07 February 2012

you've come a long way, baby

Someone turned one last week, and I wanted to share a few snaps from his birthday bash!  Peter Rabbit was the theme du jour:
clockwise from top left:  cake ball "cabbage patch", cupcakes, cupcake wheelbarrow & flower pot sign, finger puppet & cookie favors

We had an amazing turnout, including BFFs Gail & Kenny all the way from Albuquerque, and a fun time was had by all.  Eamon did a number on his smash cupcake!
baby's first sugar!

Next it was gifts galore:
 sweet guitar

IKEA tunnel

$2 banner I created via our printer & dollar store flowers!

Can you believe what a difference a year makes?!
*le sigh*

Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us, and especially to Grammie for all her help!  It was a great party commemorating an even greater year.  Love you, sweet boy!

30 November 2011

you made me, promises promises

Oh hey there.  I'm going to do an outfit post like I said I was going to.  Wait what?  That was back in March? 


Moving on!  I bought these bright cobalt blue jeans from Old Navy in a moment of frivolity, and I haven't been quite sure what to do with them ever since.  They're hard to pair stuff with, at least for me.  All colors I've tried (in my head) seem too boring or too loud, until this camel sweater I picked up from Nordstrom:

Someone else wants to say 'hi' too, someone who is 10 months old today (how did that even happen?!?):

sweater: Trouve via Nordstrom, jeans: Old Navy, boots: Aldo, scarf: eBay, bow cuff: Etsy, necklace: self-made, baby: self-made :)

22 July 2011

...and the living is easy

Hey hey, anyone still left out there following me (you deserve an award, really you do).  A few things going on in our little world this summer, other than trying not to melt in this god forsaken heat. 

1) I got new hair.

2) Eamon got even cuter.  I didn't think this was possible, but lookit!
He gets cuter by the day, it's ridic.  Note the Packer tee!

3) My parents moved to Texas!  Right in the middle of summer, which also merits some sort of award.  I'm so happy to have them here, and I can't believe it actually happened!  I flew up to Wisconsin last weekend to drive down with them, and it was a fun roadtrip.  The only thing that sucked was that my dad was in a separate car, although we kept him in the loop via phone whenever we saw something that made us laugh.  It was reminiscent of our trips to Arkansas when I was a kid & we used to visit my grandparents every summer.  We played "First to See the Arch" in St. Louis, Auto Bingo, and laughed at all the same road signs.  It's amazing how many things are exactly the same as they were 20+ years ago.  We always found the name of this city in Illinois humorous (don't ask me why, we are just weird), so we stopped & took a pic this time:
We actually tried to go into Glenarm (it was time for a break anyway), but the road to the town was completely closed!  So it remains an oddly-named mystery.  

I hope everyone is having a good summer and staying cool.  I'm ready for fall, but we're making the most of what we can while it's hot:

xoxo E

24 June 2011

me & etsy dallas destash with "SUPPLIES ME!"

Get out of the triple digit heat tomorrow & come score some craft supplies for a great deal, courtesy of myself & other pack rat Etsy Dallas artists.  Details above, and more info at http://etsydallas.com/.

I'll have tons o' beads, some findings, and a bit of fabric as well, all priced to sell.  Hope to see you there!

05 April 2011

[haute hardware] save the date ~ etsy dallas spring bash, saturday april 30th

Dallasites, it's almost that time again, time for the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash!  Mark your calendars for April 30th, and come see me and 60 hand-picked local artists at the South Side on Lamar building on Saturday April 30th from 11 am to 5 pm.  Click through the links or the Spring Bash ad in the upper right corner for more details. 

Some of what will be in store at my booth:

14 March 2011

[adventures in domesticity] nursery additions

Well hello there!  I haven't totally forgotten about my little humble corner of the internets, although it's been a whirlwind of a month since I last posted.  This little guy keeps us running, that's for sure, but it's turning into quite a fun ride.

We were lucky enough to have Grandma visiting these past couple of weeks, which means that Eamon got tons of attention, mom & dad got a bit more rest, and projects got done.  Grandma was not messing around - she started making a 'to-do' list almost the minute she walked through the door, and we got almost everything on it done, starting with this mobile for Eamon's crib:

I bought the raw wooden cutouts recently (read: months & months ago) on eBay, and finally got around to getting the paint et al to finish the project.  To be honest, I didn't know exactly what I wanted to mount everything from until we were wandering through Hobby Lobby and saw that life saver (is that what it's called??!).  We had to repaint the red to make it match everything else, but otherwise it was perfect.  It's also styrofoam, so the entire thing is super lightweight.  We handpainted the cutouts, glued scrapbooking paper on the boats for the sails, and strung it all together with fishing wire.  I'm so happy with how it all turned out.

The other project that finally got finished was the dresser/changing table getting its fancy Anthropologie knobs:

Sorry for the not-so-great phone pic, but you get the gist - they look super swell.  

A few other highlights from the past week:
Eamon wore out Grandma...

...and Mom!

Eamon got ready for St. Patty's day, and Dad followed the instructions on his sleeper.  I can't get over the look on his face.  :)

I promise to post more soon, maybe even an outfit on a day that I make it out of sweats!  xoxo