May Top Ten

May Top TeN
1. Community art classes going on at Cohn Adult Learning Center.  I’m pumped about classes starting up and debating between bookmaking and woodworking.
2. Ombre hair.  Going on my third attempt to look like this:
3. Bananagrams- it's like scrabble for the simple minded.  It is perfect for me since i can only spell four letter words.
4. Insert Catchy Title- my dear friend Megan has a gift.  Her ability to catch life through simple snapshots is truly cool.  This is ONE of my fav pic's:
(Tomato Fest in East Nashville)

5. The Help.  After time froze for a week and a half for me to finish The Hunger Games trilogy, it's about time i go back and finish up reading The Help.  Man- it's good.
6. Fish Tacos at Whiskey Kitchen- enough said.

7. Fancy nails- yes please! I'm dying to try this:
8. I’m sure by now you have heard the song “Somebody I used to know’ by gotye.  But have you seen the SNL digital short poking fun at it?  Hilarious! 

9. Farmers Markets.  You should find one in your community if you haven't already.  Buy fresh local produce that is in season!

10. 5Ks.  This month i will be running in the Ellie's Run for Africa. Ellie is an amazing girl that wanted to help kids in Africa, and 8 years later has raised over $300,000 supporting their education.  You can join in by running or donating HERE.



So yesterday i showed the coffee table reveal, and on it i had stamped a quote.  Well i wish that i could say that i have perfect handwriting and was able to free hand it... but let's be real- my hands are already shaky regardless of caffeine withdrawals. 

So my secret to getting the perfectly blocked letters-
a vintage set of typeface stamps.

These gems were found in an antique mall on the way to North Carolina for my little brother's college graduation. Ever since a letterpress class i took in college i have been in love with typeface and fonts.

I have used these stamps for gift tags, business cards, and most recently i pressed them into clay. Now that these mini clay slabs have been glazed and fired, i'm planning on turning them into magnets for the fridge.

Farwell to April!  Hello May!


Coffee Table Reveal

So last month i asked you guys to tell me what to do with my coffee table.  It used to be a white washed pine coffee table that had seen better days.  I took your advice, and thanks to you the coffee table has been repainted and displays my new favorite quote by Darin Lane.



I also spray painted the tray on the table to hold our growing number of remotes and to cut down on the clutter.  I should have thought of that sooner.
Tomorrow i will show you how i blocked the letters on the table.
Happy Week Everyone!