November 29, 2009

Etsy Pounce! (And A New Print!)

Okay, so I am kind of obsessed with Etsy Pounce! If you are in the mood to see some awesome handmade goods but don't know where to start, just click the pounce button, and SNAP! Recently purchased items appear before your eyes! It is quite inspiring to see the quality of work available.

Try it for yourself! Pounce....

Oh, I have another print to share with you! I call it "Drift Away". It will be available in my etsy shop soon!

(I hope that you like it!)

Here's a quick picture of my tree. More decor to come. I just haven't gotten around to finishing it all up, (And yes, that is a print of Albert Einstein on my fireplace).
Have a nice day!

November 24, 2009

pumpkin waffles!

Oh boy Oh boy! I just made the best pumpkin waffles for dinner! You can find the recipe here. (Epicurious has tons of super great recipes).

I will post it for your viewing pleasure!

yield: Makes 12 (4-inch) waffles
active time: 35 min
total time: 35 min
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil for brushing waffle iron

  • Accompaniment: warm pure maple syrup

  • Special equipment: a waffle iron (preferably nonstick)

I know that the photos are not much to look at (thank you iphone) but it gives you the idea!

Tonight I am trying to find the motivation to pack for the Thanksgiving holidays. Currently I am snuggled in my Anthropologie comforter watching television on my laptop. You see, I do not have cable, and the 10 inch tv that I do own resides in my closet. It is useful for watching the weather, as long as I hold the bunny ears towards the window and don't move.

I know I was supposed to post Christmas decor today, but I am too tired to do it after all of the cooking. I will leave you with some cute x-mas decor from around the internet:

images from country living

November 23, 2009

What Did I Do Today?

A whole lot of nothing.... and not the good kind of nothing. My little Violet was really sick today, so I had to skip work to take care of her. Boo hoo. She has been super cranky, which means it has been nonstop fun in my home.

 I did manage to dye some paper with coffee today to use in some future illustrations!

So I really love apartment therapy. When I need a dose of inspiration, I love to explore the daily posts. Here are some lovely images from AT to finish the day with:

Tomorrow I will post some of the Christmas Decor I have up in my house. I haven't done a ton, and my living room is a bit bare (just repainted and haven't put artwork back on the walls).

Later gator.

November 20, 2009

The Christmas Cards are Up!

Oh what a long dreary day in Arkansas! But, my mind keeps wandering to my recently posted Christmas Cards. I haven't sold any yet, but have gotten positive feedback! My favorite is this little foxy feller:

It's a fox who has reindeer antlers and is standing under the mistletoe.... hoping that maybe this year he can find someone to love!

This one has gotten quite a few views too! Pretty little dear with festive antlers. This one comes in red and green too!

For those with a sense of humor (and hopefully not offended by the mixing of holidays), here is a little reindeer whose antlers double as a menorah!

I hope that these little cards sell (they come in sets of 6 cards). Regardless, I am having fun creating these little fellers!

In other news, my chimney is soooo broken that it is going to cost BIG HUGE bucks to fix it. Not exactly how I wanted to spend my savings. Oh well. Everything is going to be fine.


I am wearing an awesome magenta strawberry sweater that makes me look like I am 12, but that's alright!


Happy Friday!

November 19, 2009


Oh the mood I am in. Have you ever made a mistake that haunts you all day? I hate human err. To err is human. But, I tend to hold myself to a pretty high standard. Without going into too much detail, my boss might be a wee bit mad at me today for my "human err".


At least I have a happy yellow scarf and a happy yellow mug to keep my mind at ease!

I really need to post my Christmas Cards on my etsy today if I want any chance of selling them this year! Oh well, If they don't make it, I can always sell them next year! They are super cute! And I will post some pictures maybe later today?

And, on a final note... it is 60 degrees outside! I wish I could spend the day with my dear hubby and daughter...

November 18, 2009


Oh deeridoo! Several months have past in my lovely little life. I want to share some silly little doodles I have been doodling while I should be working!

This is Wallace! He is a finicky litter feller who likes to go unnoticed. He is a nervous little boy who drools a lot, and gets car sick, but is a sweet little cuddle monster. Super loyal pup!

Mr. Schroeder, on the other hand, looks a bit scary (a mix of ewok and perhaps cat?). Saying he is slightly dumb would be an understatement. He likes to pee all over the house, eats certain things which we cannot speak of here, and barks like a yeddi. But underneeth this odd exterior, Schroeder just wants to be carried around in one of those odd little doggy purses. Silly Schroeder.

These might turn into prints. Might end up in my daughter's room. She is crazy about the puppies!

Peace out,