Thursday, August 25, 2011


An old chair created from old belts weaved together and attached to an old chair frame. Genius.

Currently Listening: "Waiting on an Angel" by Ben Harper

Friday, August 19, 2011


So last week I finally decided to be productive and finish these frames/ jewelry holders for the wall in my bedroom. I have to say that I am rather pleased with the outcome. Kudos to my boy for drilling the holes and helping with twisting in the hooks. 

Currently Listening: "Wide Eyes" by The Local Natives

Thursday, August 18, 2011

blueberry pie.

I want to make these little homemade blueberry pies!

Currently Listening: "The Twist" Frightened Rabbit

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


  With a few hours left before the departure of an old friend, we travelled up to Tennessee for a nice afternoon with the Black Forest Academy graduate. The drive up with Jason consisted of various stops for food and gas leaving us an hour or more behind schedule. On most days that would be deemed as unacceptable but a morning started just after five o'clock made it agreeable. Two hours seems like a flash when wasting time at home, but in a car it provides ample time for conversation, prayer or even singing loudly (and maybe even a little off-key). Upon entering Chattanooga, we parked our car and headed towards the "Blue-Plate." The morning hinted at the approaching crispness of fall giving me a reason to pull on my cranberry cardigan.
  At first it was one of those times when you hold your breath, wanting so badly for a good interaction and secretly tossing prayers to heaven asking the Father for strength. With only a few exchanges I knew that the prayers were heard. The river flowing through Chattanooga made for a wonderful view as encouragement was given and the latest stories were told. It was as if in just a short hour he had become like a friend I had known for years as well and I found myself not wanting him to move states away. Lunch was finished and we decided to walk around town for a while. We traversed the longest pedestrian bridge, admired the permanent dance steps in the cement, watched Adam take an interesting screen-print off of a wall and enjoyed a big cup of "Sweet CeCe's" frozen yogurt. A wonderful afternoon with the only qualm of not having enough time.
  Don't worry Chattanooga; we will be back.

Currently Listening: "Window" by Damien Jurado


A vintage Tennessee wedding. The distressed entry doors are perfect as if home were truly outside. People are getting much more creative these days.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011