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This image is a reminder to me as a painter that sometimes, people don’t care about your skill.  They just want to see popsicles, and be snappy about it!

Image from One Kings Lane Longstreet Collection

Super cute napkins?  Check.  Sidewalk paint? Check.  Re-susable and oh so cute straws?  Check.  I tell ya.  It’s the little things….

The napkins and straws are both from Target.

                         Photo credit: Oh Joy!

Hello!  Just makin’ a mood board for a decorating project!  As time progresses the board will become more and more full of actual items to actually kit out this room.  More later…

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.  1 Corinthians 13:1-8


I’m not sure what all this has to do with cookies, but still, we make the cookies.  I guess to show love and appreciation.  Love to my friends at the end of this Valentine’s Day!


Designs by the Ardent Sparrow

Via Grey Likes Weddings, Photography by joielala, Shoot: Megan of Forget me Knot Weddings and

Tori and Myka of Sitting in a Tree Events

You have got to see the rest of this post from last Valentine’s Day at Grey Likes Weddings.  I’m going to need to go to the dentist from too much eye candy.  Er…

But it sure can be gorgeous, can’t it?  I’m just so deeply enamored of these images that I have no words…from the Ardent Sparrow.  Make sure you do visit her website because that is where all the photo credits are.  Another good place to visit:

The Glitter Guide

I picked up these marine-colored straws at Wally World the other day.  See?  I told you art was all around us.

My cousin Lynn was just here.  She just left in her frost-covered car.  Bye Lynn!  Thanks for a good visit, and tell me when you get home safe.   I mean, ‘safely.’  Lynn is a grammar expert.

For you…a silk dress from Land’s End and Mini Masterpieces from Oh Happy Day.

oh happy day

Ione Skye’s House, via Domino Mag as seen in Chateau de Lu

Tiny Pinapple

I’m thinking of making cards and prints of these.  I would buy them; would you?

                    Rebecca Newport


Good morning!  I have been having fun perusing Becca Kallem’s artwork.  Those little birdie tags down below are a gift from her.  Artists do that, sometimes.  She gave me permission to share some images from her website with you.  You can check out her blog here and website here.  Enjoy!  I certainly have!

These tiny frost crystals were blowing off the trees and I was lucky enough to have my camera on hand.  We had JUST read Peter Pan, too.

…from Rebecca’s Misc.   Make sure to check out her artwork here.   She has a really interesting style and I just love the colors she chooses!

Today…I give you the artistry of Kristian Schuller.


My husband is related to the blushing bride.  Isn’t this a beautiful (albeit chilly) wedding?  Photography is by BenjHaisch.