Tuesday, March 30, 2010

SpRiNg BrEaK!

I just put some notecards in my etsy shop! They turned out really cute. I've been wanting to do this for quite some time but never got around to ordering them. I'm on Spring break this week and have been trying to use this time to get some things done around the house. I'm focusing my energy on our guest room. Our guest room is more like a dumping ground and i'm sick of it looking so terrible. So... I've been collecting things for awhile now and am ready to put it all together!

When my parents came to visit a few months ago I had my dad bring two wood blocks with him that I could clean up and use as bed side tables. I've been sanding them down and will eventually paint and lacquor them. I almost have one finished. I'll show pics when it's done. Also found this ugly brass lamp on craigslist for 10 bucks that I spraypainted for the guest room light.
And these came in the mail today! New curtains!
Hopefully by the end of the week I'll receive everything in the mail that I ordered. New lamps, bedding and I even scored a super cool bed off of craigslist I'll be painting later in the week.

And.. look what I found while finally cleaning out the closet.. great tape! Cleaning is already paying off.
Hope you're enjoying your week. It's nice and warm here today.
xo

56 comments:

mairedodd said...

best luck with the room ... make sure you enjoy some of the break too!! and i am going to buy some of those cards right now... there is nothing like hand written snail mail to make your day (or so i believe!)

Meg said...

The Hello Friend notecard is just wonderful! Love it <3

The Daily Fashionista said...

I am in love with that curtain pattern. Oh and I am here via Freckled Nest, and I'm glad to have discovered you! Another to add to my list of blogs:)

Tameeka said...

Hi Tam! loving those super cute cards and the curtain! I have just found you also via freckled nest and am in <3 with your art! another blog to add to my list yay :) enjoy your spring break!

Meg said...

Hello! I am stopping by from Freckled Nest! I love your art, anything with birds and trees always wins my heart! Your blog is so cute and I love how you edit your photos, how you make the colors muted, but still stand out! I have been trying to tweek my photos to look like that forever, but I just can't get the technique down. Have a wonderful weekend!!! I am having a giveaway on my blog if you would like to stop by, I would love to have you!

xoxo~Meg

Kathlyn said...

Hi Tam! I just got linked here by Freckled Nest, and I ABSOLUTELY adore your blog!!! I'm definitely adding it to my blog roll You have a wonderful eye for color, and I really love your prints!

laynemarie said...

Where are those curtains from? I love them!

tamara said...

Here via Freckled Nest
Your art is totally beautiful!

Cara said...

Hi Tam! GORGEOUS prints. I love your art and doodles. Perfect for spring! :D :D

Sarah said...

Helloooo, stopping by from FN. Your art is SO beautiful. <3

Talia Christine said...

Hello!

Those notecards are too cute. I love the little birds! Love it!

<3 Talia Christine

Mim Smith Faro said...

I came from FN and know from reading your first post that I will be adding you to my google reader. I'm a fellow elementary teacher (gifted kids) and love spending my non-work time on my real life's passion- crafting. I'm off to read more on your nifty blog.

Hope I win!

Elaine said...

oooooo! Perfect chandelier re-do! I have one of my own that I'm spray painting once we get into the apartment! Maybe I'll do it this summer so it's done? That is gorgeous!

amanda said...

hey tams!! i'm from denver too! i love finding fellow crafty types around town haha such a great blog and those prints are so adorable.. : )

so glad i found you (via frecklednest)

amanda
www.aprettysimplelife.blogspot.com

Bri Bri said...

HI! I really love the prints you shared on LA's blog! Happy Spring Break!

Sandy a la Mode said...

hello! found you over on freckled nest! i love your beautiful and whimsical cards!

Laura said...

I love love LOVE the design that says "my heart is full". So cute!
Are all of your designs in notecard form, or do you have any postcards? Postcards are the best... :)

Mish said...

Found my way over here from FN. Cute prints! I will be def. be back :)

Annis said...

The cards are cute, they would look nice in a frame on my wall! How awesome is the idea of the woodblock! When i was in south africa i saw one that was sanded and it was really pretty.
Glad i saw you on freckled nest <3

Kim said...

I really like what you did to the chandelier! It looks awesome!
xo

Apple Ninny said...

hello- got here from freckled nest...i must say that everything is simply beautiful!!!

Laura said...
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Laura said...

Hello friend!
Visiting from FN! I love your work and love that you're an art teacher!

Nina said...

I'm visiting from Freckled Nest and just want to say how glad I am to have been introduced to your work. It's lovely!

xoxoKrysten said...

Here from Freckled Nest. Your art is beautiful.

Holly S said...

Found you through LA's blog...love your blog! I will be a regular reader now!

Cheryl said...

How cute is your art!??! very cute!

:)

Cheryl

Crissy said...

beautiful prints!!

Lauryn said...

Hello! Your blog is adorable! A blog friend directed me to your site because we both have pups named Cassius :)

Casey said...

Oh, I do love your style! I am off to visit your shop right now! (and spring breaks are the time to clean and revamp, aren't they? That's just what I've been doing for the last two weeks!)

Amy said...

Oh wow those wood blocks look awesome, can't wait to see them finished! Another visitor over from Freckled Nest, love your stuff!

Anna said...

i have some of that red & white tape from hobby lobby, i love it on kraft envelopes!

eliza said...

I love love love the print next to the phone cover on freckled nest!

starsanderin said...

The birds you draw are very cute and I was excited to read about a spray painting project! I am doing my own tomorrow!

Lost In Reverie said...

love th postcards!!

Vanessa said...

Hello! Love your cards!

sarah r. said...

cute cute stuff! i found you via LA :)

Ivey Handcrafted said...

Love your work - I have had you hearted for a while - then saw you on Freckled Nest :)

Great blog - glad I found you again :)

Melody said...

I found you thanks to LA at Freckled Nest. I do the same thing with my guest room. It's just so easy to get all cluttered. I love the idea for the new tables and look forward to seeing the end product. You have such a cute style. It's very inspiring.

Lisa said...

Love your work! I'm visiting from frecklednest and will be adding you to reader. Can't wait to see your guest room. I love those curtains, where'd you get 'em?

Ashleigh said...

I heard about you from FreckledNest, and I am so thrilled to see your adorable notecards!

Batzy Shop said...

I love the notecards :D

OKdanielson said...

Hey!
Found your blog via Freckled Nest. Love your artwork... the colors are great So cute and stylish!
Much love
Katie D.

malia said...

your work is downright adorable

CHLOEZEE said...

so exciting!
chloe zirwas

erica1228 said...

Hey, I'm stopping by from FN. I love your blog, it will probably be a regular now (: I live in Denver too (west denver), small world eh?

Sodapop said...

I am a big fan of the Hello friend card, very cute!

Kate said...

visiting from Freckled Nest! I love your birdies! i also love your orange chandelier, maybe a better using orange than entire walls?!

skarletgrrl said...

I love your prints, super cute! I'm on spring break too! Yay!

Cheers!!!
Sarah

Cee said...

Since this seems to be where the FN visitors are...HELLO!! Your work is beautiful. Can't wait to see an update on those bedside tables!

Carol Anne said...

I just found your blog via Freckled Nest. I love your prints in your etsy! I favorited it so I can go back later. When I decorate my new place I will definitely check back here for some art!

Miss Anne said...

I love your works!
my fav is by far the "EaCH DaY is NeW" print! :)

Hi from the freckled nest!

Brianna! said...

Your style is TOO too Perfect!
Loooovve it.
bB***

P.s. This is my first time visiting your blog & most definitely won't be the last.

CREATEaTHOUGHT said...

I love pattern tape~

LRW said...

Cool prints and great note card! So, glad I found your blog!!

KarenB said...

The notecards are just devine, I especially love the birdies :)