Sunday, June 26, 2011

It really was a Better Block!

Downtown Dallas Street Gets Makeover:

I am so proud to have been able to participate in this project. Ross Avenue really was transformed today into an amazing space that made people wanted to hang out (even in the 100 degree temps.). It was complete with food and handmade product vendors, bike paths, games for the kids, and water features (water guns and a dumpster pool-so cool). Here's a little clip that was on the evening news. And if you pay attention, you may catch a glimpse of yours truly. Try not to blink.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The 72 Hour Challenge

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I am thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the awe inspiring project, The 72 Hour Challenge. I can't wait to see how competitors will transform Ross Avenue with a boulevard makeover. I'll be participating in the outdoor market during the unveiling on Sunday, June 26 from 11am-4pm.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

All in a Summer Day

A photo an hour on a lazy summer day in our regal cottage...

6:26 am 
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7:26 am 
My son was headed off to Fishing Camp.
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8:26 am
Getting some park time in early before it gets hot.
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9:26 am
 Summer Snack 
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10:26 am
Summer crafty fun. My daughters made t-shirts with Ed Roth stencils.
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10: 28 am 
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11: 26 am 
A refreshing treat, Homemade Fizzy's. 
You can get the recipe to make your own here. Yum.
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12:26 pm
Got a little work time in. 
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1:26 pm
Time for a coffee break. 
Coffee always tastes better in my Polish pottery mugs.
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2:26 pm
Laundry Time
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3:47 pm
Oops, look at the time. I got off track a bit.
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4:26 pm
Piano practice
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5:26 pm
D. E. A. R. time.
Drop Everything And Read 
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9:26 pm
Got the kids tucked snug in bed and it was time for me to get back to work.

I hope you enjoyed this peek in to my typical summer day as much as I did.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's a World Wide Part-ay!

It's Etsy's birthday, and you're invited to help celebrate in a crafty way! There is sure to be a craft party near you. In Dallas, we will be doing it up Big D style, of course. We will be at Oil + Cotton where everyone will have a chance to craft their own landscape necklace, try their hand at a weaving project, and watch local artists give spinning demonstrations. For even more fun, there will be a  screening of the documentary film Handmade Nation and a free photo booth!   

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Treasury Tuesday: Doilies and Mojitos: My Kinda Summer

Let's make Mojitos and relax by the pool, shall we?

My Mojito Recipe:
12 fresh mint leaves
1 small lime, juiced
2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
1 cup ice cubes
1 ounce rum
1/2 cup club soda

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Holy Smokes: Free Art Prints!

Oh. my. goodness. You have got to check out the Feed Your Soul: free art project. They have tons of gorgeous art prints you can download for FREE! --So many fun options, bet you can't choose just one. I know I sure had a hard time. This one is my favorite right now. I think it fits in perfectly around here, don't you?

image Asja Boros. While you're at it, check out Asja Boros' awesome website too.

I found this terrific tip over at the ever inspiring tinyDallas blog. They have some really lovely gallery wall ideas too.  I am planning on using several of these free art prints and mixing them in with all the artwork the kids are bringing home from school for our own gallery wall.


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