Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Life & little things...bunnies and books


This months Owlcrate unboxing! 


The theme this month was "Dystopian"
and here's what I got :)



I can't wait to dig in! I've read Ahern before and enjoyed her writing so I'm hoping this will be a good one. Loving my little Orwell notebook and mockingjay leather bracelet. Bookworm quote coaster, maze runner decal and Katniss magnet as well as a super cool book art print and some other extras! 

Now onto the bunnies and other wildlife hanging out in our yard these days...



while working on the landscaping and cleaning up the yard Mr. Handsome discovered these little bundles of squishy goodness...



and I'm not sure what's cuter, bunny ears or bunny butts...



also these guys (and gals) and their sassy waddles...



and this beauty that I've been having a hard time getting a good picture of...

when he shows off his tail feathers the vivid blue colors are amazing!




flowers are popping up everywhere, the little zoo we have going on in our yard is active and thriving, Spring seems to have finally sprung :)

What's going on in your neck of the woods? 


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Life & Little Things...rolling into Spring

If you don't follow me on Good Reads here is a quit low down on what's been on my stacks :)




and rather than snap boring pics of my kindle screen, I've also been devouring Karen Cantrell's Barbara Marr Mystery series and Denise Grover Swank's  Rose Gardner mystery series as well as several others.



At the start of the year I signed up for Owlcrate and loving how much fun each box is every month! If you'd like to give it a try CLICK HERE! I get referral points and you get a cool box chocked full of goodness! :)


what else has been happening?


Mr. Handsome and I had ourselves some St. Paddy's Day fun :)



stil working away on projects around the house...



Some Easter fun was had by all...



AND Spring has FINALLY sprung here in the mitten so I'm sitting outside, blogging, reading and enjoying coffee while nature and the kiddos burn off some energy and get some vitamin D :)






What have you been reading? Do you use Good Reads? Send me a friend request I'd love to read along with you! 


Saturday, March 05, 2016

Life & Little Things...Around the House


It's a house full of works in progress over here...going from two households to one this week :)

Converting an unused formal dining room into a teenage girls bedroom...



paint, paint and more paint...



the back stairway up to the kitchen is getting a facelift and new hardwood stairs...




and one of the main floor baths is a major work in progress...bye bye 70's avacado green! 


moving everything out of Mr. Handsome's house and a few touchups before putting it up for sale and starting the next chapter in our lives :) It's exciting and we're both looking forward to getting settled in to our new "norm"  :)))




It's been a snowy past couple of days...heading down to the studio to fire up the torch and get some orders complete and to let some of these ideas that have been floating around in my head out...
Hope your week is going divine!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Life & Little Things...Over the Moon

A couple of weeks ago, on a random Tuesday morning, I rolled out of bed started my day to a beautiful blanket of snow, was led outside by Mr. Handsome and surprised in the most romantic and sweetest way...I said YES! (duh!) 



I don't think I've stopped smiling since :) 


Gift from my mom :)

We also celebrated this little lovebugs 17th birthday and my (future) brother in law and his family welcomed a baby boy into the world and let me tell ya folks, new baby smell and baby snuggles is one of my favorite things so I can't wait to squish and oooh and aaaah and use my ultra sonic high pitch baby communicator voice on my new nephew :))))



In the studio: I've been working on some up cycled leather belts turned cuffs and Mr. Handsome got one with a gemmy labradorite slab on his...



I can't stop petting this gorgeous tooled leather...



and this handsome guy went to his first school dance and had a complete blast :)




My life & little things are full of blessings...
and we are over the moon excited :)





Saturday, February 06, 2016

Life & Little Things...

More fun with metals in the studio... I've been playing around with some new materials which leads to me hopping online and sourcing out more new materials which leads to me ordering said materials and then spending the following days stalking the mailbox :)



The bullet pendants feature wire wrapped rose quartz and garnets and are now (finally) up in the shop
They come on antiqued brass 18" chain and ready to wear...


Mr. Handsome was cleaning out his closet when I spotted his old belts about to get pitched...I've been deconstructing them for an upcycled project and just waiting (stalking the mailbox) on a few things to arrive to finish this up...



The other day, Mr. Handsome was helping me get my coat on and couldn't understand why my coats are always so heavy... then he remembered his girlfriend is a hippie, soul sista, earthy, crystal lovin' gal who travels with at least 5 or more "rocks" in her pockets everywhere she goes lol! 
So this picture makes me giggle :)


This boy earned his Math Metal at school and surprised us all! He's been working his butt off on one of his least favorite subjects and it paid off :) We're so proud!




Homework around these parts seems to consist of asking Siri for math help because this gal is horrible at math. Are you smarter than a 5th & 6th grader? NOPE! Not even close! lol!



Wanting to freshen up the kitchen came to a screeching halt. I'm too bold with my color choices and it tends to make  Mr. Handsome twitchy. The accent wall color got shut down pretty quickly lol So for now it's primed and we're (He) deciding a more subtle, soothing, color palette ;-) 





So that's my Life and Little things going on in my neck of the woods... 




Hope things in your neck of the woods are great! 




Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Life & Little Things...New Year!

Hope you all had awesome holidays! I'm feeling super excited for the new year...2016...it looks so weird to even type that.

We couldn't have asked for a better holiday season. Mr. Handsome had 17 straight, blissful days off as did the kids.  It felt so good to forget our schedules and have that quality family time and extra date nights.

So many new changes and things in the works for 2016 have me grinning from ear to ear...



some stamping fun in the studio and new things going up in the shop... Wanderlust coordinates cuff bracelets...This is one I made for myself with the coordinates to one of our most favorite beaches from our Cayman Island trip...



mild winter temps made for such a fun time at the zoo...






the holidays were spent laughing and playing lots of games with family...



making messes and having fun playing and creating in the studio...



cozy nights relaxing by the fire...



and like I said extra date nights/days :) My Favorite!







Mr. Handsome surprised me with tickets to the Trans Siberian Orchestra. We both had never been and we both were totally blown away at the amazing show. It was the coolest thing and such a beautiful show! If you've never been and have the chance to, DO IT! You will NOT be disappointed! The other surprise I won't get to enjoy until Spring but it'll give me something to daydream and smile about until then ;) 









Did you make any New Years resolutions? I've never been big on resolutions, I tend to journal out intentions and goals in general throughout the year. Its always fun to go back and re-visit them and see what I've accomplished :)