January 7, 2012

we found love.

sitting in my cozy chair after a fab day with the bestie (p.s. thanks again for coming. we're getting the Bible characters plates next time, k?!)-we've got a football game on & i'm about ready to dig in to my apple crumble pie. good day? yes. thankful for quiet weekends with fun trips around town & quiet nights tucked in. no plans, no agenda, no pressure to get our to-do list done. wonderful. tomorrow is filled with more down time-i'm expecting to get some sewing in & finish up some of those website edits i've been working on for the last few months!


ready for some ptljcif favorites? xuan's are here (hello, wonderfulness! so adding the file box to my growing "let's do this!" list.)

dying. we got our first REAL table this past week & now i'm dreaming of this.
what a perfect mix of colors!
found here via here.

why, yes, i love this idea.
some version of it is most definitely going in our gallery wall.
found here via here.

woo piggies. you made our friday night a GOOD one.
found here.


p.s. thanks, razorbacks, for the BEST season yet. cotton bowl champs!
can't wait for next year. this article got us all super excited.

January 5, 2012

snapshot thursday.

my life right now:

1 of 3 blankets in the works.

filing, filing, filing.
my organizational self is going crazy right now.

walk in our house and you're going to see paint chips everywhere.
we're slowly narrowing it down.

January 3, 2012

etsy favorites: home.

yall, i'm turning into a grandma. early bedtimes, birds, doilies, what's next?! seriously, it's getting a little out of hand. i shrieked when i opened up a christmas present that contained a small (plump) birdie. yes, shrieked.
grandma would have been proud.

lovin' these sweet, little doilies right now.

found here.

 one day i'll use them to make this:

found here.

and also this (you know i can't resist a good mason jar project!):

found here via here.

happy tuesday. back again soon with a new weekly feature!

December 31, 2011

always hope.

a very happy new year to you! with just hours to go, i'm tucked in with family enjoying some down time. it's been an incredible year for us--we survived a huge snowstorm, we celebrated our first year of marriage, a long, long job search finally came to an end with a great new job for me, we grew as a family through kerrie's accident and recovery, we bought a house, we celebrated with family. 

highs & lows. good & bad. grace & mercy. thank you, Jesus, for every single thing You brought our way. thankful to lean on You alone through it all. 

excited about the coming year-so many fun things on the horizon & i can't wait to share them all with you! sewing projects, home improvement ideas, and even a NEW website. hoping to launch this in the next week or so with some fun surprises along the way! 

enjoy tonight. hope 2012 is merry & bright & happy. 

found here via here.

December 23, 2011

happy christmas.

i'm currently sitting in a cozy chair at my in-laws-it's dark, no one else is awake (not even the hubs whose alarm woke ME up), and i've got a little time to spare.

beyond excited to be spending our christmas weekend here in the lovely natural state with our family. praise Jesus kerrie is HOME. praise Jesus we are together for the first time in 4+ months. praise Jesus for family. praise Him alone for His wonderful blessings throughout this eventful year. praise God on high for sending His only begotten Son to earth so that we may have life...an eternal life.

wishing you & your sweet families a very merry christmas.

found here via here.

December 20, 2011

etsy favorites: home.

i'm just in love with this whole living room. can we have it?
the couch and the pillows are fab. that mirror is almost too wonderful for words.
oh, and that coffee table? done & done. i need it.

found here.

December 17, 2011

this everyday love.

one week. one week. one week.

who can believe christmas is right around the corner? this year has absolutely flown by. it doesn't seem real that christmas is 8 days away & that 2012 is mere days after that. i don't know if i ever really understood how fast time could travel...those years in school sure drug along, but whoa-now i'm almost 7 years out of high school & 3 out of college. unreal. it all just seems like it was yesterday.

i think i tend to live in the past-or, at least, hold many of my favorite memories there. (obviously, thought, right? memories are things of the past, duh, ash.) maybe the more correct way to say this is that i tend to live in my memories. dreaming of days past, fun adventures & trips, moments of laughter, sweet family time, etc. grateful for those MANY memories & so excited for the coming days, months, & year to create even more memories. 2011 gave us so, so, so many blessings. thankful for whatever comes down our little path in the next year.


i realized this week after several friends asked (yes, you, you, & you!), that i've never filled yall in on the meaning of ptljcif. all credit goes to xuan for coining praise the Lord Jesus Christ it's friday. we joined forces (sounds SO official, right?!) several months back to post our weekly faves together-one from oklahoma & one from arkansas.

so, with coffee in hand, here are my ptljcif favorites for this lovely december weekend. hope you enjoy. be sure to check in with xuan's faves too, k?

i love, love, love these colors. basing my sewing room on them for sure.
found here via here.

going to try to convince hubs to help me recreate this look for my sewing machine.
smaller scale, yes, but this is perfect for the space we have.
found here via here.

using this tutorial to paint a rug. it's probably going
in the sewing room, because that just where things go these days.
found here via here.

hope yall have the best weekend.
i'm off to finish some sewing, shopping, & baking.
see you back here next week!

December 14, 2011

merry little christmas.

with just a few short days left before christmas, i've got several different projects up my sleeve. want a peek into some of them? ok, good! here you go.

hi, plaid. you're my new best friend.

sketching up a new blanket design.

the latest t-shirt blanket coming from my little sewing machine.

thanks, little blackberry, for taking these shots for me.
forgive the quality!

happy hump day.

December 13, 2011

etsy favorites: home.

slowly building up my collection for our gallery wall.
this would look so fab in a white frame cluster.
goal for 2012? spray paint frames to match & fill with fun pieces.

found here.

p.s. HAPPY news! kerrie is back in arkansas tonight. praise the Lord her continued progress & recovery. christmas is going to be so sweet this year.