Monday, February 10, 2014

fail better...

Did I SERIOUSLY only blog three times last year?? 
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
~Samuel Beckett

Okay. Moving on.

We have been getting some actual winter weather here in the Heartland… not just the wind and cold, but a little bit of the pretty stuff (lots more snow than usual & these little ice crystals too)… so of course I forced my grandma outside to grab a handful of the cold stuff (what!!? Gracie doesn't have thumbs!).
and then she let me snap her picture before she froze her little buns off... 
thanks G! for being my pretty little hand model :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

pure desktop magic

Been in the midst of a MAJOR cleanup & overhaul of my laptop, computer, and multiple hard drives… let's just say, not very fun (and seemingly never-ending).  However I'm discovering it does have its rewards!  I am constantly changing my desktop wallpaper to reflect my mood or the season.  And as I was doing some reorganizing, I ran across an old favorite- which of course got my creative juices flowing… and well… welcome to my new desktop!

I got the idea for this little gem a long while back from The CoffeeShop Blog, which resulted in my first attempt at this lovely little desktop, which I admired for a long time (and still do… just needed a little visual update is all)!
My sweet Gracie (aka Beans…) always remains a constant of course!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

you're number one in my book!

If I close my eyes, I can still remember a time… filled with brown paper sacks, full of handmade cards and valentine sentiments…  Exchanging cards and yummie sweets with my fellow classmates is a favorite pastime of mine.  So when my sister asked if I could help out my nephew with this year's valentines, I was delighted!  (She's crafty herself!  She makes really pretty things…)  Anyhoo, she passed along the idea to me from Pinterest (linked to this blog)- 

AND here is my version of these really neat bookmarks that he will get to pass out to all his friends this Valentine's Day!  
They are so good, all the adults want one too!!
So which one's your favorite?  Hard to pick just one, I know…
happy reading friends