Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Yard. work.

Note: I got all gung-ho about cleaning junk out of my yard and forgot to take before pics (D'oh!) so the orange arrow is to show you how built up it was. You can kinda see the dirt line on that sad excuse of a fence. Picture my mom and I removing old shingles, fire pit ashes, slabs of limestone and a red centipede colony from that little area AFTER we hacked through a layer of vine growth. Now that area is flat and I consider it a thing of beauty.

On Sunday, our family showed up to help conquer our yard because they are awesome like that.
They helped dig up old fence posts, clear rubble piles, tame the bramble bush, and pick gravel from our lawn. It was all very exciting. Especially since we nearly had an electrical fire. Which actually crossed the "too exciting" line. Thankfully, all ended well.

Hopefully there will be some "after" pictures to share instead of "progress shots" soon. We have big plans for our outdoor spaces and I CANNOT wait to get them prettyfied!

So, that was our Easter. How did you spend yours?

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Blues

So it's dawned on me that it's been awhile since I, ummm, showed off my recent Pyrex acquisitions.
My collecting has slowed down quite a bit. Partly because I have quite a few pieces but mainly because my "fun money" goes to things like painters tape and hose nozzles. Not that I'm complaining. Painters tape and hose nozzles are fun, just in a different, I-am-now-a-home-owner-and-appreciate-different-crap sort of way.

As you can see, I've acquired a couple primary pieces (the bowl is unnumbered!), the promotional Meadow casserole, and a Cinderella bowl from the Embroidery pattern line that needs a bit of attention. And, truth be told, I have picked up a few other pieces. But they are not blue and would have spoiled the title. ;)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hand lettering: Monogram

Miss Caleisha over at Apartment 203 is about to be a Mrs. (!) and wanted a hand lettered monogram for her and her hubby. I, of course, was more than happy to provide. The top monogram is the chosen one, which I vectorized and refined a bit, but I thought it would be fun to show you the concepts.

Have an awesome idea and need a hand-letterer to make it happen? Send me an email!
[ shakti.scircle@gmail.com ]
OR just leave a comment and I can contact you :) Sometimes emailing strangers is intimidating, yeah?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

American Weekend

This past weekend the whole fam piled into the parental's van for a bit of Kentucky camping. The weather was perfect. Absolutely perfect. (Not like Indiana's current weather situation, which is spitting sleet and snow.) 
On Saturday we went to the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot. The shoot was quite an experience and actually, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Sunday, we visited The Most Awesome Flea Market in Shephardsville. It was fun, but it is probably The Most Awesome Flea Market on Friday afternoon only. By Sunday it seemed a bit picked over. Fortunately, over the course of the weekend we had hit up other flea markets, antique shops, and thrift stores so I got my fix :)

the seesters be photobombing