Shannon loves Iowa. Everything about it. I have never known anyone else with such a love for his original home.
I was thrift shopping, like always, and came across this vintage map of IA. Scored it for a whopping 50 cents. Bought a stencil to paint the letters, bought the frame, had the paint. Wha lah! Think outside the box when it comes to art, and what art is. Art evokes a feeling. I love that he loves IA. He loves that he loves IA.
Project cost, $26.
The quote is from Bull Durham, in the corn fields of IA. This movie was filmed down the road from his grandparents farm.
If you haven't heard of Picnik, I am sharing with it with you today. Now you know most all my secrets. Picnik is a photo editing site to make your photos even better. It is also cool to create new lives with your photos. This photo has a 1960's filter on it. I don't what is more beautiful, the photo or the abuela hermosa.
Found these lovelies today at a thrift store. I have a few friends that will be sooo jealous. You see, we are fans of a little known drink called the Moscow Mule. Proper Libation Etiquette reflects that they shall be served in a copper mug. Trust me, it is not the same without. Here is the recipe as made famous (at least in KC) by Harry's Country Club.
I found them for a delicious 69 cents each. I just did an ebay search for them....they range from $15-20 for 2. Score.
This is an old lunch lady stool...used to sit on while ringing up children's meals. You should've seen her when I found her. Tired, grey, aged from life, but ready for a change. Red Lipstick-- or spray paint -- is just the make over she needed. She's ready for another 40 years.
I made St. Pat's cards for a couple LUCKY people. I loved what I came up with. I knew I wanted handmade, then just wandered through Hobby Lobby looking for inspiration. There are so many awesome papers and stickers, just add imagination! The vision of a red headed irish man didn't come to me until I got home. I crack myself up.
We got married. Now back to sweet reality. More time for the things I missed...like being crafty, getting creative, and searching for the new "I have to show you what I found" find.
My favorite picture from the Big Day is on this old couch. We were driving in our limo after the ceremony looking for inspired photos. This couch was at a parking lot garage sale in the Crossroads area. The lucky guy that let us borrow his new couch for 10 minutes paid $30 for his new sofa. He was lucky. We were Lucky.