Can you ever REALLY have enough tote bags? Negative. Nada. No. I mean, everybody’s got stuff to tote. Today is chilly and drizzly here in the windy city and I’m still not allowed to drive. Perfect day to sew a new tote bag for summer. Gathered my supplies and my helper… Her job is to push the pedal. kidding. And to obliterate all scraps of [...]
Over the winter, this is what our kitchen table looked like Those metal chairs were a dumb, dumb, dumb decision. I needed side chairs in a pinch and the price was right, but I knew from the get-go that they weren’t working. So I finally did something about it. Isn’t that SO much better? Now before you go thinking it’s all sunshine and lollipops, let [...]
This tutorial is not going to win any awards or set any pinterest records. The ipad photos are low-quality and there aren’t any step by step photos. Boy, I’m really selling it aren’t I? You pumped? Hang in there with me for a sec… In spite of the low-buck production, I think it could be useful to someone. Back in March, we went to Alabama [...]
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 email@example.com 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 [...]
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