My Garden Pretties

I wish I could be popping in with another update post on the house this week, but...there hasn't been a ton of progress made.

Actually, I am almost finished painting Dane's office that I shared in the previous post, but painting drives me crazy! When I think I should be done, I end up with lots of little touch ups to do, and that is where I am now. I am not very good at cutting in!

I'm also super slow. Almost everything I do takes me forever, and I already want this house to be done! So I either need to get over this funk, and/or (even better) start moving faster. It's hard to be living where you are working though, so furniture and other things have to be shuffled around any time I start working on another space. So Dane's office will be wrapped up this week, all of his stuff (which currently resides in my office) will be moved in. It's a process!

So while our house feels like a disaster, and it feels like we are the total white trash house on the street (!), I needed a pick me up. I decided to share some pictures of a few of the pretty plants I have in my garden!

I don't know the names of any of the shrubs or plants, but I do know that I have a birch tree! Which is one of my absolute favorite trees (basic white girls, holla!). There are a lot of things I will be tearing out and our whole backyard has to be sterilized and re-planted (morning glory!), but these guys here are keepers.

As I said before, I don't know what any of these are, so if you know any of the names, feel free to let me know! Hopefully next week I will have a little more in the way of progress to share, and maybe some updates on the shop as well!

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House Update: First Coat of Primer!

As I have mentioned a few times already, we bought a house recently! And not just any house, but a foreclosed on, fixer-upper. Thankfully, nothing too major but still a lot of work nonetheless.

I thought I would go ahead and give an update on where we're at in the process.

Today I started painting! Literally the entire house, inside and out, is going to get a fresh new coat, and I had initially thought that we would be almost done with that by now. It seems like getting ready to paint takes a lot longer than actually painting though. Between appliance and air conditioner malfunctions, a yard being taken over by weeds, holes that needed patching, and Dane being crazy busy at work, I am just now being able to get started!

So today one of my sister's came over and helped me primer Dane's office. Here's a little before and after on today's progress!


I forgot to take my before pictures before I started tearing down wallpaper border!


Yes that's a dining room chair, and yes I used it as a step stool. Good thing it's getting painted too!

I'm so glad to be rid of that blue and red. It already feels so, so much better!

In other news, I've been working on some new card designs for the shop! And also still working out my new branding and logo (which is proving to be more difficult than I originally thought. Maybe I'm just picky). If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen some of the sneak peaks I've shared, like these new art prints!

Things are trucking along around here, even if they aren't trucking as fast as I might like.

I'm also loving this summer weather! I have never considered myself a summer girl, but the older I get, the more that changes. I scored a used patio table at a yard sale a couple weeks ago, and I've been eating most of my meals out there. I love how late the sun stays out, and how great it smells outside all the time. I'm dreaming up tons of fun plans for the next few months, like camping, going to the water park, and getting my patio all set up the way I want it. I will share some plans and inspiration for that soon too!

All in all, things are going pretty good around here. Are there any big plans or projects that  you are working toward this summer? Let me know! I'd love to hear about them :)

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Get to Work

I am a self proclaimed procrastinator, and I've mentioned this before. And anyone who knows me irl just rolled their eyes and said, " well, duh."

But I have too much on my plate these days, and too many things I want to do, so I am declaring a summer of NO VERY LITTLE procrastination!

Beginning with this lovely little blog of mine. She's seen a lot of theme changes over the years, and a few name changes too (maybe I should do a contest and see if anyone can remember the original name??), but I just have not been crazy about the look it's been sporting lately.

Starting with my logo, I'm working one a bit of a re-branding of my whole, well, brand. There are a few things about it I like, but there are some things that I'm like, "uhhhh, what was I thinking?"

So this space will be getting a face lift, and I've already started preliminary sketches for my new logo. I LOVE pretty things (which should be obvious, because it's in my tag line for Pete's sake!) and my logo just isn't making the cut.

Messy sketches, bad iphone photo!

So, without putting it off, I will be getting to work on sprucing things up, and also adding some of the pile of new designs I have to the shop!

All the while re-modeling my house, finishing my glamper, and having an all-round, awesome, rad summer! Haha!

But also, disclaimer: re-designing a blog is super hard, especially when you know so little about html and css and all of that techy mumbo jumbo. So, while I won't be procrastinating, it still may take a while for me to finish, and if you stop by and see that things are under construction or all out of wack, please bear with me!

Happy Thursday everyone, thanks for stopping by!

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