Monday, December 31, 2012

The Big {Reveal}

For years I have been dreaming of having classes in the {CABIN}.
It's going to be a coupla years before that can happen, 
but dang it!  I want it to happen now!  So it's going to.
In a little building close by that will be transformed into a 
wonderful little space to get your ART on.
The teachers are phenomenal, the food will be yummy,
the projects are very, very cool, and we will have a time
that you will remember forever!!  (hopefully!)
If you want to find out more about it click on the button on the 
side--over there on the right--and it will tell you more.
WooHOO!!  I'm so excited!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Meet {Betty}

As you already know...I'm a sucker for things that have a history.
The other day against all of the *no you cannot go* going on in my mind,
I went to an estate sale.
The email said vintage...vintage...vintage...
how could I stay away???
I couldn't.
About two minutes in I knew I was in {Vintage Heaven}.
It's a real place...seriously.
The lady who owned the house was, along with her sister,
a Starlet in Hollywood back in the 30's and 40's.
The history was there and was tangible.
The house hadn't been touched since the 70's.
(think shag carpet and wood paneling)  
 I made my way through, found some cool stuff,
started my pile, and then I went downstairs.  
Think 70's entertainment lounge...oh yeah.
This lady had some parties.
I rounded the corner and saw Betty.

I instantly knew if she worked she was coming home with me.

She is perfect for the cabin that is yet to be.
(and is already furnished...wink, wink.)
The best thing...$40.
The last 50's fridge I had seen was $350
and covered in bat poop.
I think I tripped over myself running up the stairs
with that adrenaline rush you feel when you find
something {GOOD} running through my body.
You know that feeling, right??

I dragged the estate sale guy downstairs, we plugged her in,
he promised not to sell her for a couple of hours til we 
figured out if she worked and I went on my way.
Now to convince the man that I really NEEDED her for
my Christmas present.  It was a NEED for sure.
*big smile*

It only took me a few minutes and a promise
 that I would make sure
she worked and he was on board.
I went back two hours later, she was all cold and iced up
and 5 guys later (they had built a bar around her and she had to
be lifted up and over the bar and taken up some stairs. Thank you
to the family and friend, who totally think I'm nuts, for the help!)
she was on her way home.
Oh yeah baby.
So, why Betty you ask?  
Because I think the lady who lived here
was a little like Betty Draper.
A little glam, beautiful and maybe a little
bit on the bitchy side.
Hopefully, someday soon, we can have a cold
beverage and sit on the porch of the cabin
on a hot summer day and it will be because of {Betty}.

Friday, December 28, 2012


It's almost here...2013!  

I've never picked a word of the year,
just haven't gotten into that whole thing.
There are usually too many words 
swirling and twirling around in my noggin.

This year, however, I have chosen a word.
There are things I've wanted to do for a while now.
Things that are going to happen and even
if it isn't exactly what I had in mind, I'm going for it.

I'm working out the new blog for the coming year.
Can't includes one of my very favorite 
Artists and her pictures are A.MaZinG.
Seriously, they speak to my very soul.
Wow, that was a bit dramatic...sorry.
But it's oh so true.
(and I am a little dramatic by nature)

I'm going to get to help with a conference
that is near and dear to my heart and I am 
sooo {EXCITED} I can't stand it. 

AND to top it all off I get to go do a little stint
on My Craft Channel sometime soon.
Very cool. 

So, I am looking forward to this new year.
It's been a while since I could say that.
The last couple of years have been HARD
for this girl but blue skies are ahead.
I can feel good things coming my way.

Stay tuned for a big announcement about 
one of my goals I hope to achieve...

Happy New Year!