Sending you all a huge thank you for your supportive emails and comments regarding my new blogitude! You are the best. In the spirit of keeping things spontaneous… And possibly sticking my big toe over the line into TMIville…. TMIville: the area in which too much information is shared. Possibly creating discomfort or awkwardness for the reader. I had a hysterectomy last week. Whew…that wasn’t so [...]
Nothing like a little Pointer Sisters on a Thursday morning to get your blood pumpin… Thank goodness for the 80′s on 8 channel. So… This post has been a long time coming. My neglect of this blog is shameful. I’ve run it into the ground with my lack of posting. A couple of thousand hits a day has turned to crickets. And the crickets are [...]
Hi there friends! It’s been a while, huh? It was a long, long, long, long, long (did I mention LONG) winter. I was hibernating. I’m back now and working on some projects that I can’t wait to share. In the meantime…here are some upcoming events that you local readers are NOT going to want to miss! First of all, my friend Carol @ Redeemed Vintage is [...]
I spotted this vintage camera fabric yesterday and thought it would make a cute bunting. It will be available at the next Urban Farmgirl opening February 21-23. If you don’t live close and want it, just email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I can mail it. ($24 including postage) Toodles.
Wow. Thank you all for sharing your precious memories. It was so difficult to choose, but in the end I just kept coming back to this one. I was adopted at the age of 4 and very quickly became a daddy’s girl. Each year I got a Valentine card from him with a note saying how glad he was that “I had chosen him”. I [...]
In honor of hitting my 500th post and because I haven’t had a giveaway in forever… I gathered up some goodies that make me happy. And hopefully when they arrive on someone’s doorstep, they will make them happy too. Thus, the “happy mail” giveaway. It includes an 8 x 10 chalkboard print (ready to be popped into a frame), mini valentine’s bunting, handmade vintage brooch [...]
Ah, I just love alliteration, don’t you? And palindromes? Don’t even get me started. It’s like symmetry for the English nerd. My daughter’s name is hannah. Not hanna. Cause that would be incomplete. Unbalanced. I know what you are thinking… Oh, somebody around here is unbalanced. Now where were we? Oh right. I had this fancy (and by fancy I mean Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon [...]
Do you ever just get in a crafty mood? Like the urge suddenly strikes and your brain goes into “MUST CREATE” mode? Mine was brought on by a trip to Wal-Mart. Wait, what??? That just goes to show that inspiration can strike anywhere…even good ol’ Wally World. Now, I thought Wal-Mart did away with their fabric department eons ago. Imagine my surprise when I popped [...]
For those of you that come here for anything other than to hear about my dog or the local wildlife, you might want to click away now. I’m sure some of you are saying to yourselves, “for the love of all that’s holy, Susan…pick up a paintbrush, refab some thrift store crap, or even whip out the glue gun but PLEASE no more Riley stories. Sorry [...]
It’s no secret that I love taking pictures of animals. Being a wildlife photographer in some exotic location would be my ultimate dream job. Just slightly above spy and swimsuit model. I kid. Next to Riley, my favorite subjects are the deer that frequent our property. You might remember this one from the spring. It’s one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. This little [...]
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