Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy Independence Day early!! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th. We are heading out in a bit for some late night catfish fishing with friends. Don't know how long it will last, the girls think they've got what it takes for camping but once the sun goes down they'll probably be ready to come home the first time the bushes rustle.

Anyways, before I go I wanted to give you a link to a wonderful site that I have gotten some great supplies and items from. Pick Your Plum sends you a deal everyday (M-F) and if it's something you like, you better get it then because their items are priced to sell quick. PLUS, them adding a little sweet treat to the bottom of your shipping package is pretty awesome too! They are offering a free 4th of July printable that would add a whole lot of fun to your 4th of July BBQ!! Just click on the link below (this will open in a new window).

Pick Your Plum 4th of July Free Printable!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It was in the stars...

If you have been a Facebook fan for a while you may remember this lovely piece...



The layers of paint. She started out at wood, then white, followed by yellow, then green, which was covered by cream and then back to white. I loved the story that it told so it had to stay. And those hinges. I remember the man working at the ReStore offering to knock them off for me. I gripped that cabinet door like it was my child and politely told him that the hinges were why I loved it so much.


And when I found this new "old" cabinet pull at Home Depot (love you Martha Stewart!) it was like icing on the cake. But she wasn't always this pretty. Here she is with her sibilings I got that day...


She was pretty dingy (be on the lookout for the tall one soon!) but when all work was finished I just knew she would be scooped up in a second. I took her out to my booth and checked at the end of every day to see if she sold. Secretly, I always was relieved that she didn't. So when the shop I was in closed and she was still there I was giddy. A few days later I admited to my husband that I was glad it didn't sell because I wanted it and he agreed. That was all it took...



The chalkboard has found a home! I always had big plans of what I would write on a chalkboard in my kitchen and this is all I could think of at the time! I blame the heat, it's sucking the life out of everyone right now.

Do you craft? Have you ever had one thing that you made and loved so much that you secretly wished no one would want it? It's ok, it just means you have passion for what you do. :)

On a side note: Do you have a blog or love a blog? Leave a comment below for me to check out. I noticed my sidebar is a little empty and would love to share that space with you! ♥

Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's like a whole other country...

Have you seen that commercial for Texas? Texas, it's like a whole other country. Well, being an adopted Texan (Army brat marries true blooded Texan, therefore by default is a Texan) I can attest that it is true.

Where else can you drive a few hours in ANY direction and be in a total different surrounding without leaving the current state? The weather is different, the land is different and sometimes even the people are different.

But no matter where you go in Texas, you will see and/or hear this statement at some point...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Therapy

Therapy...the word can scare some people but truth is we all need some type of therapy from time to time. This journey that I'm on with my business can get the best of me some days. Add the stress of kids home for summer break, a messy house, deadlines and an upcoming holiday, I'm pretty sure it would break some people. Don't get me wrong, I love this. I love the deadlines, I love my customers and I love the sometimes chaos that is my life and wouldn't trade any of it for the world. So the other day I found myself staring at this.


My half empty cup of coffee from that morning, used rags, empty paint bottles, a bunch of stuff. A little voice told me that if I sat down here I would go crazy and for once I listened. Cue the therapy...



But it gets better...



Me, my camo chair, the $40 dresser, paint and a bike using the back of the dresser as a parking spot hanging out in the hot garage with Pandora blasting from my iPod. Yes, I do live in Texas and yes it was HOT, but at that time it reminded me that I love what I do. Yes I was surrounded by junk still, but it was new junk. Finally getting that dresser painted in the middle of the chaos of orders was all the therapy I needed. That and knowing that my singing at the top of my lungs was probably causing people walking past to walk a little faster just so they didn't have to witness what was going on behind that door if it opened!

So my question to you is, what's your therapy??

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Party Central Weekend

The theme of the day? Birthday party! We just got home from one and will be heading out soon for my husband's birthday party at his mom's. And we had to turn down a few!

Between birthday parties and a field trip to the zoo, not much has happened here on the creative front. But it was a beautiful day for the zoo yesterday. My daughter's favorite was this little guy, or girl...



I convinced my youngest that I climbed in to get this photo.




Apparently a 6 year old doesn't look long enough to see the reflection of mom's arm in the glass. And would you check out the legs on these ladies! (They may very well be men, but with legs like that, you're a woman in my book!)




The zoo was a nice break from being inside painting and covered in sawdust. And after the day of birthday parties, it's back to work. I have a big order to get out to some excited cheerleaders and to get more items in at Snickelbritches.

I almost forgot! Big changes are coming next week that are going to open up the flood gates of possibilities for new items! Can't wait to tell you!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ready, Set...BLOG!

Heellllooooo!! If you just read that in Mrs. Doubtfire's voice, you are awesome.

Welcome to my blog. Just like it says above, this is about my business, block.paper.scissors., home renovation, the good and the bad, and a little bit of life in between!

First, I would like to introduce you to my support team. My biggest cheerleaders, motivators and sometimes delivery people. :)



My two beautiful girls and my adoring husband. (The woman he is posing with him is my Great Aunt. Love her to pieces, she is one of the strongest women that I know.)  Please note that aside from my husband who styled himself, my girls are not always this polished. The photos are from my sister's wedding. I didn't want to scare you away the first post. You can catch a glimpse of me in the background of the top photo. Again, no photo of me yet because I didn't want to scare you away!


Now on to what I do. Here is a smidge.





I started out with the photo blocks and things took off from there. I opened a shop in Etsy soon after and have just started with my booth at Snickelbritches. We have plenty of time together, so I won't bore you with the details of every single thing right now.

One last thing, I am not a computer/blog guru so things will be changing around here as I figure out what I'm doing, or finally give up and have someone else do it for me. I'm looking forward to sharing with all of you. I hope you enjoy it!!