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Turn the Page, It’s a New Blog!

Well everybody, my new blog site is finally done! Head on over to Fabric and Shoestring to read what it’s all about.

While it’s extremely exciting to start a brand new blog, I have to admit it’s a quite sad that this will be my last post here. Farewell old blog, you’ve been a dear friend these past two years or so. Please don’t go anywhere. I might want to reminisce.


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There gets to be a certain time of the night that I say to myself, “You’d better start cleaning up.” Surely I could go on late into the night painting and mod podging and sanding and cutting paper. Sometimes I let myself do so until my head starts spinning. But on those nights that I try to be more logical, I start packing things up at a decent hour early enough to get to bed before midnight. This is one of those nights. Goodnight all. Its been a good day.



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About a month ago my older brother Matt left for some Central American adventures. He’s visited places in Costa Rica and Peru, worked on farms, surfed, and done some serious adventuring. These two top photos are ones I took  right before he left with a Nikon film SLR. Unfortunately the vast majority of that roll of film was overexposed to heat and light but these were 2 of 3 photos that weren’t completely ruined. I’m so glad they came out. They’re nice to have when I’m missing him so.
This bottom photo is one that I snagged from the pictures Matt’s been posting on Facebook. So cool!





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Oh hey, Kathleen.


A few weeks ago I had the extreme blessing to go spend time with Kathleen, one of my dearest friends whom I met this past year in college. Since she lives all the way in Texas, it was a real treat.

Kathleen was in Fort Lauderdale to train for a week before she left for a mission trip to Ecuador. So Danielle and I took a mini road trip to go see her and hang out with her for the day. After some lunch, skyping other college pals, beaching it, sipping some coffee, and meeting some of Kathleen’s friends, we concluded one very good day with the long and rainy drive home. Well worth it.

The Lord was so good to make that all work out. I’ve been missing my college friends dearly and it was just what I needed to spend time with one that I love quite a lot.


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Painted Nostalgia

I don’t use that TV anymore.

Might as well get rid of it.

I could use some storage space.

This is a good spot.

First I should paint this wall.

Lime green doesn’t sit well anymore with the rest of the room.


Dad, where’s the paint?

Where’s a brush?

Dip. Wipe. Paint.

Dip. Wipe. Paint.

Paint, don’t drip there.

Now I gotta wipe up with my fingers and wipe that on my leg.


That’s okay, though.

Truly I like it.

Getting paint on me.

It’s proof of my accomplishment.

I wear it longer than I need.

Until my niece points at it with a confused stare and I say, “Paint.”


Painting a wall is patience.

It’s time to play loud music.

It’s time to sing, too.

That same color over and over.

Tends to get old.

It’s not too exciting, but the shrinking amount of lime green is.


And finally, I’m done.


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Laurel and Jenny

These are my cousins. Laurel’s on the left. Jenny’s on the right. Laurel is loud. Jenny is quiet. Both have special needs and both are incredibly beautiful. They make me laugh all the time. They sing loud with me and don’t care when my voice cracks. They are nearly opposites and they are sisters. They are my cousins, and I love them some great amount.


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Sip O’ Tea Party

I had the humongous privilege to be the official photographer of the first annual “Tea Partay”. (Granted my younger sis was one of the hostesses.) Regardless, she and her friend Brooke threw a marvelous tea party. They put so much time into all the decorations and baking and coordinating and it all certainly paid off! Here are some photos from this lovely shindig. 

I got this sweet little cup from Goodwill for 99 cents! Oh, and loved the mason jar decorations.

A lovely group of girls.

The treats were delicious! As was the lemonade…yum.

One game Danielle and Brooke planned for the night was a balloon game where each person ties a balloon on her ankle. When the game starts, everyone has at it to try to pop everyone else’s balloon while still protecting their own. These are the feet of the winner.

Some great dancin’ going on at this here party.
And these are the lovely hostesses, Brooke (left) and Danielle (right). I have to hand it to you ladies, you threw one fabulous party!

Also, I will be posting some of the great selections they put together for the party playlist in the “All My Jams” tab at the top of the page. You future tea party planners, take note. This playlist was jivey.


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