Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pretty Prints by Art and People

Just wanted to share the Art and People Etsy shop with you. I cannot get over the colors!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Life Lately

 1_ Keith and I worked a booth one afternoon at the fair. We didn't do the rides, but we did do the food.
2_ This little guy was hanging out by our hose. See how big and scary he is?
3_ New reads.

Would you agree that some weeks are just hard?
That some weeks make time travel so much more appealing because if only you could go back and undo a few things. Last week was one of those - the sort where it took serious effort to remember God's goodness. Honestly, I'm glad last week is long gone.
This week is already better.

4_ Summer treats for Toaster. Would you believe me if I said that she eats ice cream cones slower than i do? I couldn't believe how delicately she ate it.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Garage Makeover: Powerwashing - p.3

This is what the garage looked like when we finished cleaning up the mess we made ripping out the beam in Part 2. So, so much improved from what we started with, but it still had a thick coat of grime.

To give the garage a proper cleaning we decided that a powerwasher was the obvious way to go.
In my mind, powerwashing was going to be the easy, no-brainer part of this whole process. And it was, but first it was the most infuriating. You see, we were on our third powerwasher before we got one that worked. Here is how everything went...

Borrow first powerwasher. Hook it up and realize that while it does put water out of the hose, it's not pressurizing it.

Here is a picture of Keith admitting that the powerwasher was winning the battle and calling to ask what the powerwasher "trick" was. Turns out there was no trick. BROKEN!

Admit defeat for the night but source another powerwasher that could be picked up first thing in the morning.

Rise and shine! Drive across town to get said powerwasher. Get back home, hook it up and immediately realize that all is not well. There should not be water gushing out of the bottom.

*Enter visions of scrubbing the entire garage by hand with a bucket of dish-soapy water and stiff bristled brushes*
**try not to pitch a Fit of Frustration**
*** Decide that I am done trying to be cheap. I will rent a powerwasher. From a place that has rooms and rooms full of the things so at least one is guaranteed to work. ***

Drive back across town, return the offending peice of machinery, rent the most glorious water spouter there ever was.

Get the garage clean.

Friday, July 4, 2014


Hope your holiday is full of fun and family.

We started ours off with a visit to the downtown festival.
Also, we decided to start practicing our pin-Toastie-down-for-the-picture technique so we are ready by Christmas ;)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hand Lettering | July Desktop Calendar

A hand-lettered calendar, delivered straight from my Dropbox to your desktop.

Just for fun, this one was created using good ol' Bic pens :)