Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Picture Update

 Things seem to speed up when summer arrives. Places to go and people to see, there is always something to do or something new to try, and we are loving every minute of it. The long weekend was nice, even though Zach worked from home all day Monday. It is all I can do to leave him be.
Work for me has been going well too. My piece for "The Land of Nod" is finished and will be available this fall (which I am thrilled about) and I have been getting more and more inquiries about commissions...

I have been trying to get past the heat and humidity by enjoying the beautiful surroundings Missouri has to offer, I will never get tired of the Peonies here, so big and beautiful...

The roses aren't bad either...

Nox is getting super fluffy, which isn't helping him stay cool in the humid weather..... he shall have a new doo by the end of the week...

Speaking of new doo's this happened last week, and I am loving it!

Loving my concrete bowl from brother Bridger...

Newton's back to normal after getting some extra R&R while fighting off an infection.

We had a fun "Celebration at the Station" with Kansas City friends and family over memorial day...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Getting Hot

Humidity is not my friend. I sweat, stink, and find myself gasping for breath because I feel as if I have been submerged under water. Nevertheless, braving the pit stains and staving off dehydration with a never ending intake of liquids, I am always on the lookout for the nice shady spots while outside..... Cue the awnings....

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Happy Friday, Happy Sofa

Friday is a happy day, especially this Friday with the upcoming three day weekend. So to celebrate my happiness, here are some happy sofas to start your holiday weekend off right...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Garage

 Today it seems like every new build home has at least two massive garages staring you in the face.I understand the function they serve, but when it comes to garages, I have to say, they are a big sore spot. To save time and money, builders opt for the garage in front. This technique takes up much less space per lot (having a driveway on the side instead of the front takes up a lot more space), this way they are able to stick more houses per development and make more money. This, unfortunately, has become the usual, and even expected way of building a home. What happened to individuality, building a home to exemplify your taste and  fulfill your idea of beauty?

Now I know that having a garage hidden or around the side of your house isn't always an option because of the previously stated reasons, but that still isn't an excuse to not make them look nice. Here are a few examples of some garages I would not be ashamed of showing to the public.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Picture Update

Sundays are always good days, slow, calm, and usually spent at home. In other words, a good time for reflection. Here are some things I am thankful for today...

Beautiful new scenery and exploring a new state

This meadow

Walking to the farmers market

Newton wearing a dress

This cuddle monkey

The view out our window

This bouquet

This chalkboard illustration by brother Bridger

this bouquet again

This man, who makes my life glow

What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014