Friday, August 24, 2012

before & after: vintage chair redo

One thing I love about living in Eufaula is the amazing thrift stores and, believe it or not, the random trash piles. Yes, I said trash piles. Maybe it's the large amount of elderly down here but it seems as if there are so many vintage pieces they discard, or maybe they do not know what they have? I'm not quite sure but I see so much potential!

Recently I ran up on this amazing little chair that my neighbor was sending to the trash (see??). Structurally it was in great shape and I just knew it needed to be in my living room. With a little bit of imagination, paint and fabric I was able to bring it back to life.

Have you brought new life into a discarded object lately?

Friday, August 17, 2012


Monday, July 16, 2012

Settling in..

I am pretty sure we all get some sort of moving amnesia, sort of similar to childbirth, because I would never move again if I remembered how absolutely horrible it is! This move has been a little more taxing than most though, it seems like everything that could go wrong has, in a sense.  We are so out in the middle of nowhere that, when I couldn't get cell phone service and opt for a landline, they told me that it wasn't even available for our area! It's been a test of my patience to say the least! Along with that though comes a sense of calm that I get every time I walk outside. We love in a GORGEOUS place! I am working on getting it set up and will have pretty pics to show of our house eventually. For now though, enjoy these little snippets.

Happy Monday everyone!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Hello all my blog friends! It has been WAY too long since my last post so I thought I would give you my excuses an update as to what has been going on lately. Let's see...

...My bestie got married!

 ...And my husband became Dr.Wright!

...And we are moving into a new house on Lake Eufaula, AL in 2 WEEKS!

And trying to keep it together in the process :)

I'm really hoping things will settle down soon, for my sanity's sake. I can't wait to get into the new house and show you all! It's going to be the start of an awesome adventure and I'm excited for the next stage!

P.S. This post was for you Amy ;)

Monday, February 27, 2012


My cousin/bff is getting married in April. I always find it a bit tricky to design things for family and friends- they're like clients that never go away! Naturally I was a bit nervous about how her invites would turn out and if she would approve.

We put them together this weekend, it was nice to finally see the finished product. She was so excited, which made me breathe a sigh of relief. It was a bit of a challenge, especially when she described what she wanted as follows: (and I quote) "I want something elegant, and romantic but still simple that includes chocolate brown and robin's egg blue with a branch and a birdcage imagery somewhere on the invite". it..I think. The paper doilies made the perfect romantic (and cheap!) touch she was wanting. Success!

Thursday, February 23, 2012



I have been wanting to share pics of my little finned friends for a while now and finally got around to getting some pictures. Gimme a break, I've been B-U-S-Y. I know what you're thinking, fish suck. But mine don't. They actually have the funniest personalities and are so much fun to watch!

My big boy ( a 6" goldfish) is my little pride and joy..his name is Mad Max. He rules the tank! Josh thinks I'm crazy because when he passes I'm going to try to get him taxidermied (He's a freakishly big goldfish and I'm proud dammit!). My two other little goldies are named Junior ( the white one with the orange head) and Julie ( the all orange little gal).  Junior is just now growing into his brain and is in that weird teenage stage...he looks so funny. They all follow Max everywhere and swim through the tank as a little unit, it's so cute.

My other one, well, he has a story. Sunny was tiny and in bad shape at a petstore (in the goldfish aquarium of death) when I was picking up supplies. I asked them if I could have him for 99 cents and they agreed. Come to find out he was actually a KOI! He thinks he is a fancy goldfish but this spring he will find out that he in fact isn't when I release him into his new home, an actual koi pond.

Do you have pets that you are sort of obsessed with? :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Last night we had the joy of seeing Monty Python's Spamalot and let me tell you it was SO ridiculously funny. It was by far the most enjoyable Broadway production that I have ever seen. My most favorite part had to be when they busted out the 'His Name Is Lancelot' song ..I was literally crying!
The set changes, lighting, acting, dancing, singing..everything was flawless! Josh even had a good time which, I have to admit, I was a little worried about. Well done cast and crew of Spamalot!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to my best friend of so many years!

I just started on a new commissioned painting that I want to to come! It will be for a Chicago library. I tried to get good photos last night but my camera was having issues!

I hope you all have a great day and remember that even if you aren't dating someone that there are still plenty of people around you who need some love!

Friday, February 3, 2012

My goose problem is now front page news!

Update on Lucy the Goosey: To my surprise today, I was given the morning paper at lil goose has made front page news! Thank you so much to Tim Chitwood at The Ledger Enquirer for the article (and trying to catch her himself!). Also, a big thank you to Chuck Leonard and Laura Ann Sills with WTVM News for being on the spot with cameras rolling, you might have caught the segment about it tonight on the news ( with me and my mom being interviewed). The game warden, Officer Jolley, was on hand and had made it his mission...he sat there all day today trying to get her, I never heard that he caught her today. He's probably sick of everyone contacting him about it ( thank you!:) He tried a few times while I was there but had to resort to changing into camo and hiding..she is a smart gal and recognizes a net! He wants to get her and take her to the state facility to be treated and re-released. A wildlife licensed expert by the name of Chris Ferguson met me last night to analyze her and said that her leg doesn't look salvageable at will probably need to be amputated. But as long as we can get her treated she will be fine with a little peg leg..we just have to make sure the infection doesn't continue to go to the rest of her body, which could kill her if we don't get her soon. More to come! P.S. A HUGE thank you to Lisa Parrish with Animal Ark Rescue for networking and getting the word out!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Who can help me save this goose?

Random post..I'm trying to take this issue viral. I posted a few ads on Craigslist over the course of a few days about a goose my mom and I have been trying to catch for a few months at Idle Hour Park in Phenix City. She has her poor little leg bound so tightly with fishing line and nobody to help her. I've been told numerous times by the security guards and animal control that they are going to get her but they never do. It was picked up by the Ledger Enquirer team, you can see the article here. Thank God someone will help me to at least spread the word. Here is my YouTube videos on her, she's so cute...I named her Lucy :)

Top Pic via Melanie Stratton

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Update! Update!

So I had every intention to post over the holidays but time just got away from me. We have been bizzzy to say the least!

How was your holiday? Did Santa bring you everything you ever wanted? One of my most favorite gifts was from my future brother-in-law, this beautiful clutch from k.slademade!

Can I just say thank Gawd it's a new year? 2011 was pretty good but I'm glad to see it go. We have so much fun changes coming in the new year like buying our first home and Josh finally becoming a working Pharmacist! 
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