its soggy! Major grocery store shopping is on the agenda and playing with my little one.

Happy Sunday

xo, Kris


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