Friday, April 29, 2011


it's time to move on, kids.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

smooth move

I'm planning a dinner with a few friends on Friday night, so I was browsing Real Simple for recipe ideas. Some of their smoothies caught my eye and now I'm hungry!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Video Craft Tutorial: No Sew Hair Bow

I've been making an absurd amount of hair bows lately.....

so I decided to make a craft tutorial as I made one, to show you how it's done!  It's super easy and only takes about 5 minutes per bow.  I hope you enjoy!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

as a present for my husband, I experimented with my camera & mac and made my first stop motion animation.  I am planning on making more of these in the future... they will hopefully get better as time goes on.  I hope you enjoy!


Sunday, January 9, 2011


I'm currently swooning over the following things on Etsy, just sitting and waiting on the day to make them mine:


Thursday, December 30, 2010

not a fashionista

first of all, let me say that I am NOT a fashionista.  I do not, nor will I ever, pretend to think for one second that I am fashionable.  I like to wear clothes that I think are cute and do a somewhat decent job at hiding my chub.

today was just the first day in a long time that I woke up not feeling like absolutely death, so I wanted to get cute and take a picture with my new camera (a Canon rebel, Christmas gift from my husband, xox), and put it on my blog.  so here it is.

bib necklace-autumnart

I gave serious thought about posting outfits on my blog regularly.  I decided that no one really cares.  And they don't.  Nobody wants to see a 200 (or so) pound 21 year old throw together outfits in the dark composed of clothing she picked off clearance racks in the mall.  

But to end this on a positive note, tomorrow is New Year's Eve.  And I'm going to St. Louis, with my husband (and a couple of friends) and going to a casino.  Cheers to you all!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

an interesting find

I have admitted several times in blog interviews that my existence on Etsy is completely due to my husband.  When we were dating, he was searching for skeleton key jewelry and discovered Etsy through google.  He bought me a handmade Alice in Wonderland necklace for my birthday that year (from a shop that is now closed)... and we have fallen in love with the site ever since.

As I was browsing the treasury today, I noticed this lovely ring:

I immediately needed to see more from this shop.  So I click over.... and discovered that the shop name is  HouseThatCrowBuilt.  I thought this was special because our last name is Crowe, and we are infatuated with skeleton keys.  My husband even has a skeleton key tattoo.  (mine is coming soon)  

This shop is filled with amazing things, but I just thought I would share a few more skeleton keys: