Coffee Table

I don’t know about you, but it’s really easy for me to deliberately spend hours of intense research on pinterest.  Okay- really I just procrastinate my reality and love to live in a pinterest fantasy where my house, style, and everything else are perfection.  Almost everything on pinterest is great… but occasionally instead of just pinning something pretty I really get inspired to make something.  Lately I have stumbled upon some really cool painted furniture.  I am thinking about taking my coffee table in its current state… 

... and turning it into a funky painted masterpiece. 

Here are some of the inspiration pics that I have recently pinned.

1. Cute quote

 2. Bold Numbers

3. Favorite passage from book

4. Bold Tape Design

 I like them all… so i'm leaving it up to my followers.  Leave a comment on which style I should go with and the design with the most votes will win. 
Happy Saturday!


Getting a new blog!!!

So excited to share that i am in the process of getting a new blog design!  My amazing friend Mae Mae just had her blog re-done and it looks incredible.  So good in fact that i immediately called, emailed and texted her about how good it looked.  Then proceeded to not be able to sleep because i was too awake thinking about how cool my blog could potentially be.

Maddie over at Thriftary is a blog genius.  She is responsible for making Mae Mae's blog come to life and soon mine will be in that club.  She can literally make anything and look fierce while doing it.  I am sooooooooooooooooooo super excited about getting a new blog.  Maddie- i know this might be jumping the gun- but i just am thrilled to get a make-over.  It has even inspired me to blog two days in a row. 

If you don't know either one of these fab ladies, check yourself and then start following.  Both are brilliant,witty and beautiful people.  Take a moment to be jealous of them, and then quickly get inspired by their generosity of sharing their creativity and lives with the world. 


Tattoo Artist

I love tattoos.  If my mom wouldn’t disown me this is how i would look: 

But for her sake i will keep my tattoos on the conservative side and to a minimum.  However, i think that almost always (except for the tragic ones you would typically see at a water park) tattoos are beautiful.  I personally could never be a tattoo artist.  They have to be so skilled and quickly move the ink to create a flawless design right before your eyes.  Oh yeah- and talk about the pressure of not making a mistake!  Knowing myself- i would probably spell someone’s name wrong. 

In a former life i was an art teacher and was always concerned that my young and sheltered students would notice my tattoo and run home crying.  My brother-in-law has a different approach.  He still teaches, and while he will probably never be inked up, most of his students will.  He works with very impressionable high school freshman and is constantly asking them to question whether they are “a tattoo artist or a customer.”   Whether they are going to leave their mark on someone else, or let someone else leave their mark on them.  BRILLIANT- and relevant enough that some of his students actually have listened to him. 

A great quote like this deserves to be on display.  So this is what i gave David for Christmas:

I hope his students enjoy it as much as the mural that i painted on their classroom wall last year…
Happy Leap Day Everyone!!!