Monday, May 16, 2016

birthdays and blessings

A little happy birthday to myself.
Five years ago today I wrote my first post...


Yep.
It's my blog's birthday but more importantly...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

out and about...dash houston


While we were in Round Top a few weeks back
we noticed some signs for Dash Houston 
a bi-annual home decor market pop up shop.
We marked it on the calendar but as time got closer
the gang realized the only way we could go 
was on the afternoon of the designer only preview.
Everyone looked at me,
with the declaration that I was going to start a business of my own.
Its funny how the universe works sometimes.
You put it out there and, if it's meant to be,
things start falling into place.
Dash isn't the only reason but
it was like adding a few more logs to the fire...
I trucked on down to the county clerk's office,
filed the business paperwork I needed,
and bam...my dream became a reality.
{Thanks Sharon for patiently explaining to me 
the ins and outs of starting a business in the great state of Texas ;)
and to my sister Julie who advised me on tax implications...
I got my legal on and became "official" :)
So I emailed Dash then promptly held my breath
to see if they'd bar the door to newbie me.
Happily I got an email back: Access granted!
We were in!
When we arrived we were greeted at the door
with the offer of a glass of wine.
Right there I knew I'd found more of my tribe...

Monday, May 9, 2016

musings on a Monday

Hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day weekend.
Saturday was fantastic, yesterday not so much 
but let's not get into that.
Nope.
Let's focus on the positive...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

house in the 'hood

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary.
Fourteen years.
:)
It hasn't always been easy but it has definitely been worth it.
My husband is a gem, a treasure and honestly is better than I deserve.
In the spirit of gratitude and blessings of marriage and couple hood
I'm going to do a special house in the 'hood today...
a two for Thursday ;)
as in not one but two house in the 'hoods...

Friday, April 29, 2016

It's Friday and I'm in love...

Hope your week has been as productive as mine.
My dear friend and partner in DIY crime came over yesterday
and together we figured out how to hang wallpaper.
As in neither one of us had ever done it before.
If the adventures of Lucy and Ethel pop in your mind
as you read that, well, you wouldn't be too far off base.
At one point Rena was laying on her tummy on top of my washer.
I wanted so badly to grab my phone and take a quick pic
but meanwhile I found my elbow wedged between the wall and said washer
while the rest of my arm was glued to the wall.
Temporarily.
Rena was able to grab the long level and pry my arm free.
She is the lady to call for any and all DIY adventures I'm telling you.
Remember too that she's the one that plans gorgeous Greek weddings. :)
I think it turned out beautifully if I do say so myself...