Here we are in May, and I am finally giving you all a progress update on the building of our grand craft/art studio. It was back in January when we first revealed this big and exciting home project of building a custom studio, which has been a dream of mine, ever since I was a little girl. There is no doubt that this creative space will get a whole lot of use. In fact, I can easily see it becoming the most occupied room, in the whole house, by our whole family. I am always going at craft or art projects, and Michael’s design, cutting and lettering prepping work space will be in here too.… Read More
I have had a childhood dream, that has never faded away. Not even with the passing of decades of years, this dream has lived through.
Well, that childhood dream, is about to come true for me.
♥ I am getting a completely customized art studio! ♥
It’s in-home, and already in the works. I thought I would take photos of the progress, in case some of you might enjoy watching it come to life along the way.
I was in kindergarten, when I decided I was going to be an artist when I grew up.
That plan never waivered all through my schooling years. As a kid, I used to see little empty shops with real estate signs around town, and dream of what it would be like, to have my own studio space in there.… Read More
Our Doors to Storage home project, has been a bigger hit than we ever dreamed! I’ve even run across it on Pinterest a few times now! CraZy-Ness! Well, we knew there would be people who thought it was a pretty cool idea, out there somewhere. But we’re glad so many have loved it, and what’s more, have been inspired to make some benches and shelves, using old doors, in their home. Sharing and inspiring is what ‘s all about, people! Love it!
That project post was big enough as it was, so we told you were would share how we went about embellishing the bench with lettering in a future post, and this is it!… Read More
We’re guessing many of you love to see little home transformations, and creative spaces, as we do, and that’s just what we hope to share with you today. The photos we share will likely explain what we have done. But if you have just a bit of time, grab a drink of choice, and let us amuse you with a little more about the birth of this project.
We’ve heard some people try to ‘ keep up with the Jones’. But that’s not our style. I’m sure they’re really nice peeps, and all. But they don’t run in our circles, and even if they did, I doubt we’d want or care what they have, even if we could afford a thing. No, our wants and needs are really quite simple.… Read More
In addition to our continual progress of finishing the inside of our home since our major house reconstruction, we’ve had a continually growing list of ideas for smaller projects around our home.
One of them has involved this ladder inside our home.
It has been right here where you see it, every since we bought our home in 1995. What has changed a lot, is almost everything around the ladder. For one thing, at the foot of this ladder, where you now see French doors to our sun room, was a brick hearth, to a black iron coal stove, that was built into a brick wall as a fireplace of sorts.… Read More
I am sure I am like many others. I learn that people are struggling with a hardship, learning of serious illnesses regarding themselves or loved ones, have family members over seas putting their life on the line to fight for our country, leaving their families behind missing them something awful, and praying for their safe return. People with broken hearts, broken homes, broken dreams.
My heart is often breaking for them….with them. I want so desperately to fix it all for them….. to tell them it will be o.k. I feel small and helpless, in the face of their pain. So I give them the most powerful help I can possibly give them: HOPE. I tell them I will pray for them.… Read More