New Cross Stitch Pattern

Well, here it is at last! The Witch House cross stitch project! It took months of designing (I know it doesn't seem like it, my perfectionism knows no bounds), sewing, ripping it apart, resewing, etc etc. I'm thrilled to be done but even more thrilled with how it turned out! So here it is in all its glory, PDF pattern available in my Etsy shop soon!

Antiquing with Melissa

Melissa and I went out to Bellville, Ohio on Saturday to do some antiquing. We didn't have much luck on large items that are on our wishlist but I found a vintage doily to match the smaller one I have at home and this charming fellow on the biggest "tintype" I've seen yet. I'd like to do more research on the method used on these larger "tintypes" because they look painted on. 

I also found a simplistic but beautiful candlestick. These three items shown came under $10 altogether to make this an elegant but frugal vignette.

Afterward, we decided to go to Olive Garden for dinner and catch a showing (finally) of Beauty and the Beast, it was better than expected. Disney remakes never quite come out the way I'd like them to but that was better than the remake of Cinderella and the Maleficent movie (don't get me started on that one), lol.

New Website!

Welcome everyone to my new page! There are still some minor tweaks I have to make in the coming weeks but everything should be in order soon for the new home of my photography, thoughts/ideas, etc. I look forward to making helpful and inspiring posts for those like-minded folks out there, featuring some amazing resources.

Please feel free to have an open dialogue with me here, request recipes or share your thoughts on anything I post! Who knows, we could even come up with a collaboration idea too! Remember that I also support small business so if you'd like to be featured, just ask! 

Thank you for coming! Let me know your thoughts on my new site!

P.S. I'll be getting my own domain name very soon too!