Monday, November 11, 2013

new art!

Although I don't have the time to spend on my etsy shop that I used to, I still love to create new art. I've had some never-before-seen designs laying around that I finally decided to offer through my Zazzle shop. The beautiful thing is that I simply scan and upload the images, while Zazzle prints and ships any orders! I get to control the percentage I earn (which is a lot less than I would make on originals) but it's the best option for me right now to offer my art while continuing to teach full time.  Win-win?

I just ordered one of each of my designs to make sure they print ok, but since we got our wedding invitations, programs, and RSVP postcards through Zazzle (for super cheap!), I feel comfortable recommending them. It's super easy to order, open your own shop, or create your own designs!

Here's some of the new card designs:

There are also art prints, stickers, business cards, and even t-shirts!

With any luck, I'll be back soon with some Christmas card designs for ya.  :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

happy HAToween!

Some may call it laziness, but for the third year in a row we rocked our "happy hats" for Halloween. Yes it's simple, but also kind of fun to carry on a tradition that started our first year of marriage (ok ok, we're just lazy).

P.S. I love my Fujifilm Instax!

I had to dig up the last two Halloweens as well. Here's 2011, the maiden voyage of the happy hats and our first married Halloween. I'll never forget the day I got mine--I was still job searching (albeit slowly), and Mike was gone constantly. I was at Target on a rare get-out-of-the-house-and-see-sunlight day and knew immediately that I would surprise Mike with it when he got home. 


As predicted, he loved it, but I never expected him to get his own a few days later. To this day we put them on when we're being silly or having a bad day. Never fails to cheer us up!

Here's to many more years of happy hats and silly traditions!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

fall check-in

Just dropping in to leave you with this kind of amazing throwback of Mike in his costume, made by hand by his sweet grandma. The leaves, the mailbox, the heart detail under his little ribs, the missing doesn't get any better than that.

 Happy Halloween, y'all!

Sorry for the radio silence (things are good, but busy!), but as always you can follow along on twitter and instagram.  :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

summer check-in

Proof I'm alive. Yay!
Wow, it's been a while! I'm just living the dream--a teacher in summertime. It's all been a blur, and I can already feel the new school year sneaking up on me and I DON'T LIKE IT ONE BIT. But anyway.

So far this summer I've been just as gloriously lazy and unproductive as a person can possibly be. My days are full of sleeping in, watching every season of Scrubs on Netflix (skip the last one--not worth it), discovering the awesomeness of bento lunches, and catching up on my reading challenge (27/50 so far for the year!). I can't lie, it's pretty wonderful. 

I can't help but think of all the things I didn't have time for during the school year (scrapbooking, blogging, organizing the junk room, working on paintings for my shop, etc.). I always thought, oh I'll just do it this summer. Ha! Good intentions, right?

Besides going on a pretty fantastic road trip and entertaining my mom for a week, it's been a summer of recovery. Getting hired at the last minute made the entire school year feel like a whirlwind and a few weeks of unwinding felt necessary. Next week Mike and I are heading to Virginia for the first time in three years to visit his family. He's the best man in his friend's wedding, which will be the first wedding we'll get to go to together (besides our own, of course). Then we'll rush back just in time for my birthday and the start of the new school year. 

So that's what we've been up to. I thought I would blog more over the summer, but sometimes life gets in the way and I'm ok with that. I do miss you guys though! Hope you keep in touch through bloglovin', twitter, or instagram

Next up: Our awesome road trip to Mount Rushmore and the Badlands!

Monday, April 29, 2013

playing catch-up: my sister got married

Last month, I flew home to Alabama for a very short weekend to be the maid of honor (matron is such an ugly word) at my little sister's wedding. It was good to see friendly faces, even if only for a few days.

Can you believe I've never been a bridesmaid before? I can check that one off my bucket list!

Don't let the sunlight and dresses fool you--it was FREEZING.  I was sick for the next two weeks. 

my siblings and me
Mom and me pretending to fix her veil

The wedding was at Doublehead lodge, where my family has spent Christmas ever since I went horseback riding there for my 13th birthday.

mi familia

I was so excited to see my high school cheer coach!
my little cousin Daniel, who I refuse to acknowledge is a teenager
And that's all I have for now!  

Sorry I'm short on words, but I'm happy to say that in 19 work days I will be FREE for the summer!!!
If anyone tries to tell me that teachers are "so lucky" to have summers off, I will punch them. 
Teachers NEED summers off so they won't go insane. 

See you on the other side!


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